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What Sequester?: U.S. Quietly Unlocks $500 Million in Foreign Aid for Palestinians

What Sequester?: U.S. Quietly Unlocks $500 Million in Foreign Aid for Palestinians

State Department spokeswoman Nuland says aid money frozen by Congress for months freed up as PA faces worst economic crisis in years

AFP
Published: 03.23.13 | 12:03 | Israel News

The United States has quietly unblocked almost $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority which had been frozen by Congress for months, a top US official said Friday.

The news that the funds had finally been freed up came after US President Barack Obama met top Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a landmark visit to Israel and the West Bank earlier this week.

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Sea Oyster? What Sea Oyster? Tastes good. Have a piece.

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T.E. Lawrence of Arabia would like a word w/ you, Sir.

Lawrence of Arabia - officers' bar scene, 1962. 4 minutes.

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Lawrence of Arabia II ~ The Sequester! ~ Mount up. We ride!

Initial Contacts with the British
Before World War I, Transjordan was not a single administrative entity. It was a collection of Vilayets and Sanjuks of the Ottoman empire. It was generally a quiet region of the Ottoman empire with little economic activity to support a substantial population. Britain's first political concern with the area was as late as the 1830's and only then as a result of French diplomacy. Mohammed Ali of Egypt temporarily displaced Ottoman rule in the area with the tacit agreement of the French. The French used Ottoman treatment of christians in the holy lands as an excuse to extend their influence over the area. However, Britain and Russia came to the diplomatic rescue of the Ottomans and compelled Mohammed Ali to withdraw from the area. Partly to placate the French, special agreement was made with the Ottomans to allow the French to protect Catholic citizens and the Russians to protect Orthodox citizens of the Ottoman empire. British (and other European) citizens in the area were granted extraterritorial legal status. However, with the exception of this incident, British involvement in the area was extremely limited throughout the nineteenth century.

At the turn of the century it was clear that the Ottomans were beginning to draw closer to the Germans and the triple alliance. This was unsettling to the British who were continuously concerned with securing the communication routes to the Indian subcontinent. The British held the Suez canal and had entered into protectorate agreements with many Arab leaders in the gulf. Consequently, they began to attach strategic importance to this part of the world. Meanwhile, The Germans had funded and built the Hijaz railway line that went from Damascus to Medina and passed through the lands that would become the Transjordan. Economic activity increased slightly as a result, but so did the number of Ottoman troops stationed to protect the line. The local arabs despised the Ottoman overlords and regarded them as little more than hostile soldiers of occupation. With the outbreak of war, it was not difficult to persuade some of these Arabs to rise up and fight the Ottoman rulers.

The job of persuading them to do so was left to the British High Commissioner in Egypt, Sir Henry McMahon. He had entered into correspondence with the Sharif of Mecca; the Hashemite King Hussein. This correspondence seemed to promise the Arabs their own state stretching from Damascus to the Arabian peninsular in return for fighting the Ottomans. However, not only was the correspondence deliberately imprecise but a number of Arabs and tribes were themselves ill disposed towards the Hashemite dynasty. Despite these problems, the Sharif of Mecca formally declared a revolt against Ottoman rule in 1916. Britain provided supplies and money for the Arab forces led by Abdullah and Faisal. British military advisers were also detailed from Cairo to assist the Arab army that the brothers were organizing. Of these advisers, T.E. Lawrence was to become the best known. Known as "Lawrence of Arabia!"

Lawrence of Arabia II ~ The Sequester! ~ Mount up. We ride!


Transjordan was first and foremost a strategic outpost of the British empire....

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Great news! The economic crisis in America is over!

Posted @ Linked Site: The US government has decided that instead of repairing roads and bridges, upgrading hospitals and schools, building prisons (of which there are never enough of), the American taxpayer is going to present another 500 MILLION DOLLAR one-way handout... - A, Belgium

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Its getting very fcuking old funding both sides of every

conflict. We should not be funding Israel OR the Palestinian Authority but I'd side with the Palestinian Authority in this mess. It totally SUCKS that MOST of the weapons are from US Mfgrs and they are all purchased using US Taxpayer money via foreign aid and foreign military sales subsidies.

How about asking the American people before handing out all this god damn money??? Asshats...

DENY CONSENT! WITHDRAW ALL MONEY FROM BANKS! IGNORE THE RULERS!

Have people forgotten?

Have people forgotten that the PA is a crime syndicate?

Feel empathy toward the unfortunate Palestinian who recently became enslaved by UN "permission" to call her home a nation state. It is merely part of the script for wrangling humanity toward one-world totalitarianism.

"We demand it!"

Sequester? We send Food Stamps & Aid ...Your Return Postage Paid

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