Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Embargo Me, Please

And no, I am not referring to my few readers - I am referring the US and EU embargo of Palestine. It would seem that an embargo by the US and EU can be incredibly lucrative.

If you will recall, the embargo of the Palestinian government went into effect after Hamas, a terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel, was elected. In the year after the embargo went into effect, aid from all sources actually rose by 20% from 1 billion dollars to 1.2 billion. Read the whole story here and here. We lift the embargo and start sending aid to them officially again - to cut down the bill. This is insanity.

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