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    Maps of military bases "by mistake"

    Every significant military facility in Israel and Turkey was just exposed by a Russian mapping service
    12.12.2018

    When Russia’s leading mapping service attempted to blur out each and every military facility in Israel and Turkey, it inadvertently revealed their exact locations, perimeters, and potential functions to “anyone curious enough to find them all,” according to Matt Korda of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, the researcher who discovered the error.

    The obscured sites on Yandex Maps’ web-based mapping service range from airfields and munitions-storage bunkers to what Korda described as “small, nondescript buildings within city blocks.” The laborious task of blurring each location was almost certainly done at the behest of both Israel and Turkey, not of the company’s own volition, Korda said on the FAS Strategic Security blog. No locations in Russia, including nuclear facilities, submarine bases, air bases, and launch sites, were obscured in any way.

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    Russia doing the people of the USA a favour - after all, they are paying for israels military bases and filling them up full of knocked off stuff from the US stock piles. Only fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Russia doing the people of the USA a favour - after all, they are paying for israels military bases and filling them up full of knocked off stuff from the US stock piles. Only fair.
    Big bucks for sure but hardly knocked off surplus. Getting the newest stuff. F-35 and latest air defense systems. Good stuff for US defense industry. Give money to Israel to give back to US defense industries.

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    Like the big boys don't already know where to point their stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Big bucks for sure but hardly knocked off surplus. Getting the newest stuff. F-35 and latest air defense systems. Good stuff for US defense industry. Give money to Israel to give back to US defense industries.
    Not alone there; Germany pays customers to buy their goods, and has even established a generous welfare fund to periodically bail out Deutsch Bank by proxy via Greece. And soon Italy, and others, should be fun to watch when there's no money left to power the printing presses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    hardly knocked off surplus.
    Well it is knocked off. The ruse they use is they buy it all brand new for the US forces, then with a swift swipe of a pen, say it is surplus, and "sell" at a massively discounted cost to israel who uses USA money to buy it, often from a loan on top of their annual stipend that is extorted from the US tax payer, and that Loan is never repaid, eventually to be written off and paid back by the tax payer on a guaranteed payment process. So the tax payers get to pay for it twice. Whooo hoooo.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Well it is knocked off. The ruse they use is they buy it all brand new for the US forces, then with a swift swipe of a pen, say it is surplus, and "sell" at a massively discounted cost to israel who uses USA money to buy it, often from a loan on top of their annual stipend that is extorted from the US tax payer, and that Loan is never repaid, eventually to be written off and paid back by the tax payer on a guaranteed payment process. So the tax payers get to pay for it twice. Whooo hoooo.
    Spot-on, indeed. And German tax-payers have been contributing (handsomely,...for 65+ years) to the so-called Jewish Holocaust "Survivors" Fund scam , as well.... Oops! Returning to the thread topic.
    Last edited by TuskegeeBen; 14-12-2018 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Well it is knocked off. The ruse they use is they buy it all brand new for the US forces, then with a swift swipe of a pen, say it is surplus, and "sell" at a massively discounted cost to israel who uses USA money to buy it, often from a loan on top of their annual stipend that is extorted from the US tax payer, and that Loan is never repaid, eventually to be written off and paid back by the tax payer on a guaranteed payment process. So the tax payers get to pay for it twice. Whooo hoooo.
    Who told you that shite?



    They sell weapons to Israel primarily because it guarantees orders from its neighbours. They aren't *that* stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Who told you that shite?



    They sell weapons to Israel primarily because it guarantees orders from its neighbours. They aren't *that* stupid.

    So again, something you do not know about, must be rubbish. Hate to break it to you, but what I described is pretty much EXACTLY how it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Who told you that shite?



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    I liked the story from earlier this year ...


    Fitness tracking app Strava gives away location of secret US army bases



    Data about exercise routes shared online by soldiers can be used to pinpoint overseas facilities



    A military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with route taken by joggers highlighted by Strava. Photograph: Strava Heatmap

    Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...-us-army-bases

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    So again, something you do not know about, must be rubbish. Hate to break it to you, but what I described is pretty much EXACTLY how it happens.
    Indeed...you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    Indeed...you did.
    Yup - and often israel then flips the goods on to other counties pocketing the cash.

    Change you can believe in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    on top of their annual stipend that is extorted from the US tax payer
    it's out of control...

    The U.S. provides Israel $10.5 million* in military aid each day,
    while it gives the Palestinians $0** in military aid.

    quote from:

    U.S. Military Aid and the Israel/Palestine Conflict
    https://ifamericaknew.org/stat/usaid.html#source


    Also see:

    US Foreign Aid To Israel(April 2018)

    https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.pdf

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    You crazy conspiracy theory tin foil hat wearing mental. That's not on cnn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    You crazy conspiracy theory tin foil hat wearing mental. That's not on cnn.
    Sadly it does nothing to collaborate your shit theory of which you have done nothing to validate.

    I do not support any aid to Israel but I know not to buy into your nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    So again, something you do not know about, must be rubbish. Hate to break it to you, but what I described is pretty much EXACTLY how it happens.
    I hate to break it to you - clearly you still rely on whackjob websites for your knowledge of the Middle East - but it ain't.

    They may get a wad of cash from the US to do it, but they buy US arms the same way every other fucker does: straight from the manufacturer with the appropriate government approvals. Try reading Jane's once in a while instead of "www.whyjewssarebad.com" you fucking twat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Yup - and often israel then flips the goods on to other counties pocketing the cash.

    Change you can believe in.
    No they don't. They make their own excellent missile and other weapons systems and flog those ($9 Billion a year currently).

    Half the shit they get from the US they have to modify to make it work in this region, as it can't deal with the heat and the dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Try reading Jane's once in a while instead of "www.whyjewssarebad.com" you fucking twat.
    The dumb twat will never get it.

    I would love to see his sources. It will not happen as it never has. Just his stupid empty pontifications because if he posted up his sources he would immediately be exposed for the imbecile he is.

    But he is smarter than us.

    Just like his buddies FaRT and Tuskeeben.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Well it is knocked off. The ruse they use is they buy it all brand new for the US forces, then with a swift swipe of a pen, say it is surplus, and "sell" at a massively discounted cost to israel who uses USA money to buy it, often from a loan on top of their annual stipend that is extorted from the US tax payer, and that Loan is never repaid, eventually to be written off and paid back by the tax payer on a guaranteed payment process. So the tax payers get to pay for it twice. Whooo hoooo.
    From 1997

    True Lies About U.S. Aid to Israel
    https://www.wrmea.org/1997-december/...to-israel.html


    Shocking Comparisons

    These comparisons already seem shocking, but they are far from the whole truth. Using reports compiled by Clyde Mark of the Congressional Research Service and other sources, freelance writer Frank Collins tallied for theWashington Report on Middle East Affairs, all of the extra items for Israel buried in the budgets of the Pentagon and other federal agencies in fiscal year 1993.Washington Report on Middle East Affairs,news editor Shawn Twing did the same thing for fiscal years 1996 and 1997.

    They uncovered $1.271 billion in extras in FY 1993, $355.3 million in FY 1996 and $525.8 million in FY 1997. These represent an average increase of 12.2 percent over the officially recorded foreign aid totals for the same fiscal years, and they probably are not complete. It's reasonable to assume, therefore, that a similar 12.2 percent hidden increase has prevailed over all of the years Israel has received aid.

    As of Oct. 31, 1997 Israel will have received $3.05 billion in U.S. foreign aid for fiscal year 1997 and $3.08 billion in foreign aid for fiscal year 1998. Adding the 1997 and 1998 totals to those of previous years since 1949 yields a total of $74,157,600,000 in foreign aid grants and loans. Assuming that the actual totals from other budgets average 12.2 percent of that amount, that brings the grand total to $83,204,827,200.

    But that's not quite all. Receiving its annual foreign aid appropriation during the first month of the fiscal year, instead of in quarterly installments as do other recipients, is just another special privilege Congress has voted for Israel. It enables Israel to invest the money in U.S. Treasury notes. That means that the U.S., which has to borrow the money it gives to Israel, pays interest on the money it has granted to Israel in advance, while at the same time Israel is collectinginterest on the money. That interest to Israel from advance payments adds another $1.650 billion to the total, making it $84,854,827,200. That's the number you should write down for total aid to Israel. And that's $14,346 each for each man, woman and child in Israel.

    It's worth noting that that figure does not include U.S. government loan guarantees to Israel, of which Israel has drawn $9.8 billion to date. They greatly reduce the interest rate the Israeli government pays on commercial loans, and they place additional burdens on U.S. taxpayers, especially if the Israeli government should default on any of them. But since neither the savings to Israel nor the costs to U.S. taxpayers can be accurately quantified, they are excluded from consideration here.

    Further, friends of Israel never tire of saying that Israel has never defaulted on repayment of a U.S. government loan. It would be equally accurate to say Israel has never been required to repay a U.S. government loan. The truth of the matter is complex, and designed to be so by those who seek to conceal it from the U.S. taxpayer.

    Most U.S. loans to Israel are forgiven, and many were made with the explicit understanding that they would be forgiven before Israel was required to repay them. By disguising as loans what in fact were grants, cooperating members of Congress exempted Israel from the U.S. oversight that would have accompanied grants. On other loans, Israel was expected to pay the interest and eventually to begin repaying the principal. But the so-called Cranston Amendment, which has been attached by Congress to every foreign aid appropriation since 1983, provides that economic aid to Israel will never dip below the amount Israel is required to pay on its outstanding loans. In short, whether U.S. aid is extended as grants or loans to Israel, it never returns to the Treasury.

    Israel enjoys other privileges. While most countries receiving U.S. military aid funds are expected to use them for U.S. arms, ammunition and training, Israel can spend part of these funds on weapons made by Israeli manufacturers. Also, when it spends its U.S. military aid money on U.S. products, Israel frequently requires the U.S. vendor to buy components or materials from Israeli manufacturers. Thus, though Israeli politicians say that their own manufacturers and exporters are making them progressively less dependent upon U.S. aid, in fact those Israeli manufacturers and exporters are heavily subsidized by U.S. aid.

    Although it's beyond the parameters of this study, it's worth mentioning that Israel also receives foreign aid from some other countries. After the United States, the principal donor of both economic and military aid to Israel is Germany.

    By far the largest component of German aid has been in the form of restitution payments to victims of Nazi attrocities. But there also has been extensive German military assistance to Israel during and since the Gulf war, and a variety of German educational and research grants go to Israeli institutions. The total of German assistance in all of these categories to the Israeli government, Israeli individuals and Israeli private institutions has been some $31 billion or $5,345 per capita, bringing the per capita total of U.S. and German assistance combined to almost $20,000 per Israeli. Since very little public money is spent on the more than 20 percent of Israeli citizens who are Muslim or Christian, the actual per capita benefits received by Israel's Jewish citizens would be considerably higher.
    If you think any of the above no longer happens in 2018, you're delusional.



    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    You crazy conspiracy theory tin foil hat wearing mental. That's not on cnn.
    Here's some more mental...I'd bet you that some of the unaccounted for trillion$ at the Pentagon have headed Israel's way as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    From 1997

    True Lies About U.S. Aid to Israel
    https://www.wrmea.org/1997-december/...to-israel.html
    I wouldn't dispute for a minute that they are backdooring extra cash to the blue suede shoes, but the conversation is about arms sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Here's some more mental...I'd bet you that some of the unaccounted for trillion$ at the Pentagon have headed Israel's way as well.
    Of course it has. Don't let CNNHarry know though - he will never believe it until CNN or Rachel Maddow does a tears in the eyes report on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Of course it has. Don't let CNNHarry know though - he will never believe it until CNN or Rachel Maddow does a tears in the eyes report on it.
    Once again the forum window licker demonstrates that he can't fucking read.


    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I wouldn't dispute for a minute that they are backdooring extra cash to the blue suede shoes

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    Another quality mistake ridden post by cnn harry. You are consistent in your ignorance I grant you.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:B...sales_2013.png


    World’s biggest postwar arms exporter

    SIPRI uses the "trend-indicator values" (TIV). These are based on the known unit production costs of weapons and represent the transfer of military resources rather than the financial value of the transfer.[16]
    1950–2017
    Rank
    Supplier Arms Exp
    (in billion TIV)
    1 United States 673,010
    2 Russia 588,150
    3 United Kingdom 140,380
    4 France 120,700
    5 Germany 85,980
    6 China 53,090
    7 Italy 32,270
    8 Czech Republic 31,250
    9 Netherlands 24,010
    10 Israel 16,790

    ^ Surprised that Singapore is not in the top ten.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_industry

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