Touting its "Proven Technology, Proven Security," Israeli mega-contractor Elbit Systems, which supports the Israeli Occupation in multiple ways from providing “intrusion detection systems” on the Apartheid Wall to drones against Gaza to an “Adopt a Combat Unit” program, has won a $145 million contract from U.S. Homeland Security to supply surveillance along the Mexican border. The contract awarded to Elbit, whose global work has included a $40 million surveillance program for the Nigerian government, could eventually earn them $1 billion if anti-immigration legislators have their way. The BDS movement has long targeted Elbit as a company that "thrives on and fuels war (and) repression....directly contribut(ing) to violations of international humanitarian law.” Their new DHS contract calls for “Integrated Fixed Tower systems” that will “assist agents in detecting, tracking, identifying and classifying items of interest along our nation's borders." They won it over many of the top U.S. contractors because, said one official, "in extraordinary circumstances, one really wants to employ the best." To see what they're the best at, check out their creepy, bellicose, Mission-Impossible-like promotional video.
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