[cryptome] Re: [cryptome] Israel to get 14 F-35 Stealth Fighters from USA: Cost £2.2billion

  • From: jpp <johnp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:27:36 -0500

The money for the F-35's comes from the US in a bill which restricts the
use of that money to military purchases from US contractors.  Yes, you
could starve to death watching new F-35's fly, unless the food dispensing
machine accepted F-35 nuts and washers.

What is really unique, and somewhat mind-boggling for US taxpayers, is the
way foreign military is funded.  When Israel and Egypt receive an annual
military stipend from the US, they can contract with a US industry. For the
more expensive items which take multiple years to build and deliver, the US
government assumes liability to "cover" multiple year programs.
If Congress or the President chose to terminate the military streams, the
subsequent years payments due the contractors are absorbed by the
tax-payers.  With Egypt, this almost happened for F-16 purchases.
What would have happened if the military funds were NOT restored to Egypt,
would have resulted in some 25 or so F-16's, in the configuration Egypt
wanted, would have been built.
The probability would have been that they would be then sent to
Davis-Monthan , the bone yard.

On Sun, Feb 22, 2015 at 10:53 AM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>

> http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-snaps-up-14-f-35-stealth-fighters/
> Israel is purchasing another 17 stealth fighters as part of a $2.2 billion
> package of aircraft and associated materiels.  Yet, in the national
> election which takes place on March 15th, the ruling political party is
> claiming that it can't afford to spend money on better welfare, education
> and housing for its population, both Arabs and Jewish people.
> Funny ole world...we get the same propaganda from our own politicians and
> their parties here in the UK.  We can't afford to pay for doctors even
> though us pensioners have to wait 3 weeks for an appointment to see a
> doctor at our local surgery...and it is getting worse, happening all over
> the country.  The politicians of our two main political parties both agree
> that more austerity is required as public expenditure needs to be cut
> further, to pay off the debts caused by the banksters.
>   Austerity versus armaments.  Who are they going to use them on...
> Dougie.

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