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Congress Proposes Giving Israel an Extra $1 Billion for Firework SafetyTim King Salem-News.com
Congressional Committee Proposal would raise US taxpayer support for Israel's military in 2013 to a record $4 billion.
(WASHINGTON DC) - As news about Israeli political parties merging dominates headlines, this one is being overlooked. The US House of Representatives Defense Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday approved almost $1 billion for Israel's anti-missile defense programs.
The expensive systems are called Arrow 3. The American politicians propose spending this exorbitant amount in order to upgrade the current Arrow system, David's Sling, and Iron Dome.
The names are fancy, unlike the missiles they say they are defending themselves from. The munitions fired from Gaza are al Qassam rockets and they are little more than unguided fireworks.
Israeli and American media portray the 'rocket attacks from Gaza' as a serious danger and they claim that the large U.S. tax payer contributions are necessary in order to 'defend' Israel. The Gaza rockets have in all time, killed a total of 28 Israeli citizens. Some place the number at 29.
The total appropriation is the highest ever approved for the four programs; it reflects the willingness of the United States to back yet another racist, apartheid government that uses American investments to send Israeli youth to college, and to kill Palestinians; Muslims and Christians, who have few rights under a system that Israel created, offering one set of laws and punishments to Jews, and a different set for all other human beings.
Of course the bottom line issue always, is that Israel will see that any country that objects to its deadly politics is attacked militarily. Iraq heads the list of these nations, and now Iraq's old rival, Iran, continually remains in Israel's gun sights when THERE IS NO HISTORY OF AGGRESSION FROM IRAN TOWARD ISRAEL.
Iran's president did not say Israel should be 'wiped from the map', but then accurate language translations get in the way, amazingly the world is unable to check those words themselves. Iran seeks nuclear power, Israel stands armed with hundreds of illegal, undeclared nuclear weapons. The U.S. and Israel are highly illegal and politically deceptive in nature.
Israel Business News reports that:
The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee is due to vote on the draft bill today, which will include $948,736,000 for Israel's missile defense programs for the 2013 fiscal year, which begins in October. This money is separate from the $3.1 billion in annual military aid for Israel for 2013. If the proposal passes, Israel will receive a record total of $4 billion in military aid in the next fiscal year.
The US aid for Israel's missile defense programs is part of the US defense appropriations. The items in the House bill includes $74,692,000 for the "upper-tier component to the Israeli Missile Defense Architecture" - the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile (which can intercept missiles in space, above the reach of the Arrow 2). Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd's (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) Malam Division is developing the missile.
The House subcommittee also approved $44,365,000 for the Arrow System Improvement Program, including development of a long range, ground and airborne, detection suite.
The House subcommittee approved $149,679,000 for the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) program (David's Sling), including cruise missile defense R&D under this program, of which $15,000,000 is for production of missiles in the US and Israel to meet Israel’s defense requirements. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) are jointly developing David's Sling.
The House subcommittee approved $268.7 million for these three programs, compared with $235 million they are receiving in the 2012 fiscal year.
The Iron Dome program will receive $680 million. This appropriation is in addition to the $205 million appropriated for the program in the US defense budget for the 2011 fiscal year.
The article states that the substantial increase in US aid for the Iron Dome was expected, after the Pentagon announced in March that it would work with Congress to fund deployment of the system.
With another 'underwear bomber' propaganda story dominating U.S. headlines, we are reminded that Leon Panetta is another American whose allegiance is to Israel, he is clearly a supporter of apartheid.
"Supporting the security of the state of Israel is a top priority of President Obama and Secretary Panetta," said the Pentagon in a statement at the time.
"The Department of Defense has been in conversations with the government of Israel about US support for the acquisition of additional Iron Dome systems and intends to request an appropriate level of funding from Congress to support such acquisitions based on Israeli requirements and production capacity."
Israel's Ambassador to the US Michael Oren, said, "We remain committed to resolving the conflict based on the principle of two states for two people. But until that is achieved, we have no choice but to rely on both our defensive and offensive capabilities. For America, as well as for Israel, an investment in the Iron Dome system is an investment in diplomacy - helping to create the conditions conducive to peace."
Oren was taken to task recently on 60 Minutes for his ridiculous position. Of course Oren is the American face of Israel that the Zionist state wants Americans to see and relate to. Israel is not a nation of people who look like Americans, those are the Ashkenazi Jews, the 'white Jews' who dominate Israeli policy and don't just discriminate against Palestinians, dark-complected Jews are increasingly challenged in Israel, ironically a land of white supremacy.
The Israel Business News article concluded with:
The Republicans control the House of Representatives. The Democrat-controlled Senate is ignoring bills initiated by the House, letting them die in committee. However, there is no disagreement between the two houses of Congress when it comes to aid for Israel.
Israel Business News - www.globes-online.com - 8 May 2012
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