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    • Barka
    • 16.05.10 | 02:35 (IDT)

    Most of the foreign aid to Israel has to be spend on orders from the US, so rest assured that the US is benefitting from weapon sales and the jobs attached to them as well. And it looks like they are in dire need of both jobs and sales. Export economy, you know. So I wouldn't worry too much about Israel being a vassal country to either the US or the European 'friends'. They like to buy and sell weapons and things as well. I doubt that Israel got into the OECD on its human rights record, or that Israel's allies actually care about peace or the Palestinians. All you have to fear is that the rest of the world gets tired of the 'war against terror' that they have created by various means, one of them being the unwavering support of Israel. Possibly, they won't be able to afford it anymore. Remember the Soviet empire imploded precisely for that reason: spending too much on defense. And now the Russians are back. Doesn't look so good for the US and EU right now

    from the article: Report: Russia signs arms deal with Syria
    First published 17:39 14.05.10 | Last updated 17:39 14.05.10
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