Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
Why would Israel be repaying their welfare benefits, their guaranteed protection from binding UNSCR's and our policing of their neighborhood with selling what Romney declared was the biggest threat to America, such handy technology?
Because they need the cash?

Israel is very dependent on defense exports and in the past, has been willing to creatively sell to a variety of unusual customers. For example, Israel discreetly partnered with apartheid South Africa in weapons technology transfers. Then again, as Israel also had (has) an apartheid policy, perhaps that is not unusual.

As for the Russian sales (I think they were Heron drones), the Israelis can claim:
a- they are unarmed drones
b- we did not sell them too many
c- The Russian assured us that they were going to use them for PC green purposes like environmental monitoring.... .