The Immigrant Song
Correcting Klein and World Net Daily
HAMAS FOR THE HOMELAND
by Paul L. Williams & Michael Travis
The rejoinder, penned by Aaron Klein, appeared as WND's lead story on Sunday, February 15.
It took to task the statement that the $20.3 million would be used to relocate thousands of HAMAS supporters to the United States. Mr. Klein insisted that the money would not be used for this purpose but that the presidential determination stipulated that the funds were to be used for "distributing emergency food assistance, providing medical assistance and temporary shelter, creating temporary employment, and restoring access to electricity and potable water."
But such wording is not contained in the determination and the notion that the $20.3 million in funds can only be used to alleviate the refugee situation within the borders of Gaza appears to come from an unofficial memo or the reporter's fanciful imagination.
The official document, as signed by President Obama, reads as follows in its entirety:
Presidential Determination No. 2009-15 of January 27, 2009The order contains no further wording and no addendum, let alone the stipulation reported by Mr. Klein. The purpose of the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund is "to provide U.S. resettlement opportunities to refugees" so that "U.S. admissions programs may become more responsive to critical refugee rescue needs." Since this is the purpose of the legislation, it should be abundantly clear to any perceptive reader that the funds are earmarked for the resettlement of thousands of Palestinians in the United States - - not for the alleviation of conditions in Gaza.
Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the ``Act''), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. (Presidential Sig.)
THE WHITE HOUSE,
Washington, January 27, 2009
The order signed by President Obama follows a pattern of Islamic rapprochement that he established as soon as he took a seat within the Oval Office. His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory. His first one on one interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television. He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed. He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 9/11 The directive should be a matter of grave concern to all American citizens, but even more alarming is Klein's contention that the $20.3 million will be handed over to the nefarious, terror-supporting, UNRWA....otherwise known as the HAMAS Central Bank.
$20 million can train a lot of terrorists and buy a lot of bombs and missiles. Readers may take heart in the realization that the WND is in error and that Klein fails a make a distinction between the presidential determination and an unofficial memo.
Behold, The Obamanable Hamasshole