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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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To: null and void

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
Cheers,

knewshound

Latest article"The Rope a Dope Gambit"

51 posted on 12/20/2005 3:24:21 PM PST by knews_hound (Now with two handed typing !)
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To: TexasRepublic
"Solution? Destroy both countries."

Mutually Assured Destruction?

52 posted on 12/20/2005 3:32:46 PM PST by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." Jane's said.

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.

53 posted on 12/20/2005 3:36:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: West Coast Conservative

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.

(--extended sar.)


54 posted on 12/20/2005 3:44:14 PM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Rick66

Welcome to FR.


55 posted on 12/20/2005 3:46:05 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: TigersEye; Coop; Allegra

ohh horseshit.....

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!!!!


56 posted on 12/20/2005 3:48:39 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: TigersEye

Thank God you're not in charge.


57 posted on 12/20/2005 3:50:22 PM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: knews_hound
The eye doctor does seem to be on shakier ground as each day passes. His actions seem to be more & more of a desperate man trying to hold off the inevitable. Unfortunately, it may come to pass that even more radical elements in Syria will take over the government. I don't see the Syria problem as having a happy ending anytime soon. Sometimes better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
58 posted on 12/20/2005 5:02:00 PM PST by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse")
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To: highlander_UW

"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.


59 posted on 12/20/2005 5:20:54 PM PST by Dave Elias
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To: null and void

Russia to take Syria's side if conflict with U.S. arises - Russian MPs

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1544316/posts

So the bear has chosen sides.


60 posted on 12/20/2005 6:14:01 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Dave Elias
A pretty worthless piece of prophecy since Damascus was destroyed in 741 bc just before Isiah started writing.

That is, of course, if you assume it was a backward looking statement and not a forward one.

61 posted on 12/20/2005 6:16:18 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: Dave Elias; highlander_UW
Read that verse just last night.

Indeed, Damascus was wiped out. Many times since Isaiah also.
62 posted on 12/20/2005 6:17:00 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
Indeed, Damascus was wiped out. Many times since Isaiah also.

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?

63 posted on 12/20/2005 6:20:50 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: highlander_UW
The Media Persians have done it at least twice. Tamerlane (one of the Mongol princes) also did it. And it was taken and lost a few times by the Byzantines and Caliphs.

I will look for a link tomorrow.
64 posted on 12/20/2005 6:27:59 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Thanks


65 posted on 12/20/2005 6:30:55 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: JustAnotherOkie
Ironclad sanctions, blockades, and embargos now.

We can't do it alone.

And the UN doesn't have the balls.

66 posted on 12/20/2005 6:33:59 PM PST by airborne
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To: JustAnotherOkie

" 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.


67 posted on 12/20/2005 8:29:06 PM PST by strategofr
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To: mlc9852
Syrian Special Storage Inc.

Nuclear warheads, bio-weapons, IRBM's, & much more!

Call "the Doctor" for rates now!


68 posted on 12/20/2005 8:52:58 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: West Coast Conservative

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....)


69 posted on 12/20/2005 9:02:55 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: highlander_UW
http://www.arab.net/syria/sy_damascus.htm

Has the modern history from an Arab perspective.

http://www.bartleby.com/65/da/Damascus.html

From the Encyclopedia Britannica, has a better description of what happened.
70 posted on 12/21/2005 5:11:38 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: highlander_UW
Here is an excerpt of the specific sacking that most think Isaiah was talking about.

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History
Located in a strategic gap commanding the Barada River and transdesert routes, Damascus has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is reputedly the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. There was a city on its site even before the time (c.2000 B.C.) of Abraham. Damascus was probably held by the Egyptians before the Hittite period (2d millennium B.C.) and was later ruled by the Israelites and Aram. Tiglathpileser III made it (732 B.C.) a part of the Assyrian Empire. From the 6th to the 4th cent. B.C. it was a provincial capital of the Persian Empire until it passed (332 B.C.) without a struggle to the armies of Alexander the Great.
71 posted on 12/21/2005 5:30:55 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Find an alternative to oil and this problem goes away in ten years.


72 posted on 12/21/2005 5:35:29 AM PST by Ramcat (Thank You American Veterans)
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To: redgolum

Thanks friend...I'll check those out! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


73 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:20 AM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: MikeinIraq; TigersEye; Coop
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.

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!!

74 posted on 12/21/2005 7:33:48 AM PST by Allegra (Congratulations, Brave Iraqis. Freedom Happens.)
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To: Allegra; Coop

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.


75 posted on 12/21/2005 7:37:55 AM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq; Coop
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...)

76 posted on 12/21/2005 7:42:32 AM PST by Allegra (Congratulations, Brave Iraqis. Freedom Happens.)
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To: Allegra; Coop

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....


77 posted on 12/21/2005 7:44:41 AM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq; Allegra
I think you're a bit too cynical, Mike. I'm with Allegra - folks are just shooting off at the mouth without really looking at the consequences.

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.

78 posted on 12/21/2005 7:46:57 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: MikeinIraq; Coop
I actually saw, and Coop will confirm this, a guy who was again advocating the extermination of the Sunnis.

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!

79 posted on 12/21/2005 7:50:49 AM PST by Allegra (Congratulations, Brave Iraqis. Freedom Happens.)
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To: Allegra; Coop

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!! :)


80 posted on 12/21/2005 7:52:15 AM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: mlc9852

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.


81 posted on 12/21/2005 9:19:55 AM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: JeffersonRepublic.com

"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.


82 posted on 12/21/2005 9:21:26 AM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: sageb1

Glad to be aboard Sage. Thanks..........


83 posted on 12/21/2005 11:20:19 AM PST by Rick66
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To: Coop

Amen!


85 posted on 12/22/2005 1:54:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: TigersEye

Gee 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.


86 posted on 12/22/2005 1:54:47 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: TigersEye; Coop; Allegra

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.


87 posted on 12/22/2005 1:55:43 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Allegra

Nuke a buncha RINOs.


88 posted on 12/22/2005 1:56:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: MikeinIraq

Hey, it's the Brokeback Cowboy. I just got back on line. Saw your nutless keyboard puffer-post. Bite me!


89 posted on 12/22/2005 1:58:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: TigersEye; MikeinIraq; Coop
You've got a real itchy finger, don't you Skippy?

I'm mighty glad it's not near any of the hot buttons.

90 posted on 12/22/2005 1:58:49 PM PST by Allegra (Congratulations, Brave Iraqis. Freedom Happens.)
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To: TigersEye
Hey, it's the Brokeback Cowboy. I just got back on line. Saw your nutless keyboard puffer-post. Bite me!

Gee that was original. And no I won't bite you Heath Ledger....LOL

You can't even back up your tripe. Ball-less wonder. I got you pegged.
91 posted on 12/22/2005 1:59:29 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Darksheare

Hey Darks,

over here. Tigers-ass errr Tigerseye wants to nuke Americans now.


92 posted on 12/22/2005 2:00:03 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: Allegra

It seems to be on your hot button, huh Twink? ; )


93 posted on 12/22/2005 2:00:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: TigersEye; Allegra
It seems to be on your hot button, huh Twink? ; )

That's about as weak as you can get.
94 posted on 12/22/2005 2:01:28 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq

That's it, Michelle, call for some help.


95 posted on 12/22/2005 2:02:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: TigersEye

BTW, what the hell is a "keyboard puffer"???


LOL

you can't even make fun of someone without stepping on yourself....LOL


96 posted on 12/22/2005 2:02:11 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: TigersEye

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....


97 posted on 12/22/2005 2:03:16 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq

Almost. As weak as it does get is your first post to me.


98 posted on 12/22/2005 2:03:48 PM PST by TigersEye (Peace had a chance!)
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To: TigersEye
Almost. As weak as it does get is your first post to me.

If you only knew how STUPID you look right now........
99 posted on 12/22/2005 2:04:25 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: MikeinIraq; TigersEye
I get the feeling we're dealing with a junior high-schooler...or younger.

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.

100 posted on 12/22/2005 2:04:41 PM PST by Allegra (Congratulations, Brave Iraqis. Freedom Happens.)
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