Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Is Syria trying to leave the Junior Ranks of the Axis of Evil?...........

......This would be one way to paint a target on your country.....(via Rantburg)

Syria tested chemical weapons on black Darfur population: German WELT reports

Secret Services: Dozens of Victims
from Jacques Schuster

In June of this year Syrian special forces have used chemical weapons against the Black-African population of Darfur. The action in which dozens of people died, occurred in arrangement with the Sudanese government, a conclusion Western Secret Services have reached. This is supported by reports of eyewitnesses which were published in different Arabian media.

Judging from the documents of Western Intelligence services in possession of die WELT, Syrian officers have met representatives of the Sudanese army in May of this year in a suburb of Khartoum. The conversations dealt with the question about how to expand the military collaboration. According to Secret Service information the Syrian delegation has offered Sudan a closer cooperation in the area of chemical warfare. The sources furthermore say that it has been suggested to test the chemical agents on the rebels of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Because in May Khartoum was in peace negotiations with the rebels, the Sudanese delegation apparently advised to test the agents on the Black-African population. To do that at least five airplanes of the Syrian civil airline Syrian Arab Airlines were flown from Damascus to Khartoum. Aboard were specialists of the Syrian University for Chemical Warfare including engineering equipment.

As regular readers of this blog may know, I am an advocate of using military and political force to remove and eliminate the Iranian Regime from power, see my posts concerning this here, here, here, here, here, and here. The list of reasons for removing the Iranian Mullarchy are quite extensive, but the group at Blog Iran/Activist Chat has a very specific case. Here is their Petition to the US to remove the regime, which I have digitally signed myself.

Despite all of this, Syria now appears to want to move out of the minors and in to the big leagues concerning the Axis of Evil. There was compelling evidence that prior to the war in Iraq, many of Saddams WMD's were scurried in to Syria. If we find out that some of the weapons that have been used in Darfur are Iraqi made, yet distributed and supplied by the Syrians, they may have pushed themselves to the front of the line in the War on Terror. And considering that Syria continues to refuse to leave Lebanon, primarily because of their support for militant Palestinian factions, the potential for confrontation is rising daily.

Assad would be wise to pay close attention to the following cartoon....

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