The Israeli government has reportedly submitted a formal request for the US to agree to an additional $700 million in military funding, above and beyond the massive amount already allocated, to pay for the Iron Dome and Magic Wand missile defense systems.
This request is above and beyond the money the Pentagon was already seeking for Israel’s Iron Dome system, as the short range missiles, which were largely unsuccessful during the recent Gaza Strip attacks. The Israeli government wants to expand the number of batteries available.
The Iron Dome system was initially defunded by the Israeli military in 2010, when they decided it was not cost effective. The US immediately approved full funding for it. Now, the US is liable to be on the hook for the Magic Wand system as well.
Though official statements from the US have not been made on the new request, reports say that the US is likely to make the $700 million a de facto bribe, aimed at convincing Israel to delay its attack on Iran just a little longer.
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Why not give them all the funding that they request? The USA has unlimited borrowing power from China and the Emirates and can just charge it to the growing bill. As for the dire needs of the underpreviledged Americans, they will have to wait until the Israel appetite is appeased. I don't want one dime of my tax dollars going to support the military aggression of the State of Israel.
Pay me off or I start a war with Iran, pay me more or I start a world war, bribe me more or I even will bomb you and I don't care who you are. The only language that Israel ever will understand is an international boycott, otherwise pay me more, more then you paid me before.
There has been a story out for years that Golda Meir threatened that Israel would go nuclear if the US didn't rescue them from certain defeat during the Yom Kippur War. Incidentally, this is what caused the Arabs to launch the embargo of 1973 and set the US on the path of economic decline.
Israel has cost America far too much already. Our politicos won't say it, but future historians will.
This might be interesting reading on that subject. The US government will not confirm nor deny the existence of Israeli nuclear weapons, yet our own military has no qualms publishing papers about them and how the Israelis use them to checkmate us.
It is likely that the majority of future historians will be Zionist sympathizers
This is the behaviour of a mafia, which is basically what Israel is.
Fine. Let Netanyahu show a little more respect for President Obama. Put Netanyahu "on probation" for one year, then consider Israel's request.
I don't care if Netanyahu kissed Obama's butt. Israel is NOT our friend! REMEMBER the USS LIBERTY!!
boatops,What is a lot more important about LIBERTY—not to mention the American lives destroyed–is that it reveals the abject servility of the US Congress and the president in being intimidated by Israel to keep the news from the American public.
Lets see it was money for the iron dome and free F35s and thats was on top of the 4 billion a year every year. Time to say no!!!!!!!!!
when you have your own recent veterans including women living on the streets, you have to stop giving money to other countries that can afford thier own defence and start thinking about your own citizens!
Oh by the way the best bribe to stop Israel attacking Iran, is to tell them they get NO MILITARY funding anymore if they do!
No Four Billion a year, NO Free F35s!
What are hostages supposed to say to something like that? "Do you mind taking that gun from my head for a moment and let me think about it ?"
The really sad thing about this is that there will most likely be absolutely no hesitation of the Congress to deliver. In fact, once the knowledge of this request becomes more widely known (becomes a "hot pick" on FAUX NEWS, the Israel Firsters in Congress will be all over the airwaves demanding that Obama IMMEDIATELY ship the money – with no strings attached and with no delay – after all, the very existence if Israel is at stake from the Israelis government-publically projected 300 missiles Iran might toss their way.
What needs to happen is for Obama to send Hilary to Tel Aviv post-haste to personally tell Bibi the well is empty – go suck eggs. Since they're only concerned about approximately 300 Iranian missiles, the odds of a particular citizen getting hit is on the order of someone winning the $600M lottery from last week – 168,000,000 : 1.
Anyone who gets hit is just unlucky – as Rummy says, stuff happens, get over it.
So Iran is going to toss 300 missiles towards Israel…. and Israel will suffer only 300 casualties? Not a very credible existential threat any way you slice it.
What are the odds that if hostilities DID open up between Iran and Israel, Tel Aviv might bus in loads of Palestinians- at gunpoint if necessary- to act as human shields at Israeli targets of opportunity? Maybe those are the '300 casualties' Bibi refers to.
Hey, they'll get it.
After all, Uncle Sucker is good for it.
So get back to works serf and get those 1040s in on time.
Uncle Nuttyyahoo needs the dough.
And never forget, Israel will fight to the last Amerikan and the last Amerikan dollar.
The U.S. Government–to its colossal disgrace–subordinates itself to the Zionist entity. This is one more reason why the U.S. is on the way out. . . .
Actually, this is the main reason because the wars in the ME are also a gift to the Israelis, and a gift that keeps on giving.
And can you imagine how Nuttyyahoo will b slap Biden if he doesn't get the money?
You thought Biden was humiliated last time…well…you ain't seen nothing…
How many Americans lost their homes during the downturn and housing crash? They could put that money towards saving their homes and investments and in turn the health of the communities affected. Oh but that would be evil as it tinges of socialism. But sending $700 million to Israel never to be seen again is just peachy keen.
Then consider that $700 million is borrowed with interest due…
What screwed up priorities America has for it's own people.
You are omitting the U.S. tax dollars given to every Israeli family that was moved from the Gaza strip to settlements in the West Bank. It was reported that each family received an average of $450,000 to build a new home in the West Bank Palestinian land. Americans were told this was for peace in the Middle East. Just take more land from the unarmed Palestinians and populate the West Bank with armed Jews and peace will develop supposedly. Only the U.S. Congress would buy into such nonsense.
Wow, all that for a nation for whom 300 casualties represents an 'existential threat'.
Cry some more, Israel. Your tears nourish me.
At last, a price. Unto us a current account is born, unto us a benefactor.And his name shall be meshuggeneh and his kingdom bupkiss. For verily I say unto thee, the needs are great, the threat is real and existential. Israel must stand as mankind's monument to a thousand smoking concentration camp chimneys.
And everybody else can go jump in the lake, if you have one.
I'm sick and tired of this holocaust thing. Why should the world have to pay for what happened almost 70 years ago. Unfortunate as it was, other peoples have also suffered terribly and there have been other Holocausts (Armenia, Rwanda, Burundi, Cambodia, etc.), and they do not go extending their hands asking for money. Even Germany paid what it had to. The current generations have nothing to do with that crime so they shouldn't have to pay anything to Tel Aviv. The problem is the world media and the spineless western politicians, who prevent by all means the truth from being told.
Jaime, A detailed history of WWII casualties would show that there were others who suffered more severe holocaust than the current Hollow Cast claimant.
i agree, jaime. my family is catholic german, even though they were in the usa during wwii, should i whine and complain the germans committed holocaust on catholics and should pay me??
:When NuttinYahoo's Dad passes, will the boy get even crazier or what?
Maybe, it's time to tell the hogs no more slop.
I do not get it. There was a time when Israel could make a case for some aid, maybe 40 years ago. But these days, they have to be kidding. Do Americans know that their is a huge underclass of so-called religious Jews who pay no taxes, have no jobs and do not serve in the army. We with our aid we area young for these drones to sit around all day on the dole. While millions of Americans either have to work 2 or 3 jobs to make ends meet or have no job at all. This would be comical if not so tragic. Don't Israelis want to be self supporting has a matter of honor in nothing more?
US White House – most importent Israeli occupaid territory…. Shame on US people not able recognize who really is running US foreign policy. Regime change is long overdue in US and Israel….peter czech
Have they got amnesia?
Bibi is always clenching his little fists and screaming about how "independent" Israel is.
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to war we go!
But – this is an election year!
Thieves..what more can be said of this outlaw state that has no right to American taxpayer money. This, and all requests from these mendacious beggars is truley sickening.
the filthiest droopy faced beggar is at his normal spot with his oversized hat in front of the bank
Finally it was in the news that a small nation is begging and bribing the Super Power Israel. How else can one interpret that news?
This is and OUTRAGE. This is a game Israel is playing, keeping the fire going! They keep on talking about attacking Iran, this is a game to get more aid from the stupid Americans. WHEN WILL THE AMERICANS WAKE UP? …. (ANSWERE, NEVER ) To tell you the truth i would bet most Americans don't even know what is going on! Their to intrested in FOOTBALL BASEBALL TV etc.
The Fed will just fire up the printing press and stick us with the bill.
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Why don't they ask the Rothschild's for the money? They have trillions of dollars stolen from the people of the entire globe, so why not go where the money is and ask them to fund their terrorism. The Rothschild's funded both sides of WW1 and WW2 and most likely are funding something sinister on the planet as we speak. – The real reason they don't ask the Rothschild's is because they want the U.S. military involved so that they will not have to do the brunt of the fighting and dying.
Do you really need any more confirmation of Israeli duplicity than from the US military itself?
A very recent editorial in Israel's Haaretz newspaper, said Netanyahu sees himself as King David. What a dangerous egomaniac! He's an extremist in every sense of the word!
$700 million to Israeli Likud party. This is what happens when you:
As a registered Republican, you submit by allowing Romney and the rest of the US to believe he is the winner Every damn vote and every delegate count. Either your in the fight and a believer in a correct vision for this nation or your willing to be impotent. Romney makes pilgrimages to Israel to get their blessing on his election. Its on video. Some of the right complain about Obama before the Saudi family, how is this different?
As a political party Democrat allow the total control of your party by the Isreaeli Likud. When you get behind President Obama no matter his policies. When you do not complain again and again about the unconstitutional actions that violated the War Powers Resolution in Libya. (No matter his domestic policies or opposition to Republicans). www .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution If you are a supporter of Israel you allow it be controlled by right wing government that you would never want to happen to the US.
You do not stand up and denounce the loss of United States sovereignty that is AIPAC. Along with its espionage and its underhanded antidemocratic tricks.. When you do not back the FBI when it fights against certain Israelis as "agents of a foreign government". When you do not denounce that 2012 Israel is controlled by a coalition government that is basically a welfare state to large percentage of religious people who permanently do not pull their own weight in their society.
When you , I am sorry all the Palestinine-firsters, don't make Israel pay its own way so it can come to real compromise with Palestinians.
Giving aid to Israel is a violation of the Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act..
Most everybody is against giving the racist state anything, but that won't matter. The government is owned lock,stock and barrel by the Zionists, which is to say the US government is run by terrorists.
Singapore paid Israel to develop Iron Dome. Looks like Israel is double-dipping http://wherebearsroamfree.blogspot.com/2012/03/ha…
It was instructive to watch how the same game been played many times before .. the Zionists took the main player quite by surprise a loaded Senate would be a tough nut to crack .. I have watched this happen in the UK and the rest of Europe.
One wonders what kind of power they have .. a Death Threat perhaps .. Money/Power .. Sexual ? Mossad have assassinated many, and then gone on to boast about it. Elections in all the Western nations deserve a much higher scrutiny than they currently get .. they have the records .,. Name, Address and photo if required and who we voted for,
There is much talk about freedummy and democrappy .. I feel sure that in many nations .. America always looms large .. for many. it is who will win! because it may be the end for many who are enmeshed in the American Economic Pyramid game until the money dries up .. Nearly all govts seem to be ever increasingly morally deficient and then wonder why the people are restless.
Then there are those who,s claim to economic sustenance is by Govt Legislation .. Old People, the disabled and so on .. what happens if that service was curtailed ? I was sort of wondering ,, how much more can the people take ? and to put it in a nutshell .. If the Americans by a mighty effort regain the power that has been stripped off them .. what would be their attitude to other nations ?
Let your Senators and Congressmen know that we are not going to take it anymore, If they vote to give Isreal one more dime, they are out, No if ands or buts, there done. Israel are nothing but terrorists and have been blackmailing America and Europe for years!! JUST SAY NO!!!!!!
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