Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test

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  1. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I never expected this. I feel incredibley naive...and scared. Why would they have sarin gas?? :(


    Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test

    Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in Jane's Defence Weekly, which reported 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 Syrians 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 globalsecurity.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. Globalsecurity.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.
     
  2. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    That would depend on:

    What is "Jane's Defence Weekly"?
     
  3. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Hmmmm...I think some Darwin Awards need to be handed out.

    Good on Iran and Syria for bringing attention and proof to the fact that they are messing around with WMDs.



    Uhhhhhh.....WHAT??? :bugeye:
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  4. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I think its a British magazine cuz they do a lot of reporting on the UK. And they don't seem biased, they just reported on a UK sub blast as well.
     
  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Sounds like an attempt to justify Israel's raids on Syria
     
  6. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    And their source for this news? Memri?

    All the sources for this news are from Israel

    'Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test'
    Jerusalem Post, Israel - 5 hours ago
    COM STAFF Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a ...
    Syria blast 'linked to chemical weapons': report AFP
    Report: Dozens dead in Syrian chemical weapons experiment Ynetnews
    A Syrian military installation reportedly suffered a deadly ... Jewish Telegraphic Agency
    Israel Insider - AOL News Newsbloggers
    all 19 news articles »

    http://news.google.com/news?ie=UTF-...&tab=wn&q=Iran syria missile&btnG=Search News
     
  7. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    Uh yeah. Respond to a conventional attack with sarin gas. Very noble.
     
  8. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    HAHAHA

    I can't believe that's true until BBC/CBC report it. No one is that fuckin dumb...not even the most backwater Islamophile is that fuckin stupid.
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    You're assuming the news is true. Curious. Why?
     
  10. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    LOL, and your assuming its not. :D Curious, why?
     
  11. mikenostic Stop pretending you're smart! Registered Senior Member

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    It's no less true than all the shit from the links that you post in the attempts to prove whatever point you are trying to prove at the moment.

    Why did I know you were going to make some stupid statement to try to discredit something that doesn't agree with your agenda?
     
  12. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    does this count? What news media needs to report it before its true?
     
  13. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    The premier defence-related magazine in the world.
    Jane's is the most prestigious publisher of defence and military information, dating back over 100 years.
    They have an unparalelled reputation for non-partisanship and honesty.
    (And bloody price, IIRC I paid £350 for a year's subscription :D)

    British-based, but a world wide readership and outlets/ reporters/ sources.
     
  14. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Yes thanks. Apparently it was reported
    Okay, so they are designing nonconventional weapons.

    Looks like its time for war. Or perhaps they are anticipating an attack.
     
  15. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I have no problem with a country testing weapons. We do it. But sarin gas?!
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Because of previous experience of Memri translations, which omit important parts of the news, giving it a very different bent. Like the "wipe out Israel" speech from Maddenedjedi.
     
  17. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I'm guessing when you're at war with someone who has nuclear weapons and has attacked and invaded your neighbor for several years and now has you in his sights, you want something more than a stick to deter him.
     
  18. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    But how do you control sarin gas? Its goes which ever way the wind blows.
    Have Syria and Iran been denying being in cahoots?
     
  19. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I'm assuming there are ways to control it, since it has been used before and there are plenty of people willing to die for their country. :shrug:

    Anyone who thinks the Iraq war and Afghanistan have created less angry people in the world are fooling themselves.
     
  20. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Anyway, aren't there ways of detecting such chemicals if you have them on your person?

    edit: yep
    And:

    Still:
    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2000/08/38306

    Chemical and biological warfare is the future.:(
     
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