US Plans Massive Arms Delivery to Israel
The Pentagon plans to make a large arms delivery to Israel, rising fears that the military campaign in Gaza will go on for a long time.
January 10, 2009
The US is trying to hire a merchant ship that can carry hundreds of tons of weapons from Greece to Israel later this month; Reuters reported citing tender documents it had obtained.
According to the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC), the ship will transport 325 standard 20-foot containers of what has been called ‘ammunition’ from the Greek port of Astakos to the Israeli port of Ashdod on two separate trips in the second half of January.
A description on the manifest says the containers will be loaded with ‘hazardous material’, such as explosive substances and detonators, without giving any more details.
The Pentagon announced the tender for the ship in the last hours of 2008. The two deadlines set for the deliveries are January 25 and the last day of the month.
Meanwhile, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed the planned arms shipment to Israel, but denied that the delivery was linked to the Israel’s deadly offensive in Gaza.
“This previously scheduled shipment is routine and not in support of the current situation in Gaza,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Patrick Ryder.
However, a senior military analyst in London, who wished to remain unnamed, said the timing of the shipments shows that they may be ‘irregular’ and linked to the military operation in Gaza.
The tender for the ship followed a December US arms delivery to Israel, which was also carried out by a merchant ship.
This is while shipping brokers in London who have carried out weapon deliveries for the British and US military in the past say that shipment of such a large cargo of weapons to Israel is rare.
“Shipping 3,000-odd tons of ammunition in one go is a lot… this is pretty rare and we haven’t seen much of it quoted in the market over the years,” one broker said, on condition of anonymity.
Tender documents indicate that the German ship hired by the US in early December also carried a massive cargo of weapons that weighed over 2.6 million kg and filled up to 989 standard 20-foot containers to Ashdod from North Carolina.
In September, the US Congress approved a plan to sell Israel 1,000 bunker-buster bombs, of the Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU-39), that use GPS to find their way and are able to penetrate deep fortified constructions, such as Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Last week, The Jerusalem Post, reported that the first shipment of the missiles arrived in early December, adding that the bombs had been used in the military onslaught in Gaza.
So far, Israel’s 15-day offensive in the besieged Palestinian enclave has claimed the lives of more than 800 Palestinians and wounded almost 3500.
Hamas on the other hand says Palestinian fighters have so far killed at least 30 Israeli soldiers and wounded more than 80 others.
These weapons must not get to Israel under any circumstances.
Anyone who is willing to deliver them is contributing to Genocide.
I don’t care how much money is offered, only a a greedy, murderous, thug, would ever allow such a thing. To partake in an act of this kind is just as bad as doing the killing yourself.
The word No comes to mind.
The US has a lot of nerve, contributing, to the bloodthirsty, mass murdering, Israeli Government.
Of course the US is responsible for the deaths of over a million innocent people in Iraq, so we shouldn’t be surprised at this act of enabling a “Rogue state”. Considering they are a “Rogue state” themselves.
They are a member of the “Superior Race” as they believe themselves to be. US Senate Endorses Israel’s War on Gaza
They themselves are bloodthirsty, profiteers. When they said they were endorsing the war “Weapons of Mass Destruction” are their contribution to the slaughter of innocent children., men and women.
Of course needless to say these weapons will kill not only those in Gaza, but other in the area around Gaza and Israel. Israel is killing their own by Using Deadly Weapons of Mass Destuction against Gaza The wind blows and it goes. So how far does the wind blow the toxic slop dropped on Gaza? One of the worst types of “Pollution” is caused from “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. By delivering those weapons you may be murdering, your own child, friends or other family members.
So who wants to be responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people, including those from future generations? You could be murdering your own grandchildren. This “cancer causing” deadly, life taking, mass murdering, slop must not be delivered to Israel.
You may even be killing yourself? Who is stupid enough to risk it? No one is exempt from the the wrath of Chemical Toxins in “Weapons of Mass Destruction. All you have to do is breath the air it’s in. Drink the water it has polluted. Eat the food it slithered it’s way into. No one is free from pollution. It also contributes to global warming. But hey no problem right. Radiation also destroys the ozone layer. But hey no problem.
Lets go for destroying the environment on the planet we live on. We can always move to Mars right? Anyone who has been “brainwashed” into believing these Weapons are safe needs a wake up call.
These weapons are “killing” all of us around the world. Wake up people.
Israel keeps pounding Gaza, hits children’s hospital
Israeli forces have attacked a children’s hospital in Gaza in a fourth day of attacks after a UN Security Council called for a ceasefire.
The al-Dorra hospital was targeted, as clouds of smoke filled Gaza’s skyline in day 17 of Israel’s deadly military onslaught in the region. Source
So I suppose Israel didn’t know it was a hospital?
I suppose as usual they will do an investigation.
What Bull Shit. What lies they spew.
Do they really believe we are all so gullible? They are nothing more then murderers, and should be treated as such. I just can’t wait to see what’s her name that always spits out their propaganda for them blathering on about how they will investigate the incident. What crap. Like the slop she spew out on the UN school being hit. Oh this ought to be just so enlightening. So impressive so sick.
She will also have that typical I really don’t give a damb attitude as well.
The first time I saw her I knew she was lieing. Her lies are a totally insulted to anyone, who has a glimpse of intelligence. We are apparently all suppose to believe these occurrences are mere accidents. Only the a complete and utter, numb skull would believe her lame ramblings, she presents to the public at large.
Logic on it’s own merit, is enough to know she is lieing. Oh how she reminds me of the slop the US spewed out. We will investigate sure we will. Bull Shit their is nothing to investigate, they planned it that way. They know it.
They will propagate, lies to cover up their crime, as par usual.
They are using the same scripts, the US did in Iraq.
I wasn’t gullible enough to believe the US when they used those scripts then, why would I believe it now , knowing all I know.
Their trillion dollar, scripts, written by some sick, perverted, think tank, with the “Superior Race” mentality, are not working any more. They haven’t been working for some time. Well except on the really dim who may not be uneducated enough to realize they are premeditated, pre written, lies.
I just can’t wait to see what kind of slop, they will attempt to spoon feed, the populous of the world.
Whatever turns their crank. Not all of us are stupid.
Israel is a “terrorist” state and should be treated as such.
If their military had a single solitary brain cell they would turn on their own country.
They would stop the criminal, mass, slaughter they are “forced” to commit. Their warmongering, blood thirsty, dictatorial, psychotic, profiteering, den of thieves, who they serve, like good, expendable, slaves , must be stopped. Their own government is killing them too.
Those who sit in prison, because they refused to serve their masters are the hero’s. They said No. They had the guts to refuse, full well knowing they would be imprisoned. Now that is my kind of Criminal.
It is a “crime” in Israel “to refuse to slaughter, innocent people”.