#39 Colin Wright - Israel banned from buying US cluster munitions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Pablo B
    • 24.08.07 | 01:08 (IDT)

    Colin said "the US rushed Israel more cluster bombs when she began to run low." Yes, we had an agreement with Israel that they would use these against regular forces only, and not in civilian areas. Israel violated this and now Israel has been banned from buying US cluster munitions. This is just another example of how the US punishes Israel for Israeli acts that can be considered to reflect badly upon the US. (Even while at the same time the US is doing the exact same thing in another country.) Like I said, the US/EU hold Israel to a higher standard because you are on the side of "the good guys", and you aren't allowed to make us look bad. Israel must expect US/EU pressure for Israel to stop their attack on Syria to intensify greatly as the destruction of Syria becomes more one-sided. The more successful Israel is at leveling Syria, the heavier the presure will become, and the worse the cease-fire conditions the UNSC will offer Israel. Israel can lose by winning.

    from the article: Leaving the home front out of range
    First published 00:00 23.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.08.07
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