Israel Nuclear Weapons
Israel's Nuclear Weapons a Key to Stability
In Israel's 60 year history, they have been involved in seven wars, faced constant and violent opposition from multiple sources, and have fought for their country and it's 7 million residents. Israel is one of only a few countries in the world which have nuclear weapons. They have never used their weapons to protect their country, but will if necessary. No doubt one reason other rogue countries, terrorist groups, and other oppressors of Israel have held back from a full invasion of the country is because of Israel nuclear weapons that might be used against them.
One of the largest threats against Israel today is the nation of Iran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stated that his goal would be the destruction of Israel, completely eliminating it from the face of the earth. A look back just 70 years ago will provide a detailed picture of what can happen when nations and leaders who make such statements are not taken seriously. The Holocaust suffered by the Jews during World War II cannot be repeated. It is the responsibility of the rest of the world to ensure that such actions are not permitted to take place ever again. The world needs to take Ahmadinejad at his word, and expect that if he develops nuclear weapons, that he will use them against Israel to attempt to destroy the country. Israel's nuclear weapons are a restraining force for other oppressors, keeping them at bay and preventing them from attacking the country. However, with Ahmadinejad, he is determined to get the technology to produce nuclear weapons to use on Isreal, and he is not concerned about the consequences. He doesn't care if Israel launches nuclear weapons in retaliation, all he is consumed with is getting these weapons for himself so he can act in a very irresponsible manner with them.
Israel Nuclear Weapons Buildup in Response to Iranian Threats
Israel is estimated to have well over 100 nuclear weapons to date. Their nuclear weapons program began in the 1950's, and has continued from that time until the present. Israel also has nuclear power facilities in the country that they use to generate nuclear power for use by the country. The Israel nuclear weapon buildup has been a necessary requirement for the safety and security of the nation, since they are under constant threat from the countries that surround them on all sides. Iran has become the single largest threat to Israel in the past few years, not only because of their determination to obtain nuclear weapons, but because of their sponsoring of terrorist organizations presently in conflict with Israel.
The nation of Iran has been giving hundreds of millions a year to support Hezbollah, providing various types of weapons including rockets, mines, arms, explosives, anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Hezbollah has worked closely with various terrorist organizations involved in striking Israeli targets. Israel is seemingly at war with Iran right now, based on the support Iran is giving to various organizations who are striking Israel. Israel has indicated that they will use all the resources at their avail to protect their nation. This would include the use of the Israeli nuclear weapons within their arsenal. Iran has made it clear that they are seeking the complete destruction of Israel, and the most efficient way they see of accomplishing that task is through the use of nuclear weapons. As a result, they are increasingly engaged in doing whatever they can to obtain the technology, uranium, and other materials necessary to accomplish their goal of nuclear weapons. If this course is allowed to play out, there will be a nuclear engagement within a number of years, and it will involve Iran and Israel. It is the responsibility of the rest of the world to act in preventing Iran from obtaining the materials and knowledge necessary to produce this type of weapon of mass destruction. Failure to stop them will result in a dramatic exchange of nuclear weapons unlike the world has seen.
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