Israel’s Secret Weapons
Posted by Dave (The Void) on July 15, 2007
At a time when the US and UK prepared to level Iraq based on spurious hints at secret weapons programmes, the BBC aired this documentary (44 mins) showing the absurd double standards that allowed another aggressive Middle Eastern country to secretly develop real weapons of mass destruction (h/t Fanonite).
It was a different corporation, then. After it dared question the intelligence that lead to war, its Director General was hounded out of office by a furious government. Critical journalism like this has become a thing of the past – but, on the bright side, now we have Doctor Who.
Mordechai Vanunu was released in 2004, but banned from leaving Israel. He has since been re-arrested numerous times. The Israeli government still declines to officially confirm or deny its nuclear and biological weapons programmes, though for what its worth PM Ehud Olmert let the former cat out of the bag in an interview last December.