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To: Gunslingr3
The intel we received from Israel through the years on the Soviets, American weaponry vs. Soviet weaponry, and other various and sundry intels has more than paid 10 fold back in return what we have given Israel in aid over the years. Not to mention that the aid has also bought off Israel’s defense industry from competing with our own defense industry and something in which she is very capable of doing. Indeed, it is a requirement that Israel return much of that aid back to the US in the form of purchases from our defense industry at non-discounted prices, representing a boon to America workers and taxpayers. Moreover, because of the immense strategic importance of the Middle East to our national security, if Israel weren’t a strategic ally, the US would be forced at a minimum to maintain several military bases with the troop deployments and equipment to man them in various locations in and around the region costing the US taxpayers billions more than the aid the US sends to Israel on a year-to-year basis.

Oh, by the way, haven’t you heard, the USS Liberty incident was finally unequivocally cleared up last year. It was just one of those accidents of war that so often happens in the fog of battle. I know, how disappointing it must be for you! And if you believe that the Jews are the source of all evil, including 9/11, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I’d really like to sell you.
78 posted on 03/02/2004 8:21:03 PM PST by Turbodog
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To: Turbodog
Indeed, it is a requirement that Israel return much of that aid back to the US in the form of purchases from our defense industry at non-discounted prices, representing a boon to America workers and taxpayers.

It's a 'boon' to American taxpayes to buy airplanes for another nation's military? Why not increase this 'boon' a hundredfold! We'll all be rich, or maybe you'll realize you didn't think something through...

And if you believe that the Jews are the source of all evil, including 9/11, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I?d really like to sell you.

This is the type of 'have you stopped beating your wife' smear a place like Freerepublic could do without. Why not stick to what's written instead of imposing imagined bogeymen on people.

What I believe is that it doesn't help the U.S. to jump in the middle of the Middle East's wars. We've earned nothing but billions in expenses, thousands dead, and a government at home bent on wasting evermore of our production to provide us 'security' from the crap they stir up by marching our men and women in the military around the globe like a game of Risk.

80 posted on 03/02/2004 10:39:28 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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