More Info On that 'Accident'

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    via Little Green Footballs:

    Syrians Killed in North Korean Train Blast

    Remember the gigantic train explosion in North Korea last month? NK blamed it on ammonium nitrate fertilizer at the time.

    But here’s a very interesting report from Tokyo Sankei Shimbun that says as many as 10 Syrian “technicians” were killed in the blast—in the area of the train where the damage was the most serious: ‘Source’ Notes Syrian Technicians Killed in Yongch’on Train Explosion Incident. (Hat tip: Bubbaman.)

    A military source familiar with Korean Peninsula affairs revealed on 6 May that Syrian technicians were killed in a train explosion incident that occurred on 22 April in Yongch’on in the northwestern part of the DPRK and that the damage was especially serious in that section of the train where the Syrians were aboard, along with large equipment. The same source noted that although the contents of the equipment are unknown, DPRK military-related personnel wearing protective suits arrived on the scene immediately after the explosion and removed debris only from that section of the train where the Syrian group had been aboard. Consequently, there is a strong likelihood that the accident occurred when military materials were being secretly transported between the DPRK and Syria.

    According to the same source, the technicians aboard the train had been sent from the Syrian technical research center called Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche Scientific (CERS). Although CERS was established to promote science and technology development, it is suspected of playing a major role in Syria’s weapons of mass destruction development program.

    The technicians and the cargo were reportedly aboard the same section of the train. The same source said it was uncertain whether the cargo was the source of the explosion or whether it exploded after being set off by an explosion on another section of the train. The source then said, “The damage to that section of the train was the most serious,” noting that nearly 10 Syrians and accompanying North Koreans were killed.
     
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    Interesting... do you have a link to the article?

    Thx!
     
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    FOX just reported on this same story.... Seems it might be getting some legs. I tell ya, this is not good if it is true!

    They keep up their shit and the above prophecy just might be fulfilled sooner rather than later.
     
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    The link I had was off a Yahoo Middle East board, I'll try to find, but I think Fox has more 'gravitas.'
     
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    I agree and now that I have seen it on FOX myself, I am not so worried about the link....

    It is funny though.... There have been a lot of stories that hit the news then disappear. It is quite frightening frankly. It makes you wonder if the media is trying to cover up all the evidence that shows that the threat to the USA in this war is MUCH bigger than the LEFT wants to admit....
     
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    An update.......

     
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    http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/breaking_2.html

    N. Korean rail explosion foiled missile shipment to Syria



    SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM
    Tuesday, May 18, 2004
    A North Korean missile shipment to Syria was halted when a train collision in that Asian country destroyed the missile cargo and killed about a dozen Syrian technicians.

    U.S. officials confirmed a report in a Japanese daily newspaper that a train explosion on April 22 killed about a dozen Syrian technicians near the Ryongchon province in North Korea. The officials said the technicians were accompanying a train car full of missile components and other equipment from a facility near the Chinese border to a North Korea port.

    A U.S. official said North Korean train cargo was also believed to have contained tools for the production of ballistic missiles. North Korea has sold Syria the extended-range Scud C and Scud D missiles, according to reports by Middle East Newsline.

    "The way it was supposed work was that the train car full of missiles and components would have arrived at the port and some would have been shipped to Syria while others would have been transported by air," an official said.

    Officials said the North Korean shipment to Syria was not meant to have contained chemical or biological weapons. They said foreign rescue crews summoned to the train explosion did not report any chemical contamination.
    The explosion was said to have been caused by a collision of two trains. The collision downed an electrical power line, the sparks from which detonated the fuel from the train.

    On May 4, the Tokyo-based Sankei Shimbun quoted a military source that reported the death of the Syrian technicians. The newspaper said North Korean military personnel, wearing protective suits, removed the vestiges of the destroyed equipment meant for Syria.

    The technicans were representatives of Syria's Center for Scientific Research, which has been cited for helping develop that country's weapons of mass destruction program. The technicians were said to have been trained in North Korea to operate the equipment.

    Sankei said the bodies of the Syrians were flown home by a Syrian aircraft, which had arrived in Pyongyang to deliver aid supplies. The newspaper said North Korean personnel were also killed in the explosion.





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    You posted the same update as I did...... lol

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    HERE IS A LINK to a site that has a lot of info and ideas on this.... it is a blog....
     

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