Wasn't it Lenin who said that capitalists would sell you the rope you use to hang them? He might have had something there, only the thought should be applied to the anti-capitalists currently laying siege to our government.
It seems that, under the guise of "rebuilding," the visionaries in Washington are planning to bail out Hamas, Fatah, and the other terrorists in Gaza with nearly a billion dollars. According to Reuters:
The United States plans to offer more than $900 million to help rebuild Gaza after Israel's invasion and to strengthen the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, U.S. officials said on Monday. The money, which needs U.S. congressional approval, will be distributed through U.N. and other bodies and not via the militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, said one official.
The money won't go to Hamas. Riiiight. It will be distributed through the U.N. -- what could possibly go wrong? I mean, it's not like foreign aid has ever been hijacked by rogue dictators and authoritarian regimes, has it?
What are we trying to accomplish with this bailout? Are we trying to buy some goodwill over there? If that's our goal, we have the most naive and dangerous incompetents running the White House and the State Department since the Clinton and Carter administrations. You can almost hear the Palestinian terrorists laughing about how the U.S. is giving them money that (a) they will use against Israel and the U.S. or (b) will free up other money to be used against Israel and the U.S.
Our beloved visionaries are consistent at least. Just like our "bailout," they have no idea how the Hamas bailout will be spent. Reuters again:
Neither the United States nor Israel have direct contact with the Islamist Hamas movement which runs Gaza and remains formally committed to the destruction of the Jewish state.
The official said the pledge was a mix of money already earmarked for the Palestinians and some new funding. "The package is still shaping up," he said, when asked for specifics over how the money would be spent and a breakdown of old and new funding.
To recap: we are going to send nearly a billion dollars to "rebuild" an area controlled by terrorists committed to our destruction and the destruction of our most steadfast (and only true) ally in the Middle East, although we don't really know what the money is for.
God help us.