We are bankrupt, with $16 Trillion in current known debt, and well over $60 Trillion in unfunded liabilities, such as Medicare and Social Security, yet we continue to pour billions to Israel for every imaginable reason – the latest being millions for a controversial segregated road network in the West Bank while our roads and bridges are crumbling.
How many homeless veterans could be taken care of with the $billions we will GIVE to Israel for this new weapon system, how many poor and starving children living in the back of a 25 year old car could be fed by these billions we will just give away to Israel?
And ask yourself this question; When the bottom falls completely out of our economy, and we sink into the real Great Depression, how much help can we expect from Israel?
The answer is, exactly as much as we have already received – Zilch!.
Israel Declares ‘Iron Dome’ a Success, Production Will Depend on US Funding
Army Still Undecided on Deployment of Expensive System
The largely US-funded “Iron Dome” missile defense system has been declared a runaway success by the Israeli military today, following a test of intercepting short range missiles. The two existing batteries will be deployed to Israel’s Air Force in November, but whether any more or created will depend largely on how many the United States Congress is willing to buy for them, as the Israeli Army is said to be balking at the prohibitive cost of the systems.
Israel’s Army had already decided to drop the system in the first place, having decided that $50,000 per missile was far too much to pay to shoot down the short range rockets it was designed to tackle, which themselves only cost a few hundred dollars to produce in quantity.
The Obama Administration has already convinced Congress to throw $205 million in additional funds at the program, which is being funded above and beyond Israel’s normal billions in US military aid, but exactly how many of these batteries that will produce, and whether they will actually be put to any use, remains to be seen.
Despite being couched in US debates as a hedge against Iran, the “Iron Dome” is useless for this purpose, as it is not designed to handle the long range missiles that would result from an Israeli war with Iran. Rather the system is designed to shoot down the clumsy rockets emanating from the Gaza Strip, rockets which themselves only rarely manage to hit anything other than empty fields.