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Barry’s “Talking to” Hamas

Posted by ginnypub on February 6, 2009

Hey Barry, is this one of those “shovel ready” programs in the “stimulus plan” that will create “3 million new jobs”?

[Federal Register: February 4, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 22)]

[Presidential Documents]              

[Page 6115]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

[DOCID:fr04fe09-106]                        

 

 Presidential Documents

 [[Page 6115]]

 

 

                Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27,

                2009

 

 

                Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs

                Related To Gaza

 

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State

 

                By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and

                the laws of the United States, including section

                2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of

                1962 (the “Act”), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I

                hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the

                Act, that it is important to the national interest to

                furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to

                exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency

                Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose

                of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee  and   

                migration needs, including by contributions to international,

                governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and

                payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of

                Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department

                of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian

                refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.

 

                You are authorized and directed to publish this

                memorandum in the Federal Register.

                

               

                    (Presidential Sig.)

 

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

 

                    Washington, January 27, 2009

 

[FR Doc. E9-2488

Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]

Billing code 4710-10-P

Another shovel-ready success!

CAIRO (AP)Hamas negotiators left Egypt without a long-term cease-fire with Israel on Thursday — but not before some members of the militant group’s delegation were stopped at the Gaza border carrying millions in cash.

The delegation walked away from the cease-fire talks because of disagreements over the blockage on Gaza and border security. Talks will continue at a later date.

An Egyptian security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the group initially refused to be searched by Egyptian authorities at the Rafah border crossing. When the group relented, authorities found $7 million and 2 million euros ($2.5 million) in cash in their suitcases. Another security official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said $9 million and 2 million euros were found. The discrepancy could not be immediately explained.

The incident is a sensitive one for Egypt, particularly now, when Israel is demanding a halt to Hamas smuggling into Gaza as part of truce negotiations.

Israel and Hamas do not talk directly, so Egypt has been mediating the talks on solidifying the shaky cease-fire that went into effect on Jan. 18, ending Israel’s three-week offensive on Gaza.

Egypt had set Thursday as an expected date for reaching a long-term truce deal.

In 2006, a senior Hamas official bragged about successfully carrying $42 million across the border.

Arab banks have generally refused to transfer money to Gaza for fear of running afoul of the United States, which considers Hamas a terrorist organization. The money has helped keep afloat the Hamas government, which is generally shunned by foreign governments.

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3 Responses to “Barry’s “Talking to” Hamas”

  1. Pat said

    ROFLMAO !

    You need to move your entire blog into your “shit for brains” area ’cause anyone who drinks this kool-aid and tries to believe your outlandish musings needs a cerebellum diaper

  2. ginnypub said

    If by “real diplomacy” you mean begging, groveling and handing over his milk money, I agree with you. It worked so well saving American lives at American Embassies, on the USS Cole and at the World Trade Center the last time we had a sniveler in the White House.
    A bully doesn’t mess with a tough guy because he respects the tough guy’s ability to punch the snot out of him. That’s the policy that kept the tough guys AND the snivelers safe for 7 years.
    Barry Soetoro is in so far over his head, it would take a team of Navy Seals to rescue him. Too bad he treats the U.S. Armed Forces like dirt. Maybe he can get one of his Hamas, al-Qaeda or Taliban BFFs to give him hand.

  3. Pat said

    President Obama will bring back real diplomacy.
    Such a relief after 8 years of the “Cheney Way” of doin’ it.

    Shoot first then shout a warning after the target (Texas lawyers too) has been acquired.

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