Tabacco: For most of the past 4 years, I have felt alone in persistently pounding on Israel about its WMDs/Nuclear Weapons Program/Refusal to join the NPT (NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY).
Now that we are rid of George W. Bush and the GOP, my efforts are finally bearing fruit!
I have 1500 Posts, published from 2005-2011 at Blog-City, which I have not republished here because I am unable presently to count Hits on each Post.
I am breaking my own Law and republishing this Post because I can no longer state, “Israel has Nukes” without Proof, as I demand from myself and others. Originally published at Blog-City in 2009, I republish here and now with full text added from Arutz Cheva. So here goes!
President Barack Obama has developed BLINDNESS re Israel’s long-standing Nuclear Weapons program. But Obama is only the last of a long list of US presidents, who have done so. Only Jimmy Carter, (after he left office), has been honest about Israel’s Nuclear Closet Phobia. George W. Bush was not only blind to the Israeli WMDs, he was also deaf, dumb and stupid!
When I initially looked for an image of a blind person, I sought a white woman to depict Hillary Clinton, who disingenuously threatened Iran if they nuked Israel. Of course Israel, not Iran, possesses Nuclear Weapons.
When I found the photo above, I realized the similarities in body type and skin-tone between the subject above and President Barack Obama were too good to pass up. Most of you recognized that the photo was not one of our President. But I publish this disclaimer in the event any White Policemen are reading. You must be aware by now that ALL BLACKS LOOK ALIKE TO WHITE COPS!
U.S. Calls on Israel to Sign Historic Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Tim King Salem-News.com
It was publicly announced in March of last year that in spite of claims to the contrary, Israel possesses hundreds of nuclear weapons.
(SALEM, Ore.) – The Israeli government has been asked by U.S. officials to sign the historic Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Such a request would have been completely unknown even in the recent past. Israeli officials are reportedly unsure of exactly what to do.
With help from the U.S. and other Western governments and media organizations, Israel has been able to keep its extensive long-term U.S.- sponsored nuclear weapons program under the radar for many years. That is, until former President Jimmy Carter spelled it out during a public appearance in Wales, as revealed in our report, Carter Reveals Israel’s Possession of 150 Nuclear Weapons, in late May, 2008.
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller dropped a bomb of her own with her recent announcement that the United States wants every nation – Israel included – to sign the NPT.
The Guardian UK’s Gideon Spiro, reports Israeli officials being “puzzled” by Rose Gottemoeller’s request for, “Universal adherence to the NPT itself – including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea”, and her statement that this goal remains a “fundamental objective of the United States”.
The message, many Israelis appear to be getting, is that the new American President is intent on overhauling nuclear proliferation policies in the Middle East. It is the turning of a page in world history, and not necessarily one that is settling to the average Israeli.
The Internet has been pumping out volumes of information on Israel’s deadly nuclear weapons, which reportedly number in the hundreds, since Carter’s announcement. Yet in the standard media channels, the matter has remained “politically incorrect” to discuss until recently.
In fact many historians agree that it was Israel that really initiated the Middle East weapons race.
THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE!
Pointing Fingers at Iran
Yet political leaders in Israel and the U.S. have been looking at Iran in recent years with nearly constant accusations of “programs to develop nuclear weapons” – in spite of Iran’s denial of such activity.
Monday, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said, “Iran has never launched aggression against any country in the region. Its conduct enhances regional security.”
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran considers developing nuclear weapons to be “politically retarded”.
Press TV reports that as Israel’s accusations against Iran continue, the Israeli Air Force completed a three-day long-range rocket testing exercise in preparation for a “possible war with Iran”.
Israel, considered by Iranian press to be a “nuclear-armed regime” reportedly also plans an extensive five-day nationwide military drill called “Turning Point 3″ on May 31st.
This drill involves Israeli forces and civilians simulating a war against Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria and Iran, while also practicing counterinsurgency tactics against Israeli Arabs.
It is interesting to note that the Six Day War in 1967 was specifically launched because Egypt conducted a military training exercise near the Israeli border. Israel perceived the event as a threat and launched one of the world’s most aggressive, high technology preemptive strikes against neighboring nations in history.
In less than a week, the IDF won the conflict and took millions of more acres of land from the Palestinian people, who then lived in what is now Israel.
There is no word at this point as to what Israel will specifically do to honor the request from the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State.
The world is waiting for an answer.
Also, visit The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) at a Glance from The Arms Control Association for more information.
Tabacco: Are you as shocked as Tabacco was to find out that the world’s deepest, darkest secret-genie is about to come “out of the closet”! You know how scrupulously I watch international and political news! Well, even I didn’t know the closet door was opening up like this! Whose fault is that? Try Lou Dobbs, other CNN Talking Heads, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC etc. If this is “Non-News”, then Tabacco is a Martian!
This is the biggest story since 9/11/2001! And nobody is publicizing it – well almost nobody! But wait, there’s more!
Does Israel have nuclear weapons?
Israel has never admitted a nuclear capability, but defense analysts have concluded that Israel has the most extensive and sophisticated nuclear arsenal outside of the major powers.
Talented physicists came to Israel from Europe as a result of World War II, and after Israel was founded as an independent state in 1948, immediately launched the nuclear program. Since Israel was surrounded by much larger Arab states hostile to its existence, it was essential to develop a nuclear deterrent as the ultimate line of defense.
During the 1950′s Israel and France collaborated to bring both into the atomic weapons club. A research reactor was built with the assistance of French engineers at Dimona, in the Negev desert of southern Israel near Beersheba. In December 1960, before the reactor was operational, it was revealed by US intelligence. Israel announced that it was for “peaceful purposes” only and denied nuclear weapons intentions. During the 1960s, the US and Israel sparred over inspections and, it is believed, Israel evaded US attempts to limit the program. The US was not supplying Israel with arms or any security guarantees so Israel had no incentive to sacrifice its defense capability to meet US demands.
In 1962 the Dimona reactor went critical, and the French helped build a plutonium plant, believed to have been completed in 1964 or 1965. The security at Dimona (officially the Negev Nuclear Research Center) is stringent, supporting its military purpose. There is little doubt that some time in the late sixties Israel became the sixth nation to manufacture nuclear weapons, perhaps producing three to five bombs a year.
Nuclear collaboration between Israel and South Africa seems to have developed around 1967 and continued through the 70s and 80s. During this period South Africa was Israel’s primary supplier of uranium for Dimona. It is unknown what role Israel had, if any, in the September 22, 1979 nuclear explosion in the south Indian Ocean, which is widely believed to have been a joint test by Israel and South Africa.
Israel never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the 1968 international agreement designed to limit the spread of nuclear weapons, a fact that has often been used by opponents to criticize Israel. But, Israel has few options for strategic defense against the massive capabilities of its enemies, including Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and their Scuds. While signing the treaty would eliminate a propaganda tool against Israel, the loss of the weapons would be too high a price for Israel to pay.
Sources and additional reading on this topic:
- Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program
- Israel’s Nuclear Power
- Israel and the Bomb
- Could Israel’s nuclear assets survive a pre-emptive strike?
Israel and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
Why has Israel refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?
Israel’s nuclear weapons program has never been publically acknowledged (a policy of “ambiguity”), but defense experts generally believe that Israel has a significant stockpile of state-of-the-art atomic weapons. Egypt and other Arab countries, as well as various peace activist groups inside Israel and around the world, continue to raise this issue against Israel. But despite the negative propaganda implications, Israel’s policy against signing the NNP treaty remains unchanged: as long as Israel’s security is under constant threat, Israel will not agree to a treaty that weakens its defense.
Israel needs a strategic deterrence capability because it is surrounded by much larger neighbors that are hostile to its very existence. Arab nations have repeatedly gone to war against Israel. In the Gulf War, Iraq launched Scud missiles against Israeli cities and has threatened attacks with gas or biological agents. Syria, Iran and Iraq have threatened the use of weapons of mass destruction. Terrorists constantly attack Israel to undermine its stability and will to resist. In this environment, Israel has to maintain the ultimate deterrent to forestall even more aggressive acts by its enemies.
The United States has recognized this requirement and has supported Israel’s refusal to bind itself to the NNP treaty so long as Israel remains ambiguous about its capability, a diplomatic nuance. Even though the US has lobbied against other small nations that desire to acquire nuclear weapons, the US has recognized that Israel’s case is unique. It is easy for nations that have superior military strength, peace, and secure borders to rationalize the need to give up nuclear weapons. It is quite a different strategic calculus for Israel who is facing huge, oil-rich Arab states that have sworn to destroy her, states that have attacked her with large invading armies, that have openly supported campaigns of terrorism against her, and that continue to assert the intention to reduce or destroy the Jewish state. In this environment, why should Israel give up her most effective deterrent weapon?
Israel supports, in principle, preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, even though international support of the concept has been ineffective in curtailing Iranian and Iraqi weapons production. Israel is willing to consider eliminating nuclear weapons from the Middle East when its enemies have credibly renounced them and after a sustained period of peace that will give Israel confidence in its own security.
Does Israel have nuclear weapons?
Israel is believed to have weapons of mass destruction in its possession but it is one of the four countries that have not been recognized by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a Nuclear Weapon State. Moreover, it has also the capability of possessing chemical and biological warfare programs. Israel, however, maintains neutrality in regards to it possessing nuclear weapons or not.
According to the defense analysts, Israel has possessed the capability of developing a fully operating nuclear weapon since 1967. Out of these, it has produced a large amount of nuclear warheads soon after the Six-Day War. An estimate tells of 75 to 400 nuclear weapons in Israel’s possession. The wide range of nuclear systems available with Israel includes suitcase nukes, tactical nuclear weapons and neutron bombs.
It is believed that Israel welcomed some physicists from Europe following the World War II and launched its nuclear program after the declaration of independence in 1948. Israel and France came together during the 50s to work on their respective atomic programs, in an attempt to be a part of the nuclear weapons club. It led to the establishment of a nuclear reactor at Dimona near Beersheba with the collaboration of French engineers. The nuclear reactor was named Negev Nuclear Research Center. According to a research conducted then, the plant could have produced an amount of plutonium enough for making 100 – 200 bombs until the year 2000. Israel denied its intentions to build nuclear weapons and stated that it was built for peaceful purposes.
The Israeli government has taken up the policy of being ambiguous about their nuclear weapons activities deliberately, stating that Israel would “not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons in the Middle East.” The former director general of International Atomic Energy Agency regarded Israel in possession of nuclear weapons. All the information known today about Israel’s nuclear weapons comes from the statements of a technician working at the Negev Nuclear Research Center in 1986 who served in the prison for 18 years because of his revelations.
The interesting part about Israel’s nuclear program is that it has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Chemical Weapons Convention. The U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment regarded Israel as a country that has the capability to possess chemical warfare and that too offensive and undeclared. Similarly, in 1998, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense stated:
Tabacco: Well, you would expect the Palestinians, Muslims, North Koreans and the like to give this lots of publicity – but who in America, besides LinkTV, pays any attention to the Palestinians!
Now, hold onto your chapeau! The next publication will floor you like no other:
Go ahead! Go to
and read it for yourself if you don’t believe me!
In the event you do believe me, here’s the text:
U.S. Presses Israel to Join
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller called on Israel Tuesday to join the universal nuclear non-proliferation treaty.
By Yehudah Lev Kay and Hana Levi Julian
First Publish: 5/6/2009, 9:38 AM
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller called on Israel Tuesday to join the universal nuclear non-proliferation treaty. The high-ranking American official spoke out at a two-week meeting of the 189 nations that have already signed the pact, according to the Reuters news agency.
Israel neither acknowledges nor denies having nuclear weapons, but experts estimate the Jewish State has between 75 and 200 nuclear warheads. In addition, Israel allegedly possesses the Jericho III ballistic missile system, believed to be capable of delivering a nuclear warhead at a distance of up to 7,000 kilometers.
“Universal adherence to the non-proliferation treaty itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea … remains a fundamental objective of the United States,” Gottemoeller stated. Afterwards, she refused to answer questions from reporters who asked whether the U.S. would pressure Israel to join the treaty.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry source responded to the U.S. demands Wednesday morning, saying that joining the pact is not an effective solution to prevent nations from seeking nuclear weapons.
The source pointed out that Iraq, Libya, and Iran, who have all sought nuclear weapons, are partners to the treaty.
Significantly, Gottemoeller did not mention Iran, whom both Israel and the U.S. believe is working toward developing a nuclear weapon. The Foreign Ministry was checking the accuracy of the statements attributed to Gottemoeller and said it would make an inquiry into the matter through official channels.
The Obama administration has taken a conciliatory approach to Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime, preferring to focus its efforts on an open-ended diplomatic effort to persuade Iran to abandon its drive toward nuclear development despite the evidence that such a strategy is not effective. Ahmadinejad, meanwhile, has frequently reiterated his goal of wiping Israel “off the map,” and Jerusalem has made it clear to the U.S. that it will not allow an existential threat to its survival to continue indefinitely.
Earlier in the week, Iranian deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Hosseini criticized the U.S. for continuing to support Israel’s nuclear program, in what many saw as an effort to divert attention away from his own country’s nuclear ambitions.
North Korea pulled out of the treaty in 2003. India and Pakistan have never signed it. Recently, international leaders have become increasingly concerned that a nuclear weapon could fall into the hands of the Taliban, a Muslim extremist sect, due to the fragile nature of the Pakistani government.
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Even Israeli PRESS is actually publishing this! So much for those 18 years spent in Prison for Mordechai Vanunu! This is certainly the ultimate VINDICATION for Vanunu’s VERACITY! (Sorry, but the alliteration was unavoidable!)
Perhaps now the Israeli government will allow Mordechai to speak to the Press. They may even allow him to leave Israel. APOLOGY? You can’t be serious! And he certainly cannot expect any sort of remuneration for all those years lost because Israel could not face the TRUTH!
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT PEOPLE WENT TO JAIL FOR TELLING THE TRUTH, DID YOU?
The Truth is it happens in other countries too, all the time. Yes, it certainly happens in the United States. They call it something like “revealing Top Secrets” or “Treason” or whatnot. Let’s not forget all those Guantánamo “DETAINEES”, who cannot be tried, even by the Obama administration, because that would force the government to reveal TOP SECRETS. And whose word on that do we have? THE GOVERNMENT’S, THAT’S WHOSE! It must be wonderful to be prosecutor, judge and jury in America no less! Nobody, but nobody, can even challenge whether any of these guys is even guilty! We have already seen countless Detainees released, even by Bush, because they were INNOCENT! Did you understand that?
I’m sorry to do this, but I must end this Post with 2 things. First, a photo of a great world hero, who laid his own life on the line to dispel the BIG LIE –
and second, the most Hypocritical of all
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs.
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.