The Cost of Israel

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    What is the true price paid by US taxpayers for their elites unflinching support for Israel?

    "By now many Americans are aware that Israel, with a population
    of only 5.8 million people, is the largest recipient of U.S. foreign
    aid, and that Israel’s aid plus U.S. aid to Egypt’s 65 million people
    for keeping the peace with Israel has, for many years, consumed
    more than half of the U.S. bi-lateral foreign aid budget world-wide
    .

    "What few Americans understand however, is the steep price they
    pay in many other fields for the U.S.-Israeli relationship, which in turn is
    a product of the influence of Israel’s powerful U.S. lobby on American
    domestic politics and has nothing to do with U.S. strategic interests, U.S.
    national interests, or even with traditional American support for selfdetermination,
    human rights, and fair play overseas.

    "Besides its financial cost, unwavering U.S. support for Israel,
    whether it’s right or wrong, exacts a huge price in American prestige and
    credibility overseas.

    "Further, Israel’s powerful U.S. lobby has been a
    major factor in delaying campaign finance reform, and also in the
    removal from American political life of some of our most distinguished
    public servants, members of Congress and even presidents.

    "Finally, the Israel-U.S. relationship has cost a significant number of
    American lives
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    "The incidents in which hundreds of U.S. service personnel,
    diplomats, and civilians have been killed in the Middle East have
    been reported in the media.

    "But the media seldom revisits these events, and scrupulously avoids analyzing why they occurred or compiling the cumulative toll of American deaths resulting from our Israel-centered Middle East policies."

    Israel's cost to the US?

    Too damn much.

    Boycott! Divest! Sanctions!
     
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    Israelis purchased $20 BILLION in American products last year, making Israel one of the US's largest export markets in the world.
    United States International Trade Commission

    Thus, Israel is not just America's closest and most reliable ally, Israel is a lucrative one.

    Muslims in Iraq have cost Americans $1 TRILLION and thousands of American lives and the Iraqi ingrates do not even appreciate it.
     
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    Tell it to survivors of the Liberty.
     
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    Tell it to your pals in Hezballah who murdered 300 Marines in Beirut, Jihadi Georgie.
     
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    Those Marines would never have been there if Israel hadn't launched another illegal invasion/occupation.
     
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    As you know it was an accident mr broken record
     
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    Still remember Hezbollah murdering them.
     
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    Bet you don't remember this:

    "t was 12 years ago, on March 14, 1983, that the commandant of the Marine Corps sent a highly unusual letter to the secretary of defense expressing frustration and anger at Israel.

    "General R.H. Barrow charged that Israeli troops were deliberately threatening the lives of Marines serving as peacekeepers in Lebanon.

    "There was, he wrote, a systematic pattern of harassment by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that was resulting in 'life-threatening situations, replete with verbal degradation of the officers, their uniform and country.'”

    Israel First?
     
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    Open a book, Jihadi George--US Marines were in Lebanon intervening in the Lebanese civil war.

    Your friends in Hizballah murdered 300 Marines in Beirut and you're excuisng them, Jihadi George. Tsk tsk

    Israel has invaded Lebanon for the same reason the Allies invaded Nazi Germany, because Lebanon provides safe haven to terrorist factions like Hizballah
     
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    Some context: (All figures in millions of dollars)

    Thailand:$18,964.5 Imports for consumption/$6,196.9 Domestic Exports.

    Israel:$18,743.0 Imports for consumption/$6237.5 Domestic Exports.

    Nigeria:$19,474.0 Imports for consumption/$3,602.3 Domestic Exports.

    And Thailand and Nigeria don't even ask for the $7 million per day in US military aid that you-know-who does.

    Cut the fucking welfare queens loose!

    Sink or swim, Israel.

    US International...
     

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