Thursday, November 12, 2020

Israel Lobby's Latest Way to Extort Money From US Taxpayers

Ed.'s note: The following partially republished article "Israel Lobby's latest way to extort money from US taxpayers" by Israel-Palestine News, is a continuation of our post the other day on Israel. Whether you voted for Trump or Biden (Kamala Harris is the real prize here with her "secret weapon" Jewish husband) the foundation behind everything that is going on politically before our eyes stands Israel. It is likely the recent firing of the Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is related to major disagreements between President Trump and Mark Esper over Israel. It would be a very important line of investigative enquiry to find out the level of loyalty the "loyalists to Trump" have concerning Israel. The "return of Zion" and its "esoteric path", or great work of the ages to "return the Godhead back to a singularity that will be controlled by the fusion of man and machine" is on the march inside the Trump administration. 

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Source: Israel-Palestine News

NOVEMBER 11, 2020 | BRAD SHERMAN
Cumulative US Foreign Assistance to Israel 1949-2020: $295 billion. This doesn't include additional aid to Israel for intelligence support and other covert funding. Data from Congressional Research Service adjusted for inflation. (Source) 

New bill would give Israel a veto over US arms sales… Cumulative US aid to Israel is three times the amount the US spent to rebuild Europe after WWII under the Marshall Plan… an Israel lobby group proposes that the US explode its already ballooning deficit even further by advancing cash to Israel under a new "Deferred Payment Plan"… 

Israel is the leading state sponsor of nuclear proliferation… a 1994 paper speculated that Israel’s nuclear weapons might drive regional rivals to develop their own nukes to balance Israel's nuclear arsenal… The Israeli study also admitted that US silence on Israel's nuclear weapons was "at odds with articulated US positions on nuclear nonproliferation…"

By Grant F. Smith, text reposted from Antiwar.com (photos and videos added by IAK)


The United Arab Emirates bid to purchase F-35 multirole stealth aircraft caused a firestorm among Israel lobby operatives, pundits, and congressional fellow travelers. They say the US has an obligation to maintain Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge" (QME) if not Israel's "Qualitative AND Quantitative Military Edge."

QME is a doctrine that US war planners originally conceived to assess and counter the Warsaw Pact's numerical troop advantage over US and allied forces stationed in Europe. The US was thought to need a qualitative advantage in military systems in order to counter the imbalance.

Israel began insisting on QME for itself during the tumultuous debate surrounding the Reagan administration's sale of advance airborne radar systems (AWACs) to Saudi Arabia. Israel argued to protect its QME any such sale required additional and more advanced arms for Israel.

Today, as the US offers additional advanced weapons to regimes successfully coerced to establish ties with Israel [see this], someday those countries could stop obeying US marching orders and respond to popular demands for change, like Egypt during the Arab Spring. That is a problem, according to pro-Israel thinkers.

Bill would give Israel veto over US arms sales

Their latest solution for maintaining Israeli QME, therefore, involves giving Israel veto power over such US arms sales. The legislative solution introduced by Representative Brad Schneider (D-IL) and supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the "Guaranteeing Israel's QME Act of 2020."
Congressman Brad Schneider, sponsor of "Guaranteeing Israel’s QME Act of 2020." Photo is from July 17, 2014 speech in Washington, DC during Israel’s attack on Gaza. (See more on Schneider below *) (Israel Forever Foundation) 

The bill proposes amending the Arms Export Control Act by requiring the president to consult with the Israeli government before proceeding with any such sales. The president would then have to submit a report card to Congress on the degree to which Israel's "Qualitative Military Edge" might be impacted.

The AECA was already amended in 2008 and 2012 to require certifications that any sales would not "adversely affect" Israel's military edge. But it is ironic that the Schneider bill employs the Arms Export Control Act and presidential certifications as vehicles for inserting Israeli oversight into the US decision chain.

After Israel's illegal 1960s diversion of US weapons-grade uranium from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) in Pennsylvania, Senators Symington and Glenn passed mid-1970s amendments to the Foreign Assistance Act.

They banned US economic and military assistance, export credits, and US support to countries that deliver or receive, acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when such countries do not comply with International Atomic Energy Agency regulations and inspections.

Please go to Israel-Palestine News to read the entire article. 
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