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  • 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
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  • 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
    WSJ ^ | 10/20/07 | PETER HOEKSTRA and ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN
    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...
  • Mysterious 'snow' disrupts Israeli TV

    10/10/2007 8:39:56 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 47 replies · 1,507+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/10/2007 | Daily Telegraph
    Israel is awash with speculation over the mysterious disappearance of satellite television signals, with everyone from the Russians to the United Nations accused of jamming the population's nightly entertainment. The television network is said to be "near collapse" after a month of electronic snowstorms and interference, rumoured to be variously caused by the radar of UN patrols, Russian spy ships or even Israel's military. The interference began on Sept 6, the day Israeli warplanes slipped past Syria's Russian-made air defence systems, and attacked a military target deep inside the country. The Israeli government has maintained an almost total silence over...
  • 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
    WorldTribune.com ^ | 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...