blues Exclusive! The 13 Senators Who Didn't Support The Gaza Relief Massacre
87 U.S. Senators decided to lend their full support to the Gaza Relief Massacre, the Gaza Siege, the Iran War drumbeat, etc:
Here is (some of) their letter to the president:
link to thehill.com
«United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Mr. President:
We write to affirm our support for our strategic partnership with Israel, and encourage you to continue to do so before international organizations such as the United Nations. The United States has traditionally stood with Israel because it is in our national security interest and must continue to do so.
Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East and a vibrant democracy. Israel is also a partner to the United States on military and intelligence issues in this critical region. That is why it is our national interest to support Israel at a moment when Israel faces multiple threats from Hamas in Gaza, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the current regime in Iran. Israel's opponents have developed clever diplomatic and tactical ploys to challenge its international standing, whether the effort to isolate Israel at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference or the recent effort to breach the naval blockade around Gaza.
I compared AIPAC's list of Senators who signed this -
link to www.aipac.org
... with a list of the 100 current Senators -
... making adjustments for new vacancies. Thus I determined the 13 Senators who <b>did not</b> sign the massacre support letter. This list is available nowhere else (try and find it)! Here they are:
Akaka, Daniel K., D, HI
Bingaman, Jeff, D, NM
Bunning, Jim, R, KY
Byrd, Robert C., D, WV
Dodd, Christopher J., D, CT
Gregg, Judd, R, NH
Harkin, Tom, D, IA
Kerry, John F., D, MA
Leahy, Patrick J., D, VT
Merkley, Jeff, D, OR
Sanders, Bernard, I ,VT
Udall, Tom, D, NM
Webb, Jim, D, VA
Thought you might want to know.
Below you will find some rather interesting numbers regarding the U.S./Israel economic "relationship."
«The Finance Ministry issued about 7 billion U.S. dollars in new debt in the first six months this year, making Israel's national debt rise by 4.9 percent to 151 billion dollars.»
«What the U.S. National Debt Is:
(Updated June 3, 2010) The U.S. debt is over $13 trillion, and is the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the Federal Government.»
«June 14 2010
The current U.S.A. population is over 300 million people (303,500,000 in early 2008) so the United States has the world's third largest population (following China and India).»
«On the eve of Yom Haatzmaut 2010, Israel's population numbers 7,577,000, according to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday.»
«Seventy-five percent of Israel's residents were found to be Jews, while 20.5 percent were found to be Arabs..»
13,000,000,000,000 ÷ 303,500,000 = 42,833.60 (US) dollars per American is owed to somebody right now.
151,000,000,000 ÷ 7,577,000 = 19,928.73 (US) dollars per
Israeli is owed to somebody right now.
42,833.60 ÷ 19,928.73 = 2.149 So Americans owe 2.149× as much national debt as Israelis . But we are legally pledged to donate $30,000,000,000 to Israel in the next ten years (but it surely is much more).
30,000,000,000÷303,500,000 = $98.84 (US) per American (every man, woman, child) is pledged to Israel (every man, woman, child).
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