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(Wired)   Syria is launching seamines at ground targets. The article gives no explanation how but I assume trebuchet?   (wired.com) divider line 78
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2012-12-13 12:55:09 PM
And now to our on-the-scene reporter...

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"No parachutes yet... Those can't be skydivers..."
 
2012-12-13 12:59:56 PM

wildcardjack: dittybopper: WTP 2: next up ROADFLARES

Well, duh. First you drop the high explosives, then the incendiaries. That's how you get a firestorm.

Except the cities are built from brick and stone, nothing to burn.


NAPALM STICKS TO LITTLE CHILDREN
Words: Anonymous
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Napalm sticks to little children
all the little children of the world
be they yellow, black or white
glowing brightly in the night
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/yes I already have my window seat, thanks
 
2012-12-13 01:01:15 PM
Apparently, Charlie don't surf...
 
2012-12-13 01:02:00 PM

wildcardjack: dittybopper: WTP 2: next up ROADFLARES

Well, duh. First you drop the high explosives, then the incendiaries. That's how you get a firestorm.

Except the cities are built from brick and stone, nothing to burn.


What, you mean like this:

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2012-12-13 01:02:51 PM
Seems like he's getting pretty desperate. Unless one of his inner circle puts a bullet in him to save their own ass, I have a feeling he'll use his chemical weapons before he loses control of them. :-(
 
2012-12-13 01:03:53 PM
Sea mines seem highly impractical. If they're really doing that, the cupboard must be close to bare.
 
2012-12-13 01:04:32 PM
What, you mean like this:


Those buildings all had wooden joinsts and flooring.

Arabs don't do that. It's cinder blocks, concrete flooring, and marble chip tiles. If you want an Arab neighborhood to go flat, you need boom. Lots of boom. Sizzle ain't gonna cut it.
 
2012-12-13 01:06:47 PM
what would add to the amusement is if they were dropping magnetic or acoustic mines

i assume that these are air dropped mines, though
 
2012-12-13 01:08:56 PM
It was trebuchet. Floating arm type. We received a call earlier this week and one of my kids is now Secretary of War for Bashar Assad. He has also brought 6 unused bricks of firecrackers to the table. The opposition should think twice.

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2012-12-13 01:11:10 PM
dittybopper: wildcardjack: dittybopper: WTP 2: next up ROADFLARES

Well, duh. First you drop the high explosives, then the incendiaries. That's how you get a firestorm.

Except the cities are built from brick and stone, nothing to burn.

What, you mean like this:

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Germany dropping naval mines on London were a specified element of Churchill's rationale for widespread terror bombing in retaliation.
 
2012-12-13 01:13:29 PM
Some kind of Rube Goldberg device...
 
2012-12-13 01:17:12 PM
Iran is going to be pissed that Syria is wasting all their sea mines on ground targets. Those mines were meant for the Mediterranean, which the Syrian Navy was apparently supposed to turn into an Iranian lake. Also somewhere in there Iran was going to invade and conquer Iraq, the country in between, I guess. The details are a bit hazy because you fools failed to elect Mitt Romney so that he could explain it all.*

* "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea." --GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Monday, Oct 22, 2012.
 
2012-12-13 01:20:11 PM
Well, Subby... the article says that they're shoving them out of airplanes, but if I were him and had a trebuchet, I'd definately use that instead.
 
2012-12-13 01:23:10 PM

MadMattressMack: I'm on it.

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That was close!


Damn, 84 seconds? Check out the big brain on MadMattressMack! You one smart motherfarker.
 
2012-12-13 01:36:28 PM

ocschwar: What, you mean like this:


Those buildings all had wooden joinsts and flooring.

Arabs don't do that. It's cinder blocks, concrete flooring, and marble chip tiles. If you want an Arab neighborhood to go flat, you need boom. Lots of boom. Sizzle ain't gonna cut it.


It wasn't just that: The very asphalt, and everything else that could possibly burn, burnt. I just took a look at Damascus on Google Earth. Seems like there is plenty of fuel for a firestorm.

Besides which, you know I was making a joking remark about a joking post, right?
 
2012-12-13 01:55:44 PM

ElLoco: but if I were him and had a trebuchet, I'd definately use that instead.


What kind of cheap-ass tinpot dictator doesn't have a trebuchet?
 
2012-12-13 02:14:06 PM

Fail in Human Form: Seems like he's getting pretty desperate. Unless one of his inner circle puts a bullet in him to save their own ass, I have a feeling he'll use his chemical weapons before he loses control of them. :-(


Where is Jamie Lannister when you need him...
 
2012-12-13 02:22:01 PM
Besides which, you know I was making a joking remark about a joking post, right?


My bad
 
2012-12-13 04:42:04 PM
After nearly 2 years of fighting and limited arms coming in chances are he's running low on munitions they can't manufacture in country. There isn't much difference between a barrel bomb, sea mine or the latest JDAM. High explosive in a metal shell, sure some are pretty to look at and bulls eye a wamp rat others were thrown together in some shed but if one falls through your roof they are pretty much the same.
 
2012-12-13 04:44:08 PM
Shooting Scuds is another sign of desperation. The Scud is almost completely useless as a battlefield weapon; it's strictly a terror weapon for use against dense civilian populations.
 
2012-12-13 05:21:41 PM

WordsnCollision: And now to our on-the-scene reporter...



"No parachutes yet... Those can't be skydivers..."


Les Nessman?
 
2012-12-13 05:26:11 PM
When they run out of mines they can start dropping old ford Pintos out of the junkyard
 
2012-12-13 07:03:53 PM
Wait, I thought a trebuchet is what Chinese use to beat Christians?
 
2012-12-13 08:43:27 PM

Lt_Ryan: After nearly 2 years of fighting and limited arms coming in chances are he's running low on munitions they can't manufacture in country. There isn't much difference between a barrel bomb, sea mine or the latest JDAM. High explosive in a metal shell, sure some are pretty to look at and bulls eye a wamp rat others were thrown together in some shed but if one falls through your roof they are pretty much the same.


This. Dictators like Assad buy their ammo in bulk and don't make much more than small arms in country,- big stuff can be made by people you don't want using it.
 
2012-12-14 02:06:42 AM
 
2012-12-14 05:50:32 AM

Brokken Frepz: WordsnCollision: And now to our on-the-scene reporter...



"No parachutes yet... Those can't be skydivers..."

Les Nessman?


As Allah (pbuh) is my witness, I thought sea mines could fly.
 
2012-12-14 11:37:09 AM

zamboni: As Allah (pbuh) is my witness, I thought sea mines could fly.


I haven't heard the pbuh in years. During the first gulf war all we could get in our tents on radio and TV was cut to hell. It was all American shows or radio programs yet so ripped out it made you think you had nodded off and missed it. They didn't allow us to put up antennas so I made one out of a chair on a long pole so they thought it was a joke. Life Goes On usually was cut to about 10 minutes. You couldn't even follow Buggs Bunny because all the good stuff was cut. But all the commercials were the lesson. And then the prophet Shmidlap (peace be upon him) said to the people. Wipe well, wipe often. It is now time for the blah blah prayer in the blah blah area. Huuuuuummmmmmm WaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAwwwwwwAAAAAAAA.
 
2012-12-14 03:42:57 PM
FTFA: "Assad's aircraft are dropping naval mines as if they're bombs - except without any kind of guidance system or even tail fin that guides a bomb to its intended target, indicating that accuracy isn't exactly a big concern for Assad. But the Scuds, incendiaries and mines might simply reinforce that Assad is an inventive killer who doesn't mind using the munitions he's got to eliminate his foes."
 
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