Israel has ‘200 nukes all pointed at Iran’, former US secretary of state Colin Powell says in leaked private email

In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads.

Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it has never declared itself to be a nuclear state. The existence of its weapons program is considered classified information by both the Israeli and U.S. governments.

Powell, a retired Army general who has served as White House national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told The Associated Press on Friday through a spokeswoman he was referring to public estimates of Israel’s nukes.

  • BillyHW

    This asshole demanded the release of terrorists from Guantanamo that went on to kill more innocents in jihad.

    • He is just another hack.

    • Clausewitz

      Powell was never a war time General. He is and always has been nothing but a politician in a uniform.

  • shasta

    “saying the country has 200 warheads”

    One hopes that they are put to good use.

  • Spatchcocked

    Powell the bowel as I call him has dat old black privilege.

  • Spatchcocked

    Token General.Token magick General.

  • 200 nukes! Just imagine what you have not heard of.

    When the shit hits the fan, you will want to be far away.

  • Mal

    Only 200? Where do I go to help them buy more?
    Never mind Rose Marie, I pick Israel to block.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Ralph Kramden had a word to describe Powell.

  • Why would that be a problem?