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Netanyahu Speaks
September 20, 2007 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Looks like someone finally broke down: Netanyahu speaks about the Israeli air strike in Syria.
posted by alona (12 comments total)

 
He was all like, "Pwnage", kk?
posted by four panels at 8:56 AM on September 20, 2007


The ceiling cat is now watching cheney.
posted by srboisvert at 9:01 AM on September 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


This isn't really news. Sure, it's a confirmation, but no one seriously thought something didn't happen. The big question is what? The rest of the article is simply the same speculation we saw last week.
posted by OmieWise at 9:20 AM on September 20, 2007


From the second link:

According to the report in Al-Siyasa, the Syrian nuclear program used Iraqi materials smuggled by Saddam Hussein's sons prior to the American invasion of Iraq in March, 2003.

So, the Freepers were right all along? (/snark) In any case, it sounds like Benjy said more than he was supposed to, and the gov't ain't none too happy about it.
posted by malaprohibita at 9:27 AM on September 20, 2007


‘And then after we bombed Syria, we were all like “Let’s make a bucket bong and cruise the Golan Heights for pussy,” and I was like, “No Way!” and they were like, “Awesome!”…Wait, is this thing on?’
posted by Jofus at 9:51 AM on September 20, 2007


Is Israel the only country in the world that can launch air strikes on a neighboring country and receive little or no retribution, or even criticism, as a result?
posted by rougy at 12:35 PM on September 20, 2007




Is Israel the only country in the world that can launch air strikes on a neighboring country and receive little or no retribution, or even criticism, as a result
?

No: Belgium.
posted by nasreddin at 12:50 PM on September 20, 2007


Bush was asked about this at his press conference today, and refused to comment. Nobody bothered to ask Bush what possible justification he could have for keeping the American people in the dark on this.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 1:06 PM on September 20, 2007


The only thing new in the article is the revelation that Netanyahu is a sleazy politician. Wait, that's not news either.
posted by jstruan at 6:48 PM on September 20, 2007


I am surprised this did not garner hundreds of comments. Anyway, this is the ultimate dream of any commander in chief, you authorize a covert strike, it works, everyone has something to lose by talking so no one talks, your strike was successful, and you pay no political price.

As to Syria, I know I am in the minority as most people think that ol' Bashar is just some crazy mother f*, but I think it would not take very much money at all to make him a devoted ally, not the kind that attends afternoon tea in the Whitehouse, but the kind that aligns his interest with our own, quietly. (yes, that was "his" not "their," politics is so dirty, and diplomacy is just filthy.)
posted by caddis at 12:40 AM on September 21, 2007


If the Israeli air strike wasn't successful, they wouldn't want anyone to know those details either.

This is much like Israel's ambiguous "don't confirm, don't deny" attitude towards admitting whether they have nuclear weapons or not. Keep the other side guessing, and they can't adequately prepare one way or the other.

Syria clearly knows, but being aligned on the wrong axis, no one believes them.
posted by cenoxo at 1:02 AM on September 21, 2007


well, 'no one' out here believes them, perhaps ... but in the rest of the world, where most people live, people would believe them any day over the likes of bibi.
posted by Azaadistani at 4:40 PM on September 21, 2007


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