US F-35s bombing Gaza

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      eridani
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      https://www.struggle-la-lucha.org/2021/05/20/u-s-f-35s-bombing-gaza/

      These capabilities are certainly not necessary to attack Gaza. Why then are the most advanced fifth-generation fighters used against Palestinians? Because it serves to test F-35s fighters and their pilots in real war action using Gaza homes as targets on a firing range. It does not matter if in the target houses there are entire families.

      The F-35s, added to the hundreds of fighter-bombers already supplied by the U.S. to Israel. are designed for nuclear attack particularly with the new B61-12 bomb. The United States will shortly deploy these nuclear bombs in Italy and other European countries, and will also provide them to Israel, the only nuclear power in the Middle East with an arsenal estimated at 100-400 nuclear weapons. If Israel doubles the range of F-35 fighters and is about to receive eight Boeing Pegasus tankers from the U.S. for refueling the F-35s in flight, it is because it is preparing to launch an attack, even nuclear, against Iran.

      The Israeli nuclear forces are integrated into the NATO electronic system within the “Individual cooperation program” framework with Israel. Although not a member of the Alliance, Israel is integrated with a permanent mission in the NATO headquarters in Brussels. In the same framework, Germany supplied Israel with six Dolphin submarines. modified for launching nuclear missiles (as Der Spiegel documented in 2012).

      Italy’s military cooperation with Israel has become a law of the Republic (Law No. 94 of May 17, 2005). This law establishes comprehensive cooperation, both between armed forces and military industries, including activities that remain secret because they are subject to the “Security Agreement” between the two parties. Israel has supplied Italy with the Opsat-3000 satellite, which transmits very high-resolution images for military operations in distant war theaters. The satellite is connected to three centers in Italy and, at the same time, to a fourth center in Israel, as a proof of the increasingly close strategic collaboration between the two countries.

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      soryang
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      The recommended use of the Italian M-346 FA reflects the F-35 conundrum. The F-35 is simply too expensive to use, and too expensive to lose. Therefore, in low threat environments, namely, where there is no effective air defense system, you can use the F-35, because there is no risk of loss as there may be in high threat environments with modern air defense networks. Therefore, there is a desire to use the F-35 where it isn’t necessary to do so. Yet, it’s still too expensive to use. But the IDF wants to take advantage of of the low threat environment to enhance “pilot training.”

      I read Voltaire network from time to time, but I have to say, I doubt B-61-12’s are being transferred to Israel. I wonder what the source is for this provocative claim. It would be insanely irresponsible to “transfer” such low threshold nuclear weapons to a belligerent state like Israel. I don’t think anyone in an official defense capacity will respond to such a claim. Unfortunately, it is unlikely anyone in Congress would publicly address such a claim either due to the nature of the subject matter.

      As a practical matter, Israeli tanker support or not, long range bombing missions against Iran would require US cooperation, because the airspace in Iraq and the Persian Gulf is controlled by the US for all practical purposes. Unfortunately, something like this is not out of the question.

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