Meanwhile, the self-proclaimed ‘most pro-Israel administration evah’ has been silent.
Now a report is finally emerging that a U.S. asset is deploying to Israel to help fight the fires. But it’s not assistance being provided by the U.S. government. The Israeli government has arranged with the company Global SuperTanker to send its unique Boeing 747 supertanker firefighting aircraft to Israel for support. The plane will arrive on Friday.
Public communications about the supertanker’s deployment have been somewhat stilted – in contrast to the simple, heartfelt thanks expressed by the Israeli government to the foreign governments that have stepped up to provide assistance.
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, put it this way, regarding the deployment from Global SuperTanker: “It needs to be understood that the firefighting planes currently being used are not able to operate overnight. There is only one plane that has this ability, and that is the Supertanker. I instructed that it be brought here. It will take 24 hours to come from the US. We only use it in extreme situations. We don’t use it for everything but I prefer that we have too much rather than too little,” said Netanyahu.
BASICALLY, THIS CAREFUL WORDING MEANS ISRAEL HIRED THE PLANE. THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ISN’T PROVIDING IT.