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HonestChieffan
05-27-2011, 12:59 PM
How nice. People with no money give, after they borrow it, give to people we cannot identify to fund a new level of sharia law and hate cells focused on the destruction of America, Europe, and Israel.

Question is, how can congress stop this madness?



G-8 leaders pledge $20B to support Arab Spring reforms
By Erika Niedowski - 05/27/11 07:48 AM ET
President Obama and the other leaders of the Group of Eight issued a declaration of support for the so-called Arab Spring on Friday, pledging as much as $20 billion to political and economic reform efforts in Egypt and Tunisia and other countries in the region.

The changes there, the leaders said in their declaration, “have the potential to open the door to the kind of transformation that occurred in central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.”

“We hear the voice of the citizens, support their determination for equality and stand by their legitimate call for democratic, open societies and inclusive economic modernisation,” the declaration said.

International development banks could provide over $20 billion for Egypt and Tunisia, it said, through 2013, adding that the members of the G8 “are already in a position to mobilize suitable reform efforts.”

In remarks with Nicolas Sarkozy, who hosted this year’s summit in Deauville, France, Obama said the alliance would be taking steps to “fully support countries like Egypt and Tunisia, not only as they transition to democracy but also ensuring that that democratic transition is accompanied by economic growth.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/163651-g-8-leaders-declare-support-for-arab-spring-pledge-20b-for-reform

mlyonsd
05-27-2011, 01:57 PM
Wonder what our cut is. $19 billion?

Hydrae
05-27-2011, 01:59 PM
I had already heard Obama wanted us to forgive the debts of these countries to try to help them during these difficult times. Sigh

Discuss Thrower
05-27-2011, 05:14 PM
$20bn to support radicals who'll turn around and fly planes into our tallest buildings. Awesome.

mikey23545
05-27-2011, 05:20 PM
$20bn to support radicals who'll turn around and fly planes into our tallest buildings. Awesome.

Hey, flight schools aren't cheap you know...

Dave Lane
05-27-2011, 05:28 PM
Wow the level of fail in this thread is epic.

stevieray
05-27-2011, 05:55 PM
Wow the level of fail in this thread is epic.

.....occured @ 6;28 pm.

HonestChieffan
05-27-2011, 09:21 PM
Oh my....it gets better!!! Weeeeeee more money!!!!

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/05/27/france.g8/index.html?hpt=T2
(CNN) — Leaders at the Group of Eight summit in France expressed their support for democracy activists in the Middle East and North Africa on Friday but stopped short of pledging money to support them.

The G8 leaders raised the possibility that multilateral development banks could provide more than $20 billion to support reforms in Egypt and Tunisia, where popular uprisings dislodged authoritarian rulers.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the amount of aid could reach $40 billion. In addition to the possible $20 billion, he cites about $10 billion in bilateral commitments not mentioned in the G8 summit’s communique and $10 billion in contributions from Gulf Arab states such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait.

“The changes under way in the Middle East and North Africa are historic and have the potential to open the door to the kind of transformation that occurred in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall,” the G8 leaders said in a statement.

“The aspiration of people for freedom, human rights, democracy, job opportunities, empowerment and dignity, has led them to take control of their own destinies in a growing number of countries in the region.”

The G8 is made up of the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, and Russia. They meet regularly to coordinate actions on a range of issues. The United States will host the annual G8 meeting next year.