It is most disheartening when we find American lawyers and law firms representing nations, regimes, and dictators as lobbyists … spreading foreign cash into the system with the objective of changing United States foreign policy …
Palestinians Hire Top Law Firm To Lobby For Them -- Apparently helping the Palestinian Arabs pays well.
In November 2014, it was reported that Squire Patton Boggs, the largest American lobbying firm, has been hired by the Palestinian Authority for the annual fee of $660,000 ($55,000 a month) to ensure that the PA continues to receive the nearly $500 Million in annual U.S. aid that has already been committed to by the United States.
According to Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) documents, “Patton Boggs will assist the PA in assessing US funding promises to date and help ensure that further commitments of financial assistance are fulfilled and received by the Palestinians.”
The Palestine Monetary Authority (PMA), which essentially functions as the central bank of the Palestinian Authority, has hired DLA Piper, one of the largest law-firms in the world, to lobby the American government and American correspondent banks.
As the Palestinian Authority increasingly indicates they will seek to establish an independent state in the fall in violation of international law, the hiring of this firm at the rate of $50,000 per month sends the message that they are focused. The PMA is “responsible for the formulation and implementation of monetary and banking, policies, to safeguard the banking sector and ensure the growth of the national economy in a balanced manner.”
The way it appears to work …
Why are we sending $500 BILLION in annual aid to a terrorist nation that routinely attacks one of our closest allies in the Middle East and is historically known for exporting terror in their kleptocracy supported by that segment of the international community that uses aid as a proxy for their own anti-Israel, anti-Semitic tendancies?
Is it unlikely that inner city cesspools of poverty, illiteracy, crime, and lack of employment in Chicago, Detroit, New York, Los Angles, Oakland and elsewhere could not substantially benefit from a few BILLION dollars? That is, unless the progressive socialist democrats governing the inner cities don’t siphon it off for unions and other special interests.
You would think that as a pre-condition for receiving $500 BILLION they could be forced to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.
Bottom line …
Somehow it seems unseemly to me that despicable foreign governments can use prominent, well-respect American law firms to pursue their own dastardly agenda – often at the expense of the United States and its allies.
Perhaps Donald Trump is correct: our leaders are dummies! Spending taxpayer money on those who do not wish the United States well and all Americans dead. Our leaders are actually incentivizing the terrorists to continue their terror campaign. With some progressive socialist politicians attempting to win international acclaim or simply engage in photo-ops to their greater glory. All at the expense of the taxpayer, America, and all Americans.
Where are the progressive socialist democrat minorities jumping up and down about this issue. Yeah, right! They go bat-shit crazy, shouting “black lives matter,” when thousands of black lives are snuffed out in the inner cities.
We live in a crazy world and we are so screwed by our leadership.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius