August 17, 1959 USSRand Iraqwrote an agreement about building a nuclear power plant and established a nuclear program as part of their mutual understanding.
1968 aSoviet supplied IRT-2000 research reactor together with a number of other facilities that could be used for radioisotope production was built close to Baghdad.
1975 Saddam Hussein arrived in
Moscowand asked about building an advanced model of an atomic power station. Moscowinformed Saddam that it would approve the station only if it was regulated by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iraq refused. Even though Iraqrefused an agreement of co-operation was signed, which superseded the one from 1959.
Parisagreed to sell 72 kgof 93% Uranium and built a nuclear power plant without International Atomic Energy Agency control at a price of $3 billion.
- In 1980 the United States Commerce department approved $500 million worth of dual use exports to support Iraq during the Iran– Among them were advanced computers, some of which were used in Iraq's nuclear program.
Opera, also known as Operation Babylon, was a surprise Israeli air strike
carried out on
7 June 1981against Iraq's unfinished Osiraq nuclear reactor some 17 kilometers( 10.5 miles) southeast of . The facility was destroyed, killing ten Iraqi soldiers and one French researcher. Baghdad, Iraq
1990, acase of nuclear triggers bound for Iraq, were seized at in to what was called the Arms-to-Iraq affair. Heathrow Airport
1980 the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency filed a report stating that
Iraqhad been actively acquiring chemical weapons capacities for several years.
non-profit American Type Culture Collection and the Centers for Disease
Control sold or sent biological samples of anthrax,
West Nilevirus and botulism to Iraqup until 1989, which Iraqclaimed it needed for "medical research". A number of these materials were used for Iraq's biological weapons research program.
1984 the CIA secretly started providing intelligence to the Iraqi army
during the Iran-Iraq War. This included information to target chemical
weapons strikes. The same year it was confirmed beyond doubt by European
doctors and UN expert missions that
Iraqwas employing chemical weapons against the Iranians.
March 23, 1988 Iraqhad launched a large scale chemical assault on Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan 7,000 people had been killed and 20,000 wounded.
1991 and 1998, UN inspectors conducted more than 70 inspections into
Iraq's biological warfare activities. In its 1999 final report to the U.N. Security Council, UNSCOM noted that Iraq's biological warfare program was "among the most secretive of its programs of weapons of mass destruction." It said that Iraq"took active steps" to conceal the program, including "inadequate disclosures, unilateral destruction, and concealment activities." Therefore, the Commission concluded, "it has not been possible to verify" Iraq's statements about the extent and nature of its biological weapons program.
The first half of the answer lay in a story that appeared in the Israeli media on
Now take a look at a map of
The conclusion of this story was that the highly successful Israeli Airforce operation left not only the Syrians and Russians speechless but it scared the "Beegesus" out of the Iranians. They thought they were protected - at an enormous expense - only to discover they are defenseless. All of this caused
How was the attack done and what were the implications to
During the 1991 Gulf war, allied forces knew of several underground military bunkers in
Busting a Bunker
- Very narrow for its weight
- Extremely heavy
Operation Orchard (Hebrew: מבצע בוסתן, Mivtza bustan) was an Israeli airstrike on a suspected nuclear reactor in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria, which occurred just after midnight (local time) on September 6, 2007. The Israeli and U.S. governments imposed virtually total news blackouts immediately after the raid that held for seven months. The White House and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) subsequently confirmed that American intelligence had also indicated the site was a nuclear facility with a military purpose, though Syria denies this. A 2009 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) investigation reported evidence of uranium and graphite and concluded that the site bore features resembling an undeclared nuclear reactor. IAEA was initially unable to confirm or deny the nature of the site because, according to IAEA, Syria failed to provide necessary cooperation with the IAEA investigation. Syria has disputed these claims. Nearly five years later, in April 2011, the IAEA officially confirmed that the site was a nuclear reactor.
Mossad (Hebrew: הַמוֹסָד, IPA: [ha moˈsad]; Arabic: الموساد, al-Mōsād; literally meaning "the Institute"), short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, meaning "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations"; Arabic: الموساد للاستخبارات والمهام الخاصة al-Mōsād lil-Istikhbārāt wal-Mahāmm al-Khāṣṣah), is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security).
One report stated that a team of elite Israeli "Shaldag" special-forces commandos arrived at the site the day before so that they could highlight the target with laser designators, while a later report identified Sayeret Matkal special-forces commandos as involved.
Sayeret Matkal (Hebrew: סיירת מטכ"ל, General Staff Reconnaissance Unit) is a special forces unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). First and foremost a field intelligence-gathering unit, conducting deep reconnaissance behind enemy lines to obtain strategic intelligence, Sayeret Matkal is also tasked with counter-terrorism and hostage rescue beyond Israel's borders. The unit is modeled after the British Army's Special Air Service, taking the unit's motto "Who Dares Wins". It is directly subordinate to the IDF's Directorate of Military Intelligence.
The continuation of the Operation Orchard video.