VIDEO: The BBC Film That Exposed Israel’s Secret Nuclear Weapons

First shown in March 2003, two days before the start of the war on Iraq, the BBC film, Israel’s Secret Weapon, took as its starting point Mordechai Vanunu’s revelations and found further evidence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal. It’s as important today as it was then.

Which country in the Middle East has undeclared nuclear weapons program?

Which country has secret biological and chemical capabilities?

Which country in the Middle East whose nuclear sites are not inspected internationally?

Which country in the Middle East sentenced one of its citizens to 18 years after he divulged secrets of its nuclear programs?

Olenka Frankiel’s important documentary, Israel’s Secret Weapon, was broadcast on 17 March 2003, two days before George Bush and Tony Blair launched the illegal war against Iraq, supposedly for weapons of mass destruction it did not possess.

Israel of course did, but George Bush did not have that country in mind when he told the American Congress in January 2003, “The greatest damage facing America and the world is outlaw regimes that seek and posses nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.”

Bush meant Iraq, which did not have any of these weapons, but was going to attack regardless, just as today Barack Obama threatens Iran for nuclear weapons that it does not have.

Israel pressured the BBC to stop the documentary being shown. Watching it today, it’s easy to see why.

Articles by: Global Research

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