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Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:25 PM

US Earmarks $235 Million For Israel's Defense Systems

WASHINGTON The Unites States has announced it will allocate $235 million for the development of safeguards against rockets and missiles that could be launched towards Israel by Hezbollah and Iran.

A large part of the funds will go towards the development of the David's Sling system, designed to intercept medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles, and the Arrow 2 and 3 systems against long-range ballistic missiles.

This unprecedented sum comes at an unexpected time, while the American government is dealing with large budget cuts, including at the Pentagon.

However, Pentagon officials were the ones who requested that Congress approve a $106 million aid budget for Israel's defense systems against missiles, on top of the Iron Dome budget.

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4165744,00.html

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:30 PM

1. This is fucking ridiculous, we have people starving and out of work/homeless

 

and were providing money for Israel defenses. WFT?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:30 PM

2. There are no taxpayers in Israel to pay for their defense?

Really? Then perhaps they should try to get along with their neighbors a bit better.

25 million unemployed in the US, but for Israel for weapons - yeah, we have money.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:32 PM

3. What about American citizens?

Shouldn't Americans get these funds before Israelis? Poor and middle class Americans struggle everyday to get by and yet it's the Israelis that are able to extract money from Uncle Sam's pocket.

This is some bullshit

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:37 PM

6. Our money I might add, we the taxpayers are the ones footing this bill.

 

I don't like it one bit!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:35 PM

4. Disgusting but wholly expected

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:37 PM

5. The number of Israeli billionaires doubled over the last two years to 16 while their combined wealth

"The number of Israeli billionaires doubled over the last two years to 16 while their combined wealth tripled to $45 billion, according to Forbes magazine"

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-israel-rich-20111210,0,7450485.story

We don't have the corner on the corruption and immoral crap market.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:40 PM

7. Oh Shit

More money down the farking war drain.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:49 PM

8. They must not have any bootstraps in Israel

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:52 PM

9. I wish the American people got to vote on these kinds of ridiculous wastes of their money.

There are people here who need to be kept alive and will die for lack of money for HC eg. How about our national security?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 07:57 PM

10. Please look at this site - we give Israel 8 MILLION A DAY (a day a day) just for military aid.

 

Why could this project not go to the people of the U.S. to build if we have to have another war toy?

http://www.ifamericaknew.org/stats/usaid.html Please look, please read.

You will see the chart that compares what we give Israel compared to Palestinians. Plus, the text is clearly written and the graphs are easy to read.

PS - That 8 million is only military aid - we give another package of millions for other infrastructure social needs - just ot Israel.

How many people are in shelters tonight in the USA? Of that total - how many are children?

How many people are in shelters tonight in Israel? Of that total - how many are children?

Will we ever stop and get our country turned around - all that money going out every day - all the jobs and factories going out - all the profits going off shore. Gifts to favorite friends in other countries - what per cent from the 99%, what % from the 1%?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:02 PM

11. 15 million or so homeless in this country.

We give Pakistan millions and now 235 more million to the Israels for safeguards, the Empire doe not give a shit about the peasants.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:24 PM

12. How we paying for it? Never mind it's for more weopons it doesn't need paid for n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 10:09 PM

14. But we're too broke to give Americans food, healthcare, education . . .

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