Reports – large explosions in Damascus (Update – Syria blames Israel)
UPDATE 5-5-2013 7 a.m.— The attacks are confirmed by various sources and appear to have been Israeli air strikes against several targets in the Damascus area including a storage facility for Iranian missiles bound for Hezbollah and other Iranian-Hezbollah linked facilities. We will have a further update in a new post rounding up the news sources at about 8:30 a.m. Eastern. –> New post added, Israel bombs Syria — what we know and don’t know.
Via BBC – Explosions shake Syrian capital, DamascusC:
Large explosions are being reported in the Mount Qassioun area of the Syrian
Syrian state TV says a military research centre has been attacked.
Mount Qassioun overlooks Damascus and is the site of military installations that have been used to shell rebel-controlled areas.
This video purports to show the explosions:
I’ll post some Twitter reports, but please take them as unconfirmed for now. There are claims by Hezbollah TV of an Israeli plane downed, but those are not confirmed:
#Syria state TV blames #Israel rocket attack for explosion at Damascus army site bbc.in/16FvRen
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 5, 2013
Huge explosion at Mt. Qasyoun in #Damascus #Syria where my family’s from. Some blaming Israel but no one is sure. twitter.com/ZBajee/status/…
— Zaid Shoorbajee (@ZBajee) May 5, 2013
Oh lord.. RT @ranoosh726: Enormous explosions happening on #Damascusright now. This is terrifying. #Syriayoutube.com/watch?feature=…“
— Wijbe Abma (@wijbeabma) May 5, 2013
Israeli diplo told a friend of mine: “We can neither confirm nor deny. But there’s a lot of truth on the Internet.”
— michaeldweiss (@michaeldweiss) May 5, 2013
A new video shows the explosion that hit the base of the elite 4th Division in the town of Ma’arbeh #Damascus #Israel ow.ly/kIosf
— Ahmad Rahban أحمد (@arahban) May 5, 2013
I’m embedding a Twitter feed so you can keep track overnight, using people who are “relatively” reliable, but beware lots of false rumors circulating: [moved to new post]
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I just deleted a post in the previous thread suggesting that if there were significant military facilities s bombed near Damascus then Damascus would certainly experience it.
I could not see a misile storage site at he airport as suggested being blown up & Damascus not being showered With terrifying debris.
I do not know how anyone can instantly cheer these developments as they are on many American conservative sites after full Boston mini mini bomb photos being circulated.
All bombs are terrifying .
cry me a river.
I suspect it has something to do with the notion that somebody’s putting a stop to a murderous plan.
If the Israelis took out Iranian forces or equipment supplied by them to Assad, my only regret is that it wasn’t a nuke……a big, fat nuke.
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And here we see the major difference between Israel and the terrorist scum that launch rockets at them every single day.
When Israel launches an attack, its specific, its a military target, it hits, and it deals the damage they want to deal. The terrorists launch in the general direction, hoping to hit something with kids in it to frighten Jews.
Forgive me for hoping both sides fight to the last man.
No problem in that logic if indeed we could keep out. But they always bring their wars to us . We still dealing with the Muslim ‘refugees’ from the Lebanese civil war 20 years ago which bred Hizbollah .
So the question I posed yesterday – whose side is Israel on is still pertinent.
As to DMacleod – i don’t cry any river ….. Damascus is consistently top of the pops performer in epic biblical battles. What has gone before always always repeats.
I can’t subscribe that this era will be the last .
That sure blowed up, real good!
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