View Full Version : Israel's nuclear hypocrisy

7th January 2012, 19:17
Israel refuses to allow inspections or sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which safeguards the sale of nuclear material. Is it safe to allow Israel to disregard UN laws especially after the Gaza Flotilla Massacre where they murdered humanitarian peace activists and the United States turns a blind eye?

While Israel is one of the loudest voices calling for a tougher line on Iran's nuclear program, its own nuclear capability has never been put to inspection.

Israel has two nuclear research centers - at Dimona and Soreq. The latest estimates suggest that Israel has produced at least 118 warheads with weapons grade plutonium.

The Jericho ballistic missiles are capable of carrying such weapons.

The Jericho One, which is now obsolete, had a range of 500 kilometers, and could carry a 20 kiloton nuclear warhead - 20 times more powerful than the US bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

The Jericho Two has a range of 1500 kilometers. It could just reach Iran - and is believed to be able to carry a one megaton nuclear bomb, which is 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.

It is believed a Jericho Three missile is now being developed - that will be able to travel around 5,000 kilometers, bringing all of Iran and Europe into its range.


8th January 2012, 02:51
What's always annoyed me is the non-proliferation idea in the first place. The non-proliferation idea basically says "I know we have nuclear bombs, but nobody else should have them". That is hypocrisy, and 'our' British and American governments do it at least as well as Israel's.