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Report: Syria agrees to hide Iran nukes
World Tribune ^ | December 20, 2005

Posted on 12/20/2005 10:47:51 AM PST by West Coast Conservative

Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles.

The London-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported that Iran and Syria signed a strategic accord meant to protect either country from international pressure regarding their weapons programs. The magazine, citing diplomatic sources, said Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions.

Iran also pledged to grant haven to any Syrian intelligence officer indicted by the UN or Lebanon. Five Syrian officers have been questioned by the UN regarding the Hariri assassination, Middle East Newsline reported. "The sensitive chapter in the accord includes Syria's commitment to allow Iran to safely store weapons, sensitive equipment or even hazardous materials on Syrian soil should Iran need such help in a time of crisis," Jane's said.

The accord also obligated Syria to continue to supply the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah with weapons, ammunition and communications. Iran has been the leading weapons supplier to Hizbullah, with about 15,000 missiles and rockets along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

The accord, negotiations of which began in 2004, was signed on Nov. 14 and meant to prepare for economic sanctions imposed on either Iran or Syria. Under the accord, Jane's said, Iran would relay financial aid to Syria in an effort to ease Western sanctions in wake of the UN determination that Damascus was responsible for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Iran also pledged to supply a range of military aid to Syria. Jane's cited technology for weapons of mass destruction as well as conventional arms, ammunition and training of Syrian military.

Teheran would seek to upgrade Syrian ballistic missiles and chemical weapons systems. Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." Jane's said.

"The new strategic accord is based on the existing military MoUs, with the addition of the sensitive chapter dealing with cooperation in times of international sanctions or military conflict," Jane's reported.


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KEYWORDS: axisofevil; iran; irannukes; nuclearweapons; syria; terrorism; wmd
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1 posted on 12/20/2005 10:47:53 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

They can hide them with Saddam's WMDs.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 10:49:36 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: West Coast Conservative

Great. Israel can fly over Syria while destroying it, over Iraq while we give permission on their way to crushing Iran.

Works for me.


3 posted on 12/20/2005 10:50:25 AM PST by jw777
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To: West Coast Conservative

What the hell is going on with these people. They want out of modern society fine. Ironclad sanctions, blockades, and embargos now. Anything going in and out should be destroyed.


4 posted on 12/20/2005 10:51:04 AM PST by JustAnotherOkie
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To: jw777

in the greater scheme of things this makes very good sense


5 posted on 12/20/2005 10:51:29 AM PST by jackson29
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To: West Coast Conservative

Simple solution.

Destroy Irans ability to produce oil. Well only a little. Then tell them they have 24 hours or the rest of their fields will be turned into glass.

Emd of problem.


6 posted on 12/20/2005 10:52:07 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: West Coast Conservative

these mofo's are asking for a butt whoopin!


7 posted on 12/20/2005 10:52:44 AM PST by meanie monster (http://guptonator.myvideochat.net)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

LOL


8 posted on 12/20/2005 10:56:09 AM PST by shield (The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.Pr 1:7)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

End not Emd. My bad.


9 posted on 12/20/2005 10:59:46 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

"Destroy Irans ability to produce oil."

I would hate to see what effect this would have on the price of oil, but sometimes you have to make tough decisions.


10 posted on 12/20/2005 11:01:14 AM PST by JeffersonRepublic.com (There is no truth in the news, and no news in the truth.)
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To: JeffersonRepublic.com

"I would hate to see what effect this would have on the price of oil, but sometimes you have to make tough decisions."

I wonder what the Chinese would say? And maybe the Russians and French. Could be a good way to have them change the way they do things. Like build Irans nuclear capability.





11 posted on 12/20/2005 11:03:47 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

No, no, no ... that would really hurt the world economy to see that oil removed from the market.

Now, a change of ownership to, well, perhaps ... THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. That's something different altogether. ;-)


12 posted on 12/20/2005 11:05:39 AM PST by Mac94
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To: West Coast Conservative
Storing WMD's is becoming a Syrian habit...
13 posted on 12/20/2005 11:07:09 AM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: Howlin; onyx; OXENinFLA; Peach; Mo1

Ping


14 posted on 12/20/2005 11:08:05 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Luke 2 : 8-14)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Many of us have thought for a long time that Syria and Russia have Saddam's stock pile. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.


15 posted on 12/20/2005 11:09:42 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Looks like the lines are finally being drawn. No more of this sneaking around crap. Syria/Iran = Japan/Axis. This is further proof of who were really fighting in the war on terror.


16 posted on 12/20/2005 11:11:13 AM PST by rip033 (.)
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To: null and void

I have a hard time believing this only because I can't imagime Baby hasaad is that stupid and I know he's not that brave.


17 posted on 12/20/2005 11:11:25 AM PST by marlon
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To: West Coast Conservative

Should look closely to see if Saddam and Syria had the same agreement.


18 posted on 12/20/2005 11:13:53 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: West Coast Conservative

Solution? Destroy both countries.


19 posted on 12/20/2005 11:14:05 AM PST by TexasRepublic (BALLISTIC CATHARSIS: perforating uncooperative objects with chunks of lead)
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To: TexasRepublic

The Bekaa Valley will one day be known as the Middle Easts WMD storage facility.


20 posted on 12/20/2005 11:19:03 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: marlon
All we need is a casus belli...
21 posted on 12/20/2005 11:22:15 AM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: mlc9852

hush! it's a secret. shhhh!


22 posted on 12/20/2005 11:22:23 AM PST by kinghorse
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To: West Coast Conservative
Interesting strategy, but one that could work. Syria is pretty much an ally of Russia, so we will try to side step anything that has to do with them.

Iran knows this, and figures that if can get its nukes to Syria, the US will be lambasted if/when we take back Iran. That and the Iranian nukes have a much better shot of hitting Israel from Damascus than Tehran.

Of course if a nuke DOES hit Israel, regional nuclear war will start rather quickly. And we think we have high gas prices now!
23 posted on 12/20/2005 11:25:20 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Teheran would seek to upgrade Syrian ballistic missiles and chemical weapons systems. Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." Jane's said.

This is a hell of a lot more than a "storage pact"....this is a war alliance.

24 posted on 12/20/2005 11:26:44 AM PST by ScreamingFist ( The RKBA doesn't apply if I have a bigger gun than your bodyguard. NRA)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

It seems as though all the business and monies we give to China is going to bite us in the ass someday. I wonder sometimes if we are just helping build arsenals against ourselves. What do we need the Chinese for anyway to build our stuff cheap? Thats what most of the products are too..Cheap Chinese crap. The more we buy the more we die...
The Russians surprise me as well. Why would they want to supply Muslims with arms?? They won't need any oil when there all dead. The French are dead already.Who cares..


25 posted on 12/20/2005 11:27:12 AM PST by Rick66
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Just like they did with Saddams WMD


26 posted on 12/20/2005 11:28:12 AM PST by Mo1 (Republicans protect Americans from Terrorists. Democrats protect Terrorists from Americans)
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To: West Coast Conservative

bump


27 posted on 12/20/2005 11:30:15 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: meanie monster
Yes they are. They think this is the endtimes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1543865/posts?page=12#12

28 posted on 12/20/2005 11:31:38 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (.)
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To: Rick66
The Russians surprise me as well. Why would they want to supply Muslims with arms??

To fight proxy wars with the US and to develop a counter weight to all the former Soviet Bloc countries becoming our allies. Russia views the US as a much bigger threat then they do the muslims, to their own peril.

29 posted on 12/20/2005 11:35:00 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions.

Sounds great. We know the UN loves to impose sanction after sanction, rather than commit to action. Call for them right now. Moving the weapons and materials into Syria makes it a little easier for the Israelis to take them out while a follow up strike on the production facilities in Iran can be arranged.

30 posted on 12/20/2005 11:37:59 AM PST by edpc
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To: Rick66
Jealousy.

Old habits.
31 posted on 12/20/2005 11:55:01 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: TexasRepublic

Syria should be first, really.

1. More vulnerable internally.
2. Weaker miltarily
3. Smaller
4. Poorer
5. We have them effectively surrounded, counting Israel.
6. Easier to make the case, given how they funnel terrorists into Iraq.

Iran would be more difficult to occupy, as well, unless we use the new Iraqi army we build up in a few years.


32 posted on 12/20/2005 11:57:41 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: West Coast Conservative

"...Behold! Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."


33 posted on 12/20/2005 11:58:03 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I saw this on Drudge too. Why not they hid them for Iraq! I still believe that is where the WMD's are. Even though President Bush agrees they were never there. Which I think was wrong of Bush to do.


34 posted on 12/20/2005 12:06:03 PM PST by GrandmaC
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To: West Coast Conservative

just let the U.N keep talking


35 posted on 12/20/2005 12:15:46 PM PST by cope85
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Just got done meeting with our NWYC rep.

He says he won't be surprised if we don't see Syria getting attacked by Israel in Jan. because of the missile system Syria will be getting from Russia.


36 posted on 12/20/2005 12:33:02 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: redgolum
Of course if a nuke DOES hit Israel,

I'm holding out for it to polish the Dome of the Rock off the temple mount, clearing the way for the Third Temple...

37 posted on 12/20/2005 12:36:04 PM PST by null and void (Peace on Earth. Death to the Terrorists...)
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To: OXENinFLA
I've been sensing a strike from Israel as well. Israel has been rattling it's sword lately, particularly among the candidates for prime minister in Israel's ongoing election campaign.

I've heard it could either by Syria or Iran, but I'm placing a bet on Syria.

38 posted on 12/20/2005 12:37:11 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Luke 2 : 8-14)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Yeah, our NWYC guy was saying SoS rice was trying to get Putin to stop the sale of Iskander Missiles to Syria.


39 posted on 12/20/2005 12:53:15 PM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: West Coast Conservative

Here's an interesting thought: how can a country become a regional superpower, complete with WMD, without the difficulty and expense of their own R&D programs? Simple: let Iran and Iraq do the hard work, and then just offer to "store" their results in your own bunkers.


40 posted on 12/20/2005 12:55:52 PM PST by r9etb
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's a twofer.


41 posted on 12/20/2005 1:11:14 PM PST by claudiustg (Go Bush! Go Sharon!)
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To: Peach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1543241/posts?page=459#459


42 posted on 12/20/2005 1:19:04 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: West Coast Conservative

It's time to go to war with Iran and Syria.


43 posted on 12/20/2005 1:32:33 PM PST by jackieaxe (English speaking, law abiding, taxpaying citizen)
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To: mlc9852

good read for all, concerning this subject (somewhat), is "A short History of the Future" by W. Warren Wagar.


44 posted on 12/20/2005 1:52:46 PM PST by groovejedi
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To: jackieaxe

Seems stupid with the majority of the US armed forces parked between the two in Iraq.


45 posted on 12/20/2005 1:53:50 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Dr. Adrian Rogers, September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. "Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin.


46 posted on 12/20/2005 1:56:05 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: freema

Now that's interesting, isn't it? I think Syria is just the dumping ground for those countries who have WMD starting with an "I". Thanks for the ping.


48 posted on 12/20/2005 2:51:01 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mlc9852

bttt


49 posted on 12/20/2005 2:53:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: West Coast Conservative
H'mmm.

Jane's is the Gold Standard in foreign reporting on national security issues.

If Syria and Iran have reached this accord as reported...it inevitably makes even more credible the widely-held belief that Syria made a pact to help Saddam hide his WMDs...

50 posted on 12/20/2005 2:59:34 PM PST by Paul Ross (My idea of American policy toward the Soviet Union is simple...It is this, 'We win and they lose.')
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