Anybody know anything about this? Madahar of Liberal Hawks inquires;
Did anyone watch Fox'N'Friends this morning?
My wife and I were watching the trio (E.D., Brian and Steve) at about 7:50am. They were talking about Katrina relief operations.
E.D. then blurted out that medicine and supplies donated & sent by Israel had landed in the gulf region and were put on trucks to be driven to the affected areas. She then claimed that the trucks were turned away by state and local officials for fear that accepting Israeli aid might upset members of "The Religion of Peace".
I almost dropped my coffee on our new Stearns & Foster.
I just called the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and they are looking
into this. I scoured the net, but found no info.
Did anyone see anything on this?
Religon of Peace my ass- RoPMA (in case you see that in the future and don't know what it means)
We do know that Israel and all the Jewish charities have raised millions of dollars for the victims, We do know that Israel sent aid IMMEDIATELY and we do know how the US government reacted here;
Tilting towards terrorists
Under Condoleezza Rice, U.S. foreign policy continues to veer in the direction of the "Arabism" of her mentor Brent Scowcroft and James Baker. Diana West points to the latest evidence. First, according to West (who cites worldtribune.com), the Bush adminstration snubbed Israel's efforts to provide aid in the early aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Then, once it finally accepted Israel's aid, the State Department apparently omitted Israel's name from the list of countries participating in the relief effort, a list that touts Arab aid-givers. These affronts may be less the work of Rice than of Karen Hughes, to whom President Bush has assigned the task of "presenting an image of a benign America sensitive to the Arab and Muslim world," in other words sucking up to Arabs at Israel's expense.
But snubbing Israel is never going to be enough to convince Arabs that we're benign and sensitive. We have to back up our gestures with funds that can be used to attack Israel and (until we've sufficiently established our bona fides) the U.S. itself. Thus, West reports, the U.S. will double its payments to the Palestinian Authority, even as the PA's "Voice of Palestine" exhorts the Muslim faithful to attack Americans in Iraq, and the PA's Ministry of Culture releases a collection of poetry honoring a bomber who killed 29 Israeli Jews and Arabs in 2003.
WonderWoman reminds me of this:
Read thisThe United States has avoided any mention of Israeli participation in the international aid effort for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
..............State Department spokesman Sean McCormack focused on Arab offers of assistance to the United States.
Every country that contributed - Canada, Russia, Singapore, Bahrain,
et al.. was recognized by The White Hosue. Israel had 80 tons of
supplies, the IDF's chief medical officer, and a combat medical team
ready to go, but the U.S. was concerned that the Arabs wouldn't offer
assistance. This is a dangerous precedent.
I will be calling tomorrow: Mehlman, Coleman, Santorum, Delay,
as well as The White House.
Israel is not the "crazy uncle in the basement".