Skip to comments.Syria Backs Nuclear Iran
Posted on 01/19/2006 6:23:57 PM PST by blam
Syria backs a nuclear Iran
By Patrick Bishop in Damascus
Syria yesterday backed Iran in its nuclear confrontation with the West as their leaders met in Damascus in a defiant show of solidarity.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar al-Assad
The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, welcomed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and said the Iranian leader had the right to acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. In turn, Mr Ahmadinejad asserted his host's right to freedom from foreign interference.
Both men face confontations with the United Nations Security Council. The West is pushing for the International Atomic Energy Agency to refer Teheran to the council over its work on enriching uranium, which Europe and America fear is intended for use in nuclear weapons.
Mr Assad's regime is under intense scrutiny after a UN report implicated senior figures in the assassination last year of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri.
The meeting came as Mr Ahmadinejad's government warned the West that the world would face an oil crisis if Iran was referred to the council and sanctions followed. "One of the consequences will be the unleashing of a crisis in the oil sector and particularly a price hike," said Davoud Danesh-Jafari, the oil minister.
I'm sure they do. Chances are their backing ain't gonna pay off.
We needed a MOAB over Syria's Presidential Palace today, I'm quite serious. We should have grabbed the opportunity to wipe out a good portion of both of these terrorist cabals and then finished the job with extensive strikes all over Iran, Syria, and the Bekka Valley.
And this surprises whom?
Noooo! You don't say?
I'm betting that one day after Iran has the bomb, Syria has the bomb, then Libya, Somalia, etc.
Well knock me over with a feather. Sure didn't see this coming.
Sign Syria up officially for the axis of evil [and potential Crusade].
Since WMD's were relocated from Iraq to Syria they have a lot of parts Iran needs. DUH
Well that makes three supporting Iran's bomb: the leader of Iran, the leader of Syria and pat buchanan.
Yes, because the Iraq War isn't quite enough for you.
Of course they'll support Iran because Iran's future nukes will make Syria's regime unshakable too. Look at the respect nutty Kim Jong-Il gets and young Assad so desperately craves.
I just saw another Freeper say on a different thread "Is there a "no sh*t Sherlock" ping list? It seems to fit here too.
target them when they get together like this...
You are either with us or with the terrorists.
Thanks for making it clear whose side of this World War you choose.
I wonder which Iranian mullah OBL is sleeping with.
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion while true threats to our great republic prepare themselves for the coming anarchy. If you want America to send even more troops to occupy a hostile Middle East, then you clearly don't love America as much as you like to think you do.
No, you're right, it's not. That's not because I in any way desire any war, ever, but because I recognize that until the terrorist regimes in Damascus and Tehran are removed, we are very far from the end of the War on Terror. We have to achieve "regime change" in Syria and Iran to even begin to hope for a resolution of the problem of Islamo-fascist terrorism. To paraphrase Churchill, the Iraq War is not the end or the beginning of the end, but perhaps the end of the beginning. If you don't like to hear that, maybe it's because you are like most our our Democratic Party and the EU, and you hope that we make nice and roll over and hope that the terrorists will be nice to us.
Hogwash. Iran was the ultimate target when Afghanistan and Iraq were put in play.
If you don't understand that, you aren't paying attention.
"Damascus a ruinous heap."