Ever wonder why we keep buying billions of $ worth of stealth frigates, submarines, fighter jets, tanks, etc. Well, wonder no more. The armament industries is one of the dirtiest and most corrupt in the world. A lot of kickbacks and bribes going on between the weapons manufacturers and the govts and armies that buy weapons from them. Look at what happened to our closest military allies, the Israelis. Most of what we buy, is bought in tandem with them. And we pay them billions to develop weapons for us, like the Iron Dome. When we buy new F-16s, they are send to Israel for modifications. MAny of our weapons are bought or modified by them. So, its no surprise we bought our Type 218SG submarines from the german company Thyssen Krupp, because the Israelis also bought subs from them. The big difference is that they have a real democracy and free press in Israel. As a result, corruption cases get exposed there, especially when they involve the govt. Over here, they never see the light of day. So, it turns out that Thyssen Krupp has been bribing Israeli officials in order for them to buy their submarines. What do you think are the odds that they are also bribing Singapore officials to buy them too? I mean, you can make a case that Israel does need the subs as they are constantly at war, and its an element of stealth and retaliation that they need. If this is the case, then Singapore has an even poorer reason to buy these subs. The way the Jews did this submarine deal was almost identical to all the deals that the PAP/SAF does with arms manufacturers. i.e. Very quick and quiet decision. No justification and no operational requirement for their use. And no stated operational need by the Navy for such subs. In fact, to this day, the requirement for subs still puzzles me. Unless.............. a several millions change hands into some Singaporean's Swiss bank account. I hope the German govt probe covers all Thyssen Krupp submarine deals and includes a sweeping audit of the Singapore sale. Then lets see whether these already dirty PAP are dirtier then even I thought. Criminal probe launched over Israel's submarine deal with ThyssenKrupp An investigation has begun into allegations of corruption by Prime Minister Netanyahu's lawyer over the submarine deal. Israel ordered three underwater craft, which the military said were too expensive and not needed. Israel's State Attorney confirmed on Monday the opening of a criminal probe into a procurement contract between Israel's Defense Ministry and German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp. The deal, to buy three Dolphin submarines worth an estimated 1.4 billion euro ($1.5 billion),has come under public scrutiny since it emerged that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's own lawyer, David Shimron, who is also his cousin, represents the local agent of ThyssenKrupp. 'Surplus to requirements' Suspicions of impropriety were heightened when former Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said he was sidelined on the purchase plans - which went forward after he was replaced last year. Yaalon said he “vigorously opposed” the deal as the three additional subs - in addition to six already on order - were not needed. Earlier, Israeli media reported that the deal took less than a year to conclude, whereas other military contracts can take several years. Netanyahu not implicated The justice ministry on Monday stressed that Netanyahu himself was not a suspect in the case but confirmed that in light of evidence collected by police, a full-fledge investigation was underway. Some evidence raises suspicions that some of the people involved have committed "crimes pertaining to public corruption," a ministry statement said. Both Netanyahu and Shimron have denied any impropriety, while the Kiel-based ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems said it has no contractual connection with the lawyer. Other allegations haunt PM Netanyahu himself is being investigated separately on suspicion of corruption, reportedly involving receiving gifts from Israeli businessman and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. Several of the German-made submarines have already been delivered to Israel's military The Israeli premier is also being probed over the suspicion he sought a a secret deal with Amnon Moses, publisher of Israel's top-selling newspaper Yediot Aharonot. He has said both those allegations are "baseless." After news of the submarine investigation broke on Monday, Shimron said he would cooperate with investigators and was confident its findings would clear him. "I am absolutely certain ... that objective, expert officials will find, once and for all, that my actions were faultless and that I acted according to the law and in line with conflict-of-interest arrangements," Shimron said.