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Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea
jpost.com ^

Posted on 10/31/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

By YASSER OKBI LAST UPDATED: 10/31/2013 12:59

Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.

A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea, Arab media reported.

According to reports emanating from the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, a large explosion occurred near the army base in Latakia on Wednesday night. Witness posted on Twitter that the explosion happened near coastal city Jableh, 30 kilometers south of Latakia, a stronghold of Assad's Alawites.

It is unclear who is behind the explosion or its purpose. There were no reports of casualties.

Members of the Syrian and Lebanese media have charged that Israel is behind the attack. Israel's defense establishment has not responded to the report.

Channel 2 News reported that the attack's target was a S-125 surface-to-air missiles battery.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; lebanon; russia; syria; syriaairbase; syriawar; waronterror
My bet it was the Amish.........
1 posted on 10/31/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I certainly hope the US didn’t so it.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 9:08:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver
Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed

Big difference between an air base with a couple miles of concrete runway and an air defense base which might just be a couple of missile launchers and a radar.

3 posted on 10/31/2013 9:09:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Over there its most likely a day care center with a couple of towel heads with beat up old toyota p/u wiff a couple of ak 47’s


4 posted on 10/31/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: GeronL

However... I could see 0bama needing a diversion from the 0bamacare and Benghazi woes, might set up a distraction for the MSM.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 9:15:18 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

It’s about time for wag the dog.


6 posted on 10/31/2013 9:18:13 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rebelbase
It’s about time for wag the dog.

Indeed. We should be on the lookout for that. But this isn't it. It's just the Joooooooos taking care of business.
7 posted on 10/31/2013 9:20:45 AM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s good to know that somebody is still on the job.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 9:21:25 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Sub-Driver

Air defense base? I hope there were no Russians there..............


9 posted on 10/31/2013 9:27:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: ZX12R

yep


10 posted on 10/31/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Sub-Driver

The rebels have no air force and are not threatened by surface to air missiles. The only logical conclusion is that they were attacked by someone with an air force, or someone who wishes to facilitate the operation of a hostile air force over Syria. Basically, that means either Israel, or (remotely possible) the U.S.


11 posted on 10/31/2013 9:35:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Not good, well up on the North Med coast of Syria, not a place where Israel worries about any kind of missiles that would be moved into Lebanon.

Lack of acknowledgment indicates it was an intentional act of war.

Obama wagging the dog by sacrificing Turkey?

Whoever did this will get no cover from the UN.

12 posted on 10/31/2013 9:37:56 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If this turns out bad, Obama knew nothing about it. If it turns out good, Obama will have launched the missile from his bed.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 9:46:57 AM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is odd that I can only find this report in a few foreign sources, like Jpost and other mid-east sources, and they all cite “other sources”.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 9:50:12 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sub-Driver


15 posted on 10/31/2013 10:04:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: GeronL

You just know that it was an American sub or else SpecOps that did it.


16 posted on 10/31/2013 10:08:07 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Sub-Driver

Unless Zero suddenly grew a pair it wasn’t us.


17 posted on 10/31/2013 10:09:14 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Sub-Driver

Which international or even national law allows obama or israel to bomb a Syrian military base? Seems like an unprovoked attack to me. I hope Putin enters the fray to protect Assad, otherwise the muzzie nuts get their own country.


18 posted on 10/31/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by lafarge
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll bet it was Turkey acting for the coalition working to exterminate ASSad. Now that they do not need to screw around with the vacialting Obama led Americans, they can get er done.


19 posted on 10/31/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe Israel is clearing out the air route on its way to Iran.


20 posted on 10/31/2013 10:12:13 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: lafarge

The law of survival if it’s Israel.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 10:13:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: lafarge

It’s a great job by the IDF.


22 posted on 10/31/2013 10:41:15 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Maybe Israel is clearing out the air route on its way to Iran.

This is my take as well, and I suspected at the time that this was the real reason why the Obama administration was so eager to commit to air strikes as well -- they may have been intending to clear a path for an Israeli strike.

23 posted on 10/31/2013 10:47:22 AM PDT by HumbleButExceedinglyAccurate
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To: Iron Munro

lol


24 posted on 10/31/2013 10:48:22 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: GeronL

***I certainly hope the US didn’t so it.***

With several recent events, I am thinking it was the US


25 posted on 10/31/2013 11:09:36 AM PDT by wrench
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d expect the Israelis are behind this and it is the opening phase of their soon to be, attack on Iranian nuclear sites. Obama has zero ability, now, to reign in the Israelis as they are convinced he is an enemy. Israel would do well to destroy all the possible places that could be used for retaliatory strikes from Iran and Syria, prior to things going hot. It would make sense to take out as much as they can, slowly, so it doesn’t trigger an all out retaliatory strike.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 11:24:23 AM PDT by krogers58
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To: wrench

Me too.

I don’t think this ends well.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 11:38:16 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sub-Driver

If it was Israel, they are again playing with fire, as they did in the early days in support of the founders of Hamas in opposition to the PLO.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123275572295011847

The ONLY victors to arise from the ashes of an Assad regime will be Syrian-Sunni, Muslim Brotherhood, Wahabi-cleric affiliated Islamists and they, more extremely than Assad, will see Arab and Muslim dominion over all “Palestine” as necessary.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 12:43:37 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Iron Munro

Snorting LOL


29 posted on 10/31/2013 9:21:22 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: wrench

With several recent events, I am thinking it was the US


It was McLettuce... pulling some strings, calling in cards.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 9:23:48 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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