ElGordillo
Saturday, April 20, 2002
 

The answer to my question earlier about Israel's nuclear capability appears to be that they pretty much have the full works. I found this on the website of The Center for Nonproliferation Studies. With a name like that, I don't know how impartial they are, but it was the only real info I could find. It cites the following from Jane's Intelligence Review, Sept. 97:



Israel's nuclear capability is by most accounts quite sophisticated, and may include "intercontinental-range, fractional-orbit-delivered thermonuclear weapons; thermonuclear or boosted nuclear-armed, two-stage, solid-fuel, intermediate-range ballistic missiles with a range of 3,000km; older, less accurate, nuclear-armed, theatre-range, solid-fuel ballistic missiles; air-deliverable, variable-yield, boosted nuclear bombs; artillery-delivered, enhanced-radiation, tactical weapons; and small nuclear demolition charges."

If this is indeed the case then the Muslim Middle East is playing a very dangerous game. You don't corner a wild animal, especially if the wild animal in question has nukes and ballistic missiles.


 


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