What is in Syria that is not being talked about? Hizballah, an Iranian terrorist group, is there. But what else is in Syria, besides a genocidal maniac of a president, which should give us cause for deep concern?
There are allegations and a book claiming that, when Saddam Hussein knew that he was about to be invaded, he started flying his chemicals and WMD related materials into Syria. “In April 2003 US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld stated that the US had evidence to suggest that Syria had been conducting chemical weapons tests over the prior 12 to 15 months”, as posted at GlobalSecurity .org. It has been claimed that two Iraqi Boeing airplanes had been used as the transportation for this task. The 56 flights were largely ignored due to the coming US invasion (everyone thought the civilians were getting out of the way, now we know that was not the case) and they coincided with a flood in Syria. This flood provided the presumption that Iraq was sending aid.
So, there is the opportunity and a method for moving WMD into Syria.
Since then there have been a multitude of banks, chemical, manufacturing, and construction firms doing business between Iran and Syria. A very few of them include Fars Chemical Industries Company, Export Development Bank of Iran, Machine Sazi Arak, Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), and Defense Industries Organization (DIO).
Fars Chemical produced and provided to Syria S.S. 304 reactors (used in nuclear reactors) equipped with agitators and laboratory equipment that include spectrophotometer, Perkin Elmer 1320 IR instrument, vacuum and other ovens, rotary vacuum distillation device. The rotary vacuum distillation device is found as part of a centrifuge distillation system used to produce up to 90% enriched uranium.
Machine Sazi Arak had been listed by the British government in 2010 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; listed as an entity of concern for occasional military procurement activities in an early warning document distributed by the German government to industry in July 2005; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs. Quite the resume, wouldn’t you say?
Defense Industries Organization (DIO) is in charge of Iranian military, missile, nuclear, biological, and chemical programs. It is controlled by Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics. The U.S. Department of State indicates the DIO has engaged in activities that have materially contributed to the development of Iran's nuclear and missile programs such as making “Iran’s centrifuge program components."
Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) which ,according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, controls Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and is the ultimate authority over Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization and manufactures Shahab-3 missiles (medium range, liquid-propellant, road-mobile ballistic missile capable of deploying a nuclear warhead similar to the warhead design sold by A.Q. Khan to Libya (http://www.missilethreat.com/missilesoftheworld/id.107/missile_detail.asp)) and has brokered transactions involving materials and technologies with ballistic missile applications.