Kissinger’s role in gaining U.S. acceptance of Israeli nukes a case study in Zionist manipulation

Patrick Slattery Ph.D.


On August 20 PressTV carried an article titled “Kissinger tried to curb Israeli nukes: State Dept. documents.” The article starts by stating “The US State Department has released documents that show the administration of former president Richard Nixon had sought to curb Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.” In fact, the documents were released in 2006, but they are fascinating and certainly relevent to the Iran nuclear deal in that they show the unbelievable double standard that is being applied to Iran compared to Israel.

The title of the article is also misleading, as it becomes apparent upon reading the documents that while the gentiles in the administration wanted to halt Israel’s nuclear weapons development, Kissinger (the National Security Advisor and the administration’s most high-profile Jew) actually restrained the administration from using its considerable leverage to halt the Israeli nuclear program and instead successfully championed the policy of accepting Israel as a de facto nuclear weapons state as long as it made no public declarations of its possession of nuclear weapons and allowed the United States to maintain plausible deniability of knowledge of Israeli nukes.

The PressTV article specifically quotes from a July 19, 1969 memo from Kissinger to Nixon (available here from the Nixon Library). Kissinger told Nixon that “while we might ideally like to halt actual Israeli possession, what we really want at a minimum may be just to keep Israeli possession from becoming an established international fact,”

Kissinger, as National Security Advisor, was head of a small task force made up to handle the issue of Israel’s nuclear weapons program that was made up of himself, Under Secretary of State Elliott Richardson, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard, CIA Director Richard Helms, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Earle Wheeler.

The Kissinger memo also reveals the foreign complicity in the development of Israeli nukes and their delivery systems: “Israel has 12 surface-to-surface missiles delivered from France. It has set up a production line and plans by the end of 1970 to have a total force of 24-30, ten of which are programmed for nuclear warheads.”

The U.S., Britain, and Germany have also been major contributors to Israel’s nuclear program, with Germany even donating Dolphin-class nuclear capable submarines. It is beyond belief that the German state has become so cuckolded that it uses the taxes of hard-working Germans to make sure that Israel maintains an absolute military advantage over Germany!

The memo also discusses Israel’s development of “strategic missiles” (i.e. intercontinental missiles capable of striking the United States) that have no feasible non-nuclear purpose. Kissinger writes that the representatives of the State Department, the Defense Department, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff concurred in wanting to demand the Israelis to “Give us assurances in writing that it will stop production and will not deploy “Jericho” missiles or any other nuclear capable strategic missile.”

However, Kissinger then immediately states parenthetically that “I do not believe we can ask Israel not to produce missiles. Israel is sovereign in this decision, and I do not see how we can ask it not to produce a weapon just because we do not see it as an effective weapon without nuclear warheads.” Kissinger has had no trouble, however, advocating for interference in Iran’s sovereign decisions.

Kissinger also noted that State, Defense, and the JCS were in favor of using as leverage the withholding the delivery of F-4 Phantom II jets scheduled for later that year until Israel acquiesced to U.S. demands on its nuclear and missile programs.

However, in a section titled “THE DILEMMA WE FACE,” Kissinger gave the following rationale (or veiled threat?) for why the U.S. could not use the provision of Phantom jets as leverage:

“Our problem is that Israel will not take us seriously on the nuclear issue unless they believe we are prepared to withhold something they very much need — the Phantoms or, even more, their whole military supply relationship with us.

“On the other hand, if we withhold the Phantoms and they make this fact public in the United States, enormous political pressure will be mounted on us. We will be in an indefensible position if we cannot state why we are withholding the planes. Yet if we explain our position publicly, we will be the ones to make Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons public with all the international consequences this entails.”

In other words, “we can’t stop Israel’s nuclear program unless they think we will withhold weapons from them. But if we withhold weapons from them there will be enormous political pressure from the Jewish lobby. And we can’t withstand this pressure without telling the truth about Israel’s nuclear program.”

This is yet another illustration of the fact that the essence of Jewish power is the ability to stifle any discussion of Jewish power.

We all know the rest of the story. The Phantom II deliveries went ahead and Israel thumbed its nose at U.S. concerns about its weapons programs.

While the PressTV article wants the reader to come away with the impression that even Henry Kissinger was worried about Israel’s nuclear program, this memo, as well as numerous other declassified documents (which can be found at George Washington University’s website), make it clear that Kissinger was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, relaying his gentile colleagues’ concerns to President Nixon but subtly recommending a very watered down course of action.

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