20/12/2012

Israel is 'deeply grateful to the United States'

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In March 2012, President Barack Obama reportedly offered Israel bunker-buster bombs and other advanced weapons in exchange for postponing an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities until 2013.

At the time the White House denied that any such agreement was proposed or reached. 

Bunker-busters are essential for an attack on Iran’s underground nuclear facilities since they can penetrate Tehran’s world renowned reinforced concrete.

This week the U.S. Department of Defense notified Congress of a $647 million agreement to provide the Israel Air Force with 10,000 bombs — more than half of which are bunker-busters — along with 6,900 joint direct attack munitions (JDAM) tail kits, which convert unguided free-fall bombs into satellite-guided “smart” weapons.

Haaretz reported that the deal would serve to “renew the inventory of the Israel Defense Forces following the massive bombings in Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense,” and no doubt it will, but this is a pretty spectacular array of ordnance well beyond what Israel against Gaza last month.

Israel flew about 1,500 aerial bomb attacks in Operation Pillar of Defense, and reports on Twitter of bunker-busters came only sporadically in the latter half of the eight-day campaign. (Israel dropped Israeli-made bunker-busters on Gaza in ’08 as well.)

And the last time the U.S. sent Israel bunker-busters, in 2009, the sale included 55 GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators. This time around the U.S. is providing 1,725 BLU-109 and 3,450 GBU-39 bunker-buster bombs.

Last year The New York Times reported the U.S. refrained from sending the massive munitions before 2009 because “there were deep concerns that if the United States supplied bunker-busting bombs to Israel, it might be viewed as having tacitly endorsed an attack on Iran.”

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 Israel is 'deeply grateful to the United States'

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1) On November 15, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for urging his cabinet to accept a U.S. proposal to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement building for 90 days. Under the plan, Washington would block UN resolutions critical of Israel, and supply Israel with fighter jets worth $3 billion. The US government also promised Israel that after the 90-day moratorium, they would not seek an extension, and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem (all of which is illegal under international law) could continue unabated.

2) In February 2011, more than 100 nations voted for a U.N. resolution that would have condemned illegal Israeli settlements and halted any new construction. The United States vetoed it.

3) On February 19, 2011, Israel said it was 'deeply grateful to the United States' after it vetoed a United Nations resolution put forward by the Palestinian leadership condemning Israeli settlement activity.

4) On Oct 27, 2011, Israeli jetfighters engaged in aerial bombing of the Palestinian city of Khan Yunes in the Gaza Strip.

5) Israel plans now to build unspecified thousands of new settler units in the strip of land known as E1 around Al Quds...

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'Israel Is Set To Receive 5,000 US Bunker Buster Bombs After Delaying Its Attack On Iran':
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-sale-of-5000-bunker-buster-bombs-to-israel-israel-bunker-busters-in-exchange-for-not-striking-iran-2012-12?0=defense

'Continued US Support for Israeli Bombing of Gaza Bodes Ill for Obama’s Second Term':
http://www.lobelog.com/continued-us-support-for-israeli-bombing-of-gaza-bodes-ill-for-obamas-second-term/

'Israel v Iran (Part II): The Israeli 'dream strike' on Iran's nuke sites':
http://wartard.blogspot.be/2010_11_07_archive.htmlhttp://wartard.blogspot.be/2010_11_07_archive.html

24/09/2012

Middle East Peace Process: Syrian terrorists in Jordan and Lebanon

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The Middle East Peace Process

Sep 22, 2012

The Syrian terrorists said Saturday they 'moved their command center from Turkey to Syria with the aim of uniting rebels and speeding up the fall of President Bashar Assad's regime'.

The terrorists still have to rely on Turkey as a rear base for supplies and reinforcements.

The Turkish military deployed three howitzers and an anti-aircraft gun near Tal Abyad, a Turkish-Syrian border, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported. Dogan video showed at least three large military trucks towing the guns along a highway.

Lebanon's army said Syrian terrorists attacked one of its positions in the mountain town of Arsal and that its forces drove the terrorists away without causing casualties.

On Syria's border with Jordan, Syrian terrorists assaulted a Syrian air defense base and were pushed back. A Jordanian government minister said Jordanian border guards captured several gunmen on the Jordanian side.

The fighting in and around the Syrian border town of Nasib continued until dawn Saturday, Jordan's state-run news agency Petra said.

The problems with Syrian terrorists in Jordan and Lebanon and Syria are part of the so called 'Middle East Peace Process Project'.

Information about this project can be found at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The Washington Institute was founded in 1985 with the goal of 'helping advance U.S. interests in the Middle East'...

http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/about/research-program...

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Who's responsible for terrorist attacks and the suffering of the Syrian people ?

Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government.  Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad.  C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain would step up its support for the armed groups in Syria, providing them with an additional £5 million (US$7.8 million). The money is used for bomb attacks in Syria.