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Originally posted by johnsky
This just in...
US Government discovers Google Earth, wonders what these three buildings are, assumes the worst.
Come on people. Notice the only photos available have lower resolution than Google can give you? Wanna know why? Because there's nothing there to worry about... but cool zoomed out satellite pictures look daunting and official.
Israel has the most advanced nuclear weapons program in the Middle East. David Ben Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, clandestinely established the program in the late 1950s to meet the perceived existential threat to the nascent state. The program allegedly is centered at the Negev Nuclear Research Center, outside the town of Dimona. Based on estimates of the plutonium production capacity of the Dimona reactor, Israel has approximately 100-200 nuclear explosive devices. Officially, Tel Aviv has declared that it will not be the first to introduce nuclear weapons in the Middle East; however, it has not signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).