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.
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!! :)
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