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    • Efox
    • 05.06.06 | 23:27 (IDT)

    Israel did not need M-16s. If things get really ugly the old Galil’s will be more reliable anyway. The Apaches are good, but Israel replaces all of the sophisticated components when it receives them anyway and could just as easily contract out the heavy manufacturing to India and design its own better helicopters. Israel does note even want the America Jets it helped design unless it can improve on them and Russia would be more than happy to fill the order for Jets that Israel can improve and if they don’t, IAI can make its own. Israel did business with America because it had friends with connections here and America had the money, but there are always alternatives. Israeli Subs are made in Germany, the French used to sell aircraft but tried to rip Israel off on some ships, so Israel took the ships by force and gave the French a rude gesture before setting sail. Israel can take care of itself and should not become a victim of fickle American Politics. Israel, will never be Vietnam.

    from the article: Is America a strategic liability?
    First published 00:00 05.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.06
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