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Pentagon Asking Congress To Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters
The Jewish Press ^ | December 11, 2012 | By Yori Yanover

Posted on 12/12/2012 7:53:18 AM PST by Fennie

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress that it intends to sell Israel some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets, Bloomberg Business Week reported.

Some of the hardened targets one would immediately think about are those underground nuclear plants the Iranian government has been so chatty about this past decade or so.

According to BBW, the sale will includes 1,725 all-weather satellite-guided Joint Direct Attack Munition, or JDAM tail kits with BLU-109 bombs, which are 2,000-pound, hard-target penetrators.

Bombs delivered this way are among the most precise weapons in the U.S. and Israeli arsenal. They can be dropped by F-15 and F-16 fighter jets.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishpress.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 112th; bhomiddleeast; bunkerbusters; foreignaid; gaza; iran; israel; lebanon; obama; pentagon; waronterror

1 posted on 12/12/2012 7:53:28 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Wonder who they will be used against?


2 posted on 12/12/2012 7:58:07 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: Fennie

It might be cheaper just to drop them on Iran, etc. ourselves.

Just a suggestion - I understand the Pentagon is looking to start saving money, fiscal cliff and all.

Democrats could name this as a specific spending cut, and everyone would be happy, right?


3 posted on 12/12/2012 8:00:13 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

I don’t get it. It’s Obamas Pentagon. He wants to talk to Iran(no carrot & stick here). Maybe the manufacturer is one of his cronies.


4 posted on 12/12/2012 8:02:46 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Nobody. They’ll be used for Target Practice, just to keep their forces well trained...

... just like the millions of rounds of Hollow Points are to keep various US agencies (NOAA, Homeland Security, SS (sic), NWS, etc) in tip-top training.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 8:03:02 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Fennie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHKkzuU2qtE


6 posted on 12/12/2012 8:04:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Fennie

Don’t bother... Let them use their neutron bombs. Wipe them off the face of the earth.


7 posted on 12/12/2012 8:06:27 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Doogle

another view

http://www.military.com/video/guided-weapons/guided-bombs/usaf-blu-109-bunker-buster/1102951849001/


8 posted on 12/12/2012 8:08:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

in the late 60’s they were known as “paveway” bombs...(smart)
the dumb version was just a MK-84 2000lb’er


9 posted on 12/12/2012 8:14:35 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Wonder who they will be used against?

Not just Iran. Hizbullah is very dug in in South Lebanon. There are others
Israel has to get them first and Obama might block them

10 posted on 12/12/2012 8:18:08 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: Fennie

So Obama can give F-16s to Egypt with the stroke of a pen but for Israel it takes permission from the Dims?


11 posted on 12/12/2012 8:30:44 AM PST by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: dennisw

I’m thinking Hizbullah’s bunkers.


12 posted on 12/12/2012 8:58:19 AM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Fennie

Let’s sell them some F22s, nukes, aircraft carriers, chemical weapons, etc.

They are the only ones going to do anything anyway...


13 posted on 12/12/2012 9:03:05 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: NCjim
So Obama can give F-16s to Egypt with the stroke of a pen but for Israel it takes permission from the Dims?

Not just F-16s, but he threw in a couple hundred M1A1 tanks, too. (beyond facepalm).

Israel should visit the Bekka Valley and see what Saddam sent north...

14 posted on 12/12/2012 9:37:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Fennie
Just imagine Israel going in hard on Iran, and at the last second Obama sends orders to scramble the GPS feed from the Sats.

Israel is screwed, and Obama has plausible deniability.

15 posted on 12/12/2012 9:52:59 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: meatloaf
I’m thinking Hizbullah’s bunkers.

Same here I think. Who else is dug in besides Iran? Could be Syrian missiles and poison gas bunkers. Could be missiles in Gaza. Muslims love to dig underground. Remember Libya's Qadaffi who dug miles upon miles of hi-tech tunnels for military uses. IIRC German companies and North Korea helped him out

Iran is counting on Hibullah's missiles in a war with Israel. I hope Israel gets this 1000+ bunker busters which will make Hizbulla very wary of attacking Israel

16 posted on 12/12/2012 10:27:45 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything)
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To: Fennie

They’re asking Congress? I thought hussein snapped his fingers and these things just happened. Or didn’t.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 10:56:05 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Fennie

“bunker buster”. . .what a bunch of ill-informed, dumb media-driven nonsense.

Strapping a JDAM kit to a Mk-84 makes it more accurate, not any more capable of penetrating.

The nose fuze has a delay you can dial in, but the munitions described are in NO WAY a “bunker buster” in the way the article implies.

To be a true “bunker buster” requires a hardened case to ensure penetration before detonation. and fuzing to ensure timely detonation at the right depth.

Sheesh.

Reporters, nothing but a bunch of Pulitzer-seeker, blow-dried-tele-prompter-reading-attention-hogs that are living examples of two ears being held apart by a vacuum.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 11:48:03 AM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka; Doogle
“bunker buster”. . .what a bunch of ill-informed, dumb media-driven nonsense. Strapping a JDAM kit to a Mk-84 makes it more accurate, not any more capable of penetrating.

Actually, the article is talking about Bunker Busters (BLU-109). It was Doogle who claimed that the BLU-109 is the same as the MK-84.

It's not. (oops)

BLU-109 most definitely is a hardened Bunker Buster.

19 posted on 12/12/2012 1:23:41 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Fennie

Sounds like a BIG New Years Eve Party for someone...


20 posted on 12/12/2012 1:27:41 PM PST by rxtn41
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To: TChris
NO...my post #9 say's back in the 60's smart bombs were know as "paveways" laser guided MK84'S I SAID....DUMB BOMBS WERE MK-84 2000LB'ers
21 posted on 12/12/2012 1:30:31 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TChris
It was Doogle who claimed that the BLU-109 is the same as the MK-84.

show me where I CLAIMED that?

22 posted on 12/12/2012 1:34:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TChris
It was Doogle who claimed that the BLU-109 is the same as the MK-84.

show me where I CLAIMED that?

23 posted on 12/12/2012 1:36:14 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hulka

Reporters always take short cuts in order to save print and time. The targets generate the munitions which generate the type of nomenclature, or type of bomb used. GP bombs (dumb) get smart only after the gadgets get attached....add ons.
The bunker busting type are different right from the start.
The reporter, as you stated, is LOST.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 2:50:42 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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25 posted on 12/13/2012 5:33:22 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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26 posted on 12/13/2012 5:34:10 AM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: Doogle
NO...my post #9 say's back in the 60's smart bombs were know as "paveways" laser guided MK84'S I SAID....DUMB BOMBS WERE MK-84 2000LB'ers

You said "in the late 60's they were known as..." Since everything in the article is about the BLU-109, it looks like "they" in your sentence refers to a BLU-109. If "they" in your sentence didn't refer to the BLU-109, it sure fooled me.

27 posted on 12/13/2012 9:23:29 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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Thanks Fennie.
...some 6,900 tail kits which can turn "dumb" bombs into satellite-guided "smart bombs," including bombs capable of penetrating hardened targets...



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