As the Obama Regime prepares to go to war against overwhelming public opposition to install radical Islamists affiliated with al Qaeda in power in Syria, here is how it is spending your money in the nearby Palestinian territories:
The Palestinian Authority is doling out millions of dollars in cash grants to convicted terrorists recently released from Israeli prisons in a program announced the same day as the P.A. accepted $148 million in the latest round of U.S. aid.
The authority announced Aug. 18 it would disburse $15 million in so-called “Dignified Life Grants” to more than 5,000 prisoners who had served more than five years in Israeli lockups, but had been recently released as a show of good faith by the Jewish state to bolster the Middle East peace process, according to Palestinian Media Watch.
The announcement came on the same day the State Department’s Michael Ratney, consulate general of the U.S. in Jerusalem, signed off on $148 million in aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, currently in the throes of a budget crisis.
Palestinians aren’t the only ones experiencing a budget crisis. At least their rulers aren’t spending money they don’t have.
Although the U.S. funnels about $400 million per year in aid to the authority, none of the money, by law, is supposed to go to terrorists or former terrorists.
This law is a fig leaf and a joke, because money is fungible. So long as the Palestinian Authority gives money to terrorists, if you give money to the P.A., you are giving it to terrorists. By extension, if you pay taxes to the federal government, you are giving money to terrorists.
On a tip from Bill T.