As has happened before, I just finished an OP for BAN and check before I post to find it already up. You beat me again Cat, no hurt you're welcome,
as you present the story in a much better way than I ever could.
I drop my OP here.
The Source for the story, the Newsweek article is titled:
The Whispers of War
Israel's Raid on Syria: Prelude to a Nuke Crises?
Oct. 1, 2007 issue - Sam Gardiner plays war for a living. A former Air Force colonel who helped write contingency plans for the U.S. military,
Gardiner has spent the 20 years since his retirement staging war-simulation exercises for military and policy wonks within and on the fringes of
government (he keeps his client list confidential).
"Even if Israel goes it alone, we will be blamed," says Gardiner. "Hence, we would see retaliation against U.S. interests."
How far will Israel go to keep Iran from getting the bomb? The question gained new urgency this month when Israeli warplanes carried out a mysterious
raid deep in Syria and then threw up a nearly impenetrable wall of silence around the operation. Last week opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu
chipped away at that wall, saying Israel did in fact attack targets in Syrian territory. His top adviser, Mossad veteran Uzi Arad, told NEWSWEEK: "I
do know what happened, and when it comes out it will stun everyone."Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
The jumping point for Newsweek's feature is an interview with this Sam Gardiner. Including informations around David Wurmser, who are among the
steady departurees of administration neocons, the story is spun on how The Pentagon want to stretch away from war, in fact worries that another one
will break America's already overstretched military.
However the wild card in any DoD cabal is Israel. Indications in the Syrian incident -whatever it really was- allude the deck of cards wasn't turned
in the proper order, so the cabal didn't come out as expected.
Is it frustrations over IDF, that makes the hawks'n the dowes' play in Pentagon slipping public? Near a "coup d'etat" in Pentagon/DoD regie?