Sunday, September 04, 2005

Foriegn Aid

Several times this past week, since the New Orleans and Gulf Coast disaster, I've had callers to my afternoon show, and read thoughts online from people, discussing how much aid is being offered to the U.S. from other countries.

The list is now impressive, and growing.

Unfortunately, the cynic in me spotted this entry in that story:

SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Refining, a Houston-based subsidiary of state oil firm Saudi Aramco, will donate $5 million to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

So, is it American money being donated back to America, under the guise of coming from the Saudi government? I mean, really, a subsidiary company of one of the "state oil firms"? Is this another backhanded slap from the Saudi's? Who was it that attacked the trade towers again? Where were a vast majority of those people born?

Give me France and Germany as buddies anytime over our "friends" in the oil nations.

1 comment:

Bill Dennis said...

You are such a cynic, BJ.

Can't you accept generosity for what it is?