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2012-12-12 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Fires Scud Missiles at Insurgents, U.S. Says
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Posted by Fred 2012-12-12 15:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10803 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Syria 

#1 I guess that Pencil Neck believes in the axiom, launch em if you got em.......Place is insane. US does not belong there......
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-12-12 15:58||   2012-12-12 15:58|| Front Page Top

#2 According to Wikipedia, the Scud has an accuracy (CEP) of betwee 50 and 700 meters. So it is useful for hitting area targets like airfields and military bases. (Or civilian areas)

Pretty useless for hitting tanks, except by luck.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-12-12 16:01||   2012-12-12 16:01|| Front Page Top

#3 SCUDS are pretty much a fire in the general direction and pray to Allan it hits something. Hell, the Iraqis would miss Tel Aviv on a regular basis with those things during GWI.

So pencilneck launching these things at the rebels is the equivalent of the kid jumping out of the bathroom in Pulp Fictions, firing a hand cannon and yelling "DIE MOTHERFUCKERS!!!". Except the targets are in another room.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-12 16:37||   2012-12-12 16:37|| Front Page Top

#4 He is getting to the point where he has to use them or lose them to the enemy. We will see a bunch of crazy stuff unloaded over the next couple weeks.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em boys.
Posted by rammer 2012-12-12 17:47||   2012-12-12 17:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Frankly, SCUD have a CEP that is only 40 or 50 percent smaller than range. It's sorta like the 10 day hurricane bubble.

Posted by Shipman 2012-12-12 17:52||   2012-12-12 17:52|| Front Page Top

#6 We used to have an artillery piece that fired tactical nuke shells. Range and blast radius were pretty much the same, IIRC. Don't think it ever got much use.
Posted by SteveS 2012-12-12 18:28||   2012-12-12 18:28|| Front Page Top

#7 And when Scud units fall to the rebels? Wonder what happens then?

They make Scud IEDs?
Posted by Water Modem 2012-12-12 18:36||   2012-12-12 18:36|| Front Page Top

#8 And the USA makes three ...

In summary,

- JAPAN didn't shootdown the DPRK's rocket.
- The ROK = SOKOR didn't shootdown the DPRK's rocket.
- At last check, the MSM-Net says there are 17 USN ships off Syria includ the USS "Dwight E. Eisenhower" CVBG, none of whom apparently shot down this alleged SCUD(S) fired by Baby Assad.

It'll be 9-0 iff Repors that Baby Assad's Boyz fired up to SIX SCUDS are true.

DRUDGE repors that North Korea's alleged satellite is seemingly having trouble + is starting to tumble out of orbit, but thats beside the point.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-12 19:19||   2012-12-12 19:19|| Front Page Top

#9 The Atomic Cannon SteveS
Posted by Skidmark 2012-12-12 21:19||   2012-12-12 21:19|| Front Page Top

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