Other than israel, no nation in the ME is known to have nuclear weapons. And even Israel's are "presumed", not proven, to exist.
So who would these "rich Israelis" be building their bunkers against?
, some day, develop nuclear weapons. But their leadership has said they have no current
intention to do so.
And if one considers the political dynamics of the region, Iran's leaders may have just realized what many in the West, and many more on these
boards, have failed to understand:
Oil is Power. Power is its own protection.
Iran has alot of oil. Iran does not need
any greater protection than its own indigenous
control over its oil reserves. As long as Iran
(and not some puppet-power installed and/or propped-up by the West) maintains control over its oil, they don't need nukes!
IMO, this is the primary reason Iran's rising power in the region really scares the West, and why the West (US) is attempting to cast Iran as the
Recent reports (denied by Israel) have the head of Saudi security meeting with Israeli counter-parts. Of course, Saudi Arabia is one of the West's
primary sources of oil. The Saudi government, like many in the region, is dependent upon the West for continued existence. The Saudi government does
not officially recognize the existence of Israel. The meeting is said to have concerned the "threat posed to the region" by Iran. To Saudi
Could this tete-a-tete be a tip of the hand? A not-so-subtle recognition of Isreal as West's regional "Overseer" by one of the "working
Ah well. Even if these shiny new bunkers prove unneeded as protection from imaginary nukes, they'll at least be useful as wine cellars.
Think of all that vintage Manneschevitz!
How much did that last bottle of Mogen-David Blackberry go for at the Christie's auction?