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CIA Fights Disclosure of Secret Aid to Israel

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 24, 2017

http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2017/04/23/cia-fights-disclosure-of-secret-aid-to-israel/

On September 11, 2013 journalist Glenn Greenwald revealed that the National Security Agency was pumping electronic intercepts of communications of American citizens to Israel, with no legally binding limits on how the data could be used.

The Trump administration has indicated that it will be slashing the US foreign aid budget, except for funding to Israel. This may make the percentage of total US aid received by Israel jump from an average of 9 percent over the past four years to 20- 30 percent or even more of the total foreign aid pie. This worries many within the Israel lobby who wish to obscure how disproportionate it has become. Read the rest of this entry »

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The True Cost of Israel | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 14, 2017

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-true-cost-of-israel/

Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer to ask, “Why has the U.S. been willing to set aside its own security … in order to advance the interests of another state? [No] explanation can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the U.S. provides.”

Since the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948, it has been “the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II,”  according to the Congressional Research Service. The United States has provided Israel with $233.7 billion in adjusted for inflation aid between 1948 through the end of 2012, reports Haaretz.

the U.S. House of Representatives for significantly bolstering its support of U.S.-Israel missile defense cooperation in the FY 2017 defense appropriations bill. The House appropriated $600.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs.” And there is a long history of such special funding for Israeli-connected projects. The Iron Dome missile-defense system was largely funded by the United States, to the tune of more than $1 billion. In the 1980s, the Israeli Lavi jet-fighter development program was funded by Washington, costing $2 billion to the U.S. taxpayer before it was terminated over technical and other problems, part of $5.45 billion in Pentagon funding of various Israeli weapons projects through 2002.

In 1992, AIPAC President James Steiner bragged how he “got almost a billion dollars in other goodies [in negotiations with Secretary of State Jim Baker] that people don’t even know about.” 

 In September 2012, Israel’s former commander-in-chief, Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, admitted at a conference that between 2009 and 2012 American taxpayers had paid for more of his country’s defense budget than had Israeli taxpayers


This fancy lady is too high maintenance. Time for a no-fault D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Dominatrix AIPAC calls the shots in Washington. If you willingly submit the election skids are greased. If you don’t do as commanded you are out. 

The quickest way to lose your govt/media job is to say something against Israel.

The taste of Israeli bootleather must be sweet.

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Americans Hardly Knew Any Israeli Secrets

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 11, 2017

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.782616

According to a legend believed by the public and even in the government’s security branches, the Americans know – or can know – everything about Israel.

But a survey of the materials – much more than a sampling, but still partial – reveals the big CIA-Israeli secret: they knew hardly any secrets. A lot of gossip, false ideas, an analysis of political and social trends on the level of open journalism, the Knesset cafeteria or embassy telegrams.
read more: http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.782616

That sums up our relationship with Israel.  We give, they take. Washington seems very happy being Israel’s cabana boy.

Remember the Liberty.

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Like Saudi Arabia, Israel Has a Soft Spot for Sunni Extremism | 28Pages.org

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 1, 2017

https://28pages.org/2017/01/31/like-saudi-arabia-israel-has-a-soft-spot-for-sunni-extremism/

These are our friends.

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Trump Lets Saudis Off His ‘Muslim Ban’ – Consortiumnews

Posted by Martin C. Fox on January 30, 2017

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/29/trump-lets-saudis-off-his-muslim-ban/

Letting Saudi and Israel off the hook.  Why?

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It’s The Government Martha

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 30, 2016

Today I had a silly exchange with a commenter on Aussieconservative who didn’t care for my opinion of Benjamin Netanyahu nor the Israeli government. While making up things I said and he said I was accused of anti-semitism. I sarcastically accused this person of being an Israeli troll.

I give myself too much credit in that respect.  I am more concerned with my own government than the Aussie equivalent of AIPAC. Which cleverly leads us to my point.

I believe those criticizing say Israel, Germany, the US et al speak of governments, not the mundane citizen.

It is government and it’s lapdog media that convince young people invading countries on the other side of the planet that have not attacked US or droning wedding parties protects our freedom at home.

When is the last time the MSM allowed Seymour Hersch to be heard? Read the rest of this entry »

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Israel First or America First – Antiwar.com Original by — Antiwar.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 30, 2016

http://original.antiwar.com/buchanan/2016/12/29/israel-first-america-first/

Used to be we didn’t  take their shit. Now we follow them around with a bucket.

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Welcome to Greater Israel! – The Unz Review

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 28, 2016

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/welcome-to-greater-israel/

Israel will continue wagging the US. One unfortunate aspect of a Trump presidency.

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Bibi Told Nope – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 28, 2016

https://lewrockwell.com/2016/12/patrick-j-buchanan/bibi-told-nope/

Anyone thinking there is a glimmer of hope Israel will agree to a two state solution is delusional. I don’t know why Bibi is so worried about what the UN thinks, it is a waste of time. The US however bankrolls the settlements. Money is fungible.

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Erie Times-News Endorses Clinton Because Of Her Accomplishments But Fails To Name Any-I Will

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 31, 2016

…her intellect, cumulative experience and long record of public service make her a better choice than Republican nominee Donald Trump by a long shot.

..Clinton has built a breadth of experience and a record of leadership that equips her to lead the nation through the tricky currents and perilous rapids of these turbulent times.

That record includes an enduring dedication to the welfare of children, her stature as a global role model for and champion of women, and crucial experience as a leader of the nation’s foreign policy apparatus.

This sounds great except nowhere does the ET-N actually mention any accomplishments.

Regarding women and children-Clinton acknowledges her child welfare model was Margaret Sanger, the inspiration for planned parenthood.  Sanger like Hillary was a progressive, one of the originals.  Being true to Progressives of the time Sanger was a eugenicist.  Deplorables such as those of color, lacking in skills and or “feeble-minded”, as determined by the government, should be sterilized, not permitted to reproduce.  If per chance a deplorable should find themselves with child there was always abortion.

her stature as a global role model for and champion of women…Iraq WAS a relatively good place for a Muslim woman as is Iran.  Saudi Arabia whom she loves and supports (and in turn is supported) not so much.

Hillary’s foreign policy accomplishments are her number two defining quality (number one described below). Read the rest of this entry »

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