U.S. Told Israel to 'Use Smaller Bombs' to Avoid Civilian Casualties in Gaza, Then Sent 2,000-Pound Bunker Busters

Chris Menahan
Dec. 04, 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israel last month to use "smaller bombs" to limit civilian casualties in Gaza only to turn around a few weeks later and send the Israel Defense Forces over 100 2,000-pound bunker busters.

From the New York Times on Nov 4:

From The Wall Street Journal, Dec 1, "U.S. Sends Israel 2,000-Pound Bunker Buster Bombs for Gaza War":
The U.S. has provided Israel with large bunker buster bombs, among tens of thousands of other weapons and artillery shells, to help dislodge Hamas from Gaza, U.S. officials said.

The surge of arms, including roughly 15,000 bombs and 57,000 artillery shells, began shortly after the Oct. 7 attack and has continued in recent days, the officials said. The U.S. hasn't previously disclosed the total number of weapons it sent to Israel nor the transfer of 100 BLU-109, 2,000-pound bunker buster bombs.
The airlift of hundreds of millions of dollars in munitions, primarily on C-17 military cargo planes flying from the U.S. to Tel Aviv, shows the diplomatic challenge facing the Biden administration. The U.S. is urging its top ally in the region to consider preventing large-scale civilian casualties while supplying many of the munitions deployed.

"I made clear that after a pause, it was imperative that Israel put in place clear protections for civilians, and for sustaining humanitarian assistance going forward," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Dubai on Friday.
Blinken in went to Israel on Oct 12, told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "I come before you ... as a Jew" and then brought up to Holocaust to push for war.

Blinken also said the attack on Israel, which killed some 1,200 Israelis, was "the equivalent of ten 9/11s" (where 3,000 Americans were killed).

He's now trying to feign impartiality and act like a critic of Israel's war tactics while he ships 2,000-pound bunker busters and thousands of bombs to massacre civilians in a religious war to "destroy Amalek."

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