Skip to comments.Israel under pressure to give up chemical, nuclear weapons
Posted on 09/18/2013 7:05:53 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
The United States-Russian deal for the destruction of Syria's huge chemical weapons stocks caused Israelis to breathe an audible sigh of relief.
Many expected that a U.S. strike would push either Syria or its ally Hezbollah tio retaliate by attacking Israel. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Israelis, not known for their patience, spent hours waiting in line for government-issued gas masks.
Yet the deal also increases pressure on Israel to get rid of its chemical and, even more troubling to the Jewish state, its nuclear stockpile. If Syria must get rid of its chemical weapons, the reasoning goes, why can't Israel do the same?
... Israel has always kept a low profile when it comes to its own chemical weapons program. They signed the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in 1982 but never ratified it, which means that Israel considers itself bound by the spirit of the treaty, but not legally obligated to obesrve it.
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Secondly, why does the U.S. seem to always call the shots for Israel? Are they not an independent nation? If they want to defend themselves against Syria (which they have in bombing a nuclear facility) and Iraq (the same) and Iran, then are they free to do so?
Nevertheless, it would be best if Syria, Isreal, Iran, etc, etc let go of chemical and nuclear weapons. If not, this will continue to be a thorn in the ME that will continue to fester.
Just me two cents...
The Putin-offered Obama deal raised this specter.
The Kerry gaffe laid the foundation...
Re giving them up — good luck with that.
Israel can take all the pressure this piss ant little President has to give. She knows that her final option of delivering all those fricking Muslims to their Allah is in her hands if she needs it.
The rest of the world can suck it.
Israel is the LAST people on the planet who should be asked to disarm themselves.
Israel will never give up their nukes.
The problem with your analysis is that Israel would be disarming itself with no assurance any other Middle East country would comply.
Jupiter missiles out of Turkey ...
Do I honestly think that any of them - Syria, Iran, Israel - will give up any chem weapons? IMHO, nope.
Will Israel, Iran, Pakistan, etc, gice up their nuke programs?
Do I honmestly think that Israel, Syria, Iran, etc, will give up any/all chem weapons?
What about Iran, Israel, Pakistan, etc on nuke program?
Read #11 and #12.
To destroy Israel with unconventional weapons is to destroy the Dome of the Rock.
If Islam is willing to destroy its second most religious facility, then I would guess Mecca and Qom is in play.
Why can't the whole world just rise up and say we're sick of war?
I have no doubt that Israel will relinquish some of their tactical nuclear weapons... at a time and target of their own choosing.
“If Syria must get rid of its chemical weapons, the reasoning goes, why can’t Israel do the same?”
Reasoning? There’s no reasoning there.
fock that, Israel needs all the weaponry it can get, why would they give up nuclear while Iran develops theirs?
How about hell no, nuclear and chemical won’t go
Israel must and will retain the capability to deter enemies and defend itself against vastly larger forces.
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