Jimmy Carter releases Israel’s Nuke count
Words do not describe how shocked and angry I am at Jimmy Carter. Honestly, why in the world would he decide to tell the world that Israel has 150 nuclear devices?
Israel has 150 nuclear weapons in its arsenal, former President Jimmy Carter said yesterday, while arguing that the US should talk directly to Iran to persuade it to drop its nuclear ambitions.
His remark, made at the Hay-on-Wye festival which promotes current affairs books and literature, is startling because Israel has never admitted having nuclear weapons, let alone how many, although the world assumes their existence. Nor do US officials deviate in public from that Israeli line. Carter, who has immersed himself since his presidency in Israeli-Palestinian relations, was highly critical of Israeli settlers on the West Bank, and of Israel’s refusal to talk to elected officials of the Islamic party Hamas, although he said that Israel’s security was his prime concern.
If I was Israel right now I would be very angry at Carter. I mean, the world basically knew that they had nukes with every one of those “Nuclear Capable Countries” maps listing Israel but to claim the exact amount they have is crazy.
Also, if that information was gained when he was president, isn’t it illegal for him to share it with anyone? Wouldn’t it be considered treason to share state secrets with the world? Even if it isn’t treason since its not exactly our secret, shouldn’t there be some consequences?
Carter has been living in a world where he thinks that being a former president makes him immune from the consequences. From openly meeting with terrorists to making this announcement, it’s time for something to be done.
What do you folks think?
Hat Tip Gateway Pundit