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Pentagon & State Dept Appove $1.9 billion Weapons Sale to Israel over Iran Concerns

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 03:51 AM
Well, that didn't take long.

State Department, Pentagon approve massive weapons sale, worth $1.9 billion, to Israel in bid to ward off concerns over Iran nuclear negotiations, Gulf states' military procurements.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency – a section of the Department of Defense – said it submitted the required certification to Congress on May 18. If approved by the US legislature, Israel will receive the massive shipment, which among other tactical weapons includes 50 BLU-113 Super Penetrator and 700 BLU-109 Penetrator bunker buster missiles.

US to restock IDF stores with bunker busters, guided bombs

Looking for more sources for this, but it appears that the earlier report of Israel wanting concessions for allowing the Iranian nuclear deal was true. Go figure. Let's see if any more deals like this are announced before the Iran deal is ratified.
edit on 21-5-2015 by enlightenedservant because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:02 AM
Hooray for Capitalism!

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:07 AM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Why not.

Federal Reserve is Jewish owned.

US congress is full of dual citizenship guys and rabid Zionists.

What Israel says, it goes. This is why US is allowing all that revision of history and extermination of Palestine.

Even Albert Einstein who was Jewish told Zionists that he wants NOTHING to do with them.
edit on 21-5-2015 by Aboveway because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:10 AM
That's it?! How is Israel going to stop the Iranian Nuclear Ducks with so little? Come on America, don't be a Jew.

.....I know no bounds.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:13 AM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

U.S. is doing what they do best, fanning the flames for war.
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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:24 AM
a reply to: WeRpeons

I'm just surprised how quickly we caved in. I'm expecting more deals too, though mainly side deals to appease the Saudis.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:42 AM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

That Iran deal is paying off already!

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:50 AM
a reply to: deckdel

The thing is, their Mossad has been saying for years that Iran wasn't trying to get nuclear weapons. And Iran's Supreme Leader declared nuclear weapons against their interpretation of Islam & banned them. But that didn't stop anyone from crying wolf until they could benefit from the pseudo-controversy.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:28 AM
a reply to: enlightenedservant

Proof positive that Irans nuclear negotiations is all but a done deal, and is going ahead.

Bibi crying like a little bitch seemed to work, America, I'm a little disappointed - Israel is the only country that has globally bitch-slapped you into submitting to their will.

Proof positive of who really runs American politics and foreign policy.

LOL - Constitutional Republic my ass.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:36 AM
a reply to: Sublimecraft

I agree. And it's not like it's a partisan thing either. Federal leaders from both parties are subservient to Israel. They only bicker over how to give that aid & which programs or plans to support.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 07:52 AM
All i can say is that money could have bought allot of food and such bit more needed in this world than more deaths. But business is business righthh....

P.S. Would this be the perfect time for SA to go shout more money and weapons too now? They also dis Iran and are great allies rightt
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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 08:41 AM
To add to this story (too late to edit OP), there are more articles in Israeli media on a broad compensation package which includes things not included in the OP.

The package could include an increase in the number of F-35 fighter jets the US is to supply Israel, and additional batteries for Israel’s anti-missile defense systems, according to reports in both Haaretz (Hebrew) and Yedioth Ahronoth this week.

US, Israel said to discuss ‘compensation’ in wake of emerging Iran deal

Washington, Jerusalem discussing massive compensation for Iranian nuclear deal

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 09:32 AM
Oh boy, still falling for the boy that cried wolf.

posted on May, 21 2015 @ 01:54 PM
It's been evident for a while that Bibi is playing the victim card over Irans nuclear deal to get more out of America. As if the billions in aid wasn't enough? I'd to congratulate Republicans and some Democrats for being tools, you've all done us proud.

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 10:51 AM
What about Saudies. West is earning lots of money from those rich countries over Iranophobia !

posted on May, 24 2015 @ 11:02 AM
What Netanyahu wants, Netanyahu gets.

What I want to know is why isn't he demanding compensation from Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China too ?

posted on May, 25 2015 @ 08:34 PM

Jane's Defence report


The US State Department has approved the sale to Israel of over 20,000 guided bomb kits and 8,650 associated warheads, including additional 5,000 lb 'bunker busters', the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 19 May.
The DSCA notification said the estimated cost of the proposed sales, which also includes 250 AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) and 3,000 AGM-114K/R Hellfire missiles, was USD1.9 billion.
The notification listed 10,000 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) GPS guidance kits for 2,000 lb (907 kg) MK 84 general purpose bombs, 500 JDAM kits for 1,000 lb MK 83 bombs, and 4,000 JDAM kits for 500 lb MK 82 bombs.
Israel has also requested 500 DSU-38A/B kits that can be used to upgrade JDAMs so they can be guided to their target using a laser designator as well as GPS, making them more flexible and accurate weapons that can be used against moving targets if needed.
The notification listed 1,500 Paveway laser guidance kits for MK 83s and another 500 for 2,000 lb BLU-109 penetrator warheads, which are used against bunkers. In terms of warheads, the notification said Israel had requested 4,500 MK 83s and 3,500 MK 82s, but no additional MK 84s or BLU-109s. Most notably, Israel has requested 50 BLU-113 warheads.
The BLU-113 is a 5,000 lb penetrator used with the GBU-28 laser-guided bomb that is designed to destroy deeply buried and heavily fortified targets.
Previous DSCA notifications suggest Israel already has up to 150 GBU-28s, which would be key weapons if it attempted to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. However, the latest notification did not list the associated Paveway guidance kit that would be needed to use the additional 50 warheads effectively or mention the GBU-28 by name.
The final item covered by the request was 4,100 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs (SDB), which is a 250 lb-class GPS-guided weapon with flip-out wings to increase its range. The small size of the bomb reduces the risk of collateral damage and allows more to be carried by an aircraft. It also has better penetration capabilities than general purpose bombs.

Looks like quite a shopping list.

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