Nuclear partnership: Syria and North Korea

by Infidelesto on September 13, 2007 · 1 comment

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It’s becoming more and more clear why Israel entered Syrian airspace and bombed “something in the desert”.

North Koreans helping Syria build nuclear weapons is what Bush calls “crossing the line”. Just recently North Korea stated they were dismantling their nuclear program. It seems it’s not just being dismantled, but rather “transferred” to Syria undercover. I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of deal has been made that led North Korea to suddenly come clean and disarm their nuclear program.

North Korea may be cooperating with Syria on some sort of nuclear facility in Syria, according to new intelligence the United States has gathered over the past six months, sources said. The evidence, said to come primarily from Israel, includes dramatic satellite imagery that led some U.S. officials to believe that the facility could be used to produce material for nuclear weapons. The new information, particularly images received in the past 30 days, has been restricted to a few senior officials under the instructions of national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, leaving many in the intelligence community unaware of it or uncertain of its significance, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Some cautioned that initial reports of suspicious activity are frequently reevaluated over time and were skeptical that North Korea and Syria, which have cooperated on missile technology, would have a joint venture in the nuclear arena. …

In talks in Beijing in March 2003, a North Korean official pulled aside his American counterpart and threatened to “transfer” nuclear material to other countries. President Bush has said that passing North Korean nuclear technology to other parties would cross the line.
And this from Captain’s Quarters

The story began when Syria complained of an Israeli overflight in the north end of their country, later adding that the Israeli jets had “dropped ordnance” on Syrian territory. The Israelis refused to confirm or deny the allegation, a rather significant silence considering the nature of Syria’s claims. Yesterday, word started getting around about a potential “unconventional weapons” site — and oddly, North Korea protested the attack in general terms.

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