posted on Nov, 20 2003 @ 02:09 PM
Defense experts are now ranking Israel as an arms export heavyweight with growing sales to Turkey and India topping the scale.
According to an Israeli arms expert, the Jewish state will remain one of the world’s top five defense exporters for 2003, reported AP. The state was
ranked third for 2002 by Defense News in June. The United States and Russia held the top two positions.
According to the Director of Tel Aviv's BESA Center for Strategic Studies Efraim Inbar, the world’s current top five defense exporters are the
United States, Russia, France, Britain and Israel, but not necessarily in that order. Government figures show that Israel’s defense export contracts
totaled $4.1 billion in 2002, up from $2.6 billion from the previous year.
How much do we spend to support Israel? $.5M a day?
They need our largasse because, why?
This truely boggled me mind when I peeped it!
[Edited on 20-11-2003 by Bout Time]