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(29,876 posts)
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:25 PM Dec 2011

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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(3,491 posts)
1. This is fucking ridiculous, we have people starving and out of work/homeless
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:30 PM
Dec 2011

and were providing money for Israel defenses. WFT?


(7,672 posts)
2. There are no taxpayers in Israel to pay for their defense?
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:30 PM
Dec 2011

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.



(30,439 posts)
3. What about American citizens?
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:32 PM
Dec 2011

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


(2,605 posts)
5. The number of Israeli billionaires doubled over the last two years to 16 while their combined wealth
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:37 PM
Dec 2011

"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"


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

sabrina 1

(62,325 posts)
9. I wish the American people got to vote on these kinds of ridiculous wastes of their money.
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:52 PM
Dec 2011

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?



(20,291 posts)
10. Please look at this site - we give Israel 8 MILLION A DAY (a day a day) just for military aid.
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 08:57 PM
Dec 2011

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%?


(23,968 posts)
11. 15 million or so homeless in this country.
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 09:02 PM
Dec 2011

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

Response to Purveyor (Original post)


(12,151 posts)
14. But we're too broke to give Americans food, healthcare, education . . .
Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:09 PM
Dec 2011

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