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Wow Huge explosion in Damascus

@LukeBozier just tweeted this, said it was huge explosion just now in Damascus. Haven't seen anything reported in media yet. Man this looks like a freaking mushroom cloud.

http://youtu.be/e84pVGsP6YU

2nd explosion

http://youtu.be/f_j8ID-m1pU

Update: Reuters reporting it was Israeli attack now as well
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-bl...

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Isaiah 17:1

"See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins." Bible prophecy...end times may be upon us?

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools" (Romans 1:22)

There is no

back story, why did Israel bomb Damascus and why now?

As I scrolled down the comments it was just one

anti-Israel comment after another. Irregardless of what my opinion is on a bunch of allegedly illegal aliens crossing some imaginary border in 1939 geographically organizing a political majority in Palestine ... I will say that the anti-Israel argument is probably not the right one. This is what will come back:

The Israel propaganda will point out what extreme hypocrites people are in the United States which is the leading world terror of interventionist foreign policy and preemptive war for preventative purposes.

Since the American people have been supporting interventionism and preemptive war for decades why would anyone criticize Israel for doing the same exact thing as the United States unless they were anti-semitic?

Is MSM covering this How

Is MSM covering this
How informed is the general public.

Would love to have seen a general public POLL survey, two simple questions, two simple answers

Have you heard of the boston bombing?
Have you heard of the Damascus bombing?

No fuss, no over complication, change the subject according to current times

We will see this in the US.

We will see this in the US. It's coming.

It's already happened...

It's already happened... Oklahoma City, 9-11, Boston!!!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

more innocent people dead for

more innocent people dead for nothing.

government approved

government approved bombing....
when crime from an individual is a "diplomatic" tool for a government

they have NO moral high ground

Israeli Foreign Ministry

is paying top Shekel per post...That's Entertainment at DP.

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

Iran ready to train Syrian army: Iran cmdr.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/05/05/301939/iran-ready-t...

Sun May 5, 2013

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan says Iran is ready to train the Syrian army should Damascus require assistance.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Pourdastan added that the Syrian army has gained experience during years of conflict with the occupying regime of Israel, and has the ability to defend itself with no need for foreign assistance.

"As a Muslim and friendly country, we stand by Syria and if there is need for training, we will provide them with necessary training,” the senior Iranian commander asserted.

He, however, emphasized that Iran would not have “active involvement in their operations.”

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

stupid neo-con apologetics....

...for our INSANE foreign policy...

we don't like that Syrian regime...

Not everybody does, I say;..but what OUTSIDE nation has the "right" to do what Israel and the United States do, even at the behest of some other "major player" in the region??? Why don't we do the same to North Korea? Don't they do the SAME to their people as the Syrian regime??? Oh, that's right...there's no natural resources under the crust of the Earth where they're geographically located that bankers are interested in controlling...let them beat, and kill and starve their own under a brutal dictatorship, we don't give a rip...we'll even finance it!!!

Insane....obvious...and thanks to the internet, their EVIL hearts are known the planet over....

Yes...BRILLIANT idea

And MILLIONS of innocent Jews would be killed in the process...you'd be okay with that? Not every Jew in Israel is part of the Zionist movement. It's probably much like it is here where a small group of super elite are running things.

What a stupid thing to say.

"I am Troll fighter, number one"

-Ernest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxWb-ViejPg

It's called

It's called making the best of a bad situation. If you think for one second that Israel will ever admit to its rottenness and stop being evil voluntarily, then you are naive. As a country it has committed numerous acts of war and in wars there is collateral damage. That is the nature of war. Sure many millions of Jews would die but those Jews are far from being innocent folks, for they know or should know that they are living in occupied Palestine and have no business being there and are supporting the evil regime that controls Israel. I would not cry a tear over those folks. The innocents who I would care about would be the Palestinians who would be killed since they are not culpable. The alternative is to allow Israel to continue phucking-up the world and more innocent deaths like the 1,000,000 dead Iraqis who died and the 78,000 American who have died in the past 12 years defending Israel. The alternative is for Uncle Sam to throw himself on his sword and bring about the destruction of the USA. Is that what you want?

Israel has no right to exist and needs to be removed and since they are a nuclear nation and Israel has threatened to use its nuclear arsenal against all of the capitols of Europe if Israel's existence is threatened, nuking Israel is the least objectionable solution.

Apply this same logic to the United States

Do you and 300,000,000 other Americans all deserve to die in a nuclear exchange because they live in a country governed by a tyrannical regime.

I don't normally like to insult people, but you are a total fucking moron.

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

I wish..

I wish that Russia would simply lob about a dozen hydrogen bombs into Israel and flush the toilet once and for all. Uncle Sam would do nothing in response, for it would no longer have a master to obey.

Gooooo Russia!

Ya, they should trigger a global thermonuclear war!

Surely, this would be a great idea!

Check out the Laissez-Faire Journal at LFJournal.com


"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard

Yes...BRILLIANT idea

And MILLIONS of innocent Jews would be killed in the process...you'd be okay with that? Not every Jew in Israel is part of the Zionist movement. It's probably much like it is here where a small group of super elite are running things.

What a stupid thing to say.

"I am Troll fighter, number one"

-Ernest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxWb-ViejPg

Not to mention

The Christians, Muslims, and Atheists living in Israel. Isn't Israel only about a third Jewish?

Last I read (take it with a grain of salt, naturally), nearly half of the Israelis don't even want any part of the U.S. handouts and militarism, because they feel the U.S. is controlling them and putting them in danger just as many of us feel Israel is doing the same.

A signature used to be here!

Suprised.....

That this thread is getting hits while this one wouldn't:

http://www.dailypaul.com/284171/any-info-on-this-potential-t...

What's the dif? Both are wtf, both should be considered. We should know what's going on.

Which reminds me, remember the 80 back pack nuukes that were stolen from Los Alamos back in the 80's under the Clinton Admin?

Will anyone read this? Will anyone remember? Will anyone give 2 cents?

Proud To Be An American -NOT!-

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Garan's picture

That's a DP feature.

I really like DP, however, it looks like way too many good articles do not get attention.

It probably has to do with how people use the site and which articles they see, as well as the nature of active users (their preferences and who tends to vote up/down and why).

I'm guessing most people simply look at articles on the DP front page.
However, 'new' articles are probably what people should be filtering through, rather than only bumping bumped articles from the front page.

That's all I can gather so far.

Re: Suprised.....

Just to be clear, I'm not saying that this thread is any less valid. It is very valid, just consider the other post to. Is there any ties?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Israel linked to Al Queda

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22419995#sa-ns_m...

I am thinking the Israeli strike was not approved by anyone, including the US. That is the only time articles like this will appear, at least in my experience.

I would llike to think Israel

acted on its own here.
If so, no response from the US government is necessary.

I agree

If the US was involved there would be statements from the senior senators and president all pre-prepared and pre-released.

From the RT story...

" Obama has also said in the past that the crossing of a ‘red line’ would warrant further action from outside. This was in relation to the possibility that Assad forces may have used chemical weapons against Syrians – a claim that is still being investigated, with no evidence so far."

This decision by Netanyahu, to approve this latest strike, has Colin Powell written all over it!!!

Pre-emptive war based on non-conclusive speculations and hype; whereas the aggressor's disregard for human life and sovereign borders is unacceptable....in our eyes...and we're a minority in this country...to side with those pummeling the Middle East, it's a mental disorder!!!

more violence; more destruction; more pollution--

and worse than that: more dead babies.

I'm sorry to see this.

There are those who believe (I've been reading the comments) that this is a religious war. Most Americans believe that, especially Christians, neo-conservatives.

There are those who believe that both sides are being controlled by the same powers. I tend to believe that, because there are both Jews and Muslims who are peaceable and don't want war. Possibly violent factions of both religions (or within each religion) contribute to this, but it's hard to believe there isn't a larger force behind religious disagreements.

The basic difference in philosophy is hard to get around. There won't be agreement.

Looking for the truth is important and time-consuming.

War never solves anything. There has to be another reason for it; there always has been. Someone benefits from it, or it wouldn't happen.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

The picture

reminds me of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas.

OMG!

Does that mean what I think it means?! :O

What do you think it means?

This is Israel bombing Damascus.

http://youtu.be/f_j8ID-m1pU

This is what took place in West, Texas:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrl-qnSYOCM

I think we better get active and take down some of the sociopaths running the world.