Documents show how US allowed Israel to have nukes

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The US government has declassified top-secret documents from 45 years ago showing how the US allowed Israel to possess nuclear program.

The documents reveal how US government officials and senior advisers to the then US president Richard Nixon withdrew from a plan to block Israeli nuclearization ahead of a meeting with then Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir at the White House in September 1969.

Documents show how US allowed Israel to have nukes

The files that were made public by the Interagency Security Classification Appeals Panel (ISCAP) after decades it refused to declassify the secrets of the Israeli nuclear program and the US role in it.

According to World Bulletin the documents “not only shows how American delegates agreed to Israel’s refusal to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but also how they came to terms with allowing Israel to refuse an American inspection of the Dimona nuclear facility and a deal which would have seen the delivery of strategic ground-to-ground Jericho missiles to Israel in exchange for their signing of the treaty.”

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that “The documents outline how the American administration worked ahead of the meeting between President Richard Nixon and Prime Minister Golda Meir at the White House in September 1969, as officials came to terms with a three-part Israeli refusal – to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty; to agree to American inspection of the Dimona nuclear facility; and to condition delivery of fighter jets on Israel’s agreement to give up nuclear weaponry in exchange for strategic ground-to-ground Jericho missiles.”

The released fills reveal that a document written by senior officials in the Nixon administration in a working group led by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger discusses the Israeli “NSSM 40” nuclear weapons program in which Nixon directed Kissinger to put together a panel of experts, headed by Assistant Secretary of State Joseph Sisco, who would submit their intelligence reports on Israel’s progress toward nuclear arms and to present policy alternatives, Haaretz says.

Then Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Rodger Davies had concluded that “we cannot force the Israelis to destroy design data and components, much less the technical knowledge in people’s minds, nor the existing talent for rapid improvisation.”

Two months before the Nixon-Meir meeting, Davies wrote that the lesser evil would be to agree for Israel to “retain its ‘technical option’” to produce nuclear weapons.

“If the Israelis show a disposition to meet us on the nuclear issue but are adamant on the Jericho missiles, we can drop back to a position of insisting on non-deployment of missiles and an undertaking by the Israelis to keep any further production secret,” Davies added.

Israel is the only country in the Middle East that possesses nuclear weapons. It’s one of the nine countries that have nuclear weapons. The countries are: the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea.

In 2008, former US President Jimmy Carter confirmed that Israel at least has 150 atomic weapons in its nuclear arsenal.

“The US has more than 12,000 nuclear weapons; the Soviet Union has about the same; Great Britain and France have several hundred, and Israel has 150 or more,” Carter said at a press conference in Wales.

In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu, a former Israeli nuclear technician who worked at Dimona Nuclear Power Plant from 1976 to 1985, revealed Israel possessed over 200 nuclear bombs.

Vanunu also revealed that Israel attained the ability to build thermonuclear bombs.

Israel has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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  1. Nothing worse than having a bunch of paranoid schizophrenic ego-maniacal ‘religious’ zealots bnt on a jew world order with their finger on the button.

    http://sskiweb.com/basic-training-for-revolutionaries.pdf

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