The above photo was captioned “A bomb blasts above northern Gaza Strip on Jan. 9, 2009.” What is this “bomb”? It seems to be sending out hundreds of tentacles or bomblets. Is it one of these?
In 2006, Israel dropped thousands of tons of bombs on Lebanon. The bombs were courtesy of the United States. Among the bombs employed were cluster bombs, which when used release hundreds of bomblets which, when detonated, shoot out hundreds of fragments capable of penetrating 4-inch steel. It is estimated that 1 million bomblets did not detonate at the time and have killed or wounded more than 300 Lebanese since 2006. – lohud
Here is an interesting story about the U.S., Bush, Israel and Iran. Bush actually stopped an attack?
U.S. President George W. Bush rejected last year an Israeli request to provide sophisticated, deep-penetration bombs to attack Iran’s underground nuclear enrichment facilities, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
The Bush administration also rebuffed Israel’s plan to fly through U.S. controlled Iraqi airspace to reach the Iranian territory, unidentified Pentagon officials were quoted as saying.
The Israelis had not proposed a specific date for an attack, and it was not clear how far along the planning was when the requests were made, the officials said.
Apart from the report by the Washington Post, the New York Times Website reported on Saturday that President Bush, in an attempt to soften his refusal, told the Israeli government led by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that he had authorized a new covert action program to sabotage Iran’s uranium enrichment program.
The reports by the two leading U.S. newspapers have not been confirmed by the White House or the State Department.
Both the United States and Israel regard Iran as a major threat in the Middle East, accusing the Islamic Republic of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of civil nuclear program.
Iran denied the charges, insisting that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.