The Red and the Green

Regular readers of Harry’s Place will be more than familiar with the Islamist/Communist alliance that has developed and deepened in Britain since the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001.

It’s an increasingly problematic international phenomenon as well, as this story from the Telegraph makes clear:

Iran and North Korea have appointed high-level delegations to deepen co-operation between the two countries on nuclear weapons technology, according to diplomatic sources in Beijing.

Despite Teheran’s insistence that its nuclear programme is aimed at meeting the country’s future energy needs, Iran has already admitted to buying the blueprint for Pakistan’s nuclear bomb from Dr A Q Khan, the “father” of that country’s atom bomb. Nuclear experts believe that Iran is now seeking to acquire North Korea’s expertise to assist its own clandestine programme to develop a nuclear weapons arsenal.

Iran’s Shahab-3 missile is based on North Korea’s Nodong ballistic missiles and Teheran is also keen to maintain the existing co-operation between the two countries on the development of long-range missiles.

A backward medieval theocracy and the world’s first totalitarian primogeniture practicing state swapping mass destruction technology and its system of delivery – hardly a marriage made in socialist heaven, but I can almost guarantee the comments box will have certain ‘leftists’ defending this cynical and dangerous marriage of convenience within hours.