US Considering Selling Bunker Busting Bombs to Israel
Well, if this is true, then it’ll reduce the risk that the US would have to become directly involved in any actions against Iran.
Israel has asked the United States for advanced ‘bunker-buster’ bombs and refueling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran’s underground nuclear sites, an Israeli official said on Thursday.
‘Such a request was made’ around the time of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington this week, the official said, confirming media reports.
I’m honestly all for giving Israel these weapons for several reasons. First it means Israel has more options to prevent Iran form acquiring nuclear weapons without having to resort to Nuclear Strikes. Second, there’s a huge difference between selling weapons and using the weapons directly. While there will always be a fringe group of people who won’t see the difference, most people don’t care where you got the weapons from, it’s the people who use it that get the brunt of any potential blowback. Third, the more freedom Israel has to act unilaterally helps both countries. No country should be dependent or beholden to another country. And at the same time, if a country can *only* exist though direct and heavy support by a patron country, then is it really an Independent country?