The Corner

A NUCLEAR SYRIA? USING IRAQI MATERIALS?

Olivier Guitta writes that Syria is advancing its own secret nuclear program. He reports that the Kuwaiti daily newspaper, Al Seyassah, has quoted European intelligence sources saying that “Syria has an advanced nuclear program” in a secret site located in the province of Al Hassaka, close to the Turkish and Iraqi borders. British sources quoted by the paper believe that “it is President Assad’s brother, Colonel Maher Assad and his cousin Rami Makhlouf, who supervise the program.”

This nuclear weapons program is “based on material that Saddam Hussein’s two sons shipped to Syria before — and during — the U.S. war against Iraq. According to the Kuwaiti newspaper, this explains why international investigative teams found no proof of Hussein’s nuclear program.”

Interesting in itself but it also raises this question: If Iran’s theocrats get nukes and decide to share those nukes with other regimes (or with terrorist groups) how could they be stopped? If the soi-disant International Community can’t or won’t stand up to a pre-nuclear Iran, what are the chances anyone would stand up to nuclear armed mullahs?

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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