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Originally posted by Shar
So you know this to be a fact!!!! Where is the article or evidence that tells us this?
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by Buck Division
The confirmation of an Israeli nuclear weapon would seem to present them with a major PR problem. How could they lobby against an Iranian or Syrian nuclear program, for example, if they admitted having nuclear weapons of their own?
Originally posted by Harlequin
reply to post by princeofpeace
they don`t have the space at dimona to store 500
as allready linked the man who blew the whistle on teh entire `jewish bomb` is likely the most hounded jew on teh planet and will be till he dies - he has no freedom and never will do.
a shame since he brought the photos of the inside of dimona to the world.
Originally posted by BlasteR
reply to post by Buck Division
We are very close with Israel. Israel wouldn't necessarily even need the real-estate to test a nuclear device. All they would need to do is base their weapons designs on ours and make a version of their own based on that design. This idea that a nuclear weapon is only effective if tested is a fallacy anyway. The technology over the years has become extremely sophisticated and refined. Israel wouldn't have to start from square one.
Originally posted by US Monitor
Carter once again talking out of his ass. He was one of the absolute worst POTUS the US ever had, now he is living up to his rep by being one of the worst former POTUS ever.
Israel has nukes, I don't think anyone doubts this, but at the same time, since there inception, the arabs have been trying to commit genocide against them and I don't blame them for getting weapons to insure there survival. As for the Palestinians, Israel has offered them peace time and again, but iran, syria, hezbollah, and hamas will not let that happen. Carter needs to address the real reason why Palestine does not exist, and it has nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with the arab states and iran.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Well Carter is quite right, Israel does have nuclear weapons.
Three states—India, Israel, and Pakistan—have declined to sign the treaty. India and Pakistan are confirmed nuclear powers, and Israel has a long-standing policy of deliberate ambiguity (see List of countries with nuclear weapons). These countries argue that the NPT creates a club of "nuclear haves" and a larger group of "nuclear have-nots" by restricting the legal possession of nuclear weapons to those states that tested them before 1967, but the treaty never explains on what ethical grounds such a distinction is valid.
According to leaked intelligence, Israel has been developing nuclear weapons at its Dimona site in the Negev since 1958, and many nonproliferation analysts like David Albright estimate that Israel may have stockpiled between 100 to 200 warheads using the plutonium reprocessed from Dimona. The Israeli government refuses to confirm or deny possession of nuclear weapons, although this is now regarded as an open secret after Israeli low level nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu—later abducted and jailed by Israel—revealed the program to the British Sunday Times in 1986.
"Iran openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map.
"Can you say that this is the same level, when they are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as France, America, Russia and Israel?"
Jericho-2 development is indigenous, and started soon after the Jericho-1 was deployed. Test launches began in 1986 and the first two had ranges of 465 km (1986) and 820 km (1987). The Jericho-2 shares the first two stages of the civilian Shavit (Comet) space launch vehicle, which has launched Israel's four satellites, the Offeq-1, 2, and 3 reconnaissance satellites, and the Amos communications satellite.
The Jericho-2 can reach any part of Syria or Iraq, and as far as Teheran, and Benghazi, Libya. The Jericho-2B will be able to reach any part of Libya or Iran, and as far as southern Russia. The short range of the Lance limits it mainly to battlefield use, although the Syrian capital of Damascus is in range from much of northern Israel. According to Jane's World Air Forces, Israel has three Jericho-equipped missile squadrons.
Originally posted by mybigunit
reply to post by Shar
Look at the post below yours. You seriously did not know Israel had nukes or are you just closing your eyes to say they dont and call Carter a trouble maker.
On Carter he botched the Iranian hostage situation no doubt about it but he did break the back of inflation.
On top of that when he went and talked to Hamas I agreed with him. In fact I feel it was our government who sent him there in private while denying it out loud. .
According to what I know... the U.S. is basically sharing its arensal with Israel. Including the 2 million troops, 20k planes, carriers, and over 20k nuke warheads.
Israel made 150 by itself, but in reality it has 100x more.
This is not news, Israel most likely has at least 400 nukes at this point in time. Olmert slipped it out a little while back, and it has been leaked by numerous whistleblowers over the years, starting in the 80's.