by John Galt
June 3, 2012 10:15 ET
The German newspaper Der Spiegel finally reports what most of us figured out years ago:
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While there are some that might be aghast at the idea of Israel deploying such weapons to defend itself from radical states like Iran and Syria, the reality is that this gives them a retaliatory strike capacity against those nations that have supplied and armed the enemies of the tiny nation should the Samson Option be enacted. The article acts as if the media has been wearing blinders for the last two decades with some of the revelations:
Germany is helping Israel to develop its military nuclear capabilities, SPIEGEL has learned. According to extensive research carried out by the magazine, Israel is equipping submarines that were built in the northern German city of Kiel and largely paid for by the German government with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The missiles can be launched using a previously secret hydraulic ejection system. Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak told SPIEGEL that Germans should be “proud” that they have secured the existence of the state of Israel “for many years.”
In the past, the German government has always stuck to the position that it is unaware of nuclear weapons being deployed on the vessels. Now, however, former high-ranking officials from the German Defense Ministry, including former State Secretary Lothar Rühl and former chief of the planning staff Hans Rühle, have told SPIEGEL that they had always assumed that Israel would deploy nuclear weapons on the submarines. Rühl had even discussed the issue with the military in Tel Aviv.
This article serves a dual purpose during the negotiations with Iran and the P5+1 nations:
1. It provides a guarantee that Iran faces total eradication from the Earth as a viable entity should they refuse to negotiate in good faith and continue with their weapons program.
2. An excuse for the world powers so they can proclaim “they did their best” in an attempt to prevent the outbreak of a major regional war which will create an economic disaster for the Western powers and cast the world into darkness for many years to come.
The United States obviously has an interest in maintaining peace in the region but with Syria drawing attention away from the activities of the terrorist regime in Tehran, time will run out on these pathetic efforts and indeed, these submarines armed with nuclear tipped cruise missiles might well see action before this year is out.