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CONFIRMED: Israel Launched Strikes On Syrian Missile Sites, Damascus
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/31/13 | Michael Kelley and Geoffrey Ingersol

Posted on 10/31/2013 2:05:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel struck Syrian missile sites in two different locations Thursday, reports CNN.

The sites, one in the port city of Latakia and another in Damascus, allegedly contained surface to air missile systems said to be slated for delivery to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The strikes took out SA-8 anti-aircraft missiles, The Times of Israel reports. The SA-8 system is a truck-mounted, and highly mobile, but with low-altitude and short range capabilities.

The Times of Israel and The Jerusalem Post, citing satellite images obtained by Channel 2, reports that Russian-made Neva S-125 surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles and SA-3 missile battery — which also includes a command center with radar and antennas to track the missiles and their targets — were seen in the area.

S-125 missiles have an operational range of up to 9 miles and are equipped to take out small aircraft at a low to medium altitude. They were a favorite of Egyptians in the Yom Kipper War, and of Iraqis during the first Gulf War, The Times notes.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; lebanon; missilesites; russia; syria; syriawar; waronterror
Mistah Barry, he no like dis.
1 posted on 10/31/2013 2:05:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows
"... They were a favorite of Egyptians in the Yom Kipper War"

Kippers. Yum.

Idiots.

2 posted on 10/31/2013 2:07:04 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Slings and Arrows
he wont hear ...about this for weeks yet...

He may own a smart phone...but I'm told he has yet to be able to get online with it....

Kathys response.....one of great dismay... for her mooselim heros...


3 posted on 10/31/2013 2:07:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/)
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To: Slings and Arrows

hugh n series??


4 posted on 10/31/2013 2:10:12 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Slings and Arrows

Israel is full of Jewish people, they aren’t going to be Confirmed.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 2:12:49 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Found one of the launch sites on Google Earth:


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There's a row of holes on the NE side of the launch area - wonder what that's about?

It also seems a little odd that the Syrians would not bother to hide this site? I'm also thinking that if this is for real then maybe Obama will be attacking Syria soon so the Israelis helped out by opening up a path for the USAF and USN to send in aircraft?

6 posted on 10/31/2013 2:19:12 PM PDT by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Slings and Arrows
CONFIRMED: Israel Launched Strikes On Syrian Missile Sites, Damascus

Hopefully this is to clear a flight path to Iran and take care of what we should've taken care of years ago!

7 posted on 10/31/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: MeganC

Looks like fighting positions.


8 posted on 10/31/2013 2:32:12 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Impeach 0bama)
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To: MeganC

Israel,Obama,the Saudis and the Qataris, along with Al-Quaeda and Al-Jazeera are all on the same page regarding opposition to Assad’s government.

Do they have any other understandings over Iran and these Palestinian talks that may lead to territorial concessions forcing Jews from their homes in Judaea and Samaria????

Is Netanyahu standing up to Obama as online spin suggests or dealing under the table with him in secret???????


9 posted on 10/31/2013 2:33:55 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Used to like Damascus when we were kids. 3 curse words in one name.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 2:48:54 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: MeganC
Looks like these (S125 Neva 250 brPVO VS).


11 posted on 10/31/2013 2:56:16 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Iran is next (I hope).


12 posted on 10/31/2013 2:57:34 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Now four.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 3:00:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: MeganC

That was a coastal battery located between an inland dam, an international airport to the south and the city of Latakia to the NNW.


14 posted on 10/31/2013 3:01:09 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: b4its2late

It’d be nice.


15 posted on 10/31/2013 3:01:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Once more , the 1st to rat on the State of Israel

ask them about anything else and they know nothing

f these people , f them all


16 posted on 10/31/2013 3:06:00 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: justa-hairyape

These should be outlawed because of the very sharp points might hurt someone!


17 posted on 10/31/2013 3:07:00 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: b4its2late

this is Iran

Hezbollah is Iran in drag

Israel can clobber Iranian assets destined for delivery to the surrogate Hezbollah in Syria because neither Syria nor Hezbollah can retaliate.

Iran can do nothing


18 posted on 10/31/2013 3:12:58 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Right!

Obama administration official confirms to CNN that Israel attacked .... It is unclear why the US would leak such information as it could put more pressure on Syria to retaliate against Israel.

From an article (linked @ Drudge) jpost.com

Or as you suggested; all in a days work for a very untrustworthy ally.

19 posted on 10/31/2013 3:29:10 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Slings and Arrows

This just drive by next target

IRAN LOL!


20 posted on 10/31/2013 3:30:01 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well considering it was aircraft that took out the anti-aircraft missiles I can’t say it was much of a loss seeing how they didn’t do much good against the aircraft that took them out. Why is it that none of these anti-aircraft systems seem to work for them in this region?


21 posted on 10/31/2013 3:32:40 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: lonevoice

Prayers up for the safety of Israel.


22 posted on 10/31/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Slings and Arrows

Very significant, and it is interesting that the US confirmed this, while Israel, and even also the Syrian govt, prefer to keep silent.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 3:34:06 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: trapped_in_LA

Worked fine when they took down a Stealth fighter in Yugo, a few years back.


24 posted on 10/31/2013 3:38:56 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: rbmillerjr

Well yeah but those planes were flying in from the same direction and at at the same flight path each run so once they had one plane’s route... they were sitting ducks.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: rbmillerjr

I wold say yes except that was the only plane they managed to shoot down. I’m guessing the Soviet technology still isn’t up to snuff so why bother buying it.


26 posted on 10/31/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: bert

AP-May 28th:

Israel’s defense minister on Tuesday signaled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow.

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to provide Syria with state-of-the-art S-300 air defense missiles.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 4:00:21 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: MeganC

I don’t want this SOB hussien deploying troops or naval forces for battle. He wants to be able to murder more Americans with impunity. Already the greatest mass murderer in American history, he’d even like to top Stalin or Mao if he could. And given three more years, he just may.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 4:02:53 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: tcrlaf

Noted......


29 posted on 10/31/2013 4:25:43 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: The KG9 Kid

That’s the day you eat kippers FAST.


30 posted on 10/31/2013 4:37:44 PM PDT by kenavi (Debunk THIS!)
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To: tcrlaf

It’s not so much the missile technology, although you need a certain level of technology, it’s the Russian ability to narrow the air paths to the target. It’s a matter of strategy.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: justa-hairyape

Not sure what the current version or our AMRAM is but this is the kind of setup that the AMRAMS just loved to hunt for. Any weapon that needs a ground-based, fixed, search/guidance device is another word for suicide for the operators. I seem to remember the NVeets hitting the fire button then running like hell.


32 posted on 10/31/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: bert

There’s that and the rest of the Lebanons had best learn some manners real soon. The regular folks there have got to be sick of carrying water for the Hezbos. One more round of the Hezbos drawing fire into Lebanon should be enough to start some serious throat cutting there. Lebanon has the assets to be a beautiful place with a great tourist economy and it is nothing short of amazing that they put up with Hezbokrap.


33 posted on 10/31/2013 5:10:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: trapped_in_LA

If I understand correctly, Israel is taking these out before they are active.


34 posted on 10/31/2013 5:43:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Thanks for the ping!

Obama administration official confirms to CNN that Israel attacked .... It is unclear why the US would leak such information as it could put more pressure on Syria to retaliate against Israel.

35 posted on 11/01/2013 1:36:32 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Kipper’s taste like Sable!


36 posted on 11/01/2013 1:55:48 AM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: cherokee1

-—— it is nothing short of amazing that they put up with Hezbokrap.-——

I find your thoughts interesting. Are the non Hez Lebanese able to effectively combat them I had assumed there was a majority of the Hezbollah and they effectively controlled all.

Perhaps it was the Syrian influence that tipped the balance. Not that Syria is out of the picture the Hezbollah grip may be lost.


37 posted on 11/01/2013 4:25:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

Yeah, good point.


38 posted on 11/01/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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