Cheney says urged Bush to bomb Syria

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Aug 25, 2011

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has confessed that he pushed former US President George W. Bush to order a military attack on an alleged nuclear site in Syria.

“I again made the case for US military action against the reactor” during a meeting with Bush and his government members in June 2007, Cheney wrote in his memoirs, the New York Times reported Thursday.

“But I was a lone voice. After I finished, the president asked, ‘Does anyone here agree with the vice president?’ Not a single hand went up around the room,” Cheney wrote in his book In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir.

Instead, the Israeli regime bombed a site in Syria in September 2007.

At least four Israeli fighter planes crossed into the Syrian airspace and launched an attack on what turned out to be a research center that belonged to the regional grouping of the Arab League in the city of Deir ez-Zor in northeast Syria.

The assault caused a significant rise in tensions between the two sides, which are technically at war due to Tel Aviv’s 1967 occupation and annexation of the Golan Heights in southwestern Syria.

Damascus denies harboring a nuclear weapons program. It opened up the attacked site to IAEA inspectors in 2008 and has pledged to fully cooperate with the agency regarding the issue.

Tel Aviv has neither confirmed nor denied bombing the site. Bush has, however, written in his memoir, published last year, that the attack took place after he resisted former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s request for Washington to undertake the strike.

The developments come amid Tel Aviv’s continued refusal to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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Since 1958, when Tel Aviv began building its Dimona plutonium – and uranium – processing facility in the Negev desert in southern Israel, it has secretly manufactured numerous nuclear warheads, thus becoming the sole owner of such weapons in the Middle East.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has attested to the existence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which he has said includes between 200 to 300 nuclear warheads.

Israel has, however, neither confirmed nor denied possessing nuclear arms under a deliberate policy of ‘nuclear ambiguity.’

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6 Responses to “Cheney says urged Bush to bomb Syria”

  1. Paul/Gaulbraith 012

    More Realistically- Ventura/Koernke 012

  2. As far as Mr. Dick Chaney goes, I would recommend Kathy O’ Brian you tube. Look this lady in the eye and call her a liar.

  3. What a piece work this Cheney Trash. Want to know the origins of Cheney’s philosophy? Read Trotsky’s work for the Russian communist revolution. The only thing Stalin did that’s praiseworthy was to have one of his henchman put a pick-ax into the top of Trotsky’s head. The Neocons of which Cheney is one, were weaned on Trotsky’s philosophy. Where is Stalin when you need him ?

  4. My suggestion that Halliburton be given all future gov. contracts didn’t fall on deaf ears though, My portfolio of war and prison stocks proves my commitment to America. Though I now reside (for health reasons) in Doobie doobie. Do I still have an agenda? World piece has always been a goal.

  5. CHeney another war lord who needs to be held accountable? by the people.
    will we all one day see this day?

  6. Why can’t this HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATOR, dick cheney, be arrested?

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