It is only necessary to keep in mind the United States is owned by "Israel". All else is self explanatory. Until this "binding" is broken, all tactics will be status quo. Without the hired support of U.S. 'equipment' and military strategies, Israel would be long gone.<br><br>- alec
#284004 - 08/14/0608:40 AMRe: Wouldn't this just be the cherry on the parfai
This story is just speculation.<br><br>But the facts are clear on the US supplying Israel with the arms needed - <br>- US gives Israel 2 billion a year in finacial support.<br>- Israel has 226 F-16 fighter jets, 89 F-15 combat aircraft, over 700 M-60 <br>tanks, more than 6,000 armoured personel carriers and scores of transport <br>planes, apache attack helicopters, utility and training aircraft plus bombs and <br>missiles of "all kinds."<br><br>On July 14th, just days into the 'war' the Defense Security Cooperation Agency<br>approved 200 million dollars worth of jet fuel to Israel - "The proposed sale <br>of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to maintain the operational <br>capability of its aircraft inventory. The jet fuel will be consumed while the <br>aircraft is in use to keep peace and security in the region. Israel will have no <br>difficulty absorbing this additional fuel into its armed forces."<br><br>Days into the conflict the US senate unanimously voted and the Congress voted<br>410 - 8 in favor of Israel's "right to self defense". This vote was important<br>because under the U.S. Arms Export Control Act it's illegal to provide weapons<br>to foreign countries that are not used for self defense.<br><br>A couple of days later, at least 4 plane loads of bombs were shipped to Israel.<br><br>Does it matter if the US planned or was notified beforehand, the US did<br>sponsor and for the most part, pick up the financial cost of it. <br><br>[color:red]Allez Cuisine! Bang a gong, it is on</font color=red>
#284005 - 08/14/0609:21 AMRe: Wouldn't this just be the cherry on the parfai
Hersch doesn't speculate and he doesn't suck on leaks. He doesn't have to. His reputation is such that when he sets out to research a story, sources will come to him. Mr. Hersch has established some serious cred over the years. Like several of y'all said, if this was coming from anybody else, I'd go for the salt shaker.<br><br>At first, I thought it odd that his first public appearance on this would be a Sunday broadcast. But then I smacked my self upside the head and thought ~ What an interesting week it's gonna be.<br><br>I finally agree with the POV that this administration is delusional enough to believe an attack on Iran is as feasible as it is desirable.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]My my baby blue . . .
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>this administration is delusional enough to believe an attack on Iran is as feasible as it is desirable.<p><hr></blockquote><p>I can't even come up with the right word for this administration.<br>It seems surreal having to sit back and watch everything unfold and not be able to do anything about it.<br>I don't think a Democratic Senate and Congress could rein-in Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney.<br><br>
Yeah November and next Jan can't come fast enough... maybe that's what Bushie and Cheney are thinking about in their rush to another war.<br><br> <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> I don't think a Democratic Senate and Congress could rein-in Bush, Rumsfeld, and Cheney. <p><hr></blockquote><p>IF the public got behind it - can you spell... I M P E A C H M E N T ??<br><br>but it would take great (>65%) public support ! (and BOTH houses of Congress)<br><br>already about 60% are dissatisfied. ..It could go > 70% if they start talking "Drafts".<br><br>Are we in a Stephen King Nightmare ?? <br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Actually it is the US that owns Israel.<br>Here is a stat for you...<br>There are 5,914,682 Jews in the US<br>There are 5,021,506 Jewish people in Israel.<br>717,101 in Russia<br>France is fourth with 606,561.<br>Canada comes in sixth with 393,660 just behind Argentina's 395,379.<br>Here is the true sin...Germany shows having just 107,160 Jews.<br><br><br><br>
I think you're Right on the MONEY......<br>The US Armed Forces has become the <br>Best Mercenary Force Money Can Buy.<br><br><br>...and when looked at in THOSE terms...<br>You gotta wonder who's turning a profit. <br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Celandine on 08/14/06 04:49 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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