April 22, 2004


Ted Lapkin addresses the likes of Phillip Adams and Robert Fisk on the subject of Mordechai Vanunu.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 22, 2004 12:38 PM

Something Fisk said is worth repeating for its sheer, witless revelatoriness:

Any Israeli who bought the February 16 edition of the daily newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth would have believed that a truly wicked man was about to be released from Ashkelon prison. Each time a suicide bomber blew himself up, the prisoner would celebrate.

Worse still, said the paper, the inmate - once a keeper of Israel's nuclear secrets - wants to endanger his country further after his release. "He told me," a former prisoner was quoted as saying, "that he has additional material and that he will reveal secrets..."

Should it be a surprise, then, that the very same prisoner, supposedly celebrating the slaughter of innocents while preparing to betray his country yet again, holds a clutch of awards from European peace groups . . .'

No fucking surprise at all. The European 'peace' movement believes that every Muslim malcontent in the world would be happy if Jews vacated their tiny patch of the Middle East, and that nuclear weapons are only something to worry about if they're in the hands of democratic powers.

Posted by: Dave at April 22, 2004 at 01:47 PM

How come nobody mentions France in all this? Comparing the Israeli nuclear armaments to North Korea may be cute but it's irrelevant.

France, the only country in the 21st century to conduct surface nuclear tests, has missles that can reach anywhere in the middle east in a matter of minutes, the nuclear warheads to put on them, political interests in the middle east like there's no tomorrow, and a growing muslim population just about taking over the country. Where is the Hans Blix indeed?

Posted by: random at April 22, 2004 at 01:54 PM

Vanunu is a hero. It would be nice to see someone around here prepared to make a stand with more than words.

Posted by: Xarfa at April 22, 2004 at 04:27 PM

While googling for Vanunu, I came across an article by Fisk with the phrase "The Man Who Knew Too Much". Something Fisk is not guilty of.

Posted by: Andjam at April 23, 2004 at 12:52 AM

If an Iranian ever blabs about their nuclear weapons program, he'd be instantly killed, end of story. Might rate a bit of a mention on the ABC but it's only the Democracies who come in for the real treatment, all others get off scot-free.

Posted by: Brian. at April 23, 2004 at 02:28 AM