October 20, 2011, - 5:00 pm
Upon their release, HAMAS gave $2,000 and a Nokia X3 cellphone to each of the Islamic terrorist mass murderers in the Gilad Shalit trade. While it’s incredibly disgusting that HAMAS rewards terrorists with cash and other prizes like “The Price is Right” contestants, that’ not news. HAMAS always does crap like this. What should outrage you even more is where the money came from: your tax dollars.
Yes, that’s right. Your tax dollars given to HAMAS and Gaza is what financed the $2,000 (and probably the cellphones) to barbaric, mass murdering Muslims. Where else do you think the money came from? While it’s true that Syria and Iran both finance HAMAS, the fact is that the biggest financier of HAMAS is the United States government, which last year, gave $100 million to HAMAS and Gaza (and the West Bank) through USAID alone for Fiscal Year 2011. That’s in addition to other monies the U.S. gives HAMAS through UNRWA and other agencies. Money is a fungible good, and the money trickles (or rather, pours) into HAMAS and its various organizations in the form of “aid,” allowing HAMAS to spend it, or other money it would have used for aid, to pay terrorists. We don’t know where the money goes after that, other than to HAMAS coffers. The NGOs–the Non-Governmental Organizations–that are located in Gaza all work with HAMAS and distribute money and other forms of aid to HAMAS to hand out. Note the bags in the picture of the terrorists getting cellphones. They have photos of a boy reading books. This money and perhaps the phones were probably part of a program allegedly to teach Palestinian kids to read and learn technology. That’s the kind of fraud they pull.
Check out this USAID notice of government grants to Gaza for fiscal year 2011, below.
If you think the US is keeping track of every dollar from this $100 million or even a good chunk of it, you’re on crack. We don’t keep track, and what little “oversight” there is, is minimal and on the surface only. We know that the money goes to HAMAS. And we don’t have the guts to end it, but for a few Republicans, led by Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who are trying to stop this. They are opposed by most Jewish organizations, including the phony “pro-Israel” lobby, AIPAC, which always opposes cuts in US aid to Muslim nations, including those that eagerly host Islamic terrorist groups (which is all of them).
Also, note that Nokia apparently had no problem selling cellphones to Islamic terrorists and mass murderers. Anything for a buck, right? Even if Nokia sold the phones or gave them as some sort of aid to Palestinians and their kids, they–Nokia officials–knew the phones were going to HAMAS and helping to elevate HAMAS. Regardless, cellphones–which we know are often used to detonate Islamic terrorists’ bombs–are the last thing terrorists should be getting, no matter who is financing it.
So glad Ariel Sharon gave the Palestinians Gaza. Instead of Jews trying to live peacefully in their homes, the place is now populated by HAMAS giving out $2,000 and Nokia cellphones to Islamic terrorist mass murderers. What a wonderful “transformation.”
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