Monday, May 23, 2005

ISRAEL LEAKING U.S. MILITARY SECRETS AND TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA?

U.S. government sources said several key military projects with Israel have been suspended or significantly slowed down in 2005.

"It's all about China," a government source said. "The Pentagon, with full support of the administration, does not want to deal with Israeli products or technology that could be sent to China."

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One casualty of the Pentagon decision has been the Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser project. The U.S. Army has refused to request funding for the joint Israeli-U.S. program for Fiscal Year 2006 despite high interest in a laser system to defend against missiles, rockets and mortars.

"The anger in Washington against Israel over China is incredible and has not subsided. It's hardball right now."

Why does Israel insist on doing deals with China? What is in it for them? Don't they understand what a mistake doing these types of deals is? Don't they realize that the U.S. is the best friend they'll ever have?