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Explosion Reported in Lebanese City of Tyre
Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/2/13 | Elad Benari

Posted on 02/03/2013 4:12:13 PM PST by Eleutheria5

A blast went off in southern Lebanon, near the city of Tyre, late on Sunday night, Al-Arabiya reported, based on local media sources.

The blast reportedly occurred after an electronic device exploded in the area.

The Lebanese Future TV network said that an “Israeli aircraft might have detonated an electronic transmission device” in the southern area of al-Fawwar.

“Hizbullah has cordoned off the area,” Future TV added.

The official Lebanese NNA news agency claimed that “Israeli aircraft did not leave the Lebanese airspace over the South all through the day.”

Israel’s Channel 2 News, reporting on the explosion, cited a report from the Hizbullah-affiliated Al-Manar network which said that the explosion was caused by a stun grenade and not by an airstrike.

The IDF chose not to comment on the reports, according to Channel 2.

Reports of the explosion in Tyre come several hours after Lebanese media reported that Israeli war planes were spotted in the skies above southern Lebanon.

It appeared the pilots were rehearsing attacks on targets in the region, local sources told media outlets.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0pansy; antichrist; cokeheadinchief; explosion; hasan2; iaf; lebanon; tyre
Work-related accident? Hand shook while handling nitroglycerine? IAF caused it. Or maybe they really did.
1 posted on 02/03/2013 4:12:19 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Somebody blew a Tyre.


2 posted on 02/03/2013 4:13:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Isn’t that place in the Bible?


3 posted on 02/03/2013 4:15:29 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Eleutheria5

They are going to miss the Super Bowl.


4 posted on 02/03/2013 4:21:03 PM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: BipolarBob

Sure. It’s been around for a while. It’s called Tzor, and was once a great Phoenician port.


5 posted on 02/03/2013 4:21:31 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bump!


6 posted on 02/03/2013 4:23:13 PM PST by rdl6989
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To: BipolarBob

Yes, though the claimed destruction is where fishermen spread out their nets, supposedly.


7 posted on 02/03/2013 4:23:20 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Picture from the scene:


8 posted on 02/03/2013 4:23:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: F15Eagle

Those puffer fish will do that./s


9 posted on 02/03/2013 4:36:23 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

“The blast reportedly occurred after an electronic device exploded in the area.”

Excuse me, but electronic devices don’t generally explode. Sometimes they smoke. That’s it...


10 posted on 02/03/2013 4:39:49 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: BipolarBob

Tyre (and Sidon) were powerful cities in ancient times. Alexander The Great sent a herald to the city asking to worship at the city’s shrine to Heracles.

The Tyrenians told him there was a perfectly good temple on the mainland (Tyre was located on an island). Alexander sent another herald and the citizens of Tyre butchered him on the wall within sight of the Macedonian Army. They thought their city was unconquerable because of it’s location and high walls.

Alexander built a causeway all the way to the island. The Tyrenians came close to stopping Alexander several times but he kept at it and eventually stormed the walls and destroyed the city.

They should have let him worship. Today Tyre is no longer an island as the causeway caused the area to silt up.


11 posted on 02/03/2013 4:54:24 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: babygene

There are air-dropped explosive-powered EMP devices. If someone was building a bomb in the area of effect and had the detonator installed in the charge, he had a very bad day when the EMP set it off.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/hpm.htm


12 posted on 02/03/2013 5:05:41 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Eleutheria5; F15Eagle; yarddog
Very good description yarddog!

"And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her...and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water...And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD." (Ezekiel 26:4,12,14).

13 posted on 02/03/2013 5:16:08 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Thank you. I always thought Tyre and Sidon were interesting cities.


14 posted on 02/03/2013 5:21:05 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Eleutheria5

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984385/posts


15 posted on 02/03/2013 5:32:55 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: BipolarBob

>> “Isn’t that place in the Bible?” <<

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The Seat of Satan, before he moved to Rome.


16 posted on 02/03/2013 5:40:59 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: babygene

Wild party. Red hot hifi stereo. During Runaround Blues, really hot harmonica solo caused the whole thing to explode. Yeah. That’s the ticket.


17 posted on 02/03/2013 5:42:47 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I know a guy that lost his arm in a split wheel explosion.


18 posted on 02/03/2013 5:46:14 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Satan just might be in Rome these days, but from Revelation chapter 2, to the church in Pergamos...”where Satan’s throne is”...Actually was a throne to Zeus or temple of Isis in Pergamos. Now it is in a museum in Berlin.


19 posted on 02/03/2013 5:59:59 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: Eleutheria5

Tyre was the home city of the Colony of Carthage.

For a while, Carthage was probably the most powerful City State in the world.

The Tyrians were and probably still are known as fierce warriors.


20 posted on 02/03/2013 6:00:16 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: SisterK

But the sword that pierced Yeshua is still in Salzburg, Austria.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 6:11:24 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Eleutheria5

Burning a Tyre contributes to global warming.


22 posted on 02/03/2013 6:33:04 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Eleutheria5; a fool in paradise

I have heard that the English word ‘tired’ originates from the name of this town in the Lebanese language.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 6:35:46 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Literally? This is the first I have heard this.
But I have heard that enough monasteries in that hemisphere have enough bones of John the Baptist to build four and a half men.


24 posted on 02/03/2013 6:41:07 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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To: SisterK
Pergamos...”where Satan’s throne is”...

Pergamos/Bergama was a "neokoros". Looks like it was eager to guzzle the Imperial Kool-aid:

In the Roman period, Pergamum became the capital of Asia, as the first city to make an alliance with Rome. Ephesus became the capital of the province, but scholars have argued that this city remained the focal point of the worship of the Roman Emperors. The city lost its great library to Alexandria when Mark Antony gave it to Cleopatra. The famous physician Galen, who served the emperors Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, and Septimius Severus, was born here in 129 CE.

The religious life of Pergamum has been the subject of much research by scholars and historians. Three specific “threads” appear to be visible. First, the association with the worship of snakes and the handling of reptiles in antiquity appears valid. Other early signs of the worship of Dionysus, the god of vegetation also appears to be well accepted. Later, worship of Asklepios (Roman Aesculapius) the god of healing emerged. The serpent became the emblem of Asklepios. “A Pergamene coin shows the emperor Caracalla standing spear in hand before a great serpent twined around a bending sapling…. Christians must thus have found the cult of the god of healing, and his serpent – infested temple, peculiarly revolting” (Blaiklock, Ibid.). The altar of Zeus built by Eumenes II to commemorate the victory of Attalus I over the Gallic invaders had striking pagan scenes on the frieze. The gods of Olympus were represented as giants with serpent – like tails. Zeus was called “saviour”.

The second association was dominant in the Hellenistic kingdom. This included the worship of Zeus and the goddess Athene. Finally, the Imperial Cult flourished in the city, making it a “neokoros” or temple guardian for the Roman Imperial cult. The first temple in Asia was erected to Augustus in 29BCE. Other temples were later erected to honor Trajan and Caracalla. It was Emperor Domitian who made these temples a litmus test for civic loyalty.

http://www.enjoyturkey.com/Tours/interest/biblicals/pergamon.htm

25 posted on 02/03/2013 6:57:50 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SisterK

And relics are a mark of humanist worship, not Christian for sure.


26 posted on 02/03/2013 8:16:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SisterK

Yes, literally.


27 posted on 02/03/2013 8:19:34 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: babygene

Electronic device = Electrical device = transformer.
Need to see Arabic to be sure.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 8:53:22 PM PST by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: editor-surveyor; SisterK

Actually, not everyone doesn’t know the difference between veneration and “humanist worship”, but, whatever makes you snicker may work for you. Or, not.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 10:31:50 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: babygene

Electronic devices explode when they are connected to cell phones and explosives. Perhaps the Israelis called the right number.


30 posted on 02/03/2013 11:29:40 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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- “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” - Matthew 10:34

- “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” - Thomas Edward Lawrence

- “It’s not where Obama was born that’s the problem; it’s where he’s living now.”

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31 posted on 02/04/2013 12:02:17 AM PST by devolve ( ---- It's not where Obama was born that's the problem; it's where he's living now ---- ----)
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To: Eleutheria5

During Hiram’s reign, Tyre grew from a satellite of Sidon into the most important of Phoenician cities, and the holder of a large trading empire.

Hiram sent Solomon architects, workmen, cedar wood and gold to build the First Temple in Jerusalem.


32 posted on 02/04/2013 12:28:59 AM PST by conserv8
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To: Eleutheria5

Reports of northern Israeli’s being told to take shelter were coming from several FB and Twitter accounts. There are also tweets coming out that there are breaking problems with Iran’s Republican guard and of more explosions, a major highway being blocked in Israel.


33 posted on 02/04/2013 1:43:42 AM PST by wolfman
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To: Eleutheria5

This is symbolic for the ongoing collapse of the satanic plan of cordon of Shi’a puppets from the Iran-Afghanistan border to the Mediterranean (Ira’s Ahamdinejad, Iraq’s Maliki, Syria’s Assad and Lebanon’s Hizbollah).
A plan that included the extermination of millions of christians and the last jews in that area.


34 posted on 02/04/2013 1:46:09 AM PST by LastProphet
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To: yarddog

Thanks for that info. After reading a bit I found you can see the remnants of the causeway on google maps, a long linear feature just to the north of the Roman stadium ruins.


35 posted on 02/04/2013 5:11:10 AM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: Spktyr

It only takes a 1/4 amp to detonate an electric blasting cap. Would not be surprised if this was targeted at a suspected or known bomb making location.

I doubt the Jihadists trust the martyrs to prime their own shots.

Interesting idea and nice catch.


36 posted on 02/04/2013 7:21:53 AM PST by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: volunbeer

Hey Ahmad, watch this shiite.


37 posted on 02/04/2013 7:25:00 AM PST by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: BipolarBob

Duh, yup.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 7:45:41 AM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: volunbeer
I doubt the Jihadists trust the martyrs to prime their own shots.

Good call, no they don't. In fact it is common to have a cellphone backup trigger on suicide vests in case the Jihadi gets cold feet.

39 posted on 02/04/2013 8:13:55 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: BipolarBob
"Isn’t that place in the Bible?"

Yes, particularly in the books of prophecy.

40 posted on 02/04/2013 8:21:57 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Eleutheria5
actually i do believe there is a city in the bible named that
41 posted on 02/04/2013 8:36:34 AM PST by johnsondavid841
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To: BipolarBob

Yes, it was the Phoenician port city, home of King Hiram who helped Solomon build the Temple, supplying him with cedar and workmen and ships to transport goods and treasure......


42 posted on 02/04/2013 9:42:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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43 posted on 02/04/2013 4:27:52 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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44 posted on 02/04/2013 4:28:48 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: RitaOK
No offense intended, Rita.
The humanist stuff is pretty easy to track.
And exploitation of the naive is tragic.
45 posted on 02/04/2013 5:16:36 PM PST by SisterK (not my president)
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Freepers, your Contributions make every difference!
Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

46 posted on 02/04/2013 6:18:55 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Funny thing is, no one ever claims that it was just a defective party favor at the birthday party.

Thanks Eleutheria5.


47 posted on 02/04/2013 7:58:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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