Sunday, May 27
Israel is a suction tube into your wallet with no shut off valve!
S.2165 -- United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 (Introduced in Senate - IS)
(1) Seek to enhance the capabilities of the Governments of the United States and Israel to address emerging common threats, increase security cooperation, and expand joint military exercises.
(2) Work to encourage an expanded role for Israel within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), including an enhanced presence at NATO headquarters and exercises.
(3) Expand already-close intelligence cooperation, including satellite intelligence, with the Government of Israel.
(4) Examine ways to strengthen existing and ongoing efforts, including the Gaza Counter Arms Smuggling Initiative, aimed at preventing weapons smuggling into Gaza pursuant to the 2009 agreement following the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, as well as measures to protect against weapons smuggling and terrorist threats from the Sinai Peninsula.
So, the US Congress is obliging the US President in no more than 180 days to give an assessment of Israel's defense capabilities so the US can maintain its qualitative edge and support it with the latest needed technologies, paid for by billions in US taxpayer dollars, and note there is no spending cap! All Israel has to do is leak (or sell) that technology to other countries (like China) and then the "qualitative edge" is gone, and Israel can legally demand more money from the US taxpayer. This is a suction tube into your wallet and there is no shut-off valve!