Shock Waves From Syria
Coupled with all the non-news and what may be interpreted as silent
consent of Syria's neighbor, Turkey and almost all the rest of the
world, how will the government of Bashar al-Assad respond to what may have been a devastating Israeli blow. If so, Israel's silence is shrewd and every other Arab state can pretend nothing happened.
THERE'S BEEN no official confirmation of the targets or results of an Israeli air raid in northeastern Syria on Sept. 6. Yet, like a subterranean explosion, the event is sending shock waves through the Middle East and beyond. Syria has protested to the United Nations, though it hasn't been very clear about what it's protesting.
What happened? Media accounts are beginning to converge on a report that Israel
bombed a facility where it believed Syria was attempting to hatch its
own nuclear weapons program with North Korea's assistance.
A Senior Syrian Journalist Reports Iraq WMD Located in Three Syrian Sites (Nizar Nayuf, a Syrian journalist who defected from Syria to Western Europe and is known for bravely challenging the Syrian regime, said that he knows the three sites where Iraq's WMD are kept.
Syria a State of Terror