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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms 165

Lasrick (2629253) writes "Victor Gilinsky and Roger J. Mattson update their story on the NUMEC affair to take into account the recent release of hundreds of classified documents that shed additional light on the story. In the 1960s, the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) was found to be missing about a 100 pounds of bomb-grade uranium. Based on available evidence, Gilinsky and Mattson are convinced that the material ended up in Israel nuclear bombs. The newly release documents add more to the story, and Gilinsky and Mattson are calling on President Obama to declassify the remainder of the file."
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

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  • Common Knowledge (Score:5, Informative)

    by megalomaniacs4u ( 199468 ) on Saturday April 19, 2014 @09:42AM (#46794241)

    I thought this was well known, just unofficial.

    Hell, it even made a Tom Clancy novel!

  • Re:Figures (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 19, 2014 @10:17AM (#46794401)

    The US government is run by jews.

    No, the reality is that the US government as well as the Israeli government are run by criminals.
    And since the Israeli are alway protected by their sugar daddy, they can commit the most heinous acts without repercussions on the international scene. Yeah it's almost a given they have nuclear weapons. Israel is as bat shit crazy country as they come (some of it justified, most of it not).
    Maybe the US should ask that uranium/plutonium back. And while they're at it impose the kind of economic sanctions they they impose on another country THAT DOES NOT HAVE the bomb. Hypocrisy all around.

  • by cheesybagel ( 670288 ) on Saturday April 19, 2014 @11:48AM (#46794759)

    The Israelis have a long standing relationship in trading military hardware with the Chinese. Another example is their air-to-air missiles the Rafael Python-3 which is manufactured in China under license as the PL-8.

    I do not know exactly why the Israelis do this thing. If it is strictly for profit or if it is because they want to have a backup in case the US for whatever reason stops supporting them. Probably both. At one point their major weapons suppliers were the UK and France but after the Suez Crisis botch up the UK withdrew support. France kept selling them weapons until their other major costumers, the Arabs, said they would no longer buy weapons from them if they also sold to the Israelis. So they became reliant on the US for most weapons systems.

  • Re:Figures (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 19, 2014 @02:23PM (#46795587)

    This land was taken by force, and the natives (continue to be) interned and executed. The surrounding areas do not pick on Israel because the people are Jewish, but because those who call themselves Israeli commit both crimes and crimes against humanity. Start with this book bt prof Chomsky:

  • Re:Good for them. (Score:2, Informative)

    by Mashiki ( 184564 ) <> on Saturday April 19, 2014 @02:28PM (#46795619) Homepage

    Well let's be realistic then shall we? Technically they're not beholden to anyone to not build on the West Bank, being that it was a captured territory. Useful point, that much of it was already bought previously and before 1940. And every time that they gave land up--end when it was fully productive the palestinians fully destroyed it, looted it, and went on their way instead of taking it over and using it to bolster their own economy.

    Gaza and the West Bank are "open air prisons" of their own making. Their own making revolved around: Palestinians, sniping at civilians along the highways, strapping explosives to themselves and blowing themselves up at cafes, bus stops, and other crowded civilian areas, and so on. Of course we can't forget the "rock throwing" brigades either, or some of the other incidents.

    Building is restricted because terrorist organizations love to build bunkers, and weapons munitions dumps within civilian structures, and in places near to the border with Israel, they like to build tunnels to try getting under border check points. In other cases to build smuggling tunnels into Egypt. In order to smuggle in whatever they can.

    The reason that building materials are hard is see the last paragraph, the last time they allowed unfettered access to building materials it went right to the terrorist groups who used it for bunkers, and weapons dumps. Big shock right?

    So, let me ask you. If you had a "neighbor" who was doing that to you, and not only that but was launching rockets on a regular basis at the entire southern part of your country, to the point where all of your civic buildings are now bomb hardened structures, and houses are now moving that way too, how long would you simply put up with that? Especially when they've been claiming that it's "all in the name of peace."

  • by Suiggy ( 1544213 ) on Saturday April 19, 2014 @07:48PM (#46797163)

    Ukraine's current predicament was created by the the US government. They orchestrated and funded the coup. Here's a leaked phone call of Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Geoffrey Pyatt, US Ambassador to Ukraine, discussing which puppet they're going to install in the new Ukrainian government, and worrying about when Russia will respond. []

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