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category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Tuesday May 28, 2013 11:46author by Turing Report this post to the editors

The "rebels" continue to target journalists who report unfavourably on them. Full text at link.

Yara Abbas, a prominent female Syrian war reporter, was killed in the country’s west, Syrian officials confirmed. The country remains a dangerous place for journalists, especially as some rebel groups reportedly target them for assassination.

Abbas, 26, who worked for the privately-owned Damascus-based Al-Ikhbariyah TV (Syrian News Channel), was killed by sniper fire in a rebel attack not far from the Dabaa air base. The country’s Information Ministry offered no further details, but the pro-rebel Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claimed that several members of her TV crew were also wounded in the attack.

Yara Abbas
Yara Abbas

More than 150 reporters have been killed in the Syrian conflict as of April 2013, the Union of Syrian Journalists reported. The majority of the victims were civilian journalists or local freelancers working for professional media.

Outlets that have lost staffers in the violence include French TV station France 2, French magazine Assaut, British newspaper the Sunday Times, Japanese news agency the Japan Press, Qatari TV station Al Jazeera, Iraqi newspaper Al-Thawra and Iran’s Press TV, as well as Syria’s Al-Ikhbariyah TV, Addounia TV and Sana news agency.

Some rebel groups specifically target journalists who work for government-affiliated outlets and international media, RT reporters were told by colleagues in Syria.

“I received confirmed news that some of the armed opposition forces are looking after the journalists working with international TV stations. This armed group is collecting a list of names. Mine is one of them. They are going to collect information about them from the Internet and keep them for future trials or assassination. You know for sure that the websites of RT, CCTV and Iran TV will be the first to be checked,” a local reporter told RT on condition of anonymity.

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Yara Abbas at work.
Yara Abbas at work.

author by Turingpublication date Fri May 31, 2013 19:19author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just try it Zionists.


author by davepublication date Fri May 31, 2013 20:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The only people who win from this syrian conflict are the ones selling the weapons,nobody else,not the alawites or their counterparts..

author by @ "dave"/Felix, the NAZI Zionist Hate-mongerpublication date Sat Jun 01, 2013 19:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The only people who win from this syrian conflict are the ones selling the weapons,nobody else,not the alawites or their counterparts..

you can't even be honest about that much - the Zio-Nazi state of Israel has long been an enemy of Syrian and the Syrian people and is a major beneficiary of any troubles the Syrians find themselves in as a result of the Zio-Nazi/US war on the Syrians

Why, just this year alone, the Zio-Nazis actually launched 2 separate unprovoked Missile ATTACKS on the Syria - clearly the Zio-Nazis are delighted to see their CIA trained, and funded, Mercenary Proxy forces, which are currently attacking Syrian people, causing so much distress and loss of life in neighbouring Syria.

Clearly the Zo-Nazis are major beneficiaries of the conflict in Syria - a conflict that has been long-proposed, and subsequently engineered and carried out by the Neo-conservatives - who as anyone can read can see, are clearly little more than a bunch of Jewish Zio-Nazis themselves. They are nothing but a front-group to try and disguise the fact that most of it's leading lights are in fact Jewish Zionists masquerading as US "patriots"


Anyway - here's some good news - The Jewish Nazi warmongers will whinge and whinge about anyone they hate getting weapons to defend themselves from Jewish Zio-Nazi military attack of course.

Only they would react as if purely Defensive Weapons systems were somehow a real existential threat. These systems only threaten those that might plan to some sort of unprovoked air attack on the Syrians.

Since the Zio-Nazis like launching unprovoked air attacks on Syria and Syrians, the story below probably annoys the hell out of them, the poor little dears.


author by @ "dave"/Felix, the NAZI Zionist Hate-mongerpublication date Sat Jun 01, 2013 19:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The S-300 systems have been modernized repeatedly to remain state-of-the-art airplane- and rocket-destruction machines.

The S-300 can launch six missiles at once, each capable of destroying aircraft flying at several times the maximum speed of the F-16 and F-22 fighter jets – the staples of the Israeli and US air forces, respectively – as well as intercepting ballistic targets.

They can be suppressed or sabotaged by ground troops, but it is a tricky task. All this is to say, that the risk and cost of Zio-Nazi air attacks against Syria would rise dramatically.

Who are the targets?

Not the Syrian rebels obviously– they have no aircraft. And though you can technically reprogram the S-300 to hit ground targets, that would be akin to hammering nails with a tablet computer, given the price of $700,000 to $1.2 million per missile.

However, any attempts by hostile foreign powers, such as the Zio-Nazis next-door, to launch unprovoked Missile-Attacks, or such as ZATO, to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria, as was done in Libya in 2011, would end in what Igor Korotchenko, the editor of the Moscow-based National Defense magazine, described as “dozens of destroyed aircraft and coffins covered by star-spangled [or "Star-of-David"] banners. Unacceptable.”

This machine defends against unprovoked Zio-Nazi Air Attacks.
This machine defends against unprovoked Zio-Nazi Air Attacks.

author by @ "dave"/Felix, the NAZI Zionist Hate-mongerpublication date Sun Jun 02, 2013 09:09author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Who Are The Neoconservatives?" -

    "The neoconservative movement, which is generally perceived as a
    radical (rather than “conservative”) Republican right, is, in
    reality, an intellectual movement born in the late 1960s in the
    pages of the monthly magazine Commentary, a media arm of
    the American Jewish Committee, which had replaced the
    Contemporary Jewish Record
    in 1945.

    The Forward, the oldest American Jewish weekly, wrote in a January 6th, 2006
    article signed Gal Beckerman:
      If there is an intellectual
      movement in America to whose invention Jews can lay sole claim,
      neoconservatism is it. It’s a thought one imagines most American
      Jews, overwhelmingly liberal, will find horrifying. And yet it
      is a fact that as a political philosophy, neoconservatism was
      born among the children of Jewish immigrants and is now largely
      the intellectual domain of those immigrants’ grandchildren

    The neoconservative apologist Murray Friedman explains that
    Jewish dominance within his movement by the inherent benevolence
    of Judaism,
      the idea that Jews have been put on earth to
      make it a better, perhaps even a holy, place
      ” (The
      Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping
      of Public Policy,


author by Ackbar McCamelpublication date Sun Jun 02, 2013 19:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We shall try to use the Russian toys

Russian tank in action (or is that inaction)
Russian tank in action (or is that inaction)

Expert users of Russian equipment
Expert users of Russian equipment

author by @ Captain Bravado, abovepublication date Sun Jun 02, 2013 21:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Contrary to whatever the Media and Hollywood have led the gullible to believe the Russians don't stick that stuff together with Gaffer-Tape you know

Laugh all you want but you Zio-Nazis are likely to be laughing on the other side of your face if you're stupid enough to under-estimate the weaponry produced by the Russians.

The gullible will swallow all the advertising and marketeering that goes into convincing simpletons that the bloated US military and it's over-priced fancy-pant military toys are invincible against Russian ordinance. But if that were true the US supplied Zio-Nazis wouldn't be making such a song-and dance about a defensive weapons system.

So you keep braying like the donkey you are, but unlike you even the Zealots at the Jamestown foundation aren't stupid enough to underestimate Russian Mil-Tech.

Hezbollah's Creative Tactical Use of Anti-Tank Weaponry -[tt_news]=876

    As the world waits to see if the UN-brokered ceasefire in Lebanon holds, the Israeli army will begin assessing its disappointing performance against Hezbollah guerrillas. Among the many aspects to be investigated is the vulnerability of Israel's powerful armored corps to small, hand-held, wire-guided anti-tank weapons. Indeed, Hezbollah's innovative use of anti-tank missiles was the cause of most Israeli casualties and has given the small but powerful weapons a new importance in battlefield tactics.

    In a recent statement, Hezbollah's armed wing, al-Moqawama al-Islamia (Islamic Resistance), described Israel's main battle-tank as "a toy for the rockets of the resistance" (al-Manar TV, August 11). Hezbollah's anti-tank weapons consist of a variety of wire-guided missiles (usually of Russian design and manufactured and/or supplied by Iran and Syria) and rocket-propelled grenade launchers (RPGs). The missiles include the European-made Milan, the Russian-designed Metis-M, Sagger AT-3, Spigot AT-4 and the Russian-made Kornet AT-14. The latter is a Syrian supplied missile capable of targeting low-flying helicopters. Iraqi Fedayeen irregulars used the Kornet against U.S. forces in 2003. The most portable versions of these weapons are carried in a fiberglass case with a launching rail attached to the lid.

    On July 30, the Israeli army published photos of various anti-tank missiles they claim to have found in a Hezbollah bunker (see: The weapons include Saggers and TOW missiles. The TOW (Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile is a formidable weapon first produced by the United States in the 1970s. These missiles were of interest as their packing crates were marked 2001, suggesting that these were relatively new additions to Hezbollah's arsenal and not part of the shipment of TOW missiles from Israel to Iran that was part of the Iran-Contra scandal of 1986 (the shelf-life of the TOW is roughly 20 years). On August 6, Israeli Major-General Benny Gantz showed film of BGM-71 TOW and Sagger AT-3 missiles he reported were captured at one of Hezbollah's field headquarters (Haaretz, August 6).

    The primary target of Hezbollah's battlefield missiles is the Israeli-made Merkava tank. The Merkava was designed for the maximum protection of its crews, with heavy armor and a rear escape hatch. The emphasis on crew survival is not simply a humanitarian gesture; the small country of Israel cannot provide an endless number of trained, combat-ready tank crews if casualties begin to mount. The tank is also designed to be easily and quickly repaired, a specialty of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The modular armor plating can be easily replaced if damaged, or replaced entirely with upgraded materials when available. The first generation of Merkavas was built in the 1970s and was soon deployed in Lebanon in 1982. The much-improved Merkava Mk 4 has been Israel's main battle-tank since its introduction in 2004.

    Current battlefield reports suggest that Hezbollah fighters are well-trained in aiming at the Merkava's most vulnerable points, resulting in as many as one-quarter of their missiles successfully piercing the armor (Yediot Aharonot, August 10). Hezbollah attacks on Merkava tanks during the November 2005 raid on the border town of Ghajar were videotaped and closely examined to find points where the armor was susceptible to missile attack. While some of their missiles have impressive ranges (up to three kilometers), the guerrillas prefer to fire from close range to maximize their chances of hitting weak points on the Merkava. Operating in two- or three-man teams, the insurgents typically try to gain the high ground in the hilly terrain before selecting targets, using well-concealed missile stockpiles that allow them to operate behind Israeli lines (Jerusalem Post, August 3).

    Without artillery, Hezbollah has adapted its use of anti-tank missiles for mobile fire support against Israeli troops taking cover in buildings. There are numerous reports of such use, the most devastating being on August 9, when an anti-tank missile collapsed an entire building, claiming the lives of nine Israeli reservists (Y-net, August 10). Four soldiers from Israel's Egoz (an elite reconnaissance unit) were killed in a Bint Jbail house when it was struck by a Sagger missile (Haaretz, August 6). TOW missiles were used effectively in 2000 against IDF outposts in south Lebanon before the Israeli withdrawal. There are also recent instances of anti-tank weapons being used against Israeli infantry in the field, a costly means of warfare but one that meets two important Hezbollah criteria: the creation of Israeli casualties and the preservation of highly-outnumbered Hezbollah guerrillas who can fire the weapons from a relatively safe distance.

    It was suggested that the IDF helicopter brought down by Hezbollah fire on August 12 was hit by an anti-tank missile. Hezbollah claimed to have used a new missile called the Wa'ad (Promise), although the organization occasionally renames existing missiles (Jerusalem Post, August 12). At least one of Israel's ubiquitous armored bulldozers has also fallen prey to Hezbollah's missiles.

    The Syrian-made RPG-29 was previously used with some success against Israeli tanks in Gaza. Hezbollah also uses this weapon, with a dual-warhead that allows it to penetrate armor. On August 6, the Israeli press reported that IDF intelligence sources claimed that an improved Russian-made version of the RPG-29 was being sold to Syria before transfer to the Islamic Resistance (Haaretz, August 6). In response, Russia's Foreign Ministry denied any involvement in supplying anti-tank weapons to Hezbollah (RIA Novosti, August 10). The IDF reports that anti-tank missiles and rockets continue to cross the border into Lebanon from Syria, despite the destruction of roads and bridges in the area (Haaretz, August 13).

    The Merkava tank has assumed an important role as a symbol of Israeli military might. Their destruction in combat has an important symbolic value for Hezbollah. Hezbollah's tactical innovations and reliance on anti-tank missiles over more traditional infantry weapons will undoubtedly prompt serious introspection on the part of the IDF in anticipation of renewed conflict along the border.

Tough lessons for Zio-Nazis -

    One of the major military surprises of the fighting in Lebanon has been the apparent vulnerability of Israeli armour to Hezbollah anti-tank rockets.

    No detailed figures are available and it is clear that many more tanks may have been hit than actually destroyed.

    But a significant proportion of Israeli casualties have been among tank crews.

    Hezbollah has also used its anti-armour weapons to bring down buildings around sheltering Israeli troops, again causing multiple casualties.

    Hezbollah has fielded some of the most modern Russian-made anti-tank weapons, which the Israelis insist have come via the Syrians. [Well, they would, wouldn't they?]

    In 1973, after Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal, Israel tank units learned the hard way about what Russian-made missiles could do.

    The Egyptians put across the canal large numbers of soldiers armed with wire-guided Sagger missiles.

    As long as the operator kept the target tank in his sights, signals sent along the unreeling wire would guide the missile to its target.

    As counter-attacking Israeli tanks raced towards the canal, they were met by barrages of these missiles.

    Commanders spoke of vehicles emerging from the fighting festooned with wires from the missiles, and many tanks were destroyed.

author by @"Dave"/Felix-The Zio-Loonpublication date Sun Jun 02, 2013 22:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

So you keep laughing, Capt. Bravado ;-)

merkava on fire
merkava on fire

and again . . .
and again . . .

Cheap Russian ordinance, costing a small fraction of the cost of a Merkava Tank, did all that
Cheap Russian ordinance, costing a small fraction of the cost of a Merkava Tank, did all that

author by @ Captain Bravadopublication date Sun Jun 02, 2013 22:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

whoops - Lebanon 2006 again :)

Whoops . . .
Whoops . . .

The poor fools want ot belive it's all like the left-hand side, but really it's much more like the right-hand side
The poor fools want ot belive it's all like the left-hand side, but really it's much more like the right-hand side

author by Turingpublication date Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Reminds me of another flag being raised in Berlin in 1945. Fascism has been vanquished in Qusay.


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