Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Via Counterpunch

Robert Weitzel: Olmert's Depths of Reality
...- Israel is one of the most economically and industrially advanced countries in Southwest Asia.

- Israel ranks second among foreign countries in the number of companies on U.S. stock exchanges.

- Israel has the second largest number of startup companies in the world and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America.

- Israel’s GDP per capita is $31,767

- Israel’s economic growth in 2006 was the fastest of any Western nation.

- Israel has the best armed and trained military in the region and is the fourth largest weapons exporter in the world ($2 billion annually)

And the United States’ taxpayers are expected to finance Israel?...

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