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Carter Reveals Israel's Possession of 150 Nuclear WeaponsTim King Salem-News.com
Weapons of Mass Destruction in Israel are part of a secret pact with the U.S.
(SALEM, Ore.) - At this moment a search of "Israel" in Google News turns up endless results. The first entry about a "Call for PM to Step Down" shows 1,761 articles. If you search "Carter" however, you pull up 214 stories with the biting revelation that Israel has 150 nuclear weapons.
One hundred and fifty nuclear weapons from a country that is not a declared nuclear power?
As George W. Bush conducts a witch hunt over Iran's "suspected nukes" in an effort to spread tired American combat forces into another war, the hard truth hits us and it will likely alter the way many people view the nation from now on. Israel, a country that literally "terrorized" people off the land it it now occupies in the late 1940's, is more than 150 times the threat to the U.S. that Iran could be.
The United States regards Israel as a friend and always has, and we have given them billions and billions of dollars in support over the years. The plight of the Jewish people in post Third-Reich Europe deserved plenty of support, but the way the nation's founders went about reclaiming what they consider to be the Promised Land, leaves much to be desired.
To this day Israel is often at bitter odds with neighboring Muslim nations and the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers can bring the retaliation of an Israeli bomb into a neighborhood where children live. Many people say bitter feelings against the U.S. support of Israel led to the September 11th 2001 attacks. And now we learn that allegations made against Israel as far back as the 1980's about possessing nuclear weapons were true. It is a big piece of news, and leads to the obvious conclusion that all of the peace negotiations over the years with Israel's neighbors were held under false pretenses, and the United States knew about it the whole time.
This information about nuclear weapons is not what the United States and Israel want you to know. It is sad that many of you will first learn about it here, rather than on the major networks. It makes little sense that this story has received such minimal play. Could there be a directive at the networks to give it as little coverage as possible?
A President Speaks out
One Portland resident, Diana Graham, caught a brief news report from Al Jazeera about Carter's announcement over the weekend. She says she came home and scoured the Internet and the newspapers for more information.
But Graham found nothing else about the former President's words over Israel's ability to destroy the world with nuclear bombs. Her thought after learning tonight that the information was accurate was simply, "I have to wonder what else Israel is not telling us about"
In fairness, there do appear to have been some reports, including one from CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Ed Henry which is included below, but you have to spend some time looking for them.
A search of "Iran" brings 1,082 articles about suspected nuclear weapons in a single group. Iran's government has specifically and consistently denied their existence, but the President of the United States and his henchmen want you to believe Iran has nuclear weapons. The only nuclear aspirations Iran has are to run power plants.
Carter said, "The U.S. has more than 12,000 nuclear weapons; the Soviet Union (sic) has about the same; Great Britain and France have several hundred, and Israel has 150 or more."
Israel follows a policy of ambiguity and has never admitted that its arsenal contains nuclear weapons.
"The problem is that there are those who can use these statements when it comes to discussing the international effort to prevent Iran getting nuclear weapons," said Aharon Zeevi-Farkash, a former Israeli intelligence official, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported.
They began their article with: "Jimmy Carter, in violation of a decades-old U.S. policy, publicly acknowledged that Israel has nuclear weapons."
So, our elected officials have known this but not told us? World level negotiations have taken place for decades that almost always favor the Israeli position. Most decisions the U.S. and Israel have been involved with had some adverse impact on neighboring Muslim nations. Now we learn that all along, Israel was allowed to keep its world-annihilating nuclear arsenal... quietly.
Apparently the unspoken rule about Israel not having to be honest about nuclear weapons has been in effect since the smoky days of the Nixon administration. Most people will probably never comprehend the enormity of what this means, but having an international pass in the liar's club is hardly a sign of a fair, honest or open government.
Threats from Iran and Israel
A review of history shows approximately the same threat existing toward the U.S. from both Israel and Iran. In fact, the United States has been far more hostile to Iran in an overall way that Iran ever has been to the U.S.
Relations with Iran were decent with the U.S. until the early 1950's, when Iranian demands to be paid a fair and legal price for oil led to the U.S. government helping the British overthrow Iran's first democratically elected President in 1953.
That's when we installed the Shah, who was transformed by the CIA into a puppet leader for U.S. government interests and oil. By the time Jimmy Carter was President of the United States, the U.S. installed Shah was at the receiving end of a good deal of criticism that echoes of today's criticism of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Unlike previous American presidents, Carter spoke out and openly criticized the Shah's government and its human rights record. President Carter also pressured the Shah to relax freedom of speech and to allow more freedom for political dissidents.
So we know that Israel attacked the U.S.S. Liberty, which was clearly marked with the American flag according to the sailors on board, and we know that there have been many hit and miss problems with Iran over the years since the 1979 Revolution during which U.S. hostages were taken and held for years.
The Day the U.S. Killed 290 Civilians
That is when the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser U.S.S. Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airbus A300B2 on a scheduled commercial flight in Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. attack on the Iranian plane killed 290 civilians from six nations, including 66 children.
At first, the United States said that flight 655 was a warplane. The next story was that the plane was outside the civilian air corridor and did not respond to radio calls.
Both statements were found to be untrue. As it turns out, the Iranian commercial pilots never heard the radio calls because they were made on military frequencies and the commercial jet did not have those frequencies.
The United States ended up paying hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars out in settlements but it seems that no amount of money is worth 300 human lives. The United States is no newbie when it comes to poorly planned military attacks.
Two years later, William C. Rogers III, captain of USS Vincennes at the time of the Iranian commercial liner downing, was awarded the Legion of Merit award for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of an outstanding service" by George Bush Sr.
It is fascinating that one nation that we ripped off in the 50's and overthrew is viewed as such a military threat. FOX News keeps beating the drum with reports that U.S. soldiers are being killed in the George W. Bush wars with Iranian weapons.
When asked if Iran is supplying weapons to the Taliban by Voice of America, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, laughed and said the US doesn't want Iran to be friends with Afghanistan. "What is the reason they are saying such things?" asked Ahmadinejad.
His honesty has done him little good at times, but it seems correct that President Jimmy Carter would be the one to spill the beans on Israel's arsenal of nuclear weapons. He knows that the extension of peace and efforts to avoid war often don't win a person any popularity contests, and that seems the true hallmark of a real world leader who may be the most honest President the United States has seen, at least in recent generations.
The story may be about Israel, but it is also about Iran and the United States and Great Britain and France and all of the other countries that may have also been a party to this world level deception over nuclear weapons. An attack on Iran would be the single most irresponsible thing any U.S. leaders could consider.
If the United States is going to hound other nations about nuclear weapons while it, along with Russia, possess 12,000 of these true weapons of mass destruction, then maybe they should look at countries that at least have nuclear weapons.
The video clip below comes to you courtesy of CNN and YouTube:
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