Iron Dome bill presented at US Congress

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    Iron Dome bill presented at US Congress - Israel News, Ynetnews
     
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    Super mooch, Israel, always has its hand out.
     
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    Congress Pushes Help for Iron Dome

    Congress pushes forward. Let's now see what President Obama does.
     
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    He will go along with it because US voters overwhelmingly support Israel over the Palestinian Arabs, and this is an election year, and because he understands that the alternative to an effective missile defense is another ground operation like Cast Lead.
     
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    We shall see. The big bunkers never made it.

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    Seriously---can't this prosperous country buy it's own shit ?
     
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    ^^ Seriously the other side has a lot of help. Both Russia and China are 'helping'. Look at North Korea helping. Look at Turkey helping. Egypt helping.

    Oh, right, you don't see that side of this.
     
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    Our largest bunker busters were designed to be delivered by our B 2 bombers, and Israel's planes could not handle them, but the US has sold Israel a number of 5 ton bunker busters and there are indications Israel has been manufacturing bunker busters of various sizes, itself.
     
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    Go to any Air Force Base where there are fighter planes and bombers and there are Israeli pilots there for training and advanced training. Uncle Sam's Rent-a-plane is open 24/7.
     
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    It could, and before the 1973 war US military aid to Israel was nominal, but the US realized that if it was going to have enough influence in the ME to compete with the Soviets, it was going to have to be able to influence Israel's policies. Specifically, during the Yom Kippur War, Kissinger argued that the US should resupply Israel with the weapons and ammunition expended in the war so that the US would have some leverage with Israel in shaping the peace and locking the Soviets out of the ME.

    Although the Cold War is over, the principle needing leverage with Israel in order to influence ME events still hold. When Obama's blundering ME policy led to him to get a dressing down from Netanyahu, the Arabs lost confidence in Obama.
     

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