Car Explosion At Turkish-Syrian Border Caught On Tape

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On Monday we reported that a car bomb with Syrian plates had exploded at the Turkish-Syrian border crossing. The aftermath included the death of nine people, major devastation, and the latest sharp deterioration in Turkish-Syrian relations. We now have the dramatic footage from this explosion, which we present below courtesy of Reuters. Expect more such explosions as every attempt is made to drag Syria into war with one or more of its neighbors.

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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:32 | 3240690 redpill
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They sure are trying, ain't they?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:44 | 3240726 Popo
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Caught on "tape"?   Like... old-school magnetic media?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:50 | 3240733 bigdumbnugly
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and a whole slew of awaiting virgins anxiously anticipate the arrival of yet another sure to be brad pitt look-alike mideastern suicide bomber.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:54 | 3240743 strannick
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B-b-b-but, we dont want a war...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:06 | 3240776 Wile-E-Coyote
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I have just a black screen, did they do it at night? Where do I get thermal imaging goggles?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:25 | 3240838 Stackers
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Turkey missed the part in the FBI How To Guide on Catching Terrorist, that you are supposed to give the "terrorist" a fake bomb.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:43 | 3240886 FranSix
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I didn't see any guy just casually walking away from the car prior to the explosion and not looking back when it happens, and maybe gritting his teeth a little, like George Clooney in that movie.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:24 | 3241186 Raymond K Hessel
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That video....

Just, wow.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:47 | 3240905 WarPony
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Right, they got Eric Holder's: "Catching Terrorists for Dummies" instead.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:04 | 3241134 Ignatius
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Cui Bono?  Who benefits?

Note when cameras are working and when they're not.

OKC, 7/7, Pentagon, etc..

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:12 | 3241331 walküre
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Sandy Hook

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:48 | 3240730 vmromk
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After watching that video, I am getting even more bullish on the market.

Loading up on AMZN & GOOG, because PE's don't matter anymore, Liesman told me so.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:26 | 3241485 caconhma
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Somebody very important was killed in this explosion. Three Turkish Ministers (the Cabinet members) have attended the area after the explosion.

The situation is quite simple:

·      America is not ready and/or in a position to have a full blown war with Iran who has a defense treaty with Syria. America is already over its head in the region. The Egypt and Libya situations are very unstable and very fluid.

·      Israel is doing its best to provoke a confrontation dragging the USA into a war with Iran

·      Iran will not allow Syria’s fall. At the same time, Iran successfully developing its military potential. China’s future very much depends of oil & gas supplies from Iran and Saudi. Both Iran and China have in place crash programs developing their military & nuclear capabilities. Both Iran and China need 2-3 years to transform themselves into regional and global superpowers.

·      Syria looked an easy thing to deal with but it did not worked out this way.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:52 | 3240740 blu
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Next up someone driving a car with Syrian plates, having a Syrian drivers license, and wearing Asad regime cufflinks and having in his pocket a Zippo lighter with the Asad regime seal on it and engraved on the back with "Good Luck with the bombing Yusuf!", is going to bomb an orphanage.

Syria hasn't got a chance. But I guess they know that.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:55 | 3241422 mkhs
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If they hurry, they can pass a law making orphanages "bomb free" zones.  That will fix it.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:04 | 3240766 meizu
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AL Qaeda is trying to provoke a war between syria and turkey

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:26 | 3240839 Stackers
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You mean al' CIAeda ?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:28 | 3241490 caconhma
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Both CIAeda and Israel!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:16 | 3240807 Wile-E-Coyote
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I heard Assad dived out of the drivers door at the last moment, shouting fuck you Turkey..... no Isra... no I mean Turkey. They just don't make fall guys like they used to, come back Saddam all is forgiven...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:35 | 3240868 Boozer
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Off topic - Tyler did you happen to see they are proposing a new medal for drone operators?

Pentagon reveals new medal for drone operators, cyber attack troops: Distinguished Warfare Medal Medal is designed to recognize members of the military who may not be on the front lines of combat, but perform an ‘extraordinary achievement’ in a military operation. via AP
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 17:26 | 3241191 cossack55
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Let me guess.  It is awarded with a "V" device. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:03 | 3240960 CheapBastard
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Anyone do a word cloud for the video?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:33 | 3240698 JPM Hater001
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What's a little war between friends.  Get in, the waters warm.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:09 | 3240788 Wile-E-Coyote
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Some poor CIA operatives mum is going to get her boy home in a shoe box.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:36 | 3240706 LongSoupLine
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no stand off at all.  lethargic border security in a hell zone.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:36 | 3240707 q99x2
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They should not do that. Whoever it was, don't do that any more. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:08 | 3240785 SilverIsKing
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I feel an executive order coming.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:56 | 3241114 e_goldstein
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Quick, send them scissors.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:49 | 3240911 Water Is Wet
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They should make a law outlawing car bombs at checkpoints.  Then this wouldn't happen anymore.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:39 | 3240715 chunga
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Unrelated but while on the topic of explosions...

Somebody skimmed the CBS video of the Dorner negotiations and threw it on spewtube.

Gun battle with wanted ex-cop Christoper Dorner - caught on tape

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:53 | 3240742 djsmps
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Coming to a city near you soon.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:07 | 3240780 ParkAveFlasher
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I hope Scharwzenegger gets the Bennett guy and gets his daughter back.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:18 | 3240813 magpie
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Mr. Tarantino, your next movie script is in the mail

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:56 | 3240748 walküre
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This wasn't a "battle", this was an execution.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:06 | 3240779 chunga
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Mark Fuhrman was on FAUX news last night blabbing that was a text-book example of excellent police work.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:13 | 3240799 walküre
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Any 5th grader with a little bit of firearms training can stand 100s feet back and shoot blindly into the woods. How much fire was returned from the cabin? Why not shoot one RPG instead of all those bullets and be done with it in no time.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:22 | 3240830 chunga
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I'm amazed I didn't hit the bottle last night.

Flipping between that $lick talking POTUS sob and the Dorner "coverage" had me mumbling "bullocks" under my breath.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:29 | 3240852 Freddie
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Retards watch TV and Hollywood's crap.  Keep supporting The Matrix.   You are a fool to have wasted your time watch Hope & Change. A real serf sheeple tard.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:37 | 3240873 chunga
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So Freddie, I understand and share your disdain for the media, but if I have the TV on in the background that means I'm a retarded fool and support the Matrix?

Thanks. If those are Mini-14's somebody has gotten pretty good at bump-fire.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:54 | 3240928 walküre
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It's ok to keep watching what the propaganda ministry broadcasts in order to have reference points in conversations with the blind and gullible folk. I'd like to be on top of what the hell they're fabricating next. Having said this, the internet had better coverage of "Dorner's Last Stand" and I just couldn't waste my time even glancing sideways at the Teleprompter in Chief and had no use for anything he might have said. It was nothing earth shaking anyway. As expected, the same old lame script.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:04 | 3240966 chunga
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I hear you loud and clear.

If it weren't for several sports that I confess to enjoy, I'd cancel the TV.

At that time of night I read music and play guitar on my porch. To do that I sit on a stool so that ruled out the PC.

Tonight I will probably hit the bottle a little. I'm learning the theme song from "Cool Hand Luke" and it's a little tricky for me.

(Sorry about watching Cool Hand Luke Freddie)

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:17 | 3240993 tickhound
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Geezus people, trust in your freaking ability to discern.

Freddie's awareness schtick would do more damage on a yahoo message board. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:12 | 3241461 lakecity55
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Suspect probably had select fire switch.

Maybe some of the cops.

Mini-14s are hardy, but ARs are more accurate.

I went to armorer school on Armalite systems; I prefer them over Rugers.

And the cops could have had bump-fire devices on their rifles. Hard to tell from the video.

I would still not want to confront a Ruger Mini-14 in capable hands, however.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:27 | 3240844 Freddie
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The CA cops or Sheriff Office had Ruger Mini-14's which are not that accurate.  A decent gun and very reliable.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:07 | 3240783 tickhound
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They hate the cabins!  Stay away from the cabins!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:12 | 3240797 SilverIsKing
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Agreed.  He should have holed up near some gas and oil tankers.  That would have made the whole thing much more riveting.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:14 | 3240800 walküre
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He would have

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:21 | 3240821 farmerjohn2112
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"Lynching" was the word in my head all night...


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:18 | 3241340 deKevelioc
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And his body will be buried at sea.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 18:30 | 3241368 “Rebellion to t...
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Reminded me of the scene in Rambo First Blood when the weekend warrior national guard fired off multiple thousands of rounds at no one in particular near the abandoned mine.

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