Part 3 - What went missing on Prime Minister Thatcher’s Watch?
As we have discussed in Part 2 of this current series many countries were involved in extremely disturbing activities and this was spearheaded by certain leaders and their senior staff members. It has clearly shown a trail of unbelievable corruption and gross neglect without any due concern as to the consequences of their actions.
So lets again visit the circumstance of the deal between the UK Government under Maggie Thatcher, the David Cameron entourage, the South African Government and the ruthless arms dealers. I would also like you to keep in mind the connection between the missing US Nuclear Missiles and the same shonky arms dealers.
First we must again identify the fact that there were originally 10 nuclear weapons and out of this batch one was tested, leaving 9 weapons in total. David Cameron went down to South Africa in 1989 to look into many aspects of the WMD programme. At the same time Dr David Kelly was very much involved in the CBW programme having had several visits with his South African counterparts. He was also knowledgeable about the weapons smuggling loop that existed in Africa. This also gave him access to the nuclear weapons proliferation programme in South Africa, especially South African nuclear bombs assembled with the help of Israeli nuclear scientists at the covert South African nuclear weapons facility at Pelindaba nuclear research facility, near Pretoria.We will see how Dr. Kelly became involved in the nuke transfer further on in this article.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors who visited Pelindaba and the state-owned Armaments Corporation of South Africa (ARMSCOR) Advena nuclear facility near Pretoria in 1990 and 1991 were tricked into believing that South Africa's nuclear weapons had all been dismantled by the outgoing apartheid regime. However what they didn’t know is that after they had left South Africa things continued on as normal. I again repeat that both the US and UK Governments were very much aware of the existence of these weapons with Maggie Thatcher rubbing her hands together in preparation of receiving a significant contribution to party funds……..David Cameron and his sidekicks also were very much part of these shady goings on!
Now we come to the deal of getting the weapons out of South Africa, how they were transported and where they ended up. Let me remind you that we are talking here about three armed – ready to use – nuclear bombs courtesy of the Israeli technicians that had worked on this project. We can then look at who was involved, how the payments were made and how they eventually went missing.
The plan was originally to re locate these weapons to some remote railway sidings and then to load them into 3 standard 20 foot ISO containers (one bomb per container) and export them with a false manifest showing them as metal cylinders. The main players in this were a British Company called Astra and a South African Company called ARMSCOR. At Government level it would be dealt with primarily by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) who would use MOD money. This alone gives some indication as to why this deal became so very special and confidential. One must also include the middle man in this entire deal who would bring all parties together and get the job done. To name names obviously the “Iron Lady” is right in there and also her son Mark Thatcher, then we have David Cameron and that illustrious man who accompanied him to South Africa with the initials KW. The middle man and notorious arms dealer was John Bredenkemp. We also have to add John Major into the story as he also became part of this shonky deal.
In order to keep this out of Parliament and out of the public domain Maggie Thatcher was asked to sign off these weapons under a special Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) and was shown as metal cylinders and not nuclear bombs. This was done completely under the table and this knowledge was not known to anyone else. This document was signed before she left office in late 1990.
The next phase was that once the weapons had left South African soil then the British Government would reimburse ARMSCOR (The South African Arms Trading Company), Astra (The British arms company) and the middle man John Bredenkemp……compliments of the British Tax Payer.
It should be noted here that ARMSCOR has now split and the arms side has now become a company called Denel (Pty) Ltd…basically they both work together. ARMSCOR advertise themselves as “Gateway to Defence Solutions” and Denel has branched out into a diverse empire covering Aviation, Weapons and systems etc.
So to recap we have 9 nuclear weapons in transit to Chicago, USA and 3 of those were to be used as a standby weapon for the Gulf War, These three were sent for storage to Oman where Dr. Kelly would carry out an inspection and safety check and upon completion the money would be paid to all those involved.
We must understand that this deal was all processed via the private sector which I find incredible to believe when one fully understands the implications of buying, selling and shipping ready to use nuclear weapons! What we see here is three South African nuclear weapons sold to "private investors"!
These containers were specially adapted to carry these highly mobile weapons from South Africa to a private storage facility in Oman for safekeeping. The containers had a special seal on the lock of the rear door of each container along with a temperature gauge in the front of the containers that was connected to the core of the bombs to indicate that the bomb was not overheating inside the containers.
The nuclear smuggling operations involved top members of the British Conservative Party, including individuals close to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, her son Mark as we have already said and at a later date other members of the Labour Party. Both parties received an increase in party funds with Conservative taking a massive share. One has to keep in mind the fact that their presence in South Africa was totally in violation of the embargo and also in violation of Nuclear Explosions Act
As for John Bredenkemp one cannot even attempt to calculate how much entered his wallet but as one normally expect this money is very quickly converted in gold bullion amounting to many kilos.
We will next look into what happened to these weapons once they had been placed in storage in Oman and how the British Taxpayer donated money for a very unprofessional operation that failed from the onset. Needless to say the nukes all went missing and one can clearly see that indirectly the taxpayer’s money ended up in the Party Politic Funds of both the Labour Party and Conservative Party.
Many investigations have taken place since this event, all of which are interconnected. Jonathan Aitken a Tory Party Defence Minister, Gerald Bull a Canadian who worked with Saddam, Gerald James Chairman of Astra and others. It became apparent just how sensitive thinks had become when Alan Clark the DTI Minister became involved as did Sir Ken Warren who was Chairman of Trade and Industry. The spiders web certainly implicated Tony Blair with his connections with Bernie Eccelstone who had managed to pop one million pounds as a donation to the Labour Party which was disguised as coming from the tobacco industry when in actual fact it was clearly from the gun running episode.
Tony Blair upon becoming Prime Minister in 1997 tried unsuccessfully to return the money to Bernie Ecclestone. This party donation was only a fraction of what the Tory Party received. All in all the tax payers money was fuelling the arms trade to both Iraq and Iran with the British Government at its heart. It is clear that both parties were all playing the same game and the end result certainly led to these weapons being used against our own forces, which frequently occurs around the world.
Tomorrow we see the commencement of the Iraq Inquiry…….yes folks another waste of tax payers money……will it bear fruit?.... I don’t think so!
What we have to remember is that both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown both summoned Maggie Thatcher to their office after taking office and one can only imagine that the missing nukes must play a major part of the discussion that were held within. That is why this inquiry has failed before it even started like all the others. The period of coverage does not go back far enough for it to become effective. The missing nukes play a major part in this inquiry but in actual fact is not part of its remit.
To date we have had two assassinations that of Gerald Bull who was assassinated by Mossad in Brussels in 1990 and our own dear Dr. David Kelly. Alan Clarke died of a brain tumor in 1999 and that just left Gerald James. The latter had a brush with death at the end of last year but they got one of his relatives purely by accident. When one looks at such inquires as the Matrix Churchill arms smuggling scandal we can clearly see how such inquiries fail. It is interesting to see such people as Ken Macdonald become a partner in Matrix Chambers who also happens to partner with Cheryl Blair….one can see that by its name and implications it is teasing those who only wanted to see true British justice take place……so lets see what Brown churns up tomorrow……..this could be the make him or break him opportunity…..don’t hold your breath!
Stay tuned for the final intriguing episode (Part 4) of this current series.
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 4/2/2010