"Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs"

By Proof

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In keeping with our policy of highlighting anything that President Obama does right, (counted on one hand with fingers left over), Obama has apparently sold Israel the weapons it may need someday to potentially defang its enemies. And take out a rogue nuclear program at the same time??

While publicly pressuring Israel to make deeper concessions to the Palestinians, President Obama has secretly authorized significant new aid to the Israeli military that includes the sale of 55 deep-penetrating bombs known as bunker busters, Newsweek has learned.

In an exclusive story to be published Monday on growing military cooperation between the two allies, U.S. and Israeli officials tell Newsweek that the GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators—potentially useful in any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites—were delivered to Israel in 2009, just several months after Obama took office.

As a member of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, they regularly send me stickers, which say, "Society is safer when criminals don't know who's armed".

In this case, the world is safer when surrounding neighbors know that Israel is. Although, that early in the Obama presidency, the deal was probably brokered by Bush. The fact that Obama followed through on it and did not obstruct it in any way, was the right thing to do.

Update : What was I thinking??? I'm supposed to be criticizing Obama, just because he's black!!! It totally slipped my mind! I apologize for any confusion or palpitations I've caused any liberals here.

H/T Memeorandum

Cross posted at Proof Positive


  1. I'm more cynical. I see a valuable transaction initiated by Bush 43, essentially not noticed by BHO (perhaps shielded from BHO's malignant attention by Gates), and now cynically leaked by BHO operatives since they have no choice but to re-align with Israel because they were schooled by Netanyahu and blown off by Abbas. But, that's just me.

    "Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive"

  2. Hmmm. Well, as my Drill Sergeant used to say, "Even the blind pig gets an acorn now and again."

    So President Obama did something correct and right for a change. *meh* shrugs...

    Too little too late.

  3. LaS: Cynicism regarding this administration is seldom wrong.

    ecc: Even if it was Obama's idea (which I sincerely doubt) it by no means balances the books on all Obama's other shortcomings.

  4. I would venture to guess that forcing Isreal into a position where they had to bomb Iran and start a wide spread middle eastern regional war fits Obama's agenda.

    Recall the lengths we went to keep Isreal out of the Iraq war.

    Such action by Isreal would also lead to UN sanctions and possible powder blue helmets being deployed against that nation. It is my belief that this administration's goal is to form an international coalition via the UN against Israel while maintaining domestic plausible deniability. I hope to be mistaken, but one must judge according to the capabilities and situational awareness.

  5. DDE: I'm still leaning toward this being a Bush deal, and Obama just didn't want to pick a big fight with Israel that early in his first year.


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