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IMPEACHABLE? Biden Halts Arms Shipments to Israel

According to reports, the Biden administration has hit pause on multiple arms shipments to Israel.

Talk about timing. This decision lands right in the middle of Biden’s attempt to gather voters from Hamas-supporting Democrats.

You know, the ones that love protesting at colleges and causing turmoil in the streets.

And what are these shipments?

Boeing-made precision missiles.

Looks like Biden just did exactly what they accused Trump of doing.

RedState reports:

Joe Biden has committed his umpteenth impeachable offense. According to reports, the Biden administration has halted multiple arms shipments to Israel. That decision comes amid a domestic political crisis for the president in which he is desperately seeking to appease Hamas-supporting Democrats who have taken to the streets.

The shipments are Boeing-made precision bombs and follow a ruse by Hamas to claim they had accepted a “ceasefire” just as Israel began its assault on Rafah.

In other words, Biden just committed an impeachable offense. Congress appropriated that aid to Israel. He doesn’t get to delay it in an attempt to smooth over his political misfortunes at home. How do I know that? Because that’s the standard Democrats set with their first impeachment of Donald Trump.

The former president was impeached and given a trial in the Senate in early 2020 based on the idea that he had held up an aid package to Ukraine in an attempt to benefit politically (in this case, investigating Biden family corruption in the country). There is no tangible difference between that and what Biden is doing with this aid to Israel. Congress appropriated the money, and it is being held up by the president to benefit him politically.

Politico adds:

The Biden administration is holding up shipments of two types of Boeing-made precision bombs to send a political message to Israel, according to a U.S. official and six other people with knowledge of the deliberations.

The U.S. has yet to sign off on a pending sale of Boeing’s Joint Direct Attack Munitions — both the munitions and kits that convert them to smart weapons — and Small Diameter Bombs, according to six industry and congressional sources with knowledge of the discussions.

While the Biden administration has not formally denied the potential sale, it is essentially taking action through inaction — holding off on approvals and other aspects of the weapons transfer process — to send a message to Israel, a U.S. administration official familiar with the process told POLITICO. The official, along with others, was granted anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

This appears to be the first time the U.S. administration has delayed a potential weapons sale for Israel since Hamas attacked the country on Oct. 7. President Joe Biden has been under pressure from some in his party to set conditions on aid to Israel after the Israeli bombing campaign in Gaza began to exact a heavy toll on civilians, and after Israel hit humanitarian convoys delivering aid to the enclave.

The munitions were ready to be shipped to Israel when word of the hold came down, said one senior congressional aide and two other people familiar with the incident. A third person, an industry official, said the administration told Boeing to halt the shipment since the approval was held up for “political reasons,” and not because of supply chain strain.

Another congressional aide said the case — categorized as a direct commercial sale between Israel and the contractor that requires sign-off from the administration — is being “held up.”

Axios first reported that unidentified weapons were being held up, and the Wall Street Journal first reported that it involved JDAMs. The reason for the delay, and the fact that Small Diameter Bombs are also being withheld, has not been previously reported.

Spokespeople for the State Department and the Pentagon declined to comment for this article. However, on Monday Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder told reporters he was not aware of any changes in U.S. policy regarding conditioning aid to Israel.

The news comes after a dizzying 48 hours of developments in the Israel-Hamas conflict. In response to a rocket attack by Hamas over the weekend that killed Israeli soldiers, Israel on Monday ordered 100,000 civilians in Rafah to evacuate a section of the city and move toward a safe zone on the coast. In the hours following, Hamas made a surprise announcement that it had agreed to a ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt and Qatar, one that was different from a previous version already approved by the Israelis.


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