Here is how it works: The US give Israel military aid. Israel then use that money to buy weapons from the US. Israel uses the weapons to attack the nations it feels threatened by, who also happen to be the same nations that the US would like to attack, but if Israel does it for them the neocons can then evade responsibility. Nobody in their right mind could regard 3000 one-ton bombs as a form of defence against suicide bombers. These are clearly weapons of attack not weapons of defence.
In these times it has become neccessary to state and restate the obvious: The Likud party are doing a vast disservice to the Jewish people of the world through their support for a neocon regime who's very members are part of the agenda that financed the holocaust. The Bush family are currently being sued by two holocaust survivors who recognize this historical fact. This is even more grotesque than seeing the victims become the perpetrators. The Likud party is supporting the interests of the people that perpetrated the holocaust for God's sake!! If anyone is anti-semetic its them.
Iran says Israel would 'pay a price' for pre-emptive strike against its nuclear facilities.
September 24, 2004
The announcement this week by Israel that it would buy 500 "bunker-buster" bombs from the United States concentrated the world's attention on the escalating crisis over Iran's clerical-ruled republic's alleged development of nuclear weapons, reports the International Herald Tribune.
The 2,000 pound bombs, capable of penetrating concrete fortifications 6 feet thick, are part of one of the largest weapons deals between Israel and the US in years. The bombs include airborne versions, guidance units, training bombs and detonators. They are guided by an existing Israeli satellite used by the military. In addition to the 500 one-ton bunker-busters, the purchase includes 2,500 other one-ton bombs, 1,000 half-ton bombs and 500 quarter-ton bombs. Funding will come from US military aid to Israel.