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Israeli Jets Bomb Syrian Military Site

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In what was the first clear instance of aggression by Israel toward Syria, overnight Israeli jets conducted a bombing run over a military site in Syria, targeting what according to Israel was a military convoy heading to Lebanon. As Al Arabiya reports: "Israeli jets bombed a convoy on Syria's border with Lebanon on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, apparently targeting weapons destined for Hezbollah in what some called a warning to Damascus not to arm Israel's Lebanese enemy. "The target was a truck loaded with weapons, heading from Syria to Lebanon," said one Western diplomat, adding that the consignment may well have included anti-aircraft missiles. The overnight attack, which several sources placed on the Syrian side of the border, followed warnings from Israel that it was ready to act to prevent the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad leading to Syria's chemical weapons and modern rockets reaching either his Hezbollah allies or his Islamist enemies."

More on the target and location of the attack:

A source among the Syrian rebels said an air strike around dawn (0430 GMT) blasted a convoy on a mountain track about 5 kilometres (3 miles) south of where the main Damascus-Beirut highway crosses the border. Its load probably included high-tech anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles, but not chemical weapons.


"It attacked trucks carrying sophisticated weapons from the regime to Hezbollah," the source said, adding that it took place inside Syria, though the border is poorly defined in the area.


A regional security source said the target was weaponry given by Assad's military to fellow Iranian ally Hezbollah:


"This episode boils down to a warning by Israel to Syria and Hezbollah not to engage in the transfer of sensitive weapons," the source said. "Assad knows his survival depends on his military capabilities and he would not want those capabilities neutralised by Israel - so the message is this kind of transfer is simply not worth it, neither for him nor Hezbollah."


With official secrecy shrouding the event, few details were corroborated by multiple sources. All those with knowledge of the event - from several countries - spoke anonymously.


There was no comment from the Israeli or Syrian governments nor Hezbollah. Israel's ally the United States declined all comment. A Lebanese security source said its territory was not hit, though the army reported a heavy presence of Israeli jets through the night after days of unusually frequent incursions.

Iran has previously warned that any attack on Syria is the same as an attack on Iran. For now, however, Iran has not issued a statement:

There was no immediate comment on the incident from Tehran, which Israel views as its principal enemy and with which it is engaged in a bitter confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme.

Perhaps what is more interesting is how Russia and/or China which have made clear that Syria is a strategic geopolitical center for bnoth in the past will react, if at all.

Keep an eye on Brent as the middle east may be finally coming out of hibernation.

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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:14 | 3199981 q99x2
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Castro had the right idea concerning the Rockefellers.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:42 | 3200133 NotApplicable
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Yeah, but who funded him? And for what purpose?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:14 | 3199982 virgilcaine
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A 4 front war for Israel.. Syria ,Lebanon, Egypt and Iran. It's gonna get ugly.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:20 | 3200020 LFMayor
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yeah, just like in '67.  or '73.   Hopefully they can use this as an excuse to rid themselves of self-hating progressive shitheads and then whip the living piss out of the muslims again.

Then maybe we can use it as an excuse to rid our damn selves of self-hating progressive shitheads, too.  That's really all we need, you know.  An excuse.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:22 | 3200031 otto skorzeny
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do it without US help and then we'll see. Israel is like the mouthy little schoolyard punk that has a big brother to watch his back

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:29 | 3200061 Kaiser Sousa
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and big brother is broke and gots his ass cheeks spread all over the globe...

just a matter of time before "the victims" get theirs something proper....

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:30 | 3200066 LFMayor
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or that 140 lb dick neck with a nom de blog that he wouldn't amount to a pimple on the ass of? 


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:38 | 3200107 otto skorzeny
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hey cock-knocker- how about the family of the native Indian that used to live on the land your cardboard box now occupies comes and tells you some crazy-assed book said it "rightfully belongs to them" and you should get your ass off of it-and if you don't we'll kick you off at the point of a gun? sound familiar

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:41 | 3200122 Shell Game
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Pharisee/Government Troll.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:46 | 3200141 otto skorzeny
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weird how these guys pop out of the woodwork to comment on stories about Israel

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 17:31 | 3200323 Shell Game
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They are agent provocateurs or they are neo-con imbeciles who believe what FOX and Charles Krauthammer tell them.  The 'Chosen' are nothing less than the Pharisees who rejected and crucified Christ, who specifically taught of a new convenant that superceded the old covenant.  They are a fine lot to throw a nation's moral and fiscal treasures behind...


The petrodollar must roll on!


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:34 | 3200719 Bandit und Buster
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To the Pharisees, Babylonian Talmudic Judean impersonators :  "ye are of your father the devil..." John 8:44 

They are of Esau/ Edom, against Jacob and true Israel:

"Edom is in Jewry" - Jewish Encyclopedia, 1925, Volume 5, p.41

"The modern Jew is the product of the Talmud." –  Michael Rodkinson, in preface of Babylonian Talmud, page XI.

Romans 9:13 - "As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated".  

More info:  www.anglo-saxonisrael.com

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 18:01 | 3200405 object_orient
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Careful, you might get what you wish for. Israel's best and brightest "self-hating progressive shitheads" emigrate to Europe and the US, leaving behind a bunch of Russian immigrant settlers. The future looks very dim for Israel.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:23 | 3200025 Banksters
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Syria TV: Israel attacked military research center near Damascus http://www.haaretz.com/ Fuck Israel,  fight your own god damned wars.   Yes they are GOD DAMNED...   You are FUCKEN CHOSEN BY GOD, AND THERE IS NO GOD>  NOW FUCK OFF!


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:46 | 3200154 Idisq
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Thank you!

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:34 | 3200857 Andy Lewis
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Keep it up, Gerty.  At shit rate you'll have a fatal heart attack.  Schweeeeetttttt!!!!

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:13 | 3199984 dunce
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Who told Mossad why, what, when, and where? As a famous man once said about "the rest of the story". It was certainly not the CIA.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:16 | 3199997 otto skorzeny
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Hagel wrote a full-on apology letter to Babs Boxer that he would be a good little Hebe/AIPAC boot licker from now on

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:16 | 3199990 Getting Old Sucks
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Hey Israel, bombs away!  Just make sure you fight you're own fucking war!  And, without costing me any fucking money cause I'm busy financing the U.S.'s wars, thank you.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:15 | 3199992 rubearish10
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Even geopolitical tensions ar QE'd! This must not be serious.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:16 | 3199994 optimator
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Shouldn't make the news, Israel can bomb anyone they care to anywhere, including U.S. Navy ships in neutral waters.  Just protecting themselves y'know.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:28 | 3200059 TerminalDebt
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Shouldn't make the news, Israel routinely bomb anyone they care to anywhere, including U.S. Navy ships in neutral waters.  Just protecting themselves y'know.


There, fixed it for you

Now I prepare to commit suicide by shooting myself in the back with my offhand

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:36 | 3200859 Andy Lewis
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Not that anyone would care.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:16 | 3200001 Shameful
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Let me make sure I have this straight.  Syria is having a devil of a time getting arms to combat it's "rebels" but it is also supplying arms to Lebanon, and Israel has the right to bomb them preemptively...sure why not.  Why not say that Assad is being possessed by the spirit of Hitler and Zombie Pirate Osama Bin Ladin has awakened the Kraken and will close off the Straights of Hormuz.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:25 | 3200041 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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No need for all that. Read some of them stories in the Bible and the Koran and it will all make sense. Got I hope they finally just kill each other back to the stone age so the rest of us can get on with life. Fuck JEWS FUCK MUSLIMS

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 18:04 | 3200414 object_orient
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Stop making sense. You wanna fit in here, right?

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:23 | 3201587 WallowaMountainMan
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that strategy is sound, not foolish. assha(t)d is gonna lose his turf...he knows it. he get his buddies to throw a few at israel from lebanon and have israel take the bait....shift the 'war' to arab v israel, not dickhead assha(t)d vs whoever.....

the proof lies in the pudding, i suggest. iran chose to lay quiet. its intel must have confirmed....i bet that israel and iran talk on this topic often.

just a guess.


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:18 | 3200011 falak pema
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its NOW OR NEVER...sings Netty yahoo !

Netanyahu Tells America To Bomb Iran - Business Insider

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:21 | 3200015 Kaiser Sousa
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Fuck the Zionist Entity...

i really do wish China and Russia would step up and just say

"back the fuck up or get blown the fuck up...."

Hitler must be laughing in his grave at what he's created.....







Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:23 | 3200034 otto skorzeny
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who said he was dead?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:57 | 3200211 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Gerrard Williams and Simon Dunstan tell us that Hitler has been dead since 1962.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:15 | 3200658 lakecity55
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Yes, he supposedly lived out his life in SA as a painter of small post-cards.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:23 | 3200036 LFMayor
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So Von Manstein, is china going to what... walk... to Israel?  No force projection capability.
Ditto for the Russians. Rusting in harbors.  All but toothless now.

Sure, they've got the Big Sticks, but if they light one up they fear the reprisals.  MAD still works with sane peoples.

Now, the muzzies, that's entirely different.  Which is why everyone, everyone is afaid of Old Yeller.  And Iran.  Because once the hydrophoby sets in, there's no controlling them any longer.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:47 | 3200159 Overfed
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Ever heard of Sunburn missiles?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:56 | 3200210 otto skorzeny
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they would turn the Straights of Hormuz into a shooting gallery

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 01:28 | 3201595 WallowaMountainMan
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i use dermatologists recommended neutron egena lotion for my protection from sunburns.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:47 | 3200165 otto skorzeny
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russia still has some muscle-good air/sea missiles- Isreal would have to think twice

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:11 | 3200639 ThirdWorldDude
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And it won't be game on until Russia has equipped Syria with enough Iskander batteries so Assad can defend all of Syria's borders. 

Judging by that Mossad-sponsored video Bibi is not impressed... 

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 17:01 | 3200230 Panafrican Funk...
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"MAD still works with sane peoples."

Yet, we have Israel bombing a highly unstable country with highly unstable allies, and the US engaging in full-on monetary war via Ctrl-P.  What the fuck were you saying about sanity again?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:20 | 3200021 NRGIsFree
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The only redeeming quality I find in Obama is he seems to be less than a willing participant in Israel's imperialistic affairs. Perhaps we will find out how capable Israel is in defending itself. The world might be a better place after Israel vs. Iran, China and Russia. One can dream.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:33 | 3200078 sitenine
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Sooo...you believe the rhetoric of a constitution shedding politician? Really?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:43 | 3200138 NRGIsFree
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Ahhh no. Read my commentary again. "One redeeming quality". One as in singular. Can we all agree we don't need AIPAK running this country?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:48 | 3200168 NotApplicable
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WTF is so hard about recognizing puppets? You'd think the inability to form a coherent thought while away from a teleprompter would be a tell.

Apparently not.


Wed, 01/30/2013 - 19:13 | 3200649 lakecity55
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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:23 | 3200030 resurger
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Slow down, the yids have the right to protect the "European Interests" too.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:30 | 3200062 Never One Roach
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Chutzpah knows no limits. No wonder Goldman's Saks predicted $150 oil.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:51 | 3200185 Money 4 Nothing
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JP Morgan Chase bought our SPR at auction, 1.1 million barrels for 116.8 million. Corrrect me if I'm wrong?

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:30 | 3200063 farmerjohn2112
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And I looked, and beheld a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 16:48 | 3200085 ParkAveFlasher
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Now, and I never get this straight, does the mark of the beast (666) save you or get you roasted for eternity?  Is there some kind of decoder for this stuff?

DISCLOSURE:  IMHO All that apocalyptic stuff is CRAP.  Hell & Heaven co-exist right here, right now, on this Earth.  You may have the key to either in hand right now. 

Everytime a sword is rattled along the east coast of the Mediterrenean, someone cries "Revelation!".

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 18:57 | 3200588 Matt
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The Mark of the Beast was a numerological warning about Nero, later the numbers were changed to represent Diocletian, i.e. tyrants that sought to exterminate the church. At least, that's the best explanation I've seen.

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