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Inside Obama's Israel Bomb Sale (Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmmm)
Newsweek/Daily Beast ^

Posted on 10/13/2011 11:47:58 AM PDT by astuddis

But what participants didn’t know was that Obama had finally authorized military deals the Israelis had been waiting for for years. It is support that has drawn the two nations’ militaries increasingly close even as their leaders seem politely distant.

The aid, U.S. and Israeli officials confirmed to Newsweek, includes the long-delayed delivery of 55 powerful GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators, better known as bunker-buster bombs, deemed important to any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites. It also includes a network of proposed radar sites—some located in Arab neighbors—designed to help Israel repel a missile attack, as well as joint military exercises and regular national-security consultations.

“What is unique in the Obama administration is their decision that in spite of the disagreements on the political level, the military and intelligence relationship which benefits both sides will not be spoiled by the political tension,” says Amos Yadlin, former head of intelligence for the Israeli military. He declined to discuss any secret military cooperation.

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1 posted on 10/13/2011 11:48:08 AM PDT by astuddis
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To: astuddis
which benefits both sides will not be spoiled by the political tension

Which benefits zer0 mending his NY-9 Weiner problem, as he figures out what the hell he's gonna do if jewish voters get peeled away by the Iranian situation at the same time as American voters (that just happen to be Black) get peeled away by Herman Cain.

2 posted on 10/13/2011 11:59:08 AM PDT by C210N
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It’s about time Obama released the Bunker Busters to Israel after they had been asking the White House for the bombs for at least ten years.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 12:04:14 PM PDT by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

Yes, it was a long time coming. How fortuitous that they should be delivered just in time for an escalation.


4 posted on 10/13/2011 12:07:20 PM PDT by astuddis
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To: trumandogz

From the article:

“He declined to discuss any secret military cooperation.”


5 posted on 10/13/2011 12:08:30 PM PDT by astuddis
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I sincerely hope that the Israelis check these bombs to make sure they will actually work.

Never trust Mr. Zero.


6 posted on 10/13/2011 12:27:59 PM PDT by Wordkraft
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To: astuddis

IT probably means that the long-planned strike on Iran by the IDF has been given the green light.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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Yes, just in time for the election.


8 posted on 10/13/2011 12:39:00 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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Also that on the night of the air strike the saudi and Jordanian air forces will be down for maintenance, as will their radar systems, which means they will sit and watch as a hundred or so IDF F-15 and F-16s fly through their airspace with AWACs support and probably a bunch of teams of helicopter crews sitting on a rural highway somewhere in the desert, ready to take off and rescue downed Israeli pilots that might get shot down. It’ll be just like a Jerry Bruckheimer movie.


9 posted on 10/13/2011 1:16:34 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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