As a matter of interest, I thought it might be worthwhile drawing people's attention to the 'Die Wield' story originally published bay in May 2011
of the possible existance of Iranian Missile scientists on the ground in Venezuela.
At the time the US, Iran and Venezuela discounted these reports as 'unconfirmed'.
In brief the original article proposed that Iranian missile scientists as well as Iranian air force personell were on the ground in Venezueala,
working on remote drone projects that would ostensibly offer the Venuzuelan's protection against possible US lead attacks. But by extension would
also give Iran the capability of launching rocket or drone attacks against the US.
I'm not sure how plauseable this idea is, but at the time I thought I'd keep an eye out for any possible covert actions along the lines of an
'industrial accident' in venezuela that might indicate some covert action against the Iranian presence in south america.
I mean if you suspected your high profile sensitive scientists and research activitities were likely to be attacked by airstrikes from israel, what
better place to hide them but outside Iran right?
Then low and behold last weekend this happened...
OK, on the face of it, it could just be a massive conincidence, afterall Venezuela is an oil producing state, like Iran, and accidents to happen all
the time in oil refineries. (Expecially if the materials being produced there are high grade rocket fuels maybe?)
Likewise, Iran having having boots on the ground in syria makes complete sense. The invasion of Iraq and afghanistan diverted the attention of AQ from
attacks against US mainland and gave AQ the ability to 'walk-to-work' as well as providing the US and other western targets with better insight into
potential threats at home and abroad from islamic extremeists. So if syria falls, iran has no buffer against invasion, my thinking is that they would
rather fight a war in Syria by proxy than on iranian soil. If their intervention in Syria prevents syria from falling, then thats one less thing they
have to worry about.
I thought that the Iran / Venezuela connection might be worthy of its own thread on ATS, but I couldnt find any mention of it on here and being a
newbie, (long time lurker) I dont have the ability to post a new thread. I'd be gratefull if others with a stronger ATS pedigree than me might repost
this if they think its valid.