Strange days in Syria.
Everyoneis talking about the September 6 Israeli raid into Syria, but no
one is admitting anything. Syria has complained about Israeli aggression, as
has North Korea. Syria has been a customer for North Korean weapons, including
ballistic missiles, for decades. The rumors and leaks indicate that someone,
perhaps the CIA or NSA, discovered North Korean nuclear weapons technology in
Syria. Israeli commandoes raided the compound where the nuclear weapons work
was being done, took radioactive material, and analysis (all nuclear material
has a unique chemical "fingerprint") determined it was North Korea.
Israeli jets them bombed the compound. Why all the reluctance to release
details? No one is saying, and the speculation, as one would expect, is all
over the lot. Interestingly, the Arab press was largely silent on this one.
This was understandable, as Syrian is seen as a puppet of Iran, and thus a
traitor to the Arab world.
September 21, 2007:For days of counter-terror
operations resulted in 49 arrests and six deaths. One of the prisoners is a
senior Hamas leader, and several others were planning suicide bombing attacks
inside Israel. A suicide belt was found in Tel Aviv, and the network that got
it there was broken up.
September 20, 2007: Israel made it official, and
admitted that Gaza was "hostile territory." Terrorist group Hamas
runs Gaza, and daily there are attacks, or attempts, against Israel. There will
now be more restrictions on what is allowed into Gaza, which is becoming a
large prison camp.
September 19, 2007: An Israeli politician admitted
that, yes, there was an attack on Syria two weeks ago. But no details
were released, and the leaker, former prime minister Netanyahu, was condemned
by other government officials for releasing classified information.
In Lebanon, another anti-Syrian politician was
assassinated, the eighth such killing in the last two years.