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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

CNN: Israel struck Iranian weapons destined for Hezbullah

Citing "sources in the region and in the US," CNN's Christiane Amanpour claims that last week's overflight of Syria was not just a reconnaissance mission, but actually struck Iranian weapons headed for Hezbullah terrorists in Lebanon:
But the sources told CNN the military operation, which happened Wednesday into Thursday, may have also involved Israeli ground forces who directed the airstrike which "left a big hole in the desert" in Syria.

The strike may have targeted Hezbollah weapons coming into Syria or transiting through the country from Iran -- a pattern over the past three or four years which has occurred without any retaliation or action taken against it -- the sources said.

The Israeli government is very happy with the success of the operation, the sources said.

Sources in the U.S. government and military confirmed to CNN's Barbara Starr that the airstrike did happen, and that they are happy to have Israel carry the message to both Syria and Iran that they can get in and out and strike when necessary.

Right now, diplomats are rushing around the region trying to ensure the incident does not escalate.
If it's true, I'm happy. And I don't ever expect to see an Israeli source confirm it either way. It seems that this time, the IDF got it right.


At 9:23 PM, Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Too bad the opthamologist & his inner circle of cronies weren't sitting on one of the bullseyes at the time.

But it's good news the IAF can strike when and where it chooses in Syria, (and with no loses, at least this time! So much for Syria's hot new Russian anti-aircraft missile batteries!)

"Right now, diplomats are rushing around the region trying to ensure the incident does not escalate." And what could the blustering Syrians do about it? Start a full-scale war? They know they'd not only lose very badly, but it could very well mean the end of the Syrian Ba'athist regime.

Not only that, but if the Iranians were foolish enough to attempt to come to Syria's military aid, it'd be the casus belli that would bring in the US. Every thinking, well-informed person knows that Israel and the US have been working diligently on their contingency plans.

The end result would be the destruction of the Iranian nuclear weapons program, as well as most of their military.


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