"Report: Jimmy Carter Says Israel Has 150 Nuclear Weapons"
Published May 27, 2008
LONDON – Former President Jimmy Carter caused a stir over
the weekend when he claimed that Israel possesses a nuclear arsenal of 150 weapons.
have long maintained Israel has a nuclear arsenal, the Jewish state has refused to confirm or deny it.
Most estimates, many based on evidence leaked in 1986 by Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, put the number of Israeli nuclear weapons at between 100 and 200. But other experts have said the number is as low as 60 or as high as 400. [...]
U.S. officials have generally avoided the issue of Israel's nuclear status, although during a 2006 Senate
confirmation hearing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirmed that Israel was a nuclear power.
The Times said Carter made the comment Sunday while at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival on the border between England and Wales. ...
"Iranians can’t use one [a nuclear weapon] if they finally make one. The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran... ." -Colin
(From a leaked, and confirmed as authentic by Powell's spokesman, email.)
"The Grand Monarch will do
things so astonishing and so marvelous that the most unbelieving will be forced to recognize the finger of God. In his reign all justice will be rendered.
use the Grand Monarch in order to exterminate all heretical sects, all the superstitions, and to spread, in concert with the holy Pontiff, the Catholic religion in all the universe, except in Palestine, land of malediction." (Prophecies from Abbe
Souffrant, the Cure of Maumusson, d. 1828, on the Great Catholic Monarch)