Skip to comments.Hezbollah Gets SCUDS
Posted on 10/20/2009 1:17:41 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Arab media in the Persian Gulf have been reporting that Syria, apparently on the orders of Iran, has turned over about 300 long range ballistic missiles to Hezbollah control. The missiles have apparently not left Syria (they would be hard to miss, being driven around southern Lebanon). The reports add that Hezbollah personnel are being trained to operate the missiles.
Syria has underground storage and launch facilities for its arsenal of over a thousand SCUD missiles. Armed with half ton high explosive and cluster bomb warheads, the missiles have ranges of 500-700 kilometers. Syria also has some 90 older Russian Frog-7 missiles (70 kilometer range, half ton warhead) and 210 more modern Russian SS-21 missiles (120 kilometer range, half ton warhead) operating with mobile launchers. There are also 60 mobile SCUD launchers. The Syrians have a large network of camouflaged launching sites for the mobile launchers. Iran and North Korea have helped Syria build underground SCUD manufacturing and maintenance facilities. The Syrian missiles are meant to hit Israeli airfields, missile launching sites and nuclear weapons sites, as well as population centers. Syria hopes to do enough damage with a missile strike to cripple Israeli combat capability. Hezbollah is more interested in killing civilians, and would aim their missiles at Israeli cities.
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This should make Syria and Iran hard targets in days.
We wouldn’t put up with this, and Israel isn’t about to either.
Well Obama, which side are you going to come down on? I wonder...
This is welcomed good news. Now Israel can Nuke Iran AND Syria.
Oh, no doubt about it. They openly plan now to take out Israel. You won’t hear a peep out of this White House on the matter.
Ya’ mite wanna take a look at this...
That should get the price of gasoline back to where Iran wants it.
right, my bad. absolutely.
Not just Russia, but Iran also wants oil at $70/barrel or above. This world is so upside-down I fight back regurgitation daily.
Those Syrians also have Chemical and Biological warheads for those Scuds.
Escalating Iran-Pak tensions may weaken Waziristan offensive, warns US diplomat
Growing tensions with Iran at this time are just not going to help. If Pak-Iran tensions grow, that will not help anyone. The danger will be of Pakistan loosing focus on Waziristan, The Daily Times quoted a US diplomat in Islamabad, as saying.
I’m running out to buy popcorn right now. This will have high entertainment value.
thanks for the heads up
saw a similar article a few days ago, but there was no mention of SCUDs
I look for Hezbollah/Lebanon/Syria/Iran to mix it up with Israel within the next 4-6 months
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