|US funds Palestinian terror as California burns|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 24 October 2007 05:58|
I was trying to think of the last time US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Middle East while a major disaster was unfolding in the United States. I remembered that something quite significant had occurred earlier in the year, but I couldn't remember what it was until I saw this news article. The last major disaster to occur in the United States was the Minneapolis bridge collapse in August. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in the Palestinian territories, and had announced an $80 million aid package for Palestinian Authority President Abbas and his "security force". The bridge was built in the year 1967, the same year that Israel fought off an all-out Arab attack and gained much territory as a result. The bridge collapsed 40 years later, just as the US administration is demanding that Israel give that land back to their enemies. Despite the Minneapolis bridge being heavy laden with traffic at the time, only a few people were killed in the collapse. The Minneapolis fire department stated it was a miracle that more people weren't killed. The water level of the Mississippi had been low at the time due to a prolonged drought. Other Christians also told how they were miraculously preserved from the unseen danger, being just a few minutes from the bridge at the time of the incident. It was estimated that it would cost at least $100 million to repair the bridge.
This week's news regarding the fires in California bear a remarkable resemblance to the events of August 2nd. The fires began the same day US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Israel. Only one person has been killed, despite over 1800 homes being destroyed. But like the bridge collapse, the cost of repair will enter into millions of dollars. On Monday morning, Rice announced that she believed now was the time for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Some report that she also offered to publicly blame Israel in the event that the upcoming peace conference in the US is a failure. As California goes up in smoke, the US government is once again planning to strengthen Israel's enemies, this time announcing a $410 million package.
Quote: "Sources in the US government stress that the aid marks an unprecedented effort aimed at saving the PA led by Abbas. The US is thereby swerving from its traditional handovers and is handing over a sum approaching half a billion dollars. Half of the American aid will be directed at infrastructures, $35 million will be transferred to the Food and Employment Bureau of the United Nations Refugees Works Agency (UNRWA). The remainder of the money will be combined with the PA's continuous budget.
It's unbelievable. To have two major US disasters within days of Condoleezza announcing aid packages for Israel's avowed enemies. As I said this morning, Israel is the apple of God's eye (Zechariah 2:8). And when it comes to Israel, I believe that saying holds true, "an eye for an eye". If the US government wants to put out the fires in San Diego, they had better stop fuelling the fires in Judea and Samaria. As I have said many times, as the international community continues to press for the division of God's land, we can be sure that the US and the nations will face more and more unprecedented crises like these in the future.