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Hillary Backed Israel's Syria Attack

Friday, 28 Sep 2007 11:23 AM

Hillary Clinton said she strongly supported Israel’s reported air strike on a suspected nuclear facility in Syria.

During a presidential debate on NBC Wednesday night, the Democratic hopeful said: “What we think we know is that with North Korean help, financial and technical and material, the Syrians apparently were putting together, and perhaps over some period of years, a nuclear facility, and the Israelis took it out. I strongly support that.”

As NewsMax disclosed earlier, reports surfaced that Israel had launched an air attack against a site in Syria believed to be a nuclear-related facility containing material delivered by North Korea.

The Sept. 6 air strike was carried out several days after a ship with North Korean cargo docked in a Syrian port, according to American and Israeli officials. The cargo was transferred to the site Israel later attacked, the officials told the New York Times.

At the debate, Clinton also defended her Senate vote earlier that day calling for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to be designated a foreign terrorist organization.

Fellow candidate Mike Gravel said he was “ashamed” of her vote, calling the non-binding Senate resolution “essentially a fig leaf to let George Bush go to war with Iran.”

But Clinton argued that the Guard Corps was “promoting terrorism” by aiding insurgents in Iraq and supporting Hezbollah and Hamas, the Jerusalem Post reported.

She said that designating the group as a terrorist organization would “give us the options to be able to impose sanctions on the primary leaders.”

Democratic Senators and presidential candidates Joe Biden and Chris Dodd voted against the resolution, and John Edwards criticized it. Barack Obama abstained from the Senate vote.

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