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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:35 PM

Netanyahu Envoy Says U.S. Should Expand Arms Aid To Israel

Source: LATIMES

October 5, 2012 | 3:06 pm

WASHINGTON -- A special envoy of the Israeli prime minister said the United States should expand its arms aid to Israel in light of the increased threats posed by the unstable aftermath of the "Arab Spring" revolutions.

Zalman Shoval, a former Israeli ambassador to the United States and foreign policy advisor to Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party, said in an interview Friday that the instability in Egypt, Libya and Syria suggest that the U.S.-Israel security ties will be “probably more important than ever before.”

He said the United States should consider increasing its emergency inventory of military equipment in Israel, and step up joint military exercises with the Israel Defense Forces to demonstrate to neighboring governments the U.S. commitment to regional stability. Since 1990, the United States has stored military equipment in Israel for use by U.S. armed forces or by the IDF in an emergency.

Shoval said political instability and violence in the region and the advance of Islamist parties show that Americans were generally too optimistic about the uprisings.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/10/israeli-official-argues-us-should-expand-arms-aid-to-israel.html

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Reply Netanyahu Envoy Says U.S. Should Expand Arms Aid To Israel (Original post)
Purveyor Oct 2012 OP
JRLeft Oct 2012 #1
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #4
raouldukelives Oct 2012 #2
oberliner Oct 2012 #3
DeSwiss Oct 2012 #5
Purveyor Oct 2012 #14
Iggy Oct 2012 #6
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #7
JRLeft Oct 2012 #8
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #12
JRLeft Oct 2012 #16
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #17
They_Live Oct 2012 #9
lovuian Oct 2012 #10
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #26
Autumn Oct 2012 #11
JNelson6563 Oct 2012 #13
fascisthunter Oct 2012 #15
azurnoir Oct 2012 #18
go west young man Oct 2012 #19
Bohunk68 Oct 2012 #21
Mosby Oct 2012 #24
Lil Missy Oct 2012 #20
oldsarge54 Oct 2012 #22
Carolina Oct 2012 #23
sarcasmo Oct 2012 #25
Godless in Seattle Oct 2012 #32
Hydra Oct 2012 #27
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #28
Butterbean Oct 2012 #29
elbloggoZY27 Oct 2012 #30
WCGreen Oct 2012 #31
Carolina Oct 2012 #33
sendero Oct 2012 #34
Jennicut Oct 2012 #35

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:36 PM

1. We should end arms aid for everyone, including ourselves.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. +1000



K&R

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:40 PM

2. The MIC & Wall St investors agree! nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:44 PM

3. As soon as I saw this on the front page, I knew who posted it

I wish I could've entered my guess somewhere beforehand to win a prize.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:47 PM

5. You did win a prize!

- The TRUTH. Congratulations!

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Response to oberliner (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:50 PM

14. The polite thing to do would be to 'rec' this thread...m :) eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:52 PM

6. WHAT a Load of Baloney

 

Israel already has a TEN year "aid" package.. put into place during the smirky admin by congress...
with little to no debate or discussion. just a big, phat check every year... I think it's $1.3 Bil per year.

Bibi says this is not enough??

uhhhhh, sure. sure, Bibi, how much $$$$ do you want?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:54 PM

7. Mitt would say, sure thing buddy. First I have to finish off Big Bird.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 06:55 PM

8. One way we could help the Palestinians is by educating them.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:35 PM

12. What is it they don't know? n/t

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:15 PM

16. I am talking about building schools instead shooting them.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:32 PM

17. ok, just curious. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. In order to do this

we would have to further cut taxes on the wealthiest Americans, and end some more social programs. Am I right?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:37 PM

10. We don't have the MONEY to pay Israel anymore

We don't HAVE the money
you can't cut social security and medicare

and give our money to Israel

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Response to lovuian (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:54 PM

26. +1

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 07:37 PM

11. Better yet, let's give aid to the American people

and Israel can take care of it's own military.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:47 PM

13. I say NO MORE.

How 'bout that?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:11 PM

15. No... you should learn to live with your neighbors, you extremist nutcase

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:08 AM

18. Now is prime time for such requests

Last edited Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:24 AM - Edit history (1)

another Obama should prove his loyalty type thing IMO

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:19 AM

19. Israel needs to take care of itself and quit schlepping off America's citizens.

They've had our support for ages. They don't appreciate it. They disrespect the president. They are the Neocons. They have infiltrated our government on every level. At this point they are putting the world on the brink of nuclear war with their constant threats. They are not an asset to the USA. They are a burden. I personally am tired of them always playing the persecuted Jews card. I think the rest of the world is a bit worn out with that as well. They have recklessly killed so many innocent Palestinians and Lebanese people with their harsh reactions to every terrorist idiots attack. Personally I wish they would go suck at some other countries tit. I'm not anti semitic. I love John Stewart, Ben Stiller, and all the great Jewish stars that are in entertainment but Ben Netenyahu and the Likkud party I could do with out. Cut their funding please. And boot Joe Lieberman the hell out of the USA. He is an agent of Israel first and a US congressman second.

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Response to go west young man (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:30 AM

21. What you said.

However, if you would dare to say such a thing at the I/P forum, you would get booted off for saying anything against Israel and your comments would be considered over the top and deleted. Even though, the ring of truth is in them.

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Response to go west young man (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:00 PM

24. the neocons are all Jews?

They have infiltrated every level of the US government?

Where are you getting your information from?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 03:49 AM

20. On the contrary, it's time to wean them off the American tit. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:14 AM

22. Tell You What

Netanyahu, when you get control of the illegal settlers moving into the contested zones, I will then consider your defense needs. With your minority members of the government dragging the whole government around, that is one reason why you need more defense. Stop the settlements, remove the illegal ones, control you minority government members, and you might even see you need less defense assistance.

I worked by tail off bringing you supplies in 1973. Logged 27 round trips from Wright-Patterson to the Sinai. To don't call me anti-jewish. But it does take both parties to make peace, and your zealots are screwing the pooch.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:43 AM

23. Fuck Netanyahu and his little envoy, too

Enough with arms and aid to Israel

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:52 PM

25. Am I the only one tired of this guy?

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #25)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 04:06 AM

32. I'm sick of him!

 

And when Obama gets reelected, I hope he makes this fucking little despot beg for his next welfare check from America.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:18 PM

27. Destablizing the region, one missile at a time

Would he like us to finance some more nukes for him as well? I'm sure the 200-400 he has aren't enough to vaporize the whole world.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:25 PM

28. He needs to leave U.S. decisions to the U.S. Government. n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:35 PM

29. Um, no. Absolutely not.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:49 PM

30. Israel

 

The West will pay dearly if Iran gets the BOMB.

Israel is a Democracy amongst many enemies.

Shalom

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Response to elbloggoZY27 (Reply #30)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:19 PM

31. The Embargoes are working in Iran...

The Iranian economy is faltering because president Obama and SOS Clinton have put together a good strong economic coalition to bring Iran to it's knees. I think it is because the president hasn't been seen as being bullied by Bibi...

Talk about meddling in our election.



http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-03/europe-weighs-more-sanctions-as-iran-s-currency-plummets

The U.K., France and Germany are pressing for new sanctions to bring Iran’s economy to its knees and curb its nuclear ambitions, according to several European diplomats, as rioting over the country’s tumbling currency suggests the existing sanctions are taking a toll.

In a confidential letter to the 27 EU member states, portions of which were provided to Bloomberg News, the foreign ministers of Europe’s three largest economies criticized Iran for its lack of openness over its nuclear program and called for raising the cost to Iran’s leaders of refusing to abandon what the U.S., Europe and Israel say is a covert nuclear weapons program. Iran says its program is solely for civilian energy and medical research.

“So far, Iran has not reacted positively to our proposal,” the British, French and German ministers wrote in their Sept. 20 letter, referring to a proposal for Iran to abandon medium-enriched uranium in exchange for aviation and energy incentives.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/07/uk-warns-iran-more-sanctions


Iranians have seen the value of the rial fall by 60% since last year. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

The international community should tighten the noose on Tehran to the point of threatening the Iranian regime's survival if it does not relinquish its "mad" nuclear ambitions, the defence secretary, Philip Hammond, says.

In the most forthright indication yet of the escalating sanctions policy ambitions from a senior elected western official, Hammond warned in an interview with the Observer that there would be "more pain on the streets", predicting "potentially regime-threatening disruption and dissent", which he said would pose a clear threat to the government.




This fifty year zero sum approach to Israel has just made it worse in the area.

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Response to elbloggoZY27 (Reply #30)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 07:49 AM

33. Oh puhleeze

so only israel and the US should have WMDs. They are the only two countries who threaten everyone else or even invade on the pretext that they have (Iraq) or may get (Iran) WMDs.

Notice no one threatens N. Korea, or India... and detente was the result of the massive arsenals the US and then USSR built against each otherd.

Sadly for the world, the best defense is a strong offense!

And Israel is a bully nation

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 08:16 AM

34. Not only no..

... but HELL NO!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 10:53 AM

35. Oh please. Don't we already give them over a billion a year?

Sorry Bibi, we have our own issues. You can make do with a billion, can't you?
In July, Obama gave them 70 million more. Time to pull yourself up from your bootstraps, as Repubs would say.

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