Slide Grab from The Daily Show (July 28, 2014) Segment is Here
The Slide Explains Itself
Over $18 Billion has been provided to the following ME countries. FYI: we spent $166 Billion in the ME and
Africa in 2012 alone.
Egypt: (e.g., F-16, Abrams tanks, Apache helicopters).
Saudi Arabia(including bunker busters bombs).
- $4 Billion to the UAE.
- $2.1 Billion
- $4.2 Billion
That totals: $18.4 Billion.
where we were for 8 years and spent $2
Trillion, we still spend untold billions in equipment and
supplies (weapons, ammo, etc.) that ironically a lot of that is now in the hands
the ISIS (the former al-Qaeda splinter bloodthirsty radical group who is now on the verge of
taking total control of Iraq, Iraq).
And, of course, we are still in Afghanistan.
. They returned a favor to us and bought
$11 Billion in Qatar U.S.
military hardware from various sources and then as noted in several sources and
over the years and noted below) provided $100 million to various Taliban-linked
aid to our closest ally, , totals some $3
Billion annually and comes in
various kinds of hardware. Israel
Qatar aids Al-Qaeda and Hamas in Gaza
December 2, 2013
In order to obtain “billions of dollars” from Qatar, Hamas has agreed to ease restrictions in Gaza on its rival Al Qaeda. Dozens of Al Qaeda fighters have already been released from prison by Hamas officials to meet Doha’s demands. Qatar is probably emboldened by the influence and traction it has gained by backing Islamist fighters in Mali, Syria, and the Arab Spring countries. Its monarchy senses that this is the perfect time to expand their influence in the Palestinian territories where old guard terrorist groups are short on cash. Judging by the relative lack of media coverage of this development, they’re getting away with it.
Source World Tribune.
The $64,000 question: Is all that money, aid, equipment, arms, and munitions working to get peace in that region? Short answer: Nope.
Image even half of that money put to use here at home in American cities, for our roads, bridges, schools, and other societal needs.