The facility struck "was to be one of a string of missile-manufacturing plants scattered throughout Syria, all low tech, not strategic."
Whatever was attacked had nothing to do with nuclear reactor development. Washington was involved. It partners with Israeli aggression and high crimes.
The White House declined comment. Hersh said "aerospace industry and military sources told Aviation Week & Space Technology".that the United States had provided Israel with advice about 'potential target vulnerabilities.' "
Washington's involvement dated back months earlier. It was linked to a possible war on Iran. Defense Intelligence Agency officials believed Syria was installing new Russian-supplied radar/air defense systems.
Entering its airspace would entail risks. Israel's preemptive strike warned Iran. It's been targeted for years. Tehran's well aware of Israel's intentions. Conditions now are much like earlier. In some respects they're worse.
A previous article said Israeli warplanes violated Syrian airspace multiple times. They overflew the Beka Valley. They attacked a weapons storage facility. They struck a convoy allegedly en route to Lebanon.
On Wednesday, they bombed a scientific research center near Damascus. Israel committed naked aggression. What follows bears watching. More on what happened below.
Israel is serial aggressor. It's targeted Syria for decades. In August 2008, Mossad assassinated Mohammed Suleiman. He was General and Special Presidential Advisor for Arms Procurement and Strategic Weapons.
He was in charge of financing and arming Syria's military. He had close ties to Hezbollah. Longtime Israeli spy Ali Jarrah provided logistical information. Israel used it to kill him.
Months earlier, Mossad killed Imad Mughniyeh. He was a senior Hezbollah leader. He was assassinated by car bomb in Damascus.
He was falsely accused of masterminding the 1983 US Embassy Beirut attack. He was spuriously linked to truck bombing French and US marine barracks in Lebanon.
Without evidence, he and Hezbollah were claimed to be involved in highjackings, hostage taking, rocket attacks against Israel, suicide bombings, and more.
Argentinean officials also bogusly charged Mughniyeh in connection with the 1992 Israeli Buenos Aires embassy bombing. It killed 29 and wounded another 242 civilians.
For years, Israel and Washington worked closely with Syrian opposition groups. They spread anti-Assad propaganda. They manufactured events and misinformation leading up to the March 2011 uprising.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accuses America and Israel of making false terrorist charges. They're for political, not legitimate, reasons. At issue is resisting imperial aggression.
Washington and Israel fund, direct and control events on the ground. They work closely with key NATO partners and regional allies. They're waging proxy war. They want Assad toppled. They want pro-Western puppet leadership replacing him.