Monday, October 11
MSNBC reveals facts on ISRAEL’S W.M.D.
Ira Chernus, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Despite Israel's refusal to acknowledge it's nuclear weapons status, its secret arsenal is an open secret that Israeli policy makers don't go out of their way to deny. From it's beginnings in the mid-1960s, Israel's program has developed into one that rivals those of larger powers like France and Britain.
Here, based on interviews with U.S. intelligence officials and nuclear experts, is a portrait of Israel's strategic weapon's programs. "
Click on a a symbol or location (on this map) for more about Israel's secret arsenal.
You can find detailed information about:
"Air Bases at Palmikhim and Tel Nof
Missile facilities at Nes Zionyaa, Be'er Yaakov and Hirbat Zekhrayah
Strategic Weapons Plants at Yodefat, Rafael, Eilabun, Soreq, Tirosh and Dimona "
To check out this most astounding web page, click on following LINK: ISRAEL: The Arsenal Of An Undeclared Nuclear Power
Here is MSNBC, giving us more information on Israel’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) than I’ve seen in any left-wing or peace-activist news source.
Here is the mainstream U.S. media, that beast we love to hate, giving us a story that gives away the store.
It’s a story we expect the elite media to hide, because it is so embarrassing to U.S. policymakers.
How could anyone cheer for the carnage in Iraq, where no WMD have yet been found,
if they knew that Israel is the only Middle Eastern nation with a proven WMD arsenal?
How could anyone approve of a U.S. policy that kills where WMD don’t seem to exist and turns a blind eye where they obviously do?
Far from hiding the story, though, MSNBC uses its graphic skills to put all the details just a mouse-click away. What’s going on?
Supporters of Israeli policy will give you an answer in a single word: anti-semitism.
These folks are always amazing us with their charges of anti-Israel bias in the U.S. media, which they insist proves anti-semitism.
It’s silly, of course.
If the media were biased against Israel, the facts about Israeli WMD would have been headline news every day during the debate about the Iraq war.
Those facts were headline news in the Arab world.
They were absolutely crucial, because they undermined the Bush administration's principal justification for war.
But mainstream news sources here paid very little attention.
Even now, MSNBC is not making the information easy to get.
It is tucked away in an obscure corner of the website.
Try finding it from the home page, and if you figure out how, let me know.