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Dick Dastardly Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 10:48 PM
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160. Israel is not the biggest recipient of aid in reality. Not by a long shot
What we give Israel is a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of defending Europe which was as high as 150 billion/year during the cold war, of Japan and S Korea which were as high as 50 billion each a year. This is besides the fact that American blood was put on the line and spilled for defending and fighting for Europe, Japan and S Korea but Israel fought and fights its own wars and never had American troops fighting for it. The money we give it is spent in the US.

We have received many benefits from our relationship with Israel. Israel sent a commando team and captured the latest Soviet air defense system technology and sent it to us.They arranged for a Arab pilot to defect an fly the latest Soviet MIG to Israel. This MIG was a guarded Soviet secret that no one in the west had seen up close let alone posses one to study. There were many such ops.
We also use their Port in Haifa for our Naval ships to base out of. We have various bases to store weapons for quick logistics when and if needed. We use them to test and report on the effectiveness of various weapons. We develop a wide variety of weapons with them. We also have used them to do things we didn't want our fingerprints on. There are many other benefits too numerous to list and contrary to the usual anti Israel propaganda full of omissions and double standards, they have been a great value and comparatively cheap.
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