War Drums: Israel Requests 'Bunker-Buster'...

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    Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike.


    Israel has asked the United States for advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and refueling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran's underground nuclear sites, an Israeli official said on Thursday.

    "Such a request was made" around the time of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week, the official said, confirming media reports.

    But the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the issue, played down as "unrealistic" Israeli reports that the United States would condition supplying the hardware on Israel promising not to attack Iran this year.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney, asked whether the Israelis had made such a request to U.S. officials during the visit, said "there was no such agreement proposed or reached" in President Barack Obama's meetings with Netanyahu or his aides.

    But when asked if the matter was raised with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or other U.S. officials, Carney told reporters he had no information on that. "I would refer you to other officials," he said.

    A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that military capabilities came up in discussions between Netanyahu and Panetta but did not elaborate. No deals were struck during those talks, the official added.

    Netanyahu made clear to Obama at a White House meeting on Monday that Israel had not yet decided on military action against Iran, the White House has said.

    Netanyahu has hinted that Israel could resort to force should Tehran - which denies suspicions that it is covertly trying to develop atomic bombs - continue to defy big powers' diplomatic pressure to curb its nuclear program.

    Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike | Reuters
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    Latest rumors indicate some sort of weapons deal was made. Some are saying this weapons deal was made in exchange for Israel holding off on an Iranian attack till after the Election. Pretty shady stuff.
     
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    Und der Katze sagt:

    So...we give the Israelis the means to kill more Iranian civilians, thereby pissing off the Iranians even more, AND giving the Iranians several more months to prepare for an Israeli attack. And then...once Obama is reelected, he has four years to clean Bibi Mileikowski's clock. I suppose the big question is whether the Israelis will do the double-cross and attack before the election?
     
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    Looks like another very shady deal. It appears Israel will hold off till after the Election.
     
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    Und der Katze sagt:

    My guess is that Israel will pull a double-cross, just before the election.

     
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    So we're not allowed to attack Iran but we're also not allowed to arm Israel to do it for us???

    We're supposed to let crazy people get nukes?
     
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    Und der Katze sagt:

    "Crazy people" already have nuclear weapons.

    Israeli Nuclear Threats and Blackmail
     
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    Obama: Let me bribe you into peace by giving you more weapons.

    Liberals are fucking idiots sometimes.
     
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    they have BB's, they want the updated gbu-31's.....he won't, be I wish he would.
     

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