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Israel Had Plot to Kill Saddam Hussein

The revelation that Israel plotted to kill Saddam Hussein at the funeral of a beloved uncle resolved an enduring mystery and infuriated current military chiefs who worry loose talk is harming Israel’s security. “Operation Bramble Bush,” the plot to assassinate Saddam with a missile attack, was shelved in 1992 after five elite commandos were killed training for the mission. Rumors had circulated for years that the training accident was linked to plans to kill Saddam, but military censors suppressed publication until Tuesday, three days after U.S. forces captured the former dictator. Israeli security officials were furious about the revelation. “There are things that are best left unsaid for security reasons, and should not be told to the whole world in an irresponsible fashion,” military chief Lt. Gen. Moshe Yaalon said. Full Story

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