Political and social observations from two aspiring hedgehogs who love the Isaiah Berlin essay.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The Sunday Times reports that last week's Israeli air strike in Syria destroyed a shipment of North Korean nuclear equipment. If so, kudos not only to the Israeli Air Force, but to Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
However, neither the Israelis, nor the Syrians are talking for the record. Previously CNN reported that this same raid had targeted weapons shipments from Iran, as noted here by The Hedgehog Blog. Evidence for that version of the raid's target may be found in the fact that, according to the Sunday Times story, this weekend President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran sent Ali Akbar Mehrabian, his nephew, to Syria to assess the damage.
Whatever the true target, as the Sunday Times article concludes, "The new 'axis of evil' may have lost one of its spokes."