Yep, you really don't understand. Have someone read and explain the article to you.....slowly.
The aircraft is not going to be used for carpet bombing missions. It is a stand-off weapons...
"Israel is slated to get two F-35As, and Japan its first four F-35As".
Try reading the article.
"... that will only save 10 pilots and 14 airframes?!?!?".
Worth the price if it "only" saves one pilot.
The rest of the rant is, in MandS' own words, the "wildest bit of flimflam"...
No-one confessed anything, as satellites did not track the aircraft. Try reading the article.
Again, "comments" longer than the actual article. Give it a rest MandS, no-one reads them.