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Saturday, March 20, 2010

American Funding for Palestinian Militia

"Arafat died in late 2004,and the U.S. government established the Office of the U.S. Security Coordinator to reform, recruit, train, and equip the PA militia (called the National Security Forces or Quwwat al-Amn al-Watani) and make them politically accountable. For nearly all of its existence, the office has been headed by Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton.

Since 2007, American taxpayers have funded it to the tune of US$100 million a year. Many agencies of the U.S. government have been involved in the program, including the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the Secret Service, and branches of the military".

Daniel Pipe's article rightly points out that the Palestinians are still holding onto their goal of wiping out Israel. He feels this needs to be stopped. I second the idea wholeheartedly.

Reference: by Daniel Pipes.

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