Friday, June 25, 2004

Israeli bullets that the Army bought to plug a shortfall should be used only for training and not to fight Muslim guerrillas in Iraq and Afghanistan, lawmakers said yesterday.

"By no means, under any circumstances, should a round from Israel be utilized" since the Army has stockpiled ammunition, said Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, the top Democrat on a House Armed Services subcommittee.

In December, the Army contracted with Israel Military Industries for $70 million in small-caliber ammunition because the Israeli firm was one of only two worldwide that could meet U.S. specifications and delivery needs, the military said.

The other was Winchester Ammunition of East Alton, Ill.

Rep. Curt Weldon, a Pennsylvania Republican who chairs the subcommittee, said Abercrombie was making a valid point about the propaganda pitfalls of using Israeli rounds in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This story is so absurd, and wrong on so many levels I don't know where to begin.

Do lawmakers believe that honoring the Arab pathology about all things Jewish is a worthy discussion?

Are our lawmakers so completely clueless about the big picture gravity and scope of this war that this subject is all they can get their pea-sized brains around?

Is this the post-Abu Ghraib level of congressional micromanagement we can expect from here on out as the military tries very hard to perform the mission handed it by the nation? (Here is a clue...war is making sausage. If you have a weak stomach it's strongly recommended you don't watch too closely...)

Are the lead projectiles from bullets made in Israel stamped with the Star of David so they can be identified in autopsy by Muslim medical examiners? Perhaps they glow with seven tiny lights when inspected under an infrared scope.

Did the lawmakers not realize this discussion itself would serve to highlight the fact that the US purchased ammunition from Israel? Did they not realize that the largest loudest reporting of their discussion would be by al Jazeera?

Was I asleep the day the spacecraft came and replaced sentient lifeforms on this planet with total idiots?


Sparky said...

I think Allah said it best: are we worried about turning our enemies into enemies?

These bullets are for killing people. Why are we worried about offending people we want to kill?

Besides the fact that Congress seems just pleased as punch to justify anti-Semitism. Cowards.

Anonymous said...

The spacecraft is based in Hawaii. This Abercrombie creature "represents" me. I used to write letters of protest to him in the past, but all I get is junk mail. There is no hope here. The total idiots have taken over Hawaii. The other 49 states are next.

I ventilate about this nonsense here:

Marc Miyake

Anonymous said...

So let me guess, do the bullets from Israel have the "Star of David" on them? Do you think the terrorists really care or that they compare the bullets for differences? Why is an "American" bullet be politically correct? I know, let's have all the bullets made in China. That should settle it!

Williams Family