Sunday, May 31, 2009

Administration Blocks Helicopters For Israel Due To Civilian Casualties In Gaza

AH64-D Apache Longbow during flight testing at Boeing testing ground.

From World Tribune:

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has blocked Israel's request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters.

Government sources said the administration has held up Israel's request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

"During the recent war, Israel made considerable use of the Longbow, and there were high civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip," a source close to the administration said.

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My Comment: I guess last weeks meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was not as great as advertised.

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