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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Israel's almost out of bombs

Not to worry--Uncle Sam wants the carnage to continue:
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, U.S. officials said Friday.

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the 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.

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 had a long list of targets in Lebanon still to strike.
Could we be any more depraved? Sadly, we probably can.

Alexander Cockburn explains some of the history for the ignorami who believe this whole mess started with the capture of some Israeli soldiers a couple of weeks ago. And Paul Craig Roberts writes about the shame of being an American after the House and Senate overwhelmingly expressed support for Israel.