October 24, 2007

DOUBLE STANDARD:

Specialists identify Israeli target as possible nuclear site: Syrian structure called similar to N. Korea reactor (Robin Wright and Joby Warrick, October 24, 2007, Washington Post)

Independent specialists have pinpointed what they believe to be the Euphrates River site in Syria that was bombed by Israel last month, and satellite imagery of the area shows buildings under construction roughly similar in design to a North Korean reactor capable of producing nuclear material for one bomb a year, the specialists say.

Photographs of the site taken before the secret Sept. 6 airstrike depict an isolated compound that includes a tall, boxy structure similar to the type of building used to house a gas-graphite reactor. They also show what could have been a pumping station used to supply cooling water for a reactor, say specialists David Albright and Paul Brannan of the Institute for Science and International Security, or ISIS.

US and international experts and officials familiar with the site, who were shown the photographs yesterday, said there was a strong and credible possibility that they depict the remote compound that was attacked. Israeli officials and the White House declined to comment.


It seems only fair that after removing Saddam for an imaginary nuclear program we remove Assad for a genuine one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 24, 2007 7:58 AM
Comments

If the pencil-neck is still breathing in January 2009, Bush will have failed. Of course, Rudy or Hillary could whack him on Jan. 21. What a way to start!

Posted by: ratbert at October 24, 2007 11:22 PM
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