Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has confirmed recent reports that he is the one who placed a hold on a major bill providing $38 billion in US military aid to Israel. Sen. Paul says he intends to introduce an amendment to the bill.
Sen. Paul said the move is a reaction to pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC’s resistance to his effort to hold debates on foreign aid, including aid that has nothing to do with Israel. He says this reflects a fear to allow any debate on the idea of the US borrowing money to send to foreign countries.
AIPAC confirmed as much, saying they generally support US foreign aid as a way to increase US influence, and by extension Israel’s international standing. They added the Israel aid needs to happen critically because of Iran.
Sen. Paul’s goal is to both cut aid to certain countries he views as enemies immediately, and to put time limits on aid to other countries like Israel, to try to make them self-sufficient instead of just permanently getting US aid.
17 thoughts on “Sen. Rand Paul Confirms Blocking US Military Aid to Israel”
Good luck with that, Rand…
I wish I had a better understanding of Rand Paul. He disappoints…then shines. He’s been shining a lot more lately.
Hooray! It’s about time we did something with this country of leeches. Let Adelson Bloomberg, and Soros pay for it.
Let’s not pop the champagne yet.
McConnell doesn’t have to listen to Paul, so I doubt this will go anywhere.
Rand Paul’s actions just brings to mind the giant suck machine comprised of the other 99 lickspittle US Senators, whose obeisance to Israel is absolute and immutable.
Cut off deadbeat Israel’s welfare check. American taxpayers are tired of dragging the Zionist ball & chain.
Point out that the Symington Amemdment makes US aid to Israel illegal
If just ONE Senator can hold up aid to Israel then please tell me why, since decades, this colonial apartheid parasite has been able able to suck our blood for decades? Who do the other 99 Senators think they represent, and how can they be “elected” over and over?
BTW, I am no russian troll. I am just a patriotic American who will not allow the American infotainment/propaganda presstitutes turn my brain into mush.
As Hamlet would say, that’s the question.
WTF!!!,,,More $billions to the rich Israeli’s??? Let Bezos send them $38 billion and get off the back of us U.S. tax payers!! Prez. Trump if you are truly U.S first, stop this robbery of our tax payers. Remember the USS Liberty!
I love this statement from Israel…
“They added the Israel aid needs to happen critically because of Iran.”
What does Iran have to do with giving aid to Israel except that Israel keeps on threatening that country…
and Iran keeps on threatening Israel
Calling them out for their bad behaviour is not “threatening” them.
Because of this I just sent him a contribution.
Aid to Israel (Extortion by Israel) will go on unhindered.Sen.Paul will disappear from senate. That is America.Oh America.
It’s about time that aid goes to the beleaguered Palestinians. After all, AIPAC talking point is that Israel has made the desert bloom, so why do they need continual aid, other than to send some of it back to their political action committees to stuff in the pockets of the majority of our politicians.
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