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God strikes the "peace and security".
Thessalonians 5:1 "Now as to the
times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need of my writing to you.
proposed sale of the JP-8 aviation fuel will enable Israel to maintain
the operational capability of its aircraft inventory," the Pentagon's
Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in notice required by law.
The move was announced after Israeli aircraft rocketed runways at Beirut's international airport and blasted the main Beirut-Damascus highway, tightening an air, sea and land blockade of Lebanon.
Israel is seeking to force the release of two Israeli soldiers and halt cross-border rocket strikes by Hizbollah fighters backed by Syria and Iran.
"The jet fuel will be consumed while (Israel's) aircraft (are) in use to keep peace and security in the region," the notice to Congress said.
It said the sale - which Congress may block if both houses were to enact resolutions rejecting it within 30 days - would not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The total value of the deal could be as high as $US210 million ($A280 million) if all options are exercised, the Pentagon said. Reuters
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