Several weeks ago I wrote about Secretary of State John Kerry showering Egypt with billions of dollars more in military aid. You'll be happy to know your tax money immediately went to work in the form of a $2.5 million sale of American-made tear gas canisters to Egypt's military. As future civil rights demonstrators are fleeing, crying and gagging from Cairo's Tahir Square, they will now have an appreciation of what aid from the land of the free is all about.
America's annual military aid to Egypt is $1.5 billion. Kerry's gift added $1.7 billion in additional aid for a total $3.2 billion.
Also since my recent rendering, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is facilitating Israel's killing capabilities by pushing forward an additional $10 billion arms package to that country. Presently, our annual stipend to Israel is $3.5 billion, totaling $13.5 billion.
Consequently, a total of $16.7 billion is flowing from the U.S. Treasury to the land of the pharaohs and the Holy Land.
The irony of these tax dollars is they are literally from the sweat off the brows of America's workforce. More irony is that the Republican budget hawks who are fighting hard to ax entitlement programs have raised nary a protest over President Barack Obama's gifting these two countries with public money.
America's military aid to Israel and Egypt has only one purpose - killing and maiming men, women and children of the middle east, along with the often brutal subjugation of five million Palestinians. How a country that boasts it is the most Christian nation in the world can sit idly by as our tax dollars are used for such horrific purposes is a national shame.
That speaks to our calloused indifference towards the people of other nations.