‘The De Facto Coup D’état’: When Moshe Dayan Tried to Steal Israel’s First Nuclear Device

A few years ago, a book was published in the United States that deals, among other things, with the history of the Israeli nuclear project. The author lives in the United States and there have been no reviews of the book anywhere. Assuming that the security services in Israel were not aware of its existence, …

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Documents Shedding Light on CIA-Orchestrated Iranian coup of ’53 Released by State Dept

The US State Department has released a volume of declassified documents detailing the role the United States played in the 1953 coup against the Iranian government of Mohammad Mosaddegh. Released Thursday, the 1,000-page “Foreign Relations of the United States, Iran, 1951–1954” provides information on the use of covert operations in Iran by the Truman and …

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One Hundred Years Ago, in the Spring of 1917: Why Did America Go to War in 1917?

Excerpt from Jacques R. Pauwels, ‘The Great Class War 1914-1918,’. 1917 was not a good year for any of the belligerent countries, but for the members of the Entente – France, Britain, and Russia – it was nothing less than catastrophic. The main reasons for that were the mutinies in the French army, which made …

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Nakba History and the Origins of the Jewish State : the Role of the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration, issued on November 2, 1917, committed Britain to set up Palestine — then part of the Ottoman Empire — as a Jewish homeland; it was an extraordinary letter from the Government of Britain to a member of the banking house of Rothschild. As Arthur Koestler noted, ” One nation solemnly promised to …

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The Mysterious Disappearance of a Nuclear Sub: Why They Called the USS Scorpion “Scrapiron”

Based on newly declassified information and existing evidence, a former CIA intelligence officer theorizes on how we lost the submarine Scorpion and why many of her crew came to call her the USS Scrapiron. At around midnight on 16 May 1968, the USS Scorpion (SSN-589) slipped quietly through the Strait of Gibraltar and paused just …

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