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Obama Revealed Israel's Nuclear Secrets

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Israel’s nuclear secrets are now declassified by the U.S. government.  Wait, what?  How was this missed by the media?

Did Israel make the first move when it provided details of U.S. negotiations with Iran to Congress, or was it really the U.S. who made the first move against the Zionist Entity Israel?

It appears that the Obama administration struck first.

In early February, the Defense Department declassified a 1987 document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, breaking a tacit agreement between the two countries that has dated back to the 1960’s.  Reported by Arutz Sheva (Israel’s channel 7):

The 386-page report entitled “Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations” gives a detailed description of how Israel advanced its military technology and developed its nuclear infrastructure and research in the 1970s and 1980s.

Israel is “developing the kind of codes which will enable them to make hydrogen bombs. That is, codes which detail fission and fusion processes on a microscopic and macroscopic level,” reveals the report, stating that in the 1980s Israelis were reaching the ability to create bombs considered a thousand times more powerful than atom bombs.

It’s universally suspected that Israel possesses nuclear weapons.  How many nukes does it have?  Wikipedia (hardly trustworthy about anything related to Israel) says anywhere from 75 to 400 warheads, including megaton-range H-bombs.  What’s known for sure is that South Africa was ready to test an atomic bomb—or in fact had tested one in the still-classified “Vela incident”—before it shut the program down in the late 1980’s, and Israel was tied to that program, believed to have exchanged tritium for uranium.

Israel’s policy has always been to neither deny nor acknowledge having nukes, and it has never signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Aside from nuclear capabilities, the report revealed Israel at the time had “a totally integrated effort in systems development throughout the nation,” with electronic combat all in one “integrated system, not separated systems for the Army, Navy and Air Force.” It even acknowledged that in some cases, Israeli military technology “is more advanced than in the U.S.”

Israel produces some very cool military tech.  The Iron Dome system, although partially funded by the U.S., is an entirely Israeli project—which America now has access to in return for the funding.  We can only imagine that Israel has advanced nuclear delivery systems that are both accurate and difficult to defend against.

Why would the Obama administration put this information into the public domain in the middle of negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program?  Why would they do it before Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress?  Why would they do it before the Israeli elections?  Why wasn’t the media tipped off to this?

It seems like Obama kept this particular tidbit in his pocket, just another bullet in the magazine to use against Israel and Netanyahu.  This particular bullet was never fired at the press, but Israel certainly took notice.  This betrayal drew more blood from Israel than Jonathan Pollard (Obama dangled freeing Pollard last year to try to win concessions from Israel) ever extracted from America.

Declassifying the report comes at a sensitive timing as noted above, and given that the process to have it published was started three years ago, that timing is seen as having been the choice of the American government.

If there was a canary in the coal mine on Obama’s intentions toward Israel, it just died.  You can back off from rhetoric.  You can walk back statements like “we’re re-evaluating our policy.”  You can send your minions to the Sunday morning talk shows and soften positions.  But you can’t put genies back in the bottle, and you can’t make a public document classified again.