Skip to comments.Exclusive: Does Israel Have Chemical Weapons Too?
Posted on 09/10/2013 9:07:57 AM PDT by Seizethecarp
The estimate shows that in 1983 the CIA had hard evidence that Israel possessed a chemical weapons stockpile of indeterminate size, including...almost certainly sarin.
...the CIA assessment suggests that the Israelis accelerated their research and development work on chemical weapons following the end of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. According to the report, U.S. intelligence detected "possible tests" of Israeli chemical weapons in January 1976, which, again, almost certainly took place somewhere in the Negev Desert. A former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer whom I interviewed recalled that at about this time, the National Security Agency captured communications showing that Israeli air force fighter-bombers operating from Hatzerim Air Base outside the city of Beersheba in southern Israel had been detected conducting simulated low-level chemical weapons delivery missions at a bombing range in the Negev Desert.
At my request, a friend of mine who retired years ago from the U.S. intelligence community began systematically scanning the available cache of commercial satellite imagery found on the Google Maps website, looking for the mysterious and elusive Israeli nerve agent production facility and weapons storage bunker complex near the city of Dimona where Israel stores its stockpile of chemical weapons.
It took a little while, but the imagery search found what I believe is the location of the Israeli nerve agent production facility and its associated chemical weapons storage area in a desolate and virtually uninhabited area of the Negev Desert just east of the village of al-Kilab, which is only 10 miles west of the outskirts of the city of Dimona. I believe this extensive bunker complex is the location of what the 1983 CIA intelligence estimate referred to as the Dimona Sensitive Storage Area.
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Duh. Ya think the very intelligent, industrious, competent, threatened Jews in Israel don’t have Chemical Weapons (the poor-man’s nuke) when everyone knows they have real nukes?
Reminds me of the old Tom Leher song on nuclear proliferation...
“egypts going to want one too...just to drop on you know who” Who’s next...
I’m sure they do.
The big question is do they have small tactical nukes and thermonuclear warheads.
Hard to develop without testing.
He will not. In the current situation Israel standing as a silent “ally”.
Does Israel have nukes too?
They’ve been pretty coy about that question....
Is there a civil war inside Israel, in which the government is at least ACCUSED of using chemical weapons on civilians and has the U.S. threatened to attack it to “send a message”?
To which the government itself has suggested it voluntarily turn over its weapons stock to international surpervision?
If so, I must have missed it.
You see, these situations ARE NOT COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY.
The U.S. has chemical weapons too.
What if the Israelis do have chem weapons? They also have nukes.
The difference is that they’re not untamed rabid suicidal homicidal death cult hyenas like everyone else in a 700 mile radius from Jerusalem.
I believe Israel and Myanmar are the only countries that have signed but not ratified the Chemical Weapons treaty. A very shrewd move on the part of Putin.
Hope this makes your day
BTW.. I got to see Lehrer in person a few times in the 60's..he'd come down to play some of the clubs in Greenwhich Villiage on weekends
I wished we still did testing. I don’t trust the computer modeling as a replacement.
Pretty much every major Nation has chemical weapons. Of course they do.
WE have chemical weapons. Everyone does. It is only a matter of WHO has the morals and ethical stand to lead the world.
WHO is trustworthy, based on their society- to not damage innocent people or steal God given freedoms?
And at the moment, the US is not the good guy. We should not even be talking about WHO has the right to chemical weapons, because based on Oh BOMB ya’s drone attacks and unethical treatment of our military, and aiding terrorists in other countries- DO we have any moral ground?
No. Does Israel- nope. Not after siding with Obama.
Choose this day who you will serve.
Does ‘Raid” count?
Putin is running circles around obama making him look the assclown moron he really is
no....seriously? Someone who has a gig writing for Foreign Policy magazine actually ASKED that question???
“Hard to develop without testing.”
The South Africans new when the spotter satellites (can’t recall their names now) were overhead. They set off the tests in the far south Atlantic. If a satellite caught the flash, or recorded a neutrino burst, there was nothing there when it went over. Everybody probably attributed any readings to noise.
I don’t think the southern oceans are expected areas for nuclear blasts. So, any number could have been set off over the decades and nobody would be the wiser.
Ours is a citizens army in a democracy. They would have keep training people in how to use these things. They would have to store them. That means thousands of soldiers would know about them and someone would squawk on the Internet. Beyond that Israel is very sensitive to the idea of people being killed by gas. We set the world’s record in WWII for victims.
Thank you for that U Tube...Leher was one funny guy. I think my fave was Pollution altho the one on the Element chart set to Gilbert and Sullivan song.
Thank you for the link!
Israel may have chemical weapons, but I’m sure recognize their limitations. As terror weapons chemical munitions are great and will indiscriminately kill large numbers of civilians. However as battlefield weapons they are difficult to control and may have their effectiveness thwarted by even small changes in wind or atmospheric conditions. Small tactical nukes especially the enhanced radiation variety (neutron bomb)might be more useful to defend Israel from an all out assault.
That was interesting!
Probably a non-thermonuclear as no one has ever tried a underwater shot > 20kt.
It is just too dangerous.
Baker shot scared people so bad they only tried on other one.
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I hope Israel has chemical weapons, Israel NEEDS them. Is that what this whole mess was about, to disarm little Israel and “even it all out?”
Egypt hasn’t ratified, among a few others including North Korea. I doubt Putin will make an issue of Israel. The Arabs will, but that’s what they do.
Russia had an enormous chemical weapons program throughout the years of the so-called Cold War, and it still does. Russia to prepare and support the Arab nations against Israel before the Six Day War and is at it again.
Not only do they have nuclear weapons (like Iran, aka “A-Bombs”) but thermonuclear weapons, like the big boys (aka “H-Bombs”) and chemical and biological weapons.
“No. Does Israel- nope. Not after siding with Obama.”
They haven’t sided with Obama. Bibi has remained very noncommittal and has stayed on the sidelines. Only that old whore socialist, commie, pinko Shimon Peres has vocally sided with Obama, and even he has shut up of late.
I got a letter from a ministry I support in Israel, who gives me a run down of the politics and events in Israel.. and that they were shocked and horrified, in their government that Obama did not strike Syria.
They believe that Syria needs to be dealt with one way or the other
And that is wrong, for any of them, to want us to enter a war that is based on a lie.
We have spy ducks and killer sharks.
We have no need for WMDs.
Yeah, it’s a mixed bag in Israel.
Most believe the Sunni are better than the Shia.
I just don’t know is my answer.
I do know that a limited strike is stupid and Kerry/Putin plan is even more stupid.
So, Israel’s getting tense
wants one in self defense
the Lord’s Our Shepherd says the Psalm
But just in case....
we better get a bomb...
Fire two cruise missiles at Damascus so Assad gets the message:
Whether you gassed your own people or not, don’t even think about doing it (again).
Then bomb and exterminate the AQ and Al Nusra fighting him.
And if the world wants a pipeline running from Qatar to Europe, let it run through ISRAEL as well as through Syria.