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"Isreal Has 150 Nukes" -Carter

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter has said at a press conference at the annual literary Hay Festival in Wales that Israel has at least 150 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. He also described Israeli treatment of Palestinians as "one of the greatest human rights crimes on earth".The Israelis have never confirmed they have nuclear weapons, but this has been widely assumed since a scientist leaked details in the 1980s by Mordechai Vanunu, a former worker at the country's Dimona nuclear reactor (AKA Negev Nuclear Research Center) (picture below)...

Mr. Carter gave the figure for the Israeli nuclear arsenal in response to a question on US policy on a possible nuclear-armed Iran, arguing that any country newly armed with atomic weapons faced overwhelming odds.The US, an ally of Israel, has till this day followed the country's policy of "nuclear ambiguity", neither confirming or denying the existence of its nuclear capabilities.

Former Israeli military intelligence chief Aharon Zeevi-Farkash told Reuters that he considered Mr Carter's comments "irresponsible".

Well I agree Mr. Aharon!! It is certainly irresponsible of you Mr. Carter, especially considering that you are a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and that your thoughts are respected by people around the world. Americans always have this habit of pointing fingers at other nations, from blaming India and China for everything from Global Warming to the Food Crisis, to blaming Iran for world tension (and WW3 if it happens). And who was that who 'CLAIMED WITH UTMOST CERTAINTY' that Iraq had nukes?? I think American "Thinkers" like Mr. Carter should concentrate more on internal issues like the US presidential elections or more importantly the ever weakening dollar which is one of the main causes for the global RISE in oil prices...

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 --Jimmy Carter



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