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.
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.
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.
“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