Did Israel Attack Beirut with a Modified Nuclear Missile?
MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA, 24 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020 – There is growing evidence that the attack on Beirut was conducted by Israel. Meanwhile, Beirut politicians are sending out confusing messages as to what happened, and why. Beirut officials may be afraid to admit that Israel is responsible for this (world) crime because Lebanon would lose desperately needed funds from the US and Israel to rebuild Beirut.
If it turns out that Israel was behind the deadly attack, there is little that the United Nations can do about it. Israel is protected by the U.S. government no matter what international crimes it commits. Just ask the Palestinians who keep having their lands and homes stolen by the Israeli regimes.
The popular narrative being promoted by the Western mainstream press is that the explosion was caused by fertilizer (ammonium nitrate). There is little mention of Israel in media reports — except to deny that Israel had anything to do with this horrendous attack.
But one cannot easily dismiss the arguments presented on the website of Veterans Today (www.veteranstoday.com) which debunks the narrative that fertilizer caused the blast, and offers eyewitness reports consistent with a missile attack.
In an Associated Press report (8/16/20, San Francisco Chronicle), we are told that U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, David Hale, calls for a “thorough and transparent” investigation. He said that the FBI, “at the invitation of the Lebanese authorities,” was being brought in to figure out what caused the August 4 explosion. President Trump stated on August 5 that his generals told him the blast was most likely caused by “a bomb of some kind.”
US blackmail without shame
Hale went on to explain how the U.S. intended to insist that Lebanon does the bidding of US/Israel. Hale didn’t call it blackmail, yet announces that “there can be no financial bailout for Lebanon” without a change in the government, — which he claims is suffering from “endemic corruption.” The change Hale wants is what Israel wants — to get rid of Hezbollah, whether or not the majority of people in Lebanon favor Hezbollah.
It is no secret that the US and Israel find Hezbollah annoying. While many see Hezbollah as “freedom fighters” to protect Palestinians from Israeli genocide and criminal expansionism, the US has declared Hezbollah to be a “terrorist” organization.
But what if it turns out that Israel did indeed bomb Beirut? If it used a tactical mini-nuke or some modified version, some new type of warhead? This would amount to a crime against humanity, a war crime. If the facts implicate Israel, should the US declare Israel to be a terrorist state?
The possibility that the Beirut bombing used a modified nuclear weapon is feasible. The US military and Israel have been known to work closely together on such weapons programs. The US military under Project Thor worked to develop a special warhead that “would have the effect of a nuclear bomb, but leave no residual radiation.” Who knows what secret projects are underway at the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Lab in California?
If Beirut can find only limited radiation readings, it may be because Israel used a special warhead with almost no residual radiation, a possibility documented by researchers for Veterans Today, and buttressed by a secret report they found from the International Atomic Energy Agency (Veterans Today, 11/2/19):
The “standard” SADM [Special Atomic Demolition Munition] that evolved would eventually have a core of Plutonium 239 encased in a thin shell of non-fissile Uranium 238 known as a “neutron reflector”. “The new Dimona micro nuke was the very first critical weapon that could be used in “stealth” mode. Gone was the dirty Uranium 238 reflector, and up went the purity of the smaller Plutonium 239 core.”
The history of violent lawlessness by Israel (and others) demonstrates both the ineffectiveness of the current United Nations due to its defective Charter, and the urgent need for a new UN framework such as the EARTH CONSTITUTION provides for dealing with such international crises.
Roger Kotila, Ph.D. is a psychologist (ret.) with many years of clinical experience with the California Dept. of Corrections doing psychiatric diagnosis and treatment with inmates. President of Democratic World Federalists and Editor of Earth Federation News & Views, he supports a “new UN” under the Earth Constitution. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: Beirut, Israel, Lebanon, MENA, Military, Nuclear Weapons, USA, United Nations, War crimes
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 24 Aug 2020.
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