Dr Daniel Ellsberg is an outstanding Jewish American hero
in the fight against US
state terrorism and nuclear terrorist madness. He became famous with his
courageous publication of the secret Pentagon papers (see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ellsberg
Dr Daniel Ellsberg on US, Israeli and other nuclear terrorism, 2008: “ nuclear weapons were used as a threat against a non-nuclear opponent during the Gulf War.
By the same token, contrary to the belief of most Americans that US nuclear weapons have never been used in the fifty years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, American Presidents have employed nuclear threats over a dozen times, generally in secret from the US public, in crises and limited wars in Indochina, East Asia, Berlin, Cuba and the Middle East. The Soviet Union, Israel, and Pakistan have used nuclear weapons in the same way.
In each of these cases, nuclear weapons were used in the exact sense in which a gun is used when it is pointed at someone’s head in a confrontation, whether or not the trigger is pulled. To get one’s way without having to pull the trigger is a major reason for acquiring the gun and, often, for brandishing it.” .
. Daniel Ellsberg, “Free Mordechai Vanunu”, Anti-war.com, 23 March 2005: http://www.antiwar.com/news/?articleid=5306 .
. Daniel Ellsberg, “Ending Nuclear terrorism: by America and others”, Chapter 8 of “At the nuclear precipice: catastrophe or trandofrmation?”, edited by Richard Falk and David Krieger, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008: http://www.amazon.com/At-Nuclear-Precipice-Catastrophe-Transformation/dp/023060904X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249542861&sr=1-1 ; Daniel Ellsberg web-site: http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/ending-nuclear-terrorism-by-america-and-others .