Control-P is inevitable when you give money you don’t have away on a regular basis. Obama just gave $100M to Jordan last week. via U.S. sends $12M in new aid for Syrian refugees – Washington Times.
The Obama administration is providing $12 million in new humanitarian assistance to help hundreds of thousands of displaced or suffering Syrian civilians as civil war continues to rage between rebels and the Assad regime.
The U.S. government will send the $12 million in aid to groups such as the international Red Cross and the U.N. refugee agency that are helping to provide food, water, medical supplies, clothing, hygiene kits and other humanitarian relief to those in need.
“After nearly 17 months of conflict, the humanitarian situation is dire and rapidly deteriorating,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement. “The United Nations estimates that over 1.5 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, over 1 million people are internally displaced, and more than 130,000 people have sought refuge in neighboring countries.”
Mr. Carney called on President Bashar Assad to let go of his tenuous grip on power and step aside and urged other countries around the globe to support a political transition in Syria.
“The quickest end to the bloodshed and suffering of the Syrian people is for Bashar al-Assad to recognize that the Syrian people will not allow him to continue in power, and to step aside to enable a peaceful political transition to a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the Syrian people,” Mr. Carney continued.
The additional aid brings the U.S. humanitarian relief total to $76 million since Syria’s conflict began last year, and it comes one day after reports of a secret order President Obama signed within the past few months giving the green light to U.S. support for Syrian rebels fighting against Mr. Assad’s military.
Knowing that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are among the rebels and “refugees”, is this not material support for terrorism? Obama-appointee Elana Kagan said so. In any event it is our tax dollars wasted on non-Americans while Americans struggle and are forced to live off the government dole (also our tax dollars). Vote them all out!
If you haven’t registered to vote you have a few days left to register (go here). If you have, find five to ten like-minded folks and ensure they are registered to vote and tell them to do the same. Before it’s too late.
Anyone who meets the citizenship and age requirements may call or go to their town or city halls and request a voter registration form, fill it out and submit it by Aug. 17 to be eligible to vote in the November election.
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