Press TV: This is very interesting that all of this has been inadvertently revealed online. Do you think that perhaps there are other hands behind this and perhaps there are entities that actually wanted this exposed or is the incompetence level just that high?
Glenn: Based on the assumption that this was a blunder then I think what it underscores against is just the purely poisonous and incestuous relationship that exists between the United States and Israel.
At a time when the United States is fighting these various wars around the world for Israel now we’re going to spend another 25 million dollars to build yet another military base for this country when we have already spent upwards of 500 million dollars since 1998 building other military bases for them.
But I think that your question is very well taken because certainly over the last five years since Barak Obama has taken over the presidency there’s been a lot of friction between Washington and Tel Aviv – Certainly Obama and Netanyahu do not see eye to eye on a lot of issues not the least of which is the war with Iran.
It may very well be that this is done deliberately in order to put pressure on Israel. Perhaps there was some intelligence that the United states came in contact with that indicated that Israel was about to do something really stupid such as launch an attack against Syria or launch an attack against Iran or that even Israel was planning to pull another USS Liberty as they did in early June of 1967. At this point the information is too scanty for us to conclude anything.
But I think given the friction that exists between Washington and Tel Aviv it is entirely possible that this was deliberately released at this time in order… to be a shot across the bow – Washington’s way of saying to Israel whatever you’re planning to do, don’t even think about doing it. If this information, as sensitive as it, has caused you to blow a gasket in this fashion imagine what other pieces of information we could make public as well.
Press TV: At the same time though the reality is that this base is a reality and the United States has funded the 25-million-dollar facility.
What do you think if the average American could really make the connection and understand exactly what the US government is doing and the amount of money spent by Washington on Tel Aviv. Do you think that we would have a different situation?
Glenn: Let’s put this in perspective here – the 25 million dollars that we are going to be spending on this military base is almost exactly the sum that we give to Israel every single day, 365 days a year.
The three billion dollars that we hear bandied about per year in the USA to Israel is actually closer to 10 billion when you factor in all of the loans and other little perks and fringe benefits that come Israel’s way by virtue of the American tax payer – so that works out to be roughly about 28 million dollars a day, 365 days a years. That’s the real outlay that the American people should know about.
It’s not just a 25-million-dollar base; it’s the 25 million dollars that flow out of this country literally seven days a week, 365 days a year, all so that Israel can go and make even more enemies around the world that the United States would then be tasked to fight in order to protect the continued existence of the Israeli state.