Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gordon Duff: New Iranian Nuke “Fairytale” Uncovered

Veterans Today
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Arms Dealer, Terrorist Used to “Sell” Iran Nuke Fairytale

Bin Laden May Have Aided US in Nuke Recovery Attempt

A shadowy figure, calling himself “Beecham” has contacted intelligence agencies in the west, claiming proof of Iran’s payment into a Swiss bank of 8.5 tons of gold. His claim, that this is payment for 3 missing American thermonuclear weapons is an old story, a fairly tale from the past, re-concocted to support an attack on Iran. “Beecham” is not who he says he is. We know his real name, a terrorist and arms dealer allowed to roam free because of his powerful friends. Today he is claiming he sold nukes to Iran. In 2003 he said he sold nukes to Saddam, another carefully scripted lie.

He really works for himself but his business partners are Tel Aviv and Saudi Arabia. This is why he is free despite enough evidence to jail him for many lifetimes.

Today, he is buying his way back into “good graces” by fueling the Iranian nuclear controversy, seeding blatant falsehood and wild conjecture to the security agencies. Soon, these lies will end up in the media, pushing a sick agenda, much as Wikileaks had done last year, in a last ditch attempt to draw America into a disastrous war with Iran before drawdowns in Afghanistan and disengagement from Iraq and the conflict in Libya make the likelihood of more American involvement in the region impossible.

After all, Iran was the target in the first place, planned well before 9/11 and, quite likely, the real intended target of the false flag 9/11 attacks. Sources confirming these hypotheses are multiplying like rabbits.


It has long been proven by every regulatory agency and two consecutive National Security Assessments that Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Despite this fact, President Obama, at the behest of Israel’s Benjamin Nethanyahu, continues to insist that, despite conclusive proof to the contrary, Iran should face international sanctions and perhaps even attack. Iraq suffered that same fate, killing untold hundreds of thousands there along with killing, wounding or disabling 400,000 Americans in the process.

Now an attempt has been discovered, an intelligence operation, fabricating evidence that Iran purchased 3 “missing” American nuclear weapons lost during the Gulf War. This is the second attempt to peddle this identical story, a “last ditch” effort to build on President Obama’s foolish bellicosity on Iran, his personal “kowtow” to the Israel lobby who have offered him an open account to finance his reelection campaign.

The extreme secrecy of the “broken arrow” incident itself is the “icing on the cake.” This means any and all briefings are so classified that when word leaks out, it will have that same “Colin Powell” smell about it:

“Believe me, I have seen the evidence, and we have solid proof…”

What most don’t know is that this exact same play was tried before, back in 2003 and it worked. The real “WMD” briefings that were used to justify the invasion of Iraq didn’t involve biological or chemical weapons. They were highly secret briefings that placed 3 missing nuclear weapons built by South Africa and Israel, weapons purchased by Britain and “misplaced,” into the hands of Saddam. While the press talked of “WMD’s,” the “big name” Pentagon and National Security Council gang, they and their selected congressional insiders, got private briefings.

They heard wild stories of missing nuclear weapons, stories no more real than the Hollywood depictions used to predispose public perceptions and fears.

This is really what Britain’s Dr. David Kelly came forward about and most probably why he died mysteriously, an impossible suicide, now a coverup that that is tearing Britain apart. He knew it was all lies. Moreover, he could prove it. He had to die.


These nukes existed, we tracked them, Dr. David Kelly arranged their shipment in 1990, and they disappeared. Intelligence reports out of Israel “proved conclusively” that Saddam bought them and was planning on using them. Yes, they existed. Yes, they were shipped from South Africa, we have interviewed the individuals who arranged the transit and accompanied the weapons, 9 in total, 6 to the US and 3 to Oman.

Yes, 3 went missing then but we know where they went. They went to Israel. One of them was sold to North Korea, their only successful nuclear explosion, in 2009. It matched, exactly, the 1979 Israeli test, same size, same design, same uranium source.

Now the same deal is being sold again, the first Gulf War coming back to haunt us all. Even some of the characters are the same, including the Rhodesian arms dealer tied to the first lost nukes, the top of the real conspirator list when the mysterious death of Lady Diana is examined. “Lady Di” worked to eliminate land mines from the planet. Our “friends” made millions selling land mines, particularly to Iraq and Iran during their decade long conflict.


Despite all the TV chatter about missing Soviet “suitcase nukes,” the real disasters have always been NATO. There have been semi-public admissions of several “misplaced” weapons tied to aircraft “incidents” over the years, off Spain and in Canada for instance. Back in 2007, the USAF “misplaced” a planeload of nukes. The public was informed they were recovered. A dozen mysterious deaths, accidents and suicides followed and a new command structure was created.

America lost 6 or more nukes in 1991 when a B 52G went down off Diego Garcia. Records show it dumped its nuclear cargo off Somalia. Past that, everything goes dark. Were they recovered? We are now told the US called on Osama bin Laden to help in the recovery of these weapons. Sources indicate the nukes were recovered by a South African group and moved inland through the port of Mombasa.

An unconfirmed report states that a 1998 recovery effort in Kenya and Tanzania involved staging “Al Qaeda” bombing attacks on the US embassies there. Sources have bin Laden working directly with the CIA in these attacks meant to provide cover for a “broken arrow” operation. Other confirmed reports supported by documents have bin Laden supporting CIA efforts in China as late as 2001. It was December of that year when the CIA reported the loss of bin Laden. As he is said to have died of natural causes, it is not believed that he is represented by a memorial “star” in the CIA lobby at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia.


From a Veterans Today exclusive report from nearly a year ago:

There are nuclear weapons out there, maybe in terrorists hands, two or five, as many as seven or more. Iran and North Korea didn’t build them. North Korea’s nuclear program is a sham and Iran may simply be a scapegoat. Iran is not building nuclear weapons, they don’t possess the necessary centrifuges to enrich uranium. Using their available technology, a nuclear weapon could not be produced in a century.

However, the threat of nuclear terrorism is very real, the facts are there but America is sitting on the truth. Remember three names, Valerie Plame and Dr. David Kelly and Mordechai Vanunu. Plame was “burned” as an American spy, burned by the Bush administration. Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff, “Scooter” Libby (Liebowitz) was convicted of the crime but received a pardon from President Bush.

Plame wasn’t looking for “yellow cake” uranium from Niger, she was looking for lost nuclear weapons. When she got close, she was destroyed and then silenced by the Justice Department. Dr. David Kelly was a weapons scientist in Britain until his very unexpected suicide while trying to report wrongdoing tied to missing nuclear weapons, wrongdoing he attributed directly to Prime Minister Tony Blair. A secret investigation currently being conducted has ruled his death a murder and top members of government, from Blair downward are being grilled about, not only this, but missing nuclear weapons, a subject newspapers are being threatened to stay silent on daily.

Mordechai Vanunu is a nuclear weapons specialist who worked at the illegal Dimona facility in Israel. When he fled the country and alerted the world about the nuclear program there, he was kidnapped, returned to Israel and put in solitary confinement for 18 years. He has been under house arrest or in solitary confinement after his release. He is currently locked in a small cell in a secret prison in Israel for talking to someone not on his official list of contacts.

These three people and a number of people behind them hold the key to the biggest story in recent years, a massive worldwide coverup so frightening it is treated almost as though it was involved secret UFO landings. Not everyone has all the information. Some key figures are waiting for the results of the investigations going on in London now, the findings of which will be above top secret.

Stories are leaking out and some have been reported over the years, labeled “conspiracy theory” but partially accurate, at least in some of the most frightening facts, but also filled with conjecture and wrong conclusions. The same stories went to all the major news sources along with documents and reliable first hand testimony from people like, well, Dr. David Kelly, murder victim.

There is nothing more dangerous than a journalist in love with their own ideas. Anything can be falsified, as we saw in the videos Israel released after the Mavi Marmara incident showing cheap special effects with people walking through walls. Any piece of paper, using simple technology, can be created with ease and any person interviewed can lie, most do, especially those with political or military careers. What has happened is that journalists in the United Kingdom and around the world have been receiving information, some from highly placed sources, first person testimony and much backed by documentation. The results haven’t been a solid conspiracy but a mosaic of facts, some proven, some very likely and some questionable.

As a reader, a citizen and a person concerned for the safety of family and friends, the information if shocking but incomplete. Let’s start with what we know.


The story isn’t about politics as much as the international trade in weapons. As weapons, particularly the “mass destruction” kind, can alter history, the politics are sure to follow. We will start with Israel, the first “high threat” small nation to have nuclear weapons. A fact we know is that Britain, in the 1960s, sold a small amount of plutonium to Israel for use in experiments in nuclear weapon design. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan authorized this extremely illegal act. We also know that the CIA informed President Kennedy that Israel was building nuclear weapons at their “peaceful” Dimona reactor. Kennedy demanded to inspect the reactor, a demand refused. By far, the most likely reason for the killings of John and Robert Kennedy was their opposition to these weapons. All other reasons given, when even examined superficially, are simply silly.

What we do know for sure is that people who have held evidence on Israeli involvement in the Kennedy killings have been subjected to decades of well documented assaults, everything from stalking to murder of family members. Documentation on this is extensive and has long been in the hands of federal authorities up to and including the President of the United States.

There is considerable evidence that “Israeli Firsters” in the United States shipped significant amounts of plutonium to Israel. When the information leaked out, cover stories listing 6.5 tons were put out by Israel as part of their “junkyard dog” scare tactics. However, the figures on bomb production given to the British press by Mordechai Vanunu indicate that US produced fissionable material has made up the basis for Israel’s nuclear arsenal.

In addition, the Soviet Union is believed to have delivered tactical nuclear weapons to Israel in return for information supplied by Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard, information such as launch codes, NATO battle plans, locations of American strategic weapons and the names of every CIA operative in the world. The US admits that 110 CIA agents lost their lives because of Israeli spying in the 1980s.

When the US took the Davy Crockett shoulder fired nuclear weapons out of service, some of these were transferred to Israel, though how, we have no idea. These were shown to US military officers on a “top secret” tour a few years ago and some familiar with out dated US weapons recognized them as American. The internet experts who continually rant on about the smallest nuclear weapon weighing three tons or more need to know that “Special Weapons Officers” regularly parachute with “nuclear munitions.”

During the 1970s, Israel and South Africa joined in a program to develop, not only nuclear weapons but biological and chemical weapons as well. Working closely with them were the following countries: Iran, Libya, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union and North Korea.

We know for certain that ten nuclear weapons were built in South Africa, six of which were dismantled, one tested on September 22, 1979. Of the remaining three, one was detonated in North Korea on May 25, 2009. The three weapons, at the time in possession of Great Britain, 1991, were stolen and the whereabouts of the remaining two “Hiroshima sized” nuclear weapons is unknown. We also know, for certain, that Israel informed the Bush administration that these weapons were in the possession of Saddam Hussein, information that led to the invasion of Iraq. This information was totally false. Israel then told the US, while the invasion was on, that the weapons were being moved to Syria. This was also false, proven by US detection devices. Israel has since claimed these remaining nuclear weapons are either in Iran, Syria, Lebanon or Gaza.

A fact, Pakistan has never been involved in nuclear proliferation and Dr. A. Q. Khan is a patsy covering for another group at the demand of the United States. This is not conjecture.

When news services were told that 3 more nuclear weapons, thermonuclear W69 warheads, 3 or as many as 8, had “gone missing” from a damaged B-52 that crashed off Diego Garcia in 1990, few took it seriously, especially after vigorous denials by the United States. These weapons are plutonium based hydrogen bombs, out dated at the time, unstable and requiring regular servicing to replace the tritium gas necessary to trigger the second stage that makes these so much more deadly than simple fission devices.

The stories about these weapons have been reported in one variation or another for years with fact and fancy mixed to the point where no one takes this threat seriously. The stories of these missing American hydrogen bombs has been sent to every major news service in the world. Some don’t believe the stories and others have been threatened if they attempt to publish them. When we were told these weapons, three American hydrogen bombs, were ejected from a B-52 off the coast of Somalia we found the idea unlikely. When the names of those involved in the recovery, shipment and sale came up and we were able to directly verify many of the facts, we began to reconsider.

Aging hydrogen bombs are useless unless “recharged” every seven years, something only a nuclear state is capable of. However, they can be used for weapons such as the August 18, 2006 North Korean plutonium bomb that failed. North Korea is incapable of producing any plutonium, thus a plutonium bomb, especially one that proved ineffective, such as this one with an explosion of less than one kiloton, may have been a “Rube Goldberg” device made from an unserviced American weapon, in fact this is extremely likely. With North Korea exploding one fully verified nuclear weapon build by Israel and South Africa and an earlier failure that was certainly an aging unserviced device from another nuclear power, a pattern emerges. Some country is supplying North Korea with weapons to publicly test, for the purpose of creating political instability in the world.

Four nations are being actively investigated for these violations: South Africa, Pakistan, Israel and Iran.

There is no scientific proof, not available for publishing, that establishes the first plutonium device detonated by North Korea in 2006 as being an American W-69. However, intelligence agencies, since 1990, have scoured the planet offering nuclear triggering devices to any buyer, as part of sting operations. It is believed by many that Dr. A. Q. Khan of Pakistan assisted in this intelligence effort.

With a proper triggering device, even an aging W69 warhead could be converted from its thermonuclear state to a configuration similar to the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, but much more powerful.


Britain’s concern is the Israeli/South African weapons, three of which it took into possession in 1990. Current Prime Minister David Cameron, then a member of parliament, was involved in the negotiations and Dr. David Kelly made the arrangements.

Funding authorizations were signed personally by Margaret Thatcher in a classified document referring to the bombs as “cylinders.”

We are told by informants tied to the highest levels of the British security services that the current closed hearings are not just to determine if who is responsible for the death of Dr. David Kelley, who we have also been informed was not just ready to inform on Tony Blair falsifying intelligence leading up to the war but on much wider areas.

The David Kelley “suicide” is one of the most famous in British history. Kelley is said to have killed himself after being attacked on the BBC for saying Tony Blair lied about WMD’s. Were people who know Tony Blair to have lied to have killed themselves, all of them, our planet might today be barren of human life entirely. Kelley’s involvement in South Africa was twofold. He investigated relationships between Russia and the Mossad in South Africa tied to, not only the manufacture of illegal germ warfare weapons but their use as well. The South Africa Truth Commission outlined instances where bio-weapons were deployed in Africa in a program involving Israel, Libya and Russia. The program which also developed a number of crop diseases is said to have relocated, not to Iraq as claimed, but to Israel. In fact, all of the programs said by Bush and Blair to have been in Iraq were, in fact, South African and later relocated in Israel. Iraq had used bio-weapons and gas but had purchased these weapons from brokers involved in Iran-Contra with ties to, not only South Africa and Rhodesia but Israel and the United States as well.

The South African Truth Commission also released in their report that the United States, not only purchased poison gas from South Africa but deployed it in Iraq, gas which may well have indirectly poisoned hundreds of thousands of American soldiers. Invoices for purchases of BZ gas by the United States and evidence of its use in Iraq are currently in the public domain.


The Kelly death, though ruled a suicide despite the fact all forensic evidence indicated otherwise, was actually blamed on Iraq by Ahmed Chalabi, fabricator of much of the false evidence NATO troops followed across Iraq, from on imaginary sight to another in their fruitless search for weapons labs, a story outlined in the recent film, Green Zone. Kelley was found in a wooded area in Oxfordshire, an area 40 some miles outside London. Around the body were packets of harmless arthritis medications and a half filled bottle of Evian spring water. Autopsy results show a minuscule amount of medication in his body and injuries inflicted by a dull kitchen paring knife, injuries not potentially fatal. Kelly had told of being stalked by security services, of a recent break-in and how he had been warned to keep silent or he faced being “found dead in the woods somewhere.”

Informants who tie this murder to weapons of mass destruction, some to Israeli involvement and others to stolen nuclear weapons sold to North Korea, a crime Israel is suspected of, have amazing pedigrees. Nearly all are full fledged “James Bond” types from the highest levels of the intelligence services or directly tied to companies long involved in support of covert operations. This is a group of people who have “royals” on speed dial.


The missing nuclear weapons that Dr. David Kelly was directly involved in moving from South African and Israeli hands to British custody are one of the biggest secrets in recent history. That they were stolen and one of the weapons exploded in North Korea, a fact verified by western intelligence services, would be a security concern but is also a serious crime. Britain has a law called The Nuclear Explosions Act. This law states that if any “British resident” has knowledge of a nuclear explosion not involved in a war, they may be imprisoned for life, initially even without trial. The purpose of the law was to punish any British citizen or resident who got involved in trading nuclear weapons or hiding information.

One British citizen is at the center of this enquiry, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, tied to allegations that he had been briefed in 1997 about missing nuclear weapons and failed to act to recover them. Stories coming in list mysterious campaign donations, millions, from foreign arms dealers, not just to Blair but even earlier on, funding John Major’s campaign as well. The British “spooks” pressing stories on the papers, stories still largely suppressed, have much of Britain’s government involved in running interference for these illicit nuclear weapons.

Remember, there are two sets, one heading out of Oman, the “Hiroshima” sized nukes and the other out of Somalia. This is where it gets tricky. Word out of Somalia confirms, not only a possible recovery of nukes, done by a South African diving group claiming to be on a treasure hunt and more confirmations have prominent white South African politicians contacting sources for, not only triggers but special equipment to load and ship the weapons as well, dealing with companies known and backed by reliable testimony.

Another story says the US went after these nukes when they were shipping through Kenya and blew up an embassy blaming Osama bin Laden. No hard confirmations but they are expected. If this is true, everything Americans have been told about Al Qaeda is a total fiction, covering a “broken arrow” operation that has been ongoing for well over two decades.


When “lost nuke” recovery team leader Valerie Plame was framed by Republicans close to President Bush, was this to cover Bush or Tony Blair or Israel. The Plame “outing” puts the lost nukes in Israel. None of the other possible countries that could be holding the weapons would get White House protection. Plame got too close but couldn’t be murdered like Dr. David Kelly, not with a husband that had the kind of political connections that Plame has.

How many stories in the news have been nothing but cover for one half baked attempt after another to recover nuclear weapons that may be in South Africa, perhaps at the bottom of a mine with the Israeli nuclear arsenal rumored to be stored there? Remember when a B-52 filled with nukes showed up at Barksdale Air Force Base, all by accident, a “bent spear” misplaced nuke gambit supposedly a mutiny of top Air Force officials who refused to take part in moving these weapons forward to Diego Garcia? Ever wonder why such a story was never made into a movie of the week for the Hallmark Channel?

No, the end of the story isn’t here. Investigations are ongoing, only in Britain. We will never know what they reveal, well, that’s not true. I will get a call. Will I hear the truth?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Detaining Palestinian Children

By Gerard Horton

Lawyer Gerard Horton from Defence for Children International describes a pattern of abuse

Gerard Horton - Last month, a 13-year-old boy from a small village in the occupied West Bank woke up to the sound of loud banging on the front door of his family home - it was 3:00 am. Omar’s father answered the door and found heavily armed Israeli soldiers waiting outside. The soldiers asked for the family’s ID cards and then informed Omar’s father that they were taking his son, but without saying why or where. Omar was blindfolded and his hands were tied behind his back before being led outside to a waiting military vehicle and driven off into the night.

Omar was taken to the settlement of Ari’el. He was interrogated by two policemen and accused of throwing stones at settlers near his village. He denied the accusation but after several hours of interrogation, in which he was punched and slapped, he confessed. What happened to Omar is not unusual.

This month marks the 44th anniversary since the start of Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory - an occupation in which arrest and detention are common. According to the UN, since June 1967 well over 700,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israeli security forces and prosecuted in military courts. One leading Israeli NGO described these courts as 'operating since the beginning of the occupation under virtually an absolute veil of darkness.’

A number of Israeli and Palestinian organisations have attempted to shed more light on what exactly is going on under this military regime since the publication of Yesh Din’s report in 2007. One organisation, Defence for Children International, focuses on children such as Omar, who is just one of around 700 minors, some as young as 12 years, prosecuted in military courts each year. Based on hundreds of sworn testimonies, a picture of systematic ill-treatment and punishment is emerging.

Like Omar, most children arrested in the West Bank live close to settlements, or roads predominantly used by settlers. This causes friction, and some children do throw stones at Israeli military vehicles and settlers. The question facing the Israeli army is this: How do you protect 300,000 Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlements (excluding East Jerusalem) from stone throwers when it is difficult to identify and catch those responsible? The army’s current solution is a policy of deterrence, using a mixture of intimidation and collective punishment – and here’s how it works.

Once an incident of stone throwing is reported, an assumption is made that the culprit comes from the nearest Palestinian village. A list of suspects is drawn up based on age, previous arrests and other intelligence sources. Several nights later, armed soldiers enter the village, round up the suspects – mostly consisting of children and young adults – bind and blindfold all of them, and take them away for interrogation.

Most children are interrogated at the police stations in the Ari’el and Gush Etzion settlement blocks. Having remained painfully tied and blindfolded for many hours, children enter the interrogation room alone and, not surprisingly, scared. They do not have access to legal counsel and are not accompanied by a parent. In all likelihood, parents will not even know where their child is being held.

What happens inside the interrogation room takes place without independent oversight, such as audio-visual recording. Based on hundreds of sworn testimonies collected by organisations like Defence for Children International, we now know that after removing the child’s blindfold – but leaving him tied by the hands – the interrogator will likely subject the child to a mix of physical and verbal abuse, as well as threats, in order to extract a confession. Most children do confess, and extraordinarily, around 30 percent of children are either shown, or forced to sign, documentation written in Hebrew – a language they do not understand.

Eight days later, the child will see his lawyer for the first time in the military court. The lawyer will generally advise the child to plead guilty, as this is the quickest way out of a system which denies children bail in 87 percent of cases. Currently, around two-thirds of arrested children are charged with throwing stones. Their sentence ranges between two weeks and 10 months in prison. In over half of the cases, children will serve this time in prisons located inside Israel, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention that prohibits transfers out of occupied territory. In practical terms, this makes family visits difficult, and in some cases, impossible.

In 2010, 'Breaking the Silence’, an organisation made up of ex-Israeli soldiers, published a report which includes 180 testimonies taken from soldiers who served in the Occupied Territories. The report tends to confirm how the army operates and the intention behind it: 'At the foundation of the reasoning behind IDF activity rests the assumption that there is no need to distinguish between enemy civilians and enemy combatants ... systematic harm to Palestinians as a whole makes the Palestinian population more obedient and easier to control.’