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Israeli Air Force to Conduct Training Exercises in United States Under Fast Tracked Aid Bill

House to reconsider controversial $9 Billion Israel foreign aid bill Tuesday July 17th

By Martin Hill
© LibertyFight.com
July 15, 2012

http://libertyfight.com/2012/house_to_consider_israel_aid_bi...

If the U.S. House and Senate get their way, which by all accounts appears to be a certainty without massive unexpected opposition, the military of a foreign government will soon be conducting air force "training and exercise opportunities" within the United States.

I know- you've heard a lot about the Israel $9 Billion dollar aid bill. But did you know that hidden in it was a provision that would allow the Israeli military to conduct combat exersizes in the United States? The good news is that it has not completed the legislative process- it's not yet a done deal, so there is still time to try and stop it. The statistical chances of accomplishing this aside, it should still be opposed. As Frederick Douglass so aptly put it in 1857, "Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground".

The U.S. Congress is set to revisit the "United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012" [also here] this coming Tuesday, July 17th. The House passed their original version, H.R.4133, on May 9,
with
only two congressman dissenting- Ron Paul and Democrat John Dingell of Michigan.
The Senate passed its version S. 2165 in a unanimous voice vote June 29th.

Among the more noteworthy aspects of the bill are the U.S. government's plan to "Offer the Air Force of Israel additional training and exercise opportunities in the United States", "expand cooperation between the United States Government and the Government of Israel in homeland security, counter-terrorism...(etc.)" and to sell "surplus defense items" from the Iraq conflict to Israel.

The legislative website thomas.loc.gov reports that S. 2165 was 'Received in the House' on July 9th at 2:02pm and 'Held at the desk' the same day at 6:26pm. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was a sponsor of the House version, has posted his
"Weekly Schedule"
and noted that they will consider the legislation on this coming Tuesday, July 17th "under suspension of the rules".

Now I don't claim to understand, or even care about the myriad of their monkey business jibberish rules and regs. [You can read about them here.]
But there is no doubt that this $9 billion dollars in loan guarantees along with hundreds of millions more in military equipment to Israel will be railroaded through with no objection or debate. (The Senate took literally six seconds to scoot it along in June 29th). However, opponents of this measure still have the opportunity to have their voice heard. You can find and contact your Congressional soundrals by clicking here.

The best way to find information on this bill is to go to the official website, http://thomas.loc.gov/ and type in the bill name or number yourself. You can type in the "United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012", or S.2165 or H.R.4133.

The "OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED" is listed as "A bill to enhance strategic cooperation between the United States and Israel, and for other purposes." Section 5B of the bill explains that "Extension of Loan Guarantees to Israel", which are set to expire on 'September 30, 2011', will have a new expiration date of 'September 30, 2015'.

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com.



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Oh

It's those evil Nazis again.

Luke 3:38
Isaiah 43:3-5

According to you,

Martin, anyone who remains silent on this bill supports the $9 billion loan guarantees for Israel.

I would love to see all those hating on Rand to speak up on this bill.

You have two days to call your Representative, set up protests at your Representative's office, gather petitions to deliver to your Representative, find a way to get the media to report on this, etc.

Remember, if you stay silent, you are supporting this bill just like Rand.

Hey tsai, If i'm not

Hey tsai, If i'm not mistaken, it was you who suggested we get the word out about this upcoming action on tuesday. I said thanks for the idea, so what are you griping about the fact I did what you suggested? When I post a story it generally goes big. That is the goal. I also amended the headline of the original.

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What I posted wasn't a gripe directed at you.

I thank you for posting about this because if you didn't I doubt anyone else would know that this bill will be voted on Tuesday.

Look, I'm all for holding our Congressmen accountable for their actions. The problem I have is there's so much attacking but so little action.

What you have done is action, which is to get the word out. I'm hoping the OTHERS who bashed Rand for not acting will take up their responsibility and act as well. There's plenty to do between now and Tuesday.

Thanks. I know we are all

Thanks. I know we are all busy, but I hope that some public pressure on the matter will do some good. It's currently on the front page here http://whatreallyhappened.com/node/178875 so it should get some traction, and on a lot of other high-traffic sites.

Strange. The defenders of

Strange. The defenders of Rand assured us that opposition to this bill was hopeless.....now we find that it is not so hopeless after all. Another ratioanlization for Rand's cowardice bites the dust.

It is hopeless

That doesn't mean you don't have the responsibility to act. A lot of people are upset that Rand didn't ACT on the bill even though it was bound to fail.

Just like Rand knows that it is nearly impossible to end foreign aid to Israel, yet his first bill he introduced as a Senator included ending foreign aid to Israel.

The House version of this bill has 304 cosponsors and only 2 Representatives voted against this bill. The Senate version is slightly different but it's more or less the same. So, again, it is hopeless to defeat this bill but the point is you can still bring attention to this by calling your Rep, setting up protests, etc.

As you call Rand a coward, I hope you don't be one either and act on this bill.

Advice taken. I agree

Advice taken. I agree entirely with your points. What defenders of Rand miss is that this bill, and others like it, present an opportunity to change long-term attitudes by beginning a debate. Ron Paul, of course, knew this all the time.

Yea

Rand could have spoken up about this bill. I agree completely but to assume that he SUPPORTS this bill is a whole different story.

To me, Rand gets the benefit of the doubt because he is probably one of the only Congressmen to ever introduce a bill to end foreign aid to Israel AND defend it on national tv.

If it was this single vote, I

If it was this single vote, I might agree but it is part of a pattern. Rand was severely burned, for example, when he was part of the unanimous consent requirement endorsing the Libya No Fly Zone. It was Hannity who later led the charge against that and Rand, despite his earlier vote, tried to run to the head of the parade. Why didn't he learn his lesson, that is if he "really" opposed this bill? Rand also went on record supporting Iran sanctions last year.

Yet another perspective on

Yet another perspective on Rand's Libyan debacle:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/42350498#42385868

Of course, the source is dubious and I would be willing to give Rand the benefit of the doubt on the Libya vote but then he does it again! it is part of the pattern. Also, if Rand really disagreed with the Israel vote, why hasn't he said anything since the vote?

Again

I agree with you that Rand can speak up about this bill.

I'd say give him some time. I don't see why he needs to issue a press release on every single bill that passes the Senate. I'm sure the more he gets pressed on this bill, he will say something on it, but I hope that people withhold judgment until he gives his answer.

I can tell you one reason why

I can tell you one reason why you almost certainly won't receive an answer or, worse, Rand will defend the bill. Rand is now being praised regularly to the rafters by Glenn Beck as a "principled libertarian" worthy of support. Beck is doing his best to hold up Rand as the libertarian template. If Rand had voted the "wrong" way, he would have alienated his new Israel Firster fans, including Beck, Hannity, and Levin.

If I am proven wrong, I'll gladly eat my words.

Personally, I think the

Personally, I think the chances of this bill passing seem mighty high given the proclivities of the criminal congress. But,we should still absolutely fight this with all we got. And just because there seems little hope of the political process, make no mistake that that means I think there is no hope. For my hope lies not in corrupt men, but in Jesus Christ: "I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me." (Philippians 4:13) http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/__P10I.HTM :-)