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    The Israel Lobby Never Sleeps
    H.R.4133 United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012

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    There has been no media reporting on H.R.4133 United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 introduced into the House of Representatives of the 112th Congress on March 5th “To express the sense of Congress regarding the United States-Israel strategic relationship, to direct the President to submit to Congress reports on United States actions to enhance this relationship and to assist in the defense of Israel, and for other purposes.” The sponsors include Eric Cantor, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Howard Berman (all of whom are Jewish) and also Steny Hoyer of Maryland, who is Norwegian but might as well be Jewish given his frequently expressed love for Israel. The bill provides Israel with a blank check drawn on the US taxpayer to maintain its “qualitative military superiority” over all of its neighbors combined. It is scheduled for passage on a “suspension of the rules,” which means it will not actually be voted on and will be approved by consent of Congress.

    It is perhaps no coincidence that on Monday the Republicans in the guise of the redoubtable Howard “Buck” McKeon released their proposal for increased defense spending (yes, increased) for 2013. It includes a cool $1 billion for Israel to upgrade its missile defenses. That’s on top of the $3 billion it already receives plus numerous co-production programs that are off the books and defense spending that is not considered to be part of the annual grant. Perhaps “Buck” should consider changing his sobriquet to “Warbucks.” Buck is not Jewish but he is a Mormon, perhaps a sign of what will be coming if we are so unlucky as to vote into office the born again Hawk Mitt Romney. Mitt has a foreign policy team consisting of more than thirty stalwarts, mostly drawn from the Bush Administration, and nearly all of whom are neocons. It features Robert Kaplan, John Bolton, and Dan Senor.

    Israel and its partisan hacks in Congress are utterly shameless. At a time when the country is screaming for some measure of restraint in government spending, Israel is the one budget line that only sees increases.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOZZ5zGAWKE]AIPAC: The Voice of America[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQE1Fe9nQeQ&feature=channel&list=UL]AIPAC: The Voice of America[/ame]
     
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    Christians United For Israel...
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    Ergo -

    Interesting stuff...I do think the relationship between Israel and the US has become a bit of a tail wagging the dog. Israel seem to demand money and support from the US, while offering precious little in return.

    I do think the US SHOULD defend Israel from attack, but that support should be balanced and objective. Israel should have to earn it.

    This thread will be spammed into oblivion, but hopefully people will put the spammers on Ignore, and we can discuss this.
     
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    Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Reaffirms Strong US--Israeli Bond in Visit To Israel.
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    Wall Street Journal: Where Tech Keeps Booming, In Israel, a Clustering of Talent, Research Universities and Venture Capital...

    "Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, eBay . . . ," says one of eBay's executives. "The best-kept secret is that we all live and die by the work of our Israeli teams."


     
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    Perhaps if you use your Mark32 handle, you'll find someone who doesn't have you on Ignore?!!
     
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    Hopefully, someday American citizen's will wake up to the fact that Israel is Not our 51st state.

    And that there is nothing in the Constitution about defending or supporting Israel.

    Sadly, the Zionist lobby in the U.S. has a choke hold on our government and politicians.

    Thus our foreign policy is extremely out of balance because of U.S. backing of this rogue state.

    Until America severs ties with this terrorist nation.

    Our credibility with other nations around the world will always be suspect. :doubt:
     
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    I agree, by and large. At times, Israel makes the US look bad, especially when it forces the US to defend completely indefensible things, such as the use of cluster bombs against civilian targets in Lebanon.

    I would like to see the US stand by Israel, but only offer funds on the basis of a genuine commitment to peace. If Obama called Netanyahu and said "We want to see genuine peace plan on the table within 12 months, or you've seen your last dime", Israel would deliver, without question.
     
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    Maybe, open a quran? In it, your own allah created Israel. You don't even know your own religion---How do you even manage to get through life so embarrassingly ignorant?
    United States Senator Daniel Inouye, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, Awarded Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star...
     
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