- Apr 25, 2008
Once again the world owes Israel a debt of gratitude that it took out the nuclear ambitionsof a vile dictator.
The reactor was at Deir Ezzor which subsequently fell to the Islamic State. Imagine the Islamic State with their hands on potential nuclear material? Although the article plays down the warning to Iran about having nuclear weapons and how Israel will react there is certainly an underlying hint that Israel, rightly, will not tolerate her enemies owning nuclear weapons or trying to get their hands on them. For that we should be thankful.The strike constituted Israels second application of the Begin Doctrine, which calls on the Jewish state to destroy any enemy countrys nuclear capabilities. The doctrine was named for prime minister Menachem Begin, who set its precedent by ordering the bombing of Iraqs nascent nuclear reactor in 1981. (In that instance, Israel took responsibility for the attack almost immediately, to much international reprobation.)