|The Israeli attack on the Syrian nuclear installation got me thinking….. The nuclear materials were smuggled into Syria visa via a North Korean ship, right? The ship, which changed its flag somewhere during its travels from point A to B – was tracked by the Israelis by satellite (or some other means).
So if the Israelis were confident of the ships contents AND location then why not just sink the ship somewhere out in the open ocean – or better yet, get a commando unit (like a SEAL team) to stealthy board the ship somewhere out in the middle of the ocean in the dead of night and take control. At that point the ship could be either searched for intelligence or sunk by the commando team or Israel could use it as evidence against Syria....
It just seems obvious to me, that a strike on Syria is more dangerous than a strike on the transport ship. Can anyone explain to me why then, it was more advantageous for Israel to do what it did?