New York Times Bashes Outspoken World Leaders - by Stephen Lendman
Turkey's Erdogan unrelenting in assailing Israeli crimes. Russia's Putin outspoken against America's imperial wars.
Few world leaders challenge US and Israeli crimes. Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan often assails Israel, including at a Pretoria, South Africa Turkish foreign policy conference.
On October 5, Haaretz headlined, "Turkey PM: Israel a nuclear threat to Middle East," saying:
On Wednesday, Erdogan called Israel "a threat to the Middle East region for having....nuclear weapon(s)."
Israel's open secret has it one of eight known nuclear powers.
In his 1997 book, "Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies," Israel Shahak said that "Israel (is) clearly prepar(ing) itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East (with no) hesitati(on) to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones."
Shahak also explained that Israel regards "the launching of missiles (on its territory) as 'nonconventional' regardless of whether they are equipped with explosives or poison gas."
In turn, Israel's nuclear doctrine asserts that a "nonconventional" attack requires a forceful response, implying a nuclear one. Shahak called it the foundation of its grand strategy.