Congress triples Obama's request on defense cooperation with Israel --Defense cooperation funding, to which Israel contributes, is separate from the $3.1 billion Israel receives in defense assistance as part of a 10-year package. 12 Dec 2013 The final version of the congressional defense budget triples the Obama administration's request for funding for joint U.S.-Israel defense cooperation. The *284 million in the budget released jointly on Dec. 10 by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate budget committees -- up from the *96 million requested by the Obama administration -- includes funding for the Arrow long-range anti-missile system and the David's Sling and Iron Dome missile defense systems. The full National Defense Authorization Act for 2014 is virtually assured passage. [Yes, let's slash food stamps and Social Security to fund the US-Israel occupation of Gaza. *Not.*]
It's also worth excerpting this little beauty from the Global Jewish News Source the above Newsletter item links to:
Separately, the House on Wednesday passed a bill by a 399-0 vote that would enhance the U.S. commitment to Israel’s qualitative military edge in the region. The bill, initiated by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), increases the frequency that the president must report to Congress on the maintenance of Israel’s advantage from every four years to every two years. It also adds requests for reports on cyber security and asymmetric warfare. [source JTA]
Hmm, pushed through with a vote of 399-0. Does that ever happen in TDP or The Democratic Process? Ever? Kinda interesting isn't it, the secure hold the lobbied corporate machine has on 'You The People'.
RoboCop future anyone?