10/30/15, "US finally approves crucial ‘smart bomb’ sale to Turkey," Hurriyet via Turkish Weekly
"The U.S. has decided to sell Turkey $70 million
worth of “smart bombs,” a key item in a set of crucial weapon systems
that Washington had been refusing to send to Ankara....
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA),
part of the U.S. Department of Defense, told Congress late on Oct. 28
that Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) systems would be sold to
Turkey, granting lawmakers 15 days for any block."...
[Ed. note: It's unlikely "lawmakers" will block this. From Reuters version: "Lawmakers have 15 days to block the sale, although such action is rare." There's no reason for congress to exist. Both political parties want the Executive branch to dominate. Media reports of "gridlock" are to fool the peasants into thinking either "side" cares about them.]
(continuing): "The Turkish military attaches great importance to the systems,
especially amid the upsurge of clashes between the security forces and
outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants. Turkey is also a part
of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant (ISIL) and its İncirlik base is used for strikes against the
According to a statement by the DSCA, the package to be sold to Turkey
includes Mk84, BLU-109 and Mk82 bombs, 900 smart bomb kits, 100 laser
kits, 200 warheads and 1,000 capsules.
MK-84, which is ammunition for F-16 jets that constitutes the backbone
of the Turkish Air Force fleet, is used in targeting large buildings,
factories, bridges, hangars and underground shelters. Mk82 is used
against tanks, small buildings and other ground targets. BLU-109 is
classified as a “bunker buster.”"...
10/29/15, "US approves the sale of precision bomb kits valued at $70 million to Turkey," Reuters, Andrea Shalal
Comment: The United States is the greatest force for evil in the world today.