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Google Earth Photos Reveal Syrian Scuds
Aol.com ^ | 10/12/2010 | Matthew Kalman

Posted on 10/17/2010 12:47:14 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld

Israeli defense experts were still sounding alarms this week over Google Earth images made public Friday by the Israeli daily Haaretz. The satellite photos, taken March 22, show Scud missiles ready for deployment at a Syrian base at Adra, where earlier reports suggest Syria is training Hezbollah militants in the use of missiles that threaten large parts of Israel.

The photos show five 11-meter-long Scuds at the Adra base. Three are on trucks in a car park. Two others are in a training area where 20 to 25 people can be made out along with about 20 vehicles. One of the two missiles appears to be mounted on a mobile launcher; another is on the ground.

Earlier reports have suggested that the Adra base, located in a deep valley surrounded by 400-meter mountains, has concrete tunnels leading deep underground where the missiles are apparently stored in protected silos.

In 2006, Hezbollah rocket fire into Israel precipitated Israeli air strikes and a ground invasion of Lebanon. Hezbollah's month-long barrage of rockets deeply unsettled Israel; with Scud missiles, Hezbollah can strike all the major cities in Israel.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ballisticmissile; bekaavalley; google; googleearth; hezbollah; idf; israel; lebanon; middleeast; missiles; scud; syria; waronterror

1 posted on 10/17/2010 12:47:18 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld


Scuds in Syria

2 posted on 10/17/2010 12:55:08 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Thanks for posting this.


3 posted on 10/17/2010 12:56:10 AM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

OK, everybody knows what the Syrians, Iranians and Hizbollah are up to and what is being done to counter this provacative build up? NOTHING. This is Rhineland, Sudentenland all over again and the Western response to it is identical to what was done on the 1930’s and we all know where that led us...


4 posted on 10/17/2010 1:04:30 AM PDT by Netz
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Creepy scuds bump.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 1:09:06 AM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: Netz

As George Santayana say.......

“Wisdom comes by disillusionment.”


6 posted on 10/17/2010 1:17:03 AM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: onona

Isn’t it a shame, stain on humanity that the lessons of WWII were not learned? All that violence for nought.


7 posted on 10/17/2010 1:23:27 AM PDT by Netz
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld; Titan Magroyne

Saddam’s WMD’s finally appear?


8 posted on 10/17/2010 1:46:20 AM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw [Robert A. Heinlein])
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To: Dallas59

Half a km south of this Scud rally point, look out for the long road running NE-SW with extremely obvious entrances to underground bunkers.


9 posted on 10/17/2010 2:08:40 AM PDT by agere_contra (...what if we won't eat the dog food?)
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To: agere_contra

Do you think bunker busters could open them up, wide?


10 posted on 10/17/2010 2:43:18 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

Not open them. . . collapse them permanently.


11 posted on 10/17/2010 2:55:35 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: SatinDoll

Just who do you think will authorize the use of bunker busters? Obama? Or are you thinking about the Israelies using them? Cause Obama ain’t gonna allow it. That’s for damn sure.


12 posted on 10/17/2010 4:10:24 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Netz

And the ironic part is that the Scud is just an upgraded V-2.


13 posted on 10/17/2010 4:31:03 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: KingLudd

Prayers for Israel!


14 posted on 10/17/2010 4:37:49 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I don’t think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: KingLudd

I realize not many are inclined to read the following, but it needs to be written again: the final “empire” to rise against Israel is the Islamic Empire. It will be led by Turkey (Gog/Magog/Meshech and Tubal - all areas in central and western Turkey), Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, among others.

This is all foretold in the Bible: Ezekiel 37 & 38.

The stage is set. The players are in place. God is moving to bring judgment on these idolatrous, Islamic nations and we need to get right with Him.

Take this advice for what you paid for it.


15 posted on 10/17/2010 4:38:30 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Just an infant formula and milk plant...nothing to see here...


16 posted on 10/17/2010 4:48:10 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: agere_contra

And there are several more such roads nearby.
Whatever is going on there, it’s big.
I’m more inclined to plug the holes, wherever the roaches are going in.


17 posted on 10/17/2010 4:54:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Thanks.

Could someone fuss with the contrast and brightness a bit to bring out more details?


18 posted on 10/17/2010 4:58:01 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

14 days in October.


19 posted on 10/17/2010 4:59:40 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (GOP establishment are dinosaurs. Tea Party is a great big asteroid...)
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To: Quix; houeto; null and void
"Nuclear Terror" ping, maybe?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

20 posted on 10/17/2010 7:17:31 AM PDT by The Comedian (They Live. We Sleep.)
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To: The Comedian; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; ...

“Nuclear Terror” ping, maybe?


Plausibly.

Thx.


21 posted on 10/17/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; dervish; ...

Thanks ErnstStavroBlofeld, but what’s the problem? ;’)


22 posted on 10/17/2010 8:07:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

The is only a small part of the world military build up.


23 posted on 10/17/2010 8:20:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

They should give the latitude and longitude so we can look them up in Google Earth ourselves.


24 posted on 10/17/2010 8:25:43 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Oh, forget that.


25 posted on 10/17/2010 8:26:22 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Dallas59
Lowering the brightness and boosting contrast on that image helps considerably. (A bit of sharpening doesn't hurt, either...)

FWIW, that area is loaded with AAA and SAM sites! There is certainly something there they want to protect...

26 posted on 10/17/2010 8:31:43 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Lol, and I thought it was an aspirin plant.

Thanks for clearing that up. Now I can be at peace with myself that all is well still. /s


27 posted on 10/17/2010 8:35:36 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: The Comedian
"Nuclear Terror" ping, maybe?

Hope not.

28 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:40 AM PDT by houeto ("You know, I actually believe my own bullsh_t," --- BHO)
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To: Sawdring

Easy enough to figure out since they have it on Google maps. I just expanded the view, found the highway (5) and the site is just north of the highway between the two cities Adhra and Al’Qutayfah.

Its at:
33d 41’48.89” N
36d 30’54.17” E

Enjoy.


29 posted on 10/17/2010 8:49:18 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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To: thatjoeguy; ErnstStavroBlofeld; Dallas59

Somebody must have given those guys a bunch of bulldozers as presents. They sure love pushing sand around!


30 posted on 10/17/2010 9:40:51 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: thatjoeguy

LOL


31 posted on 10/17/2010 12:08:40 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: KingLudd

Peace, fellow Freeper: I just asked a question concerning the abilities of bunker busters, not whether they should be used.


32 posted on 10/17/2010 2:12:05 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Hulka

Thanks. Always wondered how they work.


33 posted on 10/17/2010 2:13:49 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: thatjoeguy
33.414823 36.305340

You were 22 miles off.

34 posted on 10/17/2010 3:10:36 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: SatinDoll

You’re right. Peace.

Jittery lately, I’m in lock-and-load mode against Oslama 24/7. Have yourself a free bunker buster video on me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuniKsBxZ10

(turn the volume down)


35 posted on 10/17/2010 5:52:16 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: KingLudd

Thanks for the video!


36 posted on 10/17/2010 7:35:41 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Stingray

I thought Iraq was going to sit this one out. From what I recall reading, that was one of the reasons THIS coming mess looked like the “one”. because in the past, Babylon was right mixed up in the middle of it.


37 posted on 10/18/2010 1:01:14 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: SatinDoll

Yeah. . .they penetrate deep and then blow, collapsing the structures. Exactly how they were designed.


38 posted on 10/18/2010 1:35:59 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Quick...print more “World Peace” bumper stickers!


39 posted on 10/18/2010 1:46:32 PM PDT by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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To: Sawdring

Not following you. Our Points are about 22 miles apart but yours places me on a road next to some farm land south east of Dimashq. Mine (deg, min, & sec.) places me directly on the base pictured above.

In decimal degrees its
33.696914 36.515047


40 posted on 10/18/2010 6:56:09 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (Wind is just air, but pushier.)
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