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June 21st, 2007

Bush Pledges more Free Money to Israel


Israel currently receives $2.4 billion annually in militry aid. This is in addition to the dozens of million dollar loans given to Israel of which most have been forgiven. Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today’s population, that is more than $5,700 for every man, woman and child in Israel, yet Israel is listed as one of the top twenty wealthiest nations.

Sure would be nice if our own government could hand every man woman and child in the United States $5,700. Nope, instead we get some bullshit tax break from Bush amounting to a couple hundred bucks.

Someone please explain to me why Israel needs more U.S. foreign aid?

P.S. U.S. law prohibits the President from providing military aid to any country that “engages in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationa lly recognised human rights”. Under the 1967 US Arms Export Control Act, it is illegal to use U.S. weapons to carry out extra-judici al killings. This act stipulates that weapons be sold to “friendly countries solely for internal security and legitimate defense.” Since September 2000, the Israeli army has used U.S. made attack helicopters, tanks and F-16 missiles to target Palestinian civilians, homes, forces and buildings. These same weapons were used to invade Lebanon last summer.

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  1. groc22 Says :

    > Someone please explain to me why Israel needs more U.S. foreign aid?

    I think it’s because

    1. the more aid Israel receives, the more power it has to protect its right to exist, which means more preemptive attacks on the enemies who want to drive Israel into the sea, more killed enemy civilians, more cluster bombs dropped on their cities. All this, unfortunatel y, further increases the hostility of Israel’s enemies, which in turn requires more military assistance from us.

    2. as time comes, Israel has more and more Holocaust Survivors. For example, there’s now entirely new class – 2nd and even 3rd generation Holocaust Survivors (google will give many results), i.e. those who when being children suffered from their parents’ suffering from being Holocaust survivors. Naturally, they also require all forms of assistance in their 2nd generation suffering, so we must aid Israel in that too.

    3. While we are saying that Israel is our strategic ally, we in fact never receive from them anything positive in return. We don’t have military bases on their territory, no diplomatic assistance anywhere, etc. Basically, we get from our Jewish friends nothing but occasional provocations  , espionage, and betrayal. So it is with pretty much everyone else who is giving them aid (I think half of the world does – we are all guilty in Holocaust, after all). Naturally, some people are unhappy with this, so worldwide antisemitism is rising. Which, in turn, requires more efforts to combat it, including more Holocaust museums, more funds to lobbying campaigns to adopt various anti-hate laws in various countries, and, yes, more of occasional provocations  , espionage, and betrayals. Hence, more money is required, and who is there to help our best ally but us.

    So, as you can see, it’s all very justified.


  2. Tracy Says :

    Obviously Israel runs American policy for that to even happen. (give them aid in the first place!)

    We have plenty of problems in the US so ZERO dollars should be going to other countries for anything.

    Once we have no homeless and single digit unemployment then we can help other nations again.

    Anything else just shows us exactly where the real loyalties lie.

    Tracy


  3. atheo Says :

    Do the math. 1.6 trillion divided by 6 million is 266,667. That’s alot more than $5,700.


  4. wayne Says :

    How much would it be with Dov Zakhiems theft of 2.3 trillion, and his and others loan forgiveness and selling (giving) brand new latest model fighters declared surplus even though they were new in the box. I’d guess maybe $15,000 each which would be about $60,000 for each American family. If you polled each American family and asked them I’m sure they would gladly give more.


  5. SteveIL Says :

    Since September 2000, the Israeli army has used U.S. made attack helicopters, tanks and F-16 missiles to target Palestinian civilians, homes, forces and buildings.

    Of course, that paragon of virtue Yasser Arafat acted like a model citizen that whole time. And Hamas is made up of another peace-loving group of individuals trying to bring Haight-Ashbu ry and the “Summer of Love” to Gaza. While they commit acts of war on Israel, launch rockets constantly at Israel, and butcher their own people.

    These same weapons were used to invade Lebanon last summer.

    Because another group of “peace-lovin g hippies”, Hezbollah, committed their own fucking act of war from Lebanon, and launched weapons given to them by…mmm, let’s see…oh, yeah. Iran.

    See, this is a difference between someone who legitimately criticizes Israel, and those are anti-Semitic . A critic of Israel will note both Israeli and Palestinian transgressio ns and condemn all of it. Those who are anti-Semitic won’t even mention the words Hamas, Fatah, Arafat, or Hezbollah, or anything those vermin have done.


  6. Steve O Says :

    Give me a break SteveIL, answer the question, why do they need more money? You don’t have a fucking clue, do you?

    Stop with the anti-semite bullshit and before you say it again how about doing some research on what a semite is, k?

    Go KKK hunting somewhere else and bring Kissinger with you. Fucking country has given us not one fucking thing and yet we give them 1/3 of our overall foreign budget.

    Oh wait, I forgot, they give us lots of fucking body bags filled with our sons and daughters so that the can live free and oppress people like they were oppressed. Ovens or napalm, what’s the difference, people burn.

    Wake the fuck up dude!


  7. SteveIL Says :

    Give me a break SteveIL, answer the question, why do they need more money? You don’t have a fucking clue, do you?

    Yeah, I got a fucking clue as to why. Hamas. Gaza. And that’s just for starters.

    And Israel hasn’t given us a fucking thing? You put in a post slamming Bush about vetoing further federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Did you know that researchers in Israel are leaders in embryonic stem cell research? (Here, here, here, and here)

    Did you even know this? Did you ever bother to check?

    What have Arafat, Fatah, Hamas, or any of these scum done for anybody, especially their own people?

    You wake the fuck up


  8. A.Spagnolo Says :

    Yo SteveIl: Fucking Israel being tenth richets nation in the world can pay for their own fucking security problems. The money that our dear friend the president is giving to the tenth richest nation in the should be going to meet the of our citizens and municipaltie s to loser the burden of meeting services for their communties. Yo stevo by the way New Orleans aint New no more and it wont new for quite sometime, but what fuck do you care you dont live in a city belonging to some third worl nation, besides you have this fucking attitude that we owe you all something. Piss Off!


  9. Froenx Says :

    when I read the first comment, I threw up a little bit. nothing but a textbook pro-isreal piece. zero content.


  10. 1984 Says :

    Pentagon: ‘They Hate Our Policies, Not Our Freedom’
    ‘Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies [the report says]. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standin g, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and the Gulf states. Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy.’
    http://www.c smonitor.com  /2004/1129/ dailyUpdate. html


  11. Kimmer Says :

    Why are we giving taxpayers’ $$ to one of the wealthiest nations on the face of the earth?

    Tens of millions of Americans (INCLUDING CHILDREN) cannot get healthcare (excluding free healthcare for millions of illegal foreign invaders) and our infrastructu re sucks now due to same.

    GOOD GRIEF! It’s time to empty out Washington D.C. and get representati ves who represent Americans, as opposed to Mexicans and Israelis.


  12. The Decider Says :

    dubya bends over for isreal, just like he did his college roommate


  13. ruff Says :

    Ruff says…

    Do you not understand the problem? A Jewish state in the middle of an Arabic nation. Move to New York and live with each other. Let’s have peace. It is so simple… you will always own Miami should you require tropical weather.


  14. ruff Says :

    Ruff says…

    Do you not understand the problem? A Jewish state in the middle of an Arabic nation. Jews, move to New York and live with each other. Give the Arabs back their country. Let’s have peace for a change. It is so simple… you will always own Miami should you require tropical weather. I am sure the American government can purchase you a new country if M.I.A.M.I. (Many Immigrants And Mostly Illegal) is not suitable for you.



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