Nuclear Masada by Steve Payne
says: what if Israel really had lost the Six-Day War in the
fictional scenario depicted in 1969 by authors Richard Z. Chesnoff, Edward
Klein and Robert Littell? Please note that the opinions expressed in this
post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
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icon to follow us on Facebook.speaking in Brooklyn, NYC on this day
a representative of the Israeli Government-in-Exile issued a stark warning
to the Arab States that had conquered the Jewish nation ~ further nuclear
bombings should be expected after the previous day's detonation at the
Port of Alexandria.
"The research here could have been better. Dayan
ordered that the dozen or so nukes Isreal had were to be placed on the
Jericho missiles. Needless to say Isreal would not have waited, until
being overrun, before the nukes had done their thing. Instead the capitals
of both Egypt & Syria would have been nuked, along with ten other targets
throughout the Middle East. in an attempt to ensure Isreal would have
survived such an invasion. Alas that probably would have prompted nuclear
retailiation by the USSR, which would have ensured WWIII take place. In
doing so the nuclear holocaust, that would have followed, would have seen
both the USSR & USA destroyed along with hundreds of millions of people. "
- reader's commentThe third Arab-Israeli War had begun with the
devastating pre-emptive Egypt aerial offensive which destroyed the Israeli
Air Force on the ground. Israel never recovered momentum from the loss of
decisive air supremacy at the beginning of combat operations, despite a
last minute air lift by the US Government following the unprovoked Arab
assault on the USS Liberty.
From the pivotal moment when the IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan was
executed in Tel Aviv, it was determined (in Dayans own prophetic words)
that the "Third Temple Had Fallen1". The surviving Israeli
leadership responded by executing a desperate end-game plan: a nuclear
masada, aptly named after the biblical siege in which Jewish
defenders had committed mass suicide rather than endure capture by the
Setting aside the original plan to detonate the weapons in the face of the
invading Arab armies, instead "the boys were let loose2".
Nuclear weapons were smuggled onto submarines in the mediterranean, the
first surfaced on June 11th in Alexandria, the largest seaport in Egypt.
says in the 1969 alternate history "If Israel Lost the War" by Richard
Z. Chesnoff, Edward Klein and Robert Littell, Israel was defeated in the Six
Day War, Sirhan Sirhan went home to share in his people's victory
celebrations, and Robert Kennedy passed unscathed through the kitchen of The
Ambassador Hotel and went on to be elected President. In this variant, we
modify some of the points of divergence in that famous story. 1) Dayan was
allegedly about to make this announcement in 1973 at a low point in Israeli
fortunes during the Yom Kippur War 2) Golda Meir allegedly made this
announcement after the assassination of Israeli athletes in Munich,
dispatching undercover Mossad officers to secretly kill PLO agents. To view
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