Middle East watch
"For the most part, Israel
is the subcontractor for American arms to the 'Third World.' There
is no terrible regime-Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay, Argentina
and Chile during the time of the colonels, Burma, Taiwan, Zaire,
Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone-there is not one that does not have
a major military connection to Israel.... So this is the missing
piece... Israel is a key member of the empire."
"By 1988, Israel possessed
nearly 200 nuclear weapons of various types, and a fleet of fighter
aircraft designed for nuclear payloads. Israel's tactical nuclear
arsenal at the time included land mines planted along the Golan
Heights. Currently, Tel Aviv's Nes Tziyona Biological Institute
produces chemical and biological weapons, and its arsenal features
ballistic and cruise missiles designed for nuclear warheads, at
least 200 neutron bombs, and F-16 fighter jets designed to carry
chemical and biological payloads."
CovertAction Quarterly magazine
"It is both my Jewish
and human duty to resolutely refuse to take any part in this army.
As the son of a people victim to pogroms and destruction, I cannot
be a part of your insane policies. As a human being, it is my
duty to refuse to participate in any institution which commits
crimes against humanity."
Sergio Yahni, Israeli army 'refusnik',
March 19, 2002
"Israel [is] the key US
client in the region [Middle East]. The $6 billion annually sent
to Israel is not charity. In exchange for this income, Israel,
the last European settler-colonial state, has both accepted a
role as lightning rod for anti-US sentiments in the Arab world,
and assumed anti-democratic counter-insurgency responsibilities
in defense of US interests ..."
Israel Foreign Policy
"There are no competitive
elections for president, for prime minister, nor for any kind
of legislative body that can initiate and pass meaningful laws
or make real policy in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Oman, Kuwait,
Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan,
or other autocratic governments in that region supported with
American military and economic aid. "
Policy and Pentagon