[Marxism] Washington Post ombudsman: "What about Israel's nuclear weapons?"

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 4 13:00:01 MDT 2012


Surely this is not true:
"If Israel were public about its nukes, or brandished its program recklessly
‹ as North Korea does every time it wants something ‹  it would put more
pressure on Arab states to obtain their own bomb."

EVERYONE in the Middle East (and most sentient beings on the planet) know
that Israel has nuclear weapons. The idea that they don't acknowledge it is
what keeps Arab states from wanting one is just silly.

And this is a partial truth:
"And perhaps most important, Americans don¹t leak about the Israeli nuclear
program either."

It's true that MOST Americans don't. But Jimmy Carter, a former President
who was certainly in a position to know, has TWICE publicly said that Israel
has between 150 and 300 nukes:

2008: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7420573.stm
2012: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2104825,00.html

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News
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