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Germany's Apology to Israel for Iraq Poison Gas Sales (english)
08 Sep 2003
Modified: 12:27:09 PM
Germany, after being called on the carpet for supplying Iraq with poison gas intended to be used against the nearly 6 million Jews who live in Israel, gave three undectable German-built submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles to Israel for free as an apology of sorts.
"Germany's Apology to Israel for Iraq Poison Gas Sales"

By Jonathan Dale Rapoport

8 September 2003

Jerusalem, The State of Israel


The following two articles from the London "Sunday Times" were written by Israeli freelance journalist Uzi Mahnaimi, rumored to be a former Israeli Intelligence Officer, with a little help from two kind English gentlemen as English is not Uzi's mother tongue.

These articles shocked the world when they showed that Germany, after being called on the carpet for supplying Iraq with poison gas intended to be used against the nearly 6 million Jews who live in Israel, gave three undectable German-built submarines capable of launching nuclear missiles to Israel for free as an apology of sorts.

Of course it does not make up for the fact that thanks to Germany, every Israeli Citizen must have a gas mask in their home and place of business.

When gas masks were first distributed here in Israel to every Israeli Citizen in 1990 during the first American-led intervention in Iraq, Israelis, most of whom lost family in the holocaust and many of whom are holocaust survivors sardonically quipped, "I think the order reached us about 50 years too late."

Nor does Germany's apology to Israel make up for the fact that the United States of America, has, for the third time in a century, been forced to clean up a mess that Germany has created while the leaders of the government of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder have the audacity to compare American politicians and military leaders to Nazis.

Rumored to be a former intelligence officer, Uzi Mahnaimi is rumored to enjoy contacts inside Israeli Intelligence that are the envy of journalists around the world and has presumably been allowed on several occasions to twitch the veil of the institute and give us mere mortals a peek of what is really going in Israel.

The English word "institute" is the Hebrew word for "mossad" hence the name of Israel's Intelligence Service, The Central Institute for Intelligence and Special Missions.

Over the past few years, Uzi Mahnaimi has lived up to his name and broken a number of sensational stories above the fold on the front page of the London "Sunday Times" that are far more powerful than the high-velocity 9 millimeter rounds in the 45 cartridge clip of the internationally famous Israeli weapon that is his namesake could ever be.

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

-Variously Attributed


Publication: London "Sunday Times"

Publication Location: London, The United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Publication Date: 18 June 2001

Dateline: Tel Aviv

Headline: Fears of new arms race as Israel tests cruise missiles

Authors: Uzi Mahnaimi and Peter Conradi


ISRAEL has test-fired cruise missiles capable of
carrying nuclear warheads, fuelling fears of an
escalation in the Middle East arms race.

Israeli defence sources revealed that the tests,
involving two German-built Dolphin-class submarines,
took place last month off Sri Lanka.

The Israeli-made missiles, which were equipped with
conventional warheads, hit targets at sea at a range
of about 930 miles, they said.

Israel is the third country - after America and Russia
- to be able to fire nuclear cruise missiles from
submarines.

The tests will alarm Israel's neighbours and embarrass
the German government. It paid for the 200m
submarines to compensate for Iraq's use of German-made
weapons against Israel during the Gulf war. A third
submarine is expected to be operational within weeks.

Despite moves towards Middle East peace, Israel
remains concerned about its vulnerability to attack,
particularly from Iran. Israeli intelligence believes
Tehran will develop nuclear weapons within two years.

Israel has never acknowledged its nuclear programme,
revealed by The Sunday Times in 1986. However, its
military planners are believed to have produced
between 100 and 200 nuclear weapons.

Sources said these included several 200kg warheads -
each containing 6kg of plutonium - that could be
mounted on cruise missiles.

Israel already has land and air-based nuclear weapons.
It now plans to equip each of the three submarines,
which have the advantage of being almost impossible to
detect, with four cruise missiles.

Their ability to strike back after a non-conventional
attack on Israel makes them a formidable deterrent.
Under a system of rotation, two of the vessels will
remain at sea: one in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf,
the other in the Mediterranean. A third would remain
on standby.

The missiles could be fired only after approval by
four people: the prime minister, defence minister,
chief of staff of the Israeli army and the commander
of the navy.

The 1,720-ton diesel-electric submarines, which are
among the most technically advanced of their kind in
the world, can remain at sea for up to 30 days.

-30-


Publication: London "Sunday Times"

Publication Location: London, The United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Publication Date: 18 June 2001

Dateline: Tel Aviv

Authors: Uzi Mahnaimi and Matthew Campbell

Headline: Israel makes nuclear waves with submarine missile test


JUST as President Bill Clinton is engaged in a bitter
public debate about how best to defend America from
missile attacks launched by "rogue" countries such as
Iran, Israel's intensely secretive military
preparations against the same threat have gone a stage
further.

Israeli defence sources claim the country has secretly
carried out its first test launches from submarines of
cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
The launches last month from German-built vessels in
the Indian Ocean were designed to simulate swift
retaliation against a pre-emptive nuclear attack from
Iran.

While Israel's generals may be jubilant at the
breakthrough - the missile is said to have hit a
target more than 900 miles away - the development
raises the worrying prospect of an escalation in the
Middle East's nuclear arms race just as peace talks
have been thrown into uncertainty after the death of
President Hafez al-Assad of Syria.

According to Israeli sources, the three Dolphin-class
submarines will give Israel a crucial third pillar of
nuclear defence to complement the country's already
much-vaunted land and air ramparts. While the
Israelis' intention of using the German submarines as
roving nuclear launch platforms had long been
suspected, few experts had expected them to develop
the capability to fire submarine-based cruise missiles
so soon.

Planning for a submarine-launched nuclear deterrent
was accelerated after reports in the early 1990s by
Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, that Iran
would be capable of staging a nuclear missile attack
against Israel by 2000.

The latest Israeli estimate has put that threat back
by two years. But uncertainty over Iran's level of
nuclear capability has not slowed Israel's drive to
bolster its defences.

The Dolphin-class vessels are among the most
technically advanced of their kind in the world. They
are twice as big as the 23-year-old Gal-class
submarines that the Israeli navy has relied on to
date.

Israel ordered the submarines from Germany when it
could not find an American shipyard to produce the
diesel and electric-powered vessels it needed,
according to Israeli sources.

In a sign of the sensitivity of the project, elite
crews have been assembled to man them: the 35 officers
and men aboard each vessel have been nicknamed "force
700" because of the average 700 points they scored in
psychological tests devised by the Israelis. The
scores are equivalent to an IQ of 130-140. Another
five specially selected officers solely responsible
for the warheads will be added to each vessel once the
missiles are operational.

America's supply of military technology to Israel is a
sensitive political issue. Last week there were calls
in Washington for a cut in aid to Israel unless it
cancelled the sale to China of a spy plane built with
American-supplied technology. The Pentagon fears it
could be used against American pilots.

Since achieving nuclear capability in 1966, Israel has
kept a hawkish eye on its neighbours' fumbling steps
towards acquiring weapons of mass destruction.

Its fears were dramatically illustrated in 1981 when
Menachem Begin, then prime minister, sent eight F-16
jet fighters to destroy a nuclear reactor in Iraq in
an episode condemned around the world as reckless
military adventurism.

In 1986, Mordechai Vanunu, a former technician at the
Dimona nuclear reactor who revealed secrets of
Israel's programme to The Sunday Times, was kidnapped
by Mossad and jailed. He remains incarcerated.

A decade later, Israeli fears appear to have proved
well-founded. Washington routinely cites Iraqi and
Iranian nuclear ambitions as justification for
America's multi-billion-dollar missile defence system,
whose deployment may be ordered by President Bill
Clinton this year.

America will not look kindly on Israel's development
of a remarkable new military capability at such a
delicate stage in the peace process.

"This is certain to irritate the Clinton
administration," said a defence analyst in Washington.
"It makes it that much harder to get non-proliferation
to stick in the Middle East."

Despite a good personal relationship between Clinton
and Ehud Barak, the Israeli prime minister, relations
between the two countries have soured in recent weeks.
On top of reports of the extraordinary extent of
Israeli espionage in Washington, Israel's proposed
sale of the spy plane to China has outraged American
congressmen.

Under a contract with the Chinese, Israel Aircraft
Industries has installed a Phalcon airborne
early-warning system in a Russian-made Ilyushin. China
has an option for three more such planes. American
officials say they fear they will pose a threat to
Taiwan - as much of an American ally as Israel - and
upset the military balance.

Relations have been strained further by other Israeli
missile tests conducted without advance warning to the
Pentagon. Last month the American navy criticised
Israel for test-launching a Jericho ballistic missile
off its coast in April when an American warship in the
vicinity momentarily thought it was under attack.

Pentagon officials said the missile landed about 40
miles from the warship. "That's pretty close for a
missile that's not the most accurate," said one
official, adding that this was the third time in two
years that Israel had conducted "nonotice" missile
tests near an American warship.

-30-


THE TWO ARTICLES CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE FROM THE LONDON "SUNDAY TIMES" ARE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF WRITERS UZI MAHNAIMI, MATTHEW CAMPBELL AND PETER CONRADI.

JONATHAN DALE RAPOPORT HAS NO RELATIONSHIP WHATSOVER WITH THE AFFORMENTIONED WRITERS OR WITH THE LONDON "SUNDAY TIMES."

JONATHAN DALE RAPOPORT TAKES NO POSITION ON THE RUMORS ABOUT UZI MAHNAIMI BEING A FORMER ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE OFFICER.

JONATHAN DALE RAPOPORT WOULD, HOWEVER, NOT BE REPORTING FULLY AND ACCURATELY IF HE WERE TO EXCLUDE THESE RUMORS FROM HIS PRESENTATION OF UZI MAHNAIMI AND HIS OUTSTANDING JOURNALISM.

THIS ARTICLE IS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF WRITER JONATHAN DALE RAPOPORT, A WRITER BASED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATE OF THE KINGDOM OF SWEDEN.

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Right Wing Nonsense (english)
08 Sep 2003
I read everyday. Two or Three major news papers. I also surf Reuters, LA Times, NY Times and Washington Post.
NONE of these major newspapers has ANY information about the article above.
Is the article accurate? My personal feelings? NO.
The above article should be front page headlines. Where?
To the writer: Feed your lies to someone else.
Who put you up to this? The Republicans? Bush? Ashcroft? All are constant liars!
Save some typing...Just say no to lies.
I'll never believe any of this nonsense. Until there are hard facts. Such as the Weapons of Mass Destruction? Tell your lies to your children. Not me.