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June 1998
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"There will now be the 'Islamic Bomb'.  It will spread to Iran and Iraq. And we will now be on the verge of nuclear war."

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan - 6/27/98



MER - Washington - 28 June:

One of the major American TV programs in the USA this Sunday featured a kind of scare program about "The Islamic Bomb". "The McLaughlin Report" spread "The Islamic Bomb" perspective far and wide, including the above interview with Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan from New York. The Americans can be so narrow-minded, so historically myopic, so self-serving; and here we have one of the best recent examples.

The arms race taking place throughout the Middle East and Asia has been more nurtured and fueled by the U.S. then establishment American commentators are willing to even discuss, not to mention to admit. Not only have the Americans pursued duplicitous and double-standard policies, they have as well been the primary arms salesman for all kinds of modern weapons systems, including long-range jet fighters, missiles, cluster bombs, Apache attack helicopters, and the list goes on.

As for nuclear weapons, let's remember the following:

  • Israel obtained nuclear weapons -- with a combination of American help and American looking the other way -- back in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • During the 1973 war the Israelis actually threatened to use their nuclear weapons and were sending them to the battlefield when the Americans declared a "nuclear alert" and massively intervened to defend Israel.
  • The Israelis and South Africans jointed tested nuclear weapons in the late 1970s.
  • The Israelis attacked the Iraqi nuclear plant at Osirak in the early 1980s.
  • The Israelis have been cooperating with the Indian military for quite some time and Pakistan has good reason to continue to fear the possibility of a joint Israeli/Indian strike against their nuclear facilities.
  • The Israelis have refused to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty or to allow any kind of international inspection of their nuclear facilities.
  • Both the Israelis and the Americans in recent years have threatened to use nuclear and "neutron" weapons against a prostrate Iraq in recent years.
  • Israel continues to threaten to attack Iranian nuclear reactors and the U.S. has recently supplied the latest advanced long-range fighter planes that could be used for just such an Israeli first-strike.

So what's all this talk about the "Islamic bomb" without reference to the "Jewish bomb"?

And what's all this nonsense about the Pakistanis having unleashed an arms race when actually an arms race stimulated by the Americans has been raging for some decades now and if anything Pakistan is reluctantly responding?




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