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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:48 PM
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Residents say the entire capital has been plunged into darkness, while officials have described the power cuts as countrywide.


A gas pipeline was attacked near Damascus causing the capital and the southern part of Syria to suffer a blackout, SANA news agency reports. The electricity minister blamed the blast on rebels. It is not immediately clear how extensive the blackout is. The minister said maintenance crews are working to restore power. Media reports say the capital city of Damascus is covered with thick smoke and shell explosions are being heard. "The whole city just went dark," Reuters cited a resident who lives in the center of the city. A woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she saw the "major glow of a fire" near Damascus International Airport and heard the sound of heavy machinegun fire.


rt.com...

Sounds like a major rebel offensive is under way..
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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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These people need to grow up for god sake! All this fighting in the world is no good for anybody. Make peace not war!




posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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YES! AT some point you'd think eh?



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 03:00 PM
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An explosion near the airport in Syria's capital, Damascus, has been followed by a blackout in parts of the city, state media say. Power was reportedly cut after rebel artillery hit a gas pipeline. Syria's state news agency SANA quoted Electricity Minister Imad Khamis saying maintenance crews were working to restore supplies.


www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Doesn't Russia have a major Natural Gas pipeline that runs through Damascus? S & F either way. Thanks!
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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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Sounds like an act of terrorism.

But will it be labelled as such?

It certainly would if it happened in a Western nation.

And since the US is backing the terrorists... was this act actually an act of not just terrorism, but state sponsored terrorism, since the terrorists are being sponsored by a state?

Hmmmm.

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posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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CaticusMaximus
Sounds like an act of terrorism.

But will it be labelled as such?

And since the US is backing the terrorists... was this act actually an act of not just terrorism, but state sponsored terrorism, since the terrorists are being backed by a state?

Hmmmm.


Your mistaken my friend, the us is backing the "free syrian army" the good guys
xD
/Sarc



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 04:07 PM
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Isn't there some prophecy of Damascus being destroyed?



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 04:54 PM
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Yes it refers to Isiah 17.

I looked around for a link and there are plenty, but here is one - for those who would like to read more about this specific biblical prophesy.

The article is from Sept. of this year. Isaih 17 Prophecy has been Fulfilled

Trivia tidbit - there is also a Damascus in Maryland.

CdT



posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 07:57 PM
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CaticusMaximus
Sounds like an act of terrorism.

But will it be labelled as such?

It certainly would if it happened in a Western nation.

And since the US is backing the terrorists... was this act actually an act of not just terrorism, but state sponsored terrorism, since the terrorists are being sponsored by a state?

Hmmmm.

edit on 10/23/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)


My first thoughts exactly. I guess we'll know soon enough....





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