Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Israeli Lobby Forces U.S. Congress to Triple Military Aid to Israel


The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested.

The bill, introduced jointly by the House of Representatives and Senate budget committees, includes $33.7 million to improve the Arrow Weapon System, $117 million for the Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Program and $22 million for development of the Arrow-3 upper-tier interceptor, according to Business Week.

The measure comes as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2014.
Separately, the House on Wednesday passed 399-0 a bill that would enhance the US commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” in the region, the JTA news agency reported.

Additionally, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation that would create a strategic energy partnership between Israel and the United States, JTA said.

The House moves to increase US aid to Israel even as the United States is struggling with domestic economic issues and safety net programs like food stamps and unemployment benefits are being cut or reduced.

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) have introduced a similar bill in the Senate.

The new aid package is in addition to the $3.1 billion in military assistance that Washington provides to the Zionist regime annually.
http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article43569.html

The Israeli lobby owns much of the US Congress:

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[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 17th, 2013.]

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