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A newspaper in the Middle East recently reported that an inspection of the recently destroyed Syrian reactor turned up some traces of weapons-grade U-235, suggesting the Syrians are closer to a bomb than recently believed.  One wonders how the Israelis are taking all this.  With Ahmadiejad thumbing his nose at the international community and the UN, one suspects the Israelis might be noodling a military strike on Iran’s reactors…

Wonder if Ahmadinejad and the mullahs are thinking about that too?  Ah me, it’s a violent, unstable world we live in.  Over half the world’s oil production comes from the Middle East, the home of large numbers of very poor people living under dictatorships of one kind or another, whipped into frenzies by ignorant, ranting holy men.  Doesn’t sound like a prescription for world peace, does it?

Written by stephencoonts

December 9, 2009 at 5:48 am

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  1. Hi,

    I think I found a minor error in the paperback 2nd edition of “Deep Black: Jihad.”

    Chapter 108, 6th paragraph, reads: “Kenan said over his shoulder to DiGiacomo”. Shouldn’t that be Gallo speaking?

    Just FYI: I’ve read most of your books, but this was the first “Deep Black” book I’ve read. The character Tommy Karr confused me because I kept thinking that he was Tommy Carmellini.

    Paul Schmied

    Paul Schmied

    December 9, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  2. If anyone will do it, the Israelis can. They are the go-to guys for heart stopping military ops. If I remember correctly, when the Syrian installment was bombed, there wasn’t a great outcry of dismay and President Bush said later he knew about it prior to it being carried out.


    December 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm

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