Israel in the middle: Could the Taliban get the bomb before Iran?

I can completely relate to Israel’s worries after just about everyone has said to the Israeli people, “There, there, we have this all under control.”

Iran has been chasing after nuclear weapons for years and the U.S., despite its efforts, hasn’t slowed down Iran much and the U.N., China and Russia have been just about no help at all.

Now even the taliban look to be  as close as 60 miles from islamabad and its own nuclear weapon capability.

Last week in Isreal we were reminded during Holocaust Remembrance day events of Neville Chamberlain — but this time it is Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton doing the appeasement…..


By Bradley Burston
Haaretz (Israel)

Just when you thought you knew the unthinkable – now there’s this:

“If the worst, the unthinkable, were to happen, and this advancing Taliban encouraged and supported by Al Qaeda and other extremists were to essentially topple the government for failure to beat them back,” Hillary Clinton said at the weekend, “then they would have the keys to the nuclear arsenal of pakistan.”

The Sunni organization’s stunning momentum of late in taking over key territory in Pakistan raises the question, could the Taliban have a bomb before Tehran does?

The nightmare scenario of a nuclear Taliban was much in evidence in a Sunday editorial in The New York Times regarding the Pakistani military.

“And – most frightening of all – if the army cannot or will not defend its own territory against the militants, how can anyone be sure it will protect Pakistan?s 60 or so nuclear weapons?” the Times asked.
Clinton was right, the Times continued, when she warned last week that Pakistan was ‘abdicating to the Taliban.'”

Here in Israel – in the eerie interregnum between air raid sirens last week marking the memorial day for victims of the Holocaust and air raid sirens this week marking the memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism – the specter of a atom-packing Taliban lends an unaccustomed measure of uncharted territory to the all-too-familiar domain of the unthinkable.

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