March 01, 2016

US sells weapons to Turkey it denied to Israel

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

The Obama administration completed a deal with Turkey for 'bunker-buster bombs', the technology required to attack Iranian fortified nuclear facilities, and which was denied to Israel in a purchase request in 2013

According to Jane's magazine and Defensenews.comTurkey is to receive an undisclosed number of BLU-109 2,000 lb penetrator bomb parts under a USD682.9 million contract awarded by the US Department of Defense (DoD)

But in 2013, Israel requested a purchase of similar or identical technology and was denied by the Obama administration.

If nothing else, this is yet another data point suggesting that the Obama administration has been working overtime to move the U.S.A. away from its traditional allies and in close orbit with the Islamic world.

For a demonstration of the BLU-109, the weapons required to reach and disable the Iranian nuclear weapons program, please see below.


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commented 2016-03-03 03:18:54 -0500
From reddit’s /r/israel user tayaravininkin

“This source is wrong.
The BLU-109 is a penetration bomb, but it’s not the bomb that was denied to Israel. Israel uses the BLU-109, as noted here. They claim it was “identical or similar”, but they’re not similar. The BLU-109 is a 2,000 pound bomb. The real bomb that they denied to Israel is a 30,000 pound bomb, 15x as heavy.
The BLU-109 can penetrate “4-6 feet of reinforced concrete”. The real bomb that they denied to Israel can penetrate “60 feet of reinforced concrete”. It can penetrate 10x deeper.
They’d know they were wrong if they actually followed the links they put in their own story.
The bomb that was denied to Israel is called the “Massive Ordnance Penetrator”, as they mention here in their own link. It’s also known as the GBU-57A/B. It was not given to Israel but was considered for giving to Israel after the Iran deal.
This was decided against for two reasons:
1) Israel doesn’t even really want it, as noted here. The reason it doesn’t want it is because it doesn’t have the planes to actually carry the bomb, which is too heavy for Israel’s planes.
2) For Israel to be able to carry it requires a transfer of B-52s, but Israel doesn’t have the infrastructure to use it. Even if it did, it would violate the New START treaty that the US made with Russia, since the US is not allowed to transfer heavy bomber planes to third parties, and B-52s qualify. Otherwise, the US would have to convert the planes to only be good for conventional weaponry, which is annoying and costly. So basically, the US would have to convert planes, transfer them, transfer the bomb, and Israel would need the infrastructure for them.
So not only is this source wrong, it completely misstates why Israel didn’t get the MOP, which isn’t the bomb that was sold to Turkey.
I suggest you delete this embarrassing article."
commented 2016-03-02 19:49:59 -0500
How much more proof do people need to be smacked in the face with that Obama is a traitorous criminal, who ought to impeached and then publicly executed by hanging for treason?
commented 2016-03-02 13:07:36 -0500
Obama is a muslim, like his father, so this makes sense for a muslim like Obama.

President Trump needs to show up soon.
commented 2016-03-02 11:21:34 -0500
Obama is an Islamic, Jew hating Moron, just like the Clown that, even now, is instigating the ruination of Canada.

I am sure that Israel will build their own Bunker Busters, that will be better than the USA version. Jewish people are far from idiots.

To sell these weapons to Turkey is stupidity. Turkey has it’s own agenda and should not be trusted.
commented 2016-03-02 10:46:09 -0500
Broke Obama (20 trillion $$ in the shitter) has made the U.S.A.into a shit place.
commented 2016-03-02 10:29:30 -0500
Israel will be given all the weapons they need by God himself, when needed! The world thinks they will be able to destroy Israel by ganging up against it, but it won’t happen, because of the power of the one true God, the God of Israel. God will protect them, as he has over and over again through out history! Does anyone remember the 6-day war in 1967? The results were the power of God in action! God bless Israel, and all those who stand with them against evil.
commented 2016-03-02 01:11:31 -0500
Maybe Obama will be in a bunker when one of these gets used.
commented 2016-03-02 01:11:04 -0500
Andriy that is a load of crap, try actually going there.
Bravo gotta love fools like that who spout off as if they are wordly when they have never been out of their moms basement.
commented 2016-03-01 22:26:46 -0500
Turkey – evil islamic states supporting isis and killing kurds.

Turkey sat less than one mile from an isis slaughter in Syria with tanks, soldiers and artillery and let isis slaughter Syrians

Turkey – when those same Syrians tried to cross the border to escape isis refused to allow them to enter and obtain safety

Turkey buys oil from isis in order to help them finance their reign of terror

And more – much more

Andriy Lh – you have obviously drank a great deal of coloured koolaid and never been there – or if you have you are a troll

Israel – the only democracy in the middle east

Israel – allows arabs to run for government and sit in their house of government

Israel – the country with the only “rule of law” protected gay community – the country all arabs who are homosexual try to escape to

Israel – not a perfect country but does work to maintain its own borders

Israel – any arab that can get there will be given humanitarian aid as required. i personally while working as a Canadian soldier on the Golan captured a syrian needing serious eye surgery – turned him over to the IDF as per the agreement at the time. He was operated on within 12 hours and his eyesight saved. He still lives in Israel.

Israel – the very first country to show up in Haiti after the earthquake with a fully equipped field hospital – no mention of that in the media

And more – much more.

Andriy Lh – I call you an asshole
commented 2016-03-01 20:33:30 -0500
good, israel is a never ending simmer, where weapons should not be added. turkey is right in the middle of a russia-iran coalition who desperately try be enemies of the united states/ troll the international stability. turkey, despite its flaws, proved its decisiveness by answering to russia’s customary aerial provocation. it deserves to be able to buy the technology it needs