Saturday, September 01, 2007

But Mike Ledeen Trusts Them

By Cernig

More Iran-War agitprop, from NRO.
Rev Guards Base Uncovered in Syria [Michael Ledeen]

I've been saying for some time that Syria is an Iranian colony, and that the defense pact the two signed several months ago was a serious matter. Now the Reform Party of Syria, which I trust, has just sent out the following:

New IRGC base near Homs

RPS News — The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an Iranian government terrorist organization, is managing a new training base near the city of Homs located west of Syria and less than 50 km from Lebanon. The base is off-limits but intelligence delivered to RPS indicate that there is no Syrian presence at the base, which makes it a fully operational foreign base and the first of its kind in the country.

It is believed that the base is armed with the second generation of the Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM) with a range of 2,100km able to hit major metropolises in the Middle East including Israel.
The Reform Party of Syria....

The reason Ledeen trusts them is because they are a construct of the neocons, in their entirety. The leader of the RPS is Farid Ghadry. He came up on my radar back in April because he was being cited (at NRO) as a source for reports that Nancy Pelosi's "meddling" in Israeli/Syrian diplomacy at Israel's request had "damaged the dissident movement in Syria". Gadry's SourceWatch entry is long, but here are the highlights:

Shared an office with Jack Abramoff. Member of AIPAC and the Committee on the Present Danger. Speaker at JINSA. Met Chalabi in Richard Perle's living room. Friend of Elizabeth Cheney. Launched his party at a meeting of the American Enterprise Institute. And as one Syrian observer wrote "Unknown in Syria, hated by Syria's liberals, won't work with anyone but himself, hasn't seen Syria since he was in short pants, loved by the State Department - does the name Ahmed Chalabi come to mind?"

"Trust us, we're the neocons."

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