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Iran using Venezuela ties to duck UN sanctions: report
Petroleum World ^ | 12/21/2008 13:28 GMT | AFP

Posted on 12/22/2008 6:59:44 AM PST by WellyP

ROME Petroleumworld.com, December 22, 2008

Iran is using its warm relations with Venezuela to dodge UN sanctions and use Venezuelan aircraft to ship missile parts to Syria, an Italian newspaper reported Sunday.

Citing US and other Western intelligence agencies, La Stampa said Iran is using aircraft from Venezuelan airline Conviasa to transport computers and engine components to Syria for use in missiles.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armsbuildup; axisofevil; iran; iranvenezuelaaxis; israel; sanctions; syria; un; unholyalliance; venezuela
Time to blow a few of Hugo's toys out of the sky and send a few of his ships to the bottom!
1 posted on 12/22/2008 6:59:44 AM PST by WellyP
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To: WellyP

Maybe the UN will get lucky and they’ll detour near Somalia.


2 posted on 12/22/2008 7:25:35 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: WellyP
The article “begs” the question - if as indicated Iranian missiles are being transported to Syria via Venezuelan commercial airlines - what - pray tell - precludes Chavez from also having his own personal set of Iranian missiles
3 posted on 12/22/2008 7:25:52 AM PST by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: WellyP

Gee! Imagine that.


4 posted on 12/22/2008 10:21:06 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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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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5 posted on 12/22/2008 11:30:30 AM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: VRWCTexan
The article “begs” the question - if as indicated Iranian missiles are being transported to Syria via Venezuelan commercial airlines - what - pray tell - precludes Chavez from also having his own personal set of Iranian missiles

In the near future, a small, transportable dirty bomb will be a more dangerous possibility.

6 posted on 12/22/2008 11:37:10 AM PST by SJackson (The American people are wise in wanting change, 2 terms is plenty, Condi Rice)
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To: VRWCTexan

Nothing, and why aren’t the Israelis blowing these planes out of the skies?


7 posted on 12/22/2008 11:38:41 AM PST by Boiling Pots (The USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: VRWCTexan
"The article “begs” the question - if as indicated Iranian missiles are being transported to Syria via Venezuelan commercial airlines - what - pray tell - precludes Chavez from also having his own personal set of Iranian missiles"

Very good question. I wonder what antimissile defenses we will have on January 20, 2009?

8 posted on 12/22/2008 11:42:20 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

ping


9 posted on 12/22/2008 11:54:27 AM PST by KellyM37
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To: econjack
Maybe the UN will get lucky and they’ll detour near Somalia.

Guess which nation borders Somalia.... Kenya home of 0
10 posted on 12/22/2008 12:20:43 PM PST by dennisw ("I’ve abandoned free-market principles to save the free market system” -President George W. Bush)
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To: Boiling Pots
"...and why aren’t the Israelis blowing these planes out of the skies?"

Why do the Israelis have to do our job for us? With our 'stealth' aircraft that most other countries in the world cannot see on radar, why can't we do it (and then deny all knowledge)?

Oh, sure, there would be self-righteous claims that we did it but with no proof, it would be just like all the claims that the United States has captured Alien Spacecraft. Easy to claim but hard to prove...

11 posted on 12/22/2008 1:44:17 PM PST by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North (If you are, as Rush would say, "A Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance" don't waste my time...)
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To: Friend_from_the_Frozen_North

But why is that our job, the missiles are (ostensibly) targeted at Israel, no?


12 posted on 12/22/2008 2:07:56 PM PST by Boiling Pots (The USA has become one huge pyramid scheme. Thanks George, John, Nancy and Harry.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
Iran is using its warm relations with Venezuela to dodge UN sanctions and... is using aircraft from Venezuelan airline Conviasa to transport computers and engine components to Syria for use in missiles.

13 posted on 12/22/2008 2:17:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: Boiling Pots
"But why is that our job...?"

I remember reading once that during the height of the Roman Empire, it was possible for a Roman Citizen to walk un-molested from one end of the Empire to the other.

I suspect that that was an exageration but the claim does illustrate the fear with which the Legions of the Roman Empire were contemplated. All of the talk we've encountered in recent months about how the United States has "lost respect and admiration" of the rest of the world?

I don't care if the rest of the world respects and admires the United States as long as they have a good, healthy dose of fear about what the United States will do them if they do anything to us! That's the root of the problem we've experienced with the ruthless Islamic Jihadists for the last 30 years; they do not like us or respect us and they sure as 'heck' don't fear us.

14 posted on 12/22/2008 2:41:57 PM PST by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North (If you are, as Rush would say, "A Glittering Jewel of Colossal Ignorance" don't waste my time...)
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