BBC :Was Israel right to bomb Saddams nuclear reactor?

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  1. 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


     
  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...