To justify its aims it is necessary to make ever more shrill claims…posted by Bill Arnett @ 12:57 PM Permalink …such as those now being made by the Israelis, backed up in full by America through the auspices of our itty-bitty ever more irrelevant Fearful Leader bush, both of which countries allege that Syria was building a nuclear plant with the assistance of the North Koreans.
I call B.S. on this entire affair as it is no longer above American or Israel to tell whatever lies that will best suit their aims.
Excerpt from this NYT Editorial:
It is more than a little suspicious that the ever-secretive Bush administration has suddenly decided to go public with what it knows about North Korea’s nuclear connection with Syria. After seven months of refusing to acknowledge Israel’s air strike last Sept. 6 on a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, the intelligence community has now provided Congress with video images showing North Koreans inside the secret facility.This is so utterly asinine it's hard to know where to start, so I'll keep it to a single point.
It is another example of this administration insisting that information be withheld for national security reasons — until there is a political reason to release it.[…]
Israel’s attack has at least ensured that the Syrian reactor will not be a threat.…
After impugning bush's integrity and his known penchant for keeping information secret until its release will somehow facilitate one of his aims, the editorial staff blithely backs up and seems to actually vouchsafe the credibility of bush and the Israelis by plainly stating, without a shred of evidence to support the claim that, "…Israel’s attack has at least ensured that the Syrian reactor will not be a threat.…"
No where has there been published anything to support the outlandish claims of the parties involved, but to hold both mutually exclusive suppositions, i.e., "…It is more than a little suspicious that the ever-secretive Bush administration has suddenly decided to go public…" as opposed to the definitive, "…Israel’s attack has at least ensured that the Syrian reactor will not be a threat.…" strikes me as the same as saying, "He suspiciously admits he preemptively beats his wife, you know," followed by, "She deserved it to keep the country safe."
Besides, has anyone besides me noticed that there is not a sign of the gigantic cooling towers needed to help regulate the internal temperatures of the reactor? I'm not a nuclear scientist by any means, but I have always been led to believe that the hugh towers were an absolute necessity for the current nuclear plant design.
Tell me lies, tell me evil, untrue lies…