Sunday, September 16, 2007

Israel's Secret Attack on Syria's Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Actually Aimed at Iran

Read the details at California Yankee.

One thing to consider: in deciding how aggressively to act against Iran and Syria, Israel is likely to take into account the stances of the leading US presidential contenders. To the extent that our candidates make it clear that they will not tolerate a nuclear Iran, Israel may feel less compelled to act against Iran -- and to act quickly, before a less friendly US government is installed.

Update: Also check out Dan Riehl, who highlights an important point -- Syria's air defense is superior to Iran's:

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

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