posted on Nov, 23 2012 @ 11:05 PM
I'm making this thread to bring awareness what Israel and who Israeli Aerospace Industries(IAI) is dealing with. Also, to ask the question... Who
backs who? From what I've gathered to be accepted allied nations seemingly contradicts the following:
Israel Aerospace Industries (Hebrew: התעשייה האווירית לישראל ha-ta'asiya ha-avirit le-yisra'el) or IAI (תע"א ta`a') is
Israel's prime aerospace and aviation manufacturer, producing aerial systems for both military and civilian usage. It has 16,000 employees as of 2007.
IAI is wholly owned by the government of Israel.
Israel and Russia
Has Russia not blocked UN attempts to intervene in Syria? Isn't Syria(it's government) opposed to the nation of Israel, more so... the ideals of
In a speech about the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict in August 2006, Bashar al-Assad said that Hezbollah had "hoisted the banner of victory," hailing
its actions as a "successful resistance." He claimed that Arab resistance was growing stronger, and warned Israel that "your warplanes, rockets,
and your atomic bomb will not protect you in the future." He called Israel an enemy with whom no peace could be achieved as long as they and their
allies (especially the U.S.) support the practice of preemptive war. In the same speech, he also called Arab leaders that have criticized Hezbollah
Then there's always the entire mixed bag of foreign relations that is Russia and Iran.
With these things being said, why in the world would Israel support Russia's military?
On 6 September 2010, Russia and Israel signed a five year military agreement. In October 2010, Israeli Aerospace Industries signed a $400
million agreement to sell UAVs to Russia. The drones will be assembled in Russia.
Next, is one that I'm fairly confused about. So, I will just present the information and leave out any speculation. I would truly appreciate if
anybody has any insight into the following.
In January 2012, IAI announced a sale of $1.1 billion of defense systems to an Asian country. The deal has been signed but the company did not name
the buyer. It was reported that the sale will include IAI aircraft, missiles and intelligence technologies.
What? Who? I could use logic to figure this out, considering there's only so many Asian countries with the ability to afford investing $1.1 Billion on
just defense systems from a single company. Then to consider said buyer's allegiances, just raises too many questions.
All of this can be explained, rationally I'd expect... or not:
Transparency International has rated IAI as one of the least diligent companies in the fight against corruption and bribery.
From IAI wiki-link
Well... any opinions, insight... what have you? Is this profiting off of both sides of a war? So many questions lol.
Thanks in advanced for all replies.
edit on 23-11-2012 by MESSAGEFROMTHESTARS because: clarifications