Saturday, October 06, 2007

Israeli raid on Syria

Is this the truth about the Israel's bomb raid in Syria this September?

In early July the Israelis presented the United States with satellite imagery that they said showed a nuclear facility in Syria. They had additional evidence that they said showed that some of the technology was supplied by North Korea.

One U.S. official told ABC's Martha Raddatz the material was "jaw dropping" because it raised questions as to why U.S. intelligence had not previously picked up on the facility.

Officials said that the facility had likely been there for months if not years.
Inspires you with confidence in our intelligence agencies, doesn't it?

I think it must be something like this. Otherwise, how else do you explain the reverberating silence around the Arab world after this raid? Either they knew, or the Israelis convinced them with the evidence; either way, they must have approved. Unsurprisingly.

2 comments:

wodge said...

All of the 'report' seems to be made of unsubstantiated rumours by supposed US officials.

The only named source is 'Tony Cordesman' and he's the guy that lied about the Lancet report about the Iraq deathtoll.

Also, if Israel actually had taken out a nuclear facility surely they'd have made a much bigger fuss about it.

NoolaBeulah said...

You're quite right. There's nothing solid here. But what would explain that fact that Israel sent planes, maybe through Turkish air space, to bomb Syria, and not a squeak from other Arab countries? Surely, that would indicate they were after something that scares them as much as it scared the Israelis. What would that be?