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It has long been known that North Korean scientists have aided Damascus in developing sophisticated ballistic missile technology, and there appears to be little debate that North Koreans frequently visited a site in the Syrian desert that Israeli jets attacked Sept. 6.

Thus, a cooperative military relationship has been established unequivocally in the reader's mind between North Korea and Syria.

Furthermore, many readers may easily confuse and conflate "ballistic missile technology" with "nuclear technology".  I almost did.

(The confusion between "ballistic missile" and "nuclear" technologies might have been primed by an earlier article in the Washington Post, just one week after the attack:

N. Korea, Syria May Be at Work on Nuclear Facility )

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by marco on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 12:11:17 AM EST
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