Ten Years Ago, Israel Stopped Bashar al-Assad’s Syria from Becoming Another North Korea https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/israel-zionism/2017/09/ten-years-ago-israel-stopped-bashar-al-assads-syria-from-becoming-another-north-korea/

September 12, 2017 | Gabriel Scheinmann
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On September 6, 2007, Israeli jets destroyed a nuclear reactor in the Syrian desert, provoking neither international condemnation nor significant retaliation. By coincidence, just after the tenth-year anniversary of this bombing, the IDF appears to have destroyed another Syrian installation producing dangerous weapons. Gabriel Scheinmann revisits the dramatic story of Israel’s bringing intelligence about the reactor to President George W. Bush, the Bush administration’s choice not to act, and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to solve the problem without U.S. support—a story that has significant implications for today’s concerns about Iran and North Korea. (Interview by Jonathan Silver. Audio, 57 minutes.)

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