By Ted Belman
When I too quickly sent out my article Enemies Now, Shoshana Bryen of JINSA wrote to me to strongly suggest that I retract it. Later she gave me all the reasons why.
I asked her whether there is an arms embargo and she sent me this email
I did a three part JINSA Report on the misunderstanding of QME that exists – you can find if on our website www.jinsa.org. At the time (Jan) there had been no deals concluded by the Obama administration with Israel and even deals signed under Bush were undelivered. But the C-130J is now being delivered. Let’s see what happens.
(Its not exactly an embargo if you delay paperwork, etc. and just don’t deliver the goods. The Apache helicopter was denied by Obama after the Gaza war. Now they say it isn’t denied it just isn’t agreed to – meanwhile, no Apache.)
Fortunately, Rep. Mark Kirk understood that the X-Band radar had to have spades turned before Bush left office. They arrived in Israel before Obama’s inauguration.
If the Obama Administration continues the arms sales practices of its predecessor, how does Israel compete?
QME, Part II: U.S. Arms Sales to the Arabs, and Help (?) for IsraelJINSA Report # 957
Increased U.S. arms sales to Arab states come at the same time Obama Administration policy shifted from support for Israel’s right of self-defense to support for a new “peace process.”
Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge, Part III: The Palestinians
JINSA Report # 958
Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge must exist at the level closest to the country’s citizens as well as being balanced with countries far away.