Friday, March 19, 2010

Obama embargoes Israel

World Tribune reports:
"Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases.

"This was a political decision," an official said.

In 2008, the United States approved an Israeli request for bunker-busters capable of destroying underground facilities, including Iranian nuclear weapons sites. Officials said delivery of the weapons was held up by the administration of President Barack Obama.

Since taking office, Obama has refused to approve any major Israeli requests for U.S. weapons platforms or advanced systems. Officials said this included proposed Israeli procurement of AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, refueling systems, advanced munitions and data on a stealth variant of the F-15E.

"All signs indicate that this will continue in 2010," a congressional source familiar with the Israeli military requests said. "This is really an embargo, but nobody talks about it publicly." Article

Bastards.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder why this hasn't made the MSM yet....

Anonymous said...

Do you really expect a Muslim to sell weapons to Israel?

Anonymous said...

9:18 is a crazy Birther.

And, as Rhett said, " Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

This has become a Hatfield/McCoy situation and Americans' idea of the history in that part of the world is from the movie Exodus.

If you try to talk about the British Mandate and the Zionist movement, eyes glazed over. Mention terrorism and massacres by Israelis and people think you made it up.

And,now we have the crazy Christians who want to see The Second Coming and pray things got to hell in a hand basket.

Let's see...two sides agree to no development and no occupation in the disputed zone. One side ignores those hard fought agreements. Why is the US being pissy about THAT , especially from the ally you're trying to help something that should be ignored? AND, you get your face rubbed in it?
Where's a little pride for THIS country?
I'm an America first patriot and I think we should act in OUR own interest. Novel idea, I know.

Kingfish said...

Last time I checked, the Grand Muhfti and his friends worshipped Hitler and did everything they could to help him. Israel's been our friend much more than anyone else has over there. And I see nothing wrong with Zionism. They were practically kicked out of every country in Europe and at the end of the war the British stuck them into more camps. See Poland for example. The British broke quite a few promises themselves.

Anonymous said...

6:12's knowledge of Middle East history must have been gleaned in a JPS school. Sounds like they attended the Karen Copeland school of convenient issue avoidance.

Anonymous said...

I believe the 2008 deal was inked prior to the election. George Bush wanted to ensure they got bunker busting bombs prior to Obama taking office. They might have delayed this shipment for political grand standing. However, the Israelis already have bunker busters. They also outfly every Arab air force with our jets, stripped of the high-tech avionics. My money is on the Israelis every day of the week and twice on Sunday.....or Saturday if you wish.

Kingfish said...

The problem is Iran will have Russia and China rearming them while Israel can't resupply.

Anonymous said...

When the shit hits, they'll have resupply. In a BIG way.

Anonymous said...

KF, Zionism started before the turn of the century by A guy...one man started the notion of " homeland" and encouraged Jews to return. This was during the Mandate and LONG before Hitler.
The troubles started BEFORE Hitler's rise to power.

It'd be like some dude in Mexico encouraging Mexicans to settle in Texas so as to reestablish their homeland.

Exodus is a novel.It was on the fiction shelf.

Anonymous said...

Didn't attend JPS...people go look up the history of the Zionist movement and the Palestinian Mandate.
There was conflict in the Palestinian Mandate controlled by the British LONG before Hitler.
While you're at it, try looking up a map of the only areas still in dispute. You'll be quite surprised at how little sand is involved.
The US has been a good ally to Israel as well and should be treated as such.

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