In 2011, Obama demanded Congress give Libya $17 million in aid to help counter terrorism, improve their military and secure their borders. One month later Obama ordered an attack on Libya claiming Qaddafi was a dictator.
Obama then stated he wanted $120 million for Yemen in 2012 to promote democracy and human rights. And in 2015, Obama backed the Saudi war in Yemen. Technically, the War in Yemen invoked by Saudi Arabia and assisted by the US and UK is still not considered a war per se, it is instead referred to as an ‘Intervention” that has lasted 3 years. It’s all a word game.
The US backed coup in Ukraine during Obama’s tenancy, cost the US $5+ billion. Today, the Ukraine is an utter mess of destabilized factions amidst the rise of right wing Nazi’s.
Before we destroyed Syria, Assad was our friend and ally who gave our intelligence agencies valuable information. Syria has cost the US over $1 trillion.
Of course, lest we forget, this was the President given the Nobel Peace Prize that was determined before he even took office. We like, and then we don’t, and so we – destroy.
Today, a German NGO is wandering the Mediterranean trying to find someone, anyone, who will accept 230+ Libyan migrants picked up at sea. Germany doesn’t want them. Italy turned the boat away, as did Malta. Spain is brimming and refusing one more. The NGO claims that given the situation in Libya, since its destruction while ousting Qaddafi, taking the Libyans back to Libya would possibly violate human rights.
So the boat has nowhere to go and wanders aimlessly.
The goal of the NGO, Mission Lifeline, is for the EU to grant visa’s to anyone and everyone who wants to come to Europe – that is, if their country of origin is Africa or The Middle East.
So the humanitarian crisis of immigration and refugees that Europe so embraced and demanded – is now a war of sorts as reality sets in and the governments realize they made a grandiose boo-boo. And the Open Borders – are being Shut Down.
Oddly, many of those same governments, chastise Donald Trump for closing US borders, because well, its Trump.
The Mainstream EU government politicians do not have a flipping idea what they are doing! They simply do – as they are told – and then attempt to fix the mess – the way they are told.
Maybe they should take the refugees to Ukraine? Given they made such a glorifying success story of that coup.
And what happened to all that “Aid Money” that Obama so freely disbursed?
When Qaddafi was assassinated, he had wealth estimated at roughly $200 billion. He was three times more wealthy than the second richest in the world, Carlos Slim, who is now the first. Money held in some banks was seized by the various governments, including $37 billion in the US. Other banks simply kept the funds. And billions in gold that Qaddafi buried, have yet to be recovered – supposedly. While the UN wanted an accounting, it would seem many countries decided – no. And the UN said, “Okay.”
So if Qaddafi was worth $200 billion, why was the US giving Libya a dime?
Seems a bit convoluted unless the entire Libyan coup was designed to confiscate money.
And like most “Aid” to beleaguered countries by the US, Ukraine is no different with reports stating that the money is used to line the politician’s pockets. Of course finding actual news on Ukraine is not likely to be truthful given the only agency remaining since the coup is the Kiev Post which is virtually dictated by the new and improved President, Poroshenko. Chocolate Man. His wealth is estimated to be roughly $1.6 billion, an increase of about 60% since taking over as President.
So why do we give Ukraine money? Why don’t they invest in Poroshenko’s chocolate factory which is making beaucoup bucks? Instead, they are limping along with GDP growth of 2% (which is somewhat lower than it was before the coup), inflation nearing 14% (which was at ZERO for the previous two years before the coup) and raucus backstabbing throughout their government.
Tell me again why we give them money?
All this comes about after someone asked whether we were giving aid money to El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico given their export of migrants to the US? And the answer is yes, consider millions. We give money to a government that is considered corrupt enough that it’s citizens decide they must flee to the US and illegally enter so that the US can spend over $50,000 per child and immigrant in a detention center or a jail cell or on welfare.
Why do we give money to countries that don’t spend it on The People?
Unfortunately, Israel is not that much better:
Israel is the largest recipient of US aid – $3.77 billion annually.
Secular Jews in Israel make up 40-50% of the population.
Muslims make up 20% of the population.
20% of the population identify as Orthodox Jews.
Most PM’s in Israel’s past identified as ‘secular.
Most, if not not nearly all, of Hollywood’s Jewish population identify as – secular.
George Soros is quite definitively – Secular.
So tell me, why do we give them money? To counter the potential Muslim advances that could initiate from the Middle East, the same Middle East with which we trade trillions in weapons that could be used to decimate – Israel.
Okay, so now I understand. We are giving Israel money to buy weapons from us, so that they can arm them to fight against the countries in the Middle East whom we have armed and pose the greatest threat to WWIII, although they are a predominantly secular country that is comprised of ‘ethnic Jews’ and Muslims. Perhaps the point is to give a country Aid so that they put it in a US or UK bank that can subsequently be confiscated once we declare that country a threat and a coup is required so as to sanction the funds deposited.
But we don’t have a problem with The Swamp…