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6 September: Israel air-raid on Syria, hit Syrian facility, near Turkish border; joint operation with US on unknown target?

Posted by gasweek on 3 October, 2007

Israel’s decision to attack Syria earlier this month came after Israel shared intelligence with President George Bush indicating that North Korean nuclear personnel were in Syria, according to US Government sources, reported The Age (22/9/2007, p. 17). Unlike Israel’s destruction of an Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981, Israel made no announcement of the recent raid and imposed strict censorship on reporting by the Israeli media.

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Israel and US at war with Syria and Iran: mystery explosion at Syrian military installation near Aleppo followed by 6 September F-15Is bomber attack

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

The Syria installation where the July 26 explosion occurred is in the same general area as the alSafir site where the Israeli air attack was carried out on September 6 but there has thus far not been any indication of a connection between the two events. Jane’s Defence Weekly, a respected British journal, reported an explosion in a Syrian military installation near Aleppo on July 26 killed 15 Syrian soldiers and dozens of Iranian weapons engineers. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Defense, Israel, Middle East, oil, Petrol, Policy, Security, Volume 2601 | Leave a Comment »

Tehran has plan to attack Israel, if Israel bombs Iran: warns: don’t make “a silly mistake”

Posted by gasweek on 26 September, 2007

A senior Iranian military offic­ial has warned that Tehran has prepared a plan to attack Israel if Israel bombs Iran, reported Nazila Fathi in Tehran in The Age (21/9/2007, p.11). “We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime possibly makes a silly mistake,” General Mohammad Alavi, the deputy commander of Iran’s air force, said.

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Israel declares energy-war: Israel cuts fuel and power supplies to the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, an “enemy entity”

Posted by gasweek on 25 September, 2007

Israel has declared the Gaza Strip an “enemy entity” and said it would reduce its fuel and power supplies to the Hamas-­run territory in response to rocket attacks by Palestinian militants. Hamas described the move, which coincides with a visit to the region by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, to promote a US-proposed Middle East peace conference, as a de­claration of war, reported
The Sydney Morning Herald, (20/9/2007, p. 10). By formally defining the Gaza Strip an enemy entity Israel could argue that it cannot be bound by international law, which requires it to supply utilities to the popu­lation of 1.5 million.

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