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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The pigeons complaining.
    That makes no sense. Are you talking about me? Honestly I am not one for hanging out on light posts and building edges, and pooping on stuff. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    So the money is actually being given to ourselves. Lol.

    Here is an excerpt:
    "The aid pays for U.S.-made military equipment for the Lebanese army and is meant to help counter Iranís influence in Lebanon."

    This is simply shifting money from the hands of the people of this nation into the hands of the corporations and military industrial complex. We don't even want to pay for WIC but we will give other nations welfare, and do stuff like this.
    I come from a different angle because I support welfare programs as safety nets, but do you think we don't benefit from pro-American governments popping up around the world? In general, we have better trade with countries who are more pro-American than anti-American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Was this another instance of bribery?

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4...n-after-months

    The Trump administration has released $105 million in military aid to Lebanon after months of withholding the money without explanation, The Associated Press reported.
    The Foreign Military Financing funds meant for the Lebanese Armed Forces were released ahead of Thanksgiving, and lawmakers were notified of the move on Monday, two congressional staffers and an administration official told the AP.



    The administration had withheld the money since September despite it having been approved by Congress and supported by the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council but had stated no reason for not releasing it.
    The State Department did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
    Lebanon since mid-October has seen nationwide protests over widespread corruption and mismanagement and a newly announced tax on calls made using WhatsApp and other messaging services, forcing Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign on Oct. 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    That makes no sense. Are you talking about me? Honestly I am not one for hanging out on light posts and building edges, and pooping on stuff. Lol.
    Not you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Was this another instance of bribery?

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4...n-after-months

    The Trump administration has released $105 million in military aid to Lebanon after months of withholding the money without explanation, The Associated Press reported.
    The Foreign Military Financing funds meant for the Lebanese Armed Forces were released ahead of Thanksgiving, and lawmakers were notified of the move on Monday, two congressional staffers and an administration official told the AP.



    The administration had withheld the money since September despite it having been approved by Congress and supported by the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council but had stated no reason for not releasing it.
    The State Department did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill.
    Lebanon since mid-October has seen nationwide protests over widespread corruption and mismanagement and a newly announced tax on calls made using WhatsApp and other messaging services, forcing Prime Minister Saad Hariri to resign on Oct. 29.
    It's called a foreign policy decision. All presidents do it. Have you ever actually read the Constitution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    That makes no sense. Are you talking about me? Honestly I am not one for hanging out on light posts and building edges, and pooping on stuff. Lol.
    Whew! Thank goodness for that. That would be weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Zero View Post
    Was this another instance of bribery?

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4...n-after-months

    The Trump administration has released $105 million in military aid to Lebanon after months of withholding the money without explanation, The Associated Press reported.
    The Foreign Military Financing funds meant for the Lebanese Armed Forces were released ahead of Thanksgiving, and lawmakers were notified of the move on Monday, two congressional staffers and an administration official told the AP.


    You answered your own question.
    "Lebanon since mid-October has seen nationwide protests over widespread corruption and mismanagement"
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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