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Old 07-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Obama to End US Embargo Against Syria

(IsraelNN.com) The United States has alerted Syrian diplomats that America has decided to lift various embargos against Syria, with more suspensions of embargos on the way.

Dr. Imad Mustafa, Syria's ambassador to Washington, told Syrian television Sunday that U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama has suspended several articles of the U.S. sanction against Syria, with more suspensions to come, according to Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132595

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US transfers $200 million in aid to Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank The United States has transferred $200 million to the Palestinian government to help ease a growing budget deficit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday.

Earlier this year, the Obama administration pledged $900 million in aid to the Palestinians, and the $200 million in budget support announced Friday are part of that sum. Clinton told Fayyad that the transfer of U.S. aid directly to his budget was an expression of confidence in his fiscal reforms.

"The ability of the United States to provide support directly to the Palestinian Authority is an indication of the bipartisan support for the effort to secure the peace in the Middle East, as well as for the fundamental reforms that the Palestinian Authority has undertaken," she said. "Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle worked closely with us to make this assistance possible."

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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So we can give money to Palenstinians but we can't work out our own freakin' economy?

I'll all for helping other countries and such but can we please focus on this place first, then worry about others?
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Hey, good idea. I'm glad we have enough spare cash laying around to hand $1 billion to a foreign country that hates us, while my own state is laying off thousands of teachers and letting prisoners out of jail early, and the county just cut the number of bus routes in half.

But who cares -- since it's the federal government, why not just pile it on top of the couple trillion they already wasted this year? Nobody ought to notice.
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Anti-Obama Rally in Jerusalem

(IsraelNN.com) For the first time in years, the nationalist camp will hold a large scale rally against United States policies vis--vis Israel.

“Not since the days of [U.S. Secretary of State Henry] Kissinger has there been such a protest against American policies,” said MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzaleh), chairman of the National Union party. “The pressure that Barack Hussein Obama is exerting against us to simply stop growing and stop living will not work.”

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So we can give money to Palenstinians but we can't work out our own freakin' economy?
C'mon now...terrorist groups have bills to pay and mouths to feed just like the rest of us...
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180 days in...we have 1280 left. How many things can this guy eff up in 4 years?

We're gonna find out...
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C'mon now...terrorist groups have bills to pay and mouths to feed just like the rest of us...
i guess you can file it under another bush failed policy... you know...the funding of terrorist

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President Bush has proposed a sixfold increase in aid to the Palestinians, including $150 million in direct cash transfers to the Palestinian Authority, in an effort to bolster the government in advance of a Middle East peace conference planned for later this month in Annapolis.

The $435 million in additional aid, on top of $77 million requested earlier this year, has attracted little notice in the president's $45.9 billion supplemental request last week to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But, if approved, it would constitute the administration's largest amount of direct aid to the Palestinian Authority. Previously, the administration had limited cash transfers to $50 million at a time.

The Bush administration largely cut off aid to the Palestinian government when the militant group Hamas unexpectedly won legislative elections in 2006. But earlier this year, a unity government deal between Hamas and its Fatah rivals collapsed. Hamas forcibly took over the Gaza Strip, leaving the Fatah-led government in charge of only the West Bank.
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The budget justification said the $150 million cash transfer would help the Palestinian government avert "an immediate fiscal crisis," while $130 million more in project assistance would help create "immediate employment opportunities" that would demonstrate "moderates can deliver jobs and provide hope for a better economic future."

An additional $40 million would be devoted to improving the administration of Palestinian ministries, $10 million would be used to provide security for experts overseeing the project assistance, $25 million is aimed at narcotics enforcement, and $25 million would be devoted to training Palestinian forces loyal to Abbas. Also, $20 million would be used to make "immediate improvements" in delivering health care at government clinics. The remaining $35 million would help refugees.
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What do you expect? We're sending money directly to Hamas...
We released a bunch of known USS Cole-bombing terrorists to Yemen right after Al-Queda said it plans on using Yemen as its terrorist training base...
We outlawed the OMG Barbaric practice of water-boarding because any person we may happen to question regarding terrorist activities around the world will play nice and tell us exactly what we want so long as we feed and clothe them and let them bow towards Mecca every day at 5pm...
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180 days in...we have 1280 left. How many things can this guy eff up in 4 years?

We're gonna find out...
I HOPE we are around find out, because we're just BEGGING for another hit on our Home soil. Does Obamarama actually think these guys are done? The World Trade Center was peanuts compared to what CAN be done to this Country. And we seem to be INVITING it
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180 days in...we have 1280 left. How many things can this guy eff up in 4 years?

We're gonna find out...
How long til the 2010 elections?
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