http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?ID=254251&R=R1 ALERT ALERT ALERT!!!! ISRAEL WARNS - SYRIA HAS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ARSENALS IN THE WORLD - ISRAEL AT SERIOUS DANGER FROM SYRIA COLLAPSE HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON HAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF SYRIA CHAOS AND HAS NOW OBTAINED LONG RANGE MISSILES CAPABLE OF CARRYING HALF TON WAR HEAD AND VERY SOPHISTICATED RUSSIAN AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS OBTAINED FROM SYRIA
While Hezbollah is known to have a large quantity of shoulder- launched anti-aircraft missiles, the IDF now assumes that the Lebanese Islamist group has received the SA-8, a truck-mounted Russian tactical surface- to-air missile system reported to have a range of 30 kilometers.
In addition to the possible transfer of air-defense systems, Hezbollah is also believed to have received several dozen more M600 long-range missiles, as well as additional 302 mm. Khaibar-1 rockets, which have a range of about 100 kilometers.
It is already believed to have a significant arsenal of M600s, which are manufactured in Syria as a clone of Iran’s Fateh- 110. The M600 has a range of around 300 kilometers. It can carry a half-ton warhead and has superior accuracy.
Syria recently deployed some of the more sophisticated air-defense systems it has received over the past year from Russia, including the SA-17, an even more advanced system than the SA-8, with longer ranges and greater accuracy. A number of batteries are believed to have recently been declared operational in Syria, which has spent close to $2 billion on air-defense systems in recent years.
As reported two weeks ago in the Post, Israel is particularly concerned with the
possibility that Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons will fall into terrorist hands, amid predictions that President Bashar Assad’s regime will fall in the coming months. This has not yet happened, though, and Syrian chemical warfare facilities are understood to still be under the control of Assad’s regime.
Syria has one of the most extensive chemical weapon arsenals in the world, reportedly including sarin, VX and mustard gas
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/france-s-sarkozy-military-strike-on-iran-would-trigger-middle-east-war-1.408388 FRANCE PRESIDENT SARKOZY WARNS - IRAN STRIKE WILL TRIGGER MIDDLE EAST WAR A POSSIBLE A WORLD WAR!!!!
European Union foreign ministers are likely to agree on extra sanctions, including an oil embargo and a freeze on the assets of Iran's central bank at a meeting on Monday, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said.
Iran has reacted by threatening to block the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway at the mouth of the Gulf, through which about 20 per cent of the world's daily oil trade is shipped.
Last month, Iran conducted military drills in the Strait.
Netanyahu Tells U.S Joint Chief Of Staff -
"Stop Iran Now Before Its Too Late Or We Will"
NETANYAHU REFUSES TO SUBMIT TO OBAMAS DEMAND TO REFRAIN FROM UILATERAL STRIKE WTHOUT INFORMING THE U.S
Israel Cancels Largest Military Drill With U.S In History -
Possibly So That Israel Can Strike This Spring Without the U.S In the Way.
Netanyahu fears that dialogue between Iran and the five powers plus Germany (the P5+1) will resume after bowing to an Iranian stipulation that sanctions be suspended for the duration of the talks. Once again, Tehran will be enabled to steal a march on the US and Israel and bring its nuclear weapon program to conclusion, unhindered by economic constraints.
http://www.jpost.com/IranianThreat/News/Article.aspx?id=254483 Iran Calls For Israel To Be Punished After Assassinating the Fifth Iranian Nuclear Scientist Since 2007 -
"The Zionist regime should be punished in a way that it can not play such games with our country again."
Such threats have been made before in Tehran and it is unclear how or when they might be carried out. Israel is on guard against attacks on its borders and within, notably by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, which is supported by Iran.
Leader of Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for world powers should pile diplomatic pressure on Assad in Syria and set up a no-fly zone and “safe zones” to help the opposition.
“The international community should take the right position... They should fully isolate this regime, pull out their ambassadors and expel the regime’s ambassadors,” Muhammad Shaqfa told Reuters.
http://www.smh.com.au/business/financial-crisis-get-ready-for-next-wave-20120118-1q6n3.html WORLD BANK WARNS - GET READY FOR THE NEXT WAVE OF COLLAPSE