Subsidies for Israel, Sanctions for Iran

Subsidies for Israel,
Sanctions for Iran
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http://original.antiwar.com/smith-grant/2009/06/28/subsidies-for-israel-sanctions-for-iran/

Subsidies for Israel,
Sanctions for Iran

Posted By Grant Smith On June 28, 2009

President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2010 budget request for $2.775 billion in military aid to Israel is proceeding smoothly through the Congress. On June 17 the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs held a “markup” session on the budget. The subcommittee came under pressure from an antiwar group that sought to suspend or condition foreign aid over Israel’s use of U.S. weapons that left 3,000 Palestinians dead during the Bush administration. The subcommittee held its session in a tiny Capitol room, denying activists and members of the press access to determine whether there was any discussion on aid to Israel. The budget quickly passed and is now before the full House Appropriations committee.

Israel enjoys “unusually wide latitude in spending the [military assistance] funds,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Unlike other recipients that must go through the Pentagon, Israel deals directly with U.S. military contractors for almost all of its purchases. This gives the U.S.-based Israel lobby, particularly the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), increased influence on Capitol Hill. Large contractors proactively segment many military contracts across key congressional districts to make them harder to oppose. The military contractor fight for Israel’s favor frees up AIPAC from shepherding the massive aid package to dedicate its considerable resources toward Iran sanctions.

 

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Wasted Billions on Israel:

http://neoconzionistthreat.blogspot.com/2009/05/wasted-billions-on-israel.html

http://Tinyurl.com/WastedBillionsOnIsrael

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 US support of Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinians PRIMARY MOTIVATION for tragic attacks on the World Trade Center in 1993 & on 9/11 as well (look up ‘Israel as a terrorist’s motivation’ in the index of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book and take a look at the ‘What Motivated the 9/11 Hijackers?’ youtube linked at the upper right side of http://NEOCONZIONISTTHREAT.COM as well):

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=39590

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‘The Israel Lobby & US Foreign Policy’ ( http://www.israellobbybook ) by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt as additional about such can be found at the following URL:

http://www.warwithoutend.co.uk/zone0/viewtopic.php?t=49800

Must watch Dutch documentary on the Israeli Lobby (the interviews to include with John Mearsheimer are in English): Read More

 

 

The Israel Lobby. Portrait of a Great Taboo:

AIPAC’s Push for War with Iran

Google video for the English version of that Dutch AIPAC documentary (must watch especially for what Lawrence Wilkerson mentions about WW 3 at the end!):

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3994543425032066015&q=&hl=en

 

 

AIPAC & Dennis Ross:

 

Dr. Stephen Sniegoski also conveys in his ‘The Transparent Cabal’ book that Palestinians were primary motivation for the invasion of Iraq:

Steve Sniegoski interview:

http://tinyurl.com/l8tzy9

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