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How many of our "Friends" are offering us foreign aid for Hurricane Sandy?

Hey Egypt, Pakistan, and all of you other countries that we pay billions of dollars to in foreign aid every year... Little Help here please?

I love how it's "Humanity" to help the poor in those countries with our foreign aid, but how even so many of those countries still hate us, and they would never even think of helping us out in a time of crisis.

Ron Paul is spot on when he has said:

Foreign aid is taking money from poor people in rich countries, and giving it to rich people in poor countries.

I wonder if anyone from Japan or Haiti have offered their assistance or donated.

America is a very charitable country... I'm not discounting the hearts of Americans that choose to donate to disaster relief in other countries either. True charity never fails, and you can't judge the heart. However, when money is taken from us by our government, it drives me a bit bonkers when other countries that we call "Friend" don't even offer to return the favor when we have a natural disaster, or for our attrocities.

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This is the aid we're getting?



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Yes, and my next question would be:

If a country does offer aid, does our government reject it, and/or even just reject it from certain countries all together?

Not sure, but I do remember many countries offering aid after

Katrina, specifically France offered a medical ship to dock in the Mississippi to assist with the injured since so many hospitals were closed. Holland offered engineering expertise to assist with improving flood protection. But the Feds turned them down.

Iran offered aid.


though I doubt our neocon nitwits will accept it; and, I am not holding my breath waiting to hear about any from Israel.

We're not exactly making a

We're not exactly making a lot of "friends" abroad, what with our drone strikes and bullying through our world reserve currency.

Here's an interesting article in relation to your post


At least Toyota donated $1 million to the Red Cross. Not much else though in the form of aid to us. Iran even offered to send a team to assist.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

After dealing with the Red Cross personally as a volunteer after

Katrina, I can say I will never, ever, never, ever - EVER give them the time of day, or a single penny - EVER.

The American Red Cross is nothing but a "make money" scheme. They are NOT a non-profit charity. Their main object is to write their own paychecks.

Always has been.

My uncle, who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day told us how the American Red Cross SOLD the gift packages Americans had contributed to the troops and this was back in 1944.

I agree 100%

But I give credit for the thought by Toyota. And also for the awesome Prius I own which means I don't have to worry about filling up my tank here in New York for another 2 weeks. No fist fights in gas lines for me.

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Good Question !

I just viewed a DVD on disaster help for the independent island nation of Samoa, after their September 2009 terrible Tsunami that killed 134 people. One family lost 13 family members !

The official Samoan list of aid contributors was very long, including China, Australia, USA, Japan, New Zealand, Iran, Holland, South Africa, Germany, Russia, Canada, European Union, Syria, Croatia, and many more.

Conspicuously absent, on the aid list was Israel !