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October 17, 2007

Syria Confirms Israel Hit A Nuke Facility

As others have wondered, where is the outrage? How come there's none of that usual bluster?

I guess because if Israel can hit a secret nuke plant it could also easily hit the bunker of Syria's drooling imbecile of a dictator.

This article suggests, however, that Israel is keeping quiet about this in order to allow Assad to save some chinless face and not feel the need to respond belligerently.

In its first admission by a state official, Syria's ambassador to the UN 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.

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

A senior source in the Foreign Ministry confirmed that the statement was 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 has attempted to strike a balance between mustering 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.

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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.


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