Sunday, March 31, 2013
Israel’s secret Syria spy cams totally rock!
The equipment, the Times report suggested, was planted on the island by Israel’s elite naval commando unit, Flotilla 13. Transported by a submarine, the concern wasn't that the force would be spotted by Syria, rather that Western forces patrolling and monitoring the coastline would discover the activity.
The report speculates that the commandos had visited the island at least twice, once to obtain terrain samples for the manufacture of the fake rocks and a second time to plant the equipment. Installing the gear, concealing it and making sure it was operational could take several hours, the report said.
It is unknown how long the equipment was operated before it was uncovered.
The spying gear was “highly intricate,” a senior Syrian security official told the Times, who also added that it could have been used to track the Syrian military.
The report earlier this month on Syrian television quoted an official accusing Israel of playing a role in the uprising against President Bashar Assad, claiming that the spying equipment was also used in the service of rebels fighting to topple to government.