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Syrian Secrets Revealed From On High
The Strategy Page ^ | 6/2/2010 | The Strategy Page

Posted on 06/02/2010 9:26:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

In the last few months, Lebanese terror group Hezbollah appears to have received over a hundred M600 ballistic missiles from Syria. Now, after many people scoured Google Earth satellite photos of Syria and Lebanon, looking for the weapons, something particularly interesting was found in northern Syria, outside the town of Masyaf. Google Earth users noted five compounds, that appear to be closed to all but authorized personnel. Inside these compounds there appeared to be entrances to bunkers dug into adjacent hills. In 2003, Syrian sources reported that Iraqi chemical weapons were sent to Syria, and some were storied in bunkers near Masyaf. These bunkers are believed to hold other munitions, including missiles being shipped to Hezbollah facilities in Lebanon. There, hundreds of tunnels and bunkers are used for storing Hezbollah munitions, personnel and vehicles. Satellite and aerial photos have seen weapons being brought in and out of these tunnels. Syria denies providing Hezbollah with any weapons. The M600 missile is a copy of the Iranian Fateh which, in turn, is a copy of the Chinese DF-11A (which had a range of 400 kilometers). The M600 is a 8.86 meter (27.5 foot), 3.5 ton rocket with a half ton warhead. Range is about 250 kilometers. This might account for the reports, late last year, that Syria had provided Hezbollah with SCUD missiles. Both the M600 and SCUD are ballistic missiles, but the M600 is a more modern design. SCUD was developed from the German World War II era V-2.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerialphotos; bunkers; chemicalweapons; hezbollah; lebanon; m600; masyaf; missiles; satellite; satelliteimagery; syria; wmd

1 posted on 06/02/2010 9:26:23 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

very interesting..


2 posted on 06/02/2010 9:29:07 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: sonofstrangelove
In 2003, Syrian sources reported that Iraqi chemical weapons were sent to Syria, and some were storied in bunkers near Masyaf. These bunkers are believed to hold other munitions, including missiles being shipped to Hezbollah facilities in Lebanon. There, hundreds of tunnels and bunkers are used for storing Hezbollah munitions, personnel and vehicle

I guess they found Saddam's chemical weapons.
3 posted on 06/02/2010 9:30:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Oh, man!

If Syria uses any of that on Israel, all Hell is going to break out in the ME!


4 posted on 06/02/2010 9:32:19 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...

MI Ping


5 posted on 06/02/2010 9:32:58 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: hennie pennie; Captain Beyond; mowowie; F15Eagle; James C. Bennett

Ping


6 posted on 06/02/2010 9:34:25 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove
In 2003, Syrian sources reported that Iraqi chemical weapons were sent to Syria, and some were storied in bunkers near Masyaf.

Can't be. There were no WMDs. /s10

7 posted on 06/02/2010 9:40:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye
It is absolutely amazing what satellite imagery is revealing.
8 posted on 06/02/2010 9:48:53 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

And this was just from Google Earth. Not up to DoD satellite imagery standards.


9 posted on 06/02/2010 9:54:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye

You can see rather good resolution from both DigtialGlobe and Google Earth. I believe you have to pay if you want better resolution. I am not too sure on that.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 9:56:47 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Winds in Syria right now are from the NE, fallout will blow into Jordan and Saudi Arabia.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 9:59:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: sonofstrangelove

I have heard that you can pay for better resolution. I’m sure the gov has even better though. Don’t they?


12 posted on 06/02/2010 10:06:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye

Of course. Digitglobe and Google Earth is only for the consumer.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 10:08:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: TigersEye
This is my favorite. An S-300 missile site taken from Google Earth
14 posted on 06/02/2010 10:10:54 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ( "Fortes fortuna adiuvat"-Fortune Favors the Strong)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Hey! that’s my back yard. I’m calling the mods!!! ;^)


15 posted on 06/02/2010 10:20:29 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye
No problem. Sending some industrial strength white out to the mods.


16 posted on 06/02/2010 10:36:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: SatinDoll

You better believe Israel will be skipping a bunker buster in there if the balloon goes up. Hopefully, it will not be too late.


17 posted on 06/02/2010 10:54:32 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: PA Engineer
in coming
18 posted on 06/02/2010 10:55:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Cindy

In case you missed it.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 11:01:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: TigersEye

You better duck. ;-)


20 posted on 06/02/2010 11:03:20 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: PA Engineer

That’s a BIIIIIIIIG missile.


21 posted on 06/02/2010 11:12:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: TigersEye

When you care enough to send the very best.


22 posted on 06/02/2010 11:34:07 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: PA Engineer

LOL There are no two ways about it that is a beautiful pic. The colors, the action, the amazing breach of the sea’s surface. The innate potential of that machine. That picture is definitely worth a thousand words. The actual missile is a pretty good last word too. heh


23 posted on 06/02/2010 11:45:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you Jet Jaguar.
I appreciate the ping.


24 posted on 06/03/2010 12:39:41 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: TigersEye

Within about 2 minutes after launch, the vehicle is exceeding 13,600 mph from what I’ve read.


25 posted on 06/03/2010 12:40:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

That is amazing. If I were a coyote I would not strap myself to that.


26 posted on 06/03/2010 12:50:44 AM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

“You better believe Israel will be skipping a bunker buster in there if the balloon goes up. Hopefully, it will not be too late.”

The way these things tend to go, lately, Israel would have to wait until AFTER they got slimed by a chem attack or they’d end up just dragging more of the jihadiscum, jihadiscum loving filth and jihadiscum apologists onto themselves.


27 posted on 06/03/2010 4:23:07 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I said before the Gulf War started that the weapons of mass destruction were in Syria. That is before I learned that there were no WMDs anywhere, gosh I hate to be wrong.


28 posted on 06/03/2010 4:39:20 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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