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Duck Dog
09-04-2005, 04:04 PM
The offer is the largest known put forward since the hurricane ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi (search) and Alabama and follows a $100 million aid donation from the emir of a Mideast neighbor, Qatar.

Fair and Balanced Link (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168443,00.html)

That's a lot of aid. :clap:

DenverChief
09-04-2005, 04:59 PM
Fair and Balanced Link (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168443,00.html)

That's a lot of aid. :clap:


Now that is what I call a donation:)

BigMeatballDave
09-04-2005, 06:54 PM
I'm calling BS on this! I don't trust the fascist propaganda machine...

Adept Havelock
09-04-2005, 07:28 PM
Nice to know some of our work comes back to us in a good way.

More good news, we will now also accept aid from the UN.

BigOlChiefsfan
09-04-2005, 07:37 PM
Good on 'em.

Mr. Laz
09-04-2005, 07:38 PM
well we did save their entire country


good on them!

Uatu
09-04-2005, 07:38 PM
Cool.

At least one country we have bailed out after they were invaded is grateful...

Logical
09-04-2005, 07:45 PM
It is great, Allah be praised.

DenverChief
09-04-2005, 07:47 PM
It is great, Allah be praised.


ROFL

Pants
09-04-2005, 07:49 PM
It is great, Allah be praised.

Hahahahaha. Owned.

gblowfish
09-04-2005, 07:57 PM
Think they could send us some $1 a gallon gas?

Hey, at this point any donation is certainly welcome.

Even the French offered to send us relief supplies.

Of course, they were chain smoking and giving us the finger while making the offer, but its the thought that counts.

jettio
09-04-2005, 08:07 PM
If they are buying virgins with that, I hope they don't think that the order could be filled with american girls only in these times of scarcity.

WilliamTheIrish
09-04-2005, 08:07 PM
Even the French offered to send us relief supplies...



Tell em to keep their white flags. We have no need for them.

Halfcan
09-05-2005, 02:12 PM
Goes to show, that if we hadn't taken out Sadam, the middle east would be a lot worse off. Now if we could just get Osama.

StcChief
09-06-2005, 10:38 AM
We'll take it. What have we done for them.....
Saved their country.
Made the country rich developed their oil fields....

I'd say it's a start.

chagrin
09-06-2005, 10:40 AM
I would like to see the check "in hand", they need to let us know the day it gets hetre ans when it is spent on materials...we deserve to know that in this case.

Iowanian
09-06-2005, 11:59 AM
I'm thankful for any country who actually forks something back our way for once....

The offers are great, but I wonder, how much aid the US has given each of the countries in the past decade...who are extending thier hand?

go bowe
09-06-2005, 12:36 PM
I'm thankful for any country who actually forks something back our way for once....

The offers are great, but I wonder, how much aid the US has given each of the countries in the past decade...who are extending thier hand?according to the AP, via Yahoo, it looks like 64 countries have offered assistance: Qatar pledged $100 million in humanitarian assistance Saturday to help Americans recover from Hurricane Katrina, heading a list of more than a dozen countries joining an outpouring of support. They added to the more than 50 countries who had made pledges by the end of the day Friday.
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Among the countries notifying the State Department on Saturday of their intention to contribute were Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Others joining the list were Argentina, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania and Tunisia.

By Friday, offers had been received from Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela and the United Arab Emirates.
link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/katrina_world_offers)
some of them probably have been foreign aid recipients, but i don't know which ones...

Saggysack
09-06-2005, 12:44 PM
Over 60 countries have donated to Hurricane Katrina relief, some from the poorest of countries...

Cuba has offered to send 1,100 doctors

Venezuela offered 1 million barrels of gasoline, $5 million in cash and more than 50 tons of canned food and water.

Greece is sending two passenger ships to host refugees over the next months, and a special confrontation unit (EMAK) to help evacuate and transport stranded people.

Kuwait is donating $500 million in humanitarian aid, including $50 million in downstream oil products.

A 25-member Philippine humanitarian team, to include doctors, nurses, sanitary engineers and psychiatrists, is to be dispatched within the week.

Iran has offered help through the Red Crescent whenever it receives an official request from the US. Washington and Teheran have had no diplomatic relations for 26 years.

Up to 13 EU states have responded to US requests for help.

A Saudi Arabia-based regional charitable fund is donating $250,000 to help children harmed by the disaster.

Singapore said it sent a fourth military helicopter based in Texas to hard-hit Louisiana, and 45 airmen were participating

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Monday indicated he would send unspecified amounts of Thai rice and 60 doctors and nurses

Israel is sending a rescue team of civil defence officials specialised in rescue operations and locating bodies, as well as food and equipment.

The Czech Republic has offered to send $1 million worth of supplies and medical, rescue and flood-control teams.

500,000 MRE's from Britian

Afghanistan 100,000 towards relief

Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, where millions of people live on a monsoon- and flood-prone delta, pledged $1 million to Katrina's victims and offered to send specialist rescuers to inundated areas, the Foreign Ministry said

Honduras has offered to send 135 flooding and sanitation experts

Peru has offered to send a medical team of up to 100 members.

A Mexican ship loaded with eight all-terrain rescue vehicles, seven amphibious cargo vehicles, a mobile hospital, two rescue helicopters and drinking water set sail Monday from the Gulf Coast port of Tampico, and the country has set up consular offices in trailers around the disaster zone to help some of the estimated 140,000 Mexicans who live in the region including 10,000 in New Orleans.

New Zealand promised $1.4 million in aid and offered to send urban search and rescue specialists and a victim identification team to hurricane-hit states.

Japan pledged another $500,000 in emergency aid, raising its total donation to $1 million

Amnorix
09-06-2005, 12:48 PM
I'm thankful for any country who actually forks something back our way for once....

The offers are great, but I wonder, how much aid the US has given each of the countries in the past decade...who are extending thier hand?

Directly to Kuwait? Not much. Indirectly, via subsidies to oil companies that do business with them, potentially alot. We USED to bury our subsidies to Arab countries through tax breaks to big oil to avoid offending Jews. I don't know if we still play that game anymore.

Kuwait also buys all their military needs from us, which helps the US and its military contractors out. I don't believe this is subsidized, but I could be wrong.

Suffice to say Kuwait is and has consistently been a good friend of the US in many ways.

go bowe
09-06-2005, 02:48 PM
it would seem that the people of kuwait are indeed grateful...

unlike certain other places that we saved at the same time... *cough* saudi arabia *cough*