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Helicopters attack border point with Iraq: Syria

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posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:06 PM

At least eight people have been killed in a US helicopter raid in eastern Syria, close to the country's border with Iraq, a Syrian official has said. Al-Dunia, a private television channel, said that American helicopters raided the village of Sukariya, which lies 550km northeast of Damascus. "Four American helicopters violated Syrian airspace around 4.45pm local time [13:45 GMT] on Sunday," state television and Sana news agency reported.

The story is also breaking on CNN right now...

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:08 PM
reply to post by projectvxn

Sky news says 4 children and a woman among the dead..

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:14 PM
The only reason for the attack I can think of is some connection to IEDs. I read before that Syria was one route as well as a manufacturer of them.

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:16 PM

Originally posted by Vitchilo
Maybe this is the october surprise for McCain...

Yes, this does seem convenient with McCain lagging in the polls.

I don't think this will work unless Syria retaliates then....

God help us!!

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:21 PM
Guess what... even more "fun":


US going to start something big tonight?

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:21 PM
reply to post by Terrapop

I guess the taliban have moved to syria and have formed their own little tribal lands and the iraqi insurgents keep re-grouping and re-arming using those borders that have very very little security.

Those killed were not civillians,they were families of the the extremist islamic terrorists who want to take over the world.Those kids that were killed were the future suicide bombers.The US should should also bomb all the the madrasas in Syria as they are used by SiraqiBan terrorists.

[edit on 26-10-2008 by t0ken]

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:24 PM
Oh good lord.

Cant we just round up our leaders and put them in a big arena with some lions or something and let them fight it out?

We could televise it, make some money to pay for all their previous warring.

I am so sick of constant war, and constant threats, and the idiots that start all this crap never get their hands bloody.

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:26 PM
This has been going on for awhile now. Why the sudden hyping it up?

Cnn search link:

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 03:48 PM

Originally posted by LetsPlayFeedTheGater
Enlist while you can!

better to die fighting than hiding in your home.
Freedom isn't Free , but the US Marines will pay most of the toll.

Do you really believe that overseas military adventures has anything to do with our "freedom"?

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:02 PM
if this keeps up random cross border raids and killing civillians in countries they shouldnt be in either the all the islamic nations will unite against america openly or will start arming and possably sending in regular military disguised as insurgents

similar to china sneaking in force to help the vietcong

syria are another allie of russia this isnt really going to help world stability any with all the posturing and name calling already being carried out against iran

the beligerance of the US military is pushing the world into a them v's us standoff, as america's reputation is already flagging in the worlds eyes its entering very risky ground

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:08 PM

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:12 PM
Funny that this is happening now just 3 days after the russian generals left the adriactics, you know the meeting they had with the top USA generals...Think about it.

think i got my days wrong has been longer than 3

[edit on 26-10-2008 by xoxo stacie]

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by t0ken

You do know that the US has been trying to negotiate with the Taliban along with the Afghan government. You do also know that the Taliban is not Al Qaeda right?

And as far as the current reports go, civilians, not radical terrorists were killed.

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:14 PM
Even though I do not support the invasions; In some ways I don't blame the troops involved, because in my previous post

"American troops had been chasing Global Jihad suspects in Iraq. The helicopters then crossed into Syria in pursuit of the terrorists. "

If they keep being attacked by fighters who hide in Syria, then they would want to stop them.

Can you imagine if you were chasing them for miles and they crossed the border, how tempting would it be to keep going?

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by ohioriver

From the BBC

If confirmed, the raid would be the first by US forces inside Syrian territory, says the BBC's Natalia Antelava.

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by lightchild

if they cant outrun a bunch of men in the back of a pickup with atatck helicopters or cant hit them with long range fire and forget missles from apaches then really they have no right to be in said helicopters

chances are they wernt activley chasing anyone similar to the pakistan atatcks they think they know where they are so ignore every rule in internation politics and border recognition and go and attack

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:27 PM
reply to post by lightchild

If confirmed

It has just been confirmed by the U.S. military.

Haaretz Flash News

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:32 PM
We can look forward to the stock market falling and oil prices rising due to fears of greater unrest in the middle east and it's effect on our economy due to this incident. I really hope it was worth it instead of just securing the border.

[edit on 26-10-2008 by Kaploink]

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:33 PM
i guess george bush really is the anti-christ he just waitied till the end of his term to set the world on fire

posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 04:34 PM
They wont get ugly bro. All Syria has done and will do is protest. They didnt do anything when Israel bombed them last year and they wont do anything now. Basically Syria isnt doing enough to fight the terrorists who run from Iraq back to Syria so the US said they were taking matters in their own hands. Maybe this is a wake-up call for Syria to start taking controll of these Jihadists who are launching attacks into Iraq then fleeing back to Syria unharmed.

Originally posted by projectvxn
The AP has picked this up. No word yet from MSM and no comment from the military. Things are going to get very ugly soon.

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