Tuesday, September 18, 2007

KEEPING MUM

Speculation continues as to the objective of Israel's recent strike deep into Syrian territory at a place near its border with Turkey.

Everybody including the Israelis and the Syrians are keeping mum but according to this report from the London Times ISRAELIS 'BLEW APART SYRIAN NUCLEAR CACHE' the IDF mission managed to destroy a cache of nuclear materials from North Korea.

Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert isn't saying much - other than that "the security sources and IDF [Israeli Defence Forces] soldiers are demonstrating unusual courage. We naturally cannot always show the public our cards."

The media is doing very little talking on the issue as well, preferring to keep the story of Syria being in control of WMD's from North Korea right out of the limelight.

An interesting footnote are the comments of Times reader, S. Ahmed of Cairo immediately below the story -

"So many comments here reflect how ignorant many are on the Middle East. Those refering to Syria as an islamic extremist country. Syria is very secular & has crushed islamic extremists in the city of Hama in a brutal way back in 1982. Those congratulating the IDF forget that its the same body that botched up big time last year & couldn't retrieve its 2 captured soldiers. What I am witnessing here is the same irrational zealous that hizbullah supporters displayed after the end of hostilities in 2006. I find it a load of hollow bravado flamed by prejudice."

Nice of Mr. Ahmed to let us know what a bunch of nice guys the Syrians and Hizbullah are and to mention the massacre at Hama when the current President's old man butchered 20,000 fellow citizens. You'll never read about such things in the local press!

2 comments:

gulliver_on_tour said...

The Age is keeping mum about Syria's nuclear connection but it's falling over itself to make nice to the Iranians today -

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/iran-defiant-in-face-of-war-threat/2007/09/17/1189881430862.html

and

http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/world-could-live-with-iranian-nukes-abizaid/2007/09/18/1189881472279.html

That's 2 articles favourable to Iran in one day which is more than a year's supply of articles favourable to Israel from this rag.

And note Israel's the democracy and Iran's the thuugocracy run by anti Semites.

Anonymous said...

Normally the Arabs go to the Un crying for resolutions against the Jews however this time do we notice the Syrians are very quiet even though those zionists have just bombed one of their non exsistent WMD> facilities..
I guess even the French and anti semetic Britt’s will find it hard to endorse the Arab backed anti Israel resolution condemning Israel for bombing a north Korean Nuclear facility in Syria. But somehow al'e age or Syrian morning herald [SMH} via al o'loughlin will come up with some spin that those 6 million Jews in Israel are at it again attacking the 500 Million Arabs and the Britt’s will come up with another boycott on Israel to keep their own 1.8 million Muslims happy.