Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Iran Caused Superstorm Sandy, Syria Claims
Image courtesy of The Birkes, Flickr /Wikipedia Commons.
Major catastrophes often give rise to outlandish explanations. According to CNN, a Syrian pro-government group claimed:
“Sources confirmed to us that Hurricane Sandy that is slamming the U.S. was set off by highly advanced technologies developed by the heroic Iranian regime that supports the resistance, with coordination of our resistive Syrian regime,” pro-government group News Network of the Syrian Armed Forces said in a Facebook posting.
This is the punishment for whoever dares to attack Syria’s (Bashar) al-Assad and threaten peace and stability.”
It is a common tendency to blame Israel or global warming for all kinds of calamities, so the Syrian claim is definitely a new kind of development.
Saad Abedine, Saad. 2012. 'Heroic' Iran, 'resistive' Syria behind Sandy, pro-Assad group claims.. CNN (31 October).