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Assadís Secret: Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons
Der Spiegel ^ | January 09, 2015 Ė 09:20 PM | Erich Follath

Posted on 01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST by Olog-hai

For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran. […]

Analysts say that the Syrian atomic weapon program has continued in a secret, underground location. According to information they have obtained, approximately 8,000 fuel rods are stored there. Furthermore, a new reactor or an enrichment facility has very likely been built at the site—a development of incalculable geopolitical consequences.

Some of the uranium was apparently hidden for an extended period at Marj as-Sultan near Damascus, a site that the IAEA likewise views with suspicion. Satellite images from December 2012 and February 2013 show suspicious activity at Marj as-Sultan. The facility, located not far from a Syrian army base, had become the focal point of heavy fighting with rebels. Government troops had to quickly move everything of value. They did so, as intelligence officials have been able to reconstruct, with the help of Hezbollah, the radical Shiite “Party of God” based in Lebanon. The well-armed militia, which is largely financed by Iran, is fighting alongside Assad’s troops. …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2007; 201212; 201302; assad; cyprus; damascus; eritrea; germany; hezbollah; iran; iraq; isil; isis; israel; jordan; kibar; kurdistan; lebanon; marjassultan; nihilism; northkorea; nuclear; nukes; opec; pyongyang; qusayr; rop; ruble; russia; saudiarabia; syria; syrianuclear; turkey; waronterror; yemen; zamzam
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1 posted on 01/18/2015 10:22:51 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

O.G.N.T.S.A.


2 posted on 01/18/2015 10:24:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Oh I wouldn’t worry about it. We’ll have ISIS in control before that happens.


3 posted on 01/18/2015 10:24:22 AM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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To: Olog-hai

Fool me once....


4 posted on 01/18/2015 10:29:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Surely the rebels and defectors know where this place is — they would already have tried to take it.


5 posted on 01/18/2015 10:31:09 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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Funny how ISIS doesn’t bother to try to invade Iran too, isn’t it?


6 posted on 01/18/2015 10:33:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
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7 posted on 01/18/2015 10:35:39 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Olog-hai

Not yet


8 posted on 01/18/2015 10:39:41 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Olog-hai
Funny how ISIS doesn’t bother to try to invade Iran too, isn’t it?

No funnier than us looking the other way as our "ally" Edrogan sounds like Ahmadinejad. We are installing ISIS in Syria and encouraging the most rabid muslims we can find.
9 posted on 01/18/2015 10:40:09 AM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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To: Olog-hai

It is well known that the mullahs of Iran are using Syria to develop their nuclear capability away from the eyes of the international inspectors. Assad is just going long with what his Iranian bosses tell him, like Obama.


10 posted on 01/18/2015 10:43:25 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

It won’t happen.

Muslims feigning disorder to confuse who they regard as their enemies is a major point of the Koran, never mind Sun Tzu’s Art Of War.


11 posted on 01/18/2015 10:44:34 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: cripplecreek

Well, Erdogan never pretended to be our ally, at least. He was always openly Islamist, if one just looks at his rhetoric even back then.


12 posted on 01/18/2015 10:45:51 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yet we happily ship weapons through Turkey from the last righteous war in Libya to the “moderate” rebels in Syria who change sides and join Isis.

We’ve switched sides and will one day burn for it.


13 posted on 01/18/2015 10:50:23 AM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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The libs here have been sending financial aid to the jihadists for ages, whether it be the “Palestinians”, MB or any other such groups. Utterly inexcusable, and it will inexorably lead to WW3.


14 posted on 01/18/2015 10:53:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The “libs” include a fair number of republicans like McCain and friends. And as far as MB is concerned, we aren’t stopping a damn thing as long as we’re on our knees servicing guys like Grover Norquist.


15 posted on 01/18/2015 10:58:45 AM PST by cripplecreek ("For by wise guidance you can wage your war")
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To: Olog-hai

Funny how Assad doesn’t attack ISIS either.


16 posted on 01/18/2015 11:08:33 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Against Obama. Against Putin. Pro-freedom. Pro-US Constitution.)
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17 posted on 01/18/2015 12:45:44 PM PST by SJackson (incompetent and feckless..the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the f***ing tiller, Hillary)
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To: Olog-hai

I would MUCH RATHER see Basher in control of their nukes than ISIS.

...but nice try media.


18 posted on 01/18/2015 2:44:06 PM PST by BobL (REPUBLICANS - Fight for the WHITE VOTE...and you will win.)
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To: Olog-hai

Much easier to bomb Syrian reactors than Iran’s. They’re right next door.


19 posted on 01/18/2015 3:37:14 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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No problem, ISIS is just a JV team..


20 posted on 01/18/2015 4:45:06 PM PST by cardinal4 (Certified Islamophobe..)
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