U.S. Defense Secretary calls U.S.-Israel defense cooperation “a two-way street”
United States Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has laughably described American and Israeli “defense cooperation” a mutually beneficial arrangement, noting the countries’ cooperation is “a two-way street.” Carter’s comments come at a time when the Jewish state is demanding American tax-payers fork over even more money to Israel.
To this writer’s knowledge, Israel does not provide the United States with billions of dollars every year for military hardware and other defense equipment. It should be obvious to any clear thinking American that our official political, diplomatic, and military relationship with Israel is most certainly “a one-way street,” with the Israelis receiving all of benefits, money, and support.
The Jerusalem Post reports:
Defense cooperation between the United States and Israel is a two-way street, with both contributing to the security of the other, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in an interview published on Wednesday.
His comments to the Atlantic were in praise of Israel’s technological advances in warfare, specifically in cyberspace and in countering improvised weapons technologies from non-state actors.
“It’s a two-way relationship,” Carter said. “There’s no question that it’s not symmetric, but it is two-way— we really do get things from the Israelis in technology.”
“I hesitate to make invidious comparisons, but if you’re making comparisons to, say, the European legacy arms [industry], the guys who have made the tanks and planes and ships in Europe, they’ve been very slow to come out of the industrial age,” he continued. “The Israelis you will find to be more clever and more innovative.” […]
US congressional sources said on Wednesday that Israel has made an initial request for its annual US defense aid to increase to as much as $5 billion when its current aid package, worth an average $3 billion a year, expires in 2017.
Israel wants $5 billion per year in military aid for 10 years, for a total of $50 billion, the congressional aides said. It has been signaling that it wants more money to counter threats it says will arise as a result of the international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, which Israel’s government has staunchly opposed. […]
One US official said the Obama administration was unlikely to fully meet the Israeli request, and predicted the sides would settle for an annual sum of between $4 billion and $5 billion.
Israel has also secured hundreds of millions of dollars in additional US funding for missile defense in recent years. […]
Who does Carter think he is fooling? The U.S.-Israel relationship is entirely asymmetrical, with Israel and the Jews getting whatever they demand. In fact, it’s downright parasitic, with the Jewish state and organized international Jewish community parasitizing off of its primary host in the Western world, the United States of America.
It’s becoming more and more obvious with each passing day: #WithJewsWeLose, and we always will. It’s time to dump Israel and put American interests first.