23 Jul '15 21:09>1 edit
Originally posted by sh76 to RJHindsSh76 seems willing to keep playing along with Israel's disingenuous official position.
Israel almost certainly does have nuclear weapons. But if by some chance they really don't, then their policy of nuclear ambiguity is truly genius.
If Israel does *not* have nuclear weapons, then why did Mossad abduct Mordechai Vanunu,
once an Israeli nuclear technician, and, after a secret trial in Israel, have him imprisoned for 18 years?
Why did Israel take such exception to Mordechai Vanunu speaking to the British media?
By the way, Mordechai Vanunu has received awards from peace or human rights organizations.
While Israel's government keeps refusing to *officially confirm or deny* that Israel has nuclear
weapons, Israel's position (The lady doth protest too much, methinks.) sounds like a woman
who's refusing to confirm that she's pregnant as she's being wheeled into the delivery room.
I already know that many Israeli official statements should *not* be taken at face value.
I don't know of any well-educated Israelis who would seriously deny in private conversations
that Israel has nuclear weapons. With some Israeli acquaintances, I have discussed the
question of when Israel developed its first nuclear weapons, and the consensus is that
it was in the 1960s, with some suspecting that it might even have been before the 1967 war.
I have no reasonable doubt, however, that Israel had nuclear weapons before the 1973 war.