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Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers
Haaretz ^ | 10/4/11 | Staff

Posted on 10/04/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by Nachum

Syria will strike Israel and "set fire" to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday. During a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Assad was quoted by the Iranian semi-official news agency Fars as saying that Syria would not hesitate to strike major Israeli cities if it was attacked. "If a crazy measure is taken against Damascus, I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv," Assad

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assad; europeanunion; foreign; israel; nato; powers; rockets; shower; syria; telaviv; turkey
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1 posted on 10/04/2011 2:07:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

So Israel has no choice but to nuke Syria if hostilities break out?


2 posted on 10/04/2011 2:08:40 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

There goes Damascus!


3 posted on 10/04/2011 2:09:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Nachum

DAmn, now I never *will* get to see Damascus before it’s leveled.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 2:12:55 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Nachum

Gadaffi’s problem was Libya doesn’t have a border with Israel.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 2:13:32 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Nachum
I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights

And it would take Israel only about 20 minutes to nuke Damascus to hell once they saw the movement towards Golan.

6 posted on 10/04/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Nachum
"I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv," Assad

The Israelis will need far less time than that to destroy not only the entire Syrian air force, but every piece of hardware headed to the Golan.

7 posted on 10/04/2011 2:15:38 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum; All

Syria can you spell N U C L E A R W I N T E R ??? I knew you could.

Don’t come crying to us when it happens too. I will be laughing my a$$ off.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 2:17:24 PM PDT by Morgana ("Since using your shampoo my hair has come alive!" ----Medusa)
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To: Nachum

IDF’s preparations have long been underway. The Golan is not what it was during Kahalani’s time. The treats are laughable.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 2:23:30 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Mariner

LOL, nuke someone next door, LOL, they must have one of those star wars dome shields to prevent killing them selves. You are one funny poster.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 2:24:14 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Oh, and Assad — thanks for confirming the Israeli hawks’ case that the control of the Golan is vital to their security. ...and therefore non-negotiable. Appreciate it.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 2:25:01 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

If I’m not mistaken, the Golan Heights is under Israeli control.


12 posted on 10/04/2011 2:26:12 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: org.whodat

ERWs — neutron bombs. No fallout.

The Israelis have a bunch of them.


13 posted on 10/04/2011 2:26:38 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum
Isaiah 17:

A Prophecy Against Damascus

1. A prophecy against Damascus:

“See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.

2. The cities of Aroer will be deserted and left to flocks, which will lie down,
with no one to make them afraid.

3. The fortified city will disappear from Ephraim,
and royal power from Damascus;
the remnant of Aram will be like the glory of the Israelites,” declares the LORD Almighty.
14 posted on 10/04/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Nachum
"See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins." - Isaiah 17:1
15 posted on 10/04/2011 2:29:02 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Fall on your knees before Christ, your only salvation!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sure they do, they opened the vault and showed them to you.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Mariner
Sounds pretty clear that's what he wants.

The funny little people in the Middle East might well start asking themselves why their leaders want to rain down thernonuclear hell on the residents.

That's what Assad is asking for ~ in no mistaken terms.

17 posted on 10/04/2011 2:31:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: org.whodat
lol...talk about an ignorant buffoon. You take the prize, boy.

They've had neutron bombs for decades precisely because their enemies live in such close proximity.

18 posted on 10/04/2011 2:33:43 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_bomb


19 posted on 10/04/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Nachum

“Do what I say, or the puppy gets it.”


20 posted on 10/04/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Mr. Mojo

LOL, carter canceled the project in this country in 1977.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 2:36:40 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Knock off the personal attack crap. Now run along and ask that magic eight ball another question.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 2:38:41 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: org.whodat
Was Carter the Israeli President?

The Israelis don't even admit to having any type of nuclear device, but no one really believes that. ...especially not their enemies.

23 posted on 10/04/2011 2:40:12 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum
Yo! Asshat. Do you remember those F-16s buzzing your palace 8 months ago? They were not carrying the proper ordinance at the time...on purpose.

Methinks the next time you might find a JDAM up your butt.

Doesn't matter Assad, your time to meet your end draws nigh.

5.56mm

24 posted on 10/04/2011 2:42:29 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Nachum

"Then we shall fight in the shade!"


25 posted on 10/04/2011 2:42:39 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Nachum

Typical bluster. Bowever, my prediction remains that if the Middle East really, really lights up, Syria may well cease to exist.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 2:43:05 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: mountainlion

The road to Damascus is paved with nuke strewn glass.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 2:43:52 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Mr. Mojo
If we never built them, Israel never built them, they have no place to test such a weapon and could only guess if it would work. In short they would have needed to steal our plans and test data.
28 posted on 10/04/2011 2:45:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Nachum

The “Iranian semi-official news agency - FARS”.
Please help me. What is a semi-official news agency?
Is that like being semi-fast or half-fast?
I’m confused.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 2:46:04 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: Nachum
I will need not more than 6 hours to transfer hundreds of rockets and missiles to the Golan Heights to fire them at Tel Aviv," Assad.

Israel will establish air superiority in ten minutes and anything headed to the Golan Heights will be scrap metal before it even gets close.

30 posted on 10/04/2011 2:47:12 PM PDT by One_American
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To: org.whodat

Maybe they did steal it.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: org.whodat; certrtwngnut
If we never built them, Israel never built them

Reagan restarted neutron bomb production in '81 (first paragraph under 'History'"): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_bomb

32 posted on 10/04/2011 3:00:31 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: org.whodat
FYI

Hersh reports (without any stated source) that Israel has developed an extensive array of tactical nuclear weapons: efficient compact boosted fission bombs, neutron bombs (allegedly numbering in the hundreds by the mid-eighties), nuclear artillery shells, and nuclear mines. With an arsenal that is quite possibly in excess of 100 weapons it is likely that some of the nuclear materials would be applied tactical weapons. Boosted bombs are doubtful, as are neutron bombs, due to problems with development in the absence of a significant testing program. Neutron bombs also require very large amounts of tritium (20-30 g per weapon) which would impact the production of plutonium quite seriously (each gram of tritium displaces 80 grams of plutonium production). Artillery shells are also doubtful due to their wastefulness in plutonium. Tactical weapons are probably aircraft or missile delivered, or are pre-emplaced mines. Burrows and Windrem claim (without indicating a source) that Israel has produced 300 warheads, including those that have since been dismantled. They place the current arsenal at about 200 weapons.

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Israel/index.html

Interview with neutron bomb inventor Sam Cohen

Cohen (Hebrew: כֹּהֵן kōhēn', means: 'A Priest') is a Jewish surname of ...

33 posted on 10/04/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Mr. Mojo
Halted in 93. Still no proof that the Jewish people wish to commit suicide by using them within 100 miles of their own population.
34 posted on 10/04/2011 3:08:55 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Errant
Yes and the bomb is designed to kill people with short term radiation and not harm building, still suicide.
35 posted on 10/04/2011 3:11:34 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: org.whodat

Again, neutron bombs cause little to no fallout. Detonations in Syria wouldn’t have any effect on the Israeli population. ...which is why they made obtaining them such a high priority.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 3:14:41 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: org.whodat
Kill radius depends upon height at detonation, terrain and yield.
37 posted on 10/04/2011 3:20:35 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Yes and the way the wind is blowing, time of day and temperature. Sort of like peeing into the wind.

but the ideal that Israel would take out Damascus is still childish.

38 posted on 10/04/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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thanks Nachum, additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2787732/posts


39 posted on 10/04/2011 3:26:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: org.whodat

Israel would nuke Damascus only if she felt her existence threatened — The Samson Option.

And btw, with no fallout (from ERWs), wind direction means precisely squat.


40 posted on 10/04/2011 3:32:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Nachum

Then Israel will shower Damascus with ONE rocket.


41 posted on 10/04/2011 3:33:47 PM PDT by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: Nachum

Sounds pretty close to a declaration of war, doesn’t it...


42 posted on 10/04/2011 3:36:23 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: org.whodat
Wind [carrying radioactive fallout] doesn't have the effect for a neutron bomb as it would for other tatical nukes.

Also, Damascus sits in a valley and there is a 3,000' mountain range between Israel and Damascus.

but the ideal that Israel would take out Damascus is still childish

Have you ever heard of the Samson Option?

43 posted on 10/04/2011 3:36:56 PM PDT by Errant
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Far less likely than a NATO attack. Assad knows the IDF will be in Damascus within days, unless they decide to clear Lebanon, in which case it might be a week. Rallies support domestically though.

44 posted on 10/04/2011 3:50:22 PM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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To: org.whodat
Yes and the way the wind is blowing, time of day and temperature. Sort of like peeing into the wind.

but the ideal that Israel would take out Damascus is still childish.

The thought that Israel would hesitate in the least to use an ERW on Damascus if it were threatened by an imminent attack is plain naive - at best.

I lived for years in Netanya and have enjoyed a close and continuing friendship with several Mossad and IDF officials. You obviously lack insight into the intensity placed upon the preservation of Israel. They would take the world with them before they allowed Israel to fall - Period!

My observation is that military weapon systems and thermonuclear armaments are not your strong suit. Using Wikipedia as your source for whether ERWs exist is quite amusing. Does the US or Israel hold such capability? Well, loose lips sink ships.

45 posted on 10/04/2011 4:04:28 PM PDT by RobertClark (Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind.)
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To: RobertClark
You are free to believe whatever fairy tales you wish, no one said you couldn't.
46 posted on 10/04/2011 4:30:33 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: org.whodat
Ever hear of neutron weapons?

Apparently not.

Israel has them.

47 posted on 10/04/2011 5:01:05 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

I am sure, the klingons have been arming them for some time now.


48 posted on 10/04/2011 5:04:36 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: org.whodat

Some people know, and some people know jack sh!t.


49 posted on 10/04/2011 7:10:04 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Nachum

“Go ahead, make my day.”


50 posted on 10/04/2011 7:11:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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