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Report: Assad moves weapons underground
The Algemeiner ^ | 9/4/2013 | Zach Pontz

Posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:07 PM PDT by Prospero

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun to move his arsenal of advanced weapons underground in preparation for a possible strike on the country by the United States, Israel’s Channel 1o reported on Wednesday.

Since learning of U.S. President Obama’s desire to attack Syria, Assad ‘s forces have begun to move the weapons, including possibly chemical warheads, into underground bunkers. The process was accelerated when Damascus realized that the U.S. strike would not be a surprise and in fact would be delayed by a Congressional vote, Channel 10 said.

The underground facilities are similar to those built by Iran near the city of Qom in order to protect its nuclear facilities against attacks. This similarity is not coincidental. Most of the underground facilities in Syria were built by Iran and North Korea.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assad; mercenary; obamasyriawar; syria; war
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A big "duh huh," I know, but is it wot it is...
1 posted on 09/04/2013 5:46:07 PM PDT by Prospero
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To: Prospero

Well yea, duh. Obozo has done everything but call Assad with the time and location of an attack. And his about-face gives them plenty of time to hide everything. What a bunch of incompetent clowns.


2 posted on 09/04/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Prospero

RED LINE!


3 posted on 09/04/2013 5:51:31 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Prospero

Dumb and dumber.


4 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Future Snake Eater

So Barry Obomber gets the US involved in the Middle East conflict. How will the parents of the sailors who are killed when one or more of our carriers are sunk by a Russian warship feel?
That snake Kerry will love it, the families not so much


5 posted on 09/04/2013 5:57:42 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Prospero

With so much warning now, a strike would probably be either a total boondoggle or so light that the total political gesture behind it would be obvious to all.

Now GayMuzzie’s only play is if the Pubbies vote No Strike.


6 posted on 09/04/2013 6:00:29 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Prospero

7 posted on 09/04/2013 6:00:35 PM PDT by McGruff (Strange times are these in which we live...)
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To: Prospero

I don’t trust any of the parties in this- USA, Israel, Assad or rebels. None.


8 posted on 09/04/2013 6:01:16 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: colorado tanker; MestaMachine; maggief; thouworm
Yep...and this....

Navy Commander Christopher Homer ( I think is his last name) who is with the Institute of the Study of War....said that even a missle strike, because they cannot get air clearance, will take 45 minutes to reach it's target, so they cannot hit anything that's a hard target because anything that can be moved will have time to do so....especially since Russia will let them know as soon as the missle fires.

About the most that can be done are soft targets...like the airports...which would of course affect their planes from leaving and arriving..and this their air supply routes from Iran....which would then have to find other means of supply.

Furthermore the Syrians supporting Assad are already camping out at the sites considered targets, as human shields..by their own choosing.....as seen here in one location...

.....set up a camp at the foot of Qasioun Mountain just outside the capital on 'Tuesday'


9 posted on 09/04/2013 6:02:15 PM PDT by caww
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To: Prospero
I don't see this going well for us when Putan is playing obama like a schoolboy bitch. Berry is out of his league. He isn't dealing with a baby like Boner who bends over at the snap of his fingers. He has already made a fool of himself multiple times. He will be on TV the minute something goes wrong pointing the finger of blame and claiming he was against bombing Syria from the beginning.
10 posted on 09/04/2013 6:04:59 PM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Prospero

If the US fires the next shot, I hope the Syrians destroy Al Qaeda’s Air Force and navy. Those bastards are animals.


11 posted on 09/04/2013 6:05:43 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: PghBaldy

The Jihadists/Rebels and all other groups fighting Assad are celebrating the vote today....you know of course they are there to establish an Islamic state with Shariah Law for Syria....and our military actions will make that possible. So to the slaughter of Christians and the Alawites once Assad falls.


12 posted on 09/04/2013 6:06:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: PghBaldy

I’m with you and have been in that position on a lot of issues lately. One doesn’t always have to choose sides. Sometimes the appropriate answer is “none of the above”.


13 posted on 09/04/2013 6:06:42 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

“Don’t worry, the Japanese are debating internally whether to attack Pearl Harbor, so we have plenty of time to move our ships out to sea and prepare our air defenses”.


14 posted on 09/04/2013 6:12:34 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: caww
Here's Assad with his troops...likely they have already secured much of their hard targets by now and still have time to secure other areas as well...


15 posted on 09/04/2013 6:14:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: Prospero

When I grew up in the 50s and 60s in SoCal, we had Nike Missile installations, and they were underground to begin with.

One was near the ridge, of the Puente Hills between LaHabra Heights and Brea.


16 posted on 09/04/2013 6:16:56 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: plain talk

There are no good guys fighting the war in Syria to side with....but better Assad, as brutal as he was at keeping the people in line then that which is coming.


17 posted on 09/04/2013 6:17:00 PM PDT by caww
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To: Prospero

Obama might have just as well sent a “save the date” card to Assad.


18 posted on 09/04/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Prospero

Obama: “Can he do that?”


19 posted on 09/04/2013 6:21:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: peeps36
I don't see this going well for us when Putan is playing obama like a schoolboy bitch. Berry is out of his league. He isn't dealing with a baby like Boner who bends over at the snap of his fingers.

Actually I think that Putin has been kind of muted over the last7-10 days. I wish that he would rachet it up against the boy king 0dumb0, and declare a no-fly zone over Syria. See how the Senate & House chickenhawks (demoRATs & Repukes as well as the faggot-in-chief 0dumb0) would react to a declaration like this. Hopefully that would get some of war drum beaters to reconsider an attack, if it leads to a showdown against the Russia and a strong possibity of WW III, all to protect 0dumb0shit's bruised ego.

20 posted on 09/04/2013 6:28:49 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Prospero

Who would think Assad would move his weapons underground? That certainly hasn’t been done before.


21 posted on 09/04/2013 6:33:26 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: caww

yes I agree. My preference is to do nothing and let the muslims fight it out and thin the herd


22 posted on 09/04/2013 6:33:55 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: colorado tanker

His air strikes will hit nothing of importance while possibly exposing our ships to retaliatory strikes by Russian made anti-ship missiles.


23 posted on 09/04/2013 6:44:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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Wait a second..Isn’t this what muslims are supposed to do before striking? Lots and lots of “fair warning” followed by seeking “blessings” (usually from an imam; in this case congress....groan) I thought I read an article on here a handful of years back about a certain set of criteria needs met before muslims can start whacking away at one and other if they want to stay square with the moon god..


24 posted on 09/04/2013 6:45:54 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: 9422WMR

Assad has at least 72 of these...probably use as a swarm against surface ships.

25 posted on 09/04/2013 6:51:56 PM PDT by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: Prospero

The Arabs have been learning, bit by bit, since Desert Storm.

They know that they can bleed us into leaving.


26 posted on 09/04/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Prospero

Dah. What do you expect DA?


27 posted on 09/04/2013 7:47:31 PM PDT by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: caww

After the US paves the way for a Wahhabi Sunni dominated Syria, life for Shi’ites, Sufis and Druze will be just as difficult as it will be for Christians and Alawites.

As rotten as the Assad regime has been — and it has been very, very bad — it didn’t much care to antagonize religious minorities. To Wahhabi Sunnis, the guys who Kerry says are paying the tab for this adventure, Christians are infidels and the other groups are apostates as bad or even worse than infidels.


28 posted on 09/04/2013 8:04:35 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Prospero
A Congressional vote can be held in secret, right? But 0bama had to go VERY public in the media about getting the GOP on the hook WITH him just in case a few thousand innocent civilians were killed with his bombing in Syria. The boy will not risk personal responsibility for ANYTHING.

0bama's basic rule of thumb is "Do the opposite of what should be done in every situation".

29 posted on 09/04/2013 8:35:58 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: PghBaldy

What’s your beef with Israel?


30 posted on 09/04/2013 9:08:36 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot
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To: spokeshave

Our cruise missiles have nearly 10X the range of that weapon. They’ll never get close enough to the Syrian coast for it to be used. In a strike, any aircraft from Syria would be intercepted immediately.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 9:32:13 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Prospero
Attacking countries that don't have nukes only makes it clear that nukes deter attacks, and will ensure that our enemies acquire them.

In the next 50 years or less, ICBM tech and MIRV will be in the possession of the mohammedans, and the USA will cease to exist, exactly because of the degenerates in DC sticking their nose where it doesn't belong and failing to westernize the mooselimbs like we did the Japs .

Time to start thinking about bugging out for a safe haven for kids and Progeny's sake, the Barbarians are at the gate, and are only emboldened by the faggotization of our military.

This is what happens when Universal Suffrage is imposed despite the warnings of the Founders, who by the way were exponentially smarter than 99% of the degenerate political class in DC.

Can't say they didn't warn us.

32 posted on 09/04/2013 9:32:30 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Prospero

Our so called commander in chief is an idiot. I’m dumbfounded. I haven’t seen anything this incompetent since Carter. Thank God we voted Carter out after 4 years. Yet the idiots have given Obama 8 years to ruin our country.


33 posted on 09/04/2013 9:37:07 PM PDT by peanu
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To: plain talk

When you have someone as incompetent as Obama, you just don’t want him making any military decisions. FUBO.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 9:37:07 PM PDT by peanu
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To: caww

Assad is a brutal son of bitch. But you gotta be a brutal son of a bitch to govern an Arab country. European style Democracy isn’t going to work in that neighborhood. Egypt gave it a shot and ended up electing the Big
Mullah.


35 posted on 09/04/2013 9:41:52 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: Prospero

Obama is not this stupid.

Clearly he has OTHER reasons for striking if he in fact follows through.

I seriously doubt it’s to save face.

Don’t forget he’s just a puppet.


36 posted on 09/04/2013 9:47:16 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“But you gotta be a brutal son of a bitch to govern an Arab country.”

The Middle East is tribal, and Westerners have a tough time understanding it, the familial ties, etc...


37 posted on 09/04/2013 9:48:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: caww

Human shields?

They don’t realize this a DEMOCRAT President attacking them, do they?

The U.S. Media will cover up, or minimize, or not even mention, any civilian casualties when Obama attacks, just like Libya, and everywhere else since Obama was elected.

Not real smart, in my opinion.


38 posted on 09/04/2013 9:51:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: peeps36

Well...after all HE didn’t draw the red line. /s


39 posted on 09/04/2013 10:23:43 PM PDT by berdie
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To: colorado tanker

Exactly correct .. seems helping Muslims is tops on Obama’s list of TO DO’s.


40 posted on 09/04/2013 10:45:48 PM PDT by CyberAnt (AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Prospero

Cruise missiles won’t cut it with those targets. Powerful bunker busters will be required to take out those targets.


41 posted on 09/04/2013 11:05:54 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: 9422WMR
Although Putin and much of the rest of the world may see us as incompetent/weak through Obambi's foreign policy, we still have our Tridents out there along with our Los Angeles class attack subs that support them.

Putin does not want nuclear war. He is not a madman like the Islamists. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) still exists between us and Russia an even China. All nations could kill this planet with what is left of both nuclear arsenals no matter how much they have been reduced. There are still enough nuclear weapons to go nuclear winter. However, that's not to say conventional warfare could not come to be over this crappy shit hole called Syria. Bombs, air fights, and possibly boots on ground could escalate into WWIII via conventional weapons.

This is what our so-called leaders are thinking about doing. Attack Assad without further proof he initiated chemical attacks. Even if so, Syria attacks Israel. The Saudis support such an attack and the whole region goes up in flames. It's been festering for decades.

Once the Syrians attack Israel, all bets are off. If Israel wants to exist, they WILL use their nukes against ANY enemy. I doubt Russia, China, Iran, the Norks, or any others will interfere and not attack the US. They will yell to high heaven to the UN and that will be that. Israel will kill all and I hope they do.

Mark my words. Israel is done with being the bitch of modern civilization. And I simply don't blame them. Hope they take out the gutter Palis first and then on to Syria and then Iran.

I say kill them all if Israel is attacked. No tit for tat, just plain annihilation once and for all. Show the Muslim Brotherhood and their affiliated al-Queda the true meaning of power and send them back to the 6th century they so long for.

Kill them all. Of course easy for me to say not living in Israel, but those people have been ready to die ever since Arafat's second intifada. They try to live their lives in a normal situation, but know the missles and now the chem-weapons can hit them anytime. What an awful life they have to live. If we had the same situation on our border, Obama or not, we would kill them.

God bless Israel if things go bad. And I care little about collateral damage. Did the Allies worry about that when bombing Dresdan and hit Hiroshimo and Nagasaki? No, it was they die or our troops die. They started it as now Muslim countries do, so if they go down, I'm all for the better. Sorry about the innocents, but better theirs than ours.

Hope this post doesn't get deleted like my last one did.

42 posted on 09/05/2013 1:12:04 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: Col Frank Slade
"“Don’t worry, the Japanese are debating internally whether to attack Pearl Harbor, so we have plenty of time to move our ships out to sea and prepare our air defenses”."

As if, we now watch Hezbollah and al-Queada and many other Islamist rebel factions move into hiding since our stupid CIC has telegraphed our intentions. I don't want us involved, but if we are to be, just hit them according to the War Powers Act, which I disagree with.

This is the biggest clusterfrig I've seen since Clinton hit Kosovo. Put me in charge for 2 days and I will show these 6th century barbarians what power really is. No warning; no Congressional debate; no UN whining; just the War Powers Act and anniliate them all immediately. And no, I don't care about collateral damage. War is war.

I would do what Egypt did with a military coup. Kill all the radicals and become a civilized nation once again.

43 posted on 09/05/2013 1:24:27 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: dfwgator

U.S. foreign policy is an incomprehensible, illogical, ineffective, amateur, clown show joke. The world is both cringing and laughing at us. And yes, Mr. President, you Did build that.


44 posted on 09/05/2013 3:38:36 AM PDT by epluribus_2 (he had the best mom - ever.)
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To: truth_seeker

When I grew up in the 50s and 60s in SoCal, we had Nike Missile installations, and they were underground to begin with.

One was near the ridge, of the Puente Hills between LaHabra Heights and Brea.

yep. I grew up in Brea. My backyard overlooked the Brea Mountains. I will always remember the two giant white balls on the hilltop. From what I was told they were the Nike base radar units.


45 posted on 09/05/2013 4:38:37 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: caww

The Syrians that fear al Qaeda are probably offering themselves as human shields because if the insurgents win power, there will be no Syria left anyway. Their army is the only thing holding back radical jihadis from sweeping into the cities and going Pol Pot on everyone. It’s so sad that today America is supporting radical terrorists bent on rooting out Christians. And anyone who claims otherwise is lying. One third of Qusayr’s population before the civil war was Christian. When the insurgents seized it, all Christians were forced to leave - every single one. It’s even in the MSM. After the army reclaimed it, thousands of Christians returned. What happens to them when MB/Obama gets his way?


46 posted on 09/05/2013 4:50:23 AM PDT by antiterrorist77
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To: Prospero

The explanation of why Obama won’t find chemical weapons is starting already.


47 posted on 09/05/2013 5:45:09 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Red Line?


48 posted on 09/05/2013 5:48:31 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: peanu

Good point. Obama can’t control reactions to his actions. He may just want a limited operation to save face but get sucked into a major escalation. He is poking bees and hasnt a clue.


49 posted on 09/05/2013 6:07:58 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

What a hoot if Assad moved them to Iraq, home of their birthplace.


50 posted on 09/05/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT by DAC21
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