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End Foreign Aid to Israel and Everyone Else

By Jacob G. Hornberger | FFF | August 20, 2019

Democratic Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are calling on the U.S. Congress to reevaluate U.S. foreign aid to the Israeli government. Their reason? Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, denied entry into Israel for the two of them, owing to their public support of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions movement, a global protest against the Israeli government’s longtime mistreatment of Palestinians.

Omar stated:

“We give Israel more than $3 [billion] in aid every year. This is predicated on them being an important ally in the region and the only democracy in the Middle East. But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy.”

Unfortunately, however, Omar and Tlaib, like the rest of their Democratic counterparts, just don’t get it. In fact, neither does their nemesis, President Trump, and his Republican cohorts. Not only should the U.S. government stop foreign aid to the Israeli regime, it should stop it for every other regime in the world.

For one thing, consider that the Trump administration is spending $1 trillion this year more than it is bringing in with taxes. The difference? He’s borrowing it, thereby adding another trillion dollars to the $22 trillion dollars in federal debt that is already hanging over American taxpayers.

In fact, just recently Trump and his Democratic cohorts in Congress struck a mutually beneficial deal in which they agree to lift the debt ceiling to permit them to saddle American taxpayers with even more debt and, even worse, agreed to extend the debt ceiling until after the presidential election so that it would not be an issue for either party.

What better place to slash spending than by ending U.S. foreign aid to every regime that is on the U.S. dole? Yet, not one single Democrat or Republican thinks on that level. They just want to use foreign aid as a way to force foreign regimes to bend to the will of the U.S. Empire.

After all, let’s face it: U.S. foreign aid has nothing to do with helping the “poor, needy, and disadvantaged” in foreign countries. Instead, it has everything to do with bribery, blackmail, and extortion. The money or military armaments (or both) is given to foreign regimes with the aim of making them dependent on U.S. foreign-aid largess, sort of like when a heroin dealer hands out free samples to prospective customers.

Then, once the regime becomes dependent on the dole, it is expected to do what the U.S. Empire wants it to do. If it refuses to do it, there is a threat of an immediate cutoff of its dole. That usually is enough to get the foreign regime in line, especially because many foreign officials use the money to line their pockets and Swiss bank accounts as well as those of their bureaucratic and military-intelligence cohorts within the regime.

A good example of this phenomenon occurred in 1990. Yemen, which was one of the Empire’s dole recipients, voted in the UN against the Empire’s request of the UN to authorize the use of military force to oust Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from power. U.S. Secretary of State James Baker told Yemeni officials that their vote would be the most expensive vote they had ever cast. The Empire then proceeded to cut off its foreign aid to Yemen.

If Netanyahu suddenly relented and permitted Omar and Tlaib to be allowed to enter Israel without restrictions, there is little doubt that the two congresswomen would cease calling for a reexamination of foreign aid to Israel. And even if they persisted in calling for such a reexamination, all that they would want to do is redirect the money to their favorite regimes.

The most important argument against foreign aid is the moral one. The Empire forcibly takes money from Americans — the people who have earned it — and gives it to foreign government officials, to whom it does not belong. Americans, like everyone else in the world, have the moral right to keep their own money and decide for themselves what to do with it.

Abolish foreign aid to Israel and to everyone else. It’s the morally right and fiscally responsible thing to do.

August 20, 2019 - Posted by | Corruption, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | ,

32 Comments »

  1. Good initiative. Only quibble is that aid to Israel is neither deserved on its Human Wrongs record, nor is it necessary to exact compliance with US diktats. It is the other way round: Israel dictates to US foreign policy. If Representatives do not vote for aid to Israel they are targeted. So it is a trick to unseat honest and brave congresswomen like Ilhan and Rashida. Remember, US attacks and Sanctions on Muslim countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria etc. are to ‘protect’ little Israel, letting its get away with criminal attacks on Palestinians, killing children, demolishing their homes, stealing their land and blockading their trade and aid. In short, the US is aiding a terrorist state and complicit in serial War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity. The US should be Sanctioned by the UN Security Council at which it has no right to vote on these issues, being a Party to the dispute (Art.27 (3).

    Comment by jbthring | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  2. End Foreign Aid to Israel

    What a concept as (((apparently))) America is quickly becoming a shithole. Even my beloved California, (((apparently))). But sure keep paying tribute to Israel, you traitors.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  3. Fortunately, this won’t require human violence. Stand by…

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  4. By the way, that defense budget is indefensible. You assholes.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  5. Ending Foreign Aid to Israel would never happen, because it would require the approval of Israel, and Israel would never allow it.
    Israel tells the USA what to do, not the other way around!!

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 20, 2019 | Reply

    • Brian, do you mean that AMERICA is israel’s bitch? Why yes.

      Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

    • Yes, Brian. Humans often wonder about which came first, the chicken or the egg. It’s such a conundrum.

      Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  6. It might behoove one, though, to try to have a come-to-Jesus meeting as quickly as possible. I’m just saying.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

    • In the end, His was the only name I trusted. Fyi. Take it or leave it.

      Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  7. Yes, thanks so much, Brian. Duh.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  8. I know that, in the fallen world, everything revolves around the love of mammon. But this is ridiculous. This is vomit-inducing.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  9. Israel is indefensible right now. Read your Bible, assholes. You’ll want to include the New Testament. You may learn something, America won’t save you. Idiots.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  10. Israel is the shit-hole. Go fuck yourself, JEWS. You disgust me.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  11. Too much?

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  12. Children being used by adults for sexual reasons. Change my mind.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  13. I don’t give a good shit about Epstein. All those people make me sick no matter what they say. They are all liars. And all you people that pass on the bullshit, make me sick because you all pass on the lies. How disgusting. I’m extremely sick of it all.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  14. But I do believe that they tell the truth about pedophilia, orgies, and trafficking. Don’t worry. There’s no need for violence. God’s wrath is unmingled with mercy.

    Vengeance belongs to Him.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  15. But I AM sure that men’s penises like to think they’re in charge. I beg to differ. And I trust that God’s wrath unmingled with mercy will win the day.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  16. Besides, the JUSTICE departments (wherever they may be) are corrupt. What a terrible thing to come to find out. Ouch.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  17. It’s a terrible thing. Everything I’ve discovered is a terrible thing. Should I laugh? Should I cry?

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  18. Nevermind. I don’t need anyone to tell me what I should be. I’ve been given permission by the Man himself.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  19. White buffalo calf woman is a born again Christian. I love and trust Jesus Christ.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

    • Don’t talk.

      Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  20. I have permission to destroy the bad scout.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  21. …ashes

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  22. Fear God. That is the beginning of all wisdom.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  23. Eh, who listens? No one, that’s who.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  24. At any rate, Israel is gone. Seeya, wouldn’t wanna beeya. You’re disgusting.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  25. Though one would wish that justice would be served via humans.

    Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

    • It doesn’t seem to be happening though. Evil seems to be happening. No justice. Oh well.

      Comment by white buffalo calf woman | August 20, 2019 | Reply

  26. End the foreign aid give-away to Israel! What a racket. What a travesty.

    What does America receive in return?

    Some of the answers, with absolute certainty are:

    The corpse of the USSLiberty
    The mangles body of Rachel Corrie
    The death and destruction of every “Freedom Flotilla”

    And on and on.

    What about the so-diificult to discover:

    assassination of JFK
    and his son
    the World Trade Center
    the attack on oil tanker ships which so easily could have been done by Israeli submarines

    and on and on.

    How much brutality and theft and manipulation before America sees the complicity in aligning with this country, its advocates domestically and internationally?

    Israel is not an ally to America. Or any other country exclusive of Israel. It is the opposite.

    Comment by michael | August 20, 2019 | Reply


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