31/10/2012 14:45 GMT | Updated 31/10/2012 17:09 GMT

Superstorm Sandy 'Caused By Iranian Secret Engineering With Help From The Brave Lions Of Syria'

The Superstorm which battered America’s East Coast killing at least 50 people was allegedly caused by top-secret Iranian engineering, as championed by Syria.

A translation of a Facebook statement made by the self-proclaimed News Network of the Syrian Armed Forces on Monday reads:

"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.

"This is the punishment for whoever dares to attack Syria's (Bashar) al-Assad and threaten peace and stability."


That's some status update: The News Network of the Syrian Armed Forces Facebook page

The article has been shared over 1,000 times and has received close to 350 likes.

Some commenters weighed in to urge Iran to “manufacture hurricane Israel”, while others criticised the post as “complete baloney”.

CNN points out responses from pro-Assad supporters slamming those doubting the claims.

One believer asked: “Why are you surprised by such a heroic act that our special forces carried out with the help of Iranian experts?


“Yes this is the great work of the brave lions of Syria in retaliation to the evil conspiracy against our great nation. We will have victory even if it will take some time.”

Anti-government protests began in Syria in March 2011. The country has been a close ally of Iran for decades.

Earlier this week, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed the US and Israel for Syria's bloody civil war.

In a message to Muslims performing the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, he described the bloodshed as a "crime initiated by the United States and the Zionist regime, Israel," punishing Syria for resisting Israeli occupation and supporting anti-Israel Palestinian and Lebanese groups, AP reported.

The Facebook declaration joins some of the weirder conspiracy theories to surround the natural disaster, which caused near apocalyptic destruction and damage estimated at a staggering $50billion (£31billion).

Earlier the storm killed 68 people as it tore through the Caribbean. has compiled a handy list highlighting the other supposed masterminds as gays, attempts by President Barack Obama to be re-elected, and a ruse for the US government to impose gun control.