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    Americans and people all over the world have been moved by the images of courageous Syrians standing up to a brutal regime, even as they suffer the consequences of the violence waged against them by the Assad government. Right now, humanitarian conditions in Syria are deteriorating in the face of a massive, man-made humanitarian emergency. People have been forced from their homes; schools, clinics and bakeries continue to be targeted; and food prices are on the rise as winter takes hold.

    The numbers are staggering. According to the United Nations, an estimated 2.5 million people are displaced inside of Syria, and over 678,000 people have fled to neighboring countries. Their stories touch us all, and the American people will continue to stand with them. That is why President Obama announced today that he has approved a new round of humanitarian assistance, an additional $155 million to provide for the urgent and pressing needs of civilians in Syria and refugees forced to flee the violence of the Assad regime. This brings America’s contribution to date to $365 million, making the United States the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.
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    Will the next contestant please step up?

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    Humanitarian aid = taking money from the middle-class in a rich country, and giving it to the warlords and rich of a poor devastated country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Humanitarian aid = taking money from the middle-class in a rich country, and giving it to the warlords and rich of a poor devastated country.
    Well stated.
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    It's cool guys it just comes out of the infinite money machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Humanitarian aid = taking money from the middle-class in a rich country, and giving it to the warlords and rich of a poor devastated country.
    God damn right!


    There are so many things wrong with our foriegn aid and foreign budget in general that I don't even know where to begin.. I am thinking of presenting a foriegn policy speech at my university but they will only give me ten minutes I think.. I will need much more than that..



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    Blow it up, turn the money machine on & pump dollars in & then bring in big business.

    American Foreign Policy 101

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    155M$ to fund terrorism. Fuck you Obama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    155M$ to fund terrorism. Fuck you FED.
    FTFY.
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    What does that stand for?

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    FTFY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    What does that stand for?
    Fixed That For You. I changed your quote to emphasis that it is just not Obama. It is the Federal government in general.

    It's a snarky thing, now that I think about it. I don't think I'll use it ever again.
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    Yes of course it's the Fed Govt, Obama is key signature though.

    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Fixed That For You. I changed your quote to emphasis that it is just not Obama. It is the Federal government in general.

    It's a snarky thing, now that I think about it. I don't think I'll use it ever again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    Yes of course it's the Fed Govt, Obama is key signature though.
    The power, and intent, of a veto is overlooked. Even as small as a pocket veto.
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    ...but when the trumpets blew again and the knights charged, the name they cried was "Stannis! Stannis! STANNIS!"

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    Too bad the article doesn't calculate the total cost to the taxpayers after this money is borrowed, and interest is paid over and over and for years.

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    The fact that the man does not veto this type of shit tells me what a coward he is and/or evil.

    Obama is gigantic coward or one evil, evil man.

    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
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    Wasn't he just a couple of months ago chiding this same administration and even pushing for sanctions? (which never passed)

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    Obama is, once again, providing material support to terrorists. As per the NDAA, he should be arrested and held indefinitely, with no access to a lawyer.
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    So let me get this straight. Our CIA is currently funding alCIAda in Syria. Now we think its a brilliant idea to fund the other side with foreign aid. Consider me confused






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