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Syria Tests Scud B Missiles

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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Syria Tests Scud B Missiles


www.jpost.com

IDF sources say Syria testing missiles to show international community what Assad regime is capable of.

A Syrian army test of cutting- edge missiles on Saturday was aimed at showing the international community what the beleaguered Assad regime is capable of, Israeli military sources said Sunday.

Saturday’s test in northeastern Syria included Scud B missiles fired towards the Iraqi border. The Russian-made Scud B has a range of 300 km. some policymakers to consider more drastic measures to stem the bloodshed.
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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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Just got this from Breaking News.com and it seems like the Assad regime is upping the ante here. Testing the missiles of course to show the West what would happen if anyone dares to intervene, this sure seems to bring the possibility for conflict closer. With rumours of Russian warships already there with new weapons things are heating up for one intense stare down.

Who's gonna blink first?

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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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While no missile is triviaol, Scud-B is old, old technology - not cutting edge.

It is basically a direct descendant of the V-2, and can carry a 750kg warnead.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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300 km lol... Will that even get out of the country?

I have a car that could outrun that



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 07:38 PM
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I think it's more of a threat as to what they will do to their own people. Which is very scary.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
While no missile is triviaol, Scud-B is old, old technology - not cutting edge.


Totally right... Scuds are old technology, totally crappy. That's what Saddam had.

They are not to be feared... unless they are filled with biological and chemical weapons... and even then, it won't do any good against an army prepared to fight such a war like the Israeli army...

The only way to be ``effective`` with these kind of weapons is to use on civilians... but if Syria does that, they'll get nuked.

So please Syria, stop your crap, nobody is scared.
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posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 08:44 PM
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Even the Jpost and IDF source says cutting edge missiles??
So whats it to be ,cutting edge or old stock



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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IDF sources said the show of strength, broadcast live on Syrian TV, was not necessarily intended to intimidate Israel, but rather any Western powers contemplating military intervention in Syria.

Western countries have been reluctant to speak openly about a Libya-style intervention in Syria, but the mounting death toll has led some policymakers to consider more drastic measures to stem the bloodshed.



Hmmmm

What western powers are in range ?



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Israel is in range. Turkey is in range. That's about it.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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This is just another excuse for an invasion. Oh no, scary missiles. Oh wait, they're incredibly outdated, and only marginally effective. 2012, 2016, depending on if we get a hawk or a dove next year, and it'll be this that's used to justify invading Syria. This just stinks of the same sort of public influential tactics used to bring the public around to supporting the invasion in Iraq. Oh, wait, I meant liberation of Iraq.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 09:34 PM
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well,

I guess we now know where Iraq's WMD went.

No wonder we never found any



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 10:29 PM
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I find the likelihood of direct U.S. intervention very low at this moment in time. It seems like Russia and China are really taking a stand against any military "adventurism" in Syria, some argue that it's just political posturing but I fear that people won't take them serious and then we'll be in for something bigger than we bargained for. Then again, I've been wrong before.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 11:43 PM
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Syria has chemical weapons capable of penetrating NBC suits and equipment.Plus they arehaving a good bio arsenal too.Turkey and Israel will be annihilated alongside syria if war happens.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 11:45 PM
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People are supportive of Assad with exception of Deraa,Homs etc. They are warning Israel and Turkey of mass biological and chemical attacks if invaded.



posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
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People are supportive of Assad with exception of Deraa,Homs etc. They are warning Israel and Turkey of mass biological and chemical attacks if invaded.


Um, either way, it's nothing to be smiling about.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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Scud type b are old but they are still capable of delivering bio and chemical warheads.

It is a bad time to be an Iranian milk truck driver.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
The only way to be ``effective`` with these kind of weapons is to use on civilians... but if Syria does that, they'll get nuked.
edit on 4-12-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)


Huh? So nuking them after they already bomb their own country with chemical weapons is the sensible thing to do?



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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Iranian milk truck driver?
Is that a reference to an anecdote that I haven't heard? Cuz if it is sounds good and I want to know.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:15 AM
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During the 2nd Iraq war, it was said that Iraq were disguising there WMD's as

milk tanker trucks. This was a load of crap of course, and the rest is history



A March 17, 2002, Sunday Times of London article on Saddam's alleged illicit weapons was based on a 3,000-page transcript of the preliminary INC debriefing of al Haideri. The article also reported claims in a videotaped interview made by unnamed Iraqi opposition officials with a second defector that Saddam had mobile biological warfare laboratories disguised as milk and yogurt trucks. Such vehicles have yet to be found.


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and this too


"A former CIA director who advocated war against Saddam Hussein helped arrange the debriefing of an Iraqi defector who falsely claimed that Iraq had biological-warfare laboratories disguised as yogurt and milk trucks. R. James Woolsey's role as a go-between was detailed in a classified Defense Department report chronicling how the defector's assertion came to be included in the Bush administration's case for war even after the defector was determined to be a fabricator... Woolsey provided a direct pipeline to the government for Harith's information that bypassed the CIA, which for years had been highly distrustful of the exile group that produced Harith... The [mobile biological-weapons] allegation was one of the most dramatic made by Bush, Cheney, [and] Powell... [Woolsey] is close to the Iraqi National Congress, the former emigre group led by Ahmad Chalabi, whom U.S. intelligence agencies now suspect of passing highly classified U.S. secrets to Iran." He is also a PNAC member.


Woosley you tool!


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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:29 AM
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Why shoot off one of your expensive, limited, technologically advanced missiles..

When you can fire off an old dumb bomb and scare a few people.

.. plus, I imagine there'd be stupid amounts of these saddam favoured scuds laying all over the middle east .. maybe this is Syria saying we'll throw the big dumb stuff at you and see where it hits.. and save the missiles for your bases!



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