'Obama sold special bombs to Israel'
Published: 23.09.11, 11:25
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1. Wahabbi Shennanigans
Arturo   (09.23.11)
Hussein works for the Saudis. they don;t like the shittes in Iran. At the end of the day, the Jews look bad.
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (09.23.11)
So at the end of the day, does it mean the USA sold Israel, what Israel already had? Because the very last sentence in this article states, and I quote: "US and Israeli officials told Newsweek that Israel had developed its own bunker-buster technology between 2005 and 2009, but the purchase from the US was cheaper." So, is it true? a clever cover story? We'll never know really, those that hate Israel will say it's BS, others will believe , like anything else in life. Political views many times are colored by our beliefs, bias and sometimes our bigotry. The fact is this Israel has them, and they can be used on Gaza fortifications as well as Iran. Plus you put the Genie back in the bottle, right? Remember it's a good story to help Obama with the Jewish vote as well. What to think, what to think??
3. This should make Nasrallah's face twitch more than usual
Charles   (09.23.11)
That's right, Hizbullah might want to find a deeper cave for him now.
4. Good
John ,   Herzliya, Israel   (09.23.11)
Nasrallah will have to dig even deeper!
5. 'bunker buster'
Daud ,   Holland   (09.23.11)
The sale of 'bunker buster' to Israel is very welcome, also the fact that Israel dad developed her own 'bunker buster' technology sounds as the best step made. At the and of the day Israel can only trust and depend on herself. Very good indeed.
6. Again, the US is stopping Israel's development...
Jonathan   (09.23.11)
By forcing it to purchase its own, less developed technology 'cheaper'. A strong Israel will make people negotiate with it. A weak Israel will continue to be something that region wishes to attack... Secure peace, by being strong. Simple.
7. Timing of the leak is political.
Ben Yisrael ,   Tel Aviv, Israel   (09.23.11)
Obamamama trying to win the Jews' votes back. Too late.
8. this is a leak, to (further) ignite the region...
eporue ,   europe   (09.23.11)
...and of course, to damage obama... yes, thats bibi... coward, heineous...
9. Bunker bomb technology
sk ,   USA   (09.23.11)
Relatively simple technology. Israel will just improve on the GBU-28 design and make it a more effective design suited for its purposes..
10. eporue # 8
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.23.11)
The purpose is for Obama to get the Jewish vote. The only damage to Obama from this is to inflame his fellow Muslims.
11. #7 You are wrong
Robert ,   Australia   (09.23.11)
I think Obama couldn't care less about the Jewish vote. Furthermore, I don't believe he wants a second term. It would be much more amusing to watch the republican twits completely wreck the country. Not in Israel's interest, by the way.
12. China ?
Marcel ,   Florida   (09.23.11)
'The Pentagon had frozen nearly all joint Israel-US defense plans over fears that Israel was transferring advanced technological intel to China.' No Fear Dear Blind Bush, That was Bubba Clinton who was selling all the 'technology and factories to China dear George W of the Blind Presidents Club. But i do understand how Israel became your scapegoat.
13. We have known this for 5 to 7 years
John Klekota ,   Hanover USA   (09.23.11)
We sold Israel hundreds of Bunker Buster bombs many years ago. The information on the internet made it clear that they were for use against Hezbollah and Iran. This is NOT news. Its been known for years.
14. @7 Its the economy...@ 6 are you joking
Sheik rattle & roll ,   USA   (09.23.11)
American Jews vote American. They don't vote Israeli. Most Americans Jews have very little connection with Israel. If the American economy was booming the Jewish vote would be with the democratic party regardless of Israel. @ # 6. The Americans didn't force you to buy cheaper. What makes you think Israeli technology is better? Is there a better Israeli (200 Million dollar per plane) F-22 that is 20 years ahead of anything deployed today or (3 Billion dollar ) Seawolf submarine that is not for export to anybody because of very sensitive technology? Maybe American products are cheaper because the American government doesn't tax 100 percent on toothpaste, cars, gasoline, toys, McDonald's etc., or American workers (ENGINEERS) make quadruple the money then there Israeli counterparts who probably have to give almost half there salary to the Israeli government. to pay for the $100 a month soldiers.
15. Another Use For the Bunker Busters
Marty ,   Toronto Canada   (09.23.11)
Anybody remember watching a circa 1955 movie called "The Dam Busters". The Bunker Busters would no doubt do a fine job on the Aswan Dam should the need arise!
16. 55 bunker-busters against dozens of sites
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (09.23.11)
Get real. 55 bombs is nothing - maybe enough for one or two major sites. Are the allegedly Israeli-designed bunker busters as good or better than the US-made variety? The US has more experience with these, but sometimes Israel *does* build the better mouse-trap. That's why US fighter jets often sport Israeli-made targeting systems while the pilots are using Israeli-made helmets. If the US saw the Israelis could make their own bunker-busters, refusal to sell would be pointless.
17. China and USA are friends
Phil Kalb ,   Bangor USA   (09.23.11)
China is not our enemy . You people need to pull your minds out of 1951. China and Russia are partners with us in the war on terrorism. What part of that does anyone not understand ? China is a very important friend of the USA.
18. Ulterior motive
Robert ,   Australia   (09.23.11)
Maybe a more rational reason for Obama reversing Bush's refusal to supply the bombs to Israel is that if Israel were to use them on Iran, it would spell the end of Israel. There is always an ulterior motive.
19. #16 Cheer up, Raymond.
Noodles ,   Coney Island   (09.23.11)
They can always be fitted with low-yield, tactical nuke warheads.
20. 7 - trying to win the Jews' votes back.
split ,   US   (09.23.11)
How many Jews have he lost ? Obama - 66,882,230 McCain - 58,343,671 Electoral votes Obama - 365 McCain - 173
21. Reality
michaelpielet ,   boca raton, Israel   (09.23.11)
Yediot is trying to undermine israeli security.
22. 10 - The purpose is for Obama to get the Jewish vote
split ,   US   (09.23.11)
Aren't you people overestimating your own importance like everything else related to you? Can you count?
stude ham   (09.23.11)
24. Look it up - Its fact
Tom Hill ,   Dayton USA   (09.23.11)
A Bush administration official and the present administration said a Nuclear or Chemical or biological attack on Israel by Tehran would result in a devastating U.S. nuclear response against Iran. A single United States submarine waits quietly in the ocean. Range 6,000 miles . - 198 nuclear warheads.
25. to #18 Michael the Australian
Bluegrass Picker ,   Nashville   (09.23.11)
nice try, but no cigar. We'll get you out of the house you are illegally occupying and return it to the Aborigines, long before you destroy the People of Israel.
26. #25 Yes Bluegrass...what's his name is an idiot
I'm glad you got his name wrong - he wouldnt know the difference anyway. LOL! His views are in the minority in Australia. For good reason - they are plain wrong. There'll always be a handful of morons anywhere you - and Robbie/Michael are ours. Complete idiot.
27. Aren't you people overestimating? - split, US #22
Kate ,   London, UK   (09.23.11)
Given our innumerable achievements, it is underestimation that is the problem and not overestimation. Not an issue, I imagine, with which you people would ever have to deal.
28. Ignorant Split 22
Stephen in New York   (09.23.11)
It's not the number of Jewish voters that's important, but where they live and vote: New York, Florida, other places where they are the "swing" vote. It disturbs you that Jews are important out of proportion to their numbers?
29. it was useless in the 2006 war, it is useless in next war
observer ,   Egypt   (09.23.11)
30. split # 22
Eaglebeak ,   Left Coast, USA   (09.23.11)
Obama is the one that knows the Jewish vote is important. I can count on the fact that Obama is no friend of Jews or the USA. That much is obvious.
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