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Ex-CIA director: I was sure if we didn’t strike Syria’s nuclear reactor, Israel would
Ronen Bergman
Published: 30.12.16, 23:50
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1. I read up to " the surprise attack in October 1973"
Boaz ,   AKL   (12.31.16)
Inventing stories like if my generation was already dead. Did you or you did not start calling on reserve forces on Friday? I know because I have been called. Also on Friday morning my unit was not allowed to leave base for Yom Kippur as we were waiting for the war to start. Tell Israelis the truth. We sacrificed 3000+ men and women to satisfy the American demands of letting the enemy attack first. This is the truth. There was no intelligence failure.
2. This is why Israel has to expel 5 million Arabs to Syrie
Steve Benassi ,   Minneapolis USA   (12.31.16)
3. Since Mr. Dagan was correct about the reactor and Assad's
Jew-C ,   JewLandia (Israel)   (12.31.16)
reaction. Then it is entirely possible that Mr. Dagan's assessment regarding Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu is also correct.
But then let us just wait and see.
4. CIA
Martin ,   West Palm Beach   (12.31.16)
What bothers me is the ability or interest of the CIA to detect the reactor or break the North Korean code. One of their satellites certainly must have seen a "Walmart" standing in a isolated area but did not have the interest in determining why it was there. As difficult as it probably was, it is also hard to believe that over time and with the incredible technical avenues and highly trained personnel available, the CIA could not break the North Korean code. Technical ability seems to play second fiddle to the apparent lack of determination and/or leadership of the CIA higher ups. I hope that situation changes under the new administration.
5. great article!
Rafi ,   US   (01.02.17)
the final "dispatch" of Gen M Suleiman seems equally important.

Work of Meir Dagan, IDF and IAF commando units have immeasurably contributed to Israel's survival - and will be legendary.
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