Posts Tagged ‘aid’

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It’s now all-bullshit all the time.

Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt

The Venezuelan government has an entirely rational reason to suspect the US would use humanitarian aid as a cover to smuggle in weapons to foment armed conflict: The person running quarterback for Trump on the current Venezuela operation, Elliot Abrams, literally did just that 30 years ago.

From the first two paragraphs (emphasis added) of a 1987AP/New York Times article on Elliott Abrams, “Abrams Denies Wrongdoing in Shipping Arms to Contras” (8/17/87—h/t Kevin Gosztola):

Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams has defended his role in authorizing the shipment of weapons on a humanitarian aid flight to Nicaraguan rebels, saying the operation was ”strictly by the book.”

Mr. Abrams spoke at a news conference Saturday in response to statements by Robert Duemling, former head of the State Department’s Nicaraguan humanitarian assistance office, who said he had twice ordered planes to shuttle weapons for the Contras on aid planes at Mr. Abrams’ direction in early 1986.

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Help Abby Martin get Empire Files back on the air.

PATREON: Empire Files is creating radical investigative journalism

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The Iranians rounded up and arrested the Al Qaeda cells on their territory, and never gave them any aid.

Translated Doc Debunks Narrative of Al Qaeda-Iran ‘Alliance’

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TEN DAYS after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the Pentagon admits it is “accelerating” its half-assed response. This is similar to the Katrina sham a decade ago.

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

— Forty-five percent of customers have access to drinking water. Ninety-five percent of customers remain without power; power has been restored to San Juan airport and marine terminals.

Syrian rebels march during a demonstration in Idlib

ACTS OF WAR.

This isn’t really a revelation, but the mainstream news is admitting that Israeli money goes to pay insurgents salaries and buy ammunition (for four years).

Israel Gives Secret Aid to Syrian Rebels

 

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Save a Rhino

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83 Senators Demand Obama Boost Aid To Israel
Bleeding the host dry.

Just a week ago Israeli officials confirmed that President Obama had offered a $40 billion proposal to cover the next 10 years, but that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to accept it, seeking more.

Tell me again why this charade goes on when US children can’t have clean drinking water and many go hungry and homeless?