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Large explosions leave carnage in Syria capital
CBS News ^ | May 10, 2012 | AP

Posted on 05/10/2012 12:16:19 AM PDT by ilcenter

(AP) DAMASCUS, Syria - Two strong explosions shook the Syrian capital Thursday, sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky.

The explosions were in the Qazaz neighborhood, where a Syrian intelligence agency has its headquarters.

The explosions happened just before 8 a.m., when employees are usually arriving at work.

CBS News' George Baghdadi, reporting from the scene, says about 40 burned-out cars and possibly dozens of badly burned bodies were scattered in front of the intelligence office.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: capital; carnage; damascus; explosions; iran; israel; large; leave; lebanon; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 05/10/2012 12:16:21 AM PDT by ilcenter
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To: ilcenter

Looks like Iran switched sides.


2 posted on 05/10/2012 12:20:36 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: ilcenter

Terror is a double-edged sword. Sooner or later, Damascus was going to feel its own steel.


3 posted on 05/10/2012 12:53:41 AM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Either that or someone in the resistance finally cracked open a Chemistry book.


4 posted on 05/10/2012 12:56:18 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: ilcenter

5 posted on 05/10/2012 1:19:33 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: ilcenter

The religion of peace is at war again. They hate so stinking much that they divided their gutter religion in two parties and they hate each others guts and kill each other at will. Amazing how they hate so much. Either accept our brand of thinking or we will kill you! Oh, and if you don’t side with one or the other side of it, we will blow you up also! Great. Wonderful. Such peaceful, loving, caring, murdering thugs.


6 posted on 05/10/2012 1:23:59 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy

ever read about Detroit and Chicago ?


7 posted on 05/10/2012 1:40:10 AM PDT by advertising guy ( Slo Joe Biden " I promise you the President has a big stick, but Michelle's is bigger ")
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To: ilcenter
Video of second explosion
8 posted on 05/10/2012 2:14:48 AM PDT by ilcenter
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To: ilcenter
Scene of explosions, taken by state-run Syrian media (some graphic imagery)
9 posted on 05/10/2012 2:14:59 AM PDT by ilcenter
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To: advertising guy

I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there way too much violence in those two cites, but equating it to middle east violence, IMO, is a stretch.


10 posted on 05/10/2012 2:33:20 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1

Please accept corrected version:

I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there is way too much violence in those two cities, but equating it to Middle East violence, IMO, is a stretch.


11 posted on 05/10/2012 2:35:41 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ilcenter

This overseas crap is just a diversion from domestic issues; our country has been “fundamentally changed” and we’re supposed to think Syria is important?

We no longer have the luxury of pretending to care about people halfway around the world with whom we don’t share a single trait in common.


12 posted on 05/10/2012 2:56:18 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: luvbach1; All
I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there is way too much violence in those two cities, but equating it to Middle East violence, IMO, is a stretch.

Just give it time FRiend, give it time.
13 posted on 05/10/2012 3:16:03 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: mkjessup
I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there is way too much violence in those two cities, but equating it to Middle East violence, IMO, is a stretch.

Just give it time FRiend, give it time.

Come to think of it, if the Messiah is defeated that might happen. On the other hand, if he declares martial law and suspends the election, the riots (actually the rebellion)would occur elsewhere.

14 posted on 05/10/2012 6:02:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: luvbach1
I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there way too much violence in those two cites, but equating it to middle east violence, IMO, is a stretch.

You will see it in Detroit and Chicago when the Muslims in Dearborn, MI feel sufficiently disrespected.

15 posted on 05/10/2012 6:35:10 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: luvbach1

The crazy mo’s have redone the phrase: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”.

It’s now: “The friend of my friend is my enemy”.


16 posted on 05/10/2012 6:39:14 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: ilcenter

I am rooting for a protracted Syrian civil war. The more men and materiel that are expended by that terror state the better for Israel and the U.S.


17 posted on 05/10/2012 6:42:20 AM PDT by montag813
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To: ilcenter

Real life Freddy vs. Jason. They just picked teams.
“I’ll take Achmaad”.
“O.K., then I’ll take Mohammad”.
...and so on.


18 posted on 05/10/2012 6:52:32 AM PDT by bramps
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To: bramps

The People’s Front of Judea vs The Judean People’s Front


19 posted on 05/10/2012 6:55:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: montag813

Yes, when Muslims keep busy killing each other they have less time to kill infidels. May they war with themselves from Morocco clear across to Lahore.


20 posted on 05/10/2012 7:24:38 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: ilcenter

You just wonder how long Assad can keep this up before his own military realizes they don’t need him...


21 posted on 05/10/2012 7:52:12 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: RetiredArmy
Either accept our brand of thinking or we will kill you

They sound like progressives when you put it like that.

22 posted on 05/10/2012 8:16:40 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: ilcenter

When I first saw this on the news this morning, the first thing that popped into my head was wondering if we are seeing the beginning of Isaiah 17th chapter prophecy on Damascus about to be fulfilled.


23 posted on 05/10/2012 8:39:24 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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24 posted on 05/10/2012 9:02:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: luvbach1
I haven’t heard of bombs going off killing and maiming dozens of people in Detroit and Chicago. Sure there is way too much violence in those two cities, but equating it to Middle East violence, IMO, is a stretch.
Just give it time FRiend, give it time.
Come to think of it, if the Messiah is defeated that might happen. On the other hand, if he declares martial law and suspends the election, the riots (actually the rebellion)would occur elsewhere.


There is a lot of talk about this whole 'declare martial law' deal but if it appears that 0bama is trying to pull that crap for the sole purpose of holding on to power, it is my belief that somewhere within our military will arise true Constitutional patriots who will make that choice between their Oath to uphold the Constitution, and their military obligations to obey the Commander-in-Chief whose stability is quite honestly already in question.

Our Republic is going to be saved, it is just uncertain if it will be saved 'clean' or if it will be saved 'dirty'.

As long as I see 0bama and the rest of his crew ending up before a military tribunal to answer for their crimes, I'm good with either approach.
25 posted on 05/10/2012 9:08:24 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: mkjessup

Our Republic is going to be saved, it is just uncertain if it will be saved ‘clean’ or if it will be saved ‘dirty’.

As long as I see 0bama and the rest of his crew ending up before a military tribunal to answer for their crimes, I’m good with either approach.


Yes!


26 posted on 05/10/2012 11:10:21 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ilcenter

Until just a couple weeks ago there had been no protesting, etc. in Damascus. The mideast news folks have been reporting that Damascus had not been affected by ‘rab spring stuff at all, showing the occasional pic of Damascus operating as usual. That’s why Basher still had his trademark stuff-eating-grin on his mush. That grin disapeared a couple days ago and now it looks like Syria is going to get the “full Libyan” treatment. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of dirtbagz.


27 posted on 05/10/2012 12:54:59 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: ilcenter

Terrible for the people of Damascus - who are generally well-educated and secular. The people doing this are the same ones who make life hell in Iraq.

Many Christian refugees from Iraq have fled to Damascus. Now they find that hell follows them.


28 posted on 05/10/2012 1:04:07 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Assad’s not a nice guy, but the only thing keeping Christian’s from getting slaughtered there like they are now in Egypt.


29 posted on 05/10/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ilcenter.
...about 40 burned-out cars and possibly dozens of badly burned bodies were scattered in front of the intelligence office.

30 posted on 05/10/2012 4:28:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: advertising guy; RetiredArmy

Ain’t no difference between the people doing the killing in Detroit and Chicago or Damascus, Baghdad, Kabul (etal).
And I applaud their efforts.

Let those ignorant bastards slaughter each other.

What I disagree with is throwing the lives of people who actually care, at that, like confetti at a parade and expecting me not only to stand and cheer at the loss, but to fund it. Yeah. Then I have a problem.


31 posted on 05/10/2012 9:02:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: mkjessup

Yeah, just wait until the election.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 8:16:00 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Eleutheria5

The opposition to the Alawite-dominated Baathist regime is led by the Muslim Brotherhood and supported by Al Qaeda.


33 posted on 05/11/2012 10:04:26 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: OB1kNOb

You can believe it’s gonna happen. It’s gonna happen. Where do ya think the bulk of Saddam’s weaponry went?


34 posted on 05/12/2012 1:35:52 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: mkjessup

Good post your #25.


35 posted on 05/14/2012 4:48:29 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ilcenter
In addition to the 55 dead, the ministry also said there were 15 bags of human remains

The religion of pieces will never cease to amaze me.

36 posted on 05/16/2012 8:17:37 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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