…by Jonas E. Alexis
Netanyahu has recently done an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, and that certainly did not go well. One can say that this is the first time that one of the Zionist outlets had a chance to ask Netanyahu some of the honest questions about Israel’s own nuclear weapons.
Right after Netanyahu began to propound his usual lies that Iran wanted to conquer the Middle East, that Iran is using its secret weapons “to conquer Yemen, to fire rockets on Saudi Arabia, to colonize Syria militarily,” etc., Cuomo asked him a simple question: what about Israel’s nuclear weapons?
Cuomo: A yes-no question for you. Does Israel have nuclear capabilities and nuclear weapons? Yes or no?
Netanyahu: We’ve always said that we won’t be the first to introduce it, so we haven’t introduced it. And I’ll tell you one thing —
Cuomo: But that’s not an answer to the question. Do you have them or do you not?
Netanyahu: — any country. It’s as good an answer as you’re going to get.
This is an important dialogue, despite the fact that Cuomo didn’t press Netanyahu long enough. Benjamin Netanyahu is running around like a wild animal telling the entire West that Israel is the most dangerous nation on the planet; he is perpetuating that the West needs to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons, but Benjamin Netanyahu won’t even tell the West that Israel, as we all know, has hundreds of nuclear weapons in its basement.
The sad thing is that Aaron Klein of Breitbart has come out with a dumb article entitled, “CNN’s Chris Cuomo shills for Iran deal, gets basic facts wrong in combative Netanyahu interview.” Klein did not even say a damn thing about Netanyahu’s lies during the same interview. He could not even point out that it is Saudi Arabia, Israel’s puppet in the Middle East, that is wiping out Yemen’s civilian population.
This has become common knowledge now. As Foreign Policy reported in 2016, Saudi Arabia devastated virtually the entire civilian population in Yemen. The New Yok Times itself declared in the same year that “Saudi Arabia kills civilians, the U.S. looks the other way.” It stated then:
“In the span of four days earlier this month, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Yemen bombed a Doctors Without Borders-supported hospital, killing 19 people; a school, where 10 children, some as young as 8, died; and a vital bridge over which United Nations food supplies traveled, punishing millions….
“More than 14 million Yemenis suffer dangerous levels of food insecurity — a figure that dwarfs that of any other country in conflict, worsened by a Saudi-led and American-supported blockade. One in three children under the age of 5 reportedly suffers from acute malnutrition. An estimated 90 percent of food that the United Nation’s World Food Program transports to Sana traveled across the destroyed bridge.”
Now how can anyone say that it is Iran, not Saudi Arabia, that is killing Yemen? How can Netanyahu come on a widely televised program and declare that Iran is actually the elephant in the room? Does he really think that the entire world is that stupid? Perhaps Ilan Goldenberg of Foreign Policy is right in saying that “Netanyahu’s ‘Iran Lied’ Presentation Shows Why Trump Should Keep the Nuke Deal.”
-  See for example Avner Cohen, Israel and the Bomb (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999); The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb (New York: Columbia University Press, 2010); Michael Karpin, The Bomb in the Basement: How Israel Went Nuclear and What That Means for the World (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006).
-  Rasha Mohamed and Rawan Shaif, “Saudi Arabia Is Committing War Crimes in Yemen,” Foreign Policy, March 25, 2016.
-  Samuel Oakford, “Saudi Arabia Kills Civilians, the U.S. Looks the Other Way,” NY Times, August 19, 2016.
-  Ibid.
-  Ilan Goldenberg, “Netanyahu’s ‘Iran Lied’ Presentation Shows Why Trump Should Keep the Nuke Deal,” Foreign Policy, May 2, 2018.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.