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Trump Just Took Back Another $45 Million Obama Was Sending to Terrorists
Conservative Tribune ^ | 1/20/2017 | V Saxena

Posted on 01/21/2018 7:56:26 AM PST by Signalman

When President Donald Trump suggested on Twitter earlier this month that he might cut off aid to the terror-affiliated Palestinians, whom former President Barack Obama had coddled like children, he meant every word of it — and more.

This week the State Department announced it intends to not only withhold $45 million in aid to the Palestinians, but also an additional “$65 million it had planned to pay the U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians,” according to Reuters.

That agency is the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

Below is Trump’s original tweet:

It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018

As a reminder, in 2015 alone the Obama administration gave UNRWA a whopping $380 million, $20 million of which went toward “Gaza Recovery & Reconstruction,” according to its own financial records.

“At this time, we will not be providing that, but that does not mean — I want to make it clear — that does not mean that it will not be provided in the future,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said this week, referencing the $45 million originally meant for the Palestinians.

She appeared to be hinting that President Donald Trump might reconsider if and when the Palestinians stop behaving like spoiled children.

It would help too were the Palestinian Authority to stop treating convicted terrorists as martyrs. For instance, The Jerusalem Post notes that the PA “paid terrorists and their families over $347 million last year.”

“The PA pays terrorists who are sentenced to 20 years or more in prison — in other words, those who committed more severe crimes, and likely were involved in killing Israelis — five times that each month for the rest of their lives.”

Regarding the $65 million originally planned for UNRWA, Nauert demanded the agency be reformed and further called on other countries to help out as well.

“So we’re asking countries to do more,” she said. “Fundamentally, we just don’t believe that we have to be the chief donor to every organization around the world.”

Interestingly, other countries that were previously hesitant about pitching in have already begun sending money to UNRWA because of the Trump administration’s willingness to stand up for itself.

“Belgium on Wednesday pledged to allocate $23 million to UNRWA, the UN agency for ‘Palestinian refugees’, following the U.S. decision to cut by half the funding it provides to the agency,” Arutz Sheva revealed this week.

That said, some maintain that both the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA should be permanently defunded. UNRWA has previously been caught promoting antisemitism to impressionable children, while the Palestinians have likewise been busted engaging in every form of terrorism imaginable against the Israeli people.

These are neither our friends nor our allies, so why treat them otherwise, especially now that Barack Obama is out of office?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: palestinians; unitednations; unrwa
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1 posted on 01/21/2018 7:56:27 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Corrected date of article: 1/20/2018


2 posted on 01/21/2018 7:57:23 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman
Government shut down....so those checks can't be cut.

So sad

More WIN

3 posted on 01/21/2018 7:59:09 AM PST by spokeshave (FBI = Feral Bureau of Insurrection)
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To: Signalman

The payments should NOT be discontinued- just redirected to Israel.


4 posted on 01/21/2018 8:00:34 AM PST by matthew fuller (Updated tagline on order.)
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To: Signalman

Excellent. Given that they divert the money to pay their terrorists, we’ve basically been taking money from Americans to pay the Palestinians to kill Israelis. I say we use that money for our military.


5 posted on 01/21/2018 8:03:04 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: Signalman

The scum had been expecting this money every year....this small gesture sends shockwaves thru the UN and paliscum....he he he.


6 posted on 01/21/2018 8:03:21 AM PST by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocke)
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To: Signalman

The Art of the Deal in action....


7 posted on 01/21/2018 8:04:28 AM PST by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrites who pose as conservatives......;-))
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To: matthew fuller

The payments should NOT be discontinued- just redirected to Israel.

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Right on!

Obama must be very depressed with all DJT has done to reverse his treacherous moves.


8 posted on 01/21/2018 8:08:01 AM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Signalman

BIG WIN! Thanks President Trump.


9 posted on 01/21/2018 8:10:45 AM PST by GOPJ ( How dare Democrats put the country at risk for the sake of a bunch of illegals. Treason.)
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To: Signalman

Yay! Yippee! Maga!!!! End the damned Muslim murder gangs once and for all!!


10 posted on 01/21/2018 8:16:51 AM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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BIG WIN! Thanks President Trump.

It’s always the little things that count!


11 posted on 01/21/2018 8:21:49 AM PST by heshtesh
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To: Signalman

I wonder if Hamas has already spent the $1 billion that Obama gave them during his first year in office?


12 posted on 01/21/2018 8:24:14 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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“The payments should NOT be discontinued- just redirected to Israel.”

I am a strong supporter of Israel but there is no Constitutional authority for the Federal government to give US taxpayer money to foreign governments.

That money should be returned to the long suffering US taxpayer.

L


13 posted on 01/21/2018 8:33:09 AM PST by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Signalman

Not tired of WINNING!


14 posted on 01/21/2018 8:35:11 AM PST by FrogMom (Time marches on...)
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To: matthew fuller

I want the 9th circus of courts to be included in every shutdown. Proceed with deportations at light speed.


15 posted on 01/21/2018 8:37:44 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Signalman; Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

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16 posted on 01/21/2018 8:57:40 AM PST by bitt (We dont need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: matthew fuller

....respectfully, I disagree, this money should be applied directly to the debt in as big and public of a ceremony as possible!

I suggest half time at the Super Bowl !!!

Hopefully, that would start an endless string of similar payments in years to come.


17 posted on 01/21/2018 9:29:40 AM PST by Cen-Tejas
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To: Signalman

Spend the $45 million on something USEFUL: the Wall.


18 posted on 01/21/2018 9:56:35 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I fully support both of those ideas! We need to make this shutdown cost the dimms by deporting a certain number of DACAs every day of shutdown.


19 posted on 01/21/2018 10:29:21 AM PST by matthew fuller (Updated tagline on order.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I can support that as well.


20 posted on 01/21/2018 10:31:57 AM PST by matthew fuller (Updated tagline on order.)
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