Monday, February 18, 2013 10:46 AM”>Feb 18
Written by: Diana West
Monday, February 18, 2013 10:46 AM
Board meeting of Al Maktoun, a UAE charity. Are they writing checks for laptops for “needy” Americans?
Yesterday, I tweeted, and somehow contemptuously, that London’s mayor was seeking money for a new airport from Qatar, Dubai and Kuwait.
Today, the Wash Post reports on the extensive charity the UAE is lavishing on “needy” American communities.
I feel ill. Emiratis are the people who were falconing with bin Laden in Afghanistan when the US didn’t strike OBL pre-9/11; these are the people whom we successfully rejected over the UAE’s proposed Dubai Port’s purchase of US ports. Now, they just buy their way in all over America with laptops, soccer fields and hospital beds.
That’s because no one has the Yankee pride to turn down the blood money and get along without it. After all, UAE is not only a dictatorship where liberty doesn’t exist, its many millionaires bankroll jihad violence and aggression against the US and our allies. Or as a State Department cable released by Wikileaks puts it: “UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups, including al-Qa’ida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups, including Hamas.”
Now they “provide financial support” for poor pitiful Americans.
From the piece we learn:
Today, the nearly 2,200 high school students in Joplin [MO] each have their own UAE-funded MacBook laptop, which they use to absorb lessons, perform homework and take tests. Across the city, the UAE is spending $5 million to build a neonatal intensive-care unit at Mercy Hospital, which also was ripped apart by the tornado. …