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Friday, 27 July 2007

US to sell bunker bombs to Israel

Israeli F-16 fighter taking off
Much of Israel's military equipment is supplied by the US
The US government is proposing a $30m deal selling up to 100 laser-guided bunker-busting bombs to Israel.

The GBU-28 is a 2,000-kg conventional weapon with a powerful warhead that can burrow through six metres (20 feet) of concrete or 30 metres of earth.

The sale has gone ahead despite concern that Israel might use the weapon for a unilateral attack against Iran.

Congress has 30 days to reject planned foreign military sales, but correspondents say it rarely does so. BBC

Okay, so if Israel has nuclear weapons as a deterrent, then the bunker busters are intended for OFFENSIVE war.