In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., America has given the people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”
Your taxpayer dollars at work – aiding and abetting, on top of the billions already given to enemies of the United States.
ISLAMABAD – The U.S. Senate approved legislation Thursday to triple civilian financial aid to Pakistan to $7.5 billion over five years, underscoring the country’s vital role in the war in Afghanistan and the broader fight against international terrorism.
Pakistan’s inconsistent role in the war on terrorism, however, was highlighted again Thursday when it became clear that despite claims to the contrary, Pakistani officials have not arrested Hafiz Saeed, the leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the banned group that is blamed for last year’s terrorist attack in Mumbai, India.
“He goes about anywhere he likes. There’s no restraint against him,” said A.K. Dogar, Saeed’s lawyer. “This is all misinformation. He is a free man.”
And the blank checks don’t stop there. After Libya secured the release of mass murdering Lockerbie terrorist bomber who killed 190 Americans (270 people in all) and held a nationwide celebration upon his return to Libya, supposedly against Obama’s advice, now Obama rewards the Qaddafi clan with cash.
The Obama Administration plans to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family, and U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants the grant withdrawn.
The money would be divided between two foundations run by the family of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. A $200,000 share is set to go to the Gadhafi Development Foundation, which is run by Gadhafi’s son, Saif, and another $200,000 are to go to Wa Attassimou, an organization run by Muammar Gadhafi’s daughter, Aisha.
Kirk says the grants should be withdrawn in light of the recent return to Libya of Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdel Baset Megrahi. The terminally ill prisoner was released from in Scotland on compassionate grounds, and got a hero’s welcome from Muammar Gadhafi and other Libyans upon his return.
Saif Gadhafi was involved in negotiating for Megrahi’s release, and accompanied him back to Libya.
The Gadhafi Development Foundation is described by the BBC as “a charity which tries to project a new and positive image of Libya.”
But Libya doesn’t need U.S. taxpayer money to improve their image. They already have paid shills like Obama- pals Thomas Friedman and Fareed Zakaria among other major U.S. media outlets that have been pimping Libya’s image in the U.S. since Gadhafi recruited the brother of U.S. intel chief and the media to do just that several years ago:
A memorandum by the Monitor Group, a consultant based in Cambridge, Mass., outlined a campaign to improve Libya’s image in the United States. The document, obtained by the opposition Libyan National Conference, described the targeting of key Americans, including siblings of top administration officials, to serve in effect as lobbyists for the Gadhafi regime.
Libyan sources said the plan, obtained from opposition elements in Tripoli, was implemented and journalists from leading U.S. publications as well as academics were invited to Libya in 2008, Middle East Newsline reported. They said some of the subsequent stories, which reflected Tripoli’s complaint over its relationship with the United States, were published in such newspapers as the New York Times and Washington Post.
In all, 12 people were flown to Libya from July 2006 through June 2007. They included former Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee chairman Richard Perle, historian Bernard Lewis, author Francis Fukayama as well as journalists Thomas Friedman and Fareed Zakaria.
Not only is America literally bankrupt, but to harken MLK Jr. again, the “bank of justice” appears to be bankrupt too.