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Monday, September 17, 2007

Syria and Iran -- working together for a more violent world

I spotted this story from the J-Post this morning, and I skimmed over it briefly. Luckily, my lovely wife had it ready for me when I arrived home this afternoon. It seems that Iran and Syria were working on mounting chemical warheads on missiles when an accident occurred:

Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the development and proliferation 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 and VX gas.
The factory was created specifically for the purposes of altering ballistic missiles to carry chemical payloads, the magazine report claimed.

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 Kippur War. Global Security.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.

I have long maintained that Ahmadinejad is worse than Adolf Hitler, yet he seems to have the same motivations behind his actions. Why is he worse? Because Hitler was so paranoid about his "allies" that he refused to cooperate with any of them on such projects. That and he wanted their nations, as well, but just wasn't ready to be blunt about it. Ahmadinejad is willing to work with Assad in Syria on such weapons, which spells trouble for the region should their cooperation net the results they are looking for.

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