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Originally posted by Crakeur
they're also releasing a boatload of cash to egypt.
If we're hard up for cash we should not be making "donations" to anyone other than ourselves.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by Crakeur
I certainly agree. Any government should make sure their citizens are taken care of first before they start donating mass amounts of money to nations who are not even that friendly. I know there are strategic reasons for these donations, but in my opinion it does not justify leaving your own citizens suffer while you give money to regimes who for the most part truly dislike you.
Another example is Pakistan. Pakistan receives large amounts of American aid but if they were to stop delivering that aid I am confident that Pakistan would be less helpful in allowing US entrance into Afghanistan via their corridors.
I am still dumfounded as for why Israel has received so much aid for such a long time though.
That will never make sense to me even though I have a pretty good idea why it happens.
Originally posted by Son of Will
I'm surprised this got so many flags.
We have been giving aid to Israel for what, half a century? Nothing is different, nothing has changed. Anyone who saw recent US budget difficulties and thought "Well maybe those politicians will finally stop dishing out so much foreign aid!" was either outrageously naive, or intentionally kidding themselves.
Business as usual...
ETA - Israel's lobbying power in the USA is truly formidable. But thanks to the recent explosion in independent media, I think the public at large is finally starting to learn how badly they are being screwed.edit on 5-3-2013 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Tw0Sides
I can tell all of you NOT ONE PENNY will be taken from Israel's funding.
NOT ONE PENNY
Part of the agreement of Israel receiving the 3 Billion is that 75% , MUST be Spent to buy US made Armaments.
To Not send the Money , would take away Jobs here in the US, not going to happen.news.antiwar.com...
The money is not a blank check, however. The US requires that Israel spend at least 75% of the money given in military aid with US military contractors, effectively using the foreign aid budget to subsidize domestic weapon-makers.