It is important that we all understand where our foreign aid dollars are spent. Most are wasted on corrupt governments with little to no money reaching the people in need. There are many examples of this and here is the latest.
"Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has bested Hamas’ generosity and is honoring freed terrorists with a $5,000 grant, partially funded by the United States and the European Union. Meanwhile, Hamas urges more kidnappings.
A PA law states that salaries "will be implemented... on the basis of available sources of funding," reported the Arab daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida last April. Abbas warned earlier this month that Washington's decision to suspend financial aid to the PA damages the "peace process."
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) noted at the time that “it is the contributions by the United States and other foreign donors to the PA general budget that facilitates the payment of monthly salaries to the
Palestinian Authority Prisoners Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqi stated at the end of last week that Abbas would pay the grant to hundreds of the freed terrorists and security prisoners, more than the $2000
grant announced by de facto Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.
He did not immediately state the amount of the grant, but Israel state radio reports had estimated it at more than the usual amount of double the $860 monthly salaries paid to military personnel.
Abbas has frequently stated that the PA cannot pay monthly salaries without foreign aid.
The grants to terrorists also contradict Abbas' commitments not to encourage terror.
Meanwhile, Hamas continues to urge more kidnappings of Israeli soldiers as bargaining chips to force the freeing of approximately 5,000 Arab security prisoners and terrorists still in Israeli prisons."
So now we are paying the salary of murderers and terrorists. This is on top of aid to the Transitional Council in Libya which have direct and indisputable links to Al-Queda that will lead Libya to the establishment of an Radical Islamic State. Then there is the Egyptians with Muslim Brotherhood as the leading political party. We are pouring a massive amount of aid in to that pit as well.
Does anyone see a pattern here? Should we be sending billions of $$$ in foreign aid to terrorists and the countries that harbor them?
We need to put maximum pressure on everyone to suspend funding to the very people sworn to kill us. The time has come for accountability that will fly in the face of failing governments including our own.
Here is the link to the State Department Foreign Assistance Dashboard. You can use the drop down box to research the foreign aid distributed to any country in the world. It's really pretty cool for all of the data junkies out there. http://foreignassistance.gov/CountryIntro.aspx Believe it or not we are sending foreign aid to China. If it were not so infuriating it would be almost funny.
So how do we get the attention of the people holding the purse strings? There are dozens of petitions out there regarding these issues and others. Are petitions really effective?
Petitions are easy to file away and forget. What gets attention are those who take the time and effort to make a personal contact. That shows commitment. Who do you contact?
Go directly to the upper level bureaucrats in charge of dispersing the funds and the legislators on the committees in Congress responsible for the budget appropriation.
If you think we are being taken to the "cleaners" by our government's continued funding of Terrorists and State sponsored Terror Governments then contact the people below. Let them hear from you! What they are hearing from these Governments and this Administration is false, a lie, and needs to be called out. That's where we come in! Call often!
Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance
U.S. Department of State
Deputy Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Robert H. Goldberg 5923
Chief Operating Officer Wade Warren, Acting 5480
Personal Assistant to the Deputy Director Christy Roman 5923
Executive Assistant Jennifer Wicks 5927
Managing Director Khushali Shah 5480
Senior Advisor Karen Simpson 5480
Tel: (202) 647-2527
Fax: (202) 647-2529
Hillary Clinton 202-647-5291 (don't waste your time..just FYI)
US House Committee on Foreign Affairs (just click on the names of the committee members)
US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (just click on the names of the committee members) http://foreign.senate.gov/