No Nukes are Good Nukes--Unless You're an Izzie
Michael Springmann/Arab America Contributing Writer
Secret Agreements, Secretly Arrived At
According to Adam Entous at The New Yorker, the United States has long had a secret agreement with Israel not to publicly discuss the Zionists’ nuclear arsenal (But he leaves a few things out, too). Entous quotes Avner Cohen, a nuclear historian at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California, as saying that Israel has possessed weapons of mass destruction since 1967.*
*For an in-depth discussion of American government efforts to conceal knowledge of and support for Israeli atomic bombs, see Chapter 4, A Sword for Damocles, pp. 71-97 in Andrew and Leslie Cockburn’s book Dangerous Liaison, The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship. Stoddert Publishing Co. Limited; Toronto, Canada. 1991.
Beginning with President Richard M. Nixon and continuing through President Donald J. Trump, the Zionist Entity has gotten the American government to agree that “the Israelis would not declare, test, or threaten to use their nuclear weapons; and the Americans would not pressure the Israelis to sign a landmark international nuclear-nonproliferation treaty known as the N.P.T.” (N.B., Iran signed the treaty in 1968 and ratified it in 1970. Israel has never signed this treaty).
Initially, there was only an informal understanding on this matter. However, beginning with the Clinton Administration, the Israelis pressed for the draft of a secret letter stating “…that no future American arms-control initiative would “detract” from Israel’s “deterrent” capabilities, an oblique but clear reference to its nuclear arsenal. Later, Israeli officials inserted language to make clear to Washington that Israel would “defend itself, by itself,” and that it would, therefore, not consider the American nuclear arsenal to be a substitute for Israeli nuclear arms.”
President George W. Bush signed a similar letter. President Barack H. Obama put his name to an updated version of the agreement in May 2009.
At the beginning of the Trump Administration, according to The New Yorker, there was surprise and confusion, owing to the secrecy of the accord (few knew it existed) and Israeli demands for its immediate signature. Eventually, Trump acceded, not long after the initial high-level Zionist visit in February 2017.
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There’s more not covered in Entous’ article. According to “The Nuclear Threat Initiative” (nti.org), “…Israel is believed to have manufactured around 840 kg [1,852 lbs] of weapons-grade plutonium, enough for an estimated arsenal of 100 to 200 nuclear warheads.”
Still worse, NTI states the Zionist Entity is believed to be armed with biological and chemical weapons.
“The Israeli Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), located in the town of Ness Ziona near Tel Aviv, hosts the bulk of Israeli research related to biological weapons… Israel possesses a sophisticated bioscience knowledge base that includes experience in select agent research, including anthrax…”
Additionally, NTI notes “…Israel has conducted significant research on the offensive and defensive aspects of chemical weapons at the Israeli Center for Biological Research (IIBR)… According to Avner Cohen, “a near-consensus exists among experts—based on anecdotal evidence and intelligence leaks-that Israel developed, produced, stockpiled and perhaps even deployed chemical weapons at some point in its history.”
NTI gives us more to worry about. “…Israel has developed the region’s most advanced missile manufacturing base, and now deploys the region’s most advanced ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and missile defense systems…” The organization adds that the Jericho III ballistic missile likely is outfitted with Multiple Individually Targetable Re-Entry Vehicles (MIRVs, i.e., several warheads per rocket, each aimed at another bullseye). Also, Israel-supporting Germany has provided the Zionists with extremely quiet diesel-electric submarines, believed capable of firing nuclear-tipped missiles.
It’s good for the U.S. and Israel to have nuclear weapons; it’s tolerable for Russia, China, India, and Pakistan to have them. However, it is against the laws of God and Man for North Korea, Syria, Iraq, and Iran to possess such. (Maybe there are Arabs and Muslims in the Democratic People’s Republic, somewhere north of the 38th Parallel?)
Biological and Chemical weapons? There are more huffery and puffery about them throughout the world. The Arms Control Association (www.armscontrol.org) lists the countries throughout the world by State Declaration and Allegations. The United States and Israel do not appear to be clean.
Isn’t it past time for Truth or Consequences? Isn’t it past time to induce and/or compel unstable states, such as Israel, to give up their weapons of mass destruction? The alternatives for their use and the subsequent consequences thereof are far more expensive. And the “trumped”-up antagonism toward Iran cripples what passes for American diplomacy in the region.
It’s also past time for the Trump Administration to come clean on its support for the secret agreement. Now, The Donald’s people simply don’t respond to legitimate questions. Here’s what the author emailed the White House Press Office on the morning of June 22:
I am writing an article on that subject [President Trump’s Signing a Letter Regarding Israel’s Nuclear Weapons] for ArabAmerica.com and am on a deadline.
Please provide me with a copy of the letter to the Israeli government that President Trump signed about March 2017. The gist of the letter was “the Israelis would not declare, test, or threaten to use their nuclear weapons; and the Americans would not pressure the Israelis to sign a landmark international nuclear-nonproliferation treaty known as the N.P.T.”
This letter is just one in a long series of agreements with Israel about its nuclear weapons, going back to President Richard M. Nixon.
In the event you can’t provide me with a copy of the agreement, please send me a statement regarding US support for Israel’s weapons of mass destruction, including their number, types, and locations. Please include information on Israel’s biological and chemical weapons as well as its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
As of 5 p.m. June 22, the White House Press Office hadn’t responded.
Michael Springmann is an attorney, author, political commentator, and former diplomat. He has written Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World and a second book Goodbye, Europe? Hello, Chaos? Merkel’s Migrant Bomb. Both are available on Amazon. The books’ website is: www.michaelspringmann.com