Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Syria-Iran Pact

Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles.
The London-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported that Iran and Syria signed a strategic accord meant to protect either country from international pressure regarding their weapons programs. The magazine, citing diplomatic sources, said Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions.

Iran also pledged to grant haven to any Syrian intelligence officer indicted by the UN or Lebanon.

This is extremely scary news, but even more so with the tie-in to terrorism:
The accord also obligated Syria to continue to supply the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah with weapons, ammunition and communications. Iran has been the leading weapons supplier to Hizbullah, with about 15,000 missiles and rockets along the Israeli-Lebanese border.

Iran also pledged to supply a range of military aid to Syria. Jane's cited technology for weapons of mass destruction as well as conventional arms, ammunition and training of Syrian military.

This is not good for the Middle-Eastern situation, especially for a country like Israel.

Also, it highlights the fact that if these kinds of people are going to be making alliances with each other, the U.S. must be even more prepared to defend against terror attacks on our own soil. With the sizes of these anti-American networks growing, terrorist networks can become even harder to trace and track. Which is yet another reason why the Patriot Act must be extended.

But news like this is bound not to phase anyone who is not concerned with national security. And my guess is that the Dems are certainly not phased by this.