Samantha Power and the Business of Funding Terrorism

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power at a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 at the UN headquarters in New York, New York. The general debate of the 71st session will conclude on September 26. (Photo by Peter Foley - Pool/Getty Images)

Front Page Mag: Samantha Power, who had once called for a military invasion and occupation of Israel, appeared in her new role as the head of USAID to complain about aid to the terrorists.

Power made her complaints at the virtual winter event for the Alliance for Middle East Peace, an organization that, like anything middle eastern with the word “peace” in it, is anything but peaceful, but managed to lobby Congress into allocating a quarter of a billion dollars to promote “peacebuilding” efforts by organizations like its anti-Israel member groups.

“Investments in the health and wellbeing of Palestinians benefits everyone, including Israelis,” Samantha Power complained. “Yet today, it has become controversial to provide life-saving aid to the Palestinian people and invest in their development.”

Having the United States fund a welfare state in the West Bank and Gaza, buying butter so that Hamas and the PLO are free to focus on buying guns, missiles, and suicide bombers helps no one, least of all Israelis. The PLO’s Palestinian Authority paid out some $150 million in 2019 to imprisoned terrorists and the families of dead terrorists as part of its ‘Pay-to-Slay’ program.

The PLO’s puppet regime has over $4 billion in debt, and keeps claiming that it’s on the verge of bankruptcy. And yet despite pressure from its donors, it has refused to stop paying terrorists.

Power is well aware of this even as she decided to play dumb in her address to her partners. Read More …

Opinion: Barack Obama’s Israel-hating foreign policy team never really went anywhere. They were just below the surface of the Abraham Accords waiting for the right time to take back Middle East foreign policy. Joe Biden’s presidency is a reboot of the Obama/Power team complete with funding terrorists at the Palestinian Authority to kill Jews and be rewarded with salaries for life. You can’t make this up.

From the article:

Power, whose tenure as Obama’s UN ambassador marked new lows in hostility toward Israel, has wasted little time in ushering in a new era at USAID. USAID, under Power, will provide 25% of its funding directly to “local implementers” which will reduce control and accountability over taxpayer money. It will make it easier for that money to fall into the hands of Islamic terrorists.

So who are the real terrorists? The ones who kill Jews, or the ones who pay for the weapons? In an armed robbery the driver of the get-away-car is just as guilty as the criminals who take the money.

Speaking of money:

  • Yasser Arafat – At the time of his death from AIDS in 2004, the terrorist had a net worth of over $3 billion.
  • Mahmoud Abbas – Arafat’s deputy didn’t fare as well as his boss but still managed to sock away $100 million
  • Khaled Mashaal – Hamas boss whose only mission in life is killing Jews has a net worth of $2.6 billion

The Obama/Biden Middle East foreign policy teams should be on trial for funding murder, and Barack Obama and Samantha Power should be the first two in line.