Thursday, April 28, 2005

The BBC’s Worst Nightmare: Armed Jews

The BBC reports on the US government plan to sell bunker-busting bombs to Israel:

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.

There must have been a transcription error in that last sentence. It should read like this: “The sale has gone ahead in the hope that Israel might use the weapon for a unilateral attack on Iran.”

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