Whilst the MOD and Parliament are both concerned at the rate of diminution and decline of Britain’s military capability on the world stage whereby we no longer have either a credible naval task /defence force or a 24/7 operative nuclear deterrent, the state of Israel has amassed an underground arsenal estimated by many authoritative sources to be in excess of that of the combined total of the nuclear WMD of Pakistan, India and North Korea.
There is no certainty of these figures, of course, because Israel is the only undeclared nuclear weapons state in the world and is not subject to inspection by the IAEA as are the vast majority of UN member states. But most important is the fact that it has also a Second Nuclear Strike capability courtesy of an apparently deranged German Chancellor who made a unilateral decision to supply the Israeli navy with a fleet of government subsidised, state-of-the-art, German-built submarines, now reliably reported to have been retro-fitted with nuclear cruise missiles and secretly patrolling the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Red Seas, and the Gulf. And in so doing, irrevocably altered the balance of global power to the detriment of the European continent.
Of course, Israel is not a NATO member and is not in Europe. But she is the last of the neo-colonial powers still in the process of subjugating an indigenous Arab population that has settled the land for over a thousand years and is now a demographic numbering in excess of 5 million.
Instead of sending a British royal representative to cavort about the Middle East, it would perhaps have been more productive to have implemented plans to defend our island in the future from any non-NATO, nuclear-armed, belligerent state with an expansionist government that treats the United Nations and international law with contempt. Because the primary duty of any government – even that of Theresa May – is national security and the survival of the state.
Hans Stehling (pen name) is an analyst based in the UK. He is a frequent contributor to Global Research.