Which country is willing to donate the most money to U.S.?

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by cheesypoptart, Sep 4, 2005.

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  1. Surprisingly, it seems to be Germany, according to CNN.

    First of all, they are offering the services of their Technisches Hilfswerk (THW) - arguably the best and most experienced disaster recovery specialists in the world.
    Now, that's one offer any country should take if they really care about lives. The THW are absolutely outstanding, completely dedicated to this kind of stuff.

    That's not that expensive...

    Now, Qatar just offered $100 million and Kuwait $500 million worth of oil products.

    Incredibly though, Germany has offered to release two million barrels of oil a day from its reserves for thirty days. That's a sixty million barrels total, at a market price of $3.96 billion (European IPE Brent crude).

    Whatever you say about ze Germans, they sure like to be generous in times of crisis (as opposed to war).
  2. How much oil is the Iraqi Government offering?
  3. Sounds good to me, we can use the help.
  4. Can't believe the Ayatollahs have missed their chance to score some points. Imagine the headline "USA Turns Down Iranian Offer Of Help"!

    It would be nice to see the Israelis give back some of the vast sums of money they have received over the past 50-odd years.
  5. Maybe they could offer some land for re-settlement purposes.

    Ooh, bad one.
  6. How much oil is the Pakistani Government offering?
  7. Sorry LWM , I don't speak Officer. :) So that went right over my head. Pakistan doesn't have any oil to speak of , or did you mean they're going to supply 250 tons of Ghee to improve the taste of the MRE's?
  8. merely returning the political point scoring. [​IMG]

    Smilies inserted
  9. Ahhhhhhhh . Wasn't aware the US had "liberated the Pakistanis from a tyrant". Well as the Iraqi people are so grateful for the billions of dollars and thousands of lives expended on giving them liberation , I think a few hundred thousand barrels of oil wouldn't go amiss would it.

    Or can't the Iraqi government make that sort of decision? :D
  10. Israelis return goodwill? You must be fcuking joking. A bunch of parasites.
  11. Partnerships, dedication to Democracy etc............as fot the tyrant part: what are your veiws. As we all know Islamic bretheren from across the globe are flocking to ensure that Iraq can be seen as the ideal of a modern Islam. Off Topic I know........noticed litlle aid from the Arab states though other than an increase in oil production/release..........hum. Do we have to pay for that?
  12. Why then, after other leading nations are queing up to give billions to help these poor sods, is the british government going to extend their suffering by donating 500 thousand rat packs and giving them constipation for 4 days!!!
  13. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    PTP - FFS, please keep your anti-US rhetoric out of this? I know you don't like them, but they have suffered a massive natural disaster (as opposed tp the disasters that have killed so many in the middle east which have been man-made). Iraq is hardly going to offer them any oil, as they have a Country to rebuild after a long time under a "normal" Middle Eastern dictatorship.

    The original poster made a valid point - everyone expects the Septics to bail them out when things go wrong (The EU in the Balkans on several occasions, for example) so it's going to be interesting to see who helps them when the chips are down.

    For those fed up with points scoring, the link below is the secure donation site of the American Red Cross, and you can be pretty sure that they will use any monies donated wisely (although I could mention a few times when even the sainted Red Cross got things wrong...)

  14. Why haven't we offered the reserves to help? Engineers, medics would be useful over there, also if they would like any dvr/rad ops then I'll volunteer.
    America doesn't really need money, the people do but the country doesn't. What theyneed there now are bods on the ground who can do the job seeing as most of their forces appear to be occupied elsewhere, or is that occupying elsewhere. But enough of that, they need help and who would be better than an army that specialises in sending people to ruins?