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KS Toronado

(18,157 posts)
Wed May 8, 2024, 01:26 PM May 8

Kan. Senator wants answers after U.S. paused bomb shipment to Israel

Posted May 08, 2024 8:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. paused a shipment of bombs to Israel last week over concerns that Israel was
approaching a decision on launching a full-scale assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah against the wishes
of the U.S., a senior administration official said Tuesday. On social media, Kansas U.S. Senator Roger Marshall
wrote, " catering to his pro-terrorist, pro-Hamas faction of his party,
Joe Biden is blocking aid to Israel. We are
demanding answers.

The shipment was supposed to consist of 1,800 2,000-pound bombs and 1,700 500-pound bombs, according to
the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter, with the focus of U.S.
concern being the larger explosives and how they could be used in a dense urban setting. More than 1 million
civilians are sheltering in Rafah after evacuating other parts of Gaza amid Israel's war on Hamas, which came
after the militant group's deadly attack on Israel on Oct. 7.

President Joe Biden's administration in April began reviewing future transfers of military assistance to Israel as
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government appeared to move closer toward an invasion of Rafah, despite
months of opposition from the White House. The official said the decision to pause the shipment was made last
week and no final decision had been made yet on whether to proceed with the shipment at a later date.

The State Department is separately considering whether to approve the continued transfer of Joint Direct Attack
Munition kits, which place precision guidance systems onto bombs, to Israel, but the review didn't pertain to
imminent shipments.


You can read Marshall's letter to President Biden at the link, no paywall, I know of NO pro-Hamas people.

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Kan. Senator wants answers after U.S. paused bomb shipment to Israel (Original Post) KS Toronado May 8 OP
Fuck you, Marshall. lastlib May 8 #1
Come on atreides1 May 8 #2
Actually I suspect Marshall doesn't give a frigg one way or the other. Biophilic May 8 #3
Always thought he was the MTG of the Senate "Hey look at me!" KS Toronado May 8 #5
Just another pro-life advocate Postal Grunt May 8 #4


(16,189 posts)
2. Come on
Wed May 8, 2024, 01:49 PM
May 8

Marshall, like many other Americans just wants to provide the Israelis with everything they need to root out Hamas...and he's willing to accept as many Palestinian civilian casualties as is needed to make that happen, as are many Americans!


(4,043 posts)
3. Actually I suspect Marshall doesn't give a frigg one way or the other.
Wed May 8, 2024, 02:00 PM
May 8

If he did it would require some thinking and some empathy. Marshall just sees a political opportunity for himself.

Postal Grunt

(224 posts)
4. Just another pro-life advocate
Wed May 8, 2024, 02:30 PM
May 8

For someone who is a licensed OB-GYN, he's not the brightest candle in the box. If he had half a brain, he'd realize that those bombs aren't going to work out well if used in Rafah. They'll only create more anti-American Palestinians.

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