US President Jimmy Carter Hid Info on «Israeli» Nuke Experiment
By Staff, Agencies
The “Israeli” entity conducted a nuclear experiment 40 years ago over the South Atlantic, according to Foreign Policy Magazine on Sunday.
The report suggests that then-US President Jimmy Carter would have decided to suppress this information in order preserve a fledgling peace agreement between the “Israeli” entity and Egypt.
Shortly before sunrise on September 22, 1979, a US surveillance satellite called Vela 6911, whose role is to detect nuclear experiments on Earth, recorded an unusual flash over the South Atlantic.
For Patrick Air Force Base personnel, there was no doubt that it was a nuclear explosion.
An alert was issued that night, and, according to the publication, Carter called an emergency meeting at the White House the next day.
The question looming over the US government was who was responsible for the nuclear test, which was quickly boiled down to only two possibilities: South Africa or the “Israeli” entity.
At that time, Israel was one of the few countries to maintain relations with the apartheid regime, including its clandestine security services.
"There would have been a nuclear explosion near South Africa, probably by the South African government, or by 'Israel' from a ship, and nothing else," Jimmy Carter wrote in his diary on September 22, according to Foreign Policy.
But the South African nuclear program was not sufficiently developed.
And just over a year from the presidential elections, Carter decided to ask his officials to bury this information and provide other reasons to explain the appearance of such a flash.
In May 1980, US scientists published a report claiming that it was probably not a nuclear explosion.
Proceeding Republicans and Democrats administrations continued to conceal the information.