After days of silence from the Israeli government, American officials confirmed Tuesday that Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes inside Syria last week, the first such attack since 2003.The Times went on to speculate the installation might have been a budding nuclear facility and even dropped in a Pyongyang connection. Let's turn to the former spook for an important historical reminder:
A Defense Department official said Israeli jets had struck at least one target in northeastern Syria last Thursday, but the official said it was still unclear exactly what the jets hit and the extent of the bombing damage.
And there were also reports that a number of Syrian technicians died in a 2004 blast at a railroad crossing along the border between China and North Korea. That explosion has been described as both an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-il (who was returning from China along that route), or some sort of failed WMD experiment involving Syria and the DPRK..The Syrians are certainly taking their time in responding. Maybe they are just waiting to fit into Diane Sawyer's interview schedule?
Speaking of which, this whole thing occurred right as presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was over there getting the grand tour, meeting with Assad and publicly blasting Bush. Was that planned? Coincidence? Is Dennis actually an undercover agent for the CIA just pretending to be a radical leftist candidate to run interference in the war on terror? If not it certainly seems to bolster the earlier charges, doesn't it?