Does Your Car Starve Terrorists?

Oct. 26, 2006: Jewish Journal—Gas Pump a Giant Saudi Tzedakah Box

Summary: "The 5767 High Holiday tallies are in from synagogues around the country, and it appears that U.S. Jewry has topped all previous pledge drive records. It is estimated that this year, American Jews will send approximately $660 million to Saudi Arabia.

Yes, you read that correctly. You didn’t fold a piece of cardboard or stuff an envelope, but the commitment was as good as a pledge. Maybe even better. After all, the Saudis won’t have to harass you to pay up.

The United States imports about 1.5 million barrels of Saudi oil every day. At $60 per barrel, that comes to about $33 billion per year. Of course, we Jews are a mere 2 percent of the U.S. population, so the Jewish community is only sending about $660 million. With 6 million Jews here, that’s $110 per head."

Even if you don’t know what the heck a tzedakah box is, you’ll likely be appalled at this analysis of where your gas money goes. Anybody interested in seeing more attacks on American soil knows that Saudi money is theirs for the taking, according to Drucker.

Don’t happen to number among the six million American Jews? A little math will tell you that you, too, pay $110 a year directly into Saudi coffers (300 million Americans, $33 billion).

And if that’s not bad enough, drill-em-and-spill-em ExxonMobil, which still hasn’t paid its bills for the Exxon Valdez disaster, just posted quarterly profits second only to itself.

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  • SolarDEK

    My two-wheeled, pedal-powered bicycle starves terrorists. While hybrid cars may reduce the amount of gas (as long as you do not drive more), a bicycle is a way to have a dramatic impact.

    This year I have biked to work, 55 times! (1210 miles)
    Get off your duff and do something good for America, the environment and yourself!

    Bike to work,
    Bike to church,
    Bike to the grocery store,
    Bike everywhere you go.


  • Richard

    are feeding the terrorist much more by this logic. We have enough oil domestically, but hey quess we should feed the terrorist before we drill here. funny stuff here sophmoric but funny.