We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Some of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by JERRY SCHMDT Friday, May. 03, 2002 at 1:22 AM

The money that U.S. gives to Israel go mainly to U.S.war plants. The Saudis buy billion a year from the same "defense" manufacturing companies. The clout of the Israeli lobby is way overrated. is way o

"Since the 1978 Camp David Accords, which paved the way for peace between Israel and Egypt, The U.S..gave Israel

billion a year, along with supplemental aid for loan guarantees, immigrant absorption and a variety of weapons development programs. The larget recipient of U.S.assistance, Israel has received more than billion to date, more than 2/3 of it in military

assistance. That assistance has not only made Israel the strongest country in the Middle East; it has also made the American defense industry a strong lobbyist for the Jewish state.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, American defense companies have sold Israel .3 billion in state-of the-art weapons systems since 1990, making Israel's defense a domestic economic priority" as reported on 4/30/2002 by MSNBC news service.

They also reported that Saudi Arabia bought billion in weapons from the U.S. in the last ten years.( billion a year)

Many people overrate the power of the Israeli lobby. Their budget for buying congressmen and its effect on congressional

appropriations is infinitesimal when compared to the power of the "defense"(WAR) establishment to accomplish THEIR financial goals!

On two occasions in the past 5 or 6 years the Israeli lobby got bills approved at congressional hearings only to see a representative of one of the country's owner families (one was a Rockefeller spokesmen) come to the committee THE NEXT DAY AND HAVE THE ENTIRE VOTE REVERSED! ON BOTH OCCASIONS THE EMBARRASSED ISRAELI LOBBYISTS QUIETLY SLIPPED OUT OF THE ROOM WITHOUT EVEN A MURMUR OF A PROTEST OR COMMENT! THE MYTH OF "The POWERFUL ISRAELI LOBBY" VANISHED FOR ALL THOSE FAMILIAR WITH THOSE EVENTS! This was reported at the time very inconspicously by THE WALL STREET jOURNAL.

---- Original Message -----

From: jschmidt66@earthlink.net

To: Jschmidt222@aol.com

Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 2:52 PM

Subject: Re: Articles

----- Original Message -----

Report this post as:

© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy