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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Janes: 'Dozens' died in Syrian - Iranian chemical weapons experiment

Jane's, the prominent defense magazine, is reporting that 'dozens' of people died on July 23 of this year, when nerve gas leaked during a Syrian - Iranian attempt to mount chemical weapons on a Scud-C warhead.
Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in a Jane's Magazine report 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 and VX gas.

The factory was created specifically for the purposes of altering ballistic missiles to carry chemical payloads, the magazine report claimed.

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.


Syria began developing chemical weapons in 1973, just before the Yom Kipper War. Global Security.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.
I wonder if their program is as good as North Korea's.

I made that comment kind of tongue in cheek, but you all know that I believe that the IAF destroyed a chemical plant and not a nuclear plant last week. Now that I think about it, it could well be that the plant at Deir al-Zur that Israel allegedly destroyed could well have been trying to fit chemical weapons onto Scud warheads. It fits, doesn't it?


At 1:04 AM, Blogger bikermailman said...

Whichever type it was it was evil, and the IDF did good work. The fact that Syria took their sweet time whining about it says volumes to me about their guilt, and the surrounding muslim countries' silence does as well. Thanks again for all the news you shoot our way.

At 4:08 AM, Blogger Yishai said...

Wow. It fits like a glove. No nukes, but sarin gas. That stuff is serious $hit. I'm pretty sure you don't store sarin on the nose of a scud long term, so loading up a missile with the sarin could indicate near-term launch intentions.

At 5:54 AM, Blogger Macker said...

Dear Lord...are they planning for another Yom Kippur attack?

At 6:37 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


That thought has crossed my mind.


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