More Aid to Syria? What about ‘U.S.’?

Not a problem folks! Nothing to see here or is there?

Not a problem folks! Nothing to see here or is there?

Since air traffic controllers were not furloughed, we can still 'fly' that $815 million to the Syrian people. No problem.

Since air traffic controllers were not furloughed, we can still ‘fly’ that $815 million to the Syrian people. No problem.

"My fellow Americans, the sequester affects you, not the people of Syria. So let me be perfectly clear, Syria will get almost $815 million in aid and somebody shut those moaning cancer patients up!"

“My fellow Americans, the sequester affects you, not the people of Syria. So let me be perfectly clear, Syria will get almost $815 million in aid and somebody shut those moaning cancer patients up!”


The Obama Administration announced that it would send an additional $300 million in aid to Syria bringing the total to nearly $815 million in aid since the conflict began.
source:http://www.worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/06/18/19018208-obama-announces-extra-300-million-in-aid-for-syrians-refugees?lite&oc…

Is not Syria in the ‘oil rich’ middle east? I ask because of this…
Saudi billionaire prince eyes world cities for mile-high tower

Would not the people of Saudi Arabia have an interest in coming to the aid of the Syrian people especially since….
Syria Is Now Saudi Arabia’s Problem
Qusayr is arguably the first battle in Syria to be completely sponsored by Saudi Arabia, marking the kingdom’s first foray outside its sphere of influence along the Jordanian border. Riyadh has now taken over Qatar’s role as the rebels’ primary patron: In one sense, the Saudis can also claim a victory in Qusayr, as they have successfully put various rebel forces under the command of their ally in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Chief of Staff Gen. Salim Idriss.
source:http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/06syria_is_now_saudi_arabias_problem
So, if a Saudi prince can throw money around looking to build a ‘mile-high’ tower, why not spend it on Syrian relief aid since the Saudis are already involved in the Syrian conflict?

I’m worth more than a measly $20bn, Saudi prince tells Forbes

Alwaleed bin Talal says he is worth at least $30bn
In that case, you definitely should have no problem in contributing aid to the people of Syria. Tell Obama that since the American people are going through sequestration where cutbacks are hurting seniors, Head Start education for children, funding for housing for the poor and homeless, cancer clinics have turned away thousands of patients, furloughs have begun for employees from the U.S. Park police to the EPA, we cannot afford to send aid to Syria. Oh, but we already have while our people are homeless, sick and dying. Since we are going through ‘austerity’ then how the hell can we aid any other country? We refuse to help the people here. What? We’ve got to look good to the rest of the world by showing how ‘benevolent we are to others’ while the people in this country suffer and die? And yet, just one Saudi Prince is upset that Forbes got his net worth wrong, he’s not worth a measly $20billion, he’s worth at least $30billion and yet the U.S. is over the fiscal cliff and drowning in debt. What the hell!!!!

Not to forget that FEMA denied an appeal for millions in aid to help West Texas recover from a fertilizer plant explosion.
source:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2013/06/18/why-did-fema-deny-funding-after-texas-fertilizer-explosion/

“We’ll be there even after the cameras leave and after the attention turns elsewhere,” Obama said during the memorial. “Your country will remain ever ready to help you recover and rebuild and reclaim your community.” Yeah, yeah, yeah, he’s all heart!
Sorry Texas, you’re not in Syria! Sorry cancer patients, you’re not in Syria! Sorry Head Start children, you’re not in Syria! Sorry, you seniors who are eligible for Meals-on-Wheels, you’re not in Syria! Sorry those of you who are concerned about the polluting of our environment, the EPA is not in Syria! Sorry…..never mind. I could go on and on and on. Middle eastern countries are too important not to help because after all, ‘thar’s oil in them thar countries, doncha know’!!!! Wake the hell up people of the U.S.! The sequester is affecting us, but it sure as hell ain’t affecting the Obama Administration’s agenda. Seems like they can pull millions out of their ass to fund what suits their own nefarious motives and agendas. Funding to help resolve the problems of the disenfranchised in the U.S.? Not so much!

©2013 Shelby I. Courtland

6 thoughts on “More Aid to Syria? What about ‘U.S.’?

    • Thank you! I have much empathy for the people of Syria, but there are millions of people suffering right here in the U.S. We have ‘homeless tent cities’ here that could rival a ‘refugee camp’. Where is their aid Obama? Where is their aid, congressional (mis)leaders?

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  1. If we continue to connect the dots, as you do so well Shelby, we may find that the “humanitarian” aid is far out shadowed by the military aid the POTUS has committed to give to the Syrian rebels. This will guarantee more human misery and suffering for thousands of more civilians. So, the “aid” for refugees is to ease the conscience for a problem that we (the U.S.) helped to create because we have been working at destabilizing any country in the Middle East that dares to be autonomous from the U.S. You’re right that it’s about oil and it’s also about empire building, while at home the empire crumbles.

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    • Hi Jeff! I already know that the ‘relief’ aid is just a smokescreen because Obama has sent our tax dollars to aid the rebels. Which ones? Who the hell knows! But Syrian rebels have already received U.S. taxpayer money and will likely receive much more. Some may be blind to what is really going on, but I ‘m certainly not one of them and obviously, neither are you!
      Thanks for your comment!

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      • I never doubted you Shelby. I tend to write in rhetorical terms because I’m never sure how much other readers know about a particular subject. It’s long past time to start investing our wealth and resources at home to rebuild our country’s infrastructure and support our most vulnerable citizens. Wishful thinking, I know…

        The questions you ask are important as every piece of information we get from the sold out media needs to be dissected, now more than ever. Thank you putting your voice out there and for your support over at my blog.

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