In 1981, the Israelis watched as Iraq developed nuclear weapons with the help of the French. Rather than accept this reality, they conducted an air strike on Iraq's Osirak reactor, which was on the verge of producing plutonium for a nuclear weapon. Of course, this may not have been the Israelis only operation to stop the Iraqis.
In 1979, a warehouse in France that housed some of the equipment destined for Iraq mysteriously exploded. Soon thereafter, an Iraqi scientist went to Paris and was found dead in his room. The only person who saw him was a prostitute who herself ended up dead several weeks later. Within months, other Iraqi scientists died. Coincidence? The Israelis have denied any involvement.
Terrence Henry, of The Atlantic, will join the program to discuss possible Isreali covert actions regarding this latest threat from Iran.