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Islamic militants help seize missile base in Syria
AP ^ | October 12, 2012 | BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAM

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by maggief

BEIRUT (AP) - Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense base in northern Syria on Friday, according to activists and amateur video.

(Excerpt) Read more at ktiv.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; shadowwars; syriamissilebase; threatmatrix

1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:23:15 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I don’t think there’s anything “shadowy” about it. All of these Arab Spring revolutions are controlled by terrorists. The Syrian government is evil, but the terrorists are even worse.

I’ve been kind of surprised that Obama and Hillary haven’t gone in to help them, the way they have everywhere else.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:33:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: maggief

Ah, the “Peace Dividend” from Obama and Hillary’s “Smart Power”.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:33:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: maggief
Just a litte Arab Spring cleaning ...

It's Springtime for Momo ...

4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:41:59 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: maggief

Well Joe, I guess the Ayatollahs have their missile delivery systems now.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 12:45:30 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Cicero

I heard yesterday that we DO have boots on the ground at the Syrian border to provide support for the “rebels.” Our State Dept. is overtly supporting Al Quaida; WTH!


6 posted on 10/12/2012 12:48:38 PM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: thouworm; MestaMachine; hoosiermama; penelopesire; Protect the Bill of Rights; SE Mom; onyx

Ping!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:10 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Who wants to bet Obama, Biden and Hillary don’t know about this yet? And when they do find out, they’ll tell us it was caused by a film that puts down the nice radical Muslims....


8 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: maggief

Amb Stevens’ real job in Libya was first arming the rebels, and later funneling Libyan arms to Syrian rebles, who are chocked full of AQ and MB.

Seizing a missile base is no small matter.

This all ultimately is being timed to really boil over just in time to distract from the election.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 1:07:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: maggief

Think back to ‘79, with the Ayatullah taking over in Tehran. Bad, huh?

Now imagine that every nut there sending Iran to hell was armed with AMERICAN BACKING, and that American “advisers” were there, making sure he was properly equipmped to throw out the Shah —that is not quite what we have here.

BUT IT IS CLOSE.

This isn’t so simple —it will involve Turkey, and then Russia.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 1:10:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Not sure if this is minor or not.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9602439/Libya-British-guns-unaccounted-for-after-Benghazi-consulate-attack.html

Libya: British guns unaccounted for after Benghazi consulate attack

British guns that were being stored in the ransacked US consulate in Benghazi are unaccounted for and feared to have fallen into the hands of extremists.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 1:20:07 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Cicero; maggief
I don’t think there’s anything “shadowy” about it.

Moreover, these "Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida" tend to go by a NAME.

Jabhat al-Nusra or Al-Nusra Front, for one?

Syria Activists: Jihadists Seize Missile Base
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Daniel Greenfield:

This is ridiculous and it should be an incredibly damning statement. It’s shocking to me that this has not been picked up.

Biden Admits Obama is Arming Muslim Brotherhood to Take Over Syria

12 posted on 10/12/2012 1:22:58 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: thouworm; marstegreg

Thank you. Copying marstegreg’s post:

“A survey of weapon depots in Libya shows that up to 20,000 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are now missing, partly because President Barack Obama has refused to send troops to guard the weapons depots, according to a left-of-center advocate.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/27/free-for-all-up-to-20000-anti-aircraft-missiles-stolen-in-libya/#ixzz296mhGsDc


13 posted on 10/12/2012 1:54:36 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Speechless.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 2:15:01 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Cicero

According to crazy uncle joe, they have.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 2:23:04 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: maggief
If you can stand the barbaric opening music here is a VIDEO of the captured antiaircraft missiles and base.
16 posted on 10/12/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: maggief

Also don’t forget the WMDS that Panetta/Obama have lost track of in Syria.

I see a bad moon rising.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 3:10:24 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: fella

btt


18 posted on 10/12/2012 3:24:33 PM PDT by maggief
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To: penelopesire

I smell a crescent moon rising. :(

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2937636/posts

Panetta: We’ve Lost Track of Syrian Chemical Weapons
FP

The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.

“There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that’s taken place, we don’t know.” Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Yep...that is what I mean....lol.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: maggief
If they were able to figure out how to launch those from a cargo ship they could to mid-ocean on any air route and shutdown intercontinental air travel.
21 posted on 10/12/2012 5:06:29 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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