The Samson Option: The Depths of Moral Depravity

7/24/13, by Clement Pulaski

We   Americans are constantly told that Israel is our greatest ally, and that our two countries are completely unified when it comes to foreign policy objectives. Given this intimate alliance, it should be of great interest to Americans that many Israelis have expressed support for what is known as the Samson Option. Named after the final act of the Biblical figure Samson, who ensured that his enemies died along with him when he tore down the pillars of the temple of the Philistines, the Samson Option proposes that if Israel faces destruction, its nuclear arsenal should be used to attack the entire world, possibly bringing about the complete annihilation of humanity.

The Israeli government refuses even to acknowledge the existence of its nuclear program and therefore has not made any official statements concerning the Samson Option. The existence of such a plan, however, is well documented. For example, Martin van Creveld, professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, has said:

We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force...Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.

Van Creveld is correct in his assessment of Israel's nuclear ability: the Zionist state does have the arsenal to successfully execute the Samson Option. One might ask why Van Creveld promotes targeting European cities like Rome when it is the Muslim countries of the Middle East that would likely be responsible for an attack on Israel. The answer is that the Jews harbor a deep-seated hatred of Christian Europe, and hold modern day Europe responsible for alleged injustices of the past. Jewish author Pamela Geller writes:

I pray dearly that in the ungodly event that Tehran or its jihadi proxies (Hez'ballah, Hamas etc) target Israel with a nuke, that she retaliate with everything she has at Tehran, Mecca, and Medina...Not to mention Europe. They exterminated all their Jews, but that wasn't enough. Those monsters (Europeans) then went on to import the next generation of Jew killers (muslim immigrants).

Geller believes that all Europeans are deserving of death because of the actions of their grandparents, not taking into account the fact that millions of Europeans died fighting against the anti-Jewish regimes of the 20th century. (It is also interesting to note that the Jews routinely hold Christian Europe collectively responsible for the crimes of past generations, but then insist that it is impossible for the Jews to be collectively guilty of the murder of Christ.)

In the interest of fairness, one might still be inclined to pity the Jews, given their political and military position, and be led to think that the Jews who promote the Samson Option would deem it an appropriate response for any nation facing similar circumstances. However, the Jews do not justify the Samson Option by their political situation alone, but by their unique status as Jews. The Jews in the Middle East are not the only nation facing existential threats, and yet I doubt any Jew would suggest that an African or Asian nation would be justified in destroying humanity in retaliation for past injustices. Israeli poet Itamar Yaoz-Kest demonstrated this supreme hubris of the Jews when he wrote:

there is a right reserved only to us Jews (if indeed any human on Earth has this right): to be destroyed and to take the weary and sated world with us to the non-existence, along with its wondrous libraries and heart-stirring tunes – just so, after we descend to the grave, while the ground emits radioactive rays to all four winds. Indeed – we have the right!

Thus we see that the Jewish support for the Samson Option is based on a murderous hatred of gentiles and a belief in the innate superiority of the Jews over all mankind. Yaoz-Kest holds the Jews in such high regard that he deems lifeless desolation to be the most fitting fate for the world after the disappearance of his own tribe.

It is difficult to rank different acts of evil and declare one to be worse than another. However, I do feel confident in saying that it is hard to imagine a worse crime than destroying all of humanity out of pure spite. Jesus tells us that, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13). If the greatest love is to lay down one's life for another, what great hatred it is to destroy all human life for no purpose whatsoever! For the Samson Option proposes to murder humanity indiscriminately, not out of the desire to save the lives of others, nor to bring about a better future, but simply out of revenge. It is designed for scenarios when Israel is already doomed to destruction. It would not be a last-ditch effort to save Israel, but rather an act of malice following upon Israel's destruction.

The Christian heart should be appalled at the Samson Option and ask how anyone could desire to commit such a crime; but it is Christians who have enabled the Jews to amass their nuclear stockpile and pose a threat to the survival of the entire world. Blinded by the heretic preachers of Christian Zionism, many of the faithful have given unwavering political support to the Jewish state and have encouraged and applauded the growing military might of Israel. If Christians had stayed true to the teaching of the Bible, then they never would have allowed this Jewish threat to develop.

Up until the 20th century, Christians always viewed the Jews with suspicion, thinking them to be capable of the greatest acts of immorality. Above I stated that murdering all mankind would be one of the greatest crimes, and indeed it would, but in fact the Jews have already committed a greater crime than this, for these are the same people who clamored for the death of our Lord upon the cross—the Jews are capable of wanting to murder mankind because they have already murdered the sinless Son of God. This reprobate people continues in its obstinate refusal to repent and recognize the Savior, and we must understand that the Jew's criminal desire for destruction is the direct result of his twisted religion. The Jews routinely claim that Christians are guilty of "antisemitism", but the true guilt of Christians comes from their refusal to recognize that the Jews are the enemies of God. By continuing to support these enemies, we blacken the name of the Church and take part in the most depraved crimes.

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