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Live Thread: Syria Crisis Continuous Updates
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/28/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT by kristinn

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To: caww
Another homemade military vehicle called Sham #2

An improvised armoured vehicle is seen parked as Free Syrian Army fighters gather on a street.


901 posted on 09/03/2013 9:42:41 AM PDT by caww
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An improvised mortar installed by Free Syrian Army fighters..


902 posted on 09/03/2013 9:45:35 AM PDT by caww
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Free Syrian Army fighters build an improvised military cannon


903 posted on 09/03/2013 9:47:31 AM PDT by caww
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Building blocks: Free Syrian Army fighters set up a homemade rocket for launch using random materials


904 posted on 09/03/2013 9:49:09 AM PDT by caww
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With the knowhow from reverse engineering of regime munitions and the internet, former industrial machinists have now become weapons manufacturers


905 posted on 09/03/2013 9:50:56 AM PDT by caww
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The shop, the location of which will not be given as the owner requested, has only a few lathes, mills and drill presses


906 posted on 09/03/2013 9:52:38 AM PDT by caww
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A Free Syrian Army fighter displays homemade bombs made from 'ornamental balls'


907 posted on 09/03/2013 9:54:05 AM PDT by caww
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Syrian rebel fighters stand around a cache of homemade missiles


908 posted on 09/03/2013 9:56:16 AM PDT by caww
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Fighters stand next to a home-made rocket launcher


909 posted on 09/03/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT by caww
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Fighters stand next to a home-made rocket launcher


910 posted on 09/03/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT by caww
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homemade catapults are unstable, and there is a risk of them collapsing while they hold a bomb


911 posted on 09/03/2013 9:59:23 AM PDT by caww
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“If I had a rocket launcher....”


912 posted on 09/03/2013 9:59:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an improvised mortar shell inside a factory which previously manufactured steel and iron


913 posted on 09/03/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT by caww
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A Free Syrian Army fighter rests near a 'rocket launcher'


914 posted on 09/03/2013 10:02:40 AM PDT by caww
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A man works on an improvised mortar shell for the Free Syrian Army inside a factory which previously manufactured steel and iron


915 posted on 09/03/2013 10:07:53 AM PDT by caww
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A regular rocket scientist - working on a lathe with scarf dangled around his neck.

What a maroon!

916 posted on 09/03/2013 10:11:36 AM PDT by brewcrew
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What IS THIS????? American writing....


917 posted on 09/03/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT by caww
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Syrian rebel uses a videogame controller to activate the machine gun of Sham 2, a homemade armored vehicle made by the rebels'


918 posted on 09/03/2013 10:13:25 AM PDT by caww
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Syrian rebel walks past Sham 2, a homemade armored vehicle,


919 posted on 09/03/2013 10:15:12 AM PDT by caww
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A bomb maker from Abu Suleiman's group of rebel fighters wires pipe bombs, which are detonated in specific areas to cut access to their mountainous stronghold in the northern Syrian


920 posted on 09/03/2013 10:18:05 AM PDT by caww
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Free Syrian Army fighters use the electronic compass of a smartphone to help them aim a locally made anti-aircraft weapon


921 posted on 09/03/2013 10:19:42 AM PDT by caww
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A Free Syrian Army Fighter, on a vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft artillery weapon...wonder where they got this???


922 posted on 09/03/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by caww
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Rebel arms maker shows off a row of homemade weapons including a hand-grenade, a portable rocket-launcher, and various rockets with explosive warheads at a location in Aleppo province.


923 posted on 09/03/2013 10:24:03 AM PDT by caww
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Syrian rebels adjust a homemade mortar launcher in the northern city of Aleppo


924 posted on 09/03/2013 10:25:23 AM PDT by caww
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Chemical attack...


925 posted on 09/03/2013 10:31:36 AM PDT by caww
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926 posted on 09/03/2013 10:40:41 AM PDT by caww
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An Arrow II battery, a U.S.-backed Israeli missile shield, is seen at Palmachim base, south of Tel Aviv May 29, 2013. REUTERS


927 posted on 09/03/2013 10:48:48 AM PDT by caww
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It is a FFAR (folding fin aerial rocket)pod off an aircraft. The rockets are in the tubes. Google Hind helicopters and you will find one mounted. Halway down is a US version:

Rocket pod

928 posted on 09/03/2013 11:20:37 AM PDT by xone
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Most of the pictures are of tubes for 107mm rockets of which there are 1000s of in Syria. The alternative is laying them on the ground and using sandbags or rubble for elevation. A tip is that if the ‘butt’ end isn’t way lower than the ‘muzzle’ it isn’t a mortar. A 4” hole in the pipe and a battery will be a rocket launcher. Pretty good milling for the 82mm mortars, I wonder what they use for explosive fill. Recycling from other shells would be pretty exciting.


929 posted on 09/03/2013 11:29:48 AM PDT by xone
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Thanks....but that has English written all over it...so it came from us.


930 posted on 09/03/2013 11:42:53 AM PDT by caww
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I do know they go out an collect unexpoded shells exploded and recycle them..they have been reported doing so. And no doubt they would with their limitations.

I found it very interesting the innovations they are using to get the job done they want done...certainly crude..but even if only somewhat effective...it’s amazing their determination to win this...and they are at it 24/7.

Sadly though..we are going into this muck and mire..I have no doubt..and not just with a surgical strike...that’s just the match......and why Bo went to get congressional approval....first thing the lawyers said it was too broad...and Obama was quick to settle for any rewording....all he needs is the match...and that he will get....when it all breaks loose he’ll get the whole sha-bang and we’re in a war with only God knows who by then.


931 posted on 09/03/2013 11:50:11 AM PDT by caww
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Thank you caww for your dedication. All this wrong hurts my head.

The Ottoman empire fell as a result of WW1 and under the leadership of Ataturk the republic of Turkey was starting to form ~1924.

This new secular government ticked off lots of muslims who by ~1928 formed the muslim brotherhood, whose goal was the re-establishment of the caliphate.

The caliphate is still the objective today.
They believe that before they can deal effectively with their enemies, muslim countries must be united.

Overthrowing dictators of secular governments and replacing them with fanatical islamists makes absolutely no sense especially with Iranian nuke efforts supposedly nearing

completion. What kind of a hell brew in the making is this?
What kind of people are the enablers of this?
In the midst of all this crap going on...I respect and pray for Israel .

Thankfully Egypt saw what was coming and resisted (for now).

I don’t believe it makes any difference that these groups are diverse and at each others throats because of what is common to them all; that is islam and anything that promotes islam.

Weakness on our part (not understanding the koran & how it motivates) promotes islam. All it will take for them is the right leadership.
Teenagers today are in for a rough ride, they better wake up.

islam is a very dangerous enemy, far surpassing that of the old Soviet Union or Nazi Germany, even more so when Western leaders get in bed with them.

Think about it! 1400 years. The Soviet Union lasted how long? Rome?

The Dems are misguided, corrupt, evil and they have lots of company on the other side of the isle. Who knows where this s@@t is going to take us.

To me islam is a disgusting revolting ideology and a scourge upon the earth. That’s why I omit some caps. Same for, but not limited to zero/a^^hat.

Maranatha !


932 posted on 09/03/2013 1:15:57 PM PDT by 99Floyd (zero lies, he hates truth)
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To: caww

That is Zu-23-2, it is a Soviet AA gun. While the Qaeda MAY have got it from the US, it is more likely they captured it from the Syrian army or from their Iranian/Iraqi comrades. The rocket pod referenced earlier MAY have come from the US, but it isn’t US origin, it is Soviet.


933 posted on 09/03/2013 2:06:39 PM PDT by xone
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The only english words I see are ‘test’ and ‘test plug’. On the lower aft of the pod, what english words ends in ‘ppui’?


934 posted on 09/03/2013 3:07:58 PM PDT by xone
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To: caww
The rocket pod referenced earlier MAY have come from the US, but it isn’t US origin, it is Soviet.

My mistake, it is French.

935 posted on 09/03/2013 3:16:12 PM PDT by xone
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