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Post time 2012-3-9 13:16:16 |Display all floors
This post was edited by DanseMacabre at 2012-3-9 13:16

Attack on Iran? Seriously? But "bunk-buster"... This is getting interesting.

(Reuters) - 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.

But the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the issue, played down as "unrealistic" Israeli reports that the United States would condition supplying the hardware on Israel promising not to attack Iran this year.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, asked whether the Israelis had made such a request to U.S. officials during the visit, said "there was no such agreement proposed or reached" in President Barack Obama's meetings with Netanyahu or his aides.

But when asked if the matter was raised with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta or other U.S. officials, Carney told reporters he had no information on that. "I would refer you to other officials," he said.

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that military capabilities came up in discussions between Netanyahu and Panetta but did not elaborate. No deals were struck during those talks, the official added.

We are all prisoners of our own device.

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Post time 2012-3-10 08:43:54 |Display all floors
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Post time 2012-3-10 19:17:01 |Display all floors
This post was edited by laowaipengyou at 2012-3-10 13:17


Danse, I don't have any information either ...

... but my mouse, who is well connected with the top brass at the Pentagon, ..... told me to cancel all travel plans to Terhan ... until further notice ...

If we all think alike .... then, nobody is thinking

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