Category Archives: Nuclear

On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) September 22 2022 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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5 Years Ago — Declassified Files Shed Light on the VELA Incident [UPDATE — Havana Syndrome: What if?]

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) December 08 2021 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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NUKLUEDO — Can you solve this 1953 Nuclear Mystery? [UPDATE : Here comes a thought…]

“We want to know every step he [US physicist John Archibald Wheeler] had taken, persons with whom he had talked, whether he had gone home after receiving the document, how he had gone to the train, whether he had called … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979) [2021]

“Now, 40 years later, there is a scientific and historical consensus that it was a nuclear test and that it had to be Israeli.” Avner Cohen (September 22 2019) September 22 2020 — A CIA-sponsored panel of well-respected scientists concluded … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [UPDATE — France deliberately underestimated environmental impact of nuclear tests in Polynesia]

“You can’t erase 60 years of state propaganda, denial, intimidation, contempt and arrogance with a wave of the hand.” Polynesian President Edouard Fritch (July 2021) August 24 2020 — Canopus (also known as “Opération Canopus” in French) was the code … Continue reading

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NUKLUEDO — Can you solve this 1953 Nuclear Mystery?

“We want to know every step he [US physicist John Archibald Wheeler] had taken, persons with whom he had talked, whether he had gone home after receiving the document, how he had gone to the train, whether he had called … Continue reading

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On This Day — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“There was indication of a nuclear explosion in the region of South Africa—either South Africa, Israel using a ship at sea, or nothing.” President Jimmy Carter — White House Diary (September 22 1979) [1] “Shortly before sunrise on Sept. 22, … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2020]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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40 Years Ago — The VELA Incident (September 22 1979)

“We had operational successes, most importantly regarding Pretoria’s nuclear capability. My sources collectively provided incontrovertible evidence that the apartheid government had in fact tested a nuclear bomb in the South Atlantic in 1979, and that they had developed a delivery … Continue reading

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On This Day — France Becomes 5th Thermo-Nuclear Power [Canopus Test] (August 24 1968) [2019]

“I returned to civilization shortly after that and went to Cornell to teach, and my first impression was a very strange one. (…) I sat in a restaurant in New York, for example, and I looked out at the buildings and … Continue reading

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