First off, let me just remind everyone here that JTF is against all foreign aid, especially aid to Israel. Such “aid” hurts more than it helps. With this money, Israel is required to buy American weapons and other products, which is a good deal for the manufacturers.
The Israeli made Merkava battle tank is known for its excellence. Yet with American foreign aid, there’s no incentive for Israeli companies to make weapons. Also, they’re not allowed to sell their domestic weapons to other countries under this arrangement.
But most importantly, when Israel receives foreign aid, it means she must do whatever America says, such as giving up land, or being soft on terrorists. Unfortunately, many American Jews are brainwashed into falsely believing that Israel *must* have foreign aid, and that the country will not survive without it.
Furthermore, giving Israel foreign aid only causes anti-semitism in the US. Most people don’t realize that the aid is given in the form of loan guarantees which goes to buying American made weapons. The only thing that comes to their minds is that their tax dollars are going to those EEEVIL JOOOS! (The fact that Egypt receives 1.5 billion dollars a year in aid clearly doesn’t bother them.)
But now, the Obama administration is going to be arming the Arab countries surrounding Israel.
(IsraelNN.com) US airplane manufacturer Lockheed Martin has been given permission by the US government to sell 24 F-16 jet fighters to Egypt in a $3.2 billion deal. Congress was notified of the deal in October, according to a spokesperson for Lockheed Martin.
A Pentagon report released by Haaretz newspaper says the Egyptian F-16 deal is aimed at making Egypt a “more valuable partner in the Middle East” in addition to supporting “Egypt’s own self-defense needs,” according to the UPI news agency. Additionally, Israel’s neighbor will receive four batteries of highly advanced Harpoon Block II anti-ship cruise missiles, four fast missile boats, 450 Hellfire anti-tank missiles (to be sold with restrictions on use and transfer, according to the Pentagon), and 156 jet engines for F-16 aircraft.
Until June 2009, the United States repeatedly denied Egyptian requests to purchase arms because of Egypt’s record on human rights and democracy, according to website F-16.net. That policy has changed under President Obama.
More deals worry Israel
Yet the Egyptian arsenal is not the only military deal okayed by the Obama administration which is worrying Israel. Saudia Arabia, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates also have new military acquisition contracts with the United States. The Pentagon has released the details to Congress.
Some of the purchases will include 2,742 anti-tank missiles for Saudia Arabia, 1,808 anti-tank missiles and 162 launchers with night vision systems for Jordan, 1,600 laser-guided “smart bombs and 800 one-ton and 400 bunker buster bombs for the UAE, and 24 additional F-16s for Morocco, the first owned by that country’s air force,” according to UPI.
The Department of Defense presentation to Congress stated that the military balance of power would not be impacted in the region as a result of the sale, although no arms deals have been made with Israel since the inception of the Obama administration.
So although I think Israel can take care of herself, I still think this kind of news is important in that it demostrates that Obama, being that he’s a Muslim, clearly favors the Muslim terrorist rogue states, as opposed to the only Western style democracy in the region.