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Syria Backs Nuclear Iran
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-20-2006 | Patrick Bishop

Posted on 01/19/2006 6:23:57 PM PST by blam

Syria backs a nuclear Iran

By Patrick Bishop in Damascus
(Filed: 20/01/2006)

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: axisofevil; baath; backs; iaea; iran; irannukes; islamofascism; nuclear; outpostsoftyranny; saddamwantabees; sandnazis; syria
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1 posted on 01/19/2006 6:23:59 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

I'm sure they do. Chances are their backing ain't gonna pay off.


2 posted on 01/19/2006 6:27:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: blam

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.


3 posted on 01/19/2006 6:27:26 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: blam

And this surprises whom?


4 posted on 01/19/2006 6:27:44 PM PST by wizardoz
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To: blam

Noooo! You don't say?

I'm betting that one day after Iran has the bomb, Syria has the bomb, then Libya, Somalia, etc.


5 posted on 01/19/2006 6:28:46 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: blam

Well knock me over with a feather. Sure didn't see this coming.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 6:29:07 PM PST by teenyelliott (Soylent green should be made outta liberals...)
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To: blam
Well, Surprise, Suprise, Suprise.

Sign Syria up officially for the axis of evil [and potential Crusade].

7 posted on 01/19/2006 6:29:29 PM PST by Paladin2 (If the political indictment's from Fitz, the jury always acquits.)
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To: wizardoz

Since WMD's were relocated from Iraq to Syria they have a lot of parts Iran needs. DUH


8 posted on 01/19/2006 6:31:21 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: blam
Syria yesterday backed Iran in its nuclear confrontation with the West as their leaders met in Damascus in a defiant show of solidarity abject stupidity.

Are there any doubts about where this is headed anymore, by anyone? When do we start the pool? I want May 1st and Iran for $1,000.
9 posted on 01/19/2006 6:32:21 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: blam

Well that makes three supporting Iran's bomb: the leader of Iran, the leader of Syria and pat buchanan.


10 posted on 01/19/2006 6:32:49 PM PST by CWOJackson (tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in the Star Wars trilogy?)
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To: Enchante

Yes, because the Iraq War isn't quite enough for you.


11 posted on 01/19/2006 6:33:40 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: blam

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.


12 posted on 01/19/2006 6:35:10 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: blam

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.


13 posted on 01/19/2006 6:35:26 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (If you think you know what's coming next....You don't know Jack.)
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To: blam

target them when they get together like this...


14 posted on 01/19/2006 6:35:32 PM PST by injin
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To: Lejes Rimul

You are either with us or with the terrorists.

Thanks for making it clear whose side of this World War you choose.


15 posted on 01/19/2006 6:35:51 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: CWOJackson

I wonder which Iranian mullah OBL is sleeping with.


16 posted on 01/19/2006 6:37:56 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: DoNotDivide

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.


17 posted on 01/19/2006 6:42:55 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: Lejes Rimul

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.


18 posted on 01/19/2006 6:47:25 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: Lejes Rimul

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.


19 posted on 01/19/2006 6:47:25 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: blam

"Damascus a ruinous heap."


20 posted on 01/19/2006 6:48:08 PM PST by OKSooner
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To: blam

lI bet they are both about to crap their pants in fright over havung a trip over to see the UN. Sarcasm.


21 posted on 01/19/2006 6:48:14 PM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Enchante

Simultaneously? Whoa.


22 posted on 01/19/2006 6:48:20 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: Lejes Rimul

"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."
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well well general lee please tell us great unwashed bumpkins what the best plan is. by the way can you tell me when our troops were sent to "occupy" a friendly country?? kinda self contradictory no?


23 posted on 01/19/2006 6:50:16 PM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: Lejes Rimul

This'll probably start a flame war but I'll come out and say it: The Iraq war is not enough for me. I want to know why we didn't expand into Iran and/or Syria two years ago. Why just patch one of the holes in a boat that's leaking in several places?


24 posted on 01/19/2006 6:52:15 PM PST by wizardoz
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To: ConsentofGoverned

Ok, "unwashed bumpkin", I'll let you in on a little secret: Germany and Japan weren't hostile when we occupied them. Unless you can cite me some evidence of thousands of American GIs dying in guerrilla movements in either of those countries after their regimes fell.


25 posted on 01/19/2006 6:53:35 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: Lejes Rimul
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion

You come here to spout that bit of DemonicRat Blasphemy?

Have you seen any of the threads referencing the work of Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard......Saddam was a King Maker....and trained thousands of /Terrorists.....

26 posted on 01/19/2006 6:55:31 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: blam

Evil and Eviler...


27 posted on 01/19/2006 6:55:38 PM PST by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Lejes Rimul
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion

You come here to spout that bit of DemonicRat Blasphemy?

Have you seen any of the threads referencing the work of Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard......Saddam was a King Maker....and trained thousands of /Terrorists.....

28 posted on 01/19/2006 6:55:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: wizardoz
I don't want to flame at all, just point out that the Iraq War has actually made Iran stronger. That's what nobody seems to comprehend, and nobody will until it's too late. Iran's boldness now is directly because of what we did to remove its enemies and put its proxies into power in Iraq. Every single one of the goals that Iran was fighting the 8-year Iran-Iraq War for in the 1980s WE have fulfilled. That's damn shortsighted and has already come back to bite us in the ass.
29 posted on 01/19/2006 6:56:14 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: Lejes Rimul
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion

You come here to spout that bit of DemonicRat Blasphemy?

Have you seen any of the threads referencing the work of Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard......Saddam was a King Maker....and trained thousands of /Terrorists.....

30 posted on 01/19/2006 6:56:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Lejes Rimul

" Unless you can cite me some evidence of thousands of American GIs dying in guerrilla movements in either of those countries after their regimes fell."
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well ignorance is no excuse..there was fighting in Germany for well over a year after the end of the war..go look it up, we were killing Japanese who would not surrender for months after the end in the pacific. I will not teach you history, go get it yourself.


31 posted on 01/19/2006 6:57:08 PM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: Lejes Rimul
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion

You come here to spout that bit of DemonicRat Blasphemy?

Have you seen any of the threads referencing the work of Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard......Saddam was a King Maker....and trained thousands of /Terrorists.....

32 posted on 01/19/2006 6:57:10 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Lejes Rimul

" Unless you can cite me some evidence of thousands of American GIs dying in guerrilla movements in either of those countries after their regimes fell."
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well ignorance is no excuse..there was fighting in Germany for well over a year after the end of the war..go look it up, we were killing Japanese who would not surrender for months after the end in the pacific. I will not teach you history, go get it yourself.


33 posted on 01/19/2006 6:57:18 PM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

Bravo Sierra on both counts. Cite me the evidence of a broad-based insurgency in either country that had the support of at least 20% of the population.


34 posted on 01/19/2006 6:58:45 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: Enchante

If the U.S> pulls out of Iraq and the Baathist state of Syria and the Ayatollahs in Iran are still standing, all the money spent and all the lives lost in Iraq will have been for nothing.

Surrounded by these two terrorist thug states, Iraq will one way or another be drawn back into the madness of Islamic fundamentalism.


35 posted on 01/19/2006 6:59:46 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Enchante

The Iraq War has made Syria and especially Iran stronger.


36 posted on 01/19/2006 6:59:54 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: Lejes Rimul
I love America enough to warn that the Iraq War is a needless diversion

You come here to spout that bit of DemonicRat Blasphemy?

Have you seen any of the threads referencing the work of Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard......Saddam was a King Maker....and trained thousands of /Terrorists.....

37 posted on 01/19/2006 7:00:35 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: Enchante

If the U.S> pulls out of Iraq and the Baathist state of Syria and the Ayatollahs in Iran are still standing, all the money spent and all the lives lost in Iraq will have been for nothing.

Surrounded by these two terrorist thug states, Iraq will one way or another be drawn back into the madness of Islamic fundamentalism.


38 posted on 01/19/2006 7:01:19 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Lejes Rimul
The part I find most amusing about Syria backing the Mullahs is that, if indeed Iran nukes Israel, the prevailing winds will likely take the resulting fallout directly over Syria, ruining its economy, agriculture and population in a manner that will ruin it as a People and Nation.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer megalomaniac wannabe.

As I have said before, the little eye doctor is not his father. Hafez Assad would have joined the US bandwagon years ago, but then, genetics isn’t everything.

Cheers,

knewshound
39 posted on 01/19/2006 7:02:01 PM PST by knews_hound (Now with two handed typing !)
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To: DoNotDivide
If Iran was the ultimate target, why have we done everything we can in Iraq to make Iran stronger? Hmm... remind me again which political parties are the kingmakers in Iraq... could it be the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq... or would it be al-Sadr's bullyboys? Both of which are dark horses for Iran.
40 posted on 01/19/2006 7:02:26 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: blam

If the U.S. pulls out of Iraq and the Baathist state of Syria and the Ayatollahs in Iran are still standing, all the money spent and all the lives lost in Iraq will have been for nothing.

Surrounded by these two terrorist thug states, Iraq will one way or another be drawn back into the madness of Islamic fundamentalism.


41 posted on 01/19/2006 7:03:10 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Lejes Rimul
Your grasp of history sucks. It must be comforting to be so arrogantly stupid.

Werewolf! The History of the National Socialist Guerrilla Movement, 1944-1946"
42 posted on 01/19/2006 7:03:10 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: blam
Don't worry Bashar, we've got a few spare warheads for you too. Of course we'd likely not waste expensive throw away ICBMs on you, except B-1s, B-2s or even a few old 1960s built BUFFS. Maybe just a couple elements of F-15Es.
43 posted on 01/19/2006 7:03:48 PM PST by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the Reset Button of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: All; blam

Sorry about all the duplicates,....system said I had an error each time I tried to post my comments!

So I just continued trying .....


44 posted on 01/19/2006 7:04:04 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (History is soon Forgotten,)
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To: blam
Don't worry Bashar, we've got a few spare warheads for you too. Of course we'd likely not waste expensive throw away ICBMs on you, except B-1s, B-2s or even a few old 1960s built BUFFS. Maybe just a couple elements of F-15Es.
45 posted on 01/19/2006 7:04:08 PM PST by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the Reset Button of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Lejes Rimul
"Cite me the evidence of a broad-based insurgency in either country that had the support of at least 20% of the population."
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I posted this before..go look it up. when you claim to understand the military history of the USA and do not know such simple data well pal it proves you are not serious. nuf said
46 posted on 01/19/2006 7:04:16 PM PST by ConsentofGoverned (if a sucker is born every minute, what are the voters?)
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To: blam
Don't worry Bashar, we've got a few spare warheads for you too. Of course we'd likely not waste expensive throw away ICBMs on you, except B-1s, B-2s or even a few old 1960s built BUFFS. Maybe just a couple elements of F-15Es.
47 posted on 01/19/2006 7:04:26 PM PST by El Gato (The Second Amendment is the Reset Button of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: blam

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar al-Assad
48 posted on 01/19/2006 7:06:41 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (America needs more SAC and less empty sacs.)
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To: ConsentofGoverned

You don't want to post citations because you have none. And you have no citations because there were no insurgencies in Germany or Japan. And now the entire thread can see how empty your words are lol.


49 posted on 01/19/2006 7:07:30 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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To: knews_hound
One heck of a double-edged sword, huh? It won't come to a nuclear exchange, the mullahs will keep Ahmadinejad in check for that, but you're right about Baby Assad. His daddy was smart enough to cut a deal with America during Gulf Storm; America got Iraq, Syria got Lebanon. Baby Assad's not quite so wily.
50 posted on 01/19/2006 7:08:57 PM PST by Lejes Rimul (I was right about Iraq all along. Told you so.)
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