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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Israeli nukes - for Africa

Guardian.

We all knew the Apartheid and Zionist overlap was just too perfect and that they had co-operated to some degree over nukes. That has been common knowledge, but highly classified. Now Declassified. There was speculation they may have detonated something on their Southern Ocean islands, but their military co-operation as rogue states was always assumed. And now we have it in black and white.
You nuke the Arabs, we'll nuke the Blacks - that's essentially the deal the current President of Israel signed with P W Botha - as Defence Ministers - in 1975. Was it ever endorsed by their Cabinets?

They will also undermine Israel's attempts to suggest that, if it has nuclear weapons, it is a "responsible" power that would not misuse them, whereas countries such as Iran cannot be trusted.

A spokeswoman for Peres today said the report was baseless and there were "never any negotiations" between the two countries. She did not comment on the authenticity of the documents.

South African documents show that the apartheid-era military wanted the missiles as a deterrent and for potential strikes against neighbouring states.

The documents show both sides met on 31 March 1975.
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But South Africa was years from being able to build atomic weapons. A little more than two months later, on 4 June, Peres and Botha met in Zurich. By then the Jericho project had the codename Chalet.

The top secret minutes of the meeting record that: "Minister Botha expressed interest in a limited number of units of Chalet subject to the correct payload being available." The document then records: "Minister Peres said the correct payload was available in three sizes. Minister Botha expressed his appreciation and said that he would ask for advice." The "three sizes" are believed to refer to the conventional, chemical and nuclear weapons.

The use of a euphemism, the "correct payload", reflects Israeli sensitivity over the nuclear issue and would not have been used had it been referring to conventional weapons. It can also only have meant nuclear warheads as Armstrong's memorandum makes clear South Africa was interested in the Jericho missiles solely as a means of delivering nuclear weapons.

In addition, the only payload the South Africans would have needed to obtain from Israel was nuclear. The South Africans were capable of putting together other warheads.

Botha did not go ahead with the deal in part because of the cost. In addition, any deal would have to have had final approval by Israel's prime minister and it is uncertain it would have been forthcoming.

South Africa eventually built its own nuclear bombs, albeit possibly with Israeli assistance. But the collaboration on military technology only grew over the following years. South Africa also provided much of the yellowcake uranium that Israel required to develop its weapons.


Those Nazi bastards.

6 Comments:

At 25/5/10 1:35 pm, Anonymous Independently Wealthy said...

Hardly much of a shock..more a confirmation if any was needed. Ditto the yellow cake angle. You referenced the South Atlantic tests, so this can hardly come as a surprise.

Pariahs stick together...look at Cuba and Venezuela (Doctors for oil) Iran and Venezuela (Bird's of a feather) Iran and North Korea (We want our missile to look like that) North Korea and Myanmar (Muskets and Blankets for nuclear hardware??) Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea (Thugs for Oil)

Seeing that in a UK publication would have made Ahmadinejad's day though, he must be like a Cheshire Cat at present.

 
At 25/5/10 5:13 pm, Blogger The Hag said...

Always nice when Mother Carey's
chickens come home to roost. :-)

 
At 25/5/10 7:23 pm, Anonymous Tim2 said...

@IW above. Indeed - hardly a shock, more a confirmation. But still something worthwhile having recorded in history. Just like the passport issue - if anyone saw SKY News Agenda last night - NOT ONCE was there any consideration of the victims of the repetition of passport fraud.
So ats as well to note just how far either side is prepared to go - indeed how far they plot, connive, scheme and try to carry out under the radar.

 
At 26/5/10 8:51 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuba and Venezuela (Doctors for oil)

and that hardly compares with weapons of mass destruction

 
At 26/5/10 11:20 pm, Anonymous TJ said...

Well if you like, Cuba and Angola, soldiers and atrocities for minerals...

 
At 27/5/10 1:49 am, Blogger Wayne said...

Why the shock? Both those racist regimes were and one still is supported by the United States - the world's pre-eminent imperialist and racist power(yes even with the election of Obama - just a sop to us gullible coloureds - even I was sucked in for about - a day).

Cuba and Venezuala are OK ---they deserve and need nukes to deter US aggression. I would support nukes for them.

If tinpot countries like the UK and France have them, why not in all justice and all seriousness Cuba, Venezuela and Iran?

The fact is the world is getting sick and tired of US and Western aggression and bullying. The sun is rising now, and it is rising in the East. And despite a detour down the capitalist road, I fully believe that when the sun finishes its ascent over the East it will be red. The East will be Red. And the West better just shut the fuck up and just accept that they will be eclipsed. And that their imperialist chickens will come home to roost.

 

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