When it comes to Israel, the Obama administration leaks like a sieve, here and here too. Diarrhea of the mouth is epidemic in an adminsitration that severely punishes leakers, which would be funny if it weren't so deadly.
Mind you, this comes from an administration that threatens journalists who criticize Obama and spies on them. And according to Lara Logan of 60 Minutes on the Benghazi cover-up, there was "an extraordinary amount of pressure on the people involved not to talk. And an extraordinary amount of pressure on anyone in the government--the military side, the political side--not to say anything outside of official channels. I mean, to the point where people that we've known for years would call people who were no longer in their positions, and they would call someone else that we knew, and messages would be delivered like that because there couldn't be any trail linking you directly to our story. The administration is cracking down so hard on leakers: no one wants to put anything in writing, everybody is scared to talk over the phone, people want to meet in person--all of that makes it that much harder to investigate anything."
Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent
(CNN) -- Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia this week, an Obama administration official told CNN on Thursday.
An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was reported in the Middle Eastern press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government.
The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.
There was some confusion about the timing of the attack, with some reports saying it happened Wednesday, and others saying Thursday.