Withholding Money Is Good

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JANUARY 19, 2018

         PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE LONG AGO. FOR COUNTRIES AND ENTITIES RECEIVING U.S. TAXPAYER DOLLARS, THE PRESIDENT IS DEMANDING THEY CONFORM TO AMERICAN POLICY GOALS AND STOP BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM.

         TWO RECENT EXAMPLES. THE PRESIDENT HAS THREATENED TO CUT PAYMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN IF IT CONTINUES TO HARBOR TERRORISTS FROM AFGHANISTAN.

         THE PRESIDENT HAS ALSO CUT AID TO A UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AGENCY THAT SERVES THE SO-CALLED “PALESTINIAN REFUGEES” IN GAZA.  THE LEADERSHIP OF BOTH THE U.N. AND THE PALESTINIANS CONTINUE TO SPEAK OF ELIMINATING ISRAEL AND KILLING EVERY JEW IT CAN. THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT KIND OF TALK AND BEHAVIOR IS NOT WORTH SUBSIDIZING WITH AMERICAN TAXPAYER DOLLARS. HE’S RIGHT.

         THE PALESTINIANS ARE A POLITICAL CREATION WITH A MADE-UP NARRATIVE FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF DE-LEGITIMIZING ISRAEL. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN FAKE HISTORY AND THEIR CLAIMS TO LAND THEY ALLEGE WAS STOLEN FROM THEM BY ISRAELIS IS FALSE. THEY HAVE HAD NUMEROUS OFFERS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAND AND PEACE BUT HAVE REFUSED THEM ALL BECAUSE THEY WANT ALL OF THE LAND.

         SO, GOOD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR SEEING THIS AND GOOD FOR HIM FOR WITHHOLDING MONEY FROM THOSE WHO ACT AGAINST AMERICAN INTERESTS. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.