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Syria admits: Target hit by IAF jets was a nuclear facility
Jerusalem Post ^ | October 17, 2007

Posted on 10/16/2007 10:51:56 PM PDT by camerakid400

In its first official admission by a state official, Syria confirmed that an air raid carried out by Israeli fighter jets deep in Syrian territory on September 6 was, indeed, an attack on a Syrian nuclear facility, Israel Radio reported Wednesday morning.

A Syrian envoy disclosed the nature if the target during a meeting of a UN committee where Israeli envoys were also present.

A senior source in the Foreign Ministry confirmed the statement made in New York by the Syrian official.

Since first announcing on September 6 that an incursion into Syrian airspace by IAF jets took place, Syria veered between attempts to muster international condemnation of Israel on the one hand and efforts by Damascus to blur the nature and purpose of the facility attacked on the other hand.

Several weeks after the strike, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a BBC interview that the target hit by the Israeli Air Force was a building in an abandoned military base.

But several days before Assad interview, a Syrian "agricultural research center" in the area of the strike independently invited foreign journalists to visit the site, as proof that Israeli missiles missed their target.

Israel continues to keep mum on the affair, and the only information cleared by the military censor for publication was the fact that a strike took place; any other morsel of information published in Israel continues to be accompanied by the phrase "according to foreign media outlets."

Israeli analysts estimated that the government's decision not to disclose information about the strike was intended to avoid embarrassing Assad's regime, in the hope that silence on Israel's side could prevent the tension between the two countries from escalating into all-out war.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: 200709; 20070906; airstrikes; iaf; israel; sept06; sept6; sept62007; syria; syriannukes; syrianraid; wmd
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1 posted on 10/16/2007 10:51:57 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

God bless Israel.


2 posted on 10/16/2007 10:58:15 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: camerakid400

The next question is, where did Syria get the materials from?

My guess - Iran or North Korea.


3 posted on 10/16/2007 10:59:13 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr
My guess - Iraq.

yitbos

4 posted on 10/16/2007 11:08:33 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Spktyr

Has to be North Korea ... unless Iran has rec’d reactor fuel (have they?)


5 posted on 10/16/2007 11:11:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: bruinbirdman

SOunds like we should be interrogating them if these are the WMD’s from Iraq. If not then someone else has some explaining to do NK or Iran...


6 posted on 10/16/2007 11:12:15 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: camerakid400
"Syria admits:... "

Why would they do that?

7 posted on 10/16/2007 11:12:46 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Spktyr

Iraq, but they didn’t know how to weaponize them.

Syria needed North Korean scientists for that.


8 posted on 10/16/2007 11:16:39 PM PDT by the lone wolf (Good Luck, and watch out for stobor.)
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To: bruinbirdman
My guess - Iraq.

Spot on ole boy.

9 posted on 10/16/2007 11:18:58 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: Spktyr

Syria had just received a shipment of “cement” from NK.


10 posted on 10/16/2007 11:19:02 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: Army Air Corps; Dog; jeffers; shield

ping


11 posted on 10/16/2007 11:23:56 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: camerakid400

Apple of His eye bookmark


12 posted on 10/16/2007 11:27:28 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Spktyr

Nigeria.


13 posted on 10/16/2007 11:30:36 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: camerakid400
Israeli analysts estimated that the government's decision not to disclose information about the strike was intended to avoid embarrassing Assad's regime, in the hope that silence on Israel's side could prevent the tension between the two countries from escalating into all-out war.

I don't believe they are keeping quite to avoid upsetting the Syrians. It's absurd. They just bombed Syria.

There is something else at work.

14 posted on 10/16/2007 11:33:02 PM PDT by antinomian (Show me a robber baron and I'll show you a pocket full of senators.)
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To: Lancey Howard
That would explain the whole Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame thing.

Mwuhaahaa ha ha ha.

Do I dream this will trap all the rats at CIA?

15 posted on 10/16/2007 11:34:50 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: camerakid400

Thank you Israel!! Thank you that you had the courage to do what was necessary. I wish our government would go after things the way Israel does.


16 posted on 10/16/2007 11:36:30 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Some elected people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them!!!)
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To: camerakid400
Negotiate!

17 posted on 10/16/2007 11:37:23 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: Spktyr
"The next question is, where did Syria get the materials from? My guess - Iran or North Korea."

North Korea. According to reports, only 2 countries complained about the raid - Syria and North Korea.

The absence of protest from neighboring Muslium countries is believed to be tacit approval expressing concern about a nuclear Syria.

18 posted on 10/16/2007 11:38:58 PM PDT by etcetera ("Victory over the insurgency is the only meaningful exit strategy." Henry Kissinger)
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To: etcetera
"The absence of protest from neighboring Muslium countries is believed to be tacit approval expressing concern about a nuclear Syria."

Perhaps. But, if the nuclear material came from Saddam's never located stockpile, the current government of Iraq might not complain too much, either...

19 posted on 10/16/2007 11:49:17 PM PDT by the lone wolf (Good Luck, and watch out for stobor.)
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To: txflake

“A Syrian Envoy disclosed during a UN Commitee meeting at which Israel was represented...”

A massive slip of the tongue, or a deliberate release, ordered by Assad?

Context is critical here.

If the news was released accidently, then Syria looks double stupid to the Muslim world. Couldn’t protect their own high capital resource, and admitted it publicly in a significant CF. Pressure on Syria to retaliate then increases geometrically.

If the news was released deliberately, it could be an effort to minimize fallout, i.e. speculation of losses even greater than the nuclear plant, an attempt to cut Syria’s losses.

Admitting the nuclear plant’s existence also could be a passive-aggressive move...Putin’s in Iran promising Russian support for Iran’s nuclear program, warning the west against an attack, so Syria might feel they can afford to come clean.

Finally, a deliberate admission regarding the nuclear plant also could be purely belligerent, an effort to garner support for retaliation, up to and including a declaration of war.

Exact quotes from the UN Comittee meeting would differentiate between an accidental and deliberate disclosure, and the precise wording could also indicate whether Syria’s intent was belligerent while making the disclosure.

Without the proper context offered by direct quotes, we have to assume that the full spectrum of possibilities are equally likely, at least until we get more information.


20 posted on 10/17/2007 1:06:01 AM PDT by jeffers
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To: ari-freedom
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21 posted on 10/17/2007 1:08:10 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: Spktyr; jeffers; Cap Huff; Southack; txflake
The next question is, where did Syria get the materials from

North Korea.

Also don't forget the AQ Khan network.

The "cement" shipment was what pushed the Israelis to hit the building......but I keep remembering that Israeli special ops raid they were after something specific.....was that the "stunner"...that would confirm the AQ Khan/Pakistani government connection.

22 posted on 10/17/2007 3:48:11 AM PDT by Dog
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To: camerakid400

Stop the lights..............

Putin in Iran, a conversation with ImInAMood
...”WTF - Paid you million$
the $hit didn’t work”


23 posted on 10/17/2007 3:52:35 AM PDT by IrishMike (Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it)
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To: camerakid400

Good for Israel. I hope Nancy Pelosi learns something from this. Clueless idiot.


24 posted on 10/17/2007 4:14:28 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: IrishMike

Good point!


25 posted on 10/17/2007 4:15:58 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: NRA2BFree

According to Yoni the blogger on the Hugh Hewitt show, Israel sent in troops dressed as Syrian soldiers who infiltrated the facility and removed nuclear materials, then conducted the airstrike after the materials had been spirited away to the west.

This story has been getting some low key treatment.


26 posted on 10/17/2007 4:25:29 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: camerakid400

The doctrine: “Speak softly but carry a big Stick.” seems to apply here. Deeds, not words, are peacemakers.


27 posted on 10/17/2007 4:27:38 AM PDT by bvw
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To: the lone wolf

There is another possibility.

Saddam subcontracted his program out to Libya. Libya decided to quit.

Saddam’s material is now in Oakridge.


28 posted on 10/17/2007 4:33:15 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: Spktyr

“The next question is, where did Syria get the materials from?”

Here comes a great big convoy, running through the night.....

SADDAM?


29 posted on 10/17/2007 5:46:43 AM PDT by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: jeffers
"Finally, a deliberate admission regarding the nuclear plant also could be purely belligerent, an effort to garner support for retaliation, up to and including a declaration of war."

Nope.

Syria just learned that it can't defend any of its own airspace from Israel.

U.S. armor, infantry, and ships are within sight of Syria's borders, too.

Encircled by NATO, the U.S., and Israel...Syria is going to do *anything* at this point in time to avoid war. Heck, Syria's islamic neighbors like Jordan and Lebanon wouldn't even condemn Israel's Sept/6 strike!

In radar/computer technology, on September 6 Israel just revealed the Manhattan Project. It's 1945 all over again, where the Soviet Union would do anything to avoid a war with the U.S. until the CCCP finally developed its own nuclear bomb, except in this case we are talking about making radar/computers work securely or not.

30 posted on 10/17/2007 7:15:44 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: ari-freedom

Just look at those two limp handshakes. What cowards.


31 posted on 10/17/2007 8:05:24 AM PDT by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: txflake

It’s been said Israeli Jets with nuclear capabilities were in route to hit Iran’s nuclear facilities...and US jets intercepted them told them to turn around or they’d be shot down.


32 posted on 10/17/2007 10:05:38 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Southack; gonzo
"...Syria just learned that it can't defend any of its own airspace from Israel..."

So did everyone else that bought the Russian Anti-Air-Crap! ................... FRegards

33 posted on 10/17/2007 10:07:31 AM PDT by gonzo (My Mother never understood the irony of calling me a 'son-of-a-bitch' ...)
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To: gonzo

You sir... are correct!


34 posted on 10/17/2007 10:13:27 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Spktyr
My guess - Iran or North Korea.

Or Russia.

35 posted on 10/17/2007 10:14:59 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee?)
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To: shield; jeffers; Dog

Wow. Hadn’t heard that. That’s uh... kinda stunning.


36 posted on 10/17/2007 11:36:03 AM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: mylife
According to Yoni the blogger on the Hugh Hewitt show, Israel sent in troops dressed as Syrian soldiers who infiltrated the facility and removed nuclear materials, then conducted the airstrike after the materials had been spirited away to the west.

This story has been getting some low key treatment.

I had not heard about the troops going in first, but I'm not surprised. The IDF rocks! That could be why Syria didn't want to talk about it. They must have been real embarrassed. It's even worse than their planes making the run with no resistance from Syria.

The MSM is totally worthless. Even when they do get the facts right, they distort them to their own agenda before we ever get the story.

37 posted on 10/17/2007 11:38:26 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (Some elected people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them!!!)
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To: camerakid400

Did I say nuclear facility? I meant unused military facility...yeah, that's the ticket.

38 posted on 10/17/2007 1:31:50 PM PDT by Gator101 (Don't taze me, Bro!)
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To: NRA2BFree

By the way, Yoni is an IDF soldier


39 posted on 10/17/2007 4:31:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lancey Howard

You mean Niger?


40 posted on 10/17/2007 4:34:31 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (- Attention all planets of the solar Federation--Secret plan codeword: Banana)
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To: jeffers; Southack; Cap Huff; txflake; shield; bert
You know how we are all trying to guess what Bibi's aide meant by the world would be stunned.

What IF it wasn't a North Korean supplied nuke facility Israeli hit....but a RUSSIAN built one.

The Israeli commandos were sent in to confirm it....

41 posted on 10/17/2007 4:53:15 PM PDT by Dog
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To: txflake

You wouldn’t hear about it...and probably never will, but it did happen...


42 posted on 10/17/2007 5:36:05 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Spktyr

"The next question is, where did Syria get the materials from?

My guess - Iran or North Korea."

 

The notion that Saddam before the 2003 invasion had nuclear weapons moved to Syria is of course rejected without further question.


43 posted on 10/17/2007 5:40:25 PM PDT by Radix (When I became a man, I put away childish things)
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To: Dog

One day, we may know. More than one of their leaders has said the very same thing.


44 posted on 10/17/2007 5:42:07 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NRA2BFree

It was a joint op...Israel and USA...


45 posted on 10/17/2007 5:44:00 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: camerakid400

I suspect this is disinfo. Those that know won’t talk; those that talk don’t know. Just a hunch.

There is more to be gained in silence, frankly. It is scarier.

F


46 posted on 10/17/2007 5:45:09 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Dog

What if the material came from the USA during the clinton administration? That would certainly make all parties involved very very quiet. WOULDN’T IT? Even the UN wouldn’t touch that with a ten foot tall hans blix.

Am I paranoid, or am I just insane? My head is spinning.


47 posted on 10/17/2007 5:58:30 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: shield
I wonder how far they got before before we turned them around. I wonder why we turned them around.
48 posted on 10/17/2007 6:03:22 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: mamelukesabre

That would be one hell of an October Surprise for the Krintons, eh?


49 posted on 10/17/2007 6:08:03 PM PDT by txhurl (Yes there were WMDs)
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To: txflake
Yeah, it would also give bush the impetus to try pulling an FDR and go for a third term. Then the bush bashers would really go nuts. We really would be a mirror of the roman empire at that point. All hail jorge caesar, emperor of the north american union and defender of the west from the barbarian hordes of the middle east.

Ok, I've been getting by with too little sleep for too long. I'm gonna treat myself to some real food and go to bed early for a change.
50 posted on 10/17/2007 6:20:24 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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