11 August 2006

Savage Welfare: Uncle Sam Ships More Cluster Bombs to Apartheid Israel

In order to continue to massacre children indiscriminately as part of their blitzkrieg of Lebanon, the pro-war New York Times reports on Friday that for the third time in the last month, Apartheid Israel had to beg its Uncle Sam for more weapons of death and slaughter.

This time, Apartheid Israel asked that Uncle Sam's welfare checks pay for cluster bombs.

The request comes amidst growing concern in Apartheid Israel that it cannot defeat the Lebanese Resistance militarily. Such a conclusion, taken in tandem with this request, seems to underscore yet again the deep interconnectedness between the Zionist ethnic cleansing campaign in Lebanon and arms giveaways by Uncle Sam that make it possible. If Lebanon cannot be conquered, at least its population will suffer:
Israel has asked the Bush administration to speed delivery of short-range antipersonnel rockets armed with cluster munitions...

The request for M-26 artillery rockets, which are fired in barrages and carry hundreds of grenade-like bomblets that scatter and explode over a broad area, is likely to be approved shortly, along with other arms, a senior official said...

Israel is asking for the rockets now because it has been unable to suppress Hezbollah’s Katyusha rocket attacks in the month-old conflict by using bombs dropped from aircraft and other types of artillery, the officials said. The Katyusha rockets have killed dozens of civilians in Israel.
After "Israel was found to have violated a 1976 agreement with the United States in which it had agreed only to use cluster munitions against Arab armies and against clearly defined military targets," Uncle Sam for a short time refused to give away cluster bombs. But, considering Sam's interest in slaughtering Arabs coincides with the Zionists', such prohibitions have long since ended.
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