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Washington – The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.

The munitions that the United States is sending to Israel are part of a multimillion-dollar arms sale package approved last year that Israel is able to draw on as needed, the officials said. But Israel’s request for expedited delivery of the satellite and laser-guided bombs was described as unusual by some military officers, and as an indication that Israel still had a long list of targets in Lebanon to strike. [source]


  • Israel needs to do what it needs to do. Don’t blame the Israelis for it, blame the terrorists who, like the pigs and cowards they are, hide among the innocent civilians.

  • I don’t see the significance of this article. It’s no secret that Israel is an ally of the United States, and supplies arms to Israel.

    An argument against supplying Israel with arms can only be made when Hezbollah is no longer supplied by Iran.

  • Nazar: Israel’s to blame for the months of killing in Gaza and now in lebanon. if people like u are gonna call them terrorists then israel only reaps what it sows

    ripama: so we cant discuss the US so readily supplying arms to heighten the crisis until hizbollah is no longer supplied by iran? what about before hizbollah even existed?

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