In closed briefings to members of Congress today, it seems that the Bush administration is finally ready to reveal (at least in part) what really happened in the Syrian desert near the Euphrates river on the night of September 6, 2007.
We already knew that Syrian and North Korean nationals died in that raid, but the press is now reporting that the administration will confirm that Israel bombed what the U.S. believes was a nascent plutonium-producing nuclear reactor being built with North Korean assistance.
The Washington Post reports that sources familiar with pre-bombing video footage of the Syrian reactor core’s design say it is identical to the design of the North Korean reactor at Yongbyon, including the same configuration and number of holes for fuel rods.
The Wall Street Journal editorialists are on the case. Will the rest of the mainstream print media follow?
What is also interesting is that Arab governments – who condemn Israel in international forums at virtually every opportunity, even for the most trivial things – as well as European governments, have not uttered even one word of condemnation about Israel’s raid on Syria. Nor have there been any street protests about it (apart from a few by the loony left in the U.K. and the U.S.). Can we expect a similar lack of Arab opposition if Iran’s nuclear program is also targeted?
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