I don't know if it's the best place for this post, but it's related to the news about Syria.
Iran agrees to fund Syrian military base
By Con Coughlin
Iran has agreed to fund a new multi-million-dollar military base on the Syrian coast to make it easier to ship weapons and other military hardware between the two countries, according to Western intelligence reports.
The Latakia deal was negotiated by Mr Kheirbek, who has been identified as one of the most powerful figures within Syria's security establishment. Mr Kheirbek, whose son also holds a senior post in Syria's internal security, is now the subject of US sanctions over his liaison role with Hizbollah in southern Lebanon. During his visit to Tehran, he met Ghasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Under the terms of the agreement, Iran plans to fly hundreds of tons of weapons to Latakia on freight planes which have a capacity of up to 40 tons each.
Teams of Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers are to be stationed at Latakia on a permanent basis, where they will co-ordinate the arms shipments with officials from Syria's Mukhabarat intelligence service.
MUCH MORE IN FULL STORY: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...tary-base.html
I did not see any proof of very well armed militias in the city. All they could show is two guys with shotguns in city of 700,000. Just wow.Does it not insult you considering that they are very well armed and did indeed use violence against police before being shoot at?
I'll repeat, when I read the Turkish article I feel that journalist is telling story as he see it. When I read Vesty article I feel I am reading North Korean propagana pamphlet.
Telling story doesnt mean that it is no propaganda - as he ignores in his story the other side of what is happened. Same thing as in Lybia - all wester journalists are telling story how badly people suffer under Gaddafi - that rebels arent exactly better - who cares?
In this last video is a rally in support of Assad?
Turkey threatens to join international military action in Syria
Turkey has lost patience with Syria, according to Turkish officials quoted in the Hurriyet newspaper, and has issued an ultimatum to Assad.
By Zvi Bar'el
Turkey may consider cooperating with international powers in the event they decide to intervene militarily in Syria, according to a report in the Turkish "Hurriyet" newspaper on Saturday
Turkey has lost its patience with Syria, according to Turkish officials, and Turkish President Abdullah Gul has issued an ultimatum to Syrian President Bashar Assad via Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu who visited Syria on Tuesday.
people so far in the last events.
All pics were taken from the same week or two. all but last 2 were posted on the photos forum.
Its really heart-warming to see how people all over the world protest against evil things when they happen, without being biased.
Fireball, looks like those protestors had a problem on how to spell Syria.
At least we know these protestors are either mind bogglingly stupid and somehow think its the Israelis who are killing them or dont actually care about the Syrians at all. Its a tough call between one and two.
Oh, yes, just remembered the story about nuclear weapons in Iraq as a reason to butt in. It was 'according to Western intelligence reports' too.Iran has agreed to fund a new multi-million-dollar military base on the Syrian coast to make it easier to ship weapons and other military hardware between the two countries, according to Western intelligence reports.