Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It just gets sadder and sadder...

This actually appeared as a small para side-page in Granny Herald on Saturday. This is the first mention I have found on the net...
U.S. to Sell Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

( The U.S. government has agreed to sell 1,000 satellite-guided "mini-bunker-buster" bombs to Israel. Meanwhile, a U.S. Defense Department official on Friday hinted at informal nuclear defense arrangements with Israel.

Boeing's Guided Bomb Unit (GBU)-39 bomb, weighing in at just 113 kilograms (250 pounds), was developed for penetrating fortified targets located underground. The U.S. decision to sell the munitions to Israel was somewhat of a retreat from a refusal last week to supply the IDF with the more powerful two-ton GBU-29 bunker-busters, despite earlier commitments to do so. In 2005, the Bush administration authorized the sale of 100 GBU-29s to Israel in a proposed deal worth around $30 million. The currently approved deal will be worth a total of $77 million.

Hey, now let's just measure these two deals up.

Deal 1 - 100 2000lb bombs for $30M = $150 per lb
Deal 2 - 1000 250lb bombs for $77M = $308 per lb

Hey, Israel!!!! You is getting done! Like a dinner!!

And let us not forget the reason for the sale either...

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