Kerr-McGee, the CIA and Israel: Remembering Karen Silkwood

That Israel, "America's greatest ally", is in possession of an undeclared nuclear arsenal is a wide-open secret, but how the Zionist Jewish state came to possess the uranium and plutonium required to manufacture nuclear weapons is less well known.

During the 1950s and 1960s, Israel smuggled uranium from Numec, Inc., a nuclear power plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania. This fact is well known to researchers, but it seems that the Israeli connection to the Kerr-McGee plant in Oklahoma is perhaps less well known and, in fact, i only learned of this today.

Many have seen the excellent 1983 hit film, Silkwood, which portrays Karen Silkwood's harrowing ordeal while attempting to expose wrongdoings and crimes at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site where she was employed from 1972 to 13-Nov-1974, the date of her death. Karen was 28 years old.

Danial P. Sheehan was the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976. From his bio:

In The Peoples Advocate, Sheehan details “the inside story” of over a dozen historically significant American legal cases of the 20th Century, all of which he litigated. The remarkable cases covered in the book include both The Pentagon Papers Case in 1971 and The Watergate Burglary Case in 1973. In addition, Sheehan served as the Chief Attorney on The Karen Silkwood Case in 1976, which revealed the CIA’s Israeli Desk had been smuggling 98% bomb-grade plutonium to the State of Israel and to Iran.

In the following lecture, Sheehan tells his class part of the story regarding the prosecution of Kerr-McGee. He also touches upon the CIA and Israel aspect of the case.

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