Thursday, March 18, 2010

US Observing De Facto Arms Embargo On Israel

This is just the latest in a series of events that started when Obama moved into the White House:

Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases.

"This was a political decision," an official said.

In 2008, the United States approved an Israeli request for bunker-busters capable of destroying underground facilities, including Iranian nuclear weapons sites. Officials said delivery of the weapons was held up by the administration of President Barack Obama.

Since taking office, Obama has refused to approve any major Israeli requests for U.S. weapons platforms or advanced systems. Officials said this included proposed Israeli procurement of AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, refueling systems, advanced munitions and data on a stealth variant of the F-15E.

"All signs indicate that this will continue in 2010," a congressional source familiar with the Israeli military requests said. "This is really an embargo, but nobody talks about it publicly."

It also ensures that the Israelis will almost certainly have to use tactical nukes to take out Iran's nuclear facilities - after which Obama will lead the charge in the UN to condemn Israel and attempt to put sanctions on them to get them to give up their nuclear arsenal.

Again this is nothing new that has anything to do with any current dispute with the US.As I reported before, almost as soon as he took office, Obama had the Pentagon change the rules on military aid to Israel to make major restrictions on how the IDF could use it. This tactic allowed Prez Zero to ewffectively cut military aid to Israel without formally going to Congress and doing so by making a significant percentage of it unusable.

At the same time, America is spending over $100 million per year on Mahmoud Abbas' shiny new Palestinian militia, being armed and trained in the Palestinian occupied areas of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank) under US General Keith Dayton. Not only are Hamas fighters commonly supposed to have infiltrated the Fatah units, but many of Dayton's 'soldiers' are actually members of Fatah;s terrorist wings, the Tanzim and the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade. Expect that in the event of hostilities, those troops will be turning their weapons on Israeli civilians.

Barack Hussein Obama's goal is to try and ingratiate America with the Muslim world by destroying America's alliance with Israel. It's that simple.

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Anonymous said...


What if Israel were to nuke all the oilfields of the M.E.? What would that do to the US economy, since America has no other readily available supply?

Hey, if a hand were at my throat, and I had a gun and could still use it...

(You don't have to do it, but you have to make them THINK you would. And, if I were going to be destroyed anyway, that might lend some credibility to the threat.)

politacynicNH said...

Why should Obama honor agreements that will not be in lock step with his agenda. He did win the election and has the right to set the agenda.
Using your logic you should be honoring the Oslo Accords that Rabin set in motion but wasn't able to fulfill.
You give Obama too much credit. Right now he is worried about being re-elected. World domination as a Muslim leader is second term agenda right after Nuke Power and Health Care II.

Freedom Fighter said...

Hi Cynic
I agree with you that elections have consequences.

However, when allies make long standing agreements between each other and one party (particularly the US) doesn't honor them, it has several effects. First it makes any agreements you made in the past or try to make in the future suspect - why trust someone who's going to flip whenever its convenient? That undermines ALL our alliances and even negotiations with countries who aren't our allies.

Second, the president whomever he or she is has an obligation that they acknowledge in the Oath of Office to put the interests of America ahead of any 'agenda'.

If you consider what America gets out of its alliance with Israel as opposed to BHO's proposed new 'friends', he's obviously not fulfilling that oath. And if you read the news, you'll realize Israel's not the only ally Hussein is pissing on.

PS: RE Oslo, Israel fulfilled all of its commitments under the agreement. Arafat did not.It was supposed to be 'land for peace', but the Palestinians took the land and gave up nothing.

Bill Clinton himself,in a conversation with Arafat talked about Oslo and told Arafat that "When it comes to Middle East Peace, I am a failure. And it's you that made me one."

Hello YTBA
Your plan is unfortunately impractical.

First of all, there's only one country in the ME that sells the US any substantial amounts of oil, Saudi Arabia. They supply only around 12%. Our top sources of imported oil are Canada, Mexico and Venezuela, and BION, the US is actually a net oil exporter.

Second, the Arabs have learned since the 1970's.They've invested petro dollars outside of the oil industry and own a substantial amount of US debt, for instance.

If all the oil wells in the ME disappeared tomorrow, the US, Europe and Japan would be affected as would the Arabs, but not catastrophically. In fact, so would Israel since it is not an oil producing country and the price of oil would definitely rise.