Pieta - Jesus Christ, Immortal Son of God, conceived and born of the blessed virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, crucified for us - He rose again and will return from heaven
Picture of Michelangelo's Pieta - Sorrowful Mother holding her Divine Son at the foot of the Cross - in its setting at the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair. My parents and I visited the 1964 World's Fair in New York and we got this picture from the Vatican Pavilion where we saw this, the original Pieta, which had been brought there from Italy for the World's Fair.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Husband Harry J. Langosh in the cockpit of the Boeing 747 Jet Airliner he flew

My Husband Harry J. Langosh in the cockpit of the Boeing 747 Jet Airliner he flew - Naomi L. Langosh

My Son gave me this blog on January 31, 2012 and it has been mine and I retain it since then.


And also see my newest blog I have, which is this: My View - Naomi Langosh

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Jungle Skippers - 39th Troop Carrier Squadron

Number 13, the Lucky Lucy

This is my Dad's plane, see below for the "13 brand-new C-47 aircraft," mentioned in my Dad's unit's site: "At the end of 1942 the 39th was deployed to the Southwest Pacific theater, the ground echelon sailing on the good ship Maui from San Francisco to Brisbane, and the air echelon flying 13 brand-new C-47 aircraft across the Pacific to Australia."

Of those 13, when they were assigning them, number 13 stood out because of the negative connotation of the number 13, so my Dad said, "I'll take it," he said, "I didn't care about the number." So he named it the Lucky Lucy and put the emblem you see on it. I only asked him once, for the record, decades after the war, why did he go? His answer was like the rest of his generation, "I did my duty." No bragging or any of that.

They went to Church (in a tent or in a field) on Sunday and prayed in their tents at night. They were in hostile territory including their base surrounded by such from ground and water and air from day one; they flew troops and supplies into and wounded out of combat zones and they did their duty.

They were called the Jungle Skippers because they flew low to keep from getting shot down by ground fire over jungles. They flew paratroops in the Pacific at Bloody Buna, one of the few places in that theater where there were paratroops. They flew hill people who helped fight against Japanese invaders in their own land. They were chased by Zeros in the air and strafed on the ground and shot at by ground fire, in planes that had no guns on them to fire back with. Still they got their people in and the wounded out.

The Jungle Skippers

[See below for 39th Troop Carrier Association]

My Dad was Harry J. Langosh.

My Dad enlisted in the U.S. Army on September 11, 1939 at Langley Field, Virginia and had risen to rank of Sergeant in the Army. He was given an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army, as his Discharge then states, "on November 30, 1941, by reason of to re-enlist" and immediate re-enlistment, dated the next day, into the U.S. Army Air Corps under Public Law 99. His Enlisted Record upon his re-enlistment into the U.S. Army Air Corps on December 1, 1941 reads in part: "Prior service:...September 11, 1939 to December 1, 1941. Discharged as Sergeant, character Excellent, by reason of Convenience of the Government. No time lost under AW107." My Dad was one of sixteen men allotted from Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico, for the Spartan School of Aeronautics, Muskogee, Oklahoma for assignment to the Aviation Student Training Class beginning on December 18, 1941. As part of that, at the beginning of December 1941 they left Puerto Rico, where they had been stationed at Borinquen Field, via Troop Transport ship with Brooklyn, New York as destination. As fate would have it, they left on December 6, 1941 and were at sea when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. At that time a U-Boat chased the Transport ship my Dad was on and tried, and I am very glad to say they FAILED, to sink them. My Dad was graduated from Flight School and appointed at Randolph Field, Texas on June 23, 1942 as a Staff Sergeant Pilot, Air Corps, beginning July 3, 1942, and then assigned to and served as a Sergeant Pilot with the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron and then while with them was promoted to second lieutenant and then later first lieutenant.

The 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group,
My dad, Harry J. Langosh, flew a C-47 troop carrier, including paratroops, with the U.S. Army Air Corps Pacific Theatre Air Forces; specifically with the Fifth Air Force in the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group, his unit, as a staff sergeant pilot and flew to the South Pacific with them in late 1942 and served with them (later promoted to 2nd and then 1st lieutenant) in 1943 and 1944, including in the overall operation generally and popularly known as “Bloody Buna”. Early in 1945 they brought him home to teach flight school. Dad passed away in 2002 but my mom is still a member (as a spouse) of his staff sergeant pilots group and his 39th Troop Carrier Squadron,
317TC Group Association (the Jungle Skippers). Below see a brief synopsis of his service in the South Pacific in W.W. II. from his Service Record. After coming home he was an instructor in the states in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945.
"PILOT, TWO ENGINE Flew 139 combat missions (483 combat hours) on C-47 transport over Southwest Pacific area. Transported freight, paratroops and passengers. After return, was instructor in instrument flying and assistant Flight Commander in pilot transition training school (4 months). Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with 2 Clusters; Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon with 2 stars, American Theatre Ribbon."
We are proud of his service and that of the staff sergeant pilots and the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron, 317th Troop Carrier Group of the 5th Air Force of the U. S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific. Especially he was stationed in Port MoresbyNew Guinea among other places.
Stephen J. Langosh (son of Harry J. Langosh)
Naomi L. Langosh (spouse of Harry J. Langosh)
1140 Countrywood Lane
VistaCalifornia 92081-5333

This is my Dad's unit, he was with them from the beginning until they brought him home towards the end of World War II in 1945 and made a flight instructor out of him after he was way over his required number of hours in combat flight. He served diligently like the rest of his compatriots. He was Honorably Separated on July 17, 1945 and went to work for the Airlines (First Penn Central Airlines and then Capital and then United as each of the former merged with the later) as a Pilot and retired as a Captain in 1981 on 747's on the LAXFO to Hawaii run for United Airlines.

He started working for the Airlines when given his Honorable Separation from the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1945 and was given his Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army Air Corps by the War Department, Washington D.C., on June 25, 1947.

From His unit's website.

39th Troop Carrier Association



The 39th Troop Carrier Squadron has had a grand and glorious history. It is one of the few World War II squadrons of any kind that is still active today. Now renamed the 39th Airlift Squadron and flying C-130 aircraft, it still uses the same squadron insignia and performs many of the same functions that it did during World War II.

The unit was originally formed at Duncan Field in San Antonio, Texas in early 1942 as the 39th Transport Squadron. Shortly thereafter it was designated the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron and was assigned to Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, as a part of the 317th Troop Carrier Group along with the 40th, 41st, and 46th Troop Carrier Squadrons. During the next six months the squadron received its aircraft (mostly older, well used DC-3s requisitioned from the airlines). During the next few months it was manned and trained at Bowman Field as well as at Lawson Field, Georgia and Laurenburg-Maxton Field in North Carolina. At the end of 1942 the 39th was deployed to the Southwest Pacific theater, the ground echelon sailing on the good ship Maui from San Francisco to Brisbane, and the air echelon flying 13 brand-new C-47 aircraft across the Pacific to Australia.

Over the next three years the 39th went north with the U.S. forces as they marched island-by-island across the Pacific to Japan. In New Guinea the squadron was first based at Port Moresby, and then Finchhafen (where its first commander, Major Joe Ford, was lost in a fiery takeoff crash). Missions included sorties to Lae, Salamaua, Nadzab, and the Wau-Bulolo Valley (where the unit supported U.S. and Australian troops in a major battle with the Japanese - and earned the first of its two Presidential Unit Citations). It later moved to Hollandia and Biak as the U.S. forces moved up the New Guinea coast. During those and subsequent years, the 39th flew thousands of combat missions, taking ammunition and supplies into the battle areas and evacuating the wounded to rear area medical facilities.

In late 1944 and early 1945 the 39th made the long jump back to the Philippines with General MacArthur. The first step was to Leyte (where our advanced unit was attacked by Japanese paratroopers). While at Leyte the 39th participated in our own paratroop assault against the highly fortified island of Corregidor in the mouth of Manila Bay. Because of its tiny drop zones, this mission has been called the most difficult assault in airborne history and earned the 39th its second Presidential Unit Citation. Later the squadron moved on to the Lingayen Gulf area of Luzon, and still later to Clark Field, also on Luzon. While in the Philippines the squadron flew many missions to hidden fields behind the Japanese lines to support the Philippine guerrilla forces.

The 39th was at Clark Field when the Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945. The next day it moved to the island of Okinawa and later to Japan. Plans for a probable invasion of the mainland of Japan had been formulated long before. Had the atomic bombs not been used, forcing the Japanese to surrender, the 39th would undoubtedly have been in the forefront of an invasion force, dropping paratroopers on Japan at low speed and low altitude. Unquestionably the casualties would have been extremely high, and many probably would not have survived.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

God and His Messiah Jesus Christ our Lord - our right and duty to witness to Him: Opium Lords Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination by Salvador Astucia (Dec. 2003, 2nd edition)

God and His Messiah Jesus Christ our Lord - our right and duty to witness to Him: Opium Lords Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination by Salvador Astucia (Dec. 2003, 2nd edition)

Two brief excerpts from this truly excellent and complete book revealing all about the Zionist Transnational Drug Cabal and Murder for Hire criminal conspiracy which assassinated President John F. Kennedy and committed and continues to commit myriads of crimes to destroy the earth. - go to link in title for links to the complete and extensive original.

The below is excerpted from the synopsis from the main introduction.  - go to link in title for links to the complete and extensive original. All the Opium and Dimona and Israeli crime syndicate and family connections and the rest of it is there. This is the full explanation of what they did. Israel murdered - assassinated a United States President, John F. Kennedy, in order to become the Drug Pushing Opium/Heroin Kingpin on the whole earth and rape pillage and genocidally murder the Arab people and nations. Ultimately their intent is to destroy Islam and Christianity throughout the earth as well.

From: Introduction 


After President John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963, America became deeply involved in the Vietnam War. Within a few short years, heroin addiction in America reached epidemic proportions. In the background, Israel expanded its borders by force and became a colonial empire ruling a nation of hostile Palestinian subjects. This book reveals how Israel exploited the Western powers’ long history of opium trafficking as a means of toppling the young American president. The following points summarize the information presented:
  • Opium was the glue that held together the rivaling factions that conspired to kill JFK.
  • The main factions in the conspiracy were Zionist instigators, the American Mafia (headed by Jewish mobster Meyer Lansky and his lieutenant, Santo Trafficante), French-Corsican crime syndicates in Marseilles, France and Southeast Asia, and the US military.
  • Heroin smuggling was first introduced to the American Mafia in the 1920s by Jewish gangsters such as Meyer Lansky, "Legs" Diamond, and "Dutch" Schultz.
  • One of the reasons President Johnson escalated US involvement in Southeast Asia was because the American Mafia and French-Corsican heroin traffickers needed a new source of opium for their heroin factories. Turkey had been the main source, but its government was about to eradicate opium production.
  • Joseph Kennedy, Sr’s three sons were viewed as a new American dynasty that threatened Israel’s plans to expand its borders. The Kennedy Dynasty would last until 1985 if each son served two terms in the White House. It is widely known that Joseph Kennedy Sr developed a strong loathing of Jews from his business dealings with them in finance, Hollywood, and politics.
  • A decree was issued to kill JFK by Nahum Goldmann, founder of the World Jewish Congress and its president in 1963.
  • Louis Bloomfield of Montreal was assigned to set up the coup d’état. He was an influential international lawyer with an extensive espionage background (e.g., British intelligence, Haganah, OSS, CIA).
  • Martin Agronsky and other Jewish journalists and media moguls collaborated in the plot by pushing a false cover story that Lee Harvey Oswald alone killed JFK.
  • Right-wing extremists joined the coup initially but broke ranks and declared a holy war against Jews immediately after JFK was killed.
  • The assassins were the lieutenants of French-Corsican heroin trafficker and convicted Nazi collaborator, Auguste Joseph Ricord. He was living in Argentina at the time of the assassination. Later he moved to Paraguay which became a major hub for smuggling heroin into the United States.
  • The assassins were Lucien Sarti, François Chiappe, and Jean-Paul Angeletti—all French-Corsicans.
  • Nixon was driven from office because he destroyed Ricord’s heroin cartel, established détente with the Soviet Union, withdrew forces from Vietnam, and ended the draft.
  • Under Nixon’s orders, police in Mexico City tried to arrest Lucien Sarti—the man who fatally shot JFK in the head. When Sarti fled, Mexican police opened fire. He died in a hail of bullets on April 27, 1972.
  • JFK made enemies within the military establishment and Israel when he attempted to establish détente with the Soviet Union in the summer of 1963. He also wanted to prevent Israel from acquiring the Bomb.
  • JFK was viewed as a threat to Israel because of pro-Hitler statements he wrote in his 1945 diary (later published) and two books: Why England Slept and Profiles in Courage.
  • President Johnson aggressively supported Israel because he and his wife were secretly Jewish.
  • Texas—a former Spanish colony—became a haven for Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. Jewish migration continued from other countries in the 19th and 20thCenturies.
Once Kennedy was out of the way, President Johnson began to shift America’s foreign policy dramatically. First of all, he increased military forces in South Vietnam from 16,000 non-combat advisors to over 500,000 draftees by the time he left office in January 1969. Secondly, he joined America and Israel at the hip by increasing financial and military aid and becoming its ally during the Six Day War, an aggressive land-grab that was immediately labeled illegal by the United Nations per Resolutions 242 and later 338. Since then, one president after another has given Israel virtually everything it wants. During Kennedy’s last year in office, in 1963, the United States provided a mere $40 million per year to Israel. Within only two years, President Johnson had increased that amount to $130 million per year, over three times Kennedy’s allowance. Most of the Johnson money was for military buildup. Since Kennedy’s death, the annual subsidy to Israel has grown into the billions (presently about $3 billion per year), but the Johnson administration marked a true turning point.1 In fact, American aid to Israel has far exceeded the total US payments to reconstruct postwar Europe under the Marshall Plan.2


From: Introduction

The below is an excerpt from the main introduction, it then continues about the JFK assassination. - go to link in title for links to the complete and extensive original. All the Opium and Dimona and Israeli crime family connections and the rest of it is there.

The following is historian William Cleveland’s description of how solidarity among Islamic States was obliterated by the Yemen War: 
By 1965 nearly 70,000 Egyptian troops were engaged on the side of the military regime in Yemen. Bogged down in difficult terrain and harassed by guerrillas, the Egyptian forces suffered heavy losses and were finally withdrawn in 1968. In this case, Egypt’s intervention divided Arab loyalties instead of unifying them; it presented the spectacle of Arab fighting Arab and of the heads of state of Saudi Arabia and Egypt hurling insults at one another. (William Cleveland, A History of the Modern Middle East, p. 296)
To summarize the motives, friends of Israel had no use for Joseph Kennedy, Sr or any of his sons because of the elder Kennedy’s well-known dislike of Jews. And John Kennedy had displayed similar views throughout his adult life. But it was the young president’s efforts to end the Cold War, to prevent Israel from acquiring the Bomb, and his efforts to maintain Arab unity in the Yemen war that made pro-Israel forces decide to stage a coup d’état in the fall of 1963.

The Plot Against Kennedy After years of research, I have developed the following scenario of how the plot against President Kennedy was conceived and accomplished:
I believe the assassination was decreed by Nahum Goldmann, founder of the World Jewish Congress and its president in 1963, after taking counsel from influential friends of Israel. They likely included, but were not limited to the following individuals:
  • David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Mapai Party (1948-53 & 1955-63)
  • Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Mapai-Labour Party (1963-69)
  • Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Labour Party (1969-74)
  • Menachem Begin, former commander of the terrorist organization, Irgun Zvai Leumi (Hebrew: National Military Organization), Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Likud Party (1977-83)
  • Yitzhak Shamir, former member of the terrorist organization known as the Stern Gang, also a former member of Irgun Zvai Leumi, Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Likud Party (1983-84 & 1986-92)
  • Yitzhak Rabin
  • , Prime Minister of Israel and head of the Labour Party (1974-77 & 1992-95)
  • Samuel Bronfman, billionaire businessman, former bootlegger, owner of Seagram-Distillers Corporation; resided in Montreal
  • Louis Bloomfield, international lawyer (and Bronfman’s attorney), contractor for the CIA and FBI, formerly a British Intelligence officer who served in Palestine under the command of General Charles Orde Wingate training Haganah soldiers during the Arab Revolt in the 1930s; resided in Montreal
  • Bernard Bloomfield (brother of Louis), influential businessman; resided in Montreal

Go to link for links to entire work here:

God and His Messiah Jesus Christ our Lord - our right and duty to witness to Him: Opium Lords Israel, the Golden Triangle and the Kennedy Assassination by Salvador Astucia (Dec. 2003, 2nd edition)


Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

Note in relation to the below, that Israeli Nuclear contractors were in South Africa and the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in Southern California in the late 1970's/early 1980's - a lot of money was involved.

Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG)

Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction: a Threat to Peace 

by John Steinbach
DC Iraq Coalition, March 2002
Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG), globalresearch.ca, 3 March 2002

CRG's Global Outlook, premiere issue on "Stop the War" provides detailed documentation on the war and the "Post- September 11 Crisis." Order/subscribe. Consult Table of Contents

"Should war break out in the Middle East again,... or should any Arab nation fire missiles against Israel, as the Iraqis did, a nuclear escalation, once unthinkable except as a last resort, would now be a strong probability." Seymour Hersh(1)
"Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches." Ariel Sharon(2)

With between 200 and 500 thermonuclear weapons and a sophisticated delivery system, Israel has quietly supplanted Britain as the World's 5th Largest nuclear power, and may currently rival France and China in the size and sophistication of its nuclear arsenal. Although dwarfed by the nuclear arsenals of the U.S. and Russia, each possessing over 10,000 nuclear weapons, Israel nonetheless is a major nuclear power, and should be publically recognized as such.. Since the Gulf War in 1991, while much attention has been lavished on the threat posed by Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the major culprit in the region, Israel, has been largely ignored. Possessing chemical and biological weapons, an extremely sophisticated nuclear arsenal, and an aggressive strategy for their actual use, Israel provides the major regional impetus for the development of weapons of mass destruction and represents an acute threat to peace and stability in the Middle East. The Israeli nuclear program represents a serious impediment to nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation and, with India and Pakistan, is a potential nuclear flashpoint.(prospects of meaningful non-proliferation are a delusion so long as the nuclear weapons states insist on maintaining their arsenals,) Citizens concerned about sanctions against Iraq, peace with justice in the Middle East, and nuclear disarmament have an obligation to speak out forcefully against the Israeli nuclear program.

Birth of the Israeli Bomb

The Israeli nuclear program began in the late 1940s under the direction of Ernst David Bergmann, "the father of the Israeli bomb," who in 1952 established the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission. It was France, however, which provided the bulk of early nuclear assistance to Israel culminating in construction of Dimona, a heavy water moderated, natural uranium reactor and plutonium reprocessing factory situated near Bersheeba in the Negev Desert. Israel had been an active participant in the French Nuclear weapons program from its inception, providing critical technical expertise, and the Israeli nuclear program can be seen as an extension of this earlier collaboration. Dimona went on line in 1964 and plutonium reprocessing began shortly thereafter. Despite various Israeli claims that Dimona was "a manganese plant, or a textile factory," the extreme security measures employed told a far different story. In 1967, Israel shot down one of their own Mirage fighters that approached too close to Dimona and in 1973 shot down a Lybian civilian airliner which strayed off course, killing 104.(3) There is substantial credible speculation that Israel may have exploded at least one, and perhaps several, nuclear devices in the mid 1960s in the Negev near the Israeli-Egyptian border, and that it participated actively in French nuclear tests in Algeria.(4) By the time of the "Yom Kippur War" in 1973, Israel possessed an arsenal of perhaps several dozen deliverable atomic bombs and went on full nuclear alert.(5)

Possessing advanced nuclear technology and "world class" nuclear scientists, Israel was confronted early with a major problem- how to obtain the necessary uranium. Israel's own uranium source was the phosphate deposits in the Negev, totally inadequate to meet the need of a rapidly expanding program. The short term answer was to mount commando raids in France and Britain to successfully hijack uranium shipments and, in 1968, to collaborate with West Germany in diverting 200 tons of yellowcake (uranium oxide).(6) These clandestine acquisitions of uranium for Dimona were subsequently covered up by the various countries involved. There was also an allegation that a U.S. corporation called Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) diverted hundreds of pounds of enriched uranium to Israel from the mid-50s to the mid-60s.

Despite an FBI and CIA investigation, and Congressional hearings, no one was ever prosecuted, although most other investigators believed the diversion had occurred(7)(8). In the late 1960s, Israel solved the uranium problem by developing close ties with South Africa in a quid pro quo arrangement whereby Israel supplied the technology and expertise for the "Apartheid Bomb," while South Africa provided the uranium.

South Africa and the United States

In 1977, the Soviet Union warned the U.S. that satellite photos indicated South Africa was planning a nuclear test in the Kalahari Desert but the Apartheid regime backed down under pressure. On September 22, 1979, a U.S. satellite detected an atmospheric test of a small thermonuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean off South Africa but, because of Israel's apparent involvement, the report was quickly "whitewashed" by a carefully selected scientific panel kept in the dark about important details. Later it was learned through Israeli sources that there were actually three carefully guarded tests of miniaturized Israeli nuclear artillery shells. The Israeli/South African collaboration did not end with the bomb testing, but continued until the fall of Apartheid, especially with the developing and testing of medium range missiles and advanced artillery. In addition to uranium and test facilities, South Africa provided Israel with large amounts of investment capital, while Israel provided a major trade outlet to enable the Apartheid state avoid international economic sanctions.(9)

Although the French and South Africans were primarily responsible for the Israeli nuclear program, the U.S. shares and deserves a large part of the blame. Mark Gaffney wrote (the Israeli nuclear program) "was possible only because (emphasis in original) of calculated deception on the part of Israel, and willing complicity on the part of the U.S.."(10)
From the very beginning, the U.S. was heavily involved in the Israeli nuclear program, providing nuclear related technology such as a small research reactor in 1955 under the "Atoms for Peace Program." Israeli scientists were largely trained at U.S. universities and were generally welcomed at the nuclear weapons labs. In the early 1960s, the controls for the Dimona reactor were obtained clandestinely from a company called Tracer Lab, the main supplier of U.S. military reactor control panels, purchased through a Belgian subsidiary, apparently with the acquiescence of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the CIA.(11) In 1971, the Nixon administration approved the sale of hundreds of krytons (a type of high speed switch necessary to the development of sophisticated nuclear bombs) to Israel.(12) And, in 1979, Carter provided ultra high resolution photos from a KH-11 spy satellite, used 2 years later to bomb the Iraqi Osirak Reactor.(13) Throughout the Nixon and Carter administrations, and accelerating dramatically under Reagan, U.S. advanced technology transfers to Israel have continued unabated to the present.

The Vanunu Revelations

Following the 1973 war, Israel intensified its nuclear program while continuing its policy of deliberate "nuclear opaqueness." Until the mid-1980s, most intelligence estimates of the Israeli nuclear arsenal were on the order of two dozen but the explosive revelations of Mordechai Vanunu, a nuclear technician working in the Dimona plutonium reprocessing plant, changed everything overnight. A leftist supporter of Palestine, Vanunu believed that it was his duty to humanity to expose Israel's nuclear program to the world. He smuggled dozens of photos and valuable scientific data out of Israel and in 1986 his story was published in the London Sunday Times. Rigorous scientific scrutiny of the Vanunu revelations led to the disclosure that Israel possessed as many as 200 highly sophisticated, miniaturized thermonuclear bombs. His information indicated that the Dimona reactor's capacity had been expanded several fold and that Israel was producing enough plutonium to make ten to twelve bombs per year. A senior U.S. intelligence analyst said of the Vanunu data,"The scope of this is much more extensive than we thought. This is an enormous operation."(14)

Just prior to publication of his information Vanunu was lured to Rome by a Mossad "Mata Hari," was beaten, drugged and kidnapped to Israel and, following a campaign of disinformation and vilification in the Israeli press, convicted of "treason" by a secret security court and sentenced to 18 years in prison. He served over 11 years in solitary confinement in a 6 by 9 foot cell. After a year of modified release into the general population(he was not permitted contact with Arabs), Vanunu recently has been returned to solitary and faces more than 3 years further imprisonment. Predictably, The Vanunu revelations were largely ignored by the world press, especially in the United States, and Israel continues to enjoy a relatively free ride regarding its nuclear status. (15)

Israel's Arsenal of Mass Destruction

Today, estimates of the Israeli nuclear arsenal range from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of about 500. Whatever the number, there is little doubt that Israeli nukes are among the world's most sophisticated, largely designed for "war fighting" in the Middle East. A staple of the Israeli nuclear arsenal are "neutron bombs," miniaturized thermonuclear bombs designed to maximize deadly gamma radiation while minimizing blast effects and long term radiation- in essence designed to kill people while leaving property intact.(16) Weapons include ballistic missiles and bombers capable of reaching Moscow, cruise missiles, land mines(In the 1980s Israel planted nuclear land mines along the Golan Heights(17)), and artillery shells with a range of 45 miles(18). In June, 2000 an Israeli submarine launched a cruise missile which hit a target 950 miles away, making Israel only the third nation after the U.S. and Russia with that capability. Israel will deploy 3 of these virtually impregnable submarines, each carrying 4 cruise missiles.(19)
The bombs themselves range in size from "city busters" larger than the Hiroshima Bomb to tactical mini nukes. The Israeli arsenal of weapons of mass destruction clearly dwarfs the actual or potential arsenals of all other Middle Eastern states combined, and is vastly greater than any conceivable need for "deterrence."

Israel also possesses a comprehensive arsenal of chemical and biological weapons. According to the Sunday Times, Israel has produced both chemical and biological weapons with a sophisticated delivery system, quoting a senior Israeli intelligence official, "There is hardly a single known or unknown form of chemical or biological weapon . . .which is not manufactured at the Nes Tziyona Biological Institute.")(20) The same report described F-16 fighter jets specially designed for chemical and biological payloads, with crews trained to load the weapons on a moments notice. In 1998, the Sunday Times reported that Israel, using research obtained from South Africa, was developing an "ethno bomb; "In developing their "ethno-bomb", Israeli scientists are trying to exploit medical advances by identifying distinctive a gene carried by some Arabs, then create a genetically modified bacterium or virus... The scientists are trying to engineer deadly micro-organisms that attack only those bearing the distinctive genes." Dedi Zucker, a leftist Member of Knesset, the Israeli parliament, denounced the research saying, "Morally, based on our history, and our tradition and our experience, such a weapon is monstrous and should be denied."(21)

Israeli Nuclear Strategy

In popular imagination, the Israeli bomb is a "weapon of last resort," to be used only at the last minute to avoid annihilation, and many well intentioned but misled supporters of Israel still believe that to be the case. Whatever truth this formulation may have had in the minds of the early Israeli nuclear strategists, today the Israeli nuclear arsenal is inextricably linked to and integrated with overall Israeli military and political strategy. As Seymour Hersh says in classic understatement ; "The Samson Option is no longer the only nuclear option available to Israel."(22) Israel has made countless veiled nuclear threats against the Arab nations and against the Soviet Union(and by extension Russia since the end of the Cold War) One chilling example comes from Ariel Sharon, the current Israeli Prime Minister "Arabs may have the oil, but we have the matches."(23) (In 1983 Sharon proposed to India that it join with Israel to attack Pakistani nuclear facilities; in the late 70s he proposed sending Israeli paratroopers to Tehran to prop up the Shah; and in 1982 he called for expanding Israel's security influence to stretch from "Mauritania to Afghanistan.") In another example, Israeli nuclear expert Oded Brosh said in 1992, "...we need not be ashamed that the nuclear option is a major instrumentality of our defense as a deterrent against those who attack us."(24) According to Israel Shahak, "The wish for peace, so often assumed as the Israeli aim, is not in my view a principle of Israeli policy, while the wish to extend Israeli domination and influence is." and "Israel is preparing for a war, nuclear if need be, for the sake of averting domestic change not to its liking, if it occurs in some or any Middle Eastern states.... Israel clearly prepares itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East..., without hesitating to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones."(25)

Israel uses its nuclear arsenal not just in the context of deterrence" or of direct war fighting, but in other more subtle but no less important ways. For example, the possession of weapons of mass destruction can be a powerful lever to maintain the status quo, or to influence events to Israel's perceived advantage, such as to protect the so called moderate Arab states from internal insurrection, or to intervene in inter-Arab warfare.(26) In Israeli strategic jargon this concept is called "nonconventional compellence" and is exemplified by a quote from Shimon Peres; "acquiring a superior weapons system(read nuclear) would mean the possibility of using it for compellent purposes- that is forcing the other side to accept Israeli political demands, which presumably include a demand that the traditional status quo be accepted and a peace treaty signed."(27) From a slightly different perspective, Robert Tuckerr asked in a Commentary magazine article in defense of Israeli nukes, "What would prevent Israel... from pursuing a hawkish policy employing a nuclear deterrent to freeze the status quo?"(28) Possessing an overwhelming nuclear superiority allows Israel to act with impunity even in the face world wide opposition. A case in point might be the invasion of Lebanon and destruction of Beirut in 1982, led by Ariel Sharon, which resulted in 20,000 deaths, most civilian. Despite the annihilation of a neighboring Arab state, not to mention the utter destruction of the Syrian Air Force, Israel was able to carry out the war for months at least partially due to its nuclear threat.

Another major use of the Israeli bomb is to compel the U.S. to act in Israel's favor, even when it runs counter to its own strategic interests. As early as 1956 Francis Perrin, head of the French A-bomb project wrote "We thought the Israeli Bomb was aimed at the Americans, not to launch it at the Americans, but to say, 'If you don't want to help us in a critical situation we will require you to help us; otherwise we will use our nuclear bombs.'"(29) During the 1973 war, Israel used nuclear blackmail to force Kissinger and Nixon to airlift massive amounts of military hardware to Israel. The Israeli Ambassador, Simha Dinitz, is quoted as saying, at the time, "If a massive airlift to Israel does not start immediately, then I will know that the U.S. is reneging on its promises and...we will have to draw very serious conclusions..."(30) Just one example of this strategy was spelled out in 1987 by Amos Rubin, economic adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who said "If left to its own Israel will have no choice but to fall back on a riskier defense which will endanger itself and the world at large... To enable Israel to abstain from dependence on nuclear arms calls for $2 to 3 billion per year in U.S. aid."(31) Since then Israel's nuclear arsenal has expanded exponentially, both quantitatively and qualitatively, while the U.S. money spigots remain wide open.

Regional and International Implications

Largely unknown to the world, the Middle East nearly exploded in all out war on February 22, 2001. According to the London Sunday Times and DEBKAfile, Israel went on high missile alert after receiving news from the U.S. of movement by 6 Iraqi armored divisions stationed along the Syrian border, and of launch preparations of surface to surface missiles. DEBKAfile, an Israeli based "counter-terrorism" information service, claims that the Iraqi missiles were deliberately taken to the highest alert level in order to test the U.S. and Israeli response. Despite an immediate attack by 42 U.S. and British war planes, the Iraqis suffered little apparent damage.(32) The Israelis have warned Iraq that they are prepared to use neutron bombs in a preemptive attack against Iraqi missiles.

The Israeli nuclear arsenal has profound implications for the future of peace in the Middle East, and indeed, for the entire planet. It is clear from Israel Shahak that Israel has no interest in peace except that which is dictated on its own terms, and has absolutely no intention of negotiating in good faith to curtail its nuclear program or discuss seriously a nuclear-free Middle East,"Israel's insistence on the independent use of its nuclear weapons can be seen as the foundation on which Israeli grand strategy rests."(34) According to Seymour Hersh, "the size and sophistication of Israel's nuclear arsenal allows men such as Ariel Sharon to dream of redrawing the map of the Middle East aided by the implicit threat of nuclear force."(35) General Amnon Shahak-Lipkin, former Israeli Chief of Staff is quoted "It is never possible to talk to Iraq about no matter what; It is never possible to talk to Iran about no matter what. Certainly about nuclearization. With Syria we cannot really talk either."(36) Ze'ev Shiff, an Israeli military expert writing in Haaretz said, "Whoever believes that Israel will ever sign the UN Convention prohibiting the proliferation of nuclear weapons... is day dreaming,"(37) and Munya Mardoch, Director of the Israeli Institute for the Development of Weaponry, said in 1994, "The moral and political meaning of nuclear weapons is that states which renounce their use are acquiescing to the status of Vassal states. All those states which feel satisfied with possessing conventional weapons alone are fated to become vassal states."(38)

As Israeli society becomes more and more polarized, the influence of the radical right becomes stronger. According to Shahak, "The prospect of Gush Emunim, or some secular right-wing Israeli fanatics, or some some of the delerious Israeli Army generals, seizing control of Israeli nuclear weapons...cannot be precluded. ...while israeli jewish society undergoes a steady polarization, the Israeli security system increasingly relies on the recruitment of cohorts from the ranks of the extreme right."(39) The Arab states, long aware of Israel's nuclear program, bitterly resent its coercive intent, and perceive its existence as the paramount threat to peace in the region, requiring their own weapons of mass destruction. During a future Middle Eastern war (a distinct possibility given the ascension of Ariel Sharon, an unindicted war criminal with a bloody record stretching from the massacre of Palestinian civilians at Quibya in 1953, to the massacre of Palestinian civilians at Sabra and Shatila in 1982 and beyond) the possible Israeli use of nuclear weapons should not be discounted. According to Shahak, "In Israeli terminology, the launching of missiles on to Israeli territory is regarded as 'nonconventional' regardless of whether they are equipped with explosives or poison gas."(40) (Which requires a "nonconventional" response, a perhaps unique exception being the Iraqi SCUD attacks during the Gulf War.)

Meanwhile, the existence of an arsenal of mass destruction in such an unstable region in turn has serious implications for future arms control and disarmament negotiations, and even the threat of nuclear war. Seymour Hersh warns, "Should war break out in the Middle East again,... or should any Arab nation fire missiles against Israel, as the Iraqis did, a nuclear escalation, once unthinkable except as a last resort, would now be a strong probability."(41) and Ezar Weissman, Israel's current President said "The nuclear issue is gaining momentum(and the) next war will not be conventional."(42) Russia and before it the Soviet Union has long been a major(if not the major) target of Israeli nukes. It is widely reported that the principal purpose of Jonathan Pollard's spying for Israel was to furnish satellite images of Soviet targets and other super sensitive data relating to U.S. nuclear targeting strategy. (43) (Since launching its own satellite in 1988, Israel no longer needs U.S. spy secrets.) Israeli nukes aimed at the Russian heartland seriously complicate disarmament and arms control negotiations and, at the very least, the unilateral possession of nuclear weapons by Israel is enormously destabilizing, and dramatically lowers the threshold for their actual use, if not for all out nuclear war. In the words of Mark Gaffney, "... if the familar pattern(Israel refining its weapons of mass destruction with U.S. complicity) is not reversed soon- for whatever reason- the deepening Middle East conflict could trigger a world conflagration." (44)

Many Middle East Peace activists have been reluctant to discuss, let alone challenge, the Israeli monopoly on nuclear weapons in the region, often leading to incomplete and uninformed analyses and flawed action strategies. Placing the issue of Israeli weapons of mass destruction directly and honestly on the table and action agenda would have several salutary effects. First, it would expose a primary destabilizing dynamic driving the Middle East arms race and compelling the region's states to each seek their own "deterrent." Second, it would expose the grotesque double standard which sees the U.S. and Europe on the one hand condemning Iraq, Iran and Syria for developing weapons of mass destruction, while simultaneously protecting and enabling the principal culprit. Third, exposing Israel's nuclear strategy would focus international public attention, resulting in increased pressure to dismantle its weapons of mass destruction and negotiate a just peace in good faith. Finally, a nuclear free Israel would make a Nuclear Free Middle East and a comprehensive regional peace agreement much more likely. Unless and until the world community confronts Israel over its covert nuclear program it is unlikely that there will be any meaningful resolution of the Israeli/Arab conflict, a fact that Israel may be counting on as the Sharon era dawns.

1. Seymour Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy, New York,1991, Random House, p. 319 (A brilliant and prophetic work with much original research)2
2. Mark Gaffney, Dimona, The Third Temple:The Story Behind the Vanunu Revelation, Brattleboro, VT, 1989, Amana Books, p. 165 (Excellent progressive analysis of the Israeli nuclear program)
3. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Warner D. Farr, The Third Temple Holy of Holies; Israel's Nuclear Weapons, USAF Counterproliferation Center, Air War College Sept 1999
4. Hersch, op.cit., p. 131
5. Gaffney, op.cit., p. 63
6. Gaffney, op. cit. pp 68 - 69
7. Hersh, op.cit., pp. 242-257
8. Gaffney, op.cit., 1989, pps. 65-66 (An alternative discussion of the NUMEC affair)
9. Barbara Rogers & Zdenek Cervenka, The Nuclear Axis: The Secret Collaboration Between West Germany and South Africa, New York, 1978, Times Books, p. 325-328 (the definitive history of the Apartheid Bomb)
10. Gaffney, op. cit., 1989, p. 34
11. Peter Hounam, Woman From Mossad: The Torment of Mordechai Vanunu, London, 1999, Vision Paperbacks, pp. 155-168 (The most complete and up to date account of the Vanunu story, it includes fascenating speculation that Israel may have a second hidden Dimona type reactor)
12. Hersh, op. cit., 1989, p. 213
13. ibid, p.198-200
14. ibid, pp. 3-17
15. Hounman, op. cit. 1999, pp 189-203
16. Hersh, 1989. pp.199-200
17. ibid, p. 312
18. John Pike and Federation of American Scientists, Israel Special Weapons Guide Website, 2001, Web Address
19. Usi Mahnaimi and Peter Conradi, Fears of New Arms Race as Israel Tests Cruise Missiles, June 18, 2000, London Sunday Times
20. Usi Mahnaimi, Israeli Jets Equipped for Chemical Warfare October 4, 1998, London Sunday Times
21. Usi Mahnaimi and Marie Colvin, Israel Planning "Ethnic" bomb as Saddam Caves In, November 15, 1998, London Sunday Times
22. Hersh, op.cit., 1991, p. 319
23. Gaffney, op.cit., 1989, p. 163
24. Israel Shahak, Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies, London, 1997,Pluto Press, p. 40 (An absolute "must read" for any Middle East or anti-nuclear activist)
25 ibid, p.2
26. ibid, p.43
27. Gaffney, op.cit., 1989, p 131
28. "Israel & the US: From Dependence to Nuclear Weapons?" Robert W. Tucker, Novenber 1975 pp41-42
29. London Sunday Times, October 12, 1986
30. Gaffney, op. cit. 1989. p. 147
31. ibid, p. 153
32. DEBKAfile, February 23, 2001 WWW.debka.com
33. Uzi Mahnaimi and Tom Walker, London Sunday Times, February 25, 2001
34. Shahak, op. cit., p150
35. Hersh, op.cit., p. 319
36. Shahak, op. cit., p34
37. ibid, p. 149
38. ibid, p. 153
39. ibid, pp. 37-38
40. ibid, pp 39-40
41. Hersh, op. cit., p. 19
42. Aronson, Geoffrey, "Hidden Agenda: US-Israeli Relations and the Nuclear Question," Middle East Journal, (Autumn 1992), 619-630.
43 . Hersh, op. cit., pp. 285-305
44. Gaffney, op. cit., p194

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History: Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program

Monday, January 23, 2012

Global Science: 10 Theses For A Scientific Conception Of The 21st Century « Kawther Salam

Global Science: 10 Theses For A Scientific Conception Of The 21st Century « Kawther Salam

Those who do not repent of what their conscience informs them is wrong must repent or they are bound by their unrepentance and will continue to deny their own conscience and force themselves to go on in their sin. This is true of the Zionist occupiers of Palestine. They must repent or otherwise they will continue to deny their own conscience and continue to go on in their horrible evil ways.

Martin Buber - New World Encyclopedia

Already in the early 1920s, Martin Buber started advocating a Binational solution to the Jewish-Arab problem, stating that the Jewish people should proclaim "its desire to live in peace and brotherhood with the Arab people and to develop the common homeland into a republic in which both peoples will have the possibility of free development." Buber rejected the idea of Zionism as just another national movement and wanted instead to see the creation of an exemplary society; a society which would not be characterized by Jewish domination of the Arabs. It was necessary for the Zionist movement to reach a consensus with the Arabs even at the cost of the Jews remaining a minority in the country. In 1925, he was involved in the creation of the organization Brit Shalom (Covenant of Peace), which advocated the creation of a bi-national state, and throughout the rest of his life he hoped and believed that Jews and Arabs one day would live in peace in a joint nation.

Martin Buber: Biography

Martin Buber the Critic

It was inevitable that Buber had to face Christianity when freeing the Bible from a patina laid on it mostly by two thousand years of Christian theology. But its results are different from what one could expect: he does not stoop to polemics, he does not attack openly, and his voice is low and matter-of-fact, like among good friends. He does not deride what he cannot believe in. And the fact that Christian view the Messiah in Jesus was always a "fact of highest seriousness" to him, even though Jesus could be "no more" than an outstanding and unparalleled person in Jewish tradition and a "brother". And last but not least, he viewed him, Jesus of Nazareth, as a Jew who radically tried to make real with God's address-ability.

But at the same time, his criticism is unmerciful: he uncompromisingly points out that Hellenism perverted Paul's understanding of faith. The relation of faith in Christianity is no longer viewed a relation of trust as in Judaism, but as a holding-true of facts, facts of faith. This is what leads to disputes on dogmatism and heretics:

There are two, and after all only two, types of faith facing one another. There are a large variety of contents of faith, but faith itself is only known in two primary forms. Both of them can be illustrated by plain facts of our lives: that I have trust toward somebody without being able to give reasons for it, the other evolves from the fact that I, also unable to give sufficient reasons, acknowledge facts as true.
The person of Paul already is the point of time where Christianity branches off from the Jewish type of faith and becomes an inferior type of faith, whereas the message of Jesus still is deep-rooted in Judaism.

Of course, Jesus asked as whom he is seen, but he does not require somebody to see him as anyone. For Paul it is the gate to salvation that one acknowledges Jesus with the whole power of faith as the one he teaches.
But it is not only the notion of faith that Christianity has given up, but also the prohibition of images. By deifying Jesus, people make an image of the unseizable God, He is brought down to earth, his presence is forced in form of an image - and thus the real access to that God who "will be there as the one he will be there" is shut:

Imageless and full of images is the Christian God at the same time, more imageless, however, in the religious idea, full of images in the lived presence. The image covers the imageless.
This translation of the German original "Vertrauen und Dialog" is still a draft. Any corrections or suggestions for clarification will be appreciated.
In both these excerpts we can easily see that Buber in attempting to approach the unapproachable (God is approachable by faith or if the eye of faith is blind He is unapproachable) by human reason alone as he did in his writing on "I -Thou" falls short of understanding Jesus Christ and of a viable solution based on faith for the Holy Land. However, he emphatically refrains from the hatred of Christ and Christians and Muslims. That is a starting place, if and only if conscience is followed to the full and leads to the inevitable conclusion that denying hatred for those who follow the prophets of the Old Testament is not enough, but repenting of the rejection of the Christ, Who is Jesus, those prophets foretold must be embraced.

Failing to do that will only obscure any real repentance and turning from the evil they do and as I say below "It is because they can not do otherwise until they repent. Otherwise, they deny their own conscience." That is they continue to deny their own conscience and continue to do the evil they do.

Synteresis (conscience) is the divine spark that is the base of the human soul. It is put there by God at the moment of conception when the human being is conceived and their soul is created in them in the womb. Is what not only separates men from animals but is also the impulse to do good and when the conscience is seared and burnt and made to be silent, the individual binds themselves to do evil. Any other understanding is a denial of the existence of conscience and its force in the life of people. When it is followed we do good. When it is denied, the individual by the very witness within themselves, binds themselves to the evil they have chosen for themselves. This does not excuse them, they will be held to account by God and should be held to account by men as well.

Salaam al-Maseeh

Assalaamu alaykum, Ms.Salam,

Why are the Zionist occupiers of Palestine so absolutely unbending in their iron grip of tyranny.? It is because they can not do otherwise until they repent. Otherwise, they deny their own conscience. Conscience is, in biblical and classical Greek, synteresis [or synderesis] – in Arabic: Al-Damīr (an example of a discussion of this is here: Al-Damīr, human conscience and Christian-Muslim relations = Al-Damir, la conscience humaine et les relations chrétiens-musulmans). We should emphatically note that conscience is universal and is recognized by Christians and Muslims, along with all the Old Testament prophets, as such.

Viva Palestina, free Palestine!

Baarakul laahu fiik,

Ma’ assalaamah,

Steve in Vista

School prayer, body surfing and Jack Kennedy

I used to body surf quite a few decades ago. The world was different then and in many ways the same. The same year I started body surfing was the same year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and school prayer was removed from United States public schools. I know there was no coincidence in those two events. School prayer was removed in two vile court cases outlawing God in the United States. Kennedy was the last honest President.

My body surfing days were at the same time I went to High School. The waves were much larger then as opposed to now, where I was. People were much different then in the context of society. During that time the counter culture, which I had NO use for then and now still, was thrust upon the scene. Before the end of the decade I went to College and found that the counter culture that was on campus and in the halls of the College's teaching staff was composed of anarchists which I utterly opposed then and now still.

When you research the counter culture you will find that in absolute contradistinction to the milieu that it supposedly came from and in spite of the genre of that time that supposedly represented it, that it's roots are distinctly Bolshevism and no other. The Zeitgeist of the 1960's and the Real Politik of that time were in fact the same, especially in central Africa - Congo etc., that was totalitarian rule through subversion of law from a Bakunin like left wing. I opposed  it then on campus, in spite of threat to my life from them, and I oppose it now. I also had no use for the CIA on campus and their games. Two sets of liars. The Church committee reforms in the United States Congress in the next decade slowed the CIA's unlawfulness down but didn't stop it. The CIA by law has never had any authority to and has always been totally forbidden to operate in the United States, but that doesn't stop them.

The sad reality is the people of the United States still don't recognize most of this. Opportunists in politics prance about making grandiose statements full of hot air and covering over the fact that what is engaged in by them and the hidden powers is a dialectical syncretism of left-wing right-wing shadow play while the real agenda of removing all God given rights from people continues unabated. “Le nouvel âge,” the new age, is nothing other than the old age of paganism and blood letting with the leit-motif of Renaissance humanism lightly covering it. It is a shame and will bring to power only corruption and evil.

"Le plus grand mensonge," is that the New World Order is anything other than Hitlerian/Bolshevistic/code Napoléon tyranny. The brutal subjugation of Palestine by British colonialist - Zionist - vulture Capitalist unlawful expeditionary colonizing incursion expansionism and direct genocide is the prime example of this since Herzl until now and continues to be.

Pope Pius X summed up perfectly the answer of conscience to the Zionists query of him for approval for their plans to even immigrate to Palestine, much less any unlawful and murderous invasion which can never be approved in any just fashion, when he said that since they do not recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah then they can not be recognized. Two World Wars later and the Third beginning now with the abject liars' propaganda of the nouvelle loi d'habilitation of sturm und drang centrist control of everything spreading like cancer throughout the world in a war of terror upon individual rights, which rights were given people by God: we have the Zionists' answer to their being rejected - but by who were they rejected? - by God of course. Pius' words only repeated this.