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    The Sword of Rome Member Marcellus's Avatar
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    How Britain helped Israel to get the bomb

    The secret history of how Britain helped Israel develop its nuclear capability. Michael Crick and his producer Meirion Jones have uncovered the story of how Britain decided to supply Israel with the heavy water it needed for its programme. Amazingly, it did so without insisting on safeguards prohibiting its use for weapons - "it would be somewhat overzealous for us to insist on safeguards," a civil servant explained.

    Nor, bizarrely, did they inform America, who had already refused to supply heavy water without stringent safeguards. John F Kennedy made it one of the priorities for his defence secretary Robert McNamara to stop Israel getting the bomb. Tonight, we'll be asking Mr McNamara how surprised he is by the revelation and get his views on how we should be dealing with the nuclear proliferation problems we face today.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ht/4743493.stm

    Wow. This is quite surprising to me. What does everyone think of this?
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    traitors and disturbors of the peace, now if only Russia would supply Palestine with the bomb as well, world peace is assured...
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    Don't buy the conspiracy theories, but keep them in sight ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftEyeNine
    Don't buy the conspiracy theories, but keep them in sight ;)
    Good advice...

    Now where is that MIT post of yours again?

    Azi
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    lol nice one azi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjakihata
    traitors and disturbors of the peace
    I'm a bit slow and gullible. This part was a joke, yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azi Tohak
    Good advice...

    Now where is that MIT post of yours again?

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    Sure mate.. Catch it..

    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=51781

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