SPEAKING OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION….
While everyone's been worrying about Iran's nuclear program, another quiet nuclear axis has been forming, and again, it's one of the world's four largest armaments exporters that is behind the proliferation. I've written here many times about the New York Times book, The Nuclear Axis, detailing a very covert cooperation between the then West Germany, South Africa, and Israel, for the acquisition of nuclear weapons. I have also pointed out here the hidden corporate hands in Germany connected to France's thermonuclear strategic submarine ballistic missile capability. Now there's this:
The connections, as Der Spiegel implies, go back to the early 1960s, precisely the same time frame that saw the beginning of the hidden Israeli, South Africa, and German cooperation as outlined in the New York Times book. There's an interesting cycle here: American aid money goes to Israel,and some of that goes in turn to the German armaments industry...
We can, of course, issue all sorts of reasons why the West has to be skeptical of Iranian or North Korean developments of nuclear programs. The reasons are well known, and do not need to be rehearsed here. But in a climate of an increasingly volatile world, with the West's own governments caught lying, and growing cynicism in their populations, a war on terror that is, by the nature of the case, never ending, and a western elite with its own delusions of geopolitical grandeur (think Zzbgnw Brzznsk here), perhaps we need to take the nuclear beam out of our own eye before talking about the nuclear slivers of Iran and North Korea. Don't get me wrong, the nutjobs in Tehran and Pyongyang would make any sane person worry, but there are nutjobs in Tel Aviv, Berlin and elsewhere too. And they are equally worrying....
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