Thursday, May 27, 2010

Guest Post: Israel's Worth to America

I saw this comment on the Huffington Post yesterday and knew that I needed to share it. In response to the question of why America supports Israel, the user Vlady replied with:
Because.
"Former Secretary of State, General Alexander Haig, a former Supreme Commander of NATO, refers to Israel as “the largest, most battle-tested and cost-effective US aircraft carrier, which does not require a single US personnel, cannot be sunk and is located at a most critical area for US national security interests.”
General George Keegan, former head of U.S. Air Force Intelligence has publicly declared that “Israel is worth five CIA’s.” He further stated that between 1974 and 1990, Israel received $18.3 billion in U.S. military grants. During the same period Israel provided the U.S. with $50-80 billion
in intelligence, research and development savings, and Soviet weapons systems captured and transferred to the U.S. “"
I added the links in case people wanted to go back and check.

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