I can’t take credit for this as much of this is taken from
an article written by Scott Wheeler from The National Republican Trust
political action committee:
On June 9, President Obama announced a 400 million dollar
aid package to the West Bank and Gaza, which are currently two separate
entities; the West Bank under the control of Mahmoud Abbas, a moderate by
radical Islamic standards, Gaza is run by the democratically elected Islamic
Resistance Movement known otherwise as the terrorist group Hamas. Obama was
trying to be sneaky in announcing this “aid package” to Gaza with Abbas present
thus conflating the moderate with the radical terrorist group Hamas, a clear
attempt to avoid scrutiny of handing over American’s money directly to a
terrorist organization that has murdered American citizens. Whatever else you
can say about Obama, at least he never forgets his friends. Thanks to the
investigative work of Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs we know that in 2007
Obama’s campaign received over 30 thousand dollars in illegal donations from
Hamas controlled Gaza.
Curious is the timing of Obama’s announcement. Israel had
just taken action against ships attempting to break its blockade of Gaza, which
was put into place to stop the flow of weapons and war supplies that Hamas uses
to attack Israelis. And Obama joined the rest of the Islamic world in
condemning Israel for taking action to defend itself against terrorists who have
not only killed Americans and Israelis but have declared that it would drive
the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea.
Since 2001, the United States has listed Hamas as a
“Specifically Designated Global Terrorist” organization. The sanctions for
providing support for a SDGT are harsh.
Even the New York Times, which is as a rule sympathetic to
terrorists, stated “The details of how the aid would be used in Gaza remained
unclear. Nor was it immediately clear how Mr. Abbas, who has authority in the
West Bank but not in Gaza would be able to administer it.”
But, according to the Times, “White House officials said the
money would be spent on housing, schools, efforts to provide access to drinking
water and other health and infrastructure projects.” Of course, with Americans
providing all of their financial needs it frees up Hamas’ other money to buy
weapons and afford them more sophisticated means by which to smuggle them into
the strip, no more raggedy flotillas for these terrorists.
Obama also used the occasion to attack Israel’s blockade
“there should be some way of focusing narrowly on arms shipments rather than
focusing in a blanket way on stopping everything and then, in a piecemeal way,
allowing things into Gaza.” Even Obama himself acknowledges that supplies still
get to the Gazans, Israel just searches the incoming vessels to insure that the
cargo isn’t going to be used to kill people. Apparently Obama thinks there is
some other magical way to find the weapons among the “humanitarian supplies”
other than looking through them. Here’s a thought; how about you get no
supplies at all until you stop smuggling weapons and murdering innocent
The Times reports that international aid organizations
“working in Gaza have warned of growing hardship. Deprived of raw materials,
local industry has been severely damaged, and the Gaza economy has collapsed.”
This account seems to suggest that the poor Gazans have absolutely no control
over their situation, the fact is though that they went to the polls and freely
elected Hamas agents to run Gaza. These poor victims elected representatives
for themselves whose stated objective is to annihilate the Jews. But we should
feel sorry for them anyway, Obama and the liberals here tell us the most evil
crime in the world is racial discrimination and yet they take our money and
give it to people whose sole objective for their existence is to exterminate a
race of people. Welcome to Obama’s world.
It needs to be pointed out that despite attacks by Hamas,
Israel maintains an ongoing humanitarian corridor for the transfer of
perishable and staple food items to Gaza. This conduit is used by
internationally recognized organizations including the United Nations and the
Well over a million tons of humanitarian supplies entered
Gaza from Israel over the last 18 months equaling nearly a ton of aid for every
man, woman and child in Gaza. Millions of dollars worth of international food
aid continually flows through the Israeli humanitarian apparatus, ensuring that
there is no food shortage in Gaza.
Food and supplies are shipped from Israel to Gaza six days a
week. These items were channeled through aid organizations or via Gaza’s
Large quantities of essential food items like baby formula,
wheat, meat, dairy products and other perishables are transferred daily and
weekly to Gaza. Fertilizers that cannot be used to make explosives are shipped
into the Strip regularly, as are potato seeds, eggs for reproduction, bees, and
equipment for the flower industry.
In 2009 alone, more than 738,000 tons of food and supplies
entered Gaza. Pictures in local newspapers show local markets aplenty with
fruit, vegetables, cheese, spices, bread and meat to feed 1.4 million Gazans.
In the first quarter of 2010 (January-March), 94,500 tons of
supplies were transferred in 3,676 trucks to the Strip: 48,000 tons of food
products; 40,000 tons of wheat; 2,760 tons of rice; 1,987 tons of clothes and
footwear; 553 tons of milk powder and baby food.
In a typical week the IDF coordinates the transfer of
hundreds of trucks containing about 15,000 tons of supplies. During the week of
May 18, 2010 there were more than 100 truckloads of animal food, 65 trucks of
fruit and vegetables; 22 truckloads of sugar, some 27 truckloads of meat,
poultry and fish; and 40 trucks of dairy products. At holiday times, Israel
increases transfers. During the Muslim holy days of Ramadhan and Eid al-Adha,
Israel shipped some 11,000 heads of cattle into the Strip.
Yet all we hear from the media is how Israel is oppressing
the people in Gaza. How come we
don’t hear about how our federal government has, for decades, been “oppressing”
minorities here. After all, isn’t
the aid the Israelis send to Gaza the same as the aid that’s given here as free housing, food stamps, free medical care, free cell phones, free cars, unemployment,
federal grants for everything from education to electric wheelchairs, free job
training, etc., etc.?
Maybe we should all be “oppressed” like that.
Oh wait, isn’t that what’s coming?