Skip to main content

View Diary: Palestinians vandalize Obama banner in West Bank (112 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  The article indicates that the banner... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    DeeDee001

    ... was put up by Pro-Palestinian activists demanding 3G service in the West Bank.  Maybe those that tore down the banner, painted swastikas on it, and then burnt it represent the feelings Palestinians have towards the US and our President?  Occam's Razor anyone?

    Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    by Hey338Too on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:05:54 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  you guys agree (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Tonedevil, AoT

      note that AoT talks about whether Americans base their opinions off of such events, while you are suggesting that the incident shows how Palestinians feel.  BOth can be simultaneously true (that the incident shows Palenstinian feeling and that Americans are largely ignorant of this)

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:10:04 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Of course it was torn down by Palestinians (7+ / 0-)

      who hate our government. Go read my comment immediately up thread, I said as much. We give Israel billions of dollars for weapons which they then use to attack Palestine, we are for all intents and purposes an enemy.

      What the diarist implied was that this action, the defacement of a banner, was somehow indicative of why Americans feel the way they do about the situation. That's simply wrong. Americans want to stay out of the situation for numerous reasons. I'd guess our previous failures to help at all are probably a big one.

      •  Yet despite their "hate" for the US and our... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        DeeDee001

        ... government we provide them with direct aid (I can see why they'd hate that):

        Proposed Spending Plan for FY 2013 Bilateral Assistance


                                                                            

        Amount

        Purpose

        Economic Support Fund ($370 million total)  
        $150 million Direct Budgetary assistance to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank
        $220 million Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza (through USAID)
        • $22.5 million - governance, rule of law, civil society
        • $88 million - health, education, social services
        • $78.7 million - economic development
        • $30.8 million - humanitarian assistance

        International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement ($70 million total):

        Training, non-lethal equipment, and garrisoning assistance to the PA security forces in the West Bank, supporting efforts by the US Security Coordinator
        $40.8 million Assistance for PA Ministry of Interior and for the justice sector (prosecutors and criminal investigators) to improve performance, efficiency, and inter-institutional cooperation.
        $29.2 million Rule-of-law infrastructure, including courthouses, police stations, and prisons

        Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

        by Hey338Too on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:58:52 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site