Monday, February 4, 2013

in one way the US and Israel are twins

"Israel has worked hand-in-glove with repressive regimes in every corner of the earth in ways that facilitate the suppression, murder, assassination, rape, torture, disappearance, kidnapping and imprisonment of those struggling for freedom and justice. Its arms and repression industries continue today through Israeli state institutions and via private corporations and a worldwide network of Zionist organizations. Repressive regimes find a willing and able ally in Israel."

It's a tragic fact that the United States could be substituted for Israel in the foregoing paragraph, taken from Israel's Worldwide Role in Repression, published last year by IJAN, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.

Because there is big money in equipping and training military forces around the world and big money in supporting the huge U.S. military presence around the world, plenty of private companies are doing very well supplying weaponry and infrastructure for the use of force, the motivation for the use of that force being irrelevant. The United States did a huge military business with the hated Shah of Iran, which plays no small part in the anger of Iranians with this country.

The relatively recent arrival of drones has been a gold mine in particular for Israel. The fall of the USSR did not result in any scaling back of US arms production. In this working of worldwide strife for profit, the two countries are peas in a pod.

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