2012/08/04 - 10:10
A Surprising List of Weapons Used in the 33-Day War
Navideshahed: This report says that the number of American weapons that were used by Israel against two thousand fighters in the war against Lebanon in July is something more than what was used against the seven hundred thousand people in the war in October 1973 against the Syrian and Egyptian armies.
According to Fars News Agency Epic and Resistance Team, “The Price We Pay" is the title of a report that has been released by the Americans Concerned for Middle East Peace.
This report is about the number and types of American weapons, including four million and eight hundred thousand cluster bombs that the Israeli army used in the recent aggression against Lebanon.
Professor Franklin Lamb has presented this report in Al-Akhbar Newspaper.
This report is the result of field research in some areas of Lebanon that were targeted by the Israeli aggressions. Also they searched and investigated in the centers that got involved in the region and the findings were used in the report as well.
A group from the population under supervision of Professor Lamb has provided this report. The introduction defines the population reported that after "Black Thursday" and the beginning of the Israeli assault on Lebanon was established in 1982.
This report says that the number of American weapons that were used by Israel against two thousand fighters in the war against Lebanon in July is something that was used against more than seven hundred thousand people in the war in October 1973 against the armies of Syria and Egypt. Also the U.S. cluster weapons that the Israeli army used in Lebanon's July war, including the cluster weapons has been more than doubled times of the cluster bombs that were used in the second war in the Gulf in 1991, the Balkan wars in 1999 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002.
In this report that the accuracy of the figures is one of its main features, at the beginning it has been mentioned that the U.S. congress from 1973 has agreed to supply 83 % of the Israel’s military arsenals and some of the munitions are presented to this regime as gifts and some of them are still passing the test phase.
While Lebanon was waiting for the help from America with an amount of $ 230 million, the representatives of Israel in the United States of America and some of the American authorities based on providing additional assistance to the Israeli Army received the help by the amount of eight billion dollars that for the purpose of compensation for property that was forced to use in the recent war against Lebanon.
Israeli requested 160.000 American artillery shells, 13 thousands of bombs, and millions of cluster bombs from the United States of America and it was the first part of Israel's strategy for rebuilding its arsenal (Strategid re-up List) respectively.
This report argues that the Israel lobby in the United States of America helps 2.5 million dollars to pro-Israel representatives in the U.S. congress and the members of the Israeli lobby have presented much financial helps as reward for special services to the United States of America.
In the past five years, the amount of the U.S. assistance to Israel has been twenty billion dollars that they were paid within cash or as gifts of weapons. In addition, the price of ten billion dollars has been additional weapons or gratuitous loans for this country. The military analysts believe that America's aid was the main pillar of the Israeli military actions against Lebanese civilians. The report also states that Israel since 1978 has entered a war against Lebanon for seven times until now.
The numbers and figures that have been presented in this report are surprising. In the July war, Israel used 110 types of American weapons and it dropped about 8.4 million cluster bombs on about 100 Lebanese villages. The Israeli Army in the aggression of of 2006 against Lebanon used the F-15 combat aircraft F. F - 16 and C-130 and Apache helicopters, AH-1Cobra and AH-64 Black Hawk and some bombs that weighted 500, 1000 and 2000 pounds and also it deployed various types of cluster munitions and white phosphorus bullets and shells by the artillery.
In the report has been mentioned that the Israeli army has used enriched uranium. The report also gives the possibility that the Israeli Army has deployed weapons and bombs that consisted of compressed explosive materials. On the other hand, it stressed that the Israeli Army uses this type of weapon which has provided in this year from the United States of America and it uses them against citizens in Gaza Strip. The other types of bombs that Israeli aircrafts threw on Lebanese villages include CBU-58 which no longer exists in the United States from 1991. The analysts believe the Israeli army wanted to get rid of these weapons and to fill its arsenals with the new weapons.
The report also stated that the United States of America grants so much financial aid to the Israeli soldiers as rewards due to the services that they presented in the war of Iraq and Afghanistan.