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Apr 24th, 2008 5:28 PM #1
Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'
The United States has accused North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor that "was not intended for peaceful purposes".
The site, said to be like one in North Korea, was bombed by Israel in 2007.
Syria must "come clean" about its secret nuclear programme, the White House said in a statement after CIA officials briefed members of Congress.
Anyone else think this is an attempt at a scare tactic? I wouldn't be surprised if Syria were planning on nuclear weapons but the fact that the White House is thanking Israel for taking care of it seems like a bid to drum up support for Israel.
Apr 24th, 2008 6:02 PM #2
.............a house divided cannot stand, cast out the beam from thine own eye, and
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? (32) Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
Apr 24th, 2008 10:38 PM #3
I can't see that as a scare tactic, since most believe Bush is an idiot with his own agenda. I think the Israelis need a pat on the back, because only they could have gotten away with this legitimate action. If the US would have done anything on this, what precious little credibility is remaining of the government would have been out the door and no republican candidate would stand a snowball's chance in hell come November. Personnally, I am suprised this did not turn into another war. If conflict were to break out in the region with Israel and any neighbors, don't look for any intervention on the part of the US directly, as what little control still held onto in these Muslim nations by the US will be removed and Iraq will be the most volitile it has ever been. I commend Israel and only wish the US had more balls to act accordingly, but then the CLIA has been a little less effective than their Israeli counterpart at getting the data needed for this stuff.
Apr 25th, 2008 12:16 AM #4
How many nations have the US accused of having "non-peaceful" nuclear programs now? Lets see there's Iran, Syria, Iraq and North Korea. So far the only nation of these that has shown that they might have nuclear weapons is North Korea, which has agreed to dismantle them. Out of the other three two have been attacked without showing any proper evidence that they actually have nuclear programs. For one of these nations it was proven, after a full blown invasion, that they in fact had no nuclear program at all. All the while the US is sitting back with it's insanely massive nuclear program trying to tell other nations off for attempting to start one of their own, talk about being hippocrits.
I think it's clear to everyone here that Bush and his pack of dogs sitting in the White House have their own agenda for what is happening in the Middle East. They have already invaded one nation and have been trying to gain support for invading another. I think this "Syria had/has a nuclear program" discussion is just another attempt to gain support for their invasion. Israel is more than likely just acting out what the US is telling them to do so that all of the USA's "enemies" in the area will attempt to retalliate against Israel, forcing the US to come to their aid. With this string of events in action, and the USA's lack of sufficient forces to contain the situation, the US can then use the old "they have an operational nuclear program" card to try and order a nuclear first strike.
Just a possibility, but I am far less likely to believe what the US government is telling us these days, especially after Iraq. I really don't think the US should start anymore wars for a while until the rest of the world starts to trust them again.-Life is a journey, not a destination-
-The best lies are often those that are mixed with truth-
Apr 25th, 2008 1:18 PM #5
The UN is now looking into the US's claims of the reactor. IAEA is already pissed at us for keeping the information under wraps until long after Israel took care of it.
"May be a threat...but it'll be our secret threat until we can scare everyone with it"
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