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US rushing 'smart bombs' to Israel
Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/22/6 | NATHAN GUTTMAN

Posted on 07/22/2006 3:15:28 PM PDT by SmithL

The US is rushing a delivery of "smart bombs" to Israel after Israel indicated it needed the bombs for its military campaign against the Hizbullah.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the decision to rush the shipment was reached after little debate within the administration.

The "smart bombs" - bombs which are equipped with precision guidance devises, are part of an arms deal reached months ago between Israel and the US, but the fighting in Lebanon led Israel to ask for an expedited delivery of the bombs, before the agreed scheduled of supply.

According to the report, the US is stressing that the early shipment should not be seen as an emergency supply to help Israel, but rather as a change of schedule in a deal which was previously agreed upon.

An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; allyisrael; bombs; hezbullies; smartbombs
I hope Smart bombs will educate the stupid terrorists.
1 posted on 07/22/2006 3:15:29 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."

If CAIR is against it then we know we're on the right course.

2 posted on 07/22/2006 3:17:52 PM PDT by evad
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To: SmithL
The US is rushing a delivery of "smart bombs" to Israel

Do they have one smart enough to fly into Iran and blow
Ahmedjinajad to kingdom come?
3 posted on 07/22/2006 3:18:09 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse (We will win because we are good and they are evil)
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To: SmithL



Works for me.


4 posted on 07/22/2006 3:18:09 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (The UN did such a great job with Oil for Food in Iraq, let's let them run the whole country)
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To: SmithL

Let'em drop. Terrorists must be stopped. There has to be consequences with acts of terrorism. These bombs are those consequences.


5 posted on 07/22/2006 3:18:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: SmithL

Seeeeee? This just shows that America is just like Iran!
</sarcasm>


6 posted on 07/22/2006 3:18:52 PM PDT by zook ("We all knew someone in primary school who had a really powerful magnet")
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To: SmithL

Thenext question....
Who else did we sell them to?
And how do we know that Who
will not sell them to Hizbollah?!


7 posted on 07/22/2006 3:19:31 PM PDT by Grendel9 (quen)
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To: SmithL
"An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."




CAIR knows exactly where they can stick that appeal of theirs. Hey, CAIR your Islamoficist Hizbullah pals are going get blown into smithereens.
8 posted on 07/22/2006 3:20:20 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: SmithL

Should this be public? Looks like the New York Times is our enemy once again.


9 posted on 07/22/2006 3:20:44 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: SmithL

One would think that the Israelis with their military electronics/aerospace industry would have designed and manufactured their own GPS add-on kit by now.


10 posted on 07/22/2006 3:21:04 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: SmithL
way to go NY Times


11 posted on 07/22/2006 3:21:15 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Grendel9

Huh?


12 posted on 07/22/2006 3:21:22 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: RushingWater

"Looks like the New York Times is our enemy once again"

The Slimes are always America's enemy.


13 posted on 07/22/2006 3:22:17 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: SmithL

Good on President Bush!


14 posted on 07/22/2006 3:22:18 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SmithL

Bombs have been rushed to Iraq for months and months.


15 posted on 07/22/2006 3:22:40 PM PDT by Tax Government (Defeat the evil miscreant donkeys and their rhino lackeys.)
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To: evad

Because CAIR is whining, we should double the order, gratis.


16 posted on 07/22/2006 3:22:49 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Islamofascism = Evil + Insanity)
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To: evad

Doesn't precision weapon reduce the change of missing the target, and reduce the chance of unintended collateral damage to civilians?

If CAIR cared about the lives of innocent Arab civilians shouldn't they applaud this?

Unless, of course CAIR *wants* more innocent Arab civilians killed so they can help their PR campaign against Israel.

Nah, that couldn't be.


17 posted on 07/22/2006 3:24:12 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: GSlob
Its only a very small country.
They can't make everything or make everything in enough quantities during a war.
Remember we had to supply vast quantities of arms and ammunition to the British during WWII as well, and even when the British fought the Falklands War.
And Britain is a much bigger country than Israel.
18 posted on 07/22/2006 3:24:58 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: SmithL
An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."

I would expect that from an islamic organization. So, what they're saying is that they would prefer that Israel use dumb bombs so that civilian casualties would be maximized? Apparently they, like so many of their muslim brethren in the ME, could care less about the deaths of innocents.
19 posted on 07/22/2006 3:26:53 PM PDT by NearlyNormal (Our military wins wars, the liberals and their MSM lose them.)
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To: SmithL
"The US is rushing a delivery of "smart bombs" to Israel after Israel indicated it needed the bombs for its military campaign against the Hizbullah."

How would they like them delivered? Just provide the coordinates and the USAF can get them there in a hurry. Multiple coordinates? No problem!
20 posted on 07/22/2006 3:30:06 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Jameison

The ordered shipment was reported few months ago [in connection with the Iranians] as not very large - 500 bombs, IIRC. So there was lead time, production run wouldn't be too large, and as for designer brains - they have these to spare.


21 posted on 07/22/2006 3:30:56 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: RushingWater
Should this be public? Looks like the New York Times is our enemy once again.

I guess we should be grateful they didn't publish the times and dates of the delivery. Phocking Times are determined to get us all killed.

22 posted on 07/22/2006 3:31:32 PM PDT by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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To: SmithL
The smart bombs will spare innocent Lebanese lives. I say ship 'em fast. ;^)


Israel bombed the roads to Syria and the airports in an effort to stop the Iran/Syria supply chain. Israel has every right to rearm, just as I am sure Hezbollah is desperately trying to do. Wars are hell, to the victors go the spoils. Hezbollah was doomed from the start. Too bad. They should have thought this through before kidnapping and attacking Israel.
23 posted on 07/22/2006 3:32:57 PM PDT by tioga
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To: SmithL

They don't need smart bombs...Cluster bombs and daisy cutters will do every thing they need to do...And maybe a little napalm for the hard to reach places...


24 posted on 07/22/2006 3:33:27 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: SmithL

"Where would you like them delivered?"


25 posted on 07/22/2006 3:37:11 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (Arabs, the ultimate dysfunctional robots.)
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To: SmithL
An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
26 posted on 07/22/2006 3:37:17 PM PDT by eyespysomething (How do I set a laser printer to stun?)
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To: Iscool; All

"They don't need smart bombs...Cluster bombs and daisy cutters will do every thing they need to do...And maybe a little napalm for the hard to reach places..."

I hope we let them "borrow" as many of these as they need:


http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/moab.htm


27 posted on 07/22/2006 3:38:09 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Truthsearcher
Unless, of course CAIR *wants* more innocent Arab civilians killed so they can help their PR campaign against Israel. Nah, that couldn't be.

Nah...that can't be it..yer way off base :)

28 posted on 07/22/2006 3:39:15 PM PDT by evad
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To: SmithL
the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."

So if it was not a time of war it would be ok?

Or maybe a regular delivery would be fine?

How about if we use fed ex?

29 posted on 07/22/2006 3:40:08 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow, real poverty)
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To: jwh_Denver

Load the C-5s, one right after the other. How about a few Stealth bombers for good measure. In fact, I would love to write a personal message on one of those bunker busters.


30 posted on 07/22/2006 3:42:04 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SmithL
An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."

Why, CAIR making it more difficult for Israel to efend itself? Unthinkable!

31 posted on 07/22/2006 3:42:13 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: SmithL


32 posted on 07/22/2006 3:54:52 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: GSlob

Think GBU-28 bunker buster.


33 posted on 07/22/2006 4:46:53 PM PDT by Log
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To: SmithL
The New York Times reported Saturday that the decision to rush the shipment was reached after little debate within the administration.

When is the New York Times going to "get it" and shut the hell up...unless disinformation has been fed to them, someone somewhere with the authority to do so needs to help them "get it."

They are acting like snotty high school journalism students encoding articles with secret messages about the principal...the stakes are too high with what the NY Times is printing.
34 posted on 07/22/2006 4:57:09 PM PDT by hummingbird (Bloggers killed the Media Stars.)
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To: zook

Another leak of sensitive info.

Likely CIA.

Entire Fed Govt needs a security purge.


35 posted on 07/22/2006 6:15:11 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (China & India: Doing jobs Americans don't want to do (manuf., engineering, accounting, etc))
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To: SmithL
An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."

Every once in awhile, I read something like this and cannot think of an adjective adequate to its incredible stupidity.

36 posted on 07/22/2006 6:16:51 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: SmithL
Hey Dubya, let's giterdone already! Give em what ever they need before they need it.
37 posted on 07/22/2006 6:42:52 PM PDT by NickFlooding (Canceling out liberal votes since 1972.)
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To: SmithL
I watched some footage of the ordnance the Israelis were dropping and I clearly saw a lance on one bomb......Daisycutter!!

Give'em Hell, Israel.

38 posted on 07/22/2006 6:45:58 PM PDT by stboz
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To: SmithL

Cool.

Whatever they need.


39 posted on 07/22/2006 7:19:30 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Kobach: Amnesty is going from an illegal to a legal position, without imposing the original penalty.)
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To: SmithL
"Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable.""

A ringing endorsement from CAIR! Great stuff! For our good friend Israel, it's time for some good customer discounts and some "two for one" blue light specials. No limit!

40 posted on 07/22/2006 7:19:50 PM PDT by GBA
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To: SmithL
An American - Islamic group - Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on the Bush administration to stop the deal, saying that the rush delivery at a time of war would be "unconscionable."


Who gives a fat rat's a** what CAIR thinks?????


The US "gave" hundred of cases of Sidewinder missiles to Israel during their 1975 Live Fire Exercise. Where the Syrians discovered that the superb Air To Air Missile could and in countless instances, did destroy Syrian tanks.


Is it any wonder that the IAF/IDF has been the Real World/Live Fire R&D Section for US armaments ever since?


Jack.
41 posted on 07/22/2006 8:32:45 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: SmithL

The leadership of CAIR should have been rounded up in 2001.


42 posted on 07/22/2006 9:25:43 PM PDT by rmlew (I'm a Goldwater Republican... Don Goldwater 2006!)
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To: Jack Deth
Israel does not need short range air to air missles. The Python 5 is the equal to the AIM9x and has a longer range.

Israel does still need bombs. It also needs many more UAVs in LEbanon.
43 posted on 07/22/2006 9:29:06 PM PDT by rmlew (I'm a Goldwater Republican... Don Goldwater 2006!)
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To: rmlew
Israel does not need short range air to air missles. The Python 5 is the equal to the AIM9x and has a longer range.

I know that Israel does not require Air To Air Missiles, rmlew. I was using the Sidewinders from 1975 as an instance where the US gave the IAF some help when asked.

Jack.
44 posted on 07/22/2006 9:45:30 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: SmithL
The "smart bombs" - bombs which are equipped with precision guidance devises, are part of an arms deal reached months ago between Israel and the US, but the fighting in Lebanon led Israel to ask for an expedited delivery of the bombs, before the agreed scheduled of supply.

It is SOOOOO lame for the MSM to try to make hay out of this.

45 posted on 07/22/2006 9:55:15 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: SmithL

If CAIR is whining about it, then I say we send a few more smart bombs to Israel, and give them to Israel at a discount.


46 posted on 07/24/2006 6:54:44 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: SmithL

Pat Buchanan is deeply saddened.


47 posted on 07/24/2006 6:55:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OldArmy52

Uh... this stuff isn't secret.

Visit this some time:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/index.html


48 posted on 07/24/2006 7:02:52 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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To: dfwgator

Sticks and rocks are smart weapons to Pat.


49 posted on 07/24/2006 7:41:18 AM PDT by SmithL (The fact that they can't find Hoffa is proof that he never existed.)
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To: SmithL
US is stressing that the early shipment should not be seen as an emergency supply to help Israel

So much about the crazy US/Israeli relationship is in this fact.

Even as almost all US politicians- and most Americans- all agree Israel is in the right and should be supported, even as there is always a claim of a "special relationship", even as the US is actually helping Israel with this shipment- the US still needs to show it is not supporting a friend at war

Israel remains the American mistress- young, fun, a great lay and maybe even loved in a way- but not to be seen together in polite company.

50 posted on 07/24/2006 7:50:21 AM PDT by Sabramerican (Rice lacks Ray Nagin's competence.)
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