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Originally posted by die_another_day
Shhh don't complain about Israel
the jews will bring up the holocaust and call you a an antisemite
Originally posted by x2Strongx
Where are they getting this money? With the current national debt... how can we afford to keep sending aid to these countries?
Originally posted by Jim Scott
We aid Israel because they are the only democracy in the Middle East, thereby deserving the support of the largest democracy on Earth. The aid largely goes to fund their purchases of our military weapons. Therefore, we aid ourselves.
Haiti, however, is not a purchaser of our military weapons. The aid to Haiti, $100 m, is in the form of sending aid; i.e., $100m in transports, foodstuffs, etc. We don't send them a check. A dollar goes a lot further in Haiti than it does in Israel, also.
Keep the money? Isolationism, the primary cause for WWI and WWII. Do you want that again?
[edit on 1/15/2010 by Jim Scott]
Originally posted by jerico65
Originally posted by Avenginggecko
Unless I misunderstood the point of the thread, this is about the huge disparity in the aid being given to Haiti. Israel doesn't need 30 billion dollars and yet they are getting a blank check for billions and our most powerful war machines. Haiti desperately needs aid and infrastructure to stabilize the country, reduce the extreme systemic poverty, help the injured, and rebuild from the destruction, yet they are only receiving a fraction of the amount of Israel.
They are getting 30B over the next 10 years. It's not a lump sum payment. Also, 75% of it will be spent on military aid from the US, so the money will be employing Americans. At least that the theory.
Also, why is it the responsiblity of the US to stablize Haiti? I mean, we went to Iraq to stablize that country, and it seems like everyone on ATS freaks and geeks over that. So, why Haiti and not Iraq?
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
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30bn to people with low population and national healthcare to subsizide a militarized country setting up an apartheid?
I cannot believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Notice how 30BILLION to ISRAEL DID NOT MAKE MSN