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Iraq PM warns of 'war of genocide' as attacks kill 48
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  cookie reset - new 'puter at work
Posted by: Frank G || 10/24/2013 10:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Caprice Bourret[Filmography](age 42)

Chrome Plated Design

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 10/24/2013 11:30 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Heavy fighting between government troops and Alshabab in Bakol region
[Shabelle] Government officials based in Elbarde town located in the southern somali region of Bakol confirmed to Shabelle radio that a heavy fighting between government troops and Alshabab fighters broke up early today morning.

The fighting broke up when Alshabab fighters attacked military bases manned by government troops.

The heavy fighting in which rockets and other heavy artilleries were fired against each other lasted for hours.

At least 5 soldiers from both fighting sides were confirmed dead and dozens injured during the heavy confrontation.

Government troops are claiming to have forced back the Alshabab fighters from the town and are in full control of El Barde town.

Government forces are trying to gain control of large parts of Bakol region as the major towns in the region are still under Alshabab control
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Hiran Administration threatens to strike Alshabab strongholds in the region
[Shabelle] Mohammed Ibrahim Ali who is a top official in Hiran region has threatened that his troops will crush Alshabab strongholds in the region.

The top official has stated that AMISOM troops from the region and government troops are making the final preparations to wipe Alshabab elements from the entire region in the coming few days.

Mr. Mohammed added that government troops based in the region have completed a training programme provided by top military commanders from Djibouti.

The officials words come days after Alshabab claimed the responsibility of the deadly suicide kaboom in Beledweyne town.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Report: Egypt's Army Uncovers Large Smuggling Tunnel From Gaza
Tightening the siege...
[Ynet] Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabaa reported that according to a source within the Egyptian army, the military uncovered and destroyed "the largest smuggling tunnel from the Gazoo Strip to northern Sinai."

According to the report, the tunnel was completely destroyed by explosives. It was further reported that in the vicinity of the tunnel was a vehicle equipped with technologies and advanced equipment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I keep saying - sea water moat around gaza.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/24/2013 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I keep saying---a parking lot
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/24/2013 1:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I keep saying--- A moat full of crocodiles around a parking lot. 8^)
Posted by: AlanC || 10/24/2013 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  A moat full of saltwater crocodiles, around a glassy parking lot.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/24/2013 16:11 Comments || Top||

#5  A moat full of saltwater crocodiles, around a glassy parking lot.

With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/24/2013 17:56 Comments || Top||

#6  A moat full of saltwater crocodiles, around a glassy parking lot.

With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin' hot spot...

It has all you need but what it ain't got...
Posted by: Pappy || 10/24/2013 18:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Don't forget Pappy that...

you can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/24/2013 20:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Hey Sderot Bomber put away your TNT
I don't care about halal apples,
leave me some khubeza leaves
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/24/2013 20:04 Comments || Top||

#9  And yes, it's already occured to me that bulldozers can be big and yellow, but otherwise I'm out of ideas.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/24/2013 21:15 Comments || Top||

One killed in Bahrain explosion
[Pak Daily Times] A teenager was killed late on Tuesday in Bahrain when a bomb he was holding went kaboom! in his hands while he was trying to carry out an attack, police said. State news agency BNA quoted police as saying that the 17-year-old youth had been wanted by security forces for "criminal offences". A firearm and ammunition was also found near the body in the village of Bani Jamra, west of the capital Manama, BNA said without giving any details. Witnesses said one worker staying at a nearby warehouse was injured by the blast.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Yemen Security Forces Foil Al-Qaida Jailbreak in Sanaa
[An Nahar] Yemeni security forces foiled an attempt by some 300 Al-Qaeda inmates to escape after they mutinied in their Sanaa prison, a security official said Wednesday.

The mutiny broke out on Tuesday afternoon when "almost 300 Al-Qaeda prisoners, armed with knives and iron bars, attacked prison guards, injuring some of them," the official said, adding that an interrogation officer was among those maimed.

The prisoners, who smashed the doors of their cells and broke down the prison's first security barrier, seized weapons and took some guards hostage.

Using the weapons, they clashed with guards manning the second security barrier, who returned fire and managed to "foil the group's attempt to flee," the official said.

A number of inmates were maimed but none were killed, several sources said.

The prisoners released their hostages early on Wednesday after mediation but held onto their weapons, the official said, adding that police were still trying to control the situation in the prison.

Nasser al-Wuhayshi, chief of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- seen by the United States as the network's deadliest franchise -- vowed in August to release imprisoned members of his network.

Wuhayshi himself beat feet from the same Sanaa prison with 22 other members of AQAP in February 2006 and was named as the group's leader a year later.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

The Grand Turk
Dozens Charged over Turkey Bombing that Killed 52
[An Nahar] Turkish prosecutors have charged 33 people suspected of involvement in a May kaboom that left 52 dead in a small border town and that Ankara has blamed on the Syrian secret service.

Prosecutors in the southern city of Adana are seeking life sentences for the suspects, two of whom are Syrian, after charging them with "murder with the use of bomb", the Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday.

The alleged criminal mastermind of the attacks, Mihrac Unal, is a former far-left myrmidon turned supporter of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
. He remains on the lam, though Turkish media reported he has lived in Syria for many years.

Eighteen of the 33 suspects were placed in pre-trial detention.

The boom-mobileing on May 11 in the town of Reyhanli, just a few kilometers from the main border crossing into Syria, left 52 dead.

Ankara swiftly pointed the finger at the Syrian intelligence services, a charge Damascus strongly denies.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's rich...in view that Erdogan is getting cosier and cosier with Iran's Mullahs, the Assad's strings pullers...Unal will likely be released a week after the press stop talking about "it"...
Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 21:40 Comments || Top||

India says soldier killed in cross-border firing
[Pak Daily Times] Indian troops have intensified violations and resorted to unprovoked firing on the working boundary in Pukhlian, Chaprar, Harpal and Charwal sectors near Sialkot and targeted civil-populated areas during the last two days, said ISPR on Wednesday. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has also targeted 27 Pak posts in the same area in the last two days and fired almost 4,000 mortar shells and 59,000 rounds of machine guns. "Pak troops have effectively responded to the Indian firing," an ISPR blurb said. Indian shelling has killed two civilians and a Rangers soldier, and injured 26 civilians on the working boundary and the Line of Control during the last two weeks. According to APP correspondent in Sialkot, indiscriminate heavy shelling on villages in Charwah sector of Sialkot Working Boundary from the Indian side intensified on Tuesday night. According to bigwigs of Chenab Rangers, Indian Border Security Forces used heaving machine guns and fired mortar shells killing dozens of cattle heads. Indian firing continued the whole night between Tuesday and Wednesday. "The Chenab Rangers retaliated effectively and responded in a befitting manner, forcing the Indian guns to become silent on Wednesday. Indiscriminate firing by BSF created panic among the villagers living along the Sialkot Working Boundary," the statement read.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

ANP's former president kidnapped in Quetta
[Pak Daily Times] Gunmen kidnapped the former president of Awami National Party (ANP) Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
chapter, Arbab Zahir Khan Kasi, on Wednesday.

Kasi was on his way home when the gunnies kidnapped him from Patel Road of the city. "The law enforcement agencies have been directed to cordon off the area and ensure early recovery of the ANP leader," Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said, adding that a high-level meeting has been convened to discuss the law and order situation in the province. Quoting his driver, police said kidnappers forced Kasi out of his vehicle and bundled him into their car. The kidnappers beat the driver and snatched his mobile and car's key before escaping.

Talking to media, son of the kidnapped ANP leader, Arbab Umar Farooq said his family had no enmity with anybody, and confirmed that the kidnappers manhandled the driver. "Security has been beefed up throughout the city, especially at exit points of the city while police is making all-out efforts to ensure early and safe recovery of Kasi," said Quetta Regional Police Officer Arif Nawaz.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Iraq PM warns of 'war of genocide' as attacks kill 48
[Pak Daily Times] Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned on Wednesday that the country is facing a "war of genocide" after officials said bully boyz had killed 48 people in two days of attacks.

Violence has reached a level unseen since 2008, as Iraq emerged from brutal conflict between minority Sunni Mohammedans and majority Shias. Militants, including those linked to al Qaeda, a Sunni organization, frequently target security forces and other government employees.

"It has become clear... that Iraq is subjected to a war of genocide targeting all of its components," Maliki, a Shia, said in his weekly address.

Al Qaeda is once again "destroying the houses of citizens and killing them, and blowing up government departments," Maliki said.

But a front opposing the bad boy group "has begun to form in Iraq from different components... the security services and tribes and Sons of Iraq," he said, referring to anti-al Qaeda militiamen.

On Wednesday, gunnies killed six people in the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul, while five people were rubbed out in and near the city the day before.

In Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
, a roadside kaboom in the Ghazaliyah area killed at least three people and maimed 11 on Wednesday, and another killed four people and maimed at least nine in Madain, south of the capital.

Two Sahwa anti-al Qaeda gunnies were also kidnapped and killed in Kirkuk province.
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...

Anbar province, west of Storied Baghdad, was hit by a series of attacks late Tuesday that killed 28 people.

Four of them struck targets in and around the town of Rutba, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) from the border with Syria.

A jacket wallah detonated a tanker truck loaded with explosives at a police checkpoint east of the town, bully boyz armed with heavy weapons struck the cop shoppe in Rutba itself and another bomber detonated a vehicle at a police checkpoint to its west.

Those attacks killed 18 police and maimed 25, while three civilians died when another suicide bomber blew up a tanker truck on a bridge west of Rutba.

Gunmen also attacked a police checkpoint Tuesday night at an entrance to Ramadi, the capital of Anbar, and another inside the city, killing seven coppers and wounding an eighth.

The violence was just the latest in a series of coordinated attacks in Anbar.

On Monday, suicide bombers attacked the police and electricity department headquarters in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
another city there, after which bully boyz hit the cop shoppe with gunfire, mortar rounds and rocket-propelled grenades, and clashed with police.

The violence killed two police and maimed four others.

And on Sunday, eight suicide bombers attacked government buildings in Rawa, a town north of Fallujah, killing eight people, including three members of the local council and three police.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant

#1  The Moslem value of gitcha gitcha yayas.

I can turn the sound down and eat my Lunch watching this.
Posted by: Spereting Tingle4064 || 10/24/2013 4:28 Comments || Top||

#2  MAG?

Mutually Assured Genocide? Can both sides be successful?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/24/2013 7:45 Comments || Top||

#3  But a front opposing the militant group "has begun to form in Iraq from different components... the security services and tribes and Sons of Iraq"

"Have fun storming the castle!"
Posted by: Pappy || 10/24/2013 10:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Y'all wanted us gone. Enjoy.
Posted by: Barbara || 10/24/2013 12:26 Comments || Top||

#5  I think Maliki is playing Captain Obvious with these comments.

Unfortunately for Iraq, which I think our Democratic leadership wants to fail because it was a Bush initiative, the current administrations abandonment of Iraq and coherence in policy is contributing to a war of genocide that is ONGOING and is occurring not as a future possibility but an on the ground reality.

The toxic mutual abhorrence of the Sunni and the Shi'ia will be the undoing of the entire Middle East if something is not done to bridge this gap and end the silliness of this 1200 year old war over the succession to the Prophet Mohammed...can you believe fighting over something that happened 1200 years ago and is so long gone and done that nothing can be done to change how the succession of leadership is determined?
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 10/24/2013 18:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Wait until Barry Hussein leave Pashtukistain...

Orville's gonna make a killin' agin'

Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 21:46 Comments || Top||

#7  This is just a mirror of the whole satanic mafia that is the Umma(islam)...it is the brothers against the brothers, the brothers vs their fathers and uncles, the families against the clans, the clans wars, the clans vs the villages, the villages war against the towns, the provinces' wars, the muslim countries vs the muslim countries, Shia versus the Salafi Sunnis, the Umma versus all the kuffar infidels...and this have been going on since the prophet pedophile, also a common thief, a rapist and genocidal assassin, the plague of the creation...anybody telling different is an accomplice and a secret stealthy muslim.
Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 22:26 Comments || Top||

Explosion near airport in Damascus 'causes blackouts'
[BBC.CO.UK] An kaboom near the airport in Syria's capital, Damascus, has been followed by a blackout in parts of the country, state media say.

Power was reportedly cut after rebel artillery hit a gas pipeline.

Residents say the entire capital has been plunged into darkness, while officials have described the power cuts as countrywide.

Many parts of Syria have been struck by major power cuts since the start of the country's civil war.

"A terrorist attack on a gas pipeline that feeds a power station in the south has led to a power outage in the provinces, and work to repair it is in progress," Syria's state news agency SANA quoted Electricity Minister Imad Khamis as saying.

Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
calls his opponents foreign-backed "terrorists".

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said opposition shelling was aimed at the town of Ghasula, around 2km (1.2 miles) from the airport.

"It is likely this was a large-scale operation planned well in advance," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Activists say a huge fire was seen blazing near the airport. It is unclear whether anyone was hurt.

Meanwhile the SOHR says a boom-mobile has hit a military checkpoint in a western suburb of Damascus, causing multiple casualties among security forces.

Damascus 'co-operating'
The head of the body tasked with destroying Syria's chemical arsenal has said that Damascus is due to hand over its disarmament plan on Thursday.

In a presser on Wednesday, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said it expected Syria's initial declaration within the next 24 hours.

The OPCW and the UN have had a team of 60 experts and support staff in Syria since 1 October.

They have said that the Syrian government has been co-operating with the watchdog's work.

The OPCW's mission to rid Syria of chemical weapons was set up by a UN resolution.

It followed international outrage at a chemical weapons attack near Damascus in August.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Wednesday Injury Toll Rises to Eight as Clashes Continue in Tripoli
[An Nahar] The injury toll from Wednesday's festivities between the rival Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen rose to eight in the evening, with no sign of the fighting dying down.

"A man called Ahmed al-Basha was maimed in the al-Baqqar as gunfire was heard on the fighting frontiers of Bab al-Tabbaneh, al-Baqqar, al-Rifa and Jabal Mohsen," state-run National News Agency reported.

It said the army was still shooting back with heavy machineguns at the sources of gunfire.

Earlier, the agency said five people were maimed and rushed to the Islamic Charitable Hospital, identifying them as Mohammed Badr al-Bahri, Badr Mohammed al-Bahri, Louay Mohmoud al-Fendi, Milad Ibrahim Qlaymeh and Awad Mustafa Walid Stayteh.

In the morning, two children were maimed when their bus came under fire in al-Rifa area.

Early on Wednesday, "gunnies from the two sides tried storming each other's districts," a security official told Agence La Belle France Presse. "The army fought them off, in a battle that raged at around 3:00 am," he said.

All Tripoli's schools stayed closed on Wednesday because of the violence. On Wednesday evening, the two rival districts continued to see sporadic fighting and shooting.

An AFP correspondent in Tripoli saw black smoke rising from a shop in Bab al-Tabbaneh, which had been burned down.

The Lebanese army fortified its presence during the day in Syria Street, which separates the two neighborhoods.

According to the state-run National News Agency, new armored personnel carrier were deployed in the city near Abu Ali roundabout.

President Michel Suleiman
...before assuming office as President, he held the position of commander of the Leb Armed Forces. That was after the previous commander, the loathesome Emile Lahoud, took office as president in November of 1998. Likely the next president of Leb will be whoever's commander of the armed forces, too...
held talks with caretaker Youth and Sports Minister Faisal Karami on the situation in the city and the need for the army and security forces to contain the unrest and restore calm.

For his part, Mustaqbal
... the Future Movement, political party led by Saad Hariri...
bloc MP Mohammed Kabbara slammed a security plan devised by the security forces to maintain the situation in Tripoli, describing it as a "farce."
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The natural state of Lebanon is uncivil war.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/24/2013 1:10 Comments || Top||

Army Seizes Weapons-Laden Car Coming from Syria near Arsal
[An Nahar] The Lebanese army said troops seized Wednesday in the Wadi Hmayyed area an arms-laden car coming from Syria and locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
its four Syrian passengers.

"As part of the mission of controlling the Lebanese-Syrian border, army forces intercepted this morning in the Wadi Hmayyed-Arsal area a dark blue Geely car that entered from Syria illegally," an army statement said.

Four Syrian nationals were arrested and a quantity of machineguns, pistols, ammunition, military equipment and hand grenades was found in their possession, the statement added.

"The detainees and the seized items were referred to the relevant authorities and a probe has been launched under the supervision of the judiciary," it said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They'll have their heart ripped off, but first, they will be made to eat their own liver...standard muslim procedure for stupid prisoners
Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 20:05 Comments || Top||

Syria Rebels Advance towards Weapons Depots, Says NGO
[An Nahar] housands of years, the town lies on the road linking Mahin and the rebel-held Qalamun area of Damascus province.

In Qalamun, which lies on the Lebanese border, loyalists have been fighting for months to wrest control from the opposition.

Activists say troops fighting there are backed by fighters from the Leb's Hizbullah.

Referring to Sadad, a rebel commander said "the regime is responsible for whatever happens to this historic town."

The rebels had entered the town without a fight, he said.

"The cop shoppe surrendered without resistance, and there were no festivities until the regime tried to retake the town by force. It used warplanes, artillery, tanks and all kinds of conventional weapons," said Lieutenant Colonel Oraba Idriss, who defected from the army to join the rebels.

Many of the town's residents have fled in the past hours, and as the rebels advanced, the loyalist air force launched an air campaign on the area.

Elsewhere, fierce festivities raged in Moadamiyet al-Sham southwest of Damascus, which has been under siege for nearly a year.

The opposition has called for the establishment of humanitarian corridors to allow assistance to flow into the rebel-held town.

In the heart of Damascus, rebels shelled Baramkeh and Umayyad Square, wounding several people, the Observatory said.

State news agency SANA said one of the shells struck near the Sheraton Hotel, and that "the terrorist attack injured two people and caused material damage in the area."

Umayyad Square is home to several buildings housing government, military, security and cultural facilities.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Never interfere when the enemy is self destructing...
Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 21:19 Comments || Top||

Damascus Says 'Terrorist Attack' on Gas Pipeline Causes Power Outage across Syria
[An Nahar] An attack by rebels near Damascus has caused a power outage across Syria, state news agency SANA quoted the electricity minister as saying.

"A terrorist attack on a gas pipeline that feeds a power station in the south has led to a power outage in the provinces, and work to repair it is in progress," Emad Khamis said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Syrian activists said blazes erupted and blasts were heard near the Damascus International Airport.

And the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "flames were seen in the al-Ghassouleh area near the airport and the sounds of blasts were heard."

"Preliminary reports said the area was shelled by rebel brigades, which led to the kaboom of the gas pipeline," it added.

An Agence La Belle France Presse journalist in Damascus said he could see from a distance a huge fire blazing near the airport, which is located near the affected power station.

He also confirmed power was out in the capital.

The Observatory reported outages in several areas of the country, including Aleppo in the north and Homs in the center.

"It is likely this was a large-scale operation planned well in advance," said Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman.

In September, a similar outage was caused after a high voltage power line was sabotaged.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Report: Israel Bombed Syria Arms Shipment
[Ynet] Kuwaiti newspaper quotes Israeli state official as saying IAF jets bombed Hezbollah-bound missile shipment

Six months after an alleged assault in Syria, a Kuwaiti report suggests Israel launched another strike to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining advanced missiles. Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper quoted an Israeli state official as saying that IAF fighter jets bombed a missile shipment on the Syria-Leb border two days ago.

The source said that the shipment was intended for Hezbollah but did not disclose whether the strike occurred inside Syrian or Lebanese territory. The IDF declined to comment.

Lebanese sources reported of extensive fighter jet and drone activity over Leb in recent weeks, particularly over the last weekend.

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel will continue to maintain its "red lines" in the northern sector and will not allow the transfer of advanced or chemical arms from Syria to radical groups such as Hezbollah. Addressing the issue on Wednesday he noted, "We are monitoring the Syrian commitment to disarm of chemical weapons and are sticking to our red lines."

Last May, it was reported that Israel conducted an Arclight airstrike in Syria.

CNN quoted two unnamed US officials as saying that Israel's warplanes did not enter Syrian airspace. A security source in the region said that the target was not a Syrian chemical weapons facility but rather a building.

An Israeli official said that Israeli warplanes had targeted a shipment of missiles in Syria believed to be en route to Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Leb.

The air strike took place on Friday after it was approved in a secret meeting of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Thursday night, the official said on condition of anonymity.

Within 48 hours, Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
reported of powerful kabooms in the outskirts of Damascus claiming Israeli rockets had struck a military facility just north of the capital.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Was where a kaboom?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/24/2013 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  "There was supposed to be an earth a Hesb'allah-shattering kaboom!"
Posted by: Pappy || 10/24/2013 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  "There was supposed to be an earth a Hesb'allah-shattering kaboom!"

I'm sure a few of them were shattered. Perhaps more than a few...
Posted by: Old Patriot || 10/24/2013 12:05 Comments || Top||

#4  On Get Smart KAOS developed a noiseless "Quiet Bomb", so it must actually exist.
Posted by: Omineque Glaise1236 || 10/24/2013 17:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Bombs got bombed and did what bombs do...KABOOM!!!
And bombs' transporters got to badabing and badaboom!
Posted by: Herb Gloluger9960 || 10/24/2013 21:32 Comments || Top||

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Thu 2013-10-24
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Wed 2013-10-23
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Tue 2013-10-22
  IDF soldiers kill planner of Tel Aviv bus bombing in a raid
Mon 2013-10-21
  Syria: Exploding truck murders 30 in Hama
Sun 2013-10-20
  Report: 400 arrested in Egyptian operation in Sinai
Sat 2013-10-19
  18 Palestinians Charged in Leb Terrorist Plot
Fri 2013-10-18
  At Least 60 Killed, Hundreds Wounded in Iraq Bombs
Thu 2013-10-17
  Logar Governor Killed By Blast in Mosque
Wed 2013-10-16
  Syria fighting rages on despite Muslim holiday
Tue 2013-10-15
  Boko Haram 'kills 24 Nigerian vigilantes in ambush'
Mon 2013-10-14
  Key Syria opposition group refuses Geneva peace talks
Sun 2013-10-13
  Tunisian Forces Clash with Jihadists
Sat 2013-10-12
  US troops capture a senior Pakistan Taliban leader in Afghanistan
Fri 2013-10-11
  Libya PM 'Freed' after Several Hours Held by Militia, Calls for Calm
Thu 2013-10-10
  Libyan Prime Minister Zeidan kidnapped by gunmen

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