Gordon Duff: Israel Scams U.S. “Gaza Convoy Carrying Stolen Nukes”




By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

In a long secret “lost nuke” scenario dating back to 1991 and involving Israel, South Africa, Britain, Oman and the U.S., Israel claims “self defense” in attacking ships in international waters today, killing 16.  These secret nuclear weapons hijacked after shipment from South Africa have torn the world apart for nearly two decades.  If you ever wondered why and what while watching the world tear itself apart, this is what was being kept from you, a lie within a lie.

Just after the humanitarian flotilla departed for Gaza, Israel informed the US and Britain that the convoy was ferrying stolen nuclear weapons that would be used for a terrorist attack on Israel.  The “stolen nukes” have been in Israel for 18 years while the US has spent billions of dollars and thousands of lives looking for them.  Today 16 more died.

Meanwhile, three Israel’s German built, “nuclear armed” submarines sit off Iran today, they believe covered by this same deception.  This was also the rationale for other acts to isolate Palestinians including walling off hundreds of thousands in a virtual prison in Gaza, walls built and designed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, walls that America should have on its own southern border.


The story involves real missing nuclear weapons.  That has been confirmed.  Built in South Africa by Israel, these 3 stolen nukes represent all that is left of the nuclear arsenal apartheid South Africa threatened the world with.  Though the weapons may be “technically” missing, the massive undercurrent of secrecy and deception behind this global threat is pure fantasy, fantasy and nightmare.  Hijacked from Oman in 1991, these are the nukes Israel said were shipped to Syria by Iraq to escape US forces advancing on Baghdad back in 2003.  Israel knew they were never sold to Iraq, not unless Israel had done the selling themselves.

Israel’s fantasy about the transfer of these weapons to Syria by Saddam during the 2003 US invasion of Iraq was meant to push for an invasion of Syria under the guise of “chasing WMD’s.”  Israel informed the US that terrorists working with Syria were planning to move these nukes, again via ambulance, into Israel and were planning to set one of them off in Haifa.  This “lost nuke” claim has been repeated by Israel numerous times over the years in varied scenarios, each more false than the last.  Through “back channels,” Tel Aviv will again claim “self defense” as the rationale for this latest attack, an act of piracy against the humanitarian convoy heading to Gaza. 

It is also said that Israel has used the threat of these lost nukes to block inquiries into their possible role in 9/11.


The story is a long scenario of plots involving the murder of British weapons specialist David Kelly along with a number of legal inquiries and maneuvers in Britain to cover the tracks of what happened to these nukes, a cover up that continues to this day.  A “Bent Arrow” nuclear blunder at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was meant to provide cover for Israel by illegally shipping 6 cruise missile-mounted nukes to Diego Garcia while reporting them for “demat” disassembly.  The moment those nukes were loaded onto a B-52, still attached to cruise missiles, America went “rogue” for Israel.  Some lies can live forever.


The claim that “lost nukes” are aboard the humanitarian flotilla that was just savaged off Gaza is part of a Mossad deception that started years ago.  Part of the story was broken by The Guardian when this British paper released documents showing military cooperation between South Africa and Israel with Tel Aviv agreeing to provide nuclear weapons to Pretoria while South Africa was under sanctions for its apartheid policies.  By 1975, Israel had already built as many as 50 plutonium bombs at its Dimona reactor opened in 1962.  In 1963, President Kennedy demanded they close what he called a “weapons facility.” He was murdered soon after.  No other American president has mentioned Dimona since.

Mordechai Vanunu, a scientist there, reported this in a British newspaper.  His descriptions of processes were backed by leading nuclear weapon experts, U.S. and British nuclear weapons designers Theodore Taylor and Frank Barnaby.   Vanunu was kidnapped in Rome and imprisoned in Israel, 11 of 18 years in solitary confinement and is still being held under gag order.  You can be convicted there of treason for spreading “rumors.”  Early on, Israel decided to turn their “secret” nuclear status into a profit making business, covered from nonproliferation sanctions by their “special relationship” with the United States. 

Few know this but “officially” South Africa built 6 nuclear weapons with the illegal aid of Israel.  In fact Israel helped South Africa develop not only nuclear weapons but chemical and biological agents as well.  Some of the “germ warfare” agents were used in Angola by SADF troops.  Other weapons developed there, such as BZ “hallucinogenic gas” were sold to the US and used against the Iraqi Republican Guard.  This was reported by the South African Truth Commission after the presentation of documents and scientific testimony backing the claim.  Weapons resulting from this partnership were even sold to Libya and Iran.


South Africa, really Israel, built 10 nukes, not the widely believed six.  One was tested in the Indian Ocean by Israel and South Africa in September 1979. The test was spotted by US “VELA” satellites that identified the classic “double flash” of a nuclear weapons and was confirmed by acoustic sensors.  The Carter administration covered this up as it was thought to be a danger to the Camp David peace accords that won for President Carter a Nobel Peace Prize.

This left 9 remaining nukes.  Fearing control of nuclear weapons by “Africans,” the Whites Only South African government agreed to ship the 9 weapons to the US for disposal.  Records of the UN inspection team exist along with the accords reached after inspecting the Pelindaba weapons facility in 1990.  Just this month President Obama officially thanked the South African government for this act.  However, three of the nukes were sidetracked  by Britain, as we have been informed by high level sources.  These three nukes are what everything is all about, certainly the Iraq invasion, the war on terror and the massive security measures, although catastrophically inept, taken by the United States. 


Britain agreed to help ship the bombs out, six to the US and three to Oman with the three to be sent to America for dismantling at a later date.  To accomplish this,  a commission led by David Cameron, current British Prime Minister, travelled to South Africa to make arrangements.  However, as this was during the first gulf war, a plot was hatched, we are informed, by high level members of a British political party to buy three of the weapons and bleed off money to fund the 1992 elections out of a massive “kickback.”  This would seem extremely “conspiratorial” had it not left a considerable trail, not only on paper but in wrecked careers, ongoing cover ups, Parliamentary inquiries, trials and endless deception from that day forward.


We have been informed that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher agreed to a UOR, Urgent Operational Request, a “no bid” contract to pay 55 million pounds sterling to transport three Israeli/South African nuclear weapons to British facilities in Oman to use as a “guarantee” that Saddam Hussein would not use chemical or biological weapons when attacked.  The scheme, in itself, was senseless from the start as American forces in the Persian Gulf had significant “special weapons” capabilities as did British submarines on station.  The real reason for the move was to generate the contract, we are told, which paid nearly $30,000,000 into the campaign coffers of the man who would be the next British prime minister.

Things went terribly wrong when the company contracted for this project, a seemingly reputable arms supplier, chose by accident we suppose, “dodgy” sucontractors for this most delicate task.  The nuclear weapons were turned over to a group known to have been involved in moving weapons for Israel, some of them in the illicit arms scandal involving the United States known as “Iran-Contra.”

  Thus, three nuclear weapons, in 20-foot shipping containers heading for Oman, and into the netherworld.  When it was time for them to be sent to the United States, it was discovered they had been replaced with concrete blocks.


We can only guess how much of the “war on terror” has been tied to a Whack-a-Mole effort to find these “loose nukes.” The same “back channel” rationale has been offered for numerous military actions and “false flag” operations that continue to provide cover for Israeli conduct.  Any time a problem comes on Israel’s radar, a call goes to Washington and “reliable intelligence” about the missing nukes suddenly appears.  Most recently, the Israel reported that individuals in Gaza had shown up with “fission burns,” that could only be cause by direct contact with a nuclear weapon. 

Britain raided the offices of the company involved, seizing their records and froze the funds of those involved as did the US and the European Union, but it didn’t stop there.  Too many hands were in the pie for this to be allowed to get out.  Britain has been running their own “Where’s Waldo” search while feeding misinformaton to the media.


When Gordon Brown started the Iraq inquiry, the story of the missing nukes, well known in certain circles in Britain, started to come to the surface.  MP Menzies Campbell began asking questions immediately when documents indicating “existing nukes” came to the surface related to Saddam after Gulf War I.  Britain had planned for a contingency tied to nuclear attacks on their bases in Cyprus, attacks based on the possibility that Saddam was holding three “missing Israeli/South African” nukes that Britain had “misplaced in transit” years before.

The arms traders tied to the missing nukes and Israel were believed to have pumped millions into the British electoral process through intermediaries with even more millions to a different party years later.  That different party:  Tony Blair’s New Labor Party.

Questions were asked regarding the mysterious law, The Nuclear Weapons Act, which would allow indefinite detention of any British citizen found tied to a “nuclear explosion.”  More mysterious were covert attempts to modify that law with statutory limitations that would protect one British prime minister from potential prosecution.  This modification was blocked by MI 5 Chief Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller who resigned rather than see nuclear criminals protected.  We are told that a British prime minister “left politics” over “complications” from failing to act on an official briefing received on this issue in 1997.  He has now joined the ranks of Bill Clinton, raking in millions on books and lectures.


Where did the nukes really go?  It is believed that Israel snatched the three nukes, 18kt uranium-235 weapons in order to manipulate the United States into supporting what has become decades of disastrous policies and to provide a rationale for making the U.S. “look the other way” when Israel is involved in unsavory acts including routine “false flag” operations as with the murder of humanitarians enroute to Gaza, the world’s largest “open air prison”.  Everything is done under the guise of deception, even the most outrageous operations can be justified as part of ongoing search-and-recovery efforts for these imaginary “lost” nuclear weapons.

Was this the secret rationale for the invasion of Iraq?  Israel then reported that the weapons were moved to Syria by three ambulances and were stored in a hospital in Lebanon to hide their “nuclear particle signatures.”  America didn’t buy it, our new sensors can tell X-Ray equipment from nukes.  Thus the failure of Israel’s plan to provoke the US to attack Syria.


Now Netanyahu is telling the US that the nukes are in Turkey or Iran, or both, perhaps on ships heading to Gaza.  Thus, any attack, no matter how many international laws are violated and no matter what is brought before the UN Security Council, will escape sanction by a US veto, further delegitimizing the United States due to its “special relationship” with Israel, the “unbreakable bond” sworn to by 444 members of congress.

America is even being urged to bomb nuclear facilities inside Iran to get at possible hiding places for these loose nukes. The weapons themselves, built by Israel and South Africa as part of a criminal partnership, even if in Iran, could be hidden anywhere. One of the least likely hiding places would be in a nuclear facility.


Sometimes a story can be told too many times with too much emphasis on just one issue: “six nukes.”  The U.S. destroyed six nukes received from South Africa.  Britain believes it adequately covered up its massive blunder and the corruption tied to it.  We certainly can’t ask David Kelly, one of those tasked with overseeing this project but who could no longer maintain his silence.   He is now dead.

We must believe that covert weapons programs in South Africa ended even though, in 2004, Johann Meyer was arrested for attempting to ship centrifuges from South Africa to Libya that still contained plutonium residue.

We can ignore the crimes related to nuclear proliferation and continue to point to Pakistan and Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan when, in fact, his pardon by President Musharraf is now believed tied to his cooperation with CIA efforts to locate “lost” nukes that may no longer work in return for providing Pakistan new nuclear triggering devices.  Efforts were made to sabotage this covert effort in much the same way that Valerie Plame’s efforts ended with her exposure as a CIA employee though the public was not told she was working on these nuclear issues.

Lewis “Scooter” Libby (Liebowitz), Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, “outed” Plame in retaliation for her husband, former Ambassador to Iraq Joe Wilson, exposing the phony intelligence claim that Iraq was buying “yellowcake uranium” from Niger. Libby was successfully prosecuted and then promptly pardoned by G.W. Bush after the intercession of AIPAC, the Israeli government and prominent Israeli-Americans, including Alan Dershowitz, Rom Kampeas of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Nathan Sharansky, a former Likud Party leader under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and Arye Genger, presidential liaison for Israel. President Bush awarded Sharansky the nation’s highest honor: the medal of freedom.

The numbers don’t really matter: 10 nukes, 9 nukes, 6 nukes or even 3 missing nukes.  It could actually be only two missing nukes anyway as one of the weapons exploded by North Korea had the “nuclear signature” of the Israeli/South African weapons.  Could this “loose nukes” scenario explain why a “special country” might not be willing to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty?

With friends like this, who needs enemies?



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Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues. Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.