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Posts Tagged ‘military aid

Three billion dollars annual military aid to Israel funded by American taxpayers

April 19, 2012

The nondescript warehouse-like buildings in rural Pennsylvania are the headquarters of Combined Systems, Inc.—one of the largest manufacturers and international suppliers of teargas, stun grenades and other “non-lethal” crowd control devices in the world. Israel, or more accurately, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), is their most frequent client. And Combined Systems’ relationship with the IDF […]

Uzbekistan dubious US ally and major arms purchaser

November 26, 2011

Gas-rich Uzbekistan, the most populous of the formerly Soviet Central Asian republics, has been ruled since before independence in 1991 by strongman President Islam Karimov, who is regularly condemned in the West for running one of the world’s most repressive and corrupt regimes. Freedom House gives Uzbekistan the lowest possible score, while watchdog groups like […]

Large Increase in U.S. Military Aid to Israel

December 11, 2010

Despite freezing funding for most aspects of the US government at 2010 levels, the US House agreed this past week to increase military aid to Israel substantially. “Given the scrutiny that our nation is appropriately giving to every dollar expended for all purposes – including the defense of the United States and its allies – […]

Israel’s “intentional insult to the U.S. administration”

March 25, 2010

It’s been quite a week for a defiant Israel. In a move that further strained relations between the United States and Israel, the municipality of Jerusalem gave approval for a controversial Israeli housing project in the heart of a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem has become an area […]

Cutting military aid to Israel not a subject on the table

March 23, 2010

The diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and Israel has sent a tremor through their alliance, but one key part of the bond seems virtually untouchable: the roughly $3 billion a year in U.S. military aid. Amid the uproar of recent days over plans to build 1,600 new homes for a Jewish neighborhood in a disputed […]

Diverse economic outlooks between the US and China

January 11, 2010

Yesterday, it was announced that China has officially overtaken Germany as the world’s top exporter, another sign of China’s rise as a global economic force.  Prof. James Petras offers these guiding philosophies that empower China, and weaken America. 1. China extracts minerals and energy resources to create its domestic job market in manufacturing. Washington drains […]