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House committee endorses extra $500 million aid to Israel

Posted by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee has proposed a nearly half a billion dollar increase in military aid to Israel even as the United States is struggling with domestic economic issues.


The committee approved $488 million last week to fund Israel’s development of two missile systems and to finance the purchase of extra batteries for 2014.

The proposal must now be approved by the House Appropriations Committee and then submitted to the Senate.

The proposed aid is in addition to the $3.1 billion in military assistance that Washington provides to the Zionist regime annually.

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel promised that the current aid would not be reduced even while significant cuts are being made to the US defense budget.

This comes as the US government has recently cut $5 billion dollars from the food assistance program, forcing nearly 48 million Americans to cut back on their food purchases.

The US government is pressured to serve Israel’s interests due to the influence of the powerful Zionist lobby in the United States. The pro-Israel pressure groups actively work to steer US foreign policy in favor of Israel.


I can't vouch for the source so if anyone has evidence that this isn't true feel free to post it.
IF it is true, do you agree? We just cut money from food for poor people because we are broke, but are going to increase military aid to Israel.  How is that ok, or even logical?

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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Della529
by Matlock on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:16 PM

 I wouldn't put it past them to approve any additional aid to Israel.

Tatiana7
by Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM
It's so insane that if I stop to think about it any longer, I'll need a rubber room.
Friday
by HRH of MJ on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:19 PM


Quoting Della529:

 I wouldn't put it past them to approve any additional aid to Israel.

I'm sure Israel will get whatever they want.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 2, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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This really should not surprise any one of us.

It does, however, piss me off.

Della529
by Matlock on Nov. 2, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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Quoting Friday:


Quoting Della529:

 I wouldn't put it past them to approve any additional aid to Israel.

I'm sure Israel will get whatever they want.

 No doubt.  The US has, unfortunately, turned into Israel's bitch. 

muslimah
by on Nov. 2, 2013 at 9:55 PM

 I heard and I'm sick (literally sick) to my stomach by it.

 Subhan Allah ( سبحان الله )"Glory be to Allah"
 Alhamdulillah ( الحمدللہ )"All Praise to Allah"
 Allahu Akbar ( الله اكبر )"Allah is the Greatest"

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Uuuuggghhhhhh. 

quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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I think we need to stay the fuck out of the problems of the Middle East.  They have been fighting forever and aren't going to stop any time soon.  If I didn't have money for rent and had to borrow money from my parents I wouldn't give someone $500 so why are we borrowing money from China and giving another country money?  Idiots.

Friday
by HRH of MJ on Nov. 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM


Quoting quickbooksworm:

I think we need to stay the fuck out of the problems of the Middle East.  They have been fighting forever and aren't going to stop any time soon.  If I didn't have money for rent and had to borrow money from my parents I wouldn't give someone $500 so why are we borrowing money from China and giving another country money?  Idiots.

Bottom line is that some peoples interpretation of the Bible leads them to believe that they will be rewarded by their god if they side with Israel w/o question. It's a shame that it helps guide our foreign policy so much.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

meriana
by Platinum Member on Nov. 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

It's not ok, it's plain stupid. We really need to completely cut ALL foreign aid until we get our own house in order. Politicians keep talking about this or that "entitlement" being unsustainable, things that affect many of our citizens yet they think continuing to give billions to other nations is sustainable? SMH

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