Friday, November 02, 2007

Today's Arab fantasy, part 2 - US planes nuked Syria nuke plant

From the Jerusalem Post:
The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two strategic US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a nuclear site under construction.

The sources were quoted as saying that Israeli F-15 and F-16 jets provided cover for the US planes.

The sources added that each US plane carried one tactical nuclear weapon and that the site was hit by one bomb and was totally destroyed.
This feeds the longstanding Arab fantasy that Israel is just a puppet of the US (the exact opposite of what they tell gullible Westerners.) The idea that dhimmi Jews can effectively defeat the mighty Arabs is too painful to the Arab psyche to even contemplate; instead they have always told themselves that it was US power that inflicted damage.

The tactical nuke part is a nice touch. This may have been fabricated in expectations that IAEA inspections that may find traces of radiation, and this way they can claim that it was a US nuke that caused it. Or it just might be another way to lick the bruised wounds of their egos.