Skip to comments.Syria Activists: Jihadists Seize Missile Base
Posted on 10/12/2012 9:24:16 AM PDT by edpc
Anti-regime activists say jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda fought with rebels to capture a Syrian military air defense base near Aleppo.
Videos posted online Friday apparently shot inside the base say Jabhat al-Nusra participated in the overnight battle for the base. The videos show fighters inspecting lines of large missiles.
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Al Queda is just having a spontaneous reaction to YouTube Video’s, nothing to see here, Move Along.
Didn’t old Joe say they were helping them out last night?
But it's ok.
bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive.
Another Clinton/Obama foreign policy victory!
Obama inherited a very stable world with fundamental economic instabilities.
Romney will get a double dose of instability. He better be ready. Foreign policy will be a massive challenge. Including Islamist violence on our own shores.
What important here...who will shoot before aiming? The world hangs on the first Republican to comment.
>The videos show fighters inspecting lines of large missiles.
Light ‘em if you got ‘em boys. Sit back and watch it fizz.
Oooops, did I say ‘understated’? I meant ‘overstated’.
Time to nuke Mecca. They need to bring the heat.
Damascus is one step closer to its prophetic fate.
Iran now has the weapon that Jo Jo said last night they dont have.
Time to wag the big dog
War is imminent - I see Syria as the ticket to attack Iran. Israel and the U.S. know exactly what they are doing. It is more about what Obama does than says.
The military has been moved into place over the last few months.
Syria and Iran are about the face a bigger war.
Okay let me get this straight...
The attack on the US Consolate in Lbya was a Protest.
Wait it was a Protest about the Anti-Muslim Video.
Wait the Ambassador didn’t request more Security!
Wait Security was requested but the State Dept. denied it. Wait! the State Dept. never denied the requst it was the CIA’s fault.
Wait! if it wouldn’t have been Romney/Ryan talking about it this wouldn’t be...even newsworthy.
Oh Wait! the President and I weren’t told about the request for more Security (but yet Obama could say it was the Video when he was at the UN).
Wait! Joe Biden was just misinformed.
It kind kind of makes your had spin a little don’t it!
I know there are a lot of Fox naysayers out there but I have never heard so many lies since this all happened but here somethng that is true.
Is this smart to have our kids seeing this BS being spewed out by the Lamestream Media who supports our Empty Chair in Chief.
Here’s a news flash for you all IT WAS A FREAKING TERRORIST ATTACK on (Embassies/Consulates are considered) US Soil
Panetta says chemical WMDs in Syria are unaccounted for. That’s why US military advisers that were just rushed to Jordan have chemical protection gear available.
‘_________Islamists violence on our own shores.’
Have been waiting for Romney to be asked the Islam/Muslim problem.
His answer will tell me who he is.
WMD at the site?
Many people, including me, are not so informed about what’s happening in the Middle East. But I want to understand and I’m sure I’m not the only one. so I ask you to help.
What do you mean by “Israel and the US know exactly what they’re doing”? THank you!
Did it occur to you that you are probably wrong?
no, different rebel group than the jihadists
Oh boy, jihadists now control serious anti-aircraft gear. The TSA had better step up the groping of children to counter this.
"Chemical WMDs in Syria are unaccounted for."
Weapons of Mass Destruction.
That just magically appeared from
How would Romney help the rebels more (as he accuses Obama of not doing) without running the same risk of arming Al Qaeda, or of having to put US boots on the ground as Ryan said last night was not the plan.? My son could end up there after he is through in Afghanistan, so I really would like better ideas.
I forgot to post this link with my previous comment.
First things first. Don’t believe the liberal lies. Hang on, Americans have to get past the rest of October and the first days of November first. Stay Calm, and Stay Safe.
Easier said than done, of course. But just this week the Turks interdicted a plane from Russia carrying weapons for Assad. They were probably tipped off with NATO/US intelligence.
The Iranians are using Iraqi airspace to fly lots of weapons to Syria. If we could prevent them from doing that, it would be a big blow to Assad.
>>WMD at the site?
Anybody know what the wooden-framed containers at 1:05 are?
we would be able to prevent them from doing that. Cause we'd still be in charge there.
Maybe we're too good for our own good.
And Biden said Iran doesn’t have a missile for their nuke....
He will have to figure out how to say he is willing to go to war to stop Islamic Terror.
...jihadist fighters linked to al-Qaeda fought with rebels to capture a Syrian military air defense base near Aleppo.
Syria = wagglefoot.
That may not be necessary, since they can construct a crude atomic weapon and place it on one of their cargo ships, a passenger plane, or even one of their old Russian subs.
Problem is....the Iranians are reported to have a compact warhead design. According to many reports and NYT writer James Risen, the Iranians obtained a warhead design in the 90s when Clinton authorized Operation Merlin.
The CIA (allegedly) ran this op in an attempt to send the Iranians down the wrong path. They employed a former Soviet scientist to provide faulty blueprints. Problem is, the scientist gave the Iranians the design and the proper corrections. All they need now is the material to assemble it. Perhaps that explains Netanyahu's redline of weapon's grade material.
In any event, Biden knows they have at least the missile, the raw unrefined material, and the design. He flat out lied and it wasn't the only one in the debate.
Now that the Syrians have really pixxed off the Turks by artillery shelling their civilians, shooting down an airplane and sundry other dumb things, hopefully the Turks will be a lot bolder about interrupting these cross country flights.
If we had a media rather than a Democrat Propaganda Bureau the whole nation would know and there would have never been The Disaster. He would still be just a lazy Senator from Illinois.
As long as we are in the midst of and allied with muslims for particular purposes we must be very careful.
It is not as simple as we might wish.
Yeah, we should never have gotten mixed up in this Syrian thing, we should have stayed out of it.
Had we not had a Treasonous Media and Democrat Party we could have eliminated a lot of these dangers when Bush was in office. By turning the majority against the elimination of our enemies it allowed a lot of the terrorist infrastructure to escape. We are watching it now take over Egypt, Syria, Libya and grow in other parts of the ME and Africa. And The Disaster is either clueless or deliberately abetting its regrowth.
If the Iranians have had the compact warhead design since the 90’s, then how on earth can we / “our intelligence” be so sure they could not put something together fairly quickly?
Biden seems to think the Iranian nuke scientists and engineers are no more clever than he is.
Probably wrong about what - ?
Do you mean that when I hear Romney’s take on the Islam/Muslim problem, I WON’T then know who he is - ?
‘fraid I’m not getting it - - I am tired . . .
‘Must be careful. Not simple - -’
Don’t think I’ll see a peaceful solution to the Muslim problem in my lifetime. . .
We also have to get through the rest of November, December and two thirds of January.
Please, first things first, then as you state all of us will try to get there to January 20. Have to do the first things first, or the rest is lost.
“Dont think Ill see a peaceful solution to the Muslim problem in my lifetime.” No we won’t.
It has been 1300+ years and counting since this abomination began.
I agree with your sentiments but the fact of the matter is there is almost nothing, anywhere, that we can avoid getting involved in in, one way or the other. Even our inaction would be an action on one side or the other.
Our best interests here would seem to dictate that we keep Assad in power. As we should have stuck with Mubarek and The Colonel in Libya. If our interest, at one time, could dictate that we ally with Stalin and aid Saddam against Iran, it isn’t a stretch to aid Assad.
Power politics dictates policies which do not always seem consistent with morality or religion; see the British policy in the ME in the 19th century wrt Russia vs the Turk.
The complexity and enormity of the situation there demand The Disaster must go. But RR are not going to inherit a pleasant task, maybe not even a winnable one.