Friday, November 02, 2007

Jerusalem Post reports that al Jazeera reported that US Air Force struck Syrian nuclear site using nuclear weapons

The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two strategic US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a nuclear site under construction.

The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes.

The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed.
A look at al Jazeera's website and googling finds no such article on al Jazeera nor any dead links to such an article. What is going on here? Was a story posted and then quickly pulled? Perhaps a google cache will show up later.

Hot Air ties the story to this Spectator report:

Even more curious is that far from pushing the Syrians and Israelis to war, both seem determined to put a lid on the affair. One month after the event, the absence of hard information leads inexorably to the conclusion that the implications must have been enormous.

That was confirmed to The Spectator by a very senior British ministerial source: ‘If people had known how close we came to world war three that day there’d have been mass panic. Never mind the floods or foot-and-mouth — Gordon really would have been dealing with the bloody Book of Revelation and Armageddon.’

2 Comments:

Anonymous ce399 said...

There's 'somewhat' of a discussion here:

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003831.html#comments

They didn't drop nukes on it. I can guarantee you that. If Al Jezeera is reporting that, they got it very, very wrong (hey, not questioning you, just saying that if Drudge is linking to Al Jezeera, then he's linking to a story that someone got wrong). There are at least a dozen universities around the world that can detect a nuclear explosion anywhere on Earth. That's how we knew that NK had detonated a bomb (seismic disturbances, increases in radioactivity in the atmosphere, etc). If a nuke had detonated, everybody would know within a few hours, and the global reaction would be... less than serene.

2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

JPost says that each US plane carried one nuke and that one bomb destroyed the site. Note that it does not say that a nuke was used!

5:10 PM  

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