This is a tweet later deleted by former Israeli prime minister, Ehud Barak, who implicitly acknowledges what everyone and their brother (and sister) knows: Israel has nukes. Though he deleted the tweet after either the military censor or someone else directed him to do so, it raises alarm bells about the stakes in this battle between the Israeli putschists and the pro-democracy movement.
Though it might sound like fiction to us, in discussions Israelis have held with western sources, the latter fear that if regime change succeeds, Israel will become a messianic dicatorship in the heart of the Middle East, which will have nukes, and whose fanatics seek confrontaton with Islam around the Temple Mount. Such western sources are frightened…
Those Western sources would be absolutely correct in fearing this possibility. And it is not theoretical. It is very real. And if you don’t believe that Itamar Ben Gvir, Bezalel Smotrich et al. would use any weapon at their disposal to defeat their Muslim enemies, you’d be a fool.
As I just wrote here: this is not a game or an exercise for them. It is life or death. They believe they have the power to bring the messiah, and that Islam is all that stands in their way. If a nuclear weapon would do the trick, they’d use it. But let’s say they have an ounce of common sense and wouldn’t use a nuclear weapon. Does anyone in their right mind think they wouldn’t use every possible weapon short of that to hasten the Messiah? And think for a moment about the mayhem that follows from that.
I appeal to the Biden administration: there is still time to stop this madness. If you don’t, then you will have to clean up the mess later and it will be 100 times worse than it is now. You may be washing away the blood of tens, if not hundreds of thousands from the streets of the Middle East for years to come.