The “humanitarian” wing of the one-party system is upping aid to Israel for its defense against the crud rockets from Gaza. Remember kids, this is the party that will run Hilary Clinton in 2016. She cares about the little people and less fortunate. Unless they are of color and in the way of American hegemony.
“Senate leaders want to give the Pentagon an immediate $225 million for the U.S.-funded, Israeli-built system, then more money in the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
The added $225 million for the current fiscal year would be used “to accelerate production of Iron Dome components in Israel to maintain adequate stockpiles,” Hagel said in the letter.
The money — which would be included in an emergency spending bill directed mostly at child-migration issues on the U.S.-Mexico border — would be in addition to the $351 million that’s already under discussion for Iron Dome in fiscal 2015. It would bring the potential new funding to $576 million, compared with the $176 million requested by the Pentagon for the year that begins Oct. 1.”
Of course no government spending comes with the corporatist handout to a favored company:
“Iron Dome is built by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and is designed to intercept and destroy rockets capable of flying as far as 70 kilometers (44 miles).
Raytheon Co. (RTN), based in Waltham, Massachusetts, is under contract with Haifa-based Rafael to find suitable U.S. suppliers.