Monday, April 28, 2008

Syrian Nuclear Weapons Plant

It's fairly clear that the Syrians were building a nuclear weapons plant. It was the Syrian reaction to the Israeli bombing that were the strongest indicators to me. Not just the lack of outrage, but the bulldozing of the site and building on top of it.

I recommend the post by Professor Foland at EmptyWheel's blog.

If there's one thing I've learned over the course of this Administration, it's that if Dana Perino one day announces that the sky is blue, I will be forced to assume that an alien invasion has commenced with the total ionization of Earth's upper atmosphere.

With that in mind, there's an awful lot of cognitive dissonance for me in analyzing the evidence on the raid (apparently named "Operation Orchard" by the Israelis) on a Syrian desert site (apparently named "Al-Kibar"). Having started my own blog motivated by "the incredible amount of lies & hyperbole on the Iran situation of early 2006", I don't find it easy to accept anything this Administration puts forth as evidence. I'm having all this difficulty because the pictures they showed last Thursday are clearly pictures of a nuclear reactor. --Syriana

He is fairly well convinced also. There is some argument for people who live in a resource free environment needing nuclear power, but a weapons plant next to Israel is not happening.

The North Korean connection is much, much weaker tea. I suppose we will hear next that the Iranians helped them in some way. Oh and that Sadr guy, and Pelosi!