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Syria conflict: Aleppo bombed by fighter planes

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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Syria conflict: Aleppo bombed by fighter planes


www.bbc.co.uk

Fighter jets have bombed eastern areas of Syria's second city Aleppo, a BBC reporter near the city says.

The attack is seen as a significant escalation in the conflict.

It is thought to be the first time that warplanes have been used in Aleppo, our correspondent says.

Rebels launched an offensive against Aleppo at the weekend in an attempt to wrest control of the city from the army. Fierce fighting has been reported close to Aleppo's historic Old City.
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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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Uh oh. This is spiraling and spiraling with seemingly no end in sight. Will this be reason enough for a no-fly zone? I still don't see Russia acceding to any such vote at the Security Council, they didn't even vote in favor of a continued role for the UN observers.

Assad and his lot need to be given a way out and the rebels need to be informed that revenge will not be tolerated or this is going to reach catastrophic levels.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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From AP through the Guardian,


Although fighter jets are said to be involved, AP's report does not confirm the BBC journalist's earlier tweet that they were bombing the city (see 2.58pm). The battle in Aleppo has spread from neighborhoods in the northeast and southwest of the city to previously untouched areas like Firdous in the south and Arkoub closer to the center, local activists and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Opposition activist Mohammed Saeed has estimated that the rebels are holding large chunks of the city and the government has responded with attack helicopters key to their retaking of Damascus over the last few days.

Circling fighter jets have also been breaking the sound barrier overhead in an apparent attempt to cow the fighters. "It's like a real war zone over here, there are street battles over large parts of the city," Saeed said, with the sound of gunfire and explosions audible over the phone. "Aleppo has joined Homs and Hama and other revolutionary cities."


www.guardian.co.uk...

This only confirms the presence of the jets, not actual bombing. Possibly the BBC journalist mistook the breaking of the sound barrier for bomb dropping?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:11 AM
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More from the Guardian on the purported air attacks.


4.04pm: A producer at al-Jazeera English says activists in Aleppo have confirmed the use of a fixed-wing aircraft to attack the city: UPDATE: Activists in Aleppo confirm a Syrian MiG 23 has bombed part of Aleppo. @AJenglish going with it. — Andrew Chappelle (@andrewchappelle) July 24, 2012


www.guardian.co.uk...

We are going to need pictorial and video evidence of this for it to be fully confirmed. What will the reaction of the US, Russia, UN be to this, if true?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:12 AM
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well assad said hes ready to use chemical weapons sooo..



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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reply to post by cloudieallover
 


Yes interesting that this was stated only yesterday. A chemical weapons threat to outside forces? Will it be enough to keep off wholesale NATO/UN/Gulf forces attacks and keep Assad in power? I don't believe the rebels are strong enough on their own to kick out Assad, they will need serious outside help, probably in the form of actual large numbers of foreign forces to achieve this.

This could make the situation even worse of course, backing Assad into a corner and emboldening extremists elements of the rebels.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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Al Jazeera rolling with an actual target of these reported jet attacks.


SYRIAN FIGHTER JET LAUNCHES AERIAL ATTACK ON SAKHOUR MARKET IN THE CITY OF ALEPPO IN WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE FIRST USE OF FIGHTER JETS ON REBELS


www.aljazeera.com...



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 02:59 PM
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Since the assasination of several top ministers, the gloves had to come off. The is not a civil war, it is a foreign funded invasion by mercenaries, that's all. And the ragtag bunch of criminals will not last long in a full on battle with the local army.

Syria has every right to defend its citizens against these roving bands of terrorists.

It's awesome how al quaeda in Syria is good, but al quaeda anywhere else is bad.

Pure doublethink.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:11 PM
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Fighter planes were used before also...it is BELIEVED to be the first time because, DUH, it is the FIRST time when western journalists are in the middle on the action, in Aleppo.

The former journalists in Syria who were evacuated (after sadly one died), were NOT in the middle on the action and NOT in a hot area also.


The guy goes Ghadaffi way with planes bombing AK-47 rebels...talk about collateral victims.


And yes, this need to ENDS FAST, Assad exctracted asap and rebels fully know that after Assad goes, NO MORE KILLINGS will be tolerated.


Sadly, this not going to happen, and Assad will attack Israel with cemical weapons...or rebels will and blame Assad.Israel NEEDS to be dragged in this mess, because they are close, prepared and they know how to deal with syrian army.

Will it be Assad, in the hope to provoke an islamic reaction against Israel?
Will be the rebels, in the jopes of Israel doing what they can't?

One of them will do it, sadly.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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Originally posted by harryhaller
Since the assasination of several top ministers, the gloves had to come off. The is not a civil war, it is a foreign funded invasion by mercenaries, that's all. And the ragtag bunch of criminals will not last long in a full on battle with the local army.

Syria has every right to defend its citizens against these roving bands of terrorists.

It's awesome how al quaeda in Syria is good, but al quaeda anywhere else is bad.

Pure doublethink.



So you are preemptively apologizing for Assad before he commits mass genocide using chemical weapons?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)


No, he used warplanes to deliver iron bombs to the terrorists in Aleppo, warheads are used on missiles, I'm guessing Scuds or some other USSR hardware.

Stop apologising for the CIA and terrorists.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:21 PM
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Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)


No, he used warplanes to deliver iron bombs to the terrorists in Aleppo, warheads are used on missiles, I'm guessing Scuds or some other USSR hardware.

Stop apologising for the CIA and terrorists.


No, they are not exclusive to missiles which the West will immediately know if they are prepared for launch. Chemical and bio weapons can be deployed from simple artillery shells, and unlike your false assumptions, from bombs on planes also.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)


No, he used warplanes to deliver iron bombs to the terrorists in Aleppo, warheads are used on missiles, I'm guessing Scuds or some other USSR hardware.

Stop apologising for the CIA and terrorists.


No, they are not exclusive to missiles which the West will immediately know if they are prepared for launch. Chemical and bio weapons can be deployed from simple artillery shells, and unlike your false assumptions, from bombs on planes also.


Wonderful. Well lets hope the terrorists are decimated before it comes to that.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)


No, he used warplanes to deliver iron bombs to the terrorists in Aleppo, warheads are used on missiles, I'm guessing Scuds or some other USSR hardware.

Stop apologising for the CIA and terrorists.


No, they are not exclusive to missiles which the West will immediately know if they are prepared for launch. Chemical and bio weapons can be deployed from simple artillery shells, and unlike your false assumptions, from bombs on planes also.


Wonderful. Well lets hope the terrorists are decimated before it comes to that.


At this point it is obviously unacceptable for Assad to retain his WMD's, it's just a matter of the right moment and circumstances to get rid of them. Russia could inter them at their naval base for transport, Israel could strike and wipe out the stockpiles, NATO could do it in a number of scenarios also. Assad could start using them and then there will be no nice way to do it, it would just get done.

Oh, and the rebels won't lose. There is no target for Assad to strike at that would stop them for good, only minor setbacks, meanwhile his forces are depleted daily from casualties and defections. If he uses WMD's the rebels instantly win.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP
Assad said he would only use Chemical weapons on external threats.
He also said he considers the rebels to be an external force.
He just used warplanes to deliver warheads on those same forces.
Chemical weapons are usually delivered by warheads.

He may have already used them or he could at any moment.
Airstrikes are the preferred delivery method, don't have to field any munitions outside of secured airfields.

There are also reports of Assad loyalists evacuating through Lebanon then back up to the NW mountain strongholds. If Assad feels the only people left in those areas are rebels and rebel sympathisers, well he could mass exterminate them with his WMD's. The evacuations are a precursor.

edit on 24-7-2012 by TinfoilTP because: (no reason given)


No, he used warplanes to deliver iron bombs to the terrorists in Aleppo, warheads are used on missiles, I'm guessing Scuds or some other USSR hardware.

Stop apologising for the CIA and terrorists.


No, they are not exclusive to missiles which the West will immediately know if they are prepared for launch. Chemical and bio weapons can be deployed from simple artillery shells, and unlike your false assumptions, from bombs on planes also.


Wonderful. Well lets hope the terrorists are decimated before it comes to that.


At this point it is obviously unacceptable for Assad to retain his WMD's, it's just a matter of the right moment and circumstances to get rid of them. Russia could inter them at their naval base for transport, Israel could strike and wipe out the stockpiles, NATO could do it in a number of scenarios also. Assad could start using them and then there will be no nice way to do it, it would just get done.

Oh, and the rebels won't lose. There is no target for Assad to strike at that would stop them for good, only minor setbacks, meanwhile his forces are depleted daily from casualties and defections. If he uses WMD's the rebels instantly win.


You are completely brainwashed, and I fear a lost cause. Such a shame, especially from someone on a website designed to deny ignorance. It's all a huge game of power and you have totally fallen for it.

Assad isn't the bad guy here, the people seeking to depose him and impose fanatical islamic extremism on the population are.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by Tramadolnights


You are completely brainwashed, and I fear a lost cause. Such a shame, especially from someone on a website designed to deny ignorance. It's all a huge game of power and you have totally fallen for it.

Assad isn't the bad guy here, the people seeking to depose him and impose fanatical islamic extremism on the population are.


I don't think anyone plans for Islamic extremists to have WMD's either.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by cloudieallover
well assad said hes ready to use chemical weapons sooo..


Did he tell you this personally ?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights


You are completely brainwashed, and I fear a lost cause. Such a shame, especially from someone on a website designed to deny ignorance. It's all a huge game of power and you have totally fallen for it.

Assad isn't the bad guy here, the people seeking to depose him and impose fanatical islamic extremism on the population are.


I don't think anyone plans for Islamic extremists to have WMD's either.


Exactly, which is why it is time for Russia and China to step in to assist the Syrian government in its fight against the terrorists.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by Tramadolnights

Originally posted by TinfoilTP

Originally posted by Tramadolnights


You are completely brainwashed, and I fear a lost cause. Such a shame, especially from someone on a website designed to deny ignorance. It's all a huge game of power and you have totally fallen for it.

Assad isn't the bad guy here, the people seeking to depose him and impose fanatical islamic extremism on the population are.


I don't think anyone plans for Islamic extremists to have WMD's either.


Exactly, which is why it is time for Russia and China to step in to assist the Syrian government in its fight against the terrorists.


Not gonna happen. Russia will be scrubbing away their fingerprints inside Syria before Assad's fall, just like they did in Iraq right before Saddam fell.



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