Strip away all the niceties and this is the core of the Palestinian Authority, a collection of militias funded by the United States and the European Union. Social services for supporters of the militias, construction contracts for friends of the militias and finally incitement and hate in its media apparatus. The only practical difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas is that the former is directly funded by the United States and the latter is only indirectly funded.
Obama’s 192 million dollar payout is only the beginning. 88.6 million dollars had already been released in March and we haven’t seen the last of the waivers either. This isn’t the first time that Obama has used a national security waiver to bypass certification procedures in order to extract American taxpayer money for the Palestinian Authority. Since 2009 waivers have been used every year to sideline Congress and direct money without accountability to the Palestinian Authority.
The 192 million is just a piece of a larger puzzle. The United States is the single largest donor to the UNRWA, a United Nations agency concerned with only one group, Palestinian Arabs. And under Obama the amount of money that the United States plows into the UNRWA has increased dramatically. In 2007 the United States contributed 154 million dollars to the UNRWA. By 2009 the contribution had shot up to 268 million dollars. This year it’s projected to be around 232 million, but will likely be higher than that.
While Obama rushed to deliver the money to the Palestinian Authority, Arab League donors are as usual slow to pay up their own pledges. When American diplomats stop by Riyadh or Cairo, they immediately receive the usual formal lectures on how compellingly vital the Palestinian cause is to the Arab World, but it’s not compelling enough to get them to provide the aid that they promised. Hardly a year goes by when the Palestinian Authority doesn’t whine that its “Arab brothers” aren’t fulfilling their pledges.
But why should they? Let the infidels cover the salaries of the terrorist militias who keep the unelected leaders of the Authority in power with millions diverted into their international bank accounts. They aren’t interested in the people living in Gaza and the West Bank except as a means of destroying Israel. Under Bush, Arab donations picked up as American donations dropped off, but under Obama, they dropped off again, secure in the knowledge that the White House will generously see to the needs of the Authority and its murderous terror state.
At the Holocaust Museum, Obama said, “We must tell our children about how this evil was allowed to happen — because so many people succumbed to their darkest instincts, and because so many others stood silent.”
But Palestinian Authority television had another message for the children. “Our children are our glory and honor, they were created to be fertilizer for the land of Palestine, and for our pure land to be saturated with their blood.”
That is what Obama’s 192 million dollars is truly funding, the perpetuation of a culture of hate, a celebration of death and the pursuit of genocide.
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