July 1st, 2021

Про ядерный шантаж

В статье про войну Йом Кипура английская Википедия пишет:

During the night of October 8–9, an alarmed Dayan told Meir that "this is the end of the third temple."[388] He was warning of Israel's impending total defeat, but "Temple" was also the code word for Israel's nuclear weapons.[389] Dayan raised the nuclear topic in a cabinet meeting, warning that the country was approaching a point of "last resort".[391] That night, Meir authorized the assembly of thirteen 20-kiloton-of-TNT (84 TJ) tactical nuclear weapons for Jericho missiles at Sdot Micha Airbase and F-4 Phantom II aircraft at Tel Nof Airbase.[389] They would be used if absolutely necessary to prevent total defeat, but the preparation was done in an easily detectable way, likely as a signal to the United States.[391] Kissinger learned of the nuclear alert on the morning of October 9. That day, President Nixon ordered the commencement of Operation Nickel Grass, an American airlift to replace all of Israel's material losses.[392] Anecdotal evidence suggests that Kissinger told Sadat that the reason for the U.S. airlift was that the Israelis were close to "going nuclear".[389]

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