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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:17 AM

Syria and Iran threaten retaliation against Israel

Source: AP

BEIRUT (AP) Syria and Iran have threatened to retaliate for an Israeli air raid near the capital Damascus.

Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali says Damascus has "the option and the surprise to retaliate." He said he cannot predict when the retaliation will be, saying it is up to relevant authorities to prepare for it.

In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

U.S. officials said Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria on Wednesday, targeting a convoy believed to contain anti-aircraft weapons bound for Hezbollah. The Syrian military denied the existence of any such shipment and said a scientific research facility outside Damascus was hit.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/hezbollah-condemns-israels-raid-syria

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Bosonic Jan 2013 OP
loudsue Jan 2013 #1
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2013 #4
bunnies Jan 2013 #5
Bosonic Jan 2013 #6

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:08 AM

1. Oh boy. Here we go.

More American soldiers and US tax dollars and US goodwill down the drain.

Netanyahu has been asking for it and provoking anyone he could pick a fight with. This was a gesture Netanyahu knew would get a retaliation.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:50 AM

2. Yep. Now that he knows the "Iron Dome" works well he has no problem

 

becoming the belligerant neighbor.

Israel gets what it deserves and nuttyahoo will care less.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:57 AM

3. Does Iran have cruise missles?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meshkat_%28missile%29

Regardless of amount or readiness I believe that Iron Dome is only effective at defending against MIRVs or a number of incoming missiles. I do not believe that Iron Dome is capable of defending against cruise missiles that hug the terrain.

Nobody should be fooled into thinking that they are impervious to attack.

Dumb. Really dumb.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:58 AM

4. Really. Israel provokes an attack on a nation in a civil war.


If hostilities weren't high enough withing Syrian then let's turn up the heat a little more with this nonsense.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:19 PM

5. Israel knew this would happen.

We cant AFFORD to get involved in this fight they picked. Are they TRYING to start a world war? Geezus!

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:45 PM

6. White House warns Syria over 'weapons to Hezbollah'

The White House has warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hezbollah in neighbouring Lebanon.

The warning came amid contradictory claims of an Israeli strike in Syria.

Syria says Israeli war planes bombed a military research centre north-west of Damascus, but the US and others say lorries carrying weapons bound for Lebanon were hit.

Israel has maintained silence about the incident, but Syria has made a formal complaint to the UN.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21281923

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