Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens breaks down the intrigue surrounding Israel’s military operations over Syria on September 6. “In a country of open secrets,” Israel’s customary fleet of spokesmen and pundits has remained conspicuously silent, says Stephens. But why? None of the explanations circulating in the news media—the theory that North Korea was using Syria as a safe haven for its nuclear stash, or that Israel had targeted a cache of Iranian weapons meant for Hezbollah—seem to assess current conditions accurately, and Damascus itself has yet to release anything but a vague diplomatic statement. What the public is left with is a battery of questions, a string of unlikely explanations, and blaring silence.