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Q: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11 ( No Answer,   7 Comments )
Subject: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
Category: Relationships and Society
Asked by: consta-ga
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Posted: 29 Dec 2004 13:23 PST
Expires: 28 Jan 2005 13:23 PST
Question ID: 448881
Can anyone point me to information on foreign aid given to the United
States after 9.11.01?  I'm looking for articles, or specific facts, on
what type of assistance was provided to the U.S.

Request for Question Clarification by mathtalk-ga on 30 Dec 2004 05:19 PST
Hi, consta-ga:

A number of countries provided intelligence and similar assistance in
the wake of 9/11, and many contributed support to the war in
Afghanistan.  Are these kinds of assistance within the scope of your

regards, mathtalk-ga
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: nelson-ga on 29 Dec 2004 14:36 PST
Being that we are the wealthiest nation on earth, we don't really need
money from other countries.  May sound arrogant, but true.  I think
some Canadians came to help with rescue efforts, which I applaud.
Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: mathtalk-ga on 29 Dec 2004 18:35 PST
Regarding the last part of nelson-ga's Comment:

President Bush made his first official visit to Canada last month and
expressed his thanks to the many ordinary Canadians who opened their
homes to travelers stranded in Canada in the aftermath of 9/11's
airspace closure:

regards, mathtalk-ga
Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: cheekyspanky-ga on 04 Jan 2005 18:09 PST
Foreign Aid wasn't really required after 9/11 for a number of reasons.

The USA has enough money to pay for repairs etc.
The tragedy occured over a relatively small area limiting widespread damage.
Insurance coverage would pay for much of the damage.

More valuable than financial assistance would be the help given by
other countries - most of which I doubt we know of, in terms of
intelligence and evidence from all of the various governments and
government agencies.

If this question has come to mind after the recent Tsunami disaster
then it should be considered that this is a different matter - foreign
aid is needed in this case as the countries don't have money to pay
for repairs, the tragedy is widespread and insurance won't have been
taken out, or at least won't pay out.

Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: wsalopek-ga on 09 Jan 2005 11:18 PST
Two things:

1)  Isn't giving about, well, GIVING?  Is a person or country supposed
to only give to those who have given to him/it in the past?  That
wouldn't really be "giving", would it...

2)  The Bible, and virtually all other spiritual teachings, say that
charity should be amoung the highest of a person's priorities.  From
the Bible:

Chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians contains some of Paul?s best known
sayings. The passage that runs from 13:11 to 13:13 is one of the most
beautiful in the Bible, rivaling the Psalms and Matthew. It begins:
?When I was a child, I spoke as a child. . .? and concludes with the
passage famous from wedding ceremonies, ?And now abideth faith, hope,
and charity?, and the greatest of these is charity.?
Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: nelson-ga on 10 Jan 2005 03:46 PST
wsalopek-ga, how does bringing up an ancient text help answer this question?
Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: freedomfries-ga on 22 Jan 2005 15:26 PST
We give so much and receive so little thanks, our detractors will
never admit U.S. worth to the world, without finding alterior motives
Subject: Re: Foreign Aid to the U.S. after 9-11
From: thoughtful05-ga on 26 Jan 2005 14:08 PST
I'm compelled to answer this in a rather unpleasant way, given some of
the entirely incorrect statements made by some gung ho American

Firstly, most countries gave specialist support that wasn't available
in NYC. The UK for example sent 140 specialist rescue workers with
specialist thermal imaging capacity that is unavailable in "the
richest country in the world". The Canadians gave shelter to displaced
families. The French sent specialist machinery for excavations, and so

Secondly, whilst a terrible tragedy, I seem to recall very little help
being offered in the wake of the numerous terrorist attacks on
innocents in the UK from anyone in the US. Why not? Because they were
"political protests" made by the now discredited Provo IRA.

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