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ISRAEL Cost the USA taxpayer $3,000,000,000,000 just to 2003. .By :The Washingto [Copy link] 中文

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I know the zionists are afraid of this thread.

Go up and up !

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Repost: ISRAEL Cost the USA taxpayer $3,000,000,000,000 just to 2003 !!!

ISRAEL Cost the USA taxpayer $3,000,000,000,000 just to 2003. .By :The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. USA.


The Real Cost Of US Support For Israel is $3 Trillion

by Christopher Bollyn, September 19, 2003



While it is commonly reported that Israel officially receives some $3 billion every year in the form of economic aid from the U.S. government, this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many billions of dollars more in hidden costs and economic losses lurking beneath the surface. A recently published economic analysis has concluded that U.S. support for the state of Israel has cost American taxpayers nearly $3 trillion ($3 million millions) in 2002 dollars.

"The Costs to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion" is a summary of economic research done by Thomas R. Stauffer. Stauffer's summary of the research was published in the June 2003 issue of The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

Stauffer is a Washington, D.C.-based engineer and economist who writes and teaches about the economics of energy and the Middle East. Stauffer has taught at Harvard University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Stauffer's findings were first presented at an October 2002 conference sponsored by the U.S. Army College and the University of Maine.

Stauffer's analysis is "an estimate of the total cost to the U.S. alone of instability and conflict in the region - which emanates from the core Israeli-Palestinian conflict."

"Total identifiable costs come to almost $3 trillion," Stauffer says. "About 60 percent, well over half, of those costs - about $1.7 trillion - arose from the U.S. defense of Israel, where most of that amount has been incurred since 1973."

"Support for Israel comes to $1.8 trillion, including special trade advantages, preferential contracts, or aid buried in other accounts. In addition to the financial outlay, U.S. aid to Israel costs some 275,000 American jobs each year." The trade-aid imbalance alone with Israel of between $6-10 billion costs about 125,000 American jobs every year, Stauffer says.

The largest single element in the costs has been the series of oil-supply crises that have accompanied the Israeli-Arab wars and the construction of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. ?To date these have cost the U.S. $1.5 trillion (2002 dollars), excluding the additional costs incurred since 2001,? Stauffer wrote.

The cost of supporting Israel increased drastically after the 1973 Israeli-Arab war. U.S. support for Israel during that war resulted in additional costs for the American taxpayer of between $750 billion and $1 trillion, Stauffer says.

When Israel was losing the war, President Richard Nixon stepped in to supply the Jewish state with U.S. weapons. Nixon's intervention triggered the Arab oil embargo which Stauffer estimates cost the U.S. as much as $600 billion in lost GDP and another $450 in higher oil import costs.

"The 1973 oil crisis, all in all, cost the U.S. economy no less than $900 billion, and probably as much as $1,200 billion," he says.

As a result of the oil embargo the United States created the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to "insulate Israel and the U.S. against the wielding of a future Arab 'oil weapon'." The billion-barrel SPR has cost U.S. taxpayers $134 billion to date. According to an Oil Supply Guarantee, which former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger provided Israel in 1975, Israel gets 'first call' on any oil available to the U.S. if Israel's oil supply is stopped.

Stauffer's $3 trillion figure is conservative as it does not include the increased costs incurred during the year-long buildup to the recent war against Iraq in which Israel played a significant, albeit covert, role. The higher oil prices that occurred as a result of the Anglo-American campaign against Iraq were absorbed by the consumers. The increase in oil prices provided a huge bonus for the leading oil companies such as British Petroleum and Shell, who are major oil producers as well as retailers. The major international oil companies recorded record profits for the first quarter of 2003.

The Washington Report seeks to "provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states." The monthly journal is known for keeping close tabs on the amount of U.S. taxpayer money that goes to Israel and how much pro-Israel money flows back to Members of Congress in the form of campaign aid.

The journal's website, www.wrmea.com, has an up-to-date counter at the top :

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Post time 2005-9-2 10:51:06 |Display all floors

The poor Americans are suffering today when

so much American taxpayers' money has gone to Israel.

And even more ridiculous is that most Americans don't know because the American media doesn't talk about it -- the American media is under  the control of the zionist-christian right winger.

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Post time 2005-9-4 06:31:59 |Display all floors

Where are the help to the American poors?

This Katrina disater again showed American government is NOT for the poor. Those poor blacks living in the New Orlean didn't have car or transportation tools to get out of teh city, they didn't even have the money to buy a ticket. The government did NOTHING to help them such that so many pooor people were trapped in the city.

It's a shame of America, th eworld richest nation on earth and a nation who spent so much on military, on Iraq invasion. trillions of dollars were sent to Israel.

The pictures we saw on TV is unbelievable to the world, we thought even a third world country have a better rescuse response to the needed. And the pictures look like a poor poor nation on earth.

Where is American conscience?

Where is American moral stand?

It doesn't help her own poor people!

5 days after the disater people are dying in front of children's eyes. The place they put these poor poepel in is described as "sub-animal like" condition.

What  shame of America?

What a fake melting-pot?

What a hypocrite nation that claims to be "for the people"?

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AMERICANS were yesterday waking up to the painful truth that hurricane Katrina had dramatically exposed the racial and economic fault lines that exist between blacks and whites in the world's richest and most powerful nation.

Across America, black pressure groups were seething with anger over the Bush Administration's slow response to the disaster and politicians were reaching for the race card.

New Orleans' black Mayor Ray Nagin lashed out on Friday. "I have no idea what they're doing. But I will tell you this: You know, God is looking down on all this, and if they are not doing everything in their power to save people, they are going to pay the price. Because every day that we delay, people are dying and they're dying by the hundreds, I'm willing to bet you."

The hurricane had no target, but in the aftermath it was clear that the victims — who are suffering a horrifying lack of rescue and care — were mostly black and mostly poor, unable to flee the city before the storm because they had no means.

So many photographs from the devastation of New Orleans show the same faces: Desperate. Grief-stricken. Black.

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said racial injustice and indifference to black suffering was at the root of the disaster response. "In this same city of New Orleans where slave ships landed," Jackson said, "where the legacy of 246 years of slavery and years of discrimination, that legacy is unbroken today.

"There is a historical indifference to the pain of poor people, and black people … we seem to adjust more easily to black pain."

Last night, many refugees at last found some peace inside the Astrodome in affluent Houston, Texas. The dome was hailed as the eighth wonder of the world when it opened in the mid-'60s. America's first roofed mega-stadium, it was a symbol of the nation's self-confidence.

Now in its dotage, abandoned by the sporting world and downgraded to a part-time convention centre, it has become a showcase for a very different and less advertised side of America — the black underclass of many southern cities. "We in Louisiana have always known we were near the bottom of the totem pole," said Deborah Taylor, a baby-faced 29-year-old office assistant, one of the 15,000 or so refugees to reach Houston in the past 24 hours. "Now we can say we truly are at the very bottom."

President Bush's $A14 billion aid package wasn't enough for Mr Nagin. "It's too doggone late!" he said.

He later met President Bush and seemed calmer, but vowed to keep the pressure on.

When 80 per cent of the city's population evacuated before hurricane Katrina, that left behind those with no cars, no resources and no way out.

"Love has no colour," Cassandra Robinson said as she huddled with her family in a parking entrance along New Orleans' Convention Centre Boulevard. "But I've seen where this is all black and everybody else who is Caucasian, they're up high in the hotels."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Bush Administration's highest-ranking black, agreed that the black community has been heavily affected, but said "nobody wants to see Americans suffer, and I think everybody understands that".

Black members of Congress denounced the slow federal response to hurricane Katrina.

"It looks dysfunctional to me right now," said Diane Watson, a Democrat.

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Post time 2005-9-4 08:00:05 |Display all floors

A national disgrace

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/09/03/EDG4PDMVO81.DTL

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Post time 2005-9-4 14:18:31 |Display all floors

You are a disgrace shannothung!

Thankfully the Chinese government(who speak for the people and not you, thank goodness) have provided their condolences and money.

But of course you have to use this tragedy to serve your own hateful ends.
Man, you are one sick puppy.

Thank you China!

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