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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:19 PM

Syrian air defenses shot down 13 missiles: state TV

Source: Rueters

(Reuters) - Syrian air defenses shot down 13 missiles fired in a U.S.-led attack on the country on Saturday, Syrian state TV said.

It said the missiles had been shot down in the Kiswah area south of Damascus, the capital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a total of three scientific research centers had been hit in the attacks - two in Damascus and one in the Homs area - in addition to military bases in Damascus.

The Observatory said all the bases and facilities struck in the attack had been evacuated by the Syrian government earlier this week.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)



Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-target/syrian-air-defenses-shot-down-13-missiles-state-tv-idUSKBN1HL042

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Reply Syrian air defenses shot down 13 missiles: state TV (Original post)
James48 Apr 2018 OP
onecaliberal Apr 2018 #1
Sherman A1 Apr 2018 #3
machoneman Apr 2018 #23
paleotn Apr 2018 #24
Julian Englis Apr 2018 #2
RainCaster Apr 2018 #4
SCVDem Apr 2018 #5
dchill Apr 2018 #6
Fred Sanders Apr 2018 #7
MarcA Apr 2018 #11
oberliner Apr 2018 #8
Post removed Apr 2018 #9
Fred Sanders Apr 2018 #13
marybourg Apr 2018 #14
Fred Sanders Apr 2018 #15
COLGATE4 Apr 2018 #17
blitzen Apr 2018 #20
Quackers Apr 2018 #21
irisblue Apr 2018 #19
TrollBuster9090 Apr 2018 #10
joshcryer Apr 2018 #16
paleotn Apr 2018 #25
McKim Apr 2018 #12
Xolodno Apr 2018 #18
machoneman Apr 2018 #22
Farmer-Rick Apr 2018 #26
YOHABLO Apr 2018 #27
Brother Buzz Apr 2018 #28

Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

1. Sorry but I dont really buy that.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:27 PM

3. Agreed

I donít buy it at all.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 06:25 AM

23. 13 sounds high but....

if we and NATO launched 100 missiles and dropped bombs, that 13 didn't really do much, This a.m.'s TV vids do show lots of ground explosions.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:07 AM

24. Why not?

they're subsonic. They do hug the terrain making them tougher targets, but Syria has a Russian air defense net and knew tomahawks were probably the weapon of choice and the rough window of deployment. Defending airspace against cruise missile attack has been a priority for air defense systems since the early 80's. If they shot some down, it's no biggie. With 50 to 100 inbounds, they'll get some, but not all.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:25 PM

2. All the truth of a tRump tweet. n/t

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:30 PM

4. Satellite photos tell the story

We know how many missiles were assigned to each specific target. It's pretty easy to see in daylight how many hit their assigned target.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:33 PM

5. Maybe 10%

If true, you are still blown to hell!

So do you feel lucky?

I don't agree with this action!

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:37 PM

6. Who ya gonna believe?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:38 PM

7. Once again, why is America the worlds judge, jury and executioner? Guess if your spend

$600,000,000,000 a year, year after year, on killing and killing machines you better use it or lose it.

American President has WAY too much military power without civilian oversight...this is a deceleration of war on another country...wasn't that a responsibility of Congress?


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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:56 PM

11. Because in a Sick World those with the biggest weapons rule n/a

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:42 PM

8. E before U

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:06 PM

13. Uh....what Democrats, new member?.....

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

14. I already put him on ignore

re his last line

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Response to marybourg (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:14 PM

15. Good idea.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:32 PM

17. Done

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:50 PM

20. that kooky or at least awkward post may soon disappear n/t...it's gone now

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Response to blitzen (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:53 PM

21. And done. Nt

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Response to Post removed (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:42 PM

19. ..."isrealhell"..?

is real hell?
is this a typo?

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:55 PM

10. I remember after they'd finished cleaning up the rubble after the Kosovo campaign...

...and could actually COUNT things.

The only thing that surpassed the amount of fictional Serbian tanks that NATO claimed to have destroyed from the air (about five times the number they actually did) was the number of fictional NATO aircraft the Serbs claimed to have shot down. (I think they were off by a factor of ten, or something...)

We just have to accept the fact that everything we hear about this for the next three months will be propaganda from all sides.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:30 PM

16. The Serbs made a crapload of decoys.

Back then I doubt that targeting cameras were nearly as good as they are now. Even the high quality video that they release under FOIA is apparently reduced in quality by several orders of magnitude as to not give away capability.

I somewhat trust the news that will be announced for one reason: private satellite companies will undeniably take pictures of the supposed destruction zones, and if it doesn't match up with what the US says, there will be questions asked. Expect decent quality pictures of factories before and after in the morning, detailed launch numbers, detailed confirmed explosion numbers, whole nine yards.

It would not surprise me if if it turns out that the Syrians shot down one or two of the missiles.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:09 AM

25. It's an old game, played by virtually everyone...

Some more blatant and ridiculous than others, but we all do it to some degree.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:05 PM

12. Plenty of Generals on TV

We have heard a lot about this war from the generals on TV and lots of talk about military hardware. Beautiful fireworks in the night sky. But I would like to hear from the women in Damascus whose homes and families have been destroyed. This is not a game.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:38 PM

18. I don't believe Syrian Air Defenses did jack...however....

Russian Air Defenses on loan to Syria and advised by Russians...well, that's believable.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 06:20 AM

22. Trump's very late attack 'telegraphed' Putin to remove Russian techs and advisors.

We had the wherewithal to send attack planes and missiles (with NATO help) within say 24-36 hours after the chemical attack. Now, days later (see above evacuation quote) Putin took his weapons and staff into hiding as did the Syrians.

After seeing this early Saturday a.m. TV videos, it's apparent the upward shooting missile tracks were Russian made surface to air missiles. But, I noted many ground level explosions (big ones at that) that proves many NATO missiles and/or smart bombs did blow up a lot of empty buildings and maybe chemical weapons assembly points.

However, we have some pretty sophisticated tracking systems that show where all the removed airplanes, people, etc. went even from days before. One can bet that Trump ordered our strike forces to avoid killing any Russians, Russian equipment, etc. or Pootie-Poot would get real mad.....and likely release the hooker pee-pee tapes!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #22)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 09:15 AM

26. I'm thinking the only bombs shot down were US bombs

Those were the ones Russia had the codes to.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 10:46 AM

27. Fact is we don't know what's the truth. Reading about who did what to who is mind-boggling.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2018, 11:02 AM

28. Any reports on the collateral damage the Syrian missiles caused when they fell back to earth?

Or are we to believe the Syrians fired only 13 missiles.

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