Posted by: Lister | November 3, 2007

Now the USA is accused of bombing Syria

The JPost quotes al-Jazeera:

The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a suspected nuclear site under construction.

The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes.

The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed.

Surely there’s no way a nuke could have been used without being noticed. But they don’t say it was actually nuked, just destroyed by a bomb delievered by planes carrying a nuke.

And there’s only unnamed sources. Always iffy.

As for this bit:

On October 17, Syria denied that one of its representatives to the United Nations told a panel that an Israeli air strike hit a Syrian nuclear facility and added that “such facilities do not exist in Syria.”

A UN document released by the press office had provided an account of a meeting of the First Committee, Disarmament and International Security, in New York, and paraphrased an unnamed Syrian representative as saying that a nuclear facility was hit by the raid.

However, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency, SANA said media reports, apparently based on a UN press release, misquoted the Syrian diplomat.

The JPost does things like that.
They don’t tell you that the UN has investigated what happened at that meeting and is taking action against one of its interpreters.

Unfortunately, my Arabic isn’t good enough to translate the al-Jazeera story, and al-Jazzeera haven’t put it up in English.

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