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  • Nuclear inspectors to visit Syria

    06/02/2008 1:57:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies · 74+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 2 June 2008 11:55 UK 10:55 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Nuclear inspectors to visit Syria The US has said Syria's reactor was similar to a North Korean one The UN nuclear agency has said that Syria is to allow inspectors to visit the country to investigate allegations that it was building a nuclear reactor.The International Atomic Energy Agency says its inspectors are due in Syria between the 22 and 24 June. The alleged nuclear site was bombed by Israeli jets in September 2007. In April, the United States accused North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that "was not intended for peaceful purposes". SEQUENCE OF EVENTS 6...
  • Syrian envoy says CIA fabricated evidence ( Regarding the Al Kibar Building )

    04/25/2008 11:11:41 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 134+ views
    AP ^ | April 25, 2008 | PAMELA HESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Syria's ambassador to the United States said Friday that the CIA fabricated pictures allegedly taken inside a secret Syrian nuclear reactor and predicted that in the coming weeks the U.S. story about the site would "implode from within.""The photos presented to me yesterday were ludicrous, laughable," Ambassador Imad Moustapha told reporters at his Washington residence.However, he refused to say what the building in the remote eastern desert of Syria was used for before Israeli jets bombed it in September 2007.Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday they believe it was a secret nuclear reactor meant to produce plutonium,...
  • Real reason Syrian base was wiped off the map

    04/25/2008 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 32 replies · 135+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/08 | Con Coughlin
    The reasons are twofold. When the Israelis first became concerned about the North Koreans' activities in Syria last summer, the Americans were negotiating a delicate deal to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programme in return for a relaxation of the trade sanctions that have crippled the North Korean economy. Had the Israelis gone public with the intelligence that the North Koreans were actively helping Syria to acquire nuclear technology, it might seriously have undermined Washington's diplomatic efforts. If the Americans want to expose North Korea's links to Damascus, that is their affair. For their part, the Israelis are...
  • BBC: Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' ( Photos confirm nuke reactor )

    04/25/2008 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 222+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 25 April 2008 10:19 UK 09:19 GMT, | BBC Staff
    Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme' The US says there were similarities between the Syrian and North Korean reactors The United States has accused North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that "was not intended for peaceful purposes". The site, said to be like one in North Korea, was bombed by Israel in 2007. Syria must "come clean" about its secret nuclear programme, the White House said in a statement after CIA officials briefed members of Congress. Syria has repeated denials that it has any nuclear weapons programme, or any such agreement with North Korea. Syrian officials have...
  • CIA: Syrian site was North Korean plutonium-producing nuclear reactor

    04/23/2008 2:18:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 92+ views
    Hot air ^ | 4/23/08 | Staff
    The CIA will tell Congress today that the North Koreans had begun to build a nuclear reactor at a site in Syria bombed by the Israelis last year. The timing of the briefing appears related to the expected resolution of the six-nation plan to disarm the DPRK in the next few weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times. It may create new political difficulties for the Bush administration, but more likely it is intended to fulfill a Congressional demand for information to clear hurdles for ratification of the agreement with North Korea: CIA officials will tell Congress on Thursday that...
  • Concerns mount ahead of US briefing on IAF strike in Syria

    Fearing an escalation in tensions with Syria, defense officials reiterated their opposition Wednesday to a planned intelligence briefing at Congress on Thursday that will divulge details on Israel's airstrike against what foreign media reports have claimed was a North Korea nuclear reactor being built in northeastern Syria. The fuel tanks allegedly found in Turkey near the Syrian-Turkish border after the Israeli airstrike. Photo: Courtesy Slideshow: Pictures of the week The Senate and House intelligence committees were scheduled to be briefed on Thursday, and several other panels such as the Senate Armed Services Committee were expected to be briefed as...
  • Bombed Syrian reactor was nearly complete

    04/23/2008 5:52:05 PM PDT · by woofie · 18 replies · 86+ views
    Washingtom Times ^ | April 23, 2008 | Nicholas Kralev, Sara A. Carter
    The Bush administration will tell Congress tomorrow that a nuclear facility in Syria built with North Korean help was nearly complete when Israel bombed it in September, and that Pyongyang has not provided any further nuclear assistance to the hard-line Arab nation, at least at that site, U.S. officials said. CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and other intelligence officials are expected to brief several congressional committees in closed-door sessions, breaking the administration's silence on the issue. The Syrian facility has become a key issue in six-nation negotiations to end the North's nuclear programs. “The belief is that the reactor was...
  • BREAKING US to admit officially that Saddam WMDs were moved to Syria in a report to come !!!!!

    04/11/2008 8:33:43 AM PDT · by drzz · 203 replies · 370+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04 11 2008 | drzz
    An upcoming joint US-Israel report on the September 6 IAF strike on a Syrian facility will claim that former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein transferred weapons of mass destruction to the country, Channel 2 stated Monday.
  • A Mystery in the Middle East (Did Israel Really Find Saddam's WMD's & Bomb A Nuclear Reactor?)

    04/08/2008 7:04:26 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 86 replies · 360+ views
    Stratfor ^ | April 8, 2008 | 1807 GMT | George Friedman
    The Arab-Israeli region of the Middle East is filled with rumors of war. That is about as unusual as the rising of the sun, so normally it would not be worth mentioning. But like the proverbial broken clock that is right twice a day, such rumors occasionally will be true. In this case, we don’t know that they are true, and certainly it’s not the rumors that are driving us. But other things — minor and readily explicable individually — have drawn our attention to the possibility that something is happening. SNIP Rumors now are swirling that the Israelis are...
  • John Bolton on Fox News discussing Israeli airstrike

    04/07/2008 1:29:04 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 10 replies · 92+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 7, 2008 | John Bolton
    Video of John Bolton on Fox News
  • Covering for the enemy

    04/08/2008 11:26:24 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies · 82+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8 April 08 | Caroline Glick
    It has taken seven months, but it appears that the Bush administration has finally buckled under Congressional pressure and is ready to give US lawmakers a full briefing on the September 6 IDF bombing raid against the North Korean-built nuclear installation in Syria. Sunday it was reported that Congress has forced the administration's hand on the issue by making its approval of the administration's intelligence budget contingent on receiving a full briefing on the raid. Israel, which initially was upset with the administration's insistence on silencing all discussion of the Sept. 6 operation, is now reportedly unhappy with the administration's...
  • What Happened in Syria?

    10/23/2007 5:14:25 PM PDT · by dervish · 93 replies · 568+ views
    Over the last few weeks, State Department officials have reported major diplomatic breakthroughs that will roll back North Korea's nuclear weapons program, allow Pyongyang to be removed from the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, and normalize relations between our two countries. North Korea reportedly has agreed to disable its nuclear facilities and has, as it has done many times before, promised to give a full accounting of its nuclear program. The latest deadline is Dec. 31, 2007. Congress has been asked to support this agreement, which State Department officials claim will benefit our nation and promote regional stability. Then,...
  • Syria admits: Target hit by IAF jets was a nuclear facility

    10/16/2007 10:51:56 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 72 replies · 267+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 17, 2007
    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...
  • It Really Was Osirak [RE: Israeli Strike On Syrian Facility]

    10/06/2007 8:22:11 AM PDT · by jdm · 60 replies · 2,246+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 06, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Last month's strike by Israel on a Syrian facility didn't just resemble their strike on Osirak in 1981 in the nuclear sense. According to ABC News, the American response also struck a familiar chord, with the Bush administration attempting to hold Israel back from its strike -- and offering some very weak tea as an alternative (via Power Line): The September Israeli airstrike on a suspected nuclear site in Syria had been in the works for months, ABC News has learned, and was delayed only at the strong urging of the United States. In early July the Israelis presented the...
  • Israeli raid caused electronic disruption over wide areas of Syria

    10/05/2007 10:11:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 235 replies · 5,439+ views ^ | October 5, 2007 | Unk.
    The lid of secrecy covering the Sept. 6 Israeli air strike into Syria remains tight but one new theory emerging amid the speculation is that the Israeli conducted an electronic warfare exercise in preparation for future strikes or an attack on Iran. Authoritative reports from the Middle East stated that the Israel operation included extensive electronic warfare jamming by aircraft. The Israeli were testing the capabilities of Russian-made air defenses, including both radar and missiles located near Damascus and south of Homs near the Lebanese northern border. The raid was unprecedented in the blanket of jamming and electronic disruption that...
  • We came so close to World War Three that day (More Info)

    10/04/2007 9:39:34 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 350 replies · 11,189+ views
    The Spectator ^ | October 3, 2007 | James Forsyth and Douglas Davis
    A meticulously planned, brilliantly executed surgical strike by Israeli jets on a nuclear installation in Syria on 6 September may have saved the world from a devastating threat. The only problem is that no one outside a tight-lipped knot of top Israeli and American officials knows precisely what that threat involved. Even more curious is that far from pushing the Syrians and Israelis to war, both seem determined to put a lid on the affair. One month after the event, the absence of hard information leads inexorably to the conclusion that the implications must have been enormous. That was confirmed...