March 10, 2006

How Britain brought Israel into the nuclear family

I first saw this on Osama Saeed's blog and then, via that, the BBC website and then there was a report on it on Newsnight last night. So what is it? It's the revelation of the fact that Britain supplied plutonium and heavyu water to Israel for use in its nuclear weapons programme.
In Harold Macmillan's time the UK supplied uranium 235 and the heavy water which allowed Israel to start up its nuclear weapons production plant at Dimona - heavy water which British intelligence estimated would allow Israel to make "six nuclear weapons a year".
Nukes R us it seems and for a society that exists on the destruction of another.

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