posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 04:50 AM
National Security Council’s Internal Memo from Staff Secretary
To: The Secretary of State, of Defense, of Energy, Director Arms Control,
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Director CIA, Director Office of
Science and Technology Policy.
Dated October 22, 1979. 12 page document.
Easy to read and no blacked out information.
In this document South Africa was clearly blamed for the event.
As this document is only one month after the event, it is interesting that there is no mention of Israel or any other country’s involvement.
The focus of the meeting was to expect that the story will leak shortly and how to respond in regards to the U.S.’s position e.g. the last 2 pages
are a sample QandA format.
Highlighted concerns were: that South Africa may be annoyed enough to withdraw their uranium exports to some influential countries (Japan, Germany
etc), whether to fill USSR in on the situation before the media ‘get wind of it’, the assumption that only the South African Prime Minister would
know of the explosion.
My personal response:
This document is a very good example to have an insight of the psychological game-plans of politics and their total lack of interest in