Skip to comments.Report: Syria agrees to hide Iran nukes
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.
Storing WMD's is becoming a Syrian habit...
And it is one that I think is soon going to cost the boy Assad his life.
The eye doctor is not his father. The rookie moves he has made to emulate him has been a disaster and his Generals are getting worried.
The US Military will be largely complete with the Iraq situation soon, by this summer, and all eyes will cast about for the next mission.
Looking east or looking west from Iraq shows bad guys on both sides.
I am convinced Assad is out in 6 to 12 months, by assassination or coup.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy
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Mutually Assured Destruction?
What this means, specifically, is that Syria has offered itself as a launching pad for an attack on Israel. That relieves the Iranians of the necessity of a research program to develop a reliable long-range theater nuclear delivery platform.
This is sheer insanity, on the order of the Soviets setting up missile bases in Cuba. Young Dr. Assad had better have a very, very deep bunker.
Hey, good thing that WMD doesn't involve any terror state actors! I mean, if these guys were all working together behind our backs that would be bad, right? Iran, Paki, Syria; they could really create a problem running a shell game together.
Good thing its all just a paranoid fantasy. I'm sure some rogue hack CIA agent will take a trip soon to confirm it as a fantasy soon. I'll feel so much safer then.
Welcome to FR.
the morons (like yourself) that want to NUKE EVERYONE IN THE REGION are the reasons I am glad we have President Bush as the Commander in Chief.
Armchair General ping!!!!
Thank God you're not in charge.
"Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. "Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin."
A pretty worthless piece of prophecy since Damascus was destroyed in 741 bc just before Isiah started writing.
Russia to take Syria's side if conflict with U.S. arises - Russian MPs
So the bear has chosen sides.
That is, of course, if you assume it was a backward looking statement and not a forward one.
Has it? If so, that is something I was unaware of. I'll look into that...or do you have some links on the topic?
We can't do it alone.
And the UN doesn't have the balls.
" Ironclad sanctions, blockades, and embargos now."
It's an unconfirmed report. But I still think those tactics would be justified against Syria. They are aiding our enemies in Iraq.
If you read the history of the run-up to WWI, in particular, you could almost superimpose it on what's going on in the mid-east, just change a few of the key actors.
Bellicose threats, mutual assurance treaties, countries urging other countries on.
Soemthing tells me that history is being written now, and some day someone will be charting these events as we chart the events of 1914 (or 1939 or 1904 or 1870 or....)
Find an alternative to oil and this problem goes away in ten years.
Thanks friend...I'll check those out! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Are we going to have to nuke everything like we did last summer to show these people how silly they are? OK, I'll start:
NUKE KUWAIT BECAUSE...UMMM....THEY'RE ON THE PERSIAN GULF!!
Well you notice how well he responded to me calling him out. Which is to say he didn't respond at all.
Just another blowhard. He didn't have the sack to back up his claims.
The keyboard commandos crack me up. It's real easy to sit behind your computer and call for nuking entire cities or nations, isn't it?
Do those people ever consider the magnitude of the resulting consequences?
(Not to mention Americans who work in the region and aren't real crazy about the idea of dealing with fallout...)
No they don't.
They think that a short term solution is GREAT when a long term solution would probably work out better for the both of them.
I actually saw, and Coop will confirm this, a guy who was again advocating the extermination of the Sunnis.
A lot of them, I think, idolize either Adolf or maybe Joe Stalin and wish that the US could act more like those 2....
We have many nuclear weapons in many different countries, but there's a reason they've only been used once (on two separate targets) in wartime.
Oh, good freakin' grief....and just how did he propose doing this??
Hey, I'm in the U.S. right now....my views aren't skewed! Wooohoooo!
I don't know if I am too cynical.
From looking and watching some of the posts on this forum (Firefox is GREAT), I seriously think there are some major morons, let's say, on this forum....
hey my vies having been skewed for nearly a year now!! :)
They can hide them with Saddam's WMDs.""
Just what I believe happened from the git-go.
The good news about this is that perhaps we can expose Syria and it's lies at the same time we unleash bunker buster bombs which take out all of the stash from both Iran and Iraq.
Syria is playing a very dangerous game.
"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.""
The oil reserves would be intact. The above ground structures would be destroyed, but other oil producing countries would love to step in and sell more oil in place of Iran's sales. IMO.
Glad to be aboard Sage. Thanks..........
NOW you are advocating nuking AMERICANS.
And I know you are just saying that. Maybe saying stupid crap like that makes you feel big. You don't have the balls to actually do it.
hey guys look!!
Tigerseye FINALLY grew a pair big enough to respond.
And he responds by saying he wants to nuke parts of America too, since those parts are apparently NOT in lock-step with him.
Nuke a buncha RINOs.
Hey, it's the Brokeback Cowboy. I just got back on line. Saw your nutless keyboard puffer-post. Bite me!
I'm mighty glad it's not near any of the hot buttons.
over here. Tigers-ass errr Tigerseye wants to nuke Americans now.
It seems to be on your hot button, huh Twink? ; )
That's it, Michelle, call for some help.
BTW, what the hell is a "keyboard puffer"???
you can't even make fun of someone without stepping on yourself....LOL
I am trying to get help in deciphering that "keyboard puffer" slam you dumbass.....
my UNIVERSAL TRANSLATOR went tilt trying to figure our your stupidity....
Almost. As weak as it does get is your first post to me.
It took two days for TigersEye to respond because he finally got out of school for Christmas break and Mom's still at work so he can sneak on the computer and make juvenile posts.