I was sent a link to this interesting History Channel report about the Israeli airstrike on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.
At the time, the operation was internationally condemned. Today, most of the world is quietly thankful for Israel’s actions, as it is known that the reactor was indeed being built for the sole purpose of creating an Iraqi nuclear bomb. It is impossible to know how history would have been different had Israel not destroyed this reactor, but it’s very clear that it would have indeed been very different
This piece of history seems more relevant today than ever, given North Korea’s and Iran’s nuclear ambitions; and the recent operation Israel carried out over Syria (of which many details are still unknown):