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Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:01:48 AM »
'Obama sold special bombs to Israel'

New report claims US secretly approved transfer of 'bunker buster' bombs that could be used in attack against Iran just months after Barack Obama took office, even though Bush administration had previously blocked deal

The upcoming issue of Newsweek, which is set to hit newsstands on Monday, claims that two years ago US President Barack Obama secretly approved the transfer of 55 "bunker-busters", a form of deep-penetrating bombs, to Israel. The country had been requesting the bombs since the time of the Bush administration, the Daily Beast website reported on Friday.

According to the report, US and Israeli officials told Newsweek that the GBU-28 type bombs, which could be potentially be used in an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, were transferred to Israel in 2009, just several months after Obama came into office.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4126503,00.html

So here we have more information about Obama and the change he promised! Do you think the WH is leaking this information to try to make up ground with the Jewish vote ahead of the election? I am sure they didn't pay full dollar...or probably anything at all. Your tax dollars at work! Israel doesn't need this kind of weaponry and is not going to be fighting a solo war against Iran any time soon. We would be the ones doing most of the fighting.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 11:32:34 AM »
'Obama sold special bombs to Israel'

New report claims US secretly approved transfer of 'bunker buster' bombs that could be used in attack against Iran just months after Barack Obama took office, even though Bush administration had previously blocked deal

The upcoming issue of Newsweek, which is set to hit newsstands on Monday, claims that two years ago US President Barack Obama secretly approved the transfer of 55 "bunker-busters", a form of deep-penetrating bombs, to Israel. The country had been requesting the bombs since the time of the Bush administration, the Daily Beast website reported on Friday.

According to the report, US and Israeli officials told Newsweek that the GBU-28 type bombs, which could be potentially be used in an attack on Iran's nuclear sites, were transferred to Israel in 2009, just several months after Obama came into office.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4126503,00.html

So here we have more information about Obama and the change he promised! Do you think the WH is leaking this information to try to make up ground with the Jewish vote ahead of the election? I am sure they didn't pay full dollar...or probably anything at all. Your tax dollars at work! Israel doesn't need this kind of weaponry and is not going to be fighting a solo war against Iran any time soon. We would be the ones doing most of the fighting.


That is such hypocrisy too. Moreover we should not sell any of our Military tech to other countries. I wouldn't give a shit who they are.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 11:40:00 AM »
Oh yes, complete and total hypocrite.

I find it disturbing that Obama keeps crossing military lines that Bush himself would not.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 08:12:52 PM »
Israel is our friend and really our only asset in the region. The other nations there are not worth our time. So it is an easy choice, either be friends with Israel or have nothing in the Middle East besides our colony in Iraq.

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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 08:37:20 PM »
I wouldn't call Iraq a colony...not at all.

Israel is an ally but only in a loose sense. They do what is best for Israel and the United States should do the same, rather than politicians pandering to the Jewish-American vote.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 08:43:13 PM »
I wouldn't call Iraq a colony...not at all.

Israel is an ally but only in a loose sense. They do what is best for Israel and the United States should do the same, rather than politicians pandering to the Jewish-American vote.

But that's true of everyone. All nations will ultimately do what is best for themselves.

If Iraq was a colony our presence there would at least make some more sense. I think you're right though. If this is the American version of colonialism it sure is one bizarre animal.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 09:42:05 PM »
I wouldn't call Iraq a colony...not at all.

Israel is an ally but only in a loose sense. They do what is best for Israel and the United States should do the same, rather than politicians pandering to the Jewish-American vote.

But that's true of everyone. All nations will ultimately do what is best for themselves.

If Iraq was a colony our presence there would at least make some more sense. I think you're right though. If this is the American version of colonialism it sure is one bizarre animal.

But that's my point...all nations should do what is best for themselves, but we have politicians who put Israel ahead of U.S. interests more than they should trying to get the Jewish-American vote. Israel has no such conflict. And, not to single out the Jews, as the Cuban vote in Florida is the same way -- they demand harsh treatment of Cuba who imo is largely irrelevant.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 08:10:18 AM »
I would agree. US sovereignty comes first over all others. Hence why we should stop the sale of all our Military Tech.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 10:07:22 AM »
I would agree. US sovereignty comes first over all others. Hence why we should stop the sale of all our Military Tech.

I wonder how much we make on these sales. In the case of Israel I believe they are sold for pennies on the dollar if that, and if you factor in cost of R and D we are probably taking a loss. Certainly if you factor in foreign aid that we provide on top of it.
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Re: Obama Sells Bunker Busters to Israel
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 01:34:53 PM »
I would agree. US sovereignty comes first over all others. Hence why we should stop the sale of all our Military Tech.

I wonder how much we make on these sales. In the case of Israel I believe they are sold for pennies on the dollar if that, and if you factor in cost of R and D we are probably taking a loss. Certainly if you factor in foreign aid that we provide on top of it.

660 million in arms to Saudi's this Year. What do we get for it. Not a Damn thing. Plus I wonder what the Israelis are saying about the Millions we were giving the Palestinians. Althought Obama did stop those millions this year. Pulling the funding for the NGO's. Which was due to the Palestinians wanting to investigate the NGO's. Plus their refusal to come back to the table.
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