Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And now for a quick game of...

"Where is Your Tax Money Going?"

Now, of course, this is sort of a trick question - since the Great Generational Theft Act of 2009 assures that we will never really know the entire answer to that question.

But for the purposes of this post, the answer is: "Gaza"

U.S. plans "substantial" pledge at Gaza meeting

"The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday."

"Rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion"

You know, I'm having a bit of trouble with that part of the statement, but I can't seem to put my finger on exactly why.... maybe if they'd used a more "nuanced" phrasing - like:
"Israel's retaliatory strike in response to un-ending rocket attacks from Gaza"

... yeah, that might have worked...

Oh, and don't worry that nearly a Billion dollars of your money will go to buy more rockets, bullets and Semtex for cafe-bombers to slaughter Israeli children & grannies - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has already thought of that:

"The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official."
There, see? The U.N. will be distributing the $900MM of your tax-money!

Of course, I guess that means that Madame Clinton has somehow forgotten about how many of the Paletinian rocket attacks seem to have come
from U.N. facilities...

And, I suppose it also means that she's managed to overlook the ... issues ... that the U.N. has had with hanging onto aid 'Not Intended For Hamas' in the recent past...

And I'm sure that the U.N.'s history of supporting a "Middle East Without Israel" narrative wouldn't make their administation of $900MM in US tax-dollars in any way ... suspect... of course - right?

So there we are - nothing to see here, folks!

I'm sure that this re-stocking of the Palestinians isn't really just the Obama administration giving Israel something more 'immediate' to worry about than their (ahem)
larger concerns.

(apparently, the IAEA - they're UN too, no? - "missed" an additional 209kg of enriched uranium in Iran which means that, along with Pakistani-acquired tech, they can now make their own nuclear device to perch atop one of those new, farther-reaching missles they have)

- particularly given that Israel recently acquired a PM with... well... a spine?


Something to think about, next time you look at that ol' pay-stub and note the difference between the "Gross" and "After Tax" numbers.

- MuscleDaddy

3 comments:

  1. What do you expect from a terrorist sympathizer president?

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  2. Me?

    Nothing different - nothing better.

    I just try to keep too much of it from slipping past.

    The worst thing we can do is forget - next worst would be missing it in the first place.

    - MD

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  3. Oh, I'm sure all that money will go to buying unicorns for everyone and mood rings so that we can all stay totally mellow.

    In the new HopeChange era, no one would DARE use weapons on someone else, that would just wreck the massive buzz the left is getting from the drugs they must be doing.

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