BBC :Was Israel right to bomb Saddams nuclear reactor?

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As part of a series marking 25 years since Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor, the BBC is still trying to figure out whether it was a good thing that Israel stopped Saddam Hussein from gaining nuclear weapons:

Have Your Say

Was Israel right to bomb Osirak?
Was Israel's destruction of Iraq's nuclear reactor 25 years ago justified?

Israeli warplanes set back Saddam Hussein's nuclear programme when they bombed his main reactor in 1981.

The UN Security Council condemned the attack and called on Israel to account for its own undeclared nuclear programme - a demand Israel still ignores.

Do you think Israel was justified in bombing Iraq's nuclear reactor? Is it right for any state in the Middle East to have nuclear weapons when the region is so unstable?

http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread.jspa?threadID=2017&&&&edition=1&ttl=20060607051636


Osirak: Over the reactor
By Patrick Jackson
BBC News

As part of a series marking 25 years since Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor, BBC News speaks to four of the F-16 pilots involved:



Cockpit footage Click Image to Play Video

It is 25 years since Israel bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor, and the BBC has obtained rarely-viewed footage of the raid.

Filmed from the cockpit of Israeli F-16s, the video shows a massive explosion at the moment of impact.

Raid on the Reactor


Click Image for Video Footage

The Military Channel -
44 min 18 sec - Feb 27, 2006


BBC Stories

The pilots' story Four Israelis recall their feelings as they bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor

Factfile: How Osirak was bombed

Under attack Iraqi scientist Imad Khadduri worked on the nuclear programme

Broader impact Arguments over the attack have extra force because of Iran's nuclear programme

1981: 'All hell broke out'

British ex-patriate Duncan Kirby was a 21-year-old quantity surveyor working in Iraq when the Israelis bombed the unfinished nuclear reactor in Baghdad. He sent this account to BBC On This Day about an event that shocked the world.



 
#2
Is that a trick question? 1980-1988 iraq-iran war, iraq could have done nasty things

10 years later, Gulf War 1, what if Iraq had been launching scuds with nuclear weapons on board at Israel?

They're also quite sure the reason Iraq didn't use Chemical weapons was the Israeli nuclear threat (chemical vs instant sunshine, hmmmm)
 
#3
You have to love the BBC. On their website they are currently giving loads of space to an Iraqi nuclear scientist who is trying to claim that it was the Israeli attack that started Saddam's attempt to obtain nuclear weapons? Bilge; pure, indiluted bilge.
 
#4
"Iraqi nuclear scientist who is trying to claim that it was the Israeli attack that started Saddam's attempt to obtain nuclear weapons? Bilge; pure, indiluted bilge. "

When an Iraqi nuke scientist says "we have WMD's" the neocons are all ears....when an Iraqi nuke scientist says "we only tried to get them because of the Israelis" it is "Bilge; pure, indiluted bilge"

Wow, talk about wanting your cake and eating it as well...
 

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