Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nuclear Reactors of Iraq and Syria and Who Stopped Them

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                      

"On June 7, 1981, when Jimmy Carter was ending his American presidency,  Israel bombed the Osirak  nuclear reactor the French had built for Iraq under the guise of needing peacetime power. This was stated by a country knee-deep in oil. It  had been under construction 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) southeast of Baghdad  It is the world's first air strike against a nuclear plant.   "The 70-megawatt uranium-powered reactor was near completion but had not been stocked with nuclear fuel so there was no danger of a leak, according to sources in the French atomic industry."  The atomic bombs from this "would be of the Hiroshima size. Thus a mortal danger to the people of Israel progressively arose."  The Israeli leaders for this operation were Prime Minister Menachem Begin and  Air Force Commander, David Ivry.  Casualties in the attack numbered 10 Iraqi soldiers and one civilian Frenchman.  

Israel  acted then because it believed the reactor would be completed shortly - either at the beginning of July or the beginning of September 1981."  "Iraq does not share a border with Israel, but since 1948 it has been one of Israel's staunchest enemies. 

Iraq made Israel a prime target for attack during the Gulf War and was a sponsor of terrorism against Israel. The 2003 Iraq War, however, destroyed much of the Iraqi army and deposed Saddam Hussein opening up the possibility that a new, democratically elected Iraqi government may change its orientation toward Israel and adopt a policy that if not friendly, is at least less hostile.
Israeli jet that protected from nuclear facility
in Operation Opera 

 "The attack was strongly criticized around the world, including in the United States, and Israel was rebuked by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly in two separate resolutions.  Media reactions were no less negative: "Israel's sneak attack ... was an act of inexcusable and short-sighted aggression", wrote the New York Times, while the Los Angeles Times called it "state-sponsored terrorism". The destruction of Osirak has been cited as an example of a preventive strike in contemporary scholarship on international law." 

Iraq had been in every war against Israel; 1948,  1967, and 1973,  They border Israel and were enemies; enemies now building an atomic reactor with a history of ONLY attacking Israel. The Israelis viewed the reactor with suspicion, and said that it was designed to make nuclear weapons.  Iraq never did respond.   During the Persian Gulf War from August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991, Iraq fired 39 modified Scud ballistic missiles at Israel despite there being no aggression from Israel at the time. Israel, under pressure from the United States with President George Herbert Walker Bush, never retaliated. 

America's Vice President Cheney for George Walker Bush found out in the Spring of 2007 that Israel had been at it again.  This time they had found out from the Israelis that east of Damascus in the Syrian desert, the North Koreans were building secretly a replica of their own reactor at Yongbyon.  They were almost finished with the building.  This was near the town of Al-Kibar and was a fact that the US intelligence community had completely missed. 

Cheney was told about it by the head of Israel's Mossad, Aluf Meir Dagan nee Hubermann.  
Meir just died Mary 17, 2016 at age 71, born in 1945 at the end of WWII.   He was considered for the elite Sayeret Matkal unit, but ended up joining the Paratroopers Brigade.

That's all the world had needed.  What if Assad had been able to use their own plutonium-producing nuclear reactor.  Assad hadn't hesitated when he used Sarin gas on his own people.  The world would have been in jeopardy, especially Israel.  Israel "discovered Al-Kibar in the nick of time.  They also carried out the attack that was almost certainly the only means of ensuring the reactor never went hot."  (John Hannah (foreign Policy).  

Israel took it out.  "Israel's September 6, 2007, attack on Syria's Al-Kibar nuclear facility surprised the world—Syria most of all. The operation, executed by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), was reminiscent of Israel's 1981 attack on Iraq's Osirak reactor, but with two noticeable differences. First, Israel remained silent following the Al-Kibar bombing, while in 1981 it boasted publicly about the Iraq strike even before the pilots had returned. Second, whereas the international community knew of Saddam Hussein's nuclear plans in 1981, few were aware of the extent of Syria's nuclear program in 2007.
Demonstration at Isfahan nuclear facility in Iran
of their right to nuclear power-
worried after Syria's center was destroyed by Israel.

In December 2015, the IAEA issued a report concluding:

The Agency assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place after 2003. The Agency also assesses that these activities did not advance beyond feasibility and scientific studies, and the acquisition of certain relevant technical competences and capabilities. The Agency has no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.
Following this report, the IAEA Board of Governors passed a resolution closing its consideration of the issues in the report and terminating previous resolutions about Iran.  Iran has held a series of meetings with a group of six countries: China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States. These six are known as the P5+1 (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) or alternatively as the E3+3. These meetings are intended to resolve concerns about Iran's nuclear program."From the initial reports we can already conclude that this agreement is a historic mistake for the world," Netanyahu said Tuesday. "Far-reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability."  They will get it after so many years.  it was a deal that took 2 years to get to.                                                                   
Paul Vallely b: 1939, retired Major General and  senior military analyst for Fox News.
He served in the Vietnam War and retired in 1993 as Deputy 

Commanding General, 
Pacific Command.. He is co-author of ENDGAME.  
In an  interview, Retired US Army Major General Paul Vallely told WND that President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and chief White House adviser Valerie Jarrett “are treading on treason under the U.S. Constitution for aiding and abetting Iran, a known enemy of the United States, while throwing Israel, a longtime U.S. ally, to the wolves.”

Now I read that a general is prodding Israel to take out the Iran facilities.  Israel had fought against their ability to produce atomic weapons with the Stuxnet virus in Iranian computers using to create such  vile weapons. They are facing one of 2 things; either the Messiah will appear and save Israel or Iran will be able to manufacture anything they want in about 14 years.  According to Donald Trump, the USA signed on a terrible deal with Iran's nuclear power.   The window for Israel to attack has come and gone.  All of the Middle East is at jeopardy.   Military experts are saying that Iran already has nuclear weapons.  

The World Dodged a Bullet in Syria-Thanks to Israel-John Hannah (Foreign Policy).

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