As U.S. Economy Collapses, Senate Moves to Give Israel $38 BillionChris Menahan
May. 25, 2020
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"With the US economy reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee agreed to give Israel a minimum of $3.8 billion in military aid per year," RT reports.
The US unemployment rate now stands at 14.7 percent, the worst figure since records began. Nearly 39 million Americans have lost their jobs since the coronavirus reached US shores in late January, and the Congressional Budget Office warned on Tuesday that the US economy won't recover from its current contraction until after next year. Moreover, the federal governmentís financial relief packages to date have pushed national debt past a record $25 trillion.The US Army just had to abandon a $1 billion Iron Dome missile defense project because Israel refused to hand over the source code that our taxpayer dollars paid for.
Rubio boasted on Thursday that the bill "strengthens our nation's strategic security alliance with Israel, a vibrant democracy that faces growing and unprecedented threats to its security and stability." Yet the bill was passed with no fanfare, and in a state of near-secrecy.Nancy Pelosi told pro-Israel billionaire and top Democratic donor Haim Saban at the 2018 Israeli American Council National Conference that "if this Capitol crumbled to the ground, the one thing that would remain would be our commitment to our aid" to Israel.
That's precisely what we're now witnessing.
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