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Suit against US/Israel Aid Advances

November 3, 2016


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The potentially precedent-setting lawsuit against the U.S. Government for its blatantly illegal aid to Israel has advanced another step forward, the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) has announced.

A federal court judge has granted a motion amending the original lawsuit to include additional evidence of the defendant’s—the U.S. Government’s—unlawful activities.

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Acting Israeli National Security Adviser Jacob Nagel (l) and U.S. Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon—both wearing U.S.-Israeli flag pins—during the Sept. 14 signing of the Memorandum of Understanding giving Israel $38 billion in U.S. military aid over a 10-year period. Photo credit IRmep.

According to a statement issued by IRmep, on November 1, 2016, federal judge Tanya Chutkan granted a motion to amend their August lawsuit that seeks to block U.S. foreign aid to Israel.

The IRmep statement read:

Quote:Our amended complaint adds the following items:

Executive Order 13526 prohibits classifying information as “secret” in order to engage in unlawful activities, in this case gagging information about Israel’s nuclear weapons program in order to provide massive foreign aid to Israel.

Timing of aid disbursement. Over the past decade Congress has included illegal [Memorandums of Understanding] MOU aid to Israel in December omnibus spending bills. The judge must issue an injunction before then. She must also block funding if additional bills seeking to provide aid beyond MOU amounts become law.

Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Victor Gilinsky confirmed, in an analysis mentioning this lawsuit, that intelligence officials are near unanimous that the 1979 “Vela incident” was an Israeli nuclear weapons test.

How files similar to those sought by IRmep on Israel’s nuclear weapons are “disappearing” from UK national archives.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s leaked confirmation that Israel had 200 nuclear weapons.

New polls showing U.S. public opinion is against illegal aid to Israel.

That the U.S. State Department is unlawfully withholding the Bush and Obama administration 700+ page MOUs on aid to Israel from the public and IRmep.

The mere fact that the lawsuit—based on a 1976 U.S. law which forbids aid to any nuclear-armed state which has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)—is still alive, is an indication that the Jewish lobby has so far been unable to suppress it.

Israel is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but is a known nuclear power and recipient of U.S. aid. Most recently, the Jewish lobby-controlled U.S. government signed a new $3.8 billion per year “aid” deal to Israel, in open violation of the 1976 law once again.


The controlled media has, to no one’s surprise, almost completely suppressed news of the suit, and the granting of the amended motion.

An earlier article in the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs referred to the newly-released Colin Powell emails in this way:

Quote:On September 16, 2016, State Department Spokesperson John Kirby responded to a reporter’s persistent questions about the legality of aid to Israel, given former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s newly leaked e-mails confirming that Israel had over 200 nuclear weapons pointed at Tehran.

Asked whether, under U.S. law, aid to Israel should be cut off since it is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, Kirby dodged and weaved, claiming he was unware of and would not discuss the implications of such “e-mail traffic.”

When pressed to comment on Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons, Kirby stated, “I’m certainly not going to discuss matters of intelligence from the podium, and I’m not—I have no comment on that.”

The concept that Israel’s nuclear weapons program is an “intelligence matter”—rather than common knowledge long in the public domain that should have policy implications—is a subterfuge that has been repeatedly used by U.S. administrations since Gerald Ford left office.

The Obama administration passed a secret gag order regulation under State Department classification guidelines in 2012 mandating criminal charges against any contractor or federal employee who dares mention Israel’s nuclear weapons.

Kirby followed the gag order to the letter. The huge, costly impact of the gag order on sunshine laws has provided standing for a lawsuit challenging not only the gag order as illegal, but also all U.S. aid to Israel.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. Israel would be much better off if Trump were in office. I'm not so sure what to expect with Hillary.

I suspect this lawsuit will go nowhere eventually.
Israel is a thriving rich "democracy" in the middle east, yet it still needs unprecedented amounts of aids from the United States?

what kind of arrangement is this?
How do you think it got to be a thriving democracy?
The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.
Imagine if they spent that money on health care.
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

It still gives Israel more money than any country and despite Israel being a complete burden on the U.S.

The so-called Iran deal was stolen money given back to Iran.
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

Do you find any benefit to America's 'special' relationship with Israel and, if so, in what way?
(11-08-2016 10:38 AM)BRIC Countries Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

It still gives Israel more money than any country and despite Israel being a complete burden on the U.S.

The so-called Iran deal was stolen money given back to Iran.

If you break it down to Muslim vs Non-Muslim(Israel) countries or even if you call it Non-Democracy vs Democracy(Israel) countries it probably comes close to being equal. Or it has until recent years. I'm not sure where things stand now. I know we are spending a lot of money on on behalf of Muslim countries with our military right now.
(11-08-2016 10:40 AM)BRIC Countries Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

Do you find any benefit to America's 'special' relationship with Israel and, if so, in what way?

I'm sure there are some benefits but probably the biggest benefit is spiritual. I think we find favor with God as a nation by what we do on behalf of Israel. God has re-established Israel and is regathering the Jews back into Israel as was prophesied years ago. Anything we do as a nation to help that process is good for us as a nation.
(11-08-2016 10:57 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 10:38 AM)BRIC Countries Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

It still gives Israel more money than any country and despite Israel being a complete burden on the U.S.

The so-called Iran deal was stolen money given back to Iran.

If you break it down to Muslim vs Non-Muslim(Israel) countries or even if you call it Non-Democracy vs Democracy(Israel) countries it probably comes close to being equal. Or it has until recent years. I'm not sure where things stand now. I know we are spending a lot of money on on behalf of Muslim countries with our military right now.

The significant part is this:

Most of the Muslim countries buy a ton of American arms out of their own pocket.

Israel is given the money, which it then uses towards the purchase of arms.

The military aid provided to Israel is heads above any other country on the planet. For example, according 2013 figures, it's more than double its closest competitor Egypt.

If you simply compare aid transfers according to economic vs. military aid, there is no comparison in terms of how much American tax-payer money Israel receives free of charge vs. the rest of the planet.

I also question the benefit of economic aid in general, as it's usually tied to structural adjustment policies imposed the recipient country. These policies ultimately benefit corporations more than anyone.
(11-08-2016 11:28 AM)BRIC Countries Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 10:57 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 10:38 AM)BRIC Countries Wrote: [ -> ]
(11-08-2016 05:43 AM)pilgrim Wrote: [ -> ]The US gives quite a bit of aid to other countries in the ME also. Probably totals up close to what they give Israel. I think Egypt has been next on the list of countries the US gives aid to. I think Iran got almost 1.5-2 billion recently from the Obama administration.

It still gives Israel more money than any country and despite Israel being a complete burden on the U.S.

The so-called Iran deal was stolen money given back to Iran.

If you break it down to Muslim vs Non-Muslim(Israel) countries or even if you call it Non-Democracy vs Democracy(Israel) countries it probably comes close to being equal. Or it has until recent years. I'm not sure where things stand now. I know we are spending a lot of money on on behalf of Muslim countries with our military right now.

The significant part is this:

Most of the Muslim countries buy a ton of American arms out of their own pocket.

Israel is given the money, which it then uses towards the purchase of arms.

The military aid provided to Israel is heads above any other country on the planet. For example, according 2013 figures, it's more than double its closest competitor Egypt.

If you simply compare aid transfers according to economic vs. military aid, there is no comparison in terms of how much American tax-payer money Israel receives free of charge vs. the rest of the planet.

I also question the benefit of economic aid in general, as it's usually tied to structural adjustment policies imposed the recipient country. These policies ultimately benefit corporations more than anyone.

For sure Israel is the beneficiary of the largest amount of US aid in the ME. They are also the only Democracy in the region and they are considered the enemy of most Muslim countries in the ME. US aid is what probably helped Israel to survive being such a small nation surrounded by so many enemy countries. It seems normal to provide them more aid to help keep a more level playing field. They don't have the financial oil resources of some of the other countries in that region.

It would be interesting to research what all benefits we do get from the relationship. I'm sure intelligence is a big one.
pilgrim how is Israel a democracy when it has genetic immigration and marriage laws?

i would call it a theocracy if anything
It sure is peculiar that US evangelicals support the Jewish, not the Christian side in Palestine. The Palestinian Christians are almost finished as a race thanks in no small part to US support of Jewish interests over Christian interests. And why are Israeli interests always seemingly at odds with Christian interests in the Middle East, as sharply demonstrated in Iraq and Syria. It seems like Israel prefers Sunni Muslims to Christians when it comes right down to it. How odd.
us evangelicals are protestants

PROTESTers of Christianity
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