Category Archives: Nuclear

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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Two Years Ago — Russiagate : CIA Accusations are Unproven, Dangerous and Beyond Hypocrisy

“Wouldn’t it be a good idea for the CIA to at least have hard evidence before the spy agency precipitated a nuclear war?” Robert Parry “Either we need a new election or hang (former CIA Director John) Brennan for putting … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — Russia Hacking : The Facts about Obama’s Warning Message to Putin

“International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace. We will hold Russia to those standards.” US Message to Moscow over the Red Phone (October 31 2016) “Moscow’s hacking and dumping of Democratic emails to WikiLeaks … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — The VELA Incident : Declassified Files Shed Light on the Nuclear Test Controversy

“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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