sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, March 25, 2011

Foreign Aid to Libya - and Border Security



Fox News reported (LINK HERE) that at roughly the same time President Obama called Qaddafi a threat to his own people, President Obama lobbied Congress to give the Libyans $1.7 million. 

I need to repeat this:

According to Fox News, just one month before attacking Libya the president asked Congress to increase U.S. aid for Qaddafi's military to $1.7 million. According to State Department figures, the money was earmarked to train Libyan military officers, improve its air force, secure its borders and to counter terrorism.


Ok, maybe I'm slow (because I believe in God, guns and the Constitution). But, as I understand the POLICY of the Obama regime -->  While the US Border is porous and our ineffective border security plan allows Mexican cartel narcoterrorists to cross with tons of illegal narcotic products, and allows millions of illegal aliens to cross every month, we're giving money to LIBYA for border security. Is that what this regime proposed, a month before we attacked them?  In what universe does that make any sense to anyone?


Fox News (cited above): Libya isn't the only repressive Arab regime benefiting from U.S. military aid. Obama wants $120 million for Yemen next year, including $20 million for a military accused of brutally putting down a popular revolt, and $11 million to promote democracy and human rights, something critics say doesn't exist in Yemen. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/03/24/did-qaddafi-deserve-funding-foreign-aid-scrutiny-amid-mideast-unrest/#ixzz1HfrncRui

It almost smacks of treason.