Friday, July 17, 2015
Former Obama adviser Dennis Ross: Send B-52 bombers to Israel.
Former Obama adviser Dennis Ross: Send B-52 bombers to Israel. (Haaretz).
A former top adviser to United States President Barack Obama has called on Washington to provide Israel with B-52 bombers, following the nuclear agreement reached last week between Iran and six world powers, according to the Defense News website.
"To have a credible military option, it's not enough to say all options are on the table. We have to be much more blunt," said Dennis Ross, a former senior diplomat and adviser to several presidents, in an interview on Thursday.
The B-52 Stratofortress bomber is outfitted to deliver 30,000-pound (15 ton) GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators, also known as bunker-busters. Professional opinion holds that such weapons would be needed to destroy Iran's heavily-fortified, underground nuclear facilities.
Delivery of the bombers to Israel would bolster its deterrence and the credibility of its so-called military option, should Iran opt out of its commitments in the agreement reached last week, Ross said.
"Deterrence becomes a very important question as we move toward implementation," Ross said.
Ross' remarks were the first public endorsement of an idea that has been bandied about for years. Language proposing delivery of aerial refueling tankers and bunker-buster munitions to Israel was included in the U.S.-Israel enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012.
Hmmm.....Would be only a worthless gesture, the Iranians know Hussein Obama would never order a 'GO'. 'Someone' is really trying all means to trick Israel in Supporting this 'deal from Hell'. Read the full story here.