Nuclear Israel revisited
To have or not to have nuclear weapons is a question of human security and not European privilege.
by Prof. Joseph Massad
How many times must this story be retold? It is common knowledge in the United States, in Europe, in the Arab World, indeed in the entire world. The international press has been reporting on it since the late 1960s. The historical details of the story are also well known. In 1955, President Dwight Eisenhower gave Israel its first small nuclear reactor at Nahal Sorek; in 1964, the French built for Israel its much larger and major Dimona nuclear reactor in the Naqab (Negev) Desert; in 1965, Israel stole 200 pounds of weapons-grade uranium from the United States through its spies at the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation company in Pennsylvania; in 1968, Israel hijacked a Liberian ship in international waters and stole its 200-ton shipment of yellowcake. Israel has possessed nuclear bombs since the early 1970s. Despite official US denials, Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel, reportedly prepared to launch 13 nuclear bombs on Syria and Egypt in 1973 and was stopped short of committing this genocidal act when Henry Kissinger gave Israel the most massive weapons airlift in history at the time to reverse the course of the 1973 war (as Time Magazine reported the story). Israel has had an ongoing nuclear weapons collaboration with the South African Apartheid regime for decades, which only ended with the collapse of the regime in 1994.
Since then, experts have estimated that Israel has upwards of 400 nuclear devices, including thermonuclear weapons with megaton range, as well as neutron bombs, tactical nuclear weapons, and suitcase nukes. It also has the missile delivery systems to launch them with a reach of 11,500km (which can reach beyond Iran). Israel also has submarines that are capable of launching nuclear attacks as well as jet fighters that can deliver Israel’s nuclear cargo.
Israel has diligently prevented its neighbours from even acquiring nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes. It violated international law by bombing the Iraqi French-built Osirak nuclear reactor still under construction in 1981 in an unprovoked raid even though the reactor was going to be used, according to the French and Iraqi governments, for peaceful scientific purposes. Israel also bombed what intelligence reports allege was a North Korean nuclear reactor under construction in Syria in 2007. Israel’s Mossad has also been linked to the assassination of numerous Egyptian, Iraqi, and Iranian nuclear scientists over the decades. Israel continues to refuse to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and refuses to allow members of the International Atomic Energy Commission to inspect its Dimona reactor.
Israel, a predatory and aggressive country that has consistently launched wars on all its neighbours since its establishment, expelled hundreds of thousands of people, created millions of Palestinian, Lebanese, and Egyptian refugees, murdered tens of thousands of civilians and used internationally-banned weapons (from napalm to phosphorous bombs, to name the most notorious cases), continues to occupy the Palestinian territories and the Palestinian people in violation of international law, is governed by a foundational anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racist state ideology to which all its leaders, governing structures, and institutions adhere, as does its popular and political culture and a variety of its laws. Indeed, Israel not only consistently launches wars against its neighbours but also urges world powers to invade these neighbours as well, and in the meanwhile sponsors anti-Arab and anti-Muslim racist campaigns of hatred in the United States and across Europe in addition to integrating such racism in its school and university curricula and much of its cultural production.
Israel’s protector, the United States, is the only country on Earth that has ever deliberately used nuclear bombs against civilian populations and continues to defend this decision 66 years after this genocidal act, and inculcates its population, in its school curricula and in the media, to defend it. The United States has also made certain that Israel’s nuclear arsenal would not ever be discussed at the UN Security Council despite persistent proposals over the decades to discuss it. Indeed, the United States insistence on keeping Israel’s nuclear capability an open “secret” is engineered, among other things, to keep United States aid to Israel flowing, especially as a key legal condition of receiving such aid is for recipient countries to be signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Israel refuses to sign.
Yet the United States and Israel, which have been the major threats to world peace and indeed the major global warmongers since World War II, insist on telling the world that Iran, a country whose current regime never invaded any country (but was rather invaded by Saddam’s Iraq in 1981 at the behest of the dictatorial ruling Gulf oil-rich families and their US and French sponsors), is a threat to world peace were it to possess a nuclear device.
The racist policies of the United States as to who should get to possess nuclear weapons and who should not (according to racial criteria of whether they are European or of European stock or not) aside, it must be made clear that the extent to which there is a nuclear race in the Middle East, it is one fostered by Israel’s warmongering and its possession of such weapons of mass destruction. If the Middle East is to be a nuclear-free zone, then the international effort to rid it of such weapons must begin with Israel, which is the only country in the region that possesses these weapons, and not with Iran who may or may not be developing them.
The racism of the Obama administration against Arabs and Muslims clearly knows no limits, but for the people of the Middle East (Arabs, Turks, and Iranians), Obama’s racist criteria are not terribly persuasive. To have or not to have nuclear weapons is a question of human security, as far as the people of the region are concerned, and not one of European racial privilege. While the US may not fear Israeli nukes, Israel’s neighbouring countries and their civilian populations have for decades been (and continue to be) terrorised by them; and for good reason. Once Obama learns this lesson, the people of the region will reconsider US credibility about its alleged concern about nuclear proliferation.
Joseph Massad is Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University in New York.
The views expressed in the article are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.
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A WARRING TRIBE..
KHAZARS; AND THE INVALIDITY OF TERM, ‘ANTI-SEMITISM’
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by Rex Weeks, Citizens Perspective
Authors Note: For those of you reading the information on Metro organization, you will need to understand the following history to grasp the big picture.
You may have noticed the term ‘Khazar’ or ‘Khazarian Zionists’ popping up more frequently in articles. Many of you know who and what this term refers to (especially CONTACT readers), but for those who don’t, you are about to get a short lesson in history which is most pertinent to events that have led up to the, ‘One World Order’.
The following information is from several Jewish historians, scholars and encyclopedic sources. Because of the direct connection with ‘Khazars’ and Jewish people today, I feel it is important to use Jewish sources for this information. To understand past and Present world political events, we tried to understand this history.
The kingdom of the Khazars may have vanished from the maps of today, but their affect and influence are still acutely felt. In the first millennia A.D. a war like, pagan tribe of people were driven westward from Central Asia (Ancient Russia, by George Vernadsky). They settled in an area of what is now Southern Russia between the Black and Caspian Seas.
This was an area just beyond the boundaries of both the Roman and Byzantine Empires. These people were called Khazars (or Chazars) and were a tribe of Mongol, Turkish and Nordic bloodlines. Through the centuries, this warring tribe became the most powerful in Asia. As early as 3 A.D. they were identifiable in constant warfare in Persia and Armenia. They fought alongside Attila the Hun around 5 A.D. They were at the peak of power between the seventh and tenth centuries A.D.
The Khazars were strategically situated it the mouth of the Volga river surrounded by the Caucasus mountains to the south, the Black Sea to the west, and the Khazar Sea (now Caspian Sea) to the east. They occupied a strategic key position in the vital gateway between the Seas where the great eastern powers of the period confronted each other (The Thirteenth Tribe, by Arthur Koestler, Jewish historian).
Khazars were not only expert warriors, but aggressive merchants. At the peck of their power, they exacted a ‘tribute’ (tax, extortion) of 10% from all traders who had to pass through their dominion. This made them a wealthy, but despised nation. By the eighth century, their kingdom extended as far north as Kiev, Russia. At its peak, it encompassed one million square miles. For three of four centuries it was an untouchable empire. How many of you have ever heard of the Khazarian Empire?
In the eighth Century (740 A.D.) something of historic profoundness occurred in this kingdom. The Khazarian king (Kagan/Khan, Khakan or Chagan), having no religion for the kingdom beyond pagan phallic/idolatry worship, was getting pressure from the surrounding Christian Byzantine and Moslem empires to convert. According to the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Khazar chieftain, Bulan, “called representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedism to expound their doctrines before him.”
Not wanting to associate himself with either side, so as not to incur the wrath (hence, a potential alliance of war) against them, King Bulan chose as the nations religion, Talmudism, now known as JUDAISM (and formerly known as Pharisaiam). It was now a state religion. (Facts are Facts by Benjamin Freeman, Jewish author and historian in a letter to Dr. David Goldstein).
From the king’s conversation to ‘Judaism’ (we’ll use the current vernacular), it was spread to the subjects of the land, especially by one of Bulan’s successors, Obadiah. By the tenth century the ruler of Christian Russia Vladimir III had conquered the Khazarian empire. But this is not the end of the story. In fact, it is only the beginning.
Before going on, reflect on what happened here. Purely as a political decision, (the Khazar kingdom became Jews en masse (although remember, the term ‘Jew’ did not exist at that time. Khazari was called, “Land of the judahites’).
As Jewish historian Benjamin Freedman put it, “The converted Khazars were the first population if so-called or self-styled (terms from the Jewish Encyclopedia) ‘Jews’ in eastern Europe. So-called or self-styled ‘Jews’ in eastern Europe after the conversion of the Khazars are the descendants of the Khazars converted to ‘Talmudism’, or as it is now known ‘Judaism’, by the 7th century mass conversion of the Khazar population.” end quote,
Are you beginning to grasp the historical significance of the conversion to Talmudism/Judaism by the Khazars? These historians have determined that the ‘Jews’ of southern Russia and eastern Europe are the Khazarian descendants of self-chosen converts, having nothing to do with Biblical Hebrews yet laying claim to their heritage. Ponder on this a moment. For further reference, let’s take a quote from the Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. IV, pages 1-5 on ‘Chazars’ (pronounced like cos(tume)Czar. From the Jewish Encyclopedia:
quoting, “Chazars: A people of Turkish origin whose life, and history are interwoven with THE VERY BEGINNING Of THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA … driven on by the nomadic tribes of the steppes and by their own desire for plunder and revenge … The kingdom of the Chazars was firmly established in most of south Russia long before the foundation of the Russian monarchy by the Varangians (Russians) … The kingdom of the Chazars was constantly at war … At the end of the eighth century … the chagan (king) of the Chazars TOGETHER WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF HIS HEATHEN PEOPLE, EMBRACED THE JEWISH RELIGION …
The Jewish population in the entire domain of the Chazars, in the period between the seventh and tenth centuries, must have been considerable … about the ninth century, IT APPEARS AS IF ALL THE CHAZARS WERE JEWS AND THAT THEY HAD BEEN CONVERT TO JUDAISM ONLY A SHORT TIME BEFORE … The people were instructed in the Bible, Mislunah and the TALMUD … In their writings the Chazars used Hebrew letters (applied to the phonetics of Asiatic dialects) … The Russian Varangians established themselves at Kiev until the final conquest of the Chazars by the Russian … Many members of the Chazarian royal family emigrated to Spain … Some went to Hungary. BUT THE GREAT MASS OF THE PEOPLE REMAINED IN THEIR NATIVE COUNTRY.” (end quote)
Jewish historian, Professor H. Graetz, points out in his famous ‘History of the Jews’ that when other so-called or self-styled ‘Jews’ in other countries heard about the Jewish Khazar kingdom, they mistakenly believed the Khazars were one of the “lost ten tribes”. As you can see from the history above, this is the furthest thing from the truth, hence the name of Arthur Koestler’s book, ‘The Thirteenth Tribe’ (indicating they were not one of the original 12 tribes of Israel).
The Khazars took the Hebrew characters they saw in the Babylonian Talmud and applied them to the phonetics of the German, Russian, Turkish and other dialects around them. This hybrid language was known as Yiddish. Even with the disbandment of the Khazars, their language of Yiddish survived and still today forms a common bond between the people.
After their conquering, the Khazars of southern Russia stayed in the area for the most part, spreading to the areas now known as eastern Europe – Poland, Germany, Hungary – and made up the eastern European ‘Jewry’. From generation to generation they also passed down a militant tradition known as ZIONISM – the believe that they were a chosen people and divinely ordained to have a homeland of their own, at any cost.
As the eminent Rabbi Louis Finkelstein said, “Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Robbinism”, which became Judaism, which became Zionism. Rabbi Adolph Moses states, “Among the innumerable misfortunes which have befallen… the most fatal in its consequences is the name Judaism … Worse still, the Jews themselves, who have, gradually come to call their religion Judaism…”
As you can see, the Khazars were NOT and are not the Biblical Hebrew Judaists, but claimed to be so as time went on. This reasoning gave them (Khazarian Zionists) eventual justification for establishing ‘Israel’, but one must ask if the killing of men, women and children or forcing over half a million Palestinian Arabs (and Christian) out of their homes to create a state is the Khazarian mentality.
When the Khazarian empire broke up through the tenth and twelfth centuries, they migrated to become the ‘Jewry’ of eastern Europe (Germany, Poland, Hungary) as well as the Jewry of Southern Russia and the ‘Pale of Settlement’. This is an EXTREMELY VITAL POINT to remember and will be expounded upon in a subsequent article.
Jewish historian Benjamin Freedman states, “The so-called or self-styled “Jew” throughout the world today of eastern European origin MAKES UP AT LEAST 90% OF THE WORLD’S TOTAL PRESENT POPULATION OF SO-CALLED OR SELF-STYLED ‘JEWS.”
The modern Jewry (Khazars) that run ‘Israel’ and make up most eastern European and Russian Jews are the ‘Ashkenazi’ Jews (as opposed to Sephardic, Oriental or, Ethiopian/black Jews). The word ‘Ashkenazi’ is derived from ‘Ashkenaz’. This goes back to the days of Noah who had 3 sons, Japheth, Sein (Shem), and Ham. UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: we have all heard the term ‘anti-Simites.
The derivation is from Noah’s son Sem, hence ‘semites’ – all who are descended from Sem; so presumably an anti-Semite’ is one who is racist or prejudiced against a ‘Semite’. Fine. But Noah’s other son, Japheth, had a son named Gomer, who had a son named ASHKENAZ! The truth is that the ‘Ashkenazi Jews’ ARE NOT SEMITES but are named after JAPHETH’S grandson Ashkenaz. The people of Ashkenaz according to Biblical Concordances, lived in the area of the B1ack and Caspian Seas’.
This is also an area populated by the Cannonites, who descended from Noah’s son Ham. The people of this area are not Simites! You can see that the slur of ‘anti-simite’ has no validity whatsoever. It would be a non-Semite accusing another of being an ‘anti-Semite’. It is illogical. In fact the accuser is the anti-simite in reality. I’m not saying racism against Jews doesn’t exit, but the intended context of the ‘anti-semite’ label is based on a totally false premise.
The term ‘anti-Semite’ was first used in 1880 for the purpose of spreading the idea that as Christ was a ‘Semite’, it was un-Christian to oppose the activities of the people (Semites) through whom He came to us. This applies only to Semites.
You can see the pertinence of this information today. The Khazarian/Ashkenazi/Zionist elite who claim to be true Judcans but aren’t, are those such as the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, and Warburgs of the international banking scene; the British Israeli Zionists that make up the core of the Committee of 300 and Crown of England; the Anti-Dcfamation League who, in concert with the Metro organization (Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford Foundation supported) runs the IMF, World Bank, Federal Reserve, and is implementing administrative, social legislation (unconstitutional) through the National Governors Association, Council of State Governments and the United Nations; all run by the same faction of Khazarians!
The Khazarians/Ashkenazi/Zionists are in control or the Israeli government, international banking, and all the various national and world Jewish Congresses and Committee. Just ask any Sephardic Jew how much of a role they play in governmental affairs. In Israel they are treated as second-class citizens by the Khazarian Ashkennazi Zionist Jews!
A few personal notes here. Please don’t misconstrue my intentions with this article. I have no connection with any white supremacist type organization or any such group of ignorant, foolish racists and bigots. I am not implicating all, or even most, Jewish people with this information. As a matter of fact, this information is more for the millions of good and Godly Jewish people in the world than for anyone else.
All Jewish people everywhere need to realize who stole the Judean’s heritage and why, because it is the true Jews and the Godly Jews that have always been sacrificed at the altar of the Khazarians. These few power-seeking bad apples spoil the whole bunch and its time for the ‘true Jews’ to see it and speak out. In fact, many have.
Such truthful men as the Jewish authors presented above have tried to reveal the truth to people, as well as those such as Rabbi Elmer Berger, Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, Benjamin Joseph, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum an many other Jewish scholars. Again, all the above information is from Jewish historians and scholars.
I personally have nothing against Jewish people and will not stand for any such slur labels as ‘anti-Semite. I am a Physician Assistant by trade and have seen many patients of all races, religions and nationalities. I have the greatest love and respect for them all and the feeling is mutual.
I have cared for many Jewish patient, as well as all outers, and treat all my patients as if they were one of my own family. I have worked with and been taught by some of the best doctors in their field, Jewish or otherwise, and feel nothing but tremendous gratitude, love and respect for them and I don’t care if they are Khazarian, black, white, Christian, or whatever.
In the above article we are talking about a specific group of evil men who are trying to control the world’s wealth, minds and ultimately, souls. The Khazarian/Ashkenazi/Zionist elite leaders are the anti-God/anti-Christ force of the world. The ‘adversary’ energy (by whatever name) must have physical beings to work through and they are it. They are the destroyers and the testers of humanity. They have done their job well, indeed. But the world they have ensnared in their web of deceit and lies is now fully exposed. They know the game is over, but will certainly fight to the very end so be it. Creator’s troops of light and truth are here once again and are now prevailing.
Recall Revelations 3.9, “To those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who Claim to be Jews though they are not…”
KHAZARS! (METRO, IMF/WORLD BANK, CSG, IRS, U.N.,FED RESERVE, GOVERNORS ASSOC., ONE WORLD ORDER)
1. The Thirteenth Tribe, by Arthur Koestler http://184.108.40.206/www2/koestler/
2. The Garden of Aton, by Nora Boyles, Paperback / Phoenix Source Dist. July 1993 Price: $6.00
3. A History of Russia, by Nicholas Riasanovsky, Hardcover / Oxford University Press, Price: $55.00
4. Facts are Facts, by Benjamin Freeman http://www.biblestudysite.com/factsarefacts.htm
5. The Iron Curtain Over America by John Beaty http://www.usaor.net/users/ipm/contents.html