[QUOTE=Vilma;2955613]Where do you think Israel gets spare parts for their F-15 jets? Or their blackhawks? Or their modified Abrams tanks? Or the Patriot missiles?
Yes they have an arsenal, virtually all of given to them by the US, but if the US would cut Israel off, destruction would be imminent.[/QUOTE]
Those who want to give Israel killing devices by all means can donate their paychecks to Israel. However, I do have a problem with the US Govt forcefully taking my hard-earned money to giving it to other nations so they can go to war. That is ridiculous and can only lead to further problems.
btw- have you checked Israel's per-capita GDP lately? Compare it to its neighbors. They sure can afford some weaponry. All they would have to do is raise their taxes and sell bonds (the same thing the US does to fund Israel!) The reality is that we infringe upon Israel's sovereignty by making it so dependent on the US.
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