posted on Apr, 18 2018 @ 03:11 PM
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
What has Israel done for us except take tax-payer money?
Israel was the US' insurance policy in the Middle East during the Cold War as the USSR gobbled up most of the region's allegiances. Israel is
arguably the western world's third most advanced intel collection point, behind the US and the UK, and they share that intel with us openly. They are
also the only country in the Middle East that can be considered an actual friend of the US... Aside from crackpot delusional conspiracy theories,
they've never stabbed us in the back like so many other Middle Eastern "friends" have. The Israeli tech sector, including defense, productivity
computer applications, and medical tech is cutting edge and has long viewed the private and public markets in the US as their partners, generating
huge financial opportunities for both nations. The security of online marketplace transactions which turned Silicon Valley from a niche of small
developers to the world's largest collective of IT professionals was created and has been consistently evolving thanks to Intel (the microprocessor
manufacturer) Israeli research and development division. Most of America's cutting edge IT advancements were born out of the Israeli government
driven R&D machine.
So, in answer to your question... Israel has returned great value to the US tax payer's investments... unlike most countries which have received huge
US aid bucks. What, exactly, has the American tax payer gotten in return for the hundreds of millions of dollars per year we send to the Sudan,
Mexico, Uganda, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Malawi, Haiti, Lebanon, etc, etc, etc?