one of the most startling developments in the
middle east to date, the London Guardian revealed
that the United States has provided Israel with
nuclear missiles that can be launched from their
should eliminate any possible doubt that the US
and Israel are complete allies, and any claims
that the US is looking for impartial and fair
solutions in the middle east are nothing but complete
already has nukes, even though they officially
deny it. Two hundred nuclear weapons, according
to reliable estimates.
that, why is the US so concerned about Iran developing
nukes, and for that matter, why did they take
the posture that Iraq needed to be invaded because
they MIGHT develop nukes?
to the Guardian news story, an American government
source explained, "We tolerate nuclear weapons
in Israel for the same reason we tolerate them
in Britain and France. We don't regard Israel
as a threat."
isn't a direct threat to the US. But it certainly
is to its neighbors, as witness the program of
genocide being conducted against the Palestinians
in the name of "rooting out terrorists" (the terrorists
are doing fine, but thousands of innocent Palestinians
are being subjugated, humiliated, starved, and
harassed). Israel attacked a terrorist camp in
Syria last week, claiming it was in response to
a suicide bombing at a popular restaurant a couple
of days earlier.
US and the UN are both working to prevent Iran
from developing a nuclear capability. All they
have to do in response is point to Ariel Sharon
and cite self-defense, and the US is going to
have all kinds of fun trying to justify their
least one Islamic nation in the region has both
nuclear weapons and the capacity to deliver them,
and that is Pakistan. Presently, that means that
they are a direct threat to nuclear rival India,
since Pakistani military despot Musharraf wants
to distract his country from having an Islamic
revolution, and India, a nation Pakistan has fought
four times in the past 60 years, makes a great
outside threat and thus is of major propaganda
Musharraf's hold on Pakistan remains tenuous,
and should an Islamic revolution or coup occur,
Pakistan might decide that Israel, as a nuclear
threat, would be easier to eliminate compared
to the vast India. Ten nukes on Indian cities
might kill hundreds of millions, but leave the
country as a whole able to attack and smash Pakistan.
Ten nukes on Israel would finish the place off,
due to its relatively small acreage.
Israel's nuclear capabilities like that is just
part of the disturbing trend the Putsch regime
has taken in regards to nuclear proliferation.
Up until now, it had played the role of threatening
to attack countries that DON'T have nuclear weapons
while scurrying from countries that DO (Iraq as
opposed to North Korea), a stance that convinced
the rest of the world that they better nuke up,
especially nations seen as potential targets,
which would be all Islamic nations, Cuba and North
Korea, and areas where American corporations have
strong financial interests, which would mean most
of central and south America, and southeast Asian
and Pacific Rim nations.
it is actively working to increase the nuclear
strike capability of the nation most hated and
feared throughout the entire middle east, a nation
that is already facing accusations of genocide.
The days when Israel stood as a bastion of freedom
and democracy and decency are in the past.
it isn't probable that Israel is going to suddenly
launch nukes any time in the immediate future,
it eliminates any possibility that the US can
continue to pretend to a role of mediator in the
middle east not unless it decides to share nuclear
capability with the Palestinians, the Syrians,
the Lebanese, or the Libyans, and that doesn't
seem real likely. While any middle eastern belief
in the impartiality of America in their affairs,
if it hadn't already vanished with the coup by
the GOP in 2000, certainly vanished in the wake
of 9/11 and the ascendancy of the "New American
Century" cabal, with their designs to use Israel
to impose economic and military imperialism on
the entire middle east.
the magazine der Spiegel and Reuters are reporting
that Israel is in the final planning stages toward
an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities in the
fairly immediate future. http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/348730.html.
Israel got away with a similar attack against
Iraq some 20 years ago, when nukes were much harder
course, this sort of news will just increase the
efforts of nations in the middle east to acquire
nukes. They don't need a sophisticated delivery
system. Israel is 7,800 square miles, and 91%
of her six million people live in the major cities.
A dozen nukes of Nagasaki strength would finish
the place off.
the increasing nuclear proliferation, particularly
among nations with an adversarial stance to either
us, or their immediate neighbors, or both, I got
curious and surfed the website of the Bulletin
of the Atomic Scientists, home to the famous "doomsday
clock". They don't change the clock frequently
(17 times in 53 years) and the most recent was
in February of 2002, when they moved the hands
forward to seven minutes to midnight. Over the
half century, the clock has varied from two minutes
to midnight in 1953, when both the US and USSR
tested thermonuclear weapons, to as "relaxed"
as seventeen minutes, in 1991, when the USSR collapsed
and Yeltsin indicated a willingness to disarm.
Seven minutes till, while not as scary as times
in the 50s and the 80s when world wide nuclear
tensions were extremely high, still represents
a higher state of alarm.
of course, since February 2002, North Korea has
announced that it has achieved nuclear capability
(the Bulletin in its May issue expressed skepticism
not only of the range but of the very existence
of the new long- range ballistic missiles NK was
supposed to have a view shared by the Russians,
who would be even less happy than America to contemplate
a nuclear North Korea). Iran is reportedly working
on nuclear capability, but it's important to remember
than many of those reports come from the administration,
which has already shown its willingness to lie
to the American people about such things with
now the United States is taking an active role
in beefing up the nuclear capacity of Israel,
a country that, like the United States, is in
the grip of a bellicose and murderous right wing
good will come of this.
October 13, 2003