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

#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?
 
#5
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.
 
#6
ExPara said:
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.
Maybe they could offer some land for re-settlement purposes.

Ooh, bad one.
 
#8
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?
 
#10
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
 
#11
Israelis return goodwill? You must be fcuking joking. A bunch of parasites.
 
#12
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?
 
#13
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!!!
 

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#14
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...)

https://secure2.convio.net/arc/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=1161
 
#15
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?
 
#16
There is no anti-US rhetoric. None, absolutley none. The US have enabled the Iraqi people to dispose of Saddam. Now the US faces an oil shortage, and Iraq sits on a sea of the stuff. The Iraq Government is forever saying it is grateful for the sacrifices made and money spent. Good. Then get a few hundred thousand gallons on a tanker and get it to the States and show some gratitude.

Or am I missing something here. Iraq is now a sovereign nation is it not? As a sovereign nation it can extend an offer of help. Do you think I am going to be the only person asking why, when the US has liberated Iraq , that there shouldn't be some sort of returning gesture. I extend the same question to the Kingsom of Saud. Any chance of them donating a few hundred thousand barrels?

Snowy , do not confuse me with Frenchperson, or assume my dislike and mistrust of Bush44 extends to the American people. Or are you telling me, that a dislike and mistrust of the current incumbent of the White House, is indivisible from a dislike of the American people?
 
#17
Is the oil to be donated from the IEA, Refined or Crude or a mix of both?
I guess either way it should lessen the burden on the America's oil reserves.
Considering that it was only two weeks ago that the insurgents sucessfully stopped all of Iraq's oil pipe lines. 8O I don't think the Americans are really expecting an Iraqi donation of oil.
 
#18
PartTimePongo said:
There is no anti-US rhetoric. None, absolutley none. The US have enabled the Iraqi people to dispose of Saddam. Now the US faces an oil shortage, and Iraq sits on a sea of the stuff. The Iraq Government is forever saying it is grateful for the sacrifices made and money spent. Good. Then get a few hundred thousand gallons on a tanker and get it to the States and show some gratitude.

Or am I missing something here. Iraq is now a sovereign nation is it not? As a sovereign nation it can extend an offer of help. Do you think I am going to be the only person asking why, when the US has liberated Iraq , that there shouldn't be some sort of returning gesture. I extend the same question to the Kingsom of Saud. Any chance of them donating a few hundred thousand barrels?

Snowy , do not confuse me with Frenchperson, or assume my dislike and mistrust of Bush44 extends to the American people. Or are you telling me, that a dislike and mistrust of the current incumbent of the White House, is indivisible from a dislike of the American people?
That would be a huge leap of the imagination!


ps. It may have gone up, but the last time I checked, the Kingdom of Saud had donated $1m to the tsunami fund - I don't know how many seconds oil production that is, but shouldn't think the US will receive much. Venezuela's their best option - Chavez has already offered assistance.
 
#19
MOD sends Compo Rations.......
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...ml&sSheet=/portal/2005/09/04/ixportaltop.html

Britain sends 500,000 ration packs to area hit by hurricane
(Filed: 04/09/2005)

Britain sends 500,000 ration packs to area hit by hurricane
(Filed: 04/09/2005)

A consignment of 500,000 military ration packs are to be delivered to the region devastated by Hurricane Katrina, the Ministry of Defence has announced.

The ration packs provide enough for one person for a day

The armed forces meal boxes - which include a 24-hour supply of food - will be flown to the US tomorrow morning to help feed the homeless.

John Reid, the Defence Secretary, said: "No one could help but be moved by the pictures of devastation to New Orleans and the surrounding areas and the plight of those affected.

"The Ministry of Defence will do everything it can to support the US recovery efforts following the effects of Hurricane Katrina."

The first shipment of aid is to be delivered by civil aircraft and expected to arrive in the US by tomorrow afternoon with further daily flights likely to depart for much of this week.

Military sources said the logistics of the deliveries are still being finalised, but it is expected the packages will be distributed from Houston by US authorities.

Mr Reid said: "We are working closely with other government departments and with the US authorities to ensure that the assistance we offer meets their requirements.

"Following a request from the US, we are sending to the US 500,000 standard issue ration packs. Speed is obviously of the essence and early tomorrow morning, the first consignment of ration packs will be flown to the US.

"Subsequent flights will be mounted on a 24-hour basis until all the packs have arrived.

"We continue to liaise with the US about their needs and stand-by to provide further assistance as necessary."

The ration boxes are designed for armed forces personnel serving on operations and provide around 4,000 calories a day.

Both standard and vegetarian options will be provided, with the typical "boil in a bag" meals including Lancashire hot pot, lamb stew, chicken curry and desserts such as fruit dumplings with custard.

The boxes, which are designed to last a single person one whole day, come with a mini-stove and matches to allow the user to heat up their food meals and drinks.

Also included are tea, coffee, tissues and snacks such as energy bars, digestives, fruit biscuits and Yorkie chocolate bars.
 
#20
Clarification, or rather complication regarding the 60 million barrels of oil:
CNN says the Germans are offering that amount of oil, but they either mis-worded or misunderstood things.

Forbes emphasized that the exact amount Germany had volunteered to contribute to the IEA's total contribution of 2 million per day for 30 days remains unclear.

So, it seems that CNN is confusing the 60 million being released by the IEA with the amount of oil being released by Germany.

On another note, Germany has already flown in 25 tonnes of supplies to the affected areas.
 

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