Washington on edge after new leaked emails…
Tensions are rising after brand new leaked emails from Colin Powell reveals that our world is closer to nuclear war than we think.
From the Daily Mail:
“Israel has ‘200 nukes all pointed at Iran’, former US secretary of state Colin Powell says in leaked private email that has Washington on edge
The detail is the latest revelation to emerge from a cache of leaked communications
The former US secretary of state revealed the information in an email he sent to a colleague last year
Israel has a policy of nuclear ambiguity and has never talked openly about the type or size of its weapons
The email was being sent to business partner and democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds regarding Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress
“In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads.
Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it has never declared itself to be a nuclear state. The existence of its weapons program is considered classified information by both the Israeli and U.S. governments.
Powell is not the first top-level U.S. government official to publicly discuss Israel’s nukes. Former President Jimmy Carter has said in interviews and speeches that Israel has between 150 and 300 warheads.
But the issue is not supposed to be discussed openly by those who work for the U.S. government and hold active security clearances. Even members of Congress are routinely admonished not to even mention the existence of an Israeli nuclear arsenal, said Avner Cohen, a professor at the James Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
‘It’s noteworthy that someone like Colin Powell said that,’ said Cohen, who has written extensively about Israel’s nuclear program. ‘Obviously, he was privy to all kinds of intelligence on this issue. It’s kind of considered by everybody to be a public fact, but the United States government as a matter of policy has never said that.’
Cohen said U.S. intelligence on Israel’s nuclear program carries ‘top level’ classification. As an indication of the subject’s sensitivity, he pointed to the recent case James Doyle, a political scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico who lost his job after publishing an academic paper in 2013 that included Israel on a list of nations that either ‘possess nuclear arms or are in alliance with nuclear powers.’
Powell’s leaked email, which was among thousands of his messages posted earlier this week to the website DCLeaks.com, provides fodder for defenders of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. The Democratic presidential nominee has faced withering criticism from Republicans for exchanging emails with her aides that contained sensitive government information.”
Folks, we are living in tense times. Please be aware of what is happening. We need a STRONG leader in Donald Trump to lead us out of this mess!