US, France, Britain launch 100 cruise missiles on Syrian chemical weapons sites

In the first wave, the three allies targeted a chemical stockpiling center outside Damascus, and two chemical sites near Homs.  President Donald Trump said he had ordered US military precision strikes against Syria in collaboration with the UK and France in response to a chemical attack that killed more than 70 people. Trump spoke in a television statement early Saturday, April 14, as explosions were heard in Damascus. Syria reported intercepting at least 13 incoming missiles. Russia said the action would not be left “without consequences.” Trump explained that the strikes would target the regime’s ability to use chemical weapons and the three allies were willing to carry out “sustained pressure on the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad until he agreed not to use chemical weapons in the future.” He stressed, “The combined American, British and French response will integrate all instruments of our national power: military, economic and diplomatic.” He condemned Russia and Iran for propping up the Syrian regime.

The targets hit were a scientific research facility in Damascus, connected to the production of chemical and biological weapons;  a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs; a chemical weapons equipment storage site and an important command post, also near Homs. According to unconfirmed sources, other sites targeted near Damascus included a military base in the Dimas area; and army depots in the eastern Qalamoun, where Iran and Hizballah have been building under ground facilities.  DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the strikes were evidently the first wave of the joint operation in Syria. Washington, London and Paris may now await Russian and Iranian responses before deciding on how to proceed next.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May issued her own statement confirming she had ordered airstrikes to punish the Syrian regime’s “cruel and abhorrent” behavior. She said the move was not about regime change or “intervening” in the civil war but stopping the “erosion of the international norm that prevents the use of these weapons.” French President Emmanuel Macron said: “We cannot tolerate the normalization of the use of chemical weapons.” Syrian state TV said the attack was being confronted by the pro-Damascus “anti-terror axis.”  The response from Tehran threatened “consequences” – both regional and international.

 

 

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70 thoughts on “US, France, Britain launch 100 cruise missiles on Syrian chemical weapons sites

  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 6:47 at 6:47
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    So we backed down. This is just saving face. It changes nothing at all.

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:03 at 7:03
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      as if you know jack

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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      Well, we spent over $200 million on this empty gesture.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 6:48 at 6:48
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    Thank God for America and Israel who are willing to stand up for good and justice. The poor of Syria who are in danger of being gassed by their own “president” should thank America and Israel.

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:06 at 7:06
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      “The poor of Syria who are in danger of being gassed by their own “president” should thank America and Israel.” WOW. No wonder the world hates Jews.

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      • Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:37 at 7:37
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        Nothing to do with “Jews”.

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        • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:19 at 8:19
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          Everything to do with Jews

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          • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:30 at 8:30
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            fuck you muslim pig

    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 12:19 at 12:19
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      You really in your honest opinion believe that bull about Chemical Attack and Even if it is true justify WW3 to kill millions or will it more babies do that Assad would kill his own babies.

      You guys are just impossible and moronic

      This shows what western values are to our children to lie in global stage

      The world is made up of children ruled by children running around like monkeys with nukes

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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      you must be joking

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:01 at 14:01
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      The poor people of Syria, your arrogance knows no bounds…….OPCW on route to INVESTIGATE the alleged chemical attack and the Jesuit/Zionist/Anglo Saxon axis of evil strikes……..your a joke around the world…..nobody believes you so you have to bomb first ask questions later…….

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      • Apr 14, 2018 @ 19:38 at 19:38
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        Believe me if we’re truly the trigger happy maniacs you accuse us of being, Damascus and Tehran would be a pile of rubble.

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        • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:20 at 16:20
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          According to Bible prophecy one day Damascus will be a ruinous heap. Get a Bible and check it out
          for yourself. God has and will always protect Israel.

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:01 at 15:01
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      You are joking, right?

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      • Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:31 at 10:31
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        stick to goats, jamal.

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      • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:12 at 16:12
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        You better listen to what God says in the Bible concerning Israel I will bless them that bless thee (Israel) and curse them that curse thee

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      • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:16 at 16:16
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        I hope you repent for that remark against Israel because one day you’ll answer to God for it. The Jews are God’s chosen race. One day very soon Jesus Christ will come again and rule and reign from his throne in
        Jerusalem. Jesus our righteous one.

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        • Apr 17, 2018 @ 5:55 at 5:55
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          Tribes of IsraeI
          Judea
          Benjamin
          Great Britain
          America
          France
          Dutch
          Denmark
          Iceland
          Sweden
          Finland
          Belguim
          Germany

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 7:24 at 7:24
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    Ok, one wave and that was it.No surprise here.Too little to late.Assad is once again the winner….

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:07 at 8:07
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    Why aren’t they targeting Assad?

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:23 at 8:23
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    The allies deserve a hiding. I hope the Russians retaliate big time. The americans are not self appointed world police

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:05 at 13:05
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      You are sick big time.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:24 at 8:24
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    Wow! That was about $100,000,000 fireworks show. Your tax dollars at work.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 8:26 at 8:26
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    Actually… It is the west targeting up tensions here. It is Syrian sovereign territory. – Since when was the UK France the world’s police? – If the UK, France, USA really wanted to help the people. They would send hospital and relief ships and conveys. Not more weapons causing destruction. – The west are acting like bullies here. – I don’t like Assad either. But the west is always causing more problems. – It’s just a matter of time before Russia makes there move… I think the Russians are actually the lesser evil in all this.

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:37 at 15:37
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      If Syria is “sovereign territory” then tell that to Iran-Hezbollah, Russia and Turkey. Tell that to ISIS and the Terrorstinian mercenaries who go there to help in the bloody war. Germany was also sovereign territory during WWII but when you start gassing your people and waging war with the world (Islamic jihad in the case of the entire Muslim world) then you leave yourself open to reprisals and to those defending themselves against these fanatical bloodthirsty beliefs.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 9:33 at 9:33
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    ahahahah !!!!!! where are the s400 where are the su57 ? Poor russia a tiger paper!!!!

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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    russia humiliated by US !!!!!!!

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    • Apr 16, 2018 @ 19:35 at 19:35
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      Caramba: yea, but don’t be a rookie (a “novichok” in russian) say – would’nt it be nice if Putin, Trump, Macron, Assad and other presidents have stuffed each other’s faces publicly , would it ?! … just do not say that I’m a bloodthirsty one

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 9:45 at 9:45
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    Assad and his eunuchs and the Ayatollah and associated scum, need to be dealt with as Stalin wanted to deal with Hitler. Stalin wanted to keep a naked Hitler in a steel cage and parade him around the USSR, so civilians could see the monster up close, spit on him, pee on him, and defecate on him. Hitler had seen the newsreels of Italians doing just that to Mussolini, and Hitler was freaked out, he mentioned that he was afraid of the Russians degrading him, if he was captured. Obviously it is more fun to humiliate a live dictator, than a dead one. So Hitler shot himself as the Soviets got close to his bunker and had his body cremated.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 10:57 at 10:57
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    None of the missiles got shot down? This generated a lot of noise from Russia but could be a a pre agreed package similar to last time.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 11:48 at 11:48
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    Comments which I just read, as simply childish and not constructive. Good image of a falling Western civilization and culture.

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    • Apr 15, 2018 @ 7:34 at 7:34
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      Still 1400 years ahead of pedophile worshipping inbred mohammadans.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 11:59 at 11:59
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    The Russians report that only about 30 missiles made through. Since the Syrian Air Force was hiding at Russian bases then what did this attack accomplish? Reconstruction of runways and control towers costs less than sailing US ships to Eastern Mediterranean plus the cost of the missiles. If this is the extent of the attack then its a Hollywood-like show.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 12:13 at 12:13
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    Fake jews and their favourite pastime…killing peasants.
    Guess which of the 10 Commandments they love to ignore which is evidence theyre no jews but zionists….

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    • Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:34 at 10:34
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      the only evidence here is that your mother was overly fond of the goats…

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:34 at 13:34
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    Russians were announced?LoL.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 13:43 at 13:43
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    LOL the majority of these missiles were shot down or jammed.

    What a waste of millions of dollars in US taxes….for what? Hitting abandoned facilities.

    Dumb Americunt macho bullshit. They also rushed into this before any evidence or investigation were done, which makes them look unhinged and doesn’t bode well for credibility. And their terrorists got kicked out of Damascus, plus they lost regime change LOL. What a shitshow.

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    • Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:36 at 10:36
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      13 isn’t quite the “majority” of 100.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:03 at 14:03
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    28 missiles hit their targets out of 101 ……lol…….what would Israel’s success rate be ? We will found out soon enough I am very sure of that…..

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:22 at 14:22
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    Syria managed to kill 70 percent of the Yanky “Hawks” with soviet-era anti-missiles?! That is better than any of the “protective layer shield” of Israel.

    Yeah. I think everyone got the “tough message” Trump sent…

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:24 at 14:24
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    Welcome to Hollywood, where everyrhing is a show

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:24 at 14:24
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    It is difficult to stop a madman supported by a mad Islamic Iranian regime and the opportunist Russian backers.

    If I were a Syrian youth I would probably hate everyone in the world about now – from the US whose Obama president allowed this horrific Muslim-onMuslim war to go on for years and encouraged its major criminal state participant, Iran, to become a nuclear power.

    The West plays by higher standards in war that heathens who rip the hearts and livers out of their victims and eat them on YouTube. It is impossible to stop bloodthirsty Islamists who have made several deals with the devil to stop their carnage and I doubt a few pin-prick attaks will disuade the savages who gas children.

    Let’s hope that this has a sobering effect on Russia but I doubt it – Pukin is a megalomaniac and his Islamist allies are in full-on Islamic conquest mode.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:31 at 14:31
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    This means USA, UK, France, Israel and Saudi Arabia have about 30 percent cjance of defeiting the Syrian Arab Army.

    What would that percentage if they had to fight Iran, Hezballah, Russia??

    You better pack and leave to save yourselves. Zio dreams are over. Fail

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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    The Targets were anounced 3 days ago! This was a wicked Hollywood show to entertain the masses.
    No substance here whatsoever

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:34 at 15:34
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      Please provide a reference for your assertion – it has zero substance if you aren’t backing it up.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:39 at 14:39
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    Trump, pull out our man from there. Let the jews fight their wars with their small dick fear.
    I voted for you because I thought you had the balls to drain the swamp out of zionist 5th column.
    Apparently your dick is small too (like your hands)

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:58 at 14:58
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      Clearly you are an Arab or Iranian as no one excuses the use of Chem Weapons. The evidence of Assad’s reapeated use of these weapons is indisputable. This latest killing of Civilians marks only the latest in a history of use which numbers dozens of times. Only a Arab, Turk, Paki, Iranian
      or Fakestinian would excuse this conduct because they are savages.

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      • Apr 14, 2018 @ 17:02 at 17:02
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        Israel used CWs against palestinians, just like KSA uses barrel bombs against Yemeni

        This is the benchmark

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:02 at 15:02
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      Ah one of the remaining few only fashioned Henry Ford admirers. Well the good thing is your kind are disappearing as the US is flooded with Latino hordes who may not be very sharp but they aren’t hateful.

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:19 at 15:19
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      Henry Ford the Antisemite: Your argument to stay out of another Muslim war is valid and open to discussion but your the additional hate for Jews expressed in your post makes you appear stupid and hateful.

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      • Apr 17, 2018 @ 6:03 at 6:03
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        Henry Ford didn’t read the Bible if he did, he would know he hated FAKE JEWS !

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    • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:32 at 16:32
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      Hey Permalink, Can’t you leave a comment without such profanity. Donald Trump has only been in office
      for a very short time now. He was given all troubles even before he came into office. He’s doing all he can.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:43 at 14:43
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    Lmao. This was such an embarrasing PR show!
    I guess USA, UK, France, Israel and KSA will be the laughinstock of the world for the next… 25 years!
    Lol.
    Pathetic small dick fear

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    • Apr 15, 2018 @ 10:41 at 10:41
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      what a strange signature!

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:52 at 14:52
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    How could this be more embarrassing and counterproductive?
    The 30 percent success hits will cost less to rebuid than the cost of the attack.
    Now everyone knows Soviet era Buks can shoot down Tomahawks.
    Assad is untouched and went to work this morning like nothing special occured.
    Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq and Hezballah will foment their alliance.
    Syrian people from all corners will love more Assad and hate more Israel and US.
    There is still the international fallout of all of this…
    And I would keep going, but I stop at this:

    I FEEL SHAME OF BEING A JEW! (THIS IS ZIONISM-POLITICAL-CRIMINALS)

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:59 at 14:59
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      No one needs your comments closet Jew. You are clearly a spineless douchebag

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    • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:38 at 15:38
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      Please provide a reference for the number of successfully targeted missiles – I believe you are regurgitating propoganda.

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 6:07 at 6:07
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      THIS IS ZIONISM-POLITICAL-CRIMINALS = FAKE JEWS from the Bible.

      Don’t call them jews when they are satan FAKES Jews

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 14:58 at 14:58
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    Russia-Iran-Syria are the most honest and innocent alliance. They stand for freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all their citizens. They never use propaganda. And I mean – NEVER.
    Reading the remarks above makes me sick as to the percentage of complete fools, haters and anti-Semites that surround us in this world.

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 15:28 at 15:28
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    So, Alex, are you joking when you say, Russia-Syria-Iran “stand for freedom, liberty and pursuit of happiness for all their citizens”? Then you end your post by saying that posters are, among other things, “antisemites”! “Honest” Iran denies the Holocaust and is developing nukes to wipe out Israel. Is that not genocidal antisemitsm or would you describe it, in your double-speak, as “the pursuit of happiness.”

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  • Apr 14, 2018 @ 16:45 at 16:45
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    Russian Commies said that all of the 220 missles, out of 110 launched, returend to the US ships, voluntarily. Kremlin Trolls added that this miracle was due to Amazing Communist Technology and Revolutionary Communist slogan: “Say one thing but do the opposite”. Putler and Rushists (Рашисты) confirmed that lie and propaganda work best in Commie contries.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:34 at 16:34
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    Go on youtube and will will see mobile phone footage – lots of it froms Syrian watching anti aircraft missiles being fired and hitting incoming targets and very time the Syrian air defence hit them there cheers and dancing from Syrians.
    And the Americans know they were downed.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 7:47 at 7:47
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    Looks like:

    Russians got yet another opportunity to practice shooting down older US missiles. Massive attack on Russia using the old US stockpiles would be rendered ineffective.

    Americans proved the old missiles are not good. Easy to justify now spending on new ones. At the same time, they “demonstrated” to those masses who don’t read in languages other than English that America still “got it”.

    Assad got convinced he is invulnerable under the Russian shield. Until someone decides to use more modern weapons on him that is.

    And on and on … everybody who was in on this seems to be happy.

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