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US Pentagon wants more money for Israel's Iron Dome

US Defense Department to ask Congress
for additional funding for Israel's short-range rocket defense system

Yitzhak Benhorin







Published:
03.27.12, 22:08 / Israel News WASHINGTON – The US
Defense Department will ask Congress for additional funding for Israel's Iron Dome defense
system, Ynet learned Tuesday.Pentagon press secretary George Little said in a statement that short-range
rocket defense system has been critical in recent weeks, when nearly 300 rockets
were fired at southern Israel from Gaza. The Iron Dome system intercepted more than 80% of its targets.

Little said the Pentagon and Israel have discussed US support for buying
additional Iron Dome systems and will ask Congress for money. The Iron Dome system received $205 million in 2011. The current budget
has no money for the program. Defense Minister Ehud Barak welcomed the statement, which he said reflects US Secretary of
Defense Leon Panetta's willingness to assist Israel is purchasing additional
barratries.






"The American
decision is further reflects that depth of Israel-US defense relations and it's
a badge of honor to Israel's military industries, which developed Iron Dome.
"I welcome the American administration's decision to aid in bolstering
Israel's security," he said.http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4208877,00.html


Added: Apr-5-2012 Occurred On: Apr-5-2012
By: FUCK_S0PA
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  • Nice idea. Both Israel and the US will benefit. US is also the target of russia, china and others missiles. Anti missile systems are the future.

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    • @Peter42y California tested a anti missile laser system a few years back. It was pretty amazing to see. Youre exactly right. All of these clowns are just upset a small percentage of their taxes are going to our only ally in the middle east (other then jordan) Sorry pals but we BUY our allies, we equip them in the best equipment the world has to offer and we have mutual agreement and respect. Without the United states sovereign countries wouldnt be able to participate in free trade. Who do you th More..

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  • Better than wasting it on a bunch of thankless deadbeats on food stamps and welfare. At least this is for a good cause.

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    • @SpecialEd Those are americans, and if you dont want to improve their lives by giving them a viable school system and community, you should just fuckoff. Not everyone is born into wealth and power champ. Mitt Romney over here. "Ask your parents for a loan" Clown.

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    • @Adirondack13 Nice class envy argument you have there hippy. Why is it that to you people anyone who is poor or disadvantage has no means to climb out and anyone who is wealthy didn't earn it? You build some artificial wall between the haves and the have nots.
      Instead of hating the wealthy I always tried to emulate them and try to do the same things they did to also achieve. Not sit in the corner with my hand out and demand that they support me.

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  • Great news.
    Fuck the Palestinian's.

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  • I wish they would stop manipulating OUR political bodies....if China or Russia had as many influences and powerful lobbying interests as Israel does here, many would consider it an infiltrating political subversion and the shit would hit the fan.

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    • @Jgizzy Paranoid schizo's around the world ALREADY see Israel that way. These schizo's apparently failed history class.

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    • @Adirondack13 So let me get this straight: If you think X, then you are Y. If-then fallacy never works with people who consider carefully the question at hand. But alas this is LiveLeak, what can we expect?

      Can I ask you a question: Do you believe that Israel and Israeli-loyal American Jewish lobbies have considerable controlling abilities within the United States? Or do you think that is a question only a schizophrenic would ask.

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  • Every country uses its budget as it sees fit.
    If Israel wants the Iron Dome, Israel got to pay for it.

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    • @GShock112 . Really ? What about the millions the US does give egypt ? What about the millions US does spend with the troops deployed in south Korea ? And the Zillions it does spend with NATO ? Besides Israel Iron Domme will benefit the US also.., since the anti missile Israeli System will be adopted by the US also.

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  • Let them pay for it, we're out of money.

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  • Yes the Chosen people of the world can't even Defend them selves..

    Funny I would think GOD would protect them and not a Country like mine the U.S. Give them money for Defense..What can their GOD not Protect his chosen people...hmm..
    Seems a little strange to me...Guess it sucks to be Chosen..
    Good thing my country is not the Chosen Land or the Chosen pure-blood race of a Selfish GOD..
    Keep praying to him maybe America shit I am sorry...Maybe GOD will save you and give you more money for your d More..

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  • I do not see a problem. Mazeltov!

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  • Get the jews in the US to support Isreal, not the non-ewish taxpayers! They have all the money anyway!

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  • Free live fire testing

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  • If Jews believe in Jehovah as the one, true God, and Jehovah has chosen the Jewish people, why do they need an iron dome?

    Seems pretty redundant when you have a God protecting you... unless he's not protecting you.. in which case its Jehovah's will that Israel perish...

    In conclusion: The dome is either redundant since Jehovah is protecting Israel and the Jewish people or it conflicts with Jehovah's intentions to let Israel be destroyed by fire and so it should not be built if Jews truly be More..

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  • Obama Regime Release $1.5 Billion In Aid To Egypt After Meeting With Muslim Brotherhood…
    http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2232075&language=en

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  • And then they wonder where anti-semitism comes from...

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    • @Bribarian
      It's not antisemitism to criticize the pro-Israeli lobby, the Israeli government, American establishment's support of Israel, or even Zionism. Antisemitism is when you dislike Jews (and people of Middle East origin). However, only stupidity could lead to hating Jews for the actions of Israel -or the American government towards Israel. That's as stupid as blaming whites for the actions of NATO.

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  • Stop funding apartheid when Americans are going poor.

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    • @Bribarian Thats not whats bankrupting us....jesus christ you anti Israeli protestors are thick. We were leaning towards a depression brought on by bush, he left us a little present before he left (his friends) The Bush Tax cuts.

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  • I think its better to send our money there, and let them dev/test/improve defensive weapons that we might need at some point, than waste that same money for liberal boondoggles here.

    Still say its a damn shame they need this system at all.

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