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This week, I will abandon my analysis of the increasingly dysfunctional Bush Administration to discuss another issue of some importance. It appears from a number of sources; the foreign media, technical websites and personal information, that the state of Israel has negotiated a business deal with the PRC to supply spy satellite service to that country, an action relatively unknown to but certainly against the wishes of both the Administration and the U.S. intelligence community. Israel, who possesses the fourth largest army in the world, has become the 3rd largest exporter of weapons in the world selling everything from Uzis to PHALCON airborne early warning systems. UK Defense Ministry figures show Israeli weapons export contracts were worth $4.1 billion . Only the United States with $13.2 billion and Russia with $4.4 billion sold more weapons this year.
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