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Code Arizona

  • By : Brian Bush
  • September 11, 2012
  • 3:53 pm

Hello Everyone,

I noticed, interestingly enough, a story that isn't making the rounds in any big way internationally – but is here.

It is about an Israeli military raid, and it's name was: Code Arizona.

It is alledgedly the story on how Israel attacked the suspected nuclear reactor in Dir Azor, Syria five years ago.

The new revelations about the destruction of the Syrian reactor are featured in The New Yorker.

Here in Israel it is being touted as the break-in to Syria's President Bashar Assad's best kept secret.

Israeli Mossad agents secretly broke in to the Vienna apartment of the head of the Syrian nuclear project – the Syrian Atomic Energy Commission.

Accessing his computer, they copied internal photographs that ultimately tied the structure to the North Korean reactor in Yongbyon. The raid even revealed photos of North Korean workers on site.

The Israelis went to then President Bush who felt the evidence did not warrant a strike at that time.

Subsequently, four Israeli Air Force F-15s along with four F-16s dropped, according to the report, 17 tons of explosives on the yet completed plutonium reactor in the early morning hours of September 5.

In Israel today, in light of the huge unrest and future uncertainty in Syria, many are glad that then Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took the decision to carry out the operation.

Had he not, Israel would have been faced with the additional challenge to that of Iran today.

On this 11th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers of New York, may God Bless America, and those who work to protect her.

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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