Letter to President Barack ObamaI am in complete agreement with that missive, except for one word and its derivatives. Genuine Palestinians are Jews, not Muslim Arabs.
Dear Mr. President,
I am concerned that we have been squandering U.S. taxpayer dollars by assisting the Palestinian Authority with vast sums of money used to train Palestinians to kill. In addition to the $900 million your Administration offered the Palestinians on March 2, your training of 1,500 new Palestinian soldiers is costing American taxpayers another $161 million. During our severe financial crisis, our hard-earned tax dollars should be directed to more worthwhile causes in the U.S.
The funding lavished on the Palestinian Authority will not fulfill the domestic needs of the Palestinian people because there has never been, and probably never will be, any badly needed PA accountability. Both Hamas and Fatah are terrorist organizations that detest America and revile everything for which the United States stands. And yet they are in charge of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and Judea and Samaria and they are the ones reaping the benefit of U.S. aid.
In addition to the $900 million your Administration offered the Palestinians on March 2, your training of 1,500 new Palestinian soldiers is costing American taxpayers another $161 million, money that would be better spent helping Americans during this current recession.
Lt. General Keith Dayton, U.S. security coordinator for Israel and the PA, insists that the "new men [receiving U.S. training]... are on a mission to create a new Palestinian State." These are in addition to thousands of men already trained by the U.S. since the creation of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in 1994.
I implore you to stop training these Palestinian terrorists. This policy is not in the best interest of either the U.S. or Israel!
Abu Yusef, a member of the PA Chairman`s own security unit - Force 17, has an unambiguous view of this American military training of the Palestinians: "The operations of the Palestinian resistance would [not] have been so successful and would not have killed more than 1,000 Israelis since 2000 and defeated the Israelis in Gaza without [American military] trainings," he boasted in an interview in August 2007. "All the methods and techniques that we studied in these trainings, we applied against the Israelis... with US-trained snipers targeting Israeli settlers and soldiers.” The special intelligence training they received from the U.S. instructors helped them "collect information on the movements of soldiers and settlers... [determining] the best timing to infiltrate our bombers inside Israel." Abu Yusef specified: "We used weapons and we produced explosives, and of course the trainings we received from the Americans and the Europeans were a great help to the resistance."
Why is the Obama Administration determined to further expedite this training? We need to hear the answer loud and clear!
In addition, there is no possible justification for blocking Israel`s request for advanced U.S. attack helicopters, denying our firm ally Israel a strong defense against the very warfare we are currently PAYING FOR. This policy is counterproductive to our support of our democratic ally and instead favors the enemies of Western civilization and the free world. This schizophrenic policy must stop!
The newly pledged international aid to the Palestinians would amount to $1,125- $1,300 dollars to each of the 4 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. This is on top of hundreds of millions of dollars in "humanitarian aid" sent to Hamas controlled Gaza by Israel, the U.S., European Union (EU), Saudi Arabia, Iran and other international organizations since December 2008.
Despite all this money pouring into the PA, Israel`s daily newspaper, Ha`aretz, on May 26th, the very day of your visit with PA leader Abbas, quoted PA representative Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala), boasting "It`s not fair to demand that we recognize you [Israel] as the state of the Jewish people...Our refusal is adamant." President Obama, why did you not demand that the Palestinian Authority recognize the State of Israel? Why are you now insisting U.S. taxpayers finance yet another losing Palestinian venture – a Palestinian terrorist state in the heartland of Israel?
As an American taxpayer, I strongly protest this dangerous U.S. support of international terrorism.
You say, Mr. President, that one country, the U.S., does not have the right to prevent another country (Iran) from becoming nuclear. Likewise it must follow that the U.S. does not have the right to prevent another country (Israel) from protecting itself from a nuclear attack. I respectfully ask that you permit Prime Minister Netanyahu to support his democracy and that you concentrate on supporting ours.
Please join me in endorsing and sending the email by clicking here: http://www.israelunitycoalition.org/aa/alert.php?id=43 . Wasting taxes is bad enough; funding the enemy is treason. I can't stop it, but I can protest, and I can exhort others to join in protesting against wasteful treason.
There is something else you can do: sign the Defund HAMAS petition and send its url to your Congressman & Senators. Educating the Congress about this vital issue may be the most effective act we can take to stop the travesty of subsidizing the enemy.