posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Jeffrey Dahmer
They help the nations they have destroyed, solve the problems they have created.
I guess it's only fair.
You want cynical, there I am
Looks like somebody has built an imaginary home for his cynicism. We help many nations. With the exception of Iraq, a war which I am just as against
as anybody, what nations did we destroy? Afghanistan?
That country was destroyed long before we went in, all they knew was war. Hopefully that
will no longer be the case, and the Afghan people will have a chance for a peaceful existence, we didn't cause their problems but we may have solved
them, time will tell. Again I ask, other than Iraq, which nations have we destroyed? And do you have any reference to provide that we only give aid
assistance to Iraq? Please give me some examples to back your claim that we only "help the nations they have destroyed, solve the problems they have
... but indeed, as I was saying and my point stand. The U.S ain't doing nothing, absolutely nothing good in the world...
And again, you're dead wrong. Your point stands in a steaming pile of.......cynicism.
What did you do for Haïti?
The U.S. Government, through USAID, has been Haiti's largest donor of foreign assistance over the past several years. From 1995 to 2003, USAID
provided a total of $810 million in bilateral assistance to Haiti. Over the past decade, we have provided humanitarian relief, built democratic
institutions and promoted economic growth.
USAID recently increased its assistance to Haiti from $52 million to $131 million, which will be used to support the reconstruction priorities of the
IGOH. USAID funding will be used to create jobs, implement justice reform, increase the capacity of Haiti to hold free and fair elections, improve
public health and education, provide humanitarian and disaster assistance, and support IGOH ministries with emergency electricity and sanitation
needs, anti-corruption efforts, and port rehabilitation activities.
For the Tsunami?
The United States will increase its aid pledge from $35 million to $350 million to help victims of the tsunamis in south Asia, CNN has learned.
Add private donors:
From antibiotics to clothes to cash lots of it U.S.-based relief groups report an overwhelming response from donors moved by the devastation of the
Indian Ocean tsunami, with more than $200 million raised as of Tuesday. One charity said online pledges were coming in at the rate of $100,000 an
But we weren't done yet:
Private U.S. Aid to Tsunami Victims Tops $1 Billion
Fact of the Day
Private philanthropic donations from American donors to tsunami victims in Southeast Asia have exceeded $1 billion. U.S. nonprofit and NGO relief
organizations have received gifts and disaster relief reserve funds of about $1.059 billion from individuals, foundations and corporations, according
to a report compiled by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. More than $900 million of those funds are from cash contributions, and an
additional $117 million from in-kind gifts such as medical supplies, food, blankets, and relief services. These figures do not include any aid
delivered or offered by the U.S. government.
Source: Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University
I wasn't able to find the end numbers, if they have even stopped donating yet.
Now, let's look at Canada's tsunami aid:
April 21, 2005
In the aftermath of the Indonesian tsunami, the Canadian government and ordinary citizens donated nearly $425 million to the relief effort. But as of
yet, none of the money has been dispersed, and a man at the center of the controversy, Maurice Strong, is also implicated in the Oil for Food scandal.
Canada Free Press reports (via Peter Herberg):
Even as the association of Canadian Maurice Strong with "Koreagate Man" Tungsun Park was coming under world limelight, Sri Lankans were starting to
demand answers about where the $425 million promised by Canada to tsunami victims is.
Four months after the tsunami hit, Sri Lankans still don’t have their money. Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin rushed to the scene for a weeklong
photo op. Generous Canadians donated record amounts of money on line.
The Canadian government promised to match dollar for dollar, donations from the public.
But the promised mega millions never arrived.
Compared to Canada, you sent em sugarless candybar.
A sugarless candybar appears to be more than Canada sent.
You say "the U.S ain't doing nothing, absolutely nothing good in the world"?
Feeling a case of the wrongs coming on yet?
[edit on 28-4-2005 by 27jd]