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Syrian Nuke Site? Now you see it, now you don’t...
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Interesting satellite shots of the building the Israelis attacked in August and what the site looks like today:

Satellite images from Aug. 10 and Oct. 24 by DigitalGlobe
New commercial satellite photos show that a Syrian site believed to have been attacked by Israel last month no longer bears any obvious traces of what some analysts said appeared to have been a partly built nuclear reactor.

Two photos, taken Wednesday from space by rival companies, show the site near the Euphrates River to have been wiped clean since August, when imagery showed a tall square building there measuring about 150 feet on a side.
Seems to me if it was an empty building the Israelis took out, the Syrians would milk it for every bit of propaganda value possible (hopefully more skillfully that Saddam's "Baby Milk Factory"). Instead we have what looks like a scrubbed site.
The striking difference in the satellite photos surprised even some outside experts who were skeptical that Syria might be developing a nuclear program.

“It’s clearly very suspicious,” said Joseph Cirincione, an expert on nuclear proliferation at the Center for American Progress in Washington. “The Syrians were up to something that they clearly didn’t want the world to know about.”
That's what I conclude as well. And knowing the Syrians and the fact they've been mostly silent on this, I'm beginning to believe the reports about the site being nuclear to be true.
 
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The obvious thing for Syria to have done, were they innocent, would have been to invite the IAEA in the day after the bombing with any equipment they wanted, to check for radiation and nastiness.

That, so far as I know, no outsider (other than perhaps North Korean "advisers") has been allowed on-site, helps confirm the suspicion of nastiness.
 
Written By: Sigivald
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The site photos can still be found on google earth:

35°42’28.42"N
39°49’58.91"E
 
Written By: Ulises Jorge
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Seems to me if it was an empty building the Israelis took out, the Syrians would milk it for every bit of propaganda value possible (hopefully more skillfully that Saddam’s “Baby Milk Factory”). Instead we have what looks like a scrubbed site.
Yes… And instead of the outraged screaming that you would hear if we had bombed an aspirin factory, let’s say , we have dead silence from Syrian authorities. It’s the best signal I can think of that our intelligence was right on the money.

Now the question becomes one of the other two reported sites, of the same North Korean design, also in Syria?
 
Written By: Bithead
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It’s the best signal I can think of that our intelligence was right on the money.
"Our" who’se this "our?" It was the Israelis, not "us"...Kemosabe.
 
Written By: Joe
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As in, the west.
Israel, is after all, an ally.
 
Written By: Bithead
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Did any sat photos show convoys of trucks scurrying to and fro?
 
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