Tuesday, December 11, 2012

zionist jew andrew shapiro from us state dept defends arms transfers to brutal client regimes,says they are in line with us foreign policy objectives.... State Department Speaks on Security Cooperation  Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of State, spoke at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School on the State Department’s role “in the area of arms transfers [and] security assistance.” Shapiro justified its role on the premise that any transfer of military equipment or involvement in enhancing the military capacity of partner countries “has clear foreign policy implications, and is fundamentally a foreign policy function.”Shapiro also said that it is the Secretary of State’s role to oversee and authorize arms transfers, and the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs’ mission to ensure that transfers are in line with U.S. foreign policy. He emphasized the necessity of making sure that every sale and transfer of arms is “reviewed and rigorously assessed by the State Department through the Conventional Arms Transfer Policy,” to verify that such a transaction would not present any “human rights” concerns which are not “in the best foreign policy and national security interests of the United States.” Shapiro also noted that certain sales require Congressional approval to guarantee broad support for the transaction.International Military Education Training (IMET) was mentioned as another critical diplomatic tool which facilitates the professionalization of foreign security personnel through military instruction, and building of personal relationships with their U.S. counterparts. In theory, IMET members are expected to adopt “core U.S. values, like respect for human rights and civilian control of the military.” Shapiro asserted that these types of security relationships are imperative going into the future as they do not just help “partners handle their own security” but also “empower them to contribute to global security,” in an age where the U.S. is having to carry a heavier burden on its shoulders
[ed notes:Shapiro is a zionist jew warmonger..  Shapiro has been described as a hawk on defense and Israel,  Crowley, Michael, "Hillary's War," The New Republic, April 2, 2007
and was reportedly influential in Clinton's decision to vote in favor of the Iraq Resolution in 2002 Horowitz, Jason, "The Iraq-eteers," New York Observer, April 16, 2007. 

Ensuring Israel's Qualitative Military Edge   Remarks
Andrew J. Shapiro Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Washington, DC Remarks to  The Washington Institute for Near East Policy November 4, 2011
Good morning. It’s great to be back at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The Washington Institute is a place that will always be near and dear to my heart. They did after all give me my first job in Washington. I can tell you that the place has gotten a lot bigger and a lot fancier than when I was here. But that’s because of the great work they do and I commend the work of Robert Satloff, David Makovsky, and many others for helping to build the Washington Institute into the place that it is today. The most direct tool that the United States uses to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge is security assistance. For some three decades, Israel has been the leading beneficiary of U.S. security assistance through the Foreign Military Financing program, or FMF. Currently, Israel receives $3 billion per year in U.S. funding for training and equipment under FMF. To put this in perspective, the total FMF account is about $5.5 billion annually and is distributed among some 70 countries. So it is a testament to our special security relationship that each year Israel accounts for 60 percent of U.S. security assistance funding distributed through FMF.The Obama Administration is proud to carry on the legacy of robust U.S. security assistance for Israel.  

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