Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ball Buster: Significant Submarine Attack not Reported by US Mainstream


UPDATE 24 Jul7 2013 - Israeli officials say leak should have been coordinated 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."  Israel Angered by U.S. Leaks of Submarine Missile Attack on Syria  

Background
There is good news for U.S. newspaper subscribers who do not keep pets --- newspapers make expensive rags, but lining bird cages is not the only opportunity for recycling them. Although reputable internet sources try to help us learn the actual news in a more timely and more acurate manner, here's the bad news --- the mainstream media does not, apparently, even try with all of its assets to do likewise.  Unless you are a critical thinker accustomed to reading between the lines, the following events (hints) may be too dificult for you.

Time Line  [color emphasis mine]

5 Jul 2013 - Both the New York Times and CNN quoted unnamed U.S. officials as saying the strike was carried out by Israel from the air- Tom Gross, The Weekly Standard (linked below);  and CONFIRMED (13 July 2013) by USA Today: 
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say Israel targeted advanced anti-ship cruise missiles near Syria's principal port city in an air attack carried out earlier this month, The New York Times reported.
7 Jul, 2013 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel grounds warplanes after F16 crashes at sea

7 Jul, 2013It's also a bit strange that the IAF would ground the two [types of] aircraft responsible for the much of its offensive and defensive capabilities.  - In From the Cold by Spook86

15 July 2013Israeli Submarine Responsible For July Attack On Syrian Arms Depot Report

20 Jul 2013 - Was Israel’s Latest ‘Air’ Attack on Syria from a Submarine?
But on Sunday, a more intriguing scenario was raised when the (London) Sunday Times reported that the attack was not carried out from the air, but by precision-guided missiles fired from Israel’s German-made Dolphin-class submarines. I am told by informed sources that this is a more likely scenario.
The state-of-the-art Yakhont missiles have a range of 300 kilometers and are considered to be among the best of their kind in the world – for example, they can evade radar by flying just above water surface. They were of significant concern to both the U.S. and Israel because their range and sophistication meant they could neutralize the ability of both nations’ navies to patrol the region, and they could also complicate the ability of the U.S. or other states to enforce a future no-fly zone over Syria should they wish to implement one. Israel was also concerned that Syria would allow the missiles to fall into the hands of its arch enemy, the Iranian-controlled Hezbollah militia. - Tom Gross, The Weekly Standard
Submarines are always silent and strange. - Vigilis, since 2005

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