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Why did Obama Give Bunker Buster Bombs to Israel?
The Envoy ^ | September 26, 2011 | Laura Rozen

Posted on 09/27/2011 8:37:28 AM PDT by upbeat5

In late 2009, the Obama administration transferred 55 so-called bunker-buster bombs to Israel. The 5,000-pound bombs conceivably put Israel in the position to attack Iran's buried nuclear facilities--or to target Hezbollah's buried bunkers in Lebanon

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bombs; bunker; buster

1 posted on 09/27/2011 8:37:37 AM PDT by upbeat5
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To: upbeat5

I think the real questions should be: Who leaked this information and why?


2 posted on 09/27/2011 8:45:25 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: upbeat5

I’m more interested in knowing why Israel hasn’t used them.


3 posted on 09/27/2011 8:46:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 979 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: upbeat5

He ‘delegated’ Israel to do the heavy lifting.


4 posted on 09/27/2011 8:47:25 AM PDT by duckman (Herman 2012 Zero's night mare.)
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To: upbeat5
I wonder if they have actually been transferred or are still sitting at Diego Garcia. This leak may be more about Obama’s election woes with American Jews.
5 posted on 09/27/2011 8:47:25 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: upbeat5

Actually, this was Bush’s decision, implemented via Obama.


6 posted on 09/27/2011 8:49:07 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: eCSMaster
I think the real questions should be: Who leaked this information and why?

This a scandal waiting to happen. I guarantee this came right from Plouffe or Axeldork. I smell their foul stench.(A deliberate Darth Vadar reference) A cynical and flaccid attempt to show Obama as a friend to the Jews when we know him more Himmler than Churchill.

7 posted on 09/27/2011 8:50:13 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: pburgh01

I agree - it’s a diversionary action (watch the other hand).


8 posted on 09/27/2011 8:52:32 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: upbeat5
At least that's 55 of the things Obozo can't use on US.
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9 posted on 09/27/2011 8:56:18 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (The 2012 election is coming. Seems we have MORE TRASH TO REMOVE!)
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To: Dick Bachert

These aren’t complicated bombs and I would expect that Israel has developed their own version. 55 isn’t enough to really do a lot of damage to Iran’s nuclear program. My guess is that they have a nuc version built for deep penetration. Plus a version that spreads some kind of flammable gas deep into a system of bunkers.
Destruction of Iran’s nuclear production facilities is going to take a lot of work..not like hitting one reactor out in the desert.


10 posted on 09/27/2011 9:02:32 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

Actually (and this is not classified) the deep penetrators have a flammable liquid metal kicker.

I believe it was a zirconium metal suspension, but I can’t remember. I think mercury was in there somewhere.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 9:17:20 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: upbeat5
Why did Obama Give Bunker Buster Bombs to Israel?

So they could use them to kill muzzies?

It's rare that I say this, but, if true, good outta you obama.

12 posted on 09/27/2011 9:30:00 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: null and void

Perhaps Israel wasn’t the actual recipient?


13 posted on 09/27/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

*ouch*


14 posted on 09/27/2011 10:21:36 AM PDT by null and void (Day 979 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: upbeat5

Uncharacteristic of 0bama. But one of his happier inspirations.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 10:42:21 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: upbeat5

The media is acting like Obama did this, but I remember the story being announced well before Obama’s election. He probably didn’t know it was goig throw and it was too late to stop it when he found out about it.

Now, they think this will help with the Jewish support.


16 posted on 09/27/2011 11:24:32 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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To: Oldexpat

I have thought for a long time that we could drop a nuke version and deny that we did it. You know, the Iranians just screwed up a test.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 11:28:42 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Fight for Liberty)
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