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US Sold Bunker-Busting Bombs To Israel: Report

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Postby zoltan2 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:52 am

What of man of Peace. — The choice of Barack Obama as the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, less than nine months into his eventful presidency is a real farce. He just wiped his ass with that honnor.

US Sold Bunker-Busting Bombs To Israel: Report

September-23-11 11:59
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President Barack Obama released bunker-busting
bombs to Israel in 2009, Newsweek reports
© AFP/NAVY VISUAL NEWS/File Felix Garza Jr.

AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama secretly authorized the sale of 55 powerful bunker-busting bombs to Israel, Newsweek magazine reported Friday.

Israel first asked to buy deep-penetrating GBU-28 bombs in 2005, but were rebuffed by then-president George W. Bush. At the time the Pentagon had frozen joint US-Israeli defense projects, fearful that Israel was transferring advanced military technology to China, Newsweek said.

However in 2007 Bush informed then-Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert that the bombs would be ready for delivery in 2009 or 2010, even though the Israelis wanted them immediately.

Obama released the bombs in 2009, the magazine reports, citing unnamed officials familiar with the still-secret decision.

Newsweek, citing unnamed US and Israeli officials, said in its online edition that Israel has developed its own bunker-buster technology, but that it was cheaper to buy the US weapons.

The 2,000-pound bombs are designed to destroy hardened targets, which could be used to strike Iranian nuclear sites.

The Pentagon declined to confirm or deny the report but press secretary George Little said "the United States remains committed to helping Israel provide for its own security and we remain committed to helping Israel maintain its qualitative military edge."
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Postby Halfabo » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:24 am

So what? America has always supplied arms to our allies. As do most other countries that are capable of that supply.
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Postby hxxx » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:31 am

Yeah. So what? I mean, after all, Israel does call the shots, right?

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/op ... 27605.html
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Postby Halfabo » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:40 am

I'm not surprised that you prefer to get your information from an Islamic propaganda rag.
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Postby greeney2 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Good, North Korea may be making some deals with Iran.
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