IRAN - SYRIA ALLIANCE COMES OUT OF CLOSET
This is a non-news announcement on the part of Iran, who is simply coming out of the closet with public acknowledgment of the long cooperation and alliance between Iran and Syria. Iran and Syria back and finance terrorist groups like Hizbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Both are actively engaged in peopling, financing and arming terrorist anarchists to destroy the developing democratic republic in Irac. Both support an extremist form of Islam. Both support terrorist activity of the Palestinians against Israel. And, apparently they both support terrorist activity and Syria's unlawful occupation of Lebanon---where anti-Syrian Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri was assassinated this week. So, exactly what is new here besides threatening bravado by "axis of evil" nuke hungry theocrats in Iran?
Iran and Syria are being made more bold by Russia's and the European Union's current plans being made to sell prohibited weaponry to and remove sanctions from these two terrorist countries. President Bush needs to move boldly, quickly and decisively to put a stop to this and to both Iran's and Syria's terrorism in Irac.
Here is an excellent article on Iran's announcement today and some past history of Iran's and Syria's alliance:
"Iran, Syria Team Up to Confront Threats"
February 16, 2005 2:05 PM EST
"TEHRAN, Iran - Iran and Syria, who both are facing pressure from the United States, said Wednesday they will form a united front to confront possible threats against them, state-run television reported."In view of the special conditions faced by Syria, Iran will transfer its experience, especially concerning sanctions, to Syria," Mohammad Reza Aref, Iran's first vice president, was quoted as saying after meeting Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otari."At this sensitive point, the two countries require a united front due to numerous challenges...."
Tehran and Damascus have been strategic allies for years. Syria was the only Arab country that continued its warm relations with Iran during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war...." dcexaminer