The civilized world should immediately implement a boycott against Israel for their heinous crimes against humanity. The recent murdering of those innocents on the Gaza Aid ship is just one more example.
In addition, the United States should stop funding Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Israel has Cost US Taxpayer’s 1.6 Trillion since 1973
Posted at Grant Lawrence–Bodhi Thunder
Israel is a nation-state that wouldn’t exist without the US economic and military support. This small nation of only 7 or 8 million is a huge expense for the United States.
So what does the US get in return?
A debt of nearly $6,000 per person in the United States. But this expense is only figured since 1973 and doesn’t likely include the true economic costs of supporting Israel that remain hidden.
But it’s only money.
More importantly, Americans get the shame and enmity of the world for supporting war crimes and the apartheid regime of Israel.
Americans need to move beyond the propaganda and the religious mind control of ‘God’s Chosen people‘ and demand accountability for their money. No people are ‘God’s Chosen’ and no people should be allowed to commit atrocities and violate UN mandates under the protection of the US.
Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US
Source: Christian Science Monitor
Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion. If divided by today’s population, that is more than $5,700 per person.
This is an estimate by Thomas Stauffer, a consulting economist in Washington. For decades, his analyses of the Middle East scene have made him a frequent thorn in the side of the Israel lobby.
For the first time in many years, Mr. Stauffer has tallied the total cost to the US of its backing of Israel in its drawn-out, violent dispute with the Palestinians. So far, he figures, the bill adds up to more than twice the cost of the Vietnam War.
And now Israel wants more. In a meeting at the White House late last month, Israeli officials made a pitch for $4 billion in additional military aid to defray the rising costs of dealing with the intifada and suicide bombings. They also asked for more than $8 billion in loan guarantees to help the country’s recession-bound economy.
Considering Israel’s deep economic troubles, Stauffer doubts the Israel bonds covered by the loan guarantees will ever be repaid. The bonds are likely to be structured so they don’t pay interest until they reach maturity. If Stauffer is right, the US would end up paying both principal and interest, perhaps 10 years out…..MORE