Thursday, July 25, 2013

Israel Angered By U.S. Leaks




Israel Angered By U.S. Leaks Of Submarine Missile Attack On Syria



Israeli government officials voiced anger at U.S. press leaks traced to the Pentagon following the July 5 Israeli missile attack on the Syrian port of Latakia that destroyed a shipment of Russian-made anti-ship missiles, according to U.S. officials.

Senior Pentagon officials, including Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who is currently visiting Israel, discussed the leaks during meetings with Israeli officials this week. The Israelis argued in private meetings and other exchanges that the disclosures could lead to Syrian counterattacks against Israel and should have been coordinated first with Tel Aviv.

The Israeli military attack was unusual because it involved a submarine-launched cruise missile strike on the Syrian city of Latakia, a major port.
The covert attack destroyed a stockpile of what was believed to be 50 new Russian-made anti-ship missiles called the Yakhont that U.S. officials said could be used against ships that will provide arms in the future to Syrian rebels.
According to U.S. officials, the Israeli government censored domestic press reports about the attack over concerns that any public discussion might prompt Syrian counterattacks against the Jewish state.
A U.S. official said signs of Israeli anger over the Latakia raid disclosures appeared in several Israel press outlets. One Israeli official was described as “furious” over the leak because the Pentagon did not coordinate its release of information first with Israel.
Other Israeli officials were quoted as saying that in the aftermath of the Yakhont missile strikes that ties between Israel and Syria had reached a new peak and that there are worries that tying Israel to the attack will prompt Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to retaliate soon or against a future Israeli attack.

3 comments:

Stephen said...

UPDATE TONITE !!!!

in any case, stocks still look bullish........and could go much
higher, much higher.

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>

Caver said...

Hummmm....

Israel angered by US leaks.

Go figure.....

And the way we're supposed to feel about "partners" that suddenly start slipping knives in our backs is....

Stephen said...

UP again.......never stops

never dies

this record push by the dow could
last quite a while, UNLESS there
really is a crash coming in AUGUST.

at some point, there will be.

There are JUST WAY TOO MANY BULLS
to justify these prices....

DOLLAR getting very oversold...

get ready for a HUGE rally there.
something that stock bulls will
dread.....

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>