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U.S. Aid

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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:03 PM
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I believe in strong U.S. Aid to developing countries.
With restrictions,verification,and validation.

I would strongly urge the more investigative members
here to do some research and follow the money
regarding the recent activity (past 10 years) of the
behavior and money transfers that occurred.

This Agency was created under the guise of
freedom,democracy, and "The American Way".

Something else happened, along the way.
Corruption ruins everything.
Current Administration should clean this up and recap losses.
www.judicialwatch.org... el-money-to-mercenary-army-of-far-left-activists-in-albania/
Just ONE instance for example.
www.usaid.gov...

www.usaid.gov...
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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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Maybe the Clintons could run it. Ahem..



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:08 PM
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NOT..........a reply to: Plotus


I think there are countries deserving of IMMEDIATE aid, like Venezuela ...


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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

yes.
yes.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

First link fixed.

ETA: Wow, what a read.
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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:10 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

THX.
1138.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

Maybe they could "ruin" it.
SAAVY?



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I've never really been a big fan of the USA's foreign aid policies.

It's a smack to the face of every homeless person, hungry child, unassisted veteran, and struggling American citizen.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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From the JW site:

Judicial Watch today released 49 pages of new documents obtained from the U.S. Department of State about U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding for George Soros’s left-wing nonprofit organizations in Albania. The documents deal primarily with the activities of Soros’ top operative in Albania, Andri Dobrushi, the director of Open Society Foundation-Albania, who was actively engaged in channeling funding to what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls Soros’ “mercenary army.” The documents show U.S. grant money flowing through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that profess to promote “civil society,” while in fact attacking traditional, pro-American groups, governments and policies.


In an earlier document production connected to this lawsuit, Judicial Watch obtained 32 pages of records showing that the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a Soros-backed group that used the money to fund left-wing political activities in Albania. That included working with the country’s socialist government to push for highly controversial judicial “reform.” The records also detail how the Soros operation helped the State Department review grant applications from other groups for taxpayer funding. USAID funds were funneled to Soros’ left-wing Open Society Foundations in Albania, particularly the Soros operation efforts to give the socialist government greater control of the judiciary. USAID reportedly gave $9 million in 2016 to the “Justice for All” campaign, which is overseen by Soros’ “East West Management Institute.”


From the USAID link:

Thursday, February 21, 2019 So, we've been providing assistance to Venezuelan migrants for the last couple of years. Nearly 4 million Venezuelans have fled Maduro, fled the regime, fled the suffering. So, in that sense, the scale is almost unprecedented. This is the largest mass-migration event in Latin American history, forever. It's unprecedented in that sense.

The other part to it that makes it so different is it's man-made and regime-driven. This is not an earthquake. This is not a hurricane. This is not a tornado or a flood. This is one man and one regime imposing dictatorial rule, imposing suffering, and pain, on people. It's entirely man-made. It doesn't have to be. So, again, we're hopeful that the day is coming when it will all change, and we'll get new leadership, and a better future.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I've never understood people being so pro US aid abroad with our track record yet so against domestic aid. Not money for free, but focus at home.

Our aid abroad is proven to be more harmful than good in enough cases to draw skeptasim.

But we better prime the country....

Soumthins a happenen.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:18 PM
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That’s all well and good, but foreign aid isn’t for helping people.

Foreign aid is essentially a bribe to the dictator or oligarchic elite that rules the resource rich nation into the American sphere of influence. Said dictator will then award very lucrative contracts to US corporations whose executives and shareholders will profit greatly from the venture.

Down the line they’ll also be equally profitable infrastructure projects in the nation. Based around the new industry of course, why build a road from the village to the hospital when you can build one from the strip mine to the docks?

This is then funnelled into the campaign funds of whatever party agrees to provide more of these insidious schemes. As well as our good friend the tin pot dictator, whose army is conveniently in need of new weapons! Good thing he saved all that aid money so he can buy American!

And thus the cycle continues. Of course the people of the nation do not benefit at all, but that was never the intent.

It’s not just America who does this. China, the EU, they’re all as bad as each other in this regard.

You may ask what if Mr Dictator gets two different offers? Well then there we have the catalyst for a third world civil war.
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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

I understand and agree.
Fix our problems at home,
and then -offer- (that is the keyword) "help"
to others around the globe.

I think this is the attitude of the voting base
that won.

We as Americans and Human beings must not
forget to reach out a hand to those who ask
for our help. No strings attached.
It is a tough order,
under the divine light.

Blessings to you.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

We could just cut to the chase and say US aid is code word for US investment.

Only differentiating factor is uncle Sam writes the check instead of the private sector.

🤷‍♂️



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: JinMI

Impressive.
Thank You.
Follow it ==



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

Sadly, you are correct.
The pathway of funds
require more oversight.

U.S. AID meant well,
but it was hijacked
by corruption and special
interests.

Lets fix it and restore an
"oldy but goody".




posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:37 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I heard that hundreds of corrupt Puerto Rico officials squandered our dollars that were meant to rebuild everything after the 2 hurricanes in 2017.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:41 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

There's an old formula for exploiting an inferior indigenous population. It goes like this:

After you discover them, you send in the missionaries. People preaching peace and love and bringing food and medicine. This sounds great to the people back home.

Next, you have to bring in the military to protect the missionaries. Those ungrateful savages are attacking those selfless people who are only trying to help.

Things happen. There's a revolt against the old leadership. The new leadership is very "business friendly", and eventually everything is A-OK with this formerly backward nation. They even have a central bank to facilitate selling their natural resources for fiat currency.



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

That is more of a pessimistic
view than I can address.

Essentially you are saying that all
U.S.Aid and the people and taxpayers
who have participated have never sought
to help their fellow humankind at all.

I take great pain in your statement.

For even if there is truth to the amount
of help you can give to those who wish not
help themselves, I will stand by the fact
that The Citizens of The United States of America
have provided more aid to the People of Planet
Earth than any other in the History of Mankind.

Furthermore, we continue to do so.


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posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Yes. So is their corruption
any different from those
who have corrupted our
Foreign Aid?



posted on Feb, 21 2019 @ 11:57 PM
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I wrote something about this a while back. I think it still applies.

We need to treat this nation and our neighbors the same way we treat our home and our neighbors. In other words, we take care of home first. If my neighbors children are hungry I feel sorry for them and I want to help them. When my children have had enough, not necessarily all they want, but at least what they need, my neighbor is welcome to whatever is left. I will deliver it and feed his children myself if I have to. But I will not make my own children go hungry to feed someone else's. That does not fix a problem, it creates one. Now, instead of one family with hungry children, we have two. That is not an improvement.

If we don't take care of home first, we will soon no longer be in a position to offer aid to anyone and will instead be on the needing end of the transaction. I fear that other countries will never be as generous to us as we have been to them. Lets face facts. Many countries want nothing to do with us apart from taking whatever money we send them each year.

And for the life of me I have no understanding of why we send money to countries that are as economically sound, if not more so, than we are. That ranks right up there with shipping $150 Billion on pallets to Iran.




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