Thursday, November 20, 2008

United Nations Report Says Destroyed Syrian Facility "Looked Like" Nuclear Reactor

It's the United Nations; they can't be judgemental and say "It was a nuclear reactor." It was. Israel bombed and destroyed this nuclear weapon facility in Syria last year. Syria had the best air defense that could be bought - from Russia. But Israel spoofed it, so Syria saw nothing at all until the Israeli aircraft were departing across the border. WA DC Post: The first independent investigation of the suspected nuclear site in Syria that Israel destroyed last year has bolstered U.S. claims that Damascus was building a secret nuclear reactor, according to a U.N. report that also confirmed the discovery of traces of uranium amid the ruins. Officials with the United Nations' atomic agency stopped short of declaring the wrecked facility a nuclear reactor, but they said it strongly resembled one. And they noted that Syria had gone to great lengths -- including elaborate "landscaping" with tons of freshly imported soil -- to alter the site before admitting outsiders. Despite the apparent cleanup effort, environmental sampling by U.N. inspectors turned up traces of uranium, the fissile metal used in nuclear reactors, according to the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the world body's nuclear watchdog.

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