BUSTED! Obama Administration Knowingly Funded Terrorists with Your Tax Dollars
Our federal government is absolutely horrible when it comes to wisely spending our tax dollars.
Every year, Senator Rand Paul releases a list of some of the most wasteful spending from the previous year by our government.
In this most recent publication of Paul’s Festivus Report, he detailed some of the following wasteful spending:
- $1.5 million on lizards walking on treadmills
- $7 million which was designated for cancer research that went toward buying a smart toilet instead
- $8.6 billion for counter-narcotic efforts in Afghanistan (billions of dollars to combat drugs in another country!)
- $4.5 million toward spraying alcoholic rats with bobcat urine
There is much more than that, but as you can see, our country funds insane things.
None of these though are as bad as former President Obama knowingly funding Al-Qaeda.
Non-profit humanitarian agency World Vision United States improperly transacted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) in 2014 with approval from the Obama administration, sending government funds to an organization that had been sanctioned over its ties to terrorism, according to a new report.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) recently released a report detailing the findings of an investigation his staff began in February 2019 into the relationship between World Vision and ISRA.
The probe found that World Vision was not aware that ISRA had been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2004 after funneling roughly $5 million to Maktab al-Khidamat, the predecessor to Al-Qaeda controlled by Osama Bid Laden.
However, that ignorance was born from insufficient vetting practices, the report said.
“World Vision works to help people in need across the world, and that work is admirable,” Grassley said in a statement. “Though it may not have known that ISRA was on the sanctions list or that it was listed because of its affiliation with terrorism, it should have. Ignorance can’t suffice as an excuse. World Vision’s changes in vetting practices are a good first step, and I look forward to its continued progress.”