Many readers will recall that “Titanic” actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, once took a fuel-guzzling private jet halfway around the world to speak about the woes of carbon footprints. Also, many people know that President Donald Trump has wisely limited the funds that can go the terrorist-sympathizers who make the Palestinian Authority (PA), even as they rant about his recent acknowledgment of Israel’s rightful capital city, as the Conservative Daily Post has revealed. For this action, PA leader Abbas has said that innocent Muslims will starve to death.
However, much like the abovementioned DiCaprio, “jihadi leaders spend the billions in aid they get from their easy marks in the West on private planes and other perks of authoritarian rule,” observes the IOTW Report. Abbas, for instance, owns a $50 million(!) dollar jet. If he is really all that worried about his people, he may wish to consider downsizing rather than blaming the U.S. President for stopping terror.
The Times of Israel confirms that the Palestinian Authority “has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas.”
As the PA pretends to panic about a lack of funds, the jet was funded by “both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million).” This is similar to what we see in North Korea as their dastardly leader, Kim Jong-un, lives a lavish life while complaining that sanctions (which he caused to be) hurts his people.
If the PA was more respectful of Israel and less supportive of terror, they would not be in this situation to start with. They are the ones who are hiding behind a fraudulent religion and trying to take over the world with it, not Mr. Trump.
Earlier this month when the White House talked about cutting funding for the group, “top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children.” This statement brings to mind two very big questions.
First of all, why is the U.S. expected to pay everyone’s bills? More often than not, bad leadership is what has led to the woes in question, to begin with. Giving fools more money to act foolishly with is never going to help the average man or woman in such nations.
Secondly, why can’t anyone grow their own food? If the U.S. cuts food donations off, why can no nation raise their own cows, chickens, etc? Do crops only grow in the U.S.?
“Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education, if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,” complained Erekat.
Well, the solution seems easy then. Do things Mr. Trumps’ way (which is to say the right way) and hush about it! Otherwise, quit sticking out one’s hand and asking for free money.
Israel’s leader has never had a private jet, a side fact which has led many to shake their heads with even more frustration at the PA.
Independent of what Jewish leaders do or don’t have, however, is the fact that right is right and wrong is wrong. There is no reason that the White House should give so much as a wooden nickel to anyone who acts as the PA does.
If Abbas wants to help his people, perhaps he could sell his plane. After all, $50 million dollar goes a long, long way towards feeding hungry terrorists…um, citizens.