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'Germany approves subsidized sale of military submarine to Israel'
Haaretz ^ | 11/30/11 | staff

Posted on 11/30/2011 8:01:28 PM PST by Nachum

A senior German official said Wednesday that the government has approved the subsidized sale of another Dolphin-type military submarine to Israel. The official said Germany has set aside €135 million ($180 million) in next year's budget to pay for about a third of its cost. Dolphin-class submarines are capable of carrying nuclear-tipped missiles, but there is no evidence that Israel has armed them with such weapons. Israel already has three Dolphin submarines from Germany — one half-funded and two entirely funded by Berlin, a staunch Israeli ally.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: approves; germany; sale; subsidized

1 posted on 11/30/2011 8:01:32 PM PST by Nachum
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To: nuconvert; txhurl

Ping.


2 posted on 11/30/2011 8:04:17 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum
two entirely funded by Berlin, a staunch Israeli ally

I wish some one would give me a submarine. (whimper … whimper, feelings of neglect)

3 posted on 11/30/2011 8:09:22 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I would suppose if someone precipitated the mass genocide of 13 million or so members of your extended family, that party may be sympathetic to granting you a sub.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 8:28:10 PM PST by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Pontiac

Smile

Understood

Guess we will just have to keep playing with those bathtub toys.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 8:34:14 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Pontiac

Smile

Understood

Guess we will just have to keep playing with those bathtub toys.


6 posted on 11/30/2011 8:34:24 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Waywardson
Well there was that Potato Famine thing the Brits did to my family.

I think the most common figure for the Holocaust was 6.8 million and the rest of 13 million figure was made up of Gypsies, Catholics and other ethnic minorities.

7 posted on 11/30/2011 8:44:47 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Steve Newton
Guess we will just have to keep playing with those bathtub toys.

I am putting my hopes on that letter to Santa.

8 posted on 11/30/2011 8:46:56 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.


9 posted on 11/30/2011 8:49:10 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Nachum

Germany is running scared of Iran and wants Israel to take it out if necessary.

You can bet your last bagel these puppies are nuclear armed and on station already.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 8:50:42 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Pontiac

Smile

You never know.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 9:12:02 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; All
The Hunt for Muzzie October?

Israel > Dolphin-class

Iran > Ghadir-class


12 posted on 11/30/2011 10:57:54 PM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - it is Showtime!!)
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To: Steve Newton

The only thing that worries me is where will I find a Christmas Tree big enough for Santa to fit it under.


13 posted on 11/30/2011 11:06:26 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Nachum

ping


14 posted on 11/30/2011 11:49:30 PM PST by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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15 posted on 12/01/2011 5:43:46 AM PST by SJackson (Haven't changed the environment, just take a bath. Eat a piece of chocolate. You need one. Michelle)
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To: Nachum

Thank you Germany. Israel’s best ally.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 8:56:00 AM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: Pontiac
Well there was that Potato Famine thing the Brits did to my family.
The British didn't stave Irish on purpose and din't invent the blight. They certainly didn't help the Irish as much as the could have or should have. And they were happy to see Irish and Scotch Irish go to the US and to British Colonies. That isn't genocide.

I think the most common figure for the Holocaust was 6.8 million and the rest of 13 million figure was made up of Gypsies, Catholics and other ethnic minorities.
And if the Roma/Sinti (gypsies) get a country, perhaps Germany will help them.

17 posted on 12/01/2011 11:04:06 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: QT3.14

"Methode zu gehen, Dallas!"

18 posted on 12/01/2011 11:42:55 AM PST by Yehuda (Expel communists and jihadis... from the planet.)
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