Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Want Peace In The Middle East?

In his Weekly Column for January 22,2007 Representative Ron Paul touches on something that I've thought would work for a long time. The United States gives foreign aid to all sides in the Middle East. That money is used to buy more and better weapons. Then on the nightly news we hear,"Peace talks in the Middle East broke down again yesterday." If the United States really wants to help bring peace to the Middle East the best way to get something done would be cut off all foreign aid.

"Practically speaking, our meddling in the Middle East has only intensified strife and conflict. American tax dollars have militarized the entire region. We give Israel about $3 billion each year, but we also give Egypt $2 billion. Most other Middle East countries get money too, some of which ends up in the hands of Palestinian terrorists. Both sides have far more military weapons as a result. Talk about adding fuel to the fire! Our foolish and unconstitutional foreign aid has produced more violence, not less."

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Thanks go to:
Representative Ron Paul

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger Elizabeth said...

Totally on target.

Part of the reason we have the "foreign policy" we do is because of the U.S. arms industry and their lobbyists' influence on Congress. A lot of the aid we give Israel they use to buy US weapons. It's in the interest of the arms industry to foment conflict and increase US "foreign aid" when that aid functions as a subsidy to their industry.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

Peace in the Middle East will never come through territorial swaps no matter how many times President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or with Arab leaders. But miracle can.

10:18 PM  

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