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Putin: 'Israel's nuclear weapons just make it a target'
jpost.com ^ | September 19, 2013

Posted on 09/19/2013 2:03:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons stockpile only serves to make the Jewish state “a target” and creates “foreign policy problems.”

Putin’s comments, reported by AFP, came in response to questions from reporters on the US and Russia-brokered deal to put Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal under international supervision.

According to AFP, Putin said that Syria had developed chemical weapons “as an alternative to the nuclear weapons of Israel.”

The Russian president claimed that “the technical advantage of Israel – we need to say this directly – is such that it doesn’t need nuclear weapons. Israel is already in a technical military sense several heads above the countries in the region.”

Putin added that “nuclear weapons just make it a target. They just create foreign policy problems.”

The chemical weapons deal with Syria has increased pressure on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Some 190 states have joined the NPT, whose goal is to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.

Of the world’s nuclear powers, only four have not joined the treaty. Of these, India, Pakistan and North Korea have all openly tested nuclear weapons. Israel continues with its policy of nuclear ambiguity.

Israel has refused to sign the NPT despite pressure from the international community.

However, when it comes to the Chemical Weapons Convention, the country might be more flexible.

“Israel has an interest in a chemical free zone as opposed to a nuclear-free zone,” Eitan Barak, a professor of international relations from Hebrew University said.

“That would leave Israel with its alleged monopoly on nuclear weapons,” he said.

The state has always kept a low profile when it comes to its own chemical weapons program. They signed the CWC in 1982 but never ratified it, which means that Israel considers itself bound by the spirit of the treaty, but not legally obligated to observe it.

“The main pretext for Israel’s refusal to ratify the treaty was the Syrian arsenal,” Eitan Barak, a professor of international relations from Hebrew University, told The Media Line. “Israel says Syria is a neighboring country, hostile, with a large arsenal of chemical weapons and we need to be able to retaliate.”

He said that given Israel’s pharmaceutical success, it is likely that the state has a significant arsenal of these armaments. Local officials say that efforts to force it to join the CWC are duplicitous.


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Meanwhile KGB thug Putin continues to assist the Iranian nuclear program to target Israel.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 2:03:31 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Israel needs its weapons a lot more than Russia does, what with its immense size and weather advantages ( ask Napoleon or hitler for that mAtter)


2 posted on 09/19/2013 2:06:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Er)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Well, at least we now have an inkling of what the endgame might be. But no one fret, Putin is anti-homo.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 2:07:00 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Without Nukes ,or defensive weapons
Isreal would cease to exist !!!


4 posted on 09/19/2013 2:07:31 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about.... Jerusalem [will be] a burdensome stone for all people....In that day will I make the governors of Judah...like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about....

Zechariah:12:2,3,6

5 posted on 09/19/2013 2:07:37 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Israel doesn’t need nuclear weapons like I don’t need a gun.
EVERYONE who wants to disarm you, wants to do it because they mean you harm.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 2:09:15 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“The Russian president claimed that “the technical advantage of Israel – we need to say this directly – is such that it doesn’t need nuclear weapons. Israel is already in a technical military sense several heads above the countries in the region.”

Isn’t that nice, despite the fact that Iran is going full bore with nukes and has called for the annihilation of Israel and Syria had a nuclear program, there is no need for Israel to have nukes because they are so technically advanced in conventional weapons. Well by that logic Russia doesn’t need nukes either and should destroy them post haste.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 2:10:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Isreal is a target to future parking lots..

Them “Hebs” wouldn’t hesitate a New York minute before clearing any attackers get-a-long..
and probably any of their allies.... if they got uppity..


8 posted on 09/19/2013 2:10:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Geez, Vlad, just when you were gaining some respect and now this.


9 posted on 09/19/2013 2:13:09 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Gosh, Vladimir Vladimirovich, Israel is a target anyway.


10 posted on 09/19/2013 2:13:45 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Israels existence makes it a target.

Wear a hat Pooty, no one will notice the point.

11 posted on 09/19/2013 2:13:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This is presumably why Putin has a plan to unilaterally eliminate Russia’s nuclear arms. (Not holding my breath).


12 posted on 09/19/2013 2:14:56 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: bgill
Geez, Vlad, just when you were gaining some respect and now this.


13 posted on 09/19/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Tailgunner Joe

putin must think we are idiots, and why not... we elected the won and reelected him... this is going to get bad.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 2:25:57 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Israel With Nukes

Israel Without Nukes
What would you choose?

15 posted on 09/19/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: faithhopecharity

As we have seen over and over, Israel is always a target. Nukes make Israel a very dangerous target for its irrational Islamic neighbors who aren’t capable of reasonable thought.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 2:37:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I wish someone would ask Putin if he thinks Russia’s nukes are what made Beslan a target.


17 posted on 09/19/2013 2:39:59 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: BitWielder1

bttt


18 posted on 09/19/2013 2:40:00 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statemeYup. My first thought as wt of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Putin should demonstrate the validity of his assertion by unilaterally disarming the USSR...er, I mean, the Russian Federation. This way he would demonstrate his profound insights to those of us foolish enough to believe in peace through strength.
19 posted on 09/19/2013 2:49:09 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is there really anyone out there who believes that Israel would NOT be a target if they never had nuclear weapons???? Putin jumped the shark?


20 posted on 09/19/2013 2:56:46 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Same could be said for Putty’s nukes, so he should just give em up.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 2:59:05 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow-—end times prophecies are lining up..Ezekiel 37-39 anyone?


22 posted on 09/19/2013 3:01:55 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Putin stepped in it this time, those that want to disarm you intend to bully you.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Oh - so that is why from 1947 till the present day, the nation of Israel has been attacked - because of their weapons.

It's all clear to me now...

24 posted on 09/19/2013 3:30:39 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yes, Putin is wrong here...and you can bet every Liberal Free Trader Commie Globalist will run with this any time Putin says something sensible

Funny how Putin’s biggest critics have no problem funding the largest Communist Party ever created...


25 posted on 09/19/2013 3:54:36 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (I still remember when anyone considered trading with Communist enemy...they were executed)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Putin knows that Israel’s weapons are the most advanced, and that is why he’s crying.

But what he is disregarding is what is really going to give him a headache: Yehova is biased. He’s on Israel’s side.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 4:00:36 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Errant

Sounds like Baghdad Bob.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 4:04:58 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: tflabo

Actually, Zechariah is in line before Zeke, So is Psalms 83.


28 posted on 09/19/2013 4:08:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There’s no way that someone as smart as Putin believes the nonsense he’s spewing, so that immediately leads to the question “Why is he spewing it?”


29 posted on 09/19/2013 4:08:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Errant

Too bad disk 5 of Jonah Code isn’t on line anymore, it fits in here real well. :o)


30 posted on 09/19/2013 4:10:31 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Slings and Arrows

>> “Why is he spewing it?” <<

.
He eats the same bad food for breakfast as sKerry, Biden, and Ubama. (it has to go somewhere)


31 posted on 09/19/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

I grinned, but my question was serious. I’d really like to know what Putin’s trying to accomplish.


32 posted on 09/19/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Mastador1

Yes, well....they’re also vastly outnumbered. Odd how he would note the technical advantage Israel holds. The nations Israel has fought and defeated all used Soviet equipment and tactics.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

guess they aren’t surprised we’re’viewing a nuclear iran as a ahuge target.

it also hasn’t made russia give up their nukes.


34 posted on 09/19/2013 4:48:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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35 posted on 09/19/2013 4:50:33 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

What part of “Never again!” does putin not understand?


36 posted on 09/19/2013 4:56:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Errant
Somewhat slightly different translation
Bible Gateway:Zechariah 12:2-3

Zechariah 12:2-3
English Standard Version (ESV)
2 “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.

37 posted on 09/19/2013 5:04:44 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst Is Yet To Come)
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To: editor-surveyor

Would it be too much of an imposition to have you kindly elaborate, expand upon your comment?


38 posted on 09/19/2013 5:10:34 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst Is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce
Indeed.

"The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah."

39 posted on 09/19/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT by Errant
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Yes, communists in one party and fascists in the other do cheer Putin's efforts against Israel and the U.S.A. Funny thing, though. They're rather concentrated around large coastal cities.

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40 posted on 09/19/2013 5:59:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Yes it would. ;-)

Got an email saying the CGs will be shipping soon for the first 1,000. The rest have to wait for the others that are being shipped by boat from Africa.

Can't wait to get my copy. I plan to put everything else down and read it from cover to cover!

41 posted on 09/19/2013 6:01:20 PM PDT by Errant
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To: editor-surveyor
Yehova is biased.

Yeah, I'm afraid the superpowers of the world are about to discover what being a REAL *SuperPower* means!

42 posted on 09/19/2013 6:04:20 PM PDT by Errant
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To: lbryce
I was speaking of the last disk in Michael Rood's video teaching series “The Jonah Code and the 70 Weeks Prophecy of Daniel.”

It is a breathtakingly insightful breakdown of the many layers of the prophecy, and how it fits in with events of the last 65 years.

Jonah Code Video

43 posted on 09/19/2013 6:13:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Errant

There is a teaching video set to go along with the book too, and that is what I’m getting itchy for.

But everybody is tied up in Denver so things are going very slowly right now.


44 posted on 09/19/2013 6:18:11 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

I’ve got a set ordered too! ;)


45 posted on 09/19/2013 6:25:43 PM PDT by Errant
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To: lbryce; editor-surveyor
Someone reposted it on Youtube after getting permission, they claim.

Jonah Code & 70 Weeks of Daniel - Michael Rood 5/5

46 posted on 09/19/2013 6:30:51 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Thank you. Your effort and consideration on my behalf is most appreciated.


47 posted on 09/19/2013 9:13:42 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst Is Yet To Come)
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To: Errant

That’s great. Thank you very much for your efforts.


48 posted on 09/19/2013 9:16:07 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst Is Yet To Come)
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To: editor-surveyor
Thank you very much for the courtesy in having provided the link to the video on my behalf. Regarding your tagline, Freepers: Not As Smart As I'd Hope They Be; I would tend to agree with you on a macrocosmic level, having been underwhelmed on many occasions myself but there are many examples of compelling exceptions regarding individual FReepers that might ameliorate the blanket statement regarding the entire community on the whole.
49 posted on 09/19/2013 9:34:43 PM PDT by lbryce (Obama:The Worst Is Yet To Come)
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To: lbryce; editor-surveyor
Thank you, but editor-surveyor deserves the credit. I watched it twice more tonight. lol It is such a great and inspiring presentation - the miraculous timing of the Almighty's works leave me awestruck and at a loss for words.

I can't see how any thinking person wouldn't find the evidence presented amazing. Many thanks to you for asking for more explanation in the first place! ;)

50 posted on 09/19/2013 9:45:02 PM PDT by Errant
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