Will Howard, a commentator at Australia’s Webdiary blog, has exposed himself yet again as a liar and deceiver. On Webdiary he claims: “…like in 1948 and 1967, when Israel had no US backing?”
In 1962 the US agreed to supply Israel with the Raytheon designed and built HAWK anti-aircraft missile system. During the 1967 war Israel operated US Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fighter/attack aircraft. Both the missiles and the aircraft were all but given to the Israelis by various US administrations. A year after the 1967 war the US supplied the Israelis with the highly sophisticated state of the art McDonnell Phantom aircraft which was used to great effect in consolidating Israeli gains and against Syria and Egypt in October 1973.
Will Howard has consistently and unashamedly demonstrated his ability to lie and deceive in his comments at Webdiary and elsewhere.
‘ HAWK’, Israeli-Weapons. com. Available online: http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/missile_systems/surface_missiles/hawk/Hawk.htm Accessed 12 June 2006.
 ‘A4D (A4) Skyhawk Foreign Sales’, Globalsecurity.org. Available online: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/a-4-fms.htm Accessed 12 June 2006.
 Avnar Cohen and William Burr, ‘Israel Crosses the Threshold’, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, May-June 2006, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 22-30. Available online: http://www.thebulletin.org/article.php?art_ofn=mj06cohen Accessed 12 June 2006.
 David Lednicer, ‘Tally of All Known Israeli Air Combat Victories’, Israeli Air force Web Ring, 27 July 2001. Available online: http://home.sprynet.com/~anneled/IAFtotal.html Accessed 12 June 2006.