Rome paid off enemies and it worked for a while until the enemies decided they wanted more and more or they would sack, rape pillage and
plunder....which they did anyway.
Hamas - $351 M, Yep I bet that goes along way to binding friendship or purchasing new weapons
Libya $1.45 B, Maybe we are funding all factions to see who comes out on top?
Egypt - $397 M, Think we backed the wrong horse last time....Maybe this time things will work better
Mexico - $622 M, They have wonderful resources just sorry corrupt leaders at every level
Russia - $380 M, Yep they need our help and money...B.S.
Haiti - $1.4 B, Looks good for the international bunch at the U.N. But that place will never be self sufficient.
Jordan - $463 M, Can we please keep our drone base here it won't take up to much room
Kenya - $816 M, Tourism must be off?
Sudan - $870 M, Another blocking of China?
Nigeria - $456 M, At least they have oil there and the religion of peace is killing people up north so maybe military aid ain't such a bad idea
Uganda - $451 M, same as above
Congo - $359 M, same as above
Ethiopia - $981 M, same as above
Pakistan - $2 B, IMO you reward your friends whom you trust....glad we trust them?
South Africa - $566 M, give me a frigging break!! They once were a power house of wealth...guess corruption can destroy any country
Senegal - $698 M, dunno
Mozambique - $404 M, dunno
Zambia - $331 M, they killed all the whites or drove them out and now are becoming a pawn to the highest bidder for they can not even feed themselves
Kazakhstan - $304 M, Probably just to piss Russia off
Iraq - $1.08 B, Training arms government and infrastructure....How is that process going?
Tanzania - $554 M, blog.usaid.gov...
The second Feed the Future progress report is out and is generating a lot of buzz about the initiative’s successes last year.
People are talking about big numbers like:
9 million households benefiting directly from Feed the Future investments
More than 7 million farmers applying new technologies or management practices
More than 12 million children under five reached by nutrition programs
Over $115 million in new private sector investment in the agricultural sector as a result of Feed the Future interventions
Remember some of the threads on ATS about Monsanto having the government in there back pocket or a more politically correct sentence would be the
government pushing GMO crops around the world? Hummm have to wonder..
Sorry maybe I am just in a dark mood but in my own country I see the need for job/apprentice type training for those who want to work. I see roads and
infrastructure breaking down to third world levels in different areas right in the good OLD USA. Russia once said we would give them the rope they
would use to hang us with....Oh sorry different times and they were mean back then......
those are certainly not all the aide dollars we are sending overseas...I do believe China has a smart approach (sometimes) if I understand what has
been printed about some of their policies. They build something and they own and manage it until they get their money back or purchase it out right.
Military spending is worse than buying a car. It only last a short time and is obsolete or broken in a few years...but yes it is all that stands
between a country and the invaders who are always close to a border.
Flame away..... just bugs the heck out of me some of the IMO waste and thinking that goes on with giving our aide dollars away.
Got rained out of Golf today so maybe that is why my pissed off meter is slightly pegged to red.....Also I have a Tokey Lizard (think very large gecko
that can scream) that has taken up residence at the farm and with it's calls (always 5 very loud) in the middle of the night is starting to make me
think about not being nice to mother natures prodigy. Wow feel better already! Guess typing and venting works for me....Excuse me that darn Tokey is
calling my name!
I think I will call the Tokey 'Marvin' because I knew a Marvin once that was always shooting his mouth off!!!.Who would think a darn lizard could bug
me so much; honestly he is as loud as a Rooster?.....He needs a girl friend
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