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Iran, N. Korea run operations room in Syria
World Net Daily ^ | 08/27/2013

Posted on 09/08/2013 8:39:41 PM PDT by drewh

ranian and North Korean experts are directing an operations room for the Syrian army ahead of a possible showdown with Western powers, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND.

The Iranians and North Koreans, based inside Syria, are focusing their efforts on ensuring the viability of Syria’s air defense systems while maintaining the embattled country’s vast missile arsenal, the officials said.

The officials said Iran has gone so far as to pledge soldiers to Syria if such mercenaries are needed in a confrontation.

Russian military experts are also participating in the preparation efforts by advising the Syrian army, but Moscow has not met the expectations of Bashar al-Assad’s regime regarding the extent of their involvement, the officials said,

The Middle Eastern security officials further told WND they have information Iran failed to convince the Hamas command in the Gaza Strip to fire rockets into the Jewish state in the event of a Western attack on Syria.

The officials believe that if a Western attack against Damascus is surgical and is carried out without the goal of regime change, the Syrians may not retaliate against Israel.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: iran; northkorea

1 posted on 09/08/2013 8:39:41 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh


But, I will bump it.

2 posted on 09/08/2013 8:41:21 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Well, taking sides in this mess is like choosing between two terrible wrecks for a date.

3 posted on 09/08/2013 8:42:39 PM PDT by lurk
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To: nuconvert; txhurl


4 posted on 09/08/2013 8:42:43 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: drewh

Still don’t care and Joe, you are a whore.

5 posted on 09/08/2013 8:45:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: drewh
Syria is allied with Iran and as such is their most important ally. Without Syria, Iran would not have direct access Lebanon or the means to resupply Hezbollah.

The end game in this confrontation has always been Iran. Iran has let her mouth overload her butt, with threats and pledges of soldiers - which would only have to come from the Becka Valley in Lebanon.

Taking down Iran is a major goal, since 1979 for the US. The major problems are that Iran has spent years doing recon missions on US Missions abroad and they will attack them, just as they did in 1979. The problem for the US then is to bait Iran into attacking another US Embassy or Consulate so that we have the pretext for direct war. Attacking an Annex denotes there is not actually a link to diplomacy but rather intelligence operations, so Benghazi while tragic does not trigger action against either Syria or Iran even if they were involved.

Iran will flushed out shortly, she can not much longer endure the sanctions, plus a major refinery or import terminal's destruction. Actually, the real key to Iran would be to cut off food imports, along with energy, but our EU Allies would stand to lose too much currency given the dependence those social welfare states have on dictators and the favorable trade terms.

My guess is that any build up for Syria is simply a diversion that the US hits Iran instead, while the Saudi's, UAE and French take on Syria. Assad's escape helo will probably be shot down by friendly forces.

6 posted on 09/08/2013 8:59:37 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: drewh

B-2s, B-52s and B-1s (are they still in service?) should drop huge payloads on these Command and Control centers, knocking out the Russkies, N. Koreans and Iranians - they are the ones winning this for Assad.

7 posted on 09/08/2013 10:26:22 PM PDT by Netz
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Does Israel play an active role in any of this?

8 posted on 09/08/2013 10:27:29 PM PDT by Netz
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To: Netz


If Assad loses, millions of Christians are going to be slaughtered by your allies Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. The US needs to get its nose out of there.

9 posted on 09/08/2013 10:28:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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