Last week Barack Obama refused to have his picture taken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. There were reports that he refused to dine with Netanyahu, too. But, his angst against Israel does not stop there…
His far left Administration has refused all military requests by Israel since entering office in January 2009.
C130J Super Hercules from Lockheed Martin
The World Tribune reported:
Officials said the U.S. Defense Department and Israeli Defense Ministry concluded an agreement that would enable the sale of at least three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Israel.
They said the agreement was signed in Washington on March 24 but has not been announced.
“There is a signed agreement,” an official said. “The announcement requires a political decision.”
Under the accord, Israel would be able to purchase three C-130Js from manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The agreement called for an option of another six air transports for a total value of $1.9 billion. The Israeli request for the Super Hercules had been approved by the administration of then-President George W. Bush in 2007.
The administration of President Barack Obama has refused to approve any of Israel’s military requests since it entered office in January 2009. The Pentagon did not announce any weapons contracts to Israel over the last 14 months.
Israel was expected to receive its first C-130J in 2013, officials said. They said the next step would be to sign a contract with Lockheed Martin, which has been processing requests from such Middle East countries as Iraq, Oman and Tunisia.
Hat Tip K. Solomon