#SequesterThis – $500 Million For The Palestinians

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The folks at the White House say they can’t keep the place open to the public, ICE is releasing illegal aliens from detention, Congresswomen are saying their employees will starve, air traffic control towers are being closed, and school districts are warning of doom and gloom, but the government has $500 million to hand over to the Palestinians? You betcha!

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.

“To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money… and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters.

The Obama administration also notified Congress in late February that it was seeking a further $200 million to fund US Agency for International Development (USAID) programs for the Palestinians, she said. (Read More)

What has all of this foreign aid gotten us? The world still hates us, now more than ever, and and the middle east is still a ticking time bomb. Just look at the headlines on Drudge today:

 

 

Update: Linked by The Other McCain – thanks!