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Israel’s nuclear weapons

This important BBC profile of Israel’s nuclear weapons was first broadcast in March 2003, two days before the start of Bush and Blair’s horrific illegal invasion of Iraq for non-existent WMDs. Olenka Frankiel’s Israel’s Secret Weapon is a worthwhile view and timely given the warmongering directed at NPT signatory Iran’s planned nuclear program. It also highlights the consequences for Dimona workers who have cancer and the use of Israeli experimental weapons against Palestinians in Gaza. It profiles a number of people who have spoken up publicly about this nuclear rogue state, the most prominent of whom is nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu but also includes former Israeli Arab MK Issam Makhoul who first broached the issue in the Knesset in 2000 and key Israeli nuclear scientist Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Yaakov whose life was effectively destroyed for daring to breach the shroud of deception and secrecy. You can find a full transcript of Israel’s Secret Weapon at EI [Part One; Part Two].

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This entry was posted on 25 April, 2010 by in Israel, Nuclear Weapons, Video and tagged , .

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

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for lack
of what is found there"
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