• davel [he/him]
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    633 months ago

    If congressional review is optional then it never had teeth in the first place.

  • blazera
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    363 months ago

    Biden giving weapons to israel:^

    Biden giving weapons to Ukraine: uwu the republicans wont let me

    • sadreality
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      83 months ago

      Does Israel even need these shells or this just performative? It does not look like anything is practically hindering their Gaza operations besides dense urban environment and hostile population.

      Ukraine is stuck with a stalemate due lack of artillery shells, not much will move until that changes.

  • SovietyWoomy [any]
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    143 months ago

    Good thing we got rid of the president who doesn’t respect democracy by voting blue no matter who

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    63 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The Biden administration has used an emergency authority to allow the sale of about 14,000 tank shells to Israel without congressional review, the Pentagon said on Saturday.

    The State Department on Friday used an Arms Export Control Act emergency declaration for the tank rounds worth $106.5 million for immediate delivery to Israel, the Pentagon said in a statement.

    The larger package is worth more than $500 million and includes 45,000 shells for Israel’s Merkava tanks, regularly deployed in its offensive in Gaza, which has killed thousands of civilians.

    Rights advocates expressed concern over the sale, saying it doesn’t align with Washington’s effort to press Israel to minimize civilian casualties.

    A State Department official said on Saturday that Washington continues to be clear with the Israeli government that it must comply with international humanitarian law and take every feasible step to avoid harm to civilians.

    The sale will be from U.S. Army inventory and consist of 120mm M830A1 High Explosive Anti-Tank Multi-Purpose with Tracer (MPAT) tank cartridges and related equipment.


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