Skip to comments.Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy in Damascus
Posted on 09/22/2013 1:02:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) A mortar round landed inside the Russian Embassy compound in Damascus on Sunday, state media said, as Moscow said it was willing to send military observers to secure Syrian efforts to surrender its chemical weapons to international control.
Russia is a leading backer of Syria's President Bashar Assad and rebels fighting to topple his regime have previously targeted the diplomatic mission in Damascus with rockets and mortars.
In Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack, saying rebels fired mortars that landed on the grounds of their embassy. Three workers were injured in the attack, the ministry said, adding that the injuries were not life-threatening. It gave no further details.
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Imagine both sides annihilating each other through false flags. Would have been a good plot for a Peter Sellers film.
Interesting idea. Make a great black comedy, you bet.
Does this give Russia justification to send troops to Syria?
They are sending some anyway to “help evacuate foreigners”
Where did the mortar round come from?
The best thing that could happen in Syria would be if the Ruskies decided to clean out the rabble we are supporting. Oturd would have a fit but Syria is a Russian ally, not so much with the US.
If I was in the military and was ordered to go fight Russians in Syria I’d tell them to just go ahead and put me on a bus to Leavenworth. That is if I couldn’t make it to Canada.
If this ends up happening surely there will be a revolt. Or the political generals and Admirals can go fight the damned Russians by themselves.
Yes, this was probably very unwise. Vladimir does not react with restraint when the Muslims annoy him.
I don’t think it’s wise to get into an artillery fight with the Russians LOL
I’m not the world’s biggest Putin fan, but his response to this little faux pas ought to be...entertaining.
They need to send in Spetsnaz.
no doubt the odumbo regieme will blame it on the syrian government. they have done so well proving everything else. bastards.
I don’t know how Putin will respond, but I can imagine what the response of our chief choom-gangster and his crew would be.
Gee, maybe the round was “made in Siberia”. [snicker]