A ruinous heap
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1
Israel has warned Damascus that if President Assad chooses to hit back at Israel for any further Israeli military strikes, Israel will bring down his regime.
An Israeli official confirmed Wednesday night that a dramatic and unprecedented message to this effect had been conveyed to Damascus, Channel 2 news reported.
The report said that Israel’s position to this effect also came up during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency meeting in Russia on Tuesday with President Vladimir Putin, during which Netanyahu also told Putin of Israel’s profound opposition to Russia’s sale of sophisticated S-300 missile defense batteries to Assad.
The warning came hours after mortar shells hit the Mount Hermon areafor the first time in the two-year Syrian civil war, and as Arabic newspapers reported talk of Hezbollah opening “a new front” against Israel on the Golan Heights.
Syria vowed last week to respond “immediately and harshly” to any further Israeli airstrikes, after Israel carried out two early morning attacks earlier this month on weapons consignments being stored in and around Damascus en route from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon. The shipments contained highly sophisticated Fateh-110 missiles.
Confirmation of Israel’s warning to Assad came soon after the New York Times quoted an Israeli official issuing the same threat. The New York Times said Israel was “considering further military strikes on Syria to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to Islamic militants,” and that an unnamed Israeli official had contacted the paper to warn: “Israel is determined to continue to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah. The transfer of such weapons to Hezbollah will destabilize and endanger the entire region. If Syrian President Assad reacts by attacking Israel, or tries to strike Israel through his terrorist proxies, he will risk forfeiting his regime, for Israel will retaliate.”
“Israel will continue its policy of interdicting attempts to strengthen Hezbollah, but will not intercede in the Syrian civil war as long as Assad desists from direct or indirect attacks against Israel.”
The New York Times report speculated that Israel “could be trying to restrain Syria’s behavior without undertaking further military action, or alerting the international community to another strike. That would ratchet up the tension in an already fraught situation in Syria, where a civil war has been raging for more than two years.”
Channel 2 on Wednesday night showed satellite images of what it said was a surgical strike, reportedly carried out by Israel at Damascus airport to target the Iranian missile consignments. It showed before and after pictures of specific buildings that had been blown up, while neighboring buildings remained intact. Israel has not formally confirmed either of this month’s attacks.
Channel 2 said Netanyahu had made clear to Putin — as he also had in recent conversations with US President Barack Obama and the Chinese leadership — that Israel would hold to its “red lines” as related to Syria, which included preventing the transfer of sophisticated weaponry to Hezbollah and other rogue organizations. source – Times Of Israel
Israel used depleted uranium shells in the alleged strike in Syria on Sunday, a senior Syrian military source told Russia Today on Monday.
“When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake, then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared. This tells us that Israel used depleted uranium shells,” the source said.
Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the production of enriched uranium for use in nuclear reactors. It is 2.5 times as dense as steel, which allows it to penetrate heavy protection. The material is known to be toxic, but not dangerously radioactive.
Syrian state television claimed the bombing occurred around a military research facility at Jamraya. The New York Times reported that the strike also targeted the bases of the elite Republican Guard and storehouses of long-range missiles.
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The senior official speaking to RT downplayed the strategic importance of the weapons targeted in the attack, saying the military losses were “negligible” and that valuable equipment was removed from the site of attack after a previous strike.
“The target was just an ordinary weapons warehouse. The bombing is an ultimatum to us – it had no strategic motivation,” he was quoted by RT as saying.
A Western intelligence source told Reuters the attack targeted “stores of Fateh-110 missiles that were in transit from Iran to Hezbollah,” while a senior Hezbollah source denied to Kuwaiti daily Alrai on Monday that the weapons targeted belonged to his organization.
Another high-ranking Syrian military source told the Times that dozens of elite troops stationed near the presidential palace in Damascus were killed in the Israel strike.
A doctor at the Syrian military’s Tishreen Hospital said there were at least 100 dead soldiers and many dozens more wounded, the Times reported.
The Syrian military official accused Israel of working with opposition forces trying to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, saying the strike had targeted members of the Republican Guard in an area of Damascus where rebels have made few inroads.
Reuters contributed to this report. source – JPost
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1
From JPost: Blasts shock Damascus, Israel blamed by Syrian television for the strikes. IDF spokesman says, ‘we don’t respond to this kind of report.’ One site targeted is the Jamraya military research center; a previous Israeli target.
BEIRUT – Powerful explosions struck the outskirts of Damascus early on Sunday, sending columns of fire into the night sky, and Syrian state television said Israeli rockets had struck a military facility just north of the capital.
Israel declined to comment on the attack, but the blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country had carried out an air strike targeting a consignment of missiles in Syria intended for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
“The new Israeli attack is an attempt to raise the morale of the terrorist groups which have been reeling from strikes by our noble army,” Syrian television said, referring to recent offensives by President Bashar Assad’s forces against rebels.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights quoted eyewitnesses in the area as saying they saw jets in the sky at the time of the explosions.
It said the blasts hit Jamraya as well as a nearby ammunition depot. Other activists said a missile brigade and two Republican Guard battalions may also have been targeted in the heavily militarised area just north of Damascus.
Video footage uploaded onto the Internet by activists showed a series of explosions. One lit up the skyline over the city, while another sent up a tower of flames and secondary blasts.
There was no immediate comment from Israeli officials on Sunday’s explosions. “We don’t respond to this kind of report,” an Israeli military spokeswoman told Reuters.
The Jewish state has repeatedly made clear it is prepared to use force to prevent advanced weapons from Syria reaching Lebanon’s Shi’ite Muslim Hezbollah guerrillas, who fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006. Assad and Hezbollah are allied to Iran, Israel’s arch-enemy. source – JPost
Since Barack Hussein Obama has occupied the President’s chair at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there have been a number of Islamic Muslim terror attacks, both foreign and domestic, which have resulted in the death of America citizens. The Fort Hood shootings, Benghazi, the Underwear Bomber, and now the latest one, the Boston Marathon Bombing, which resulted in 4 dead people and scores more injured with limbs blown off as well as a whole host of other injuries.
What do all these attacks have in common? Obama’s refusal to stand up in front of the American people and call it for what it is – Muslim terror attacks against America.
Here is what Mr. Obama had to say about the Muslim brothers who terrorized Boston for the past week:
“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings “closed an important chapter in this tragedy.” But he acknowledged that many unanswered questions remain about the motivations of the two men accused of perpetrating the attacks that unnerved the nation.
“The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers,” said Obama, who branded the suspects “terrorists.”
The president spoke from the White House briefing room after 10 p.m. on the East Coast, just over an hour after law enforcement officials apprehended 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.” source – The Blaze
Obama’s love for all things Islam
So Obama seems puzzled about the “motivations” of the two men who planned and carried out the bombings? Well, my my, anyone with internet access and the ability to read could tell you what the “motivations” of the Tsarnaev brothers was – Islamic terror attacks. So why is Obama unable and unwilling to call all these myriad attacks for what they are? Let’s look at a few of his quotes since 2008 and perhaps that will shed some light on the situation:
“The sweetest sound I know is the Muslim call to prayer” – Barack Hussein Obama, Cairo speech 2008
“The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet Of Islam” – Barack Hussein Obama, speech at the United Nations 2012
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction” Barack Obama, in his book The Audacity of Hope
Do you know that the Obama administration has declared the Ft. Hood Shooting to be an act of workplace violence? Do you know that Obama has simply stopped talking about Benghazi and hopes you don’t notice? Do you read about anything other than basketball scores and the Kardashians?
Obama stood in front of the United Nations General Assembly and functionally addressed the entire free world when he proclaimed that anyone who “slanders the prophet Mohammad” has no part in the future of America.
America, sound asleep and easy pickings
Hey America, are you awake?…are you alive?…are you even out there? Our government has been hijacked by an Indonesian Socialist who stands for, stands with and promotes Islam in all its many disgusting forms. The wolf is in the hen house and making chicken nuggets out of our entire nation and way of life.
Do you care? The deed is being done…while you watch.
I will close with my prediction of an event that will occur before Obama’s second term becomes his third term. Ready? Here it is -
a Muslim flag will fly over the White House…and YOU, America, put it there.
Goodnight, Gracie…wherever you are.
No longer the land of the free
All this to try and catch one skinny kid with a gun. Almost makes you think that instead of searching for a terrorist, we are seeing a dress rehearsal for the permanent installation of martial law in America. Think it can’t happen? 6,000,000 Jews found out the hard way that sometimes, what looks like martial law is really martial law.
So before you read our breaking news story on martial law in Boston, perhaps it would be a good time to remind you of this:
From Daily Mail UK: One million people are caught in the Boston city security lockdown as police hunt the surviving marathon bomb suspect.
Streets are deserted as authorities warned residents to lock their doors and remain inside as they continue the manhunt for the surviving suspect from the marathon bombing as the entire city of Boston is deserted.
The city is being controlled by SWAT teams and an army of police as they try to keep everyone indoors by shutting down the entire public transportation system, closing schools and ordering businesses to remain closed for the day.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway and commuter rail system is shut down until further notice as officials try to keep citizens off the streets following the fatal shoot out in Watertown early Friday morning that lead to the death of the first suspect.
Amtrak services in the area around Boston has been suspended indefinitely, keeping people- including 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev- from leaving the city.
‘This is a serious situation, we’re taking it seriously. We’re asking the public to take it seriously as well,’ Governor Deval Patrick said in a Friday morning briefing.
He said that the transport systems will remain shut down until further notice.
Megabus cancelled 18 buses and other bus companies including Bolt Bus, Greyhound, and Peter Pan-that were scheduled to travel between Boston and neighboring states, changing plans for more than 1,000 passengers.
Officials have called for businesses to remain close and are asking for their cooperation in keeping their employees off the streets. Taxi services have been suspended as well. In some areas, cars are banned from the roads as another tact for authorities to keep control of the area. It will also theoretically help them single out Tsarnaev if he is on the roads. source – Daily Mail UK
This is Islam
So, now, we know. The two men who perpetrated Monday’s Boston Marathon terrorist attack are Islamic terrorists from Chechnya (Russia) who emigrated from there to the United States. They were brothers. One, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, is dead, and the other, Dzokhar (or Dzhokhar or Djohar) Tsarnaev, is a fugitive, so the entire Boston area is shut down, as he might be armed with a suicide vest. I note that every single major news broadcast only refers to these guys as “Chechnyan” or “Chechen” terrorists, NOT Islamic terrorists, which is what they are. Remember all those people locked in a Russian theater–including lots of women and children–who were blown up by Chechnyan Islamic terrorists? Same people. Oh, and they are tied to Al-Qaeda and its worldwide network of nationalist Islamic terrorist groups. Same old jihad. Remember, THIS. IS. ISLAM.
The two of them came here several years ago and Tamerlan had a “Green Card” a/k/a “Legal Permanant Residence,” which means he basically had the green light to get U.S. citizenship. So, do we really need Marco Boob-io’s and his Senate Gangbang of Eight’s immigration amnesty bill so that more like the Tsarnaev Bros get “a pathway to citizenship”? Only if you’re a moron and want to see the end of America. These are the “DREAM Act” kids we’re told are “American like us in ever way except on paper,” to use Barack Obama’s words. Tsarnaev was raised here in American culture, coming here at age seven. And look how much he loved America.
He murdered and maimed hundreds of Americans, after apparently receiving some sort of paramilitary training along with his brother.
He learned this hate from his parents . . . just as hundreds of thousands of Muslim kids around America learn this hatred of this country from their parents, despite being given every opportunity, every freedom here. His online profile says his “worldview” is “Islam.” And we saw that worldview on display in practice, this week. click to read the full story on Debbie Schlussel
One Boston Marathon bomber suspect dead, was devout Muslim
Law enforcement officials identified the suspect still on the loose as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was identified as the man killed during an encounter with police after an armed carjacking of a Mercedes SUV in Cambridge. Tsarnaev was believed to be in his mid-20s.
The brothers’ alleged motive in Monday’s bombings remains unclear, but they appear to be originally from the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, and two law enforcement officials said there is a “Chechen connection” to the bombings.
Chechnya has been racked by years of war between local separatists and Russian forces and extensive organized crime since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. The extent of the possible connection remained unclear.
Tamerlan says he doesn’t drink or smoke anymore: “God said no alcohol.” A muslim, he says: “There are no values anymore,” and worries that “people can’t control themselves.”
According to a database search, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a boxer who worked out at a martial arts facility in the Cambridge area. In an Internet posting dated Nov. 2, 2011, and attributed to him by name, he wrote: “The more you know about hell, the more you want stay away from sins and keep asking Allah (s.w.t.) for forgiveness.’’ source – Washington Post