Posts Tagged ‘Slimy Syria’
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. Read the rest of this entry »
As well they might be be, as resurgent Islamism reverts to type. More from the front lines of the ‘Arab Spring’ that you won’t find in the slavish, incompetent mainstream media:
Ongoing turmoil in the embattled nation of Syria means its Christians face uncertain futures.
Easter weekend was one of the bloodiest since the riots and anti-government demonstrations started in mid-March, leading some churches to cancel Easter services. The Associated Press reported 120 deaths last weekend across Syria and a total of 450 deaths since the unrest began.
Rahid, a Syrian church leader, says: “Christians are fasting from all food from today until Saturday. Please join us in prayer and fasting. We want peace in our country. Please pray for our government and our police and army, that they can maintain the peace.” Read the rest of this entry »
Apparently, the strong suspicion (not without substantial reason) held by Israel and the West that Hezbollah is engaged in a major increase and upgrade and of its weapons reserves in Southern Lebanon – paid for by Iran and smuggled through Syria – is what is causing the tension, according to UN leader Ban Ki Moon. Nothing to do with the rearming itself, you understand. Oh, those recalcitrant Jooz:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Friday that an increase in tensions between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict with potentially devastating consequences.
In a report to the UN Security Council, Ban accused both countries of violating the 2006 cease-fire resolution that ended the 34-day Second Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah.
The UN chief said Hezbollah continues to maintain “a substantial military capacity” in violation of UN resolutions and an arms embargo, and he again called for Hizbullah and other militias to be disarmed “through a Lebanese-led political process.” Read the rest of this entry »