Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Another "Your Tax Dollars at Work" Moment: Free Gaza Movement reports that Israeli Navy incinerates Gaza fishing boat

From the Free Gaza Movement: U.S. military aid and arms transfers to Israel include warships and ammunition. To learn more about the details of U.S. arms transfers to Israel, check out the Capitol Hill briefing we did on the subject by clicking here. Meanwhile, check out these two items from today's headlines on Democracy Now, first on settlements:
"Israel has announced plans to build 455 more housing units in the West Bank, defying demands from the Obama administration for a freeze on settlement construction. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama regrets Israel’s decision. Gibbs said, “the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement expansion and we urge that it stop.""
And then on the United States' role in the global arms trade:
"A new study has revealed the United States is quickly expanding its role as the world’s largest weapons supplier. In 2008, the US signed weapons agreements worth nearly $38 billion. That’s ten times as much as Italy, the world’s second largest arms dealer. The US is now responsible for 68 percent of all business in the global arms bazaar."
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