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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Letter to President Obama Concerning the American Stockpile of Weapons in Israel


President Barack Obama, 

I read today that the United States of American maintains a stockpile of munitions and armaments in the nation of Israel – the War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel (WRSA-I).   

And while Israel has not yet requested permission to access this stockpile in the course of their recent hostile actions against Hamas in Gaza, they have in the past – in 2006, for example, in their conflict with Hezbollah – there may come a time when the leaders of Israel do ask for permission to use these weapons.

I am asking you, Mr. President, to refuse. You should not allow the United States of America to become more complicit than we already are in the aggressions perpetrated by the nation of Israel.  Human rights organizations have been critical of Israeli attacks in Gaza for their disproportional violence, and for the number of civilians being killed.  

The United States is already embroiled in this conflict.  Please do not further exacerbate our role by supplying even more weapons for Israel to use against the Palestinians.

Please, Mr. President, do not make the United States a party to more deaths.

Jeff Carter
Newton, Iowa

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