Wonder what that could be for? (H/t Un:dhimmi reader Peter):
Iran has agreed to fund a new multi-million-dollar military base on the Syrian coast to make it easier to ship weapons and other military hardware between the two countries, according to Western intelligence reports.
Under the terms of the deal, which was concluded after a high-level Syrian delegation visited Tehran, Iran is to assist with the development of a new military compound at Latakia airport which will be completed by the end of next year. The aim of the agreement is to open a supply route that will enable Iran to transfer military hardware directly to Syria.
Western security officials say the deal was agreed following a visit to Tehran in June by Muhammad Nasif Kheirbek, Syria’s deputy vice-president for security affairs and an ally of President Bashar al-Assad.
Iran and Syria have enjoyed a close strategic alliance for decades, founded on their mutual antipathy towards the West.
In return for Iranian military support, Syria has supported Tehran’s attempts to develop the Islamic fundamentalist Hizbollah militia into a major political force in neighbouring Lebanon.
In recent months, Iran has been deeply alarmed at the nationwide protests in Syria against the Assad regime. Western diplomats claim that Iran has been sending riot control equipment, as well as intelligence monitoring techniques and oil, to Damascus to help Mr Assad regain control over his country.
But Iranian efforts to provide clandestine support have suffered several setbacks after Turkish officials intercepted a number of arms shipments destined for Syria.
This latest intelligence merely formalises the virtual client-state relationship between the Baathist dictatorship of the murderous Bashar al-Assad, the murderous Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the equally murderous Iranian Mullahcracy.
We’ve reported since our inception on how Iran supplies its military implant in Lebanon Hezbollah, (which now all but runs the place) via Syria – and how Syria and Iran’s nuclear ambitions are closely tied.
Add kleptocratic thugocracy Russia and those those peace-loving North Koreans supplying the nuclear and military technology and you have the stuff of nightmares.
In addition to aiding the overriding objective of the Muslim countries in this cabal (namely to wipe the Jewish State from the map), this new base could also provide a platform from which to undermine or attack previously energy-poor Israel’s enormous new Mediterranean gas find.
But you won’t hear too much about any of this in most of the liberal media (particularly the bigger picture) – because just like the malevolent alliance at the centre of this story, they’re too busy delegitimising and dehumanising the object of this enterprise – Israel, who threatens nobody whatsoever.
Still think Dubya was an uninformed idiot, when he spoke of the axis of evil?
Read the rest at the Telegraph. Cartoon by the always on-the-button Cox and Forkum.
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