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Originally posted by princeofpeace
Many reports from Syria itself stated that its newly aquired air defense systme is what drove the Israeli's away.
Originally posted by jhanks28cold
I just heard on Fox News Channel that the attack on 9/6 was carried out on the approval of the U.S. Now that everybody knows the U.S. was behind it, how long until some sort of retaliation?
Israeli commandos seized nuclear material of North Korean origin during a daring raid on a secret military site in Syria before Israel bombed it this month, according to informed sources in Washington and Jerusalem.
The attack was launched with American approval on September 6 after Washington was shown evidence the material was nuclear related, the well-placed sources say.
They confirmed that samples taken from Syria for testing had been identified as North Korean. This raised fears that Syria might have joined North Korea and Iran in seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.
Israeli special forces had been gathering intelligence for several months in Syria, according to Israeli sources. They located the nuclear material at a compound near Dayr az-Zwar in the north.
Evidence that North Korean personnel were at the site is said to have been shared with President George W Bush over the summer. A senior American source said the administration sought proof of nuclear-related activities before giving the attack its blessing.
George Jahn in Vienna
October 30, 2008
FRESHLY evaluated soil and air samples from a Syrian site bombed by Israel on suspicion it was a covert nuclear reactor provide enough evidence to go ahead with a UN investigation.
October 30, 2008
[...]diplomats said the IAEA's final evaluation, completed this week, convinced the agency it needed to press on with its investigation.
The agency feels "there is enough evidence there to warrant a follow-up", one of the diplomats said.
En route to the reactor, they bombed a radar station in order to thwart Syria's ability to identify the infiltration. A few minutes later, the jets reached the Dir al-Azur area: They fired Maverick missiles and dropped half-ton bombs at the nuclear facility, recording direct hits.