The NYTimes calls it on the Israeli/Syria airstrike
Israel’s air attack on Syria last month was directed against a site that Israeli and American intelligence analysts judged was a partly constructed nuclear reactor, apparently modeled on one North Korea has used to create its stockpile of nuclear weapons fuel, according to American and foreign officials with access to the intelligence reports.....
the facility that the Israelis struck in Syria appears to have been much further from completion, the American and foreign officials said. They said it would have been years before the Syrians could have used the reactor to produce the spent nuclear fuel that could, through a series of additional steps, be reprocessed into bomb-grade plutonium.
This where faith breaks down. After all the garbage intelligence distributed by elements of the Bush administration and the NYTimes unquestioning printing of it, how am I supposed to believe this? Especially sourced blind?
Who are the "American and foreign officials" used for sourcing?
Later: Anonymous put an odd question in my brain. Remember Cheney sourcing the NYTimes 'aluminum tubes" story on Meet the Press as proof of an Iraqi nuclear program after he sent Scooter Libby to plant the story with Judith Miller?
This Syrian nuke story was released too late for today's paper, so it'll be front page NYTimes tomorrow.
Who's on the network shows?
Later still: Yes, it's unquestionably a message to Iran.