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Secretary of State John Kerry Threatens Cuts To Israel

Posted By Josh Rogin
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The State Department will have to stop humanitarian aid to millions of people, cut foreign assistance to Israel, and delay efforts to ramp up diplomatic security abroad after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, if sequestration goes into effect next month, according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

At the beginning of March, across-the-board cuts to all discretionary spending accounts will go into effect, based on the 2011 Budget Control Act and the failure of the "supercommittee" to agree upon discretionary budget cuts in 2012. Congressional appropriators are planning to reorganize those cuts when the continuing resolution that has been temporarily funding the government expires at the end of March, a GOP Congressman told The Cable.

Read more: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/02/15/kerry_war...




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CUT AID TO EVERYONE!!!

I would agree with Ron Paul on this one, that cutting aid to EVERYONE including Israel, would be the best most effectual thing to do!

I don't think countries should be giving other countries financial aid at all! Unless the financial aid is coming from those who have agreed to give it to them PRIVATELY!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

I only wish that were true.

I only wish that were true. If they are forced to cut they will probably cut social security payments and keep giving away money to other countries.

You nailed it Amc1953 - The will go after the programs we have..

...been forced to pay into all our lives while still giving away billions in foreign aid.

The rat bastards who won't touch foreign aid before going after Americans should be charged with treason and theft of the U.S. Treasury.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

i don't know if treason

is the appropriate charge. they owe you nothing. read the fine print.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/socsec/course/readings/301us619.htm

it's a tax.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Kerry Defends Obama Admin’s F-16 Gifts to Muslim Brotherhood

John Kerry Defends Obama Admin’s F-16 Gifts to Muslim Brotherhood-Ruled Egypt
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/24/john-kerry-defend...

I don't read the Blaze. I searched for "John Kerry support tanks and planes to egypt" and this was the 1st search result, lol.

“The fact that sometimes other countries elect someone you don’t agree with doesn’t give us permission to walk away,” Kerry said.

Pfff.. Who says we need anyone's permission to walk away?

As for the rest of you OoOoOoogling over Kerry's pretend threats on cuts to Israel, I submit you may have missed his real point! He is NOT threatening cuts to Israel. What he is actually saying is "AIPAC says if we do not avoid sequestration that it will mean cuts to Israel, and that is unacceptable to Likud, so, you USA.Gov are ordered to avoid sequestration so you can continue to make your regular payments to Israel."

I thought you would have caught the undertones in what he said. This comment is a huge bait to the Neocon Israel-firsters, to get them to cave in to the administration to avoid sequestration, OR ELSE ISRAEL IS DOOMED!!! OMG!!!

Get it now?

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All I can say is

GOOD!

I pray that they have the

I pray that they have the common sense to bring home any diplomats or soldiers that will be put at risk. Not to be used as cannon fodder to make a political point of how sequestration is bad in their eyes.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.
-Patrick Henry

All right!

John Kerry would be good for something!

Yep...

obummer is playing hardball and paying back Nut-n-yahoo for endorsing Rmoney.

Best News

I've heard all day.
A bankruptcy nation eventually must stop handing out billions of dollars to millions of people who aren't even U.S. citizens.

wow

i was thinking the same thing , is this article real ?? haha

best new i have heard today.

usaid is responsible for many deaths , the world would be better off without them and the criminal state of israel as well.

ok read the whole article,

"$200 million cut from humanitarian assistance, which would impact millions of disaster-stricken people$400 million cut from global health funding, hurting efforts to stop HIV/AIDs and child death

$500 million cut from global security accounts

$300 million cut from foreign military financing accounts, which could result in cuts to assistance to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan

$70 million cut from USAID operations accounts"

key words here buddy , "COULD" and 300 million

so the sequester which in no way will affect any money or jets we give israel by the way could cut 300 mil in foreign aid to countries.

newsflash buddy , we give , on record israel 3 billion bux a year, off record its more like 30 billion thats $30,000,000,000

its need to all be cut to ZERO!!!!

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

AIDS in Africa is largely a Myth

AIDS in Africa is way over-hyped. In fact, most so called AIDS patients in Africa are actually HIV negative. Three major medical journal articles documented this fact in the 90s.

The HIV rates are all based on estimates that come from extrapolations of test results from antenatal clinics to the rest of the population in each African nation. Pregnancy is a known cause of false positive results. Africans, the ones who are actually ill, are dying from the same old diseases they have always died from. Poverty, malnutrition, poor hygiene, and in more recent years, Western diets, undiagnosed diabetes, and pharmaceutical abuse. And of course the very meds touted as life savers are toxic for long term use. Often, toxicity arises with only short term use.

The population of South Africa is still increasing. Where are all the dead or sick South Africans? Do your own research. See for yourself. Even Rolling Stone had an article exposing this, about ten years ago. But there is way too much money invested in "the plague."

YEAH - QUICK RAISE MY TAXES SO I CAN GIVE IT TO ISRAEL.

HEY KERRY -

WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT I GIVE A DAMN about giving money to U.S.A.I.D. to give away more foreign aid???

THAT is the WRONG statement to be making in an attempt to garner support for stopping sequestration.

I say LET IT HAPPEN.

Sequestration may be the best thing that ever happens to us.

Otherwise it will be status quo - business as usual.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul