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Assad: We could blind Israel in an instant
The Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/26/13 | By YASSER OKBI, THE POST CORRESPONDENT

Posted on 09/26/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by barmag25

“We now possess deterrent weapons that are more important and more sophisticated than chemical weapons,” Syrian President Bashar Assad told visitors to his palace in Damascus on Thursday.

He emphasized that he had no need for chemical weapons.

According to the report, which was carried by Hezbollah’s paper Al-Akhbar, Assad said this was because the situation in Syria “has never been better,” as “we created chemical weapons in the ’80s as a deterrent against Israel’s nuclear arsenal. Today, it is no longer a weapon of deterrence. We have weapons that are more important and more sophisticated to challenge Israel, which we can blind in an instant.”

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TOPICS: Current Events; Islam
KEYWORDS: assad; israel; syria

1 posted on 09/26/2013 8:43:38 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Nuke him.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 8:48:13 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: barmag25

Sounds like a implied reference to an EMP device.

However, those considering blinding Jews might read up on that happened to those who blinded Sampson.

Just a thought.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 8:49:36 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: GladesGuru

Definetly sounds like there is something other than just chemical weapons in Syria.

Wonder if he has something else or just a bluff


4 posted on 09/26/2013 9:01:31 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25
We will have a front row seat soon. Iran is hell bent and hell bound on their own distruction.
5 posted on 09/26/2013 9:10:26 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: barmag25

Doesn’t he have other, more immediate enemies?


6 posted on 09/26/2013 9:17:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: barmag25
From the article:

“[Getting rid of] the chemical weapons is not the goal of the United States and their allies, and they never have been,” he said. “They wanted to change the balance of power and to protect Israel.

Assad knows that the goal of the U.S. specific to Syria is not to support Israel, but rather to support Saudi, Qatari and Sunni interests. Assad frames it as U.S. support for Israel as theatre to play to Syria's 75+% Sunni Muslim population, along with all this other sabre-rattling. Israelis, in turn, know that Assad is posturing for internal purposes.

7 posted on 09/26/2013 9:22:16 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard

Sounds like Saddam promising the Mother of all Battles.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 9:30:08 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: barmag25

That’s just plain dumb bluster.

The knife cuts both ways....


9 posted on 09/26/2013 9:37:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GladesGuru

Could they keep an EMP localized enough to not affect themselves or Jordan?


10 posted on 09/26/2013 9:48:43 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: barmag25

Maybe Asshead needs to think about how foolish Obama looked with his red line graffiti all over the place. It is probably best for him to just to shut his mouth.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 9:51:00 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: expat1000

“Could they keep an EMP localized enough to not affect themselves or Jordan?”

Loss of power grid means little to Muslims who largely still live in the pre-industrial squalor Islam is so talented at producing.

Much of the Muslim world still has power outages, etc.

Lastly, EMP is far less critical to a transportation system based upon hooves or feet than would be a modern nation state such as Israel.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 10:10:23 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: expat1000

No; not at the altitude it would have to be detonated.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 10:23:58 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: GladesGuru

“Loss of power grid means little to Muslims who largely still live in the pre-industrial squalor Islam is so talented at producing.”

Sure, but what about Assad’s own weapons systems?


14 posted on 09/26/2013 10:24:41 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: barmag25

They’ve been working on an EMP for years - - and are working on a missile with a long enough range to reach here - but Israel is just next door


15 posted on 09/26/2013 11:30:02 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: GladesGuru
However, those considering blinding Jews might read up on that happened to those who blinded Sampson.

Yes, but I would suspect that they would take a whole bunch more with them, than Sampson did.

16 posted on 09/26/2013 11:34:55 PM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: maine-iac7

One EMP weapon from ASShead would be his last. There would be nothing left but the glass.


17 posted on 09/26/2013 11:48:44 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: barmag25

Assad is talking about his WWII signal mirror. On a sunny day it can really hurt your eyes if someone shines it at you.


18 posted on 09/27/2013 2:13:09 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks barmag25.


19 posted on 09/27/2013 3:18:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: jonrick46

Do you think Obama would pull the trigger? I don’t.


20 posted on 09/27/2013 3:26:04 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: barmag25

People who tell you what they can do usually can’t.


21 posted on 09/27/2013 5:58:49 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: barmag25

Russians probably parked some nukes there similar to how the US parked nukes in Turkey.


22 posted on 09/27/2013 9:33:27 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The username is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: barmag25

Israel maintains a triad.

http://i-hls.com/2013/03/popeye-turbo-cruise-missile-the-main-israeli-weapon-for-a-second-strike-capability/

http://www.examiner.com/article/israel-s-wild-card-nuclear-missile-equipped-submarine-fleet?CID=PROD-topic-email-articles


23 posted on 09/27/2013 4:29:18 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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