U.S. taxpayers on hook for $1B to Syria — and most intercepted by Assad

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U.S. taxpayers on hook for $1B to Syria — and most intercepted by Assad

Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:49 am

While debate swirls among national and international political leaders about the best course of action to take in Syria, the fact is American taxpayers are already on the hook for more than $1 billion in aid for the conflict. Moreover, most of that aid doesn’t even reach the intended recipients — the civilians hit hardest by the two-plus years of conflict.

The United States has sent in aid $1.01 billion to Syria in the 12-month fiscal year period, 2012 to 2013, the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, reported.

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The U.S. contribution to the country tipped over the $1 billion mark last month, when President Obama vowed another $195 million for humanitarian efforts, Breitbart.com reported.

He said then: “To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syria people to over $1 billon since the crisis began.”

Americans give the largest chunk of aid money to Syria. But even The New York Times reported that most of it doesn’t reach its intended recipients.

“The vast majority of aid is going to territory controlled by President Bashar al-Assad, and the small amount reaching opposition-held areas is all but invisible,” The Times reported.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/9/us-taxpayers-hook-1b-syria-and-most-intercepted-as/#ixzz2ePJ8ZFYc
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Post  WHL on Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:52 pm

Now I know why most people in this country just bury their heads! Please don't tell me any more!!
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Post  fshnski on Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:04 pm

This is good money down the drain!

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Post  Donzel on Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:07 pm

WHL wrote:Now I know why most people in this country just bury their heads! Please don't tell me any more!!
Good one WHL and I agree with you, please don't tell us any more...we've had enough of Fsh.


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Post  fshnski on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:23 am

Donzel wrote:
WHL wrote:Now I know why most people in this country just bury their heads! Please don't tell me any more!!
Good one WHL and I agree with you, please don't tell us any more...we've had enough of Fsh.

You don't have to listen. You can go to another site that tells you what you want to hear.

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Post  News Hawk on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:37 am

fshnski wrote:
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Good one WHL and I agree with you, please don't tell us any more...we've had enough of Fsh.

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