Thursday, December 14, 2006

Israel Admits Having Nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted on German TV that Israel has nuclear weapons. Was it intentional or a slip of the tongue or a little bit of both? Whatever it was it puts an end to the silliest international ruse ever, Israel's policy of ambiguity over whether or not they possessed such weapons.

This does however put billions of dollars in aid from the US in jeopardy because it puts Israel on the wrong side of some federal laws that prohibit aid to proliferating countries. That is, of course, in theory. As many politicians have found out in the past, you fuck with AIPAC and AIPAC fucks with you. It's a quickest way to ensure your next trip to Capital Hill involves visitor's lines.

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