Reaction to my last article
about the enormous military base being built by the US in Israel was worldwide
and strong. Two of the correspondents actually worked on the base. Let us first
get an overview of the debate as presented by some knowledgable
to a person some time ago, who has worked on the site you spoke of last night.
This person said that you are right in your findings and that the base is 25
sq. miles ON THE SURFACE! The so-- called water tower and the
underground door seen in the picture, is one of the openings into the
underground. This goes down at a 45 degree angle towards the hill in the
background. There are missile silos hidden in the ground all over. Each
missile has 9 war heads attached that can be sent in 9 different directions.
I read while ago that the IDF had agreed to let
the US stockpile Military Supplies in Israel. That is actually a good
thing for Israel on a number of
Second, In the event of an emergency, Israel
could take these materials immediately after receiving the OK from the US.
This is far better than having to wait for material to be shipped from US
bases Germany or Turkey.
For what that's
* Wondered where all this spare land is coming from in the
middle of the country?
is working on a land swap with the JNF.
giving the government land in the center in exchange for land in the Negev. The
deal is basically acre for acre, plus some millions of sheqels to the JNF!!
information is from a trustworthy friend who has been working at the JNF for a
number of years. Apart from the fact that it is not their land, where is all
the money going?
Military Base -
Nachshonim Project Project Scope: 125,000,000$ Client: Corp of
Engineers of the American Army and the user is the Israeli Army. Schedule:
Start:2002 Finish:2005 Project Description: Setting up, the most advanced
dry storage base in the world for the armed division of the army. A bid that
three different Consortiums competed
Affairs Brief: One thing for sure: these buildings are going to conceal
a lot of equipment and/or people in some future movement. I think the US and
the Israeli government intend a forced suicidal withdrawal from all the
strategic areas outside the 1967 war borders (the Green Line). This huge
military and settlement withdrawal is not designed to bring peace -- nothing
will -- but only to weaken Israel sufficiently so that during the next
Arab/Israeli war, Israel will be forced to accept a UN mandated settlement and
occupation -- in the name of "peace", of course. The cameras might, and
computers would, be essential for a large logistics base or storage base if
there were to be a major withdrawal of Israel Defense Force (IDF) equipment
from the territories.
The advocates of the base insist
that it is a gift from the US for signing the Wye Agreements. Far from being a
multi-billion dollar project, the whole thing only costs $125,000,OOO. And all
that are going up are some harmless
I will lead the chorus who insist
that this is the cover story and it's a flimsy one at that. $125,000,000 may
cover the cost of the warehouses but there is much, much more to this base than
them. Study the following photos and see what you
Photo 1 - This picture does not do
justice to the site. This is an opening dug into the Eastern fringe of the base,
about five miles from the warehouses. In fact, there are six separate concrete
chambers within the structure. My colleague noted that it looks like a water
diversion except, "Where will the water come from?"
Photo 2- This is a
long shot of a section of the base which is not being used to construct storage
buildings. Note the concrete lot above the area, which appears to be a helipad.
And note also the significant mounds of newly dug dirt in the
background. Now jump to the closeups:
Photo 3 - This is a section
of very extensive roadworks built despite tremendous engineering difficulties at
the back of the base. The road follows the Green Line precisely and boasts a two
lane asphalt road, a security track and a fence that will likely go electric
when finished. And this road/fence extends far from the base perimeter,
continuing south beyond the horizon. These are the borders agreed to by
Netanyahu at Wye. Now we return to the laughable project cost estimate of
$125,000,000. That would be a bargain just for the road.
Photos 4 and 5 - That's a
mighty big door for a mighty tiny building. Observe the blast walls in front of
the openings. The buildings are divided into two storeys. Level One certainly
looks like a concrete bunker. But level two is the same color and shape as the
distant warehouses. Once the surrounding dirt piles cover level one to the top,
level two will look to any satellite like just another of the storage sheds on
the base. But beneath, the purpose of the concrete bunkers with their doors high
and wide, is certainly not for dry storage. Unlike all the warehouses on the
base, these structures have a blast wall opposite their entrances which would be
very handy protection against missile attacks. We ask what purpose such a small
structure has that justifies so much protection and camouflage. We conclude with
trepidation that these structures could well be tunnel
People working on this
project have clearly been compartmentalized. They buy the cover story about
storage facilities and are told no more than what they have to know. The US is
building a base in Israel and it is more than a storage
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