Thursday, January 21, 2010

Those American "Strings," Like a Noose

You'd think United States capitalism, free enterprise and all those favorite American descriptions of its economic philosophies would have some influence on its business policies.  But when it comes to doing business with the State of Israel, the Americans are controlled by a different agenda.

Over the years, Israel's purchase of military equipment has been more than financially beneficial to the United States.  Israel "tweaks" the products and makes them better.  Over the years Israel's military industries have gotten weaker the more we've bought from the United States, especially with the "American aid," which is really shopping coupons for American products, not money to be used for the best deals available including strengthening local military industries.

Now Israel is negotiating to purchase state of the art F-35's and wants to have some of the equipment Israeli, which makes the most sense from our stand point, but the Americans only want a deal which is good for the United States.

American priorities are very clear.  I wish that Israel would start taking our interests first instead of currying favor with those who don't really care about our survival.


Unknown said...

If I were a conspiracy theorist I would say that this is part of a long term plan to destroy the State of Israel, just as the weakening of the United States educational system led to the election of our current government which is doing its best to destroy the economy of the United States.

Then again, perhaps it is an attempt to get us into the position where everyone would realize

לא בחיל ולא בכוח, כי אם ברוחי, אמר ה :" זכריה ד' פסוק ו

Batya said...

Sabba Hillel, Basic economics will tell you the same.

Here's the translation:
"...Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."