Friday, February 01, 2013

How to best protect Israeli occupation and aggression

"Federal lawmakers opposed to selling military aircraft and tanks to the Egyptian government pressed on Thursday, despite the defeat of an amendment that would have blocked the sale and apparent uncertainty about how their plan would affect Israel’s security.
“I think it is a blunder of the first proportion to send sophisticated weapons to a country that allowed a mob to attack our embassy and to burn our flag,” Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said on the Senate floor. “I find it objectionable to send weapons, F-16s and tanks to a country that allowed a mob chanting ‘death to America’ to threaten our American diplomats.”
Paul also argued that “these weapons threaten Israel’s security” and “someday may be used against Israel.”" (thanks Michele)