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Saturday, September 25
Israel Gets Smart Bombs... bunker busters
This is very manly stuff, these bombs and things. It's a bit much for a simple blonde lady to comprehend, so please help me figure it out, won't you?
In Haaretz it says this: "The United States will sell Israel 5,000 smart bombs for $319 million, according to a report made to Congress a few weeks ago."
Oooh does that mean that the US will make some money to help pay off the deficit that will burden future generations of Americans even though they will thank our generation for making them safe and free while erasing the countries that irritate the Saudis?
Haaretz goes on: "The funding will come from the U.S. military aid to Israel, and the bombs range from airborne versions, guidance units, training bombs and detonators. "
Oh so we are selling stuff to Israel and will be paid back with our money? See? This is why I am a bit confused. Why don't we just give them the damn thangs and tell them to shoot Iran?
Then it says, "Among the bombs the air force will get are 500 one-ton bunker busters that can penetrate two-meter-thick cement walls; 2,500 regular one-ton bombs; 1,000 half-ton bombs; and 500 quarter-ton bombs."
Bunker busters for the Palestinians? Seems like a bit much to use on occupied territories. Oh wait, I get it... then it says that Iranians are wondering if this is some sort of "psychological warfare" to test them. Bunker busters seem like a bit more than psychological warfare, but I could be wrong. Maybe they are cardboard fakes.
The article also says that despite Israel's illegal use of some of the other cool bombs, planes and stuff on the Palestinians, there were no political difficulties getting this sale through. Well here I would have to say: Duh. If we are selling them this stuff and they are paying for it with our money, it's pretty obvious even to a blonde like me that there is more to this story.
cough Iran cough Iran cough Iran
Today I am going to go out to start to take some pictures of my fabulous island for those who have been asking me to show more pictures of what it's like here on Lawn Guyland, the land of Joey Buttafuoco, Jessica Hahn, Amy Fisher, Son of Sam, Billy Joel, the Amityville Horror and the Baldwin brothers.... (More about Long Island here) I'm doing the north fork today.