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'Dozens died in Syrian-Iranian chemical weapons experiment' (WMD Iran-Syria)
Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/18/2007 | Staff

Posted on 09/18/2007 11:56:25 AM PDT by mojito

Edited on 09/19/2007 5:42:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Magazine report that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.

According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas.

Reports of the accident were circulated at the time, however, no details were released by the Syrian government, and there were no hints of an Iranian connection.

The report comes on the heels of criticism leveled by the Syrains at the United States, accusing it of spreading "false" claims of Syrian nuclear activity and cooperation with North Korea to excuse an alleged Israeli air incursion over the country this month.

According to Global Security.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons, or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Syria began developing chemical weapons in 1973, just before the Yom Kipper War. Global Security.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.


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1 posted on 09/18/2007 11:56:28 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Maybe Mossad had a helping hand in it. LOL


2 posted on 09/18/2007 11:57:18 AM PDT by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: mojito

Awwww


3 posted on 09/18/2007 11:58:12 AM PDT by Enterprise (Those who "betray us" also "Betray U.S." They're called DEMOCRATS!)
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To: mojito

Saddam’s stash is still going to get used?


4 posted on 09/18/2007 11:58:39 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Got Towel?)
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To: AdmSmith; Valin; freedom44

pong


5 posted on 09/18/2007 11:58:55 AM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: jeffers; Cap Huff; Southack

The plot thickens...


6 posted on 09/18/2007 11:59:19 AM PDT by Dog (Drink Apple Juice..... Canned OJ kills...)
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To: pissant

It will be interesting to see how the left blames this on Bush. This one will be a challenge for them, but I’m sure they will rise to the occasion.


7 posted on 09/18/2007 11:59:32 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: pissant

I would not bet my money against your speculation.


8 posted on 09/18/2007 12:00:13 PM PDT by dusttoyou (FredHead from the git go)
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To: mojito

Shhhhhh.....

Don’t you know that Syria and Iran are just innocent countries being wrongly harrassed by the US and Israel?


9 posted on 09/18/2007 12:02:17 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: mojito

hilarious. “He who digs a pit will fall into it.” -proverbs


10 posted on 09/18/2007 12:03:57 PM PDT by brannon (we are all dying; some of us faster than others)
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To: sono; rodguy911; holdonnow

I question the timing ping

When was Nancy there?

What were the dates Kucinch went?

Who went with them?

Where’s Rockefeller?


11 posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:06 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Chuck Norris has been deployed to Iraq... you've been warned.)
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To: Hoodlum91

Whoopsie!

Gotta love those Arab work accidents.


12 posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:11 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: mojito

“According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas. “

Idiots


13 posted on 09/18/2007 12:04:35 PM PDT by monday
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To: pissant

There’s a lot more we don’t know about concerning those Israeli flights into Syria last week.


14 posted on 09/18/2007 12:05:23 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: mojito

You don’t load nerve gas, even binary forms, into a missle unless you are planning to use it in the near future.

These guys need to be taken out.


15 posted on 09/18/2007 12:05:59 PM PDT by wildbill
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To: SLB; Squantos; Travis McGee; SJackson

I love a story with a happy ending.


16 posted on 09/18/2007 12:06:18 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: Hoodlum91
The "green light" must have come from the Highest level.


17 posted on 09/18/2007 12:06:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: mojito

Syria just couldn’t help themselves...they just had to play with all those toys Sadaam shipped them just prior to the invasion.


18 posted on 09/18/2007 12:07:03 PM PDT by Hornet19 (It's Time to Put Up or Shut Up...Where Do You Stand?)
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To: pissant

So just where did Syria get weapons of mass destruction? (Answer not required. We all know where they came from.)


19 posted on 09/18/2007 12:07:06 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: mojito

Do they still get to have the 32.5 virgins and 64.7 old used up hags?


20 posted on 09/18/2007 12:08:15 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (All Marxist Dimocrats and ANYONE who supports them are my sworn enemies.)
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To: mojito

I hate it when that happens


21 posted on 09/18/2007 12:08:36 PM PDT by SmithL (I don't do Barf Alerts, you're old enough to read and decide for yourself)
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To: mojito

So President Bush invaded the only country in the region that did not have WMDs?


22 posted on 09/18/2007 12:09:27 PM PDT by AU72
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To: mojito
...dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed...

Hello, Tehran Times? I'd like to place an help wanted ad for some weapons engineers...

23 posted on 09/18/2007 12:09:37 PM PDT by csvset
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To: mojito

And they’re allowed to do this, eh?


24 posted on 09/18/2007 12:10:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: mojito

Gotta love those “Work Accidents”...

At least Saddam’s WMDs are killing bad guys, for the moment.


25 posted on 09/18/2007 12:10:23 PM PDT by gridlock (I do not support Hillary Clinton because I am afraid of strong women)
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To: Diogenesis
Sheik Your Booty?
26 posted on 09/18/2007 12:11:34 PM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: mojito

I don’t know if this will lead to war but it definitely doesn’t lead away from war. In any case this seems like the best thread of many low-quality threads to post my updated tagline.


27 posted on 09/18/2007 12:12:52 PM PDT by RightWhale (Snow above 2000', oil above 82: unexplained)
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To: pissant

Homer “where’s the anykey”.


28 posted on 09/18/2007 12:13:59 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: mojito

Allah is laughing with delight!


29 posted on 09/18/2007 12:14:16 PM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: pissant

This will be the lead story on CNN and NBC tonight????? Right??? Wrong.


30 posted on 09/18/2007 12:14:59 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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31 posted on 09/18/2007 12:16:12 PM PDT by SJackson (isolationism never was, never will be acceptable response to[expansionist] tyrannical governments)
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To: Dog; jeffers

Interesting...


32 posted on 09/18/2007 12:17:37 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mojito

GWB should be ashamed.

Bush’s fault


33 posted on 09/18/2007 12:17:55 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: mojito
... priceless

34 posted on 09/18/2007 12:18:08 PM PDT by evets
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To: RetiredArmy
Do they still get to have the 32.5 virgins and 64.7 old used up hags?

Well, since we are talking about Iranian engineers and junior Syrian army officer, of the 86 killed, only 64 of them were virgins. They will have to wait until another 9 jihadi virgins are killed, before they can be shipped off to Paradise in the standard 73-virgin block. That way each jihadi has the requisite 72 virgin companions.

35 posted on 09/18/2007 12:18:31 PM PDT by gridlock (I do not support Hillary Clinton because I am afraid of strong women)
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To: mojito

I’m waiting to hear “It’s all Bush’s fault”.


36 posted on 09/18/2007 12:18:31 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: mojito

They were building it for peaceful civilian use.


37 posted on 09/18/2007 12:20:38 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: bigfootbob

That is exactly what I was thinking when I read this.


38 posted on 09/18/2007 12:20:40 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: mojito

July 23 is my birthday - I can’t think of a more fitting present than wiping out a bunch of evil scientists. Does that make me bad?


39 posted on 09/18/2007 12:21:44 PM PDT by steel_resolve (90 Guns per 100 Americans...You will never take us.)
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To: mojito

“Here’s your sign.”


40 posted on 09/18/2007 12:21:50 PM PDT by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: mojito; pissant

They’re talking THIS July 23? Really?

Oh. I guess Brittney’s divorce was more important.


41 posted on 09/18/2007 12:22:20 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: All
Probably just another one of these.


42 posted on 09/18/2007 12:22:54 PM PDT by McGruff (If I can't have Cheney, Fred will have to do.)
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To: mojito
According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas.

"Don't you just hate it when that happens?

43 posted on 09/18/2007 12:24:29 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE conservative candidate!!)
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To: Dog

It is kind of interesting that Janes is the conduit for this bit of information, and it just happens to come on the heals of the “sumthin happened -— dunnoh know what” news fragments from the last week.

Also France and Germany start to sound tough on Iran and who knows what . . . .


44 posted on 09/18/2007 12:25:05 PM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Another Urban Legend. Just like the truck convoys before the war from Iraq to Syria that's available online in video format. Pelosi and Kucinich says so.
45 posted on 09/18/2007 12:25:06 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: mojito
Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Magazine report that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that NO ONE was wearing MOPP4 level protection that should be worn when working with nerve gas.

46 posted on 09/18/2007 12:26:22 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (“Jesus Saves. Moses Delivers. Cthulu Reposesses...”)
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To: Cap Huff

Looks like there is more breaking news...I’m about to post it.


47 posted on 09/18/2007 12:30:19 PM PDT by Dog (Drink Apple Juice..... Canned OJ kills...)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

We know Saddam’s chemical weapons are buried in Syria, we just don’t know where. There are now declassified satellite photos of an entire Russian BN moving them across the Iraq/Syrian border in the dead of night, weeks before the war started.

Could it be that Syria is digging them up with the intent of using them against Israel? Very bad move on their part if they do.


48 posted on 09/18/2007 12:30:24 PM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: Diogenesis
"Flathead" apparently had a nanny in infancy that let him lie flat on his back for too many hours at a time...


49 posted on 09/18/2007 12:30:25 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: mojito

1) We invaded Iraq because Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, and there was a well-founded concern that he might provide WMDs to terrorists or use them to blackmail the West.

2) Iran and Syria have weapons of mass destruction, and there is a well-founded concern that they will distribute these WMDs to terrorists or use them to blackmail the West.

3) What are we waiting for?


50 posted on 09/18/2007 12:31:04 PM PDT by Califelephant
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