ę Charleston Shooting Ends With One Dead, Millions of Progressives So Disappointed They Just Can't Even | Main | Thursday Night's ONT is Topical Ľ
August 24, 2017

Did Iran Fund North Korea's Secret Chemical Weapons Deal?

Obamandyas.

A new United Nations report detailing chemical arms-related shipments from North Korea to Syria raises one big unanswered question: Who finances such illegal weapons deals?

After all, the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad has very few financial resources of its own, and North Koreaís Kim Jong Un is known to use illicit sales of military wares to help bypass international sanctions targeting his countryís legitimate exports, and to finance his grip on power.

In the past, one of Assadís strongest supporters, Iran, has been suspected of financing arms deals between Syria and North Korea. Separately, the Islamic Republic reportedly has cooperated with North Korea in developing nuclear- and missile-related armaments.

Iranís military involvement supporting the Assad regime in Syria, as well the growing military presence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iranian proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and all the way to Afghanistan, has worried rival Sunni regimes in the region, as well as Israel and, increasingly, the United States.

So did the Iranians finance the chemical shipment described in the UN report?

Spoiler alert: Almost certainly.


digg this
posted by Ace at 09:12 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Grump928(C): "[i]Johnson was given blanket authority to issues s ..."

gp: ""neither house of Congress serves any useful funct ..."

Gref: "It's pathetic watching Dana Perino and Bret Baier ..."

vmom 2020 Slo / Ho 2020: "Kamala talks that way because she is better than y ..."

EveR: "398 LASue They may say "match", but she hits me ..."

Mikey NTH - Boo Hoo? You Do! Pity Party Supplies at The Outrage Outlet!: "Tom Servo, Joe has a habit of apprpriating from UK ..."

wth: "Well, Joe has locked up the 7-11 vote. ..."

gp: "OT: The military is going to have a giant hard-on ..."

Archer: "Hey, Kamera?  How many minutes for the burrit ..."

SH: "Biden and Harris are going to run on COVID and I c ..."

JackStraw : ">>I sadly must agree, neither house of Congress se ..."

Up and In: "Just how many R senators want to see Trump re-elec ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64