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Kuwait Pledges $500M For Hurricane Relief  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

KUWAIT CITY (AP) - The oil-rich Persian Gulf state of Kuwait said Sunday it will donate $500 million in aid to U.S. relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.

The offer is the largest known put forward since the hurricane ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama and follows a $100 million aid donation from the emir of a Mideast neighbor, Qatar.

Kuwait's energy minister said his country would provide "oil products that the disaster-stricken states need in addition to other humanitarian aid."

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http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=105&sid=563777


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

I think this about evens up the Balance sheet...

User currently offlineKykevin54 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1307 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
I think this about evens up the Balance sheet...

Not quite yet...You know, 500 million and some oil are a small repayment for having your country saved from an evil foreign dictator that was invading.


User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5900 posts, RR: 40
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 2):
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
I think this about evens up the Balance sheet...

Not quite yet...You know, 500 million and some oil are a small repayment for having your country saved from an evil foreign dictator that was invading.

nobody forced the US to go into the iraq 1991, it was there one decision after they spend many money to Iraq during the Gulfwar between Iraq & Iran and made Iraq such powerfull.

regards



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3553 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

That's extremly nice of them to do that.

Cheers to Kuait.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Here's a listing of what some countries have offered:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/09/03/katrina.world.aid/index.html


User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

The UK Ministry of Defence announced today that it is sending 500,000 ration packs to the area.


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5900 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 4):
That's extremly nice of them to do that.

Cheers to Kuait.

this is an adequate answer not like this...

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 2):
Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
I think this about evens up the Balance sheet...

Not quite yet...You know, 500 million and some oil are a small repayment for having your country saved from an evil foreign dictator that was invading.



Colombia es el Mundo Y el Mundo es Colombia
User currently offlineKykevin54 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Oh I'm sorry Avianca, I guess I wasn't being politically correct. We should all just be nice and ignore debts owed and favors done in the past. Kuwait isn't a charity state. They don't roam around the world pouring money on the poor and deprived. They gave us the money because they felt they owed us.

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 8):
Oh I'm sorry Avianca, I guess I wasn't being politically correct. We should all just be nice and ignore debts owed and favors done in the past. Kuwait isn't a charity state. They don't roam around the world pouring money on the poor and deprived. They gave us the money because they felt they owed us.

Do you send an invoice with all your Christmas cards?


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 4):
That's extremly nice of them to do that.

Cheers to Kuait.

A nice gesture that is very much appreciated. I for one will take it in the spirit that it is being offered--help from a country that we've helped in the past. Thanks, Kuwait!



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

An extremely generous gesture . . . along with the $100 million from Qatar. Thanks to our friends in the Persian Gulf region for their help to our friends in the Gulf of Mexico.

 thumbsup 


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 8):
We should all just be nice and ignore debts owed and favors done in the past.

You mean, like the 5 billion or whaterver it is we owe to the UN? Like that?

I get it.

Screw "owing" someone here, Kykevin54: it was a good gesture ,and should be thought as such, not some balance on some political score sheet.


User currently offlineKykevin54 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 12):
Screw "owing" someone here, Kykevin54: it was a good gesture ,and should be thought as such, not some balance on some political score sheet.

I get it. As soon as the U.S. helps out, people accuse our government of only doing it to get ahead. But when any other country does it, it's because of their pure love for their fellowman. Thanks for setting me straight on that. I've been horribly confused for 23 years now.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 13):
I get it. As soon as the U.S. helps out, people accuse our government of only doing it to get ahead. But when any other country does it, it's because of their pure love for their fellowman. Thanks for setting me straight on that. I've been horribly confused for 23 years now.

At 23, you're an expert at little, and don't understand much, dude. No one said anyone is doing it purely for love, but they did it because they felt it was the right thing to do perhaps, and not because they "owe" the U.S. a fucking thing.

You think the world owes us, but we don't owe the world a damn thing-that's how your mind works.


User currently offlineKykevin54 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Hey Falcon, thanks for going to my other thread just to bash me. I appreciate it a lot. Governments generally don't do things because it's the right thing to do. Go take a few civics or political science classes and get back with me with your informed opinion. The U.S. doesn't and neither does anyone else. A basic rule of economics is that people and organizations act in their own self-interest.

User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1187 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 15):
Go take a few civics or political science classes and get back with me with your informed opinion.

Been there, done that, son, which is why I'm giving you an opinion. Got it?

And I based you because you are really fishing on that other thread. It's pretty funny, actually.

As for the rest, Kuwait is lending us a hand, and not to many people give a flying frack why. Hell, you weren't even a teenager when we went to war in Kuwait, so I don't take much stock in your "opinions", I'm sorry to say.


User currently offline1aMLA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

Pls add Malta to that list. Were very small but were sending something.

(We never get recognised not fair  Sad


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Quoting 1aMLA (Reply 17):
Pls add Malta to that list. Were very small but were sending something.

(We never get recognised not fair Sad

Thanks, and God Bless! All help is appreciated when people are suffering. I live in east Texas and we're quite close to the suffering. Unless you have lived through a hurricane/typhoon/cyclone (I've been through too many), you have no idea of what it's like in the aftermath. I am very touched and gratified by the outpouring of generosity throughout the world. Even Cuba offered 1000 doctors, although I'm sure the offer will be declined with thanks. This rebuilding effort is going to take some time.
Regards.



"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 8):
We should all just be nice and ignore debts owed and favors done in the past.

Every true gift is that which is given with no strings attached.

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 8):
They gave us the money because they felt they owed us.

I cannot believe that anyone would be so heartless as not to think that the people or government of any other nation cannot see the scope of devastation, the current and future requirements that will need to be met, and realize they want to help relieve catastrophic suffering, no matter where on planet earth it occurs.

Thank you to all the nations of the world that have offered help.



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5900 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 18):
Even Cuba offered 1000 doctors, although I'm sure the offer will be declined with thanks.

as cuba normally do after such bad thinks that happened.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1135 times:

It's not as if the USA is the world's richest country, eh?


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User currently offlineFlyinginthesky From Kuwait, joined Dec 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 2):
Not quite yet...You know, 500 million and some oil are a small repayment for having your country saved from an evil foreign dictator that was invading.



Quoting Kykevin54 (Reply 8):
We should all just be nice and ignore debts owed and favors done in the past. Kuwait isn't a charity state. They don't roam around the world pouring money on the poor and deprived. They gave us the money because they felt they owed us.

I can assure you Kuwait owe nothing to US now but good friendship ,SO please don't start conversation about who owes who ...

And for your information Kuwait is charity state ,and yes it does roam around pouring money and it always been nice to everyone .

I don't think it's wise for anybody to use a human disaster for their own political benefits ,concentration should be made to help those who are suffering right now with any mean possible ,and not rejecting help offered by anyone to keep political advantage .

Hope for the best for who've been caught in the hurricane and for those who are working right now to provide help .

My regards ,,


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 21):
It's not as if the USA is the world's richest country, eh?

If a midsize city in the UK was wiped out, guess what? The United States would be one of the first ones sending over relief, and the UK isn't exactly a third-world country.

We probably could rely on our own for money. But to get doctors, water management experts, heavy machinery, aircraft, clean water, food, we can't. We need help from other countries.

Thanks for the help.

AAndrew


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Wow, quite the gesture. $500M from Kuwait!

Pales in comparison to Japan’s $200k + $300k worth of supplies.

And Castro offering 1,100 Doctors and 26 tons of medicine (is that re-importation of drugs?)


25 Flydubai : Yes just like the UK was one of the first countries to offer help to the US. Anyway I would expect the US to send over relief, especially after we ba
26 Gkirk : A very generous gesture from Kuwait. No doubt it is politically motivated, but the USA should still accept it with open arms.
27 Kykevin54 : Let's see if they crucify you for saying that like they did to me. Very rarely does any action have one single motivating factor. I'm sure Kuwait wan
28 Post contains images AeroWesty : I won't, because Gkirk is from the UK and not on the receiving end of the generous offers the world has offered to the US during this catastrophe. Yo
29 Post contains links BA : The 22-member Arab League has called on its members help the US as much as they can. Arab League chief Amr Moussa said the Arab world should support t
30 Mir : Well, I'm certainly not going to do it. Sure it was probably politically motivated, but definitely a friendly "We're here for you" rather than a repa
31 Airlinerfreak : You know what God Bless them!! Also, I saw Cuba donated money, God Bless them too, and everyone else that donated money!
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