September 6, 2007, the IAF destroyed a North Korean-built plutonium production facility at Kibar, Syria. The destroyed installation was a virtual clone of North Korea’s Yongbyon plutonium production facility.
North Korea is half a world away from Israel. Yet the nuclear test it conducted on Monday has the Israeli defense establishment up in arms and its Iranian nemesis smiling like the Cheshire Cat. Understanding why this is the case is key to understanding the danger posed by what someone once impolitely referred to as the Axis of Evil.
This past March the Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung reported that Iranian defector Ali Reza Asghari, who before his March 2007 defection to the US served as a general in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and as deputy defense minister, divulged that Iran paid for the North Korean facility.
Teheran viewed the installation in Syria as an extension of its own nuclear program. According to Israeli estimates, Teheran spent between $1 billion and $2b. for the project.
Source: Caroline Glick, columnist in Jerusalem Post
I had almost forgotten this nuclear facility in Syria. Its true, that North Korea had supplied Syria with technology.
North Korea do not only supply Iran. This is alarming. Since the US has complete lost control with the security situation in Fare East Asia, and can no longer guaranty the safety and security for South Korea and Japan.
– What makes Israelies feel the US can stand as a guaranty of peace in The Middle East?
– What makes Israel put their trust in the US President Barak Hussein Obama?
Israel did to Syria, what Obama seems to be unable to do with North Korea and Iran. Israel chose to act, and acted.