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Night Watch: BEIJING – Iran Special Envoy, Interior Minister Mostafa Pur-Mohammadi arrived in Beijing Thursday for two days of crucial, last minute discussions with China Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the obvious vulnerability of missile factories and bases in Syria and their immediate risks of being attacked repeatedly by the Israel Air Force (IAF) again as on September 6.
As it was eventually revealed, the “mystery” air strike was no accident and it was specifically designed to destroy a Syrian-Iranian missile base financed by Tehran. Of course, what is especially disturbing to Tehran is not only was the base destroyed but also the IAF suffered no losses. Every aircraft returned.
The anti-aircraft fire from Syrian defenses was completely ineffective, which means every military base in Syria can be at least heavily damaged if not destroyed and the IAF lose no men and material. [IRNA]
Ever since Tehran re-started its nuclear weapons program in 1986, either Beijing has been its almost sole supplier directly or through Pyongyang because China was aware Iran and the Jihad have the potential to weaken three of China’s rivals, the West-India-Russia.
Iran’s Shahab ballistic missile is based mostly on a North Korean design and is probably equipped with guidance systems from Beijing. Even Iran’s cruise missile is from a Chinese design and the bases and storage facilities are probably known by Jerusalem.
When reports mentioned there was a large hole in the ground after the raid then I assume the IAF used some of the bunker bombs Washington supplied Israel with two years ago, reported on crossfirewar.com at the time. The strategic military preparations by Tehran-Damascus did not start last week or even last year, they have been in progress ever since both governments supported the establishment of Hezbollah in Lebanon 25 years ago.
The military preparations were always meant to remove the West’s influence from the region and for the next war with Israel, but what Pur-Mohammadi and Jiechi have to admit, Beijing-Tehran can do almost nothing to protect the military facilities in Syria and Damascus seems unable to.
China’s Foreign Minister may now be advising the Special Envoy, in view of latest developments, China does not have an anti-aircraft system they can export overnight which will be able to defend the bases and military factories in Syria, nor does Iran seem to have one, therefore whatever missiles and warheads Syria-Iran have they had better use as quickly as possible.
The Special Envoy may then respond by saying Iran would have no choice but to reconsider its energy, oil supply commitments to China. Both governments know Iran’s offensive foreign policy and the Jihad will not go on forever that Tehran has enough for perhaps one year of offensive warfare, mostly against the West – India, in support of Pakistan and the Muslims in Kashmir.
However, after the war runs its course for the rest of this year and expires in 2008, what countries are your main economic partners?
Both governments know the main international presence in West Asia is going to be Moscow operating as always with major financing from the West, principally Berlin. With that reality in mind, the photo attached to the linked article is a reflection by both officials of that realization and therefore it is time to say goodbye.
There will be some economic connections between Tehran and some industrial services in China, the ones that are not being constantly demonstrated against and can still export some material, but the priority destination of Iran’s oil and gas will be Japan instead of China.
During the remainder of World War III, the contentious diplomatic confrontations between Tehran-Tokyo are going to become more cooperative as Japan restores full contact with the Persian Gulf.
Relations between Tehran-Tokyo became confrontational when Tehran announced in late 2004 that they wanted China to be the main importer of Iranian oil instead of Japan. Almost the very next day Japan changed its military-foreign policy from defensive to offensive and has remained in extremely serious diplomatic contact with Iran ever since.
But the end of the war is in sight with Iran not only completing its own production of advanced weaponry, like its new guided bomb, but Israel’s attack signaling Jerusalem is quite prepared and willing to strike without advanced notice as she did in June 1967. Israel realized it was going to be attacked so she attacked first and won the war in six days. That is the only way to put Iran and the Jihad on the defensive, but only two Allied governments are prepared and willing to do that, Jerusalem-Moscow.