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April 24, 2008

North Korea Was Building At Nuke Plant In Syria?

Remember that site the Israelis took out last year in Syria? Everyone was wondering what it was and now we may know.

The Syrian nuclear reactor allegedly built with North Korean design help and destroyed last year by Israeli jets was within weeks or months of being functional, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

The facility was mostly completed but still needed significant testing before it could be declared operational, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

However, no uranium — needed to fuel a reactor — was evident at the site, a remote area of eastern Syria along the Euphrates River.

The Syrian reactor was similar in design to a North Korean reactor at Yongbyon that has in the past produced small amounts of plutonium, U.S. officials said. Plutonium is highly radioactive and can be used to make powerful nuclear weapons or radiological bombs.

If this is true, it kind of shows how stupid that Iraq Study Group idea of relying on Syria as some sort of partner over there was, doesn’t it?

It’s almost like Nancy Pelosi and Arlen Specter accomplished nothing by sucking up to Baby Assad last year.


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