Another Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul's 'I told ya so' - moment: Israel-Palestine Conflict EditionSubmitted by AnCapMercenary on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:29
As per "Predictions in Due Time," it's that time again, to check back on his predictions...
As usual, The Remnant's Champ is correct:
Uploaded on Jan 3, 2012
This is Ron Paul's famous Predictions speech from April 24, 2002. This is the original video compiling recent images and video to give his speech a chilling effect.
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"I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at them in 5-10 years. Let's hope and pray that I'm wrong on all accounts. If so, I will be very pleased."
As Dr. Paul states, as featured in the video, 'we' ARE again, paying to fund both sides of the conflict. The following is by the commie The Nation mag's scribe, David Corn whom & whose opinions I generally can care LESS about, whose most recent propaganda-fame has been to proffer popcorn sessions watching intra-GOP bout by shiit-stirring neoCons & chiding Rand Paul into the fray, intentionally, in the following, he's merely citing what's always been known, as per John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hitman: Anglo-American NWO modeled "humanitarian aid" is nothing more than euphemism for no-bid corporatist contracts. Or as the Good Doc has always said: "'Foreign Aid' is stealing money from poor people in a rich country, then giving it to the rich in poor countries."
How America Finances the Destruction in Gaza—and the Cleanup
The US-subsidized Israeli military wreaks devastation, and a US-funded UN agency deals with the aftermath
by David Corn | Mother Jones | July 24, 2014
Image Credits: farshadebrahimi, Flickr
On Monday, Israeli warplanes fired 182 missiles into Gaza, Israeli ships launched 146 shells into the territory, and Israeli tanks shot 721 shells, with all these attacks striking 66 structures and killing 107 Palestinians (including 35 children), while Hamas launched 101 rockets toward Israel, and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed. That day, the State Department announced that the United States would be providing $47 million “to help address the humanitarian situation in Gaza.” A third of these funds would go to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is providing food, water, and shelter to tens of thousands of war-affected Palestinians in Gaza. So once again, US taxpayers are in an absurd place: They are partly paying for the Israeli military action in Gaza and funding the cleanup.
Each year, the United States gives Israel about $3.1 billion in military assistance, a commitment that stems from the 1978 Camp David accord that led to peace between Israel and Egypt. Those billions are roughly divided into two funding streams. About $800 million underwrites Israeli manufacturing of weaponry and military products. The rest finances what is essentially a gift card that the Israeli military uses to procure arms and military equipment from US military contractors. It can be safely assumed, says a US expert on aid to Israel, that all units of the Israel Defense Forces benefit from US assistance—and this obviously includes those units fighting in Gaza. So to a certain degree, the destruction in Gaza does have a made-in-the-USA stamp.
But at the same time, the US government is financing efforts to deal with the awful consequences of Israeli attacks. The UNWRA noted in a July 21 situation report that it is operating 67 shelters that are harboring more than 84,000 Palestinians. It is distributing food (in one day, nearly 55,000 tins of tuna and 16,000 loaves of bread), water, baby hygiene kits, blankets, and mattresses to these shelters. It is removing solid waste. It is running up to 21 health clinics, as security permits. The report notes that UNWRA’s shelters are overwhelmed with huge numbers of displaced Palestinians, adding: “The continuing conflict is having an impact on delivery of basic services. Despite a strong commitment from UNRWA sanitation staff, the Agency is struggling to maintain solid waste management operations in the context of ongoing escalations in violence and high numbers of [displaced persons] in shelters. This presents a potential serious public health risk.” The report also says the UNRWA is trying to educate children to leave unexploded ordnance alone.
If there is a "policy" at all, other than the obvious Ordo Ab Chao Hegelian Dialectic modus operandi of "Problem, Reaction, Solution," at least more econ-academically speaking, at least in terms of US "foreign aid" political discourse, this is nothing more than Frédéric Bastiat's the Broken Window Fallacy, manifested as fascist WarWhore-Keynesianism:
The Broken Window Fallacy
Uploaded on Jul 29, 2010
This short video explains one of the most persistent economic fallacies of our day.
Some notable past DP threads on the Broken Window Fallacy:
ADDENDUM 2: I always meant to put this, but some reason always never get around to it. But, for those curious to know, as to where his closing quotes in the "Predictions in Due Time" originate from, it's from his "Liberty Defined." God, I so love and respect this man!!
“Ideas are very important to the shaping of society. In fact, they are more powerful than bombings or armies or guns. And this is because ideas are capable of spreading without limit. They are behind all the choices we make. They can transform the world in a way that governments and armies cannot. Fighting for liberty with ideas makes more sense to me than fighting with guns or politics or political power. With ideas, we can make real change that lasts.” ― Ron Paul, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom