Skip to comments.ISRAEL DISCLOSES ITS NUCLEAR OPTION
Posted on 11/03/2001 3:21:38 AM PST by CommiesOut
|ISRAEL DISCLOSES ITS NUCLEAR OPTION
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- For the first time, Israel has allowed an open discussion of its nuclear program.
The discussion is contained in a new documentary on Israel's nuclear capability. It is the first time the government has allowed the production and airing of such a program.
In contrast to previous documentaries on the subject produced abroad, Israeli leaders agreed to be interviewed. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres reviewed the history of Israel's nuclear program and its cooperation with France in the 1950s and 1960s.
Neither Peres nor any other Israeli official acknowledges that the Jewish state has nuclear weapons. Previous assessments have asserted that Israel has up to 200 nuclear warheads.
The documentary, "A Bomb in the Basement Israels Nuclear Option," was produced in France, Israel and the United States and quotes former U.S. officials recalling Washington's opposition to Israel's nuclear program. The documentary will be aired in Israel on Sunday.
"We thought it was a mistake on Israels part to develop nuclear weapons," Paul Warnke, former chief U.S. arms control negotiator, said.
The screening of the documentary comes amid Israel's quiet debate on increasing its nuclear deterrence in face of Iran's development of atomic weapons. Former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has privately urged a change in Israel's policy of nuclear ambiguity once Iran is assessed at having a nuclear weapon, expected as early as 2004.
France supplied most of the components and technology for Israel's nuclear program. The French secretly constructed the nuclear reactor in Dimona, which remains off-limits to international inspection. The project was supervised by French Atomic Energy Commission director Francois Perrin.
"Francois Perrin called [then-French Prime Minister] Guy Mollet the day after my visit and told him that Israel should be supplied with a nuclear bomb," former French defense official Abel Thomas said. "That's how it was."
The documentary quotes what it termed foreign sources as saying that Israel declared a nuclear alert three times in its history. The sources said that during the 1970s, Israel built three to five atom bombs annually and today has an arsenal of at least 200 nuclear weapons.
The film quotes military analyst and commentaror Zeev Schiff as saying that he was the only journalist allowed to tour the Dimona nuclear facility.
You and Patricia One make a very nice "couple"!
Have the same goals, same outlook, and same opinions!
Are you part of the: Vast Islamic Terrorist Conspiracy...?
That IS currently Terrorizing The USA and ISRAEL?
You ought to be ASHAMED Of Yourselves!
And here's another bit of Advice...
IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE...Get Yourselves a ONE WAY TICKET:
Back to Where You came from...I hear that there are huge Price Breaks...on Magic Carpet Airways...Destinations: Gaza Strip, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan... etc.
Oh, And...On Your Way OUT...DON'T LET THE SCREEN DOOR HIT YA IN YOUR ISLAMIC JIHAD BEHINDS!
Read Joseph Farah on WND, he knows the truth that PALs are afraid to admit.
Whether its blowing up nuke plants in Iraq (Iran & Israel were friends then) or saving Kuwait from the Iraqis.
You will also note that the Jews left Palestine to go to Egypt when there was famine, but ultimately they couldn't get on with the Egyptians either. I have often wondered about that.
From a few thousand years ago we read in the Bible:
Gen.15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
Deut.11:24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
Josh 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, 2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
1Sam.13:19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears: 20 But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his ax, and his mattock. 21 Yet they had a file for the mattocks, and for the coulters, and for the forks, and for the axes, and to sharpen the goads. 22 So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan:[great pro-2nd amendment argument here] but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.
Ezek.37:11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
There's been a "Sahara desert" for a long time too... to have a name to refer to a region means nothing in and of itself. Palestine has never been a self-ruled place. It was always under someone else. Why stop now?
Then how will a Palestinian state survive? Who'll be supporting them? If it's another country, an Arab country, will that invalidate them the way you seem to think our support of Israel invalidates their sovereignty?
You're not a racist, are you?
(whisper: Islam is not a race. It's a choice.)