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Israeli Strike Into Syria
Said to Damage Research Site

New York Times, by Derek E. Sanger & Eric Schmitt *

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 2/3/2013 5:24:33 PM

Washington - The Israeli attack last week on a Syrian convoy of antiaircraft weapons appears to have also hit the country’s main research center for work on biological and chemical weapons, according to American officials who are sorting through intelligence reports. While the main target of the attack on Wednesday appears to have been SA-17 missiles and their launchers — which the Israelis feared were about to be moved to Hezbollah forces in Lebanon — video shown on Syrian television appears to back up assertions that the research center north of Damascus was also damaged.

* [David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt reported from Washington, and Jodi Rudoren from Jerusalem. Steven Erlanger contributed reporting from Munich].

I would be doing the "Snoopy Dance" anytime the Israelis can get a two-for-one airstrike and stick it to their enemies, especially Hezbollah in Lebanon looking to get chemical weapons & their delivery systems [WMD]. There is no doubt that this was a test run before the IAF takes out the mountain-shielding nuclear site that has been moving toward creating weapons in the region. Iran now knows that Israel is serious about stopping this bad behavior.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lana720, 2/3/2013 7:22:10 PM     (No. 9156379)


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Japanorama, 2/3/2013 8:02:06 PM     (No. 9156410)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 2/3/2013 9:08:30 PM     (No. 9156523)

Great - a twofer!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/4/2013 12:12:26 AM     (No. 9156735)

At least the Israeli government knows how to keep their pieholes shut. Refreshing. Obama should take notes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/4/2013 5:34:10 AM     (No. 9156833)

You know,the left has been crying about Assad´s brutality on it´s own people for two years and have done absolutely nothing about it. In comes Israel to take some decisive action and they´re up in arms over that.Israel´s intelligence is so good,they knew exactly where to strike. Our hapless intelligence services have been slapped with Obama budget cuts and worthless leaders like Clapper,who gets his intelligence news from Wolf Blitzer.

Bill Clinton slashed intelligence spending calling it a peace dividend after the fall of the soviets and we completely missed the rise of radical islam as a result.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 2/4/2013 8:58:35 AM     (No. 9157080)

#5, the only radical element the left acknowledges as a real threat to the world is the conservative movement. Radical Islam? Not so much.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/4/2013 11:01:19 AM     (No. 9157427)

It sure would be a shame is some chemical weapons broke open and killed the scientists trying to load them onto rockets. I would pray for them. Since I believe in symmetry in most things I assume their are large numbers of shrews formerly married to Muslims who drove them to divorce and then drink. These are waiting for the scientists when they arrive in hell. I pray they enjoy their shrews´ company until such time they can have a true change of heart and be delivered from hell.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 2/4/2013 11:21:22 AM     (No. 9157472)

On this one I think the US military official has it right. Any damage to the center was collateral damage. There´s no evidence of an impact crater near the facility. All video´s show light damage. The weapons convoy would be much more important to Israel´s immediate security. SA-17´s in the hands of Hezbollah would greatly hamper Israel´s ability to defend itself.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Grambo, 2/4/2013 11:54:59 AM     (No. 9157577)

A 100 mile zone of total collateral damage would have been nice.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/4/2013 12:34:43 PM     (No. 9157668)

The Israelis seem to always know when and where to strike. Great intelligence work.
As for not being able to take out Iran´s deep underground facilities, does anyone realize that if it´s underground, then it has to have a door to go in and out. If the door is slamed shut, the the facility is not able to function. If they (Iran) repair the door, shut it again. And trust me, there are weapons that can nearly permanently close said door.

Go Israel!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 2/4/2013 10:51:55 PM     (No. 9158826)

"said to damage research site".

Ok fine. In Israel, "said to" is deleted and replaced with "severely" and add an "s" to "damage".

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