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Obama Sent Syria $195,000,000 Eid al-Fitr Gift (that's our tax money!!)

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posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 03:34 PM
reply to post by InFriNiTee

No matter who ends up in the White House, they will end up on the end of the puppet strings. IMO

It's a shame, but I believe that there is no way that will change. It will be the same status quo for many years to come.

I hope things will change. But, it is what it is.

posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 03:41 PM
Thats great, 195 million in food aid, while people and families in america starve...

Even better is the US stunning history of great delivery methods of food aid, usally goes to those in power and sold back to the people it supposed to help (Cough somalia)

Its not the US place, or Job, to do any of these things period.

As long as Americans go with out, NO countries should be receiving our aid, I don't care how much we need to bribe them for their good will (lets be plain thats what it is, otherwise we would be air dropping food and water on Sub-Saharan Africa on a daily basis)

No amount of mental gymnastics can make this OKAY, it never was okay, and it never will be.

We need to mind our own business and stop bleeding ourselves dry for countries that will just turn on us, something history has proven is the norm not the exception.
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posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 06:41 PM

reply to post by damwel

4 - We have Americans here who go to bed hungry at night. Millions of Americans. That $195,000,000 would have bought a lot of school breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for hungry AMERICANS.

Yeah but thats welfare and i thought welfare was evil ?

posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 10:24 PM
By the reactions in this thread I take it none of you know what a payoff looks like…

posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 10:41 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

That's actually not hundreds of billions, but almost 200 million. It's still not good at all.

posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 11:36 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

So far the US has sent over a billion dollars in non lethal & humanitarian aid to Syria, $1,349,779,031. God knows what was sent unofficially.

It's okay though, we can always just borrow more from China and of course we have the Federal Reserve on our side.


posted on Oct, 29 2013 @ 11:57 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

I just read an article today about Syria and turns out some are indeed starving, in this case Assad's forces are blocking aid to a rebel controlled town.

Syrians Are Now Eating Everything From Cats to Leaves to Survive

CAIRO - In a town that lies less than eight miles from the center of Damascus, Syrians are starving to death. Some children in Muadamiyah have resorted toeating leaves to survive, while a group of Muslim clerics alsoissued a fatwa that the consumption of dogs and cats was permissible for the area's residents. Meanwhile, videosshowing emaciated children's corpses continue to filter out -- victims of a siege by the Syrian regime that prevents the entry of either food or medical care.

In an article for Foreign Policy on Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the Syrian security forces' denial of humanitarian aid to places like Muadamiyah, calling on the world to "act quickly and decisively" to pressure the Assad regime to allow assistance to reach civilians. For some of the aid workers on the conflict's front lines, however, the United States and its allies have been all talk and no action.

But access to stricken areas isn't the only aspect of the Syrian humanitarian crisis - there also simply aren't enough resources to go around. The U.N.Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Planestimates that there are 6.8 million Syrians in need within the country, and requested $1.4 billion to provide for their needs in 2013. However, states have provided a mere 56 percent, or less than $800 million, of that funding request. The United Stateshas contributed by far the largest amount of any state to fulfilling the U.N. request.

Because of these conditions some Syrian civilains have been allowed to flee into no man's land during a cease fire. Yay, they get to flee with nothing but what they can carry and the shirts on their backs as the terrorists, FSA, and Assad's forces destroy every thing they use to call home.

Syrians Flee Besieged Damascus Suburb

Nearly 2,000 Syrians fled the war-ravaged Damascus district of Moadamiyeh Tuesday with the help of aid workers during a temporary cease-fire, a result of a rare agreement between government forces and rebels to avert a humanitarian crisis.

The evacuation was made possible after reports of starvation and disease in the western suburb triggered an international outcry. Moadamiyeh was also one of several areas hit by a chemical weapons attack in August that killed hundreds of people.

Desperate-looking men, women and children left the town, crossing over into no man's land. Some of the elderly and sick were carried by Red Crescent workers on stretchers. Men were lined up and searched by the Syrian military.

Akhil Iad, a government official at the scene, said the

Syrians Flee What Some Called the ‘City of Death’

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 01:07 AM
Everyone knows what Humanitarian Aid means…

and its not for the victims of this "aid"… the people of Syria. And it is not for the Government to defend against the "opposition" (theres that word too) . In other countries they are called insurgents.

Its for the outside trained and funded guerrilla fighters to further destabilize the country in preparation for the eventual demise of Assads government.

Given that the Humanitarian calls in the UN for a "Humanitarian corridor" and a no fly zone (only we fly zone) over Syria (like in Libya) have not born fruit, this is the only alternative.

One way or the other the plan has not changed.

Happy Holidays Syria

posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 10:52 PM


Russia has sent aid to Syria. Guess you couldn't spare the 30 seconds it took to see if that statement was true.

Russia sends 20 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria

Oh, wow. 20 whole tons? That sure was big of them. The grand total, in the article you provided was 126 tons of freebies over a span of over 7 months. That's about 1200 pounds of free eats a day from Russia.

Most large food kitchens turn that out on a slow Tuesday.

posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 05:04 AM
Doesn't sound like a gift to me, it sounds like a payment. Sort of a thanks for letting us stage our show in your country perhaps?

posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 05:25 AM
OP should be praised for allowing informed people to highlight :

Obama is not actually in charge but is just the Maitre D' at the Banquet of Democracy.

Money sent by humanitarian well wishers will then be spent on secret military hardware purchases with said well wishers in clandestine, off book arms deals, actually providing a better return to the economy than welfare.
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posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 07:15 AM
Obama, the best friend of a Radical Muslim...

Its almost like the first season of Homeland with Obama, is he, isn't he, well sadly yes he is...

Throwing the US public money at a religious war as some sort of present pretending its aid...

Boys and girls, your dear leader is a trojan horse..

posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 08:13 AM
Total aid to the syrian people, not sure if it is for pro-assad supporters as well or just MB, has been $1 billion since the crisis started. The last check was for $195 million. What hundreds of billions are you talking about?

posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 08:23 AM
It's part of the 'share the wealth' mantra.
The socalled leaders play golf together - so long as war doesn't affect them it's all one big country club.
here's a horrible thought - leaders want war - they should go lead the war.

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