The government of Syria announced that it would not allow inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect again the site which was three years ago bombed by unidentified planes coming from the general direction of the Israeli border.
"This is very suspicious. What are the Syrians building there? It seems they have something to hide?" cried ministers Uzi Landau and Yossi Peled, and got several precious minutes of radio air time.
Why did the Syrians have to get themselves into trouble? They could have just done what David Ben Gurion did in 1959, after building the Dimona Nuclear Pile, and declare throughout the world that this istallation in north Syria is just a textile factory. Who would demand to inspect a textile factory?