The Israeli strike thing pt.2

People are still talking about this, and now they are saying Israeli commandos were involved. For real:

Another
leak appeared via the Sunday Times, this time with enough granularity
to consider it a genuine leak. According to that report, the operation
was carried out by Israeli commandos supported by Israeli aircraft,
under the direct management of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. It
had been planned since June, just after Barak took office, and had been
approved by the United States after some hesitation. The target was in
fact nuclear "material" provided by North Korea, according to that leak.

All of this makes perfect sense, save one thing. Why the secrecy? If
the Syrians have nuclear facilities, the Israelis should be delighted
to make it public. Frankly, so should the United States, since the Bush
administration has always argued that nuclear proliferation to rogue
states, including Syria, is one of the key problems in the world. The
Syrians should be spinning the story like crazy as well, denying the
nuclear program but screaming about unprovoked Israeli-U.S. aggression.
The silence from one or two parties makes sense. The silence from all
parties makes little sense.

Still confusion. Still nobody knows anything. A Bunch of heads running around with their chickens cut off. I still think the whole thing is hyped and inconsequential!

 

0 comment on The Israeli strike thing pt.2

  1. John Cunningham
    September 27, 2007 at 11:11 am

    My spin is that Syria is hoping this story will have a quick death. Israel is saying by it’s silence, “well”.

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  2. leo
    September 28, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    “All of this makes perfect sense, save one thing. Why the secrecy? If
    the Syrians have nuclear facilities, the Israelis should be delighted
    to make it public. Frankly, so should the United States, since the Bush
    administration has always argued that nuclear proliferation to rogue
    states, including Syria, is one of the key problems in the world. The
    Syrians should be spinning the story like crazy as well, denying the
    nuclear program but screaming about unprovoked Israeli-U.S. aggression.
    The silence from one or two parties makes sense. The silence from all
    parties makes little sense.”

    Actually, silence makes perfect sense. Should it become publicly acknowledged Israel would have no choice but to hit Syria so hard that Assad might crumble. It is something Israelis appear not desire at the moment. I think Assad agrees with them. US does not want shit hit the fan either.

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  3. the tapper
    September 30, 2007 at 3:08 am

    Sm,
    What I have read on this operation is very non-descript. actually a two part operation one with the Special Ops type and another with an airstrike the following day, I think…..the plane went throught Turkish airspace and back into Syria. According to “debka”Teheran sent some military representatives to let the Turkish authorities know they were not happy and if it happened again,,,threat threat…etc etc……they went back empty handed. See Debka for entire article. Gathering information from other sources, not only were North koreans there, but also Iraqi’s who had worked on WmD’s in their country under Saddam..

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  4. Jeff
    October 3, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    The Syrians don’t want to publicize the complete success of the Israeli operation.

    The Israelis don’t want to publicize the fact that the operation was completely successful except for one thing: there were no nuclear materials there after all.

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  5. leighleigh
    October 3, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    there was an article on this in one of the hebrew language newspapers; the reporter basically equated the recent “israeli incursion into syrian airspace” with a guy who continues keep hooking up with a fuck buddy even though it never works out and he is always left feeling empty, guilty, and alone. it was funny in hebrew, anyway…

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