On this 50th "anniversary" week of the Six Day War, we learn that the Israeli government and military had a top secret plan to explode a Nuclear Weapon on a mountain top in Sinai.
Scrapped at the last moment when Israel's pre-emptive attack against its threatening neighbors turned into a lightning rout and a four-fold expansion of the State of Israel.
This recent "reveal" confirms what the world has known for decades - that Israel possesses a lethal Nuclear Arsenal.
This "Samson Option" implies the willingness of the Israeli government to obliterate the entire Middle East and itself if that is the last option available - an option to be exercised in either preemption or retaliation.
The biblical Samson pulled the columns of the enemy's temple down on himself in order to destroy that enemy.
The NYTS reports in the article that The Wilson Center is today releasing documents relating to this matter on a "special website."
For riveting and detailed coverage of the Samson "suicide" option: See author Ron Rosenbaum's book: How the End Begins, Chapter 7: "The Second Holocaust, Israel, and the Morality of Nuclear Retaliation." Rosenbaum warns that "The Road to a Nuclear World War III" may well run through the State of Israel.
Read the New York Times Report
UPDATE: UN RESOLUTION ON BANNING NUCLEAR WEAPONS; See C-SPAN.org for a discussion airing on line and on C-Span TVhttps://www.c-span.org/video/?429395-2/nuclear-weapons-nonproliferation-treaty
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION IN OUR TIME