Médiats juifs anti-juifs? CNN et le NY Times mentionnent l’arsenal nucléaire d’Israël, qui explique pourquoi ses voisins se sont dotés d’armes chimiques

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/10/opinion/miller-iran-us-israel-negotiations/index.html?iref=allsearch

Why the U.S. and Israel are split over the Iran deal
By Aaron David Miller, Special to CNN
November 10, 2013

(…) Israel isn’t some hapless victim, a piece of driftwood bobbing about on a turbulent sea; it’s a dynamic nation (and a nuclear weapons state) with great military power with the capacity if need be to deal with Iran too.(…)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/world/middleeast/syria.html?ref=world&_r=1&

Syria Destroys Chemical Sites, Inspectors Say
By ANNE BARNARD
Published: October 31, 2013

(…) “Some government supporters — and indeed, some rebel fighters — have criticized the deal as giving up weapons that belong to the Syrian people and are needed as a deterrent against Israel, which maintains an undeclared nuclear arsenal.
“But Syrian officials said that the weapons were of little practical use and that giving them up allowed them to claim new moral standing and draw attention to the push for the elimination of Israel’s nuclear weapons.” (…)

 

http://consortiumnews.com/2013/11/01/nytimes-mentions-israeli-nukes/

NYTimes Mentions Israeli Nukes

My Catbird Seat November 6, 2013

Exclusive: The U.S. press is very tolerant of Israeli cross-border attacks inside Syria, like the latest one against a military target in Latakia. Israel’s nuclear arsenal usually goes unmentioned, too. But the New York Times surprisingly deviated from that pattern, notes Robert Parry.

 

Israel has 80 nukes, can about triple inventory – report

In a rare break from the selective outrage over who possesses WMDs in the Middle East, the New York Times acknowledged on Friday that, yes, Israel does have an undeclared nuclear arsenal.

Apparently the Times had little option but to include this inconvenient truth because the context was the complaint from some Syrians that their government was wrong to surrender its chemical weapons capability – in an agreement with the United Nations – because the CW was needed to deter a possible Israeli nuclear attack.

 

The article by Anne Barnard reported, “Some government supporters — and indeed, some rebel fighters — have criticized the deal as giving up weapons that belong to the Syrian people and are needed as a deterrent against Israel, which maintains an undeclared nuclear arsenal.

“But Syrian officials said that the weapons were of little practical use and that giving them up allowed them to claim new moral standing and draw attention to the push for the elimination of Israel’s nuclear weapons.”

Amazing! References to Israeli nukes in back-to-back paragraphs. More typically, the Times and other U.S. news outlets avoid mentioning Israel’s rogue nuclear arsenal even when the context calls for it, such as when writing about Syria’s reasons for possessing chemical weapons or why Iran might actually want a nuclear bomb. By leaving out Israel’s secret nukes, the media denies the U.S. public an understanding of why these Muslim countries might legitimately fear that Israel will attack them with nukes.

Israel’s nuclear arsenal is usually even ignored in the U.S. press when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to attack other countries to punish them for their possession – or their possible future possession – of weapons of mass destruction. For instance, Netanyahu has threatened to bomb Iran if it crosses his “red line” in refinement of nuclear fuel, despite Iran’s repeated assurances that it wants only a peaceful nuclear program.