January 20, 2007

Jan. 20, 2007: #1

US Military Aid to Palestinians

US seeks 86 million dollars in military aid to Palestinians , Jan 12, 07 -- or here , posted by starboardside at punted posters



WASHINGTON (AFP) - The administration of President George W. Bush has asked Congress to authorize 86 million dollars in military aid to boost security forces loyal to moderate Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, a senior US official said.

"Eighty-six million is the figure we're looking at with Congress, that's our starting point," said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

He said the aid would be "non-lethal assistance" including communications gear, vehicles and uniforms as well as training. [....]

Note: communications gear , vehicles , training

Why? Would you put your trust in them?

Do not miss the next one - a must read. More here on Palestinian misery , via starboardside


Memory Lane: Peace and UN Peacekeeping

Frost Hits the Rhubarb Mar. 27, 05 to Apr. 2, 05 -- excerpts

Note: Efforts to curb abuses were "ad hoc and inadequate" and that exploitative behavior was widespread.

Report Calls for Punishing Peacekeepers in Sex Abuse , Mar. 25, 05, Warren Hoge

UNITED NATIONS, March 24 - A report on sexual abuse by peacekeepers

I'm still waiting for a mainstream media complete investigative report on this.


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