On Nov 3, 2007, the Zetas stated that Israel expected to get a nuclear device from the attempted theft from Minot and Barksdale Air Force Bases. This device would then be used to start a conflagration in the Middle East
- That the attempted theft from Minot Air Force Base occurred on September 5, 2007 and the Israeli raid occurred the very next day is not coincidence. Israel expected to drop a nuke or two on Syria to bolster their claim that Syria was developing nuclear material. Radiation from the US nukes would thus be claimed to be radiation emanating from Syrian nuclear development.
- ZetaTalk GodlikeProductionLive, written Nov 3, 2007
On Feb 11, 2008 the New Yorker Magazine published an article by Seymour Hersh, where he confirmed that Israel expected to be able to claim that they had bombed a nuclear installation in Syria.
- A Strike in the Dark. What did Israel bomb in Syria?
February 11, 2008
- Sometime after midnight on September 6, 2007, at least four low-flying Israeli Air Force fighters crossed into Syrian airspace and carried out a secret bombing mission on the banks of the Euphrates River, about ninety miles north of the Iraq border. Despite official silence in Tel Aviv (and in Washington), in the days after the bombing the American and European media were flooded with reports, primarily based on information from anonymous government sources, claiming that Israel had destroyed a nascent nuclear reactor that was secretly being assembled in Syria, with the help of North Korea. ... There is evidence that the preëmptive raid on Syria was also meant as a warning aboutand a model fora preëmptive attack on Iran. When I visited Israel this winter, Iran was the overriding concern among political and defense officials I spoke tonot Syria. There was palpable anger toward Washington, in the wake of a National Intelligence Estimate that concluded, on behalf of the American intelligence community, that Iran is not now constructing a nuclear weapon. Many in Israel view Irans nuclear ambitions as an existential threat; they believe that military action against Iran may be inevitable, and worry that America may not be there when needed.