Diana West (thanks to Scaramouche) details how the dhimmis in the State Department are financing those who would destroy us.
Maybe it was that last $50 million that George W. Bush forked over to the Palestinian Authority in May that made the Gaza transfer between Israel and the PA this week so … What was Condoleezza Rice’s word for the lawless Palestinian stampede of looting and desecration that erupted after the Israeli withdrawal?
That is, something must have sweetened the deal to make Israeli-Palestinian coordination on this territorial handover so very … How did Ms. Rice describe the dynamic that led to the flags of jihad terrorism being hoisted into a sky darkened by burning synagogues?
Successful and effective? Not everyone’s first reaction, but maybe it all depends on what Ms. Rice was hoping for. The fact that burning synagogues failed even to singe the Secretary of State’s assessment of diplomatic success and effective statecraft is nothing less than chilling. But maybe it reflects our arrival at a cold, new reality that calls into question administration attitudes toward longstanding American motives and goals in the Middle East.
Since the Oslo “peace process” began in 1993, Palestinians have received more than $1.5 billion from the United States “” more aid, as the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out in August, than from any other single country. Not that other countries, mainly European ones, haven’t been generous. The Atlantic Monthly’s David Samuels tallied up post-Oslo P aid at $7 billion, estimating that as much as half of that money was siphoned off by Yasir Arafat and his cronies.
Still the bucks flow. This year alone, the Chronicle reported, the United States will double last year’s $275 million PA aid package, paying out $550 million (not including the $50 million handed out in May, as near as I can tell). In July, even as jihadis struck the London Underground, the Group of Eight countries couldn’t pile up money for the PA fast enough, agreeing by 2008 to present its government “” which by then could very well include landslide-elected terrorists from Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda, whatever “” with $9 billion.
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