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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

NY Times: Israel may have struck North Korean nukes

This story fits in with my speculation that Israel struck chemical weapons in Syria last week. But in a variation on the theme, the New York Times says this morning that what Israel may have struck is 'nuclear material' that was unloaded on Syria by the North Koreans.
One Bush administration official said Israel had recently carried out reconnaissance flights over Syria, taking pictures of possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials believed might have been supplied with material from North Korea. The administration official said Israeli officials believed that North Korea might be unloading some of its nuclear material on Syria.

“The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left,” the official said. He said it was unclear whether the Israeli strike had produced any evidence that might validate that belief.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a military action by another government.
This fits my scenario in that it would make sense for it to be placed in the desert, the strike would leave a 'hole in the desert,' the Syrians would not want to disclose what was struck because they wouldn't want to admit they have them, and the Israelis would not want to disclose what was struck so as not to sow panic here in Israel.

It also would explain something my theory did not explain: Why North Korea rushed to condemn the strike, which most Arab nations are ignoring.

But if Israel struck 'nuclear material' there would be fallout. Where is the fallout?

I still believe my theory is a more likely scenario.


At 3:54 PM, Blogger De Snotverlosser said...

Given the proximity of the Iraqi border, I wonder why the US didn't take care of it.

At 6:27 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

If Israel hit something nuclear but it incinerated the target instead of detonating it, I don't think that it would leave fallout.

Jan - maybe Israel was working in coordination with the U.S. (Perhaps the U.S. identified the target and determined that it would be easier logistically for Israel to carry out the strike.)

At 7:16 AM, Blogger Chuck said...

and to simultaneously and demonstrably defeat state-of-the-art Russian air defense systems.


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