Massive Explosion in Syria

skeptoid's picture

Breaking video of the huge explosion at 46 Brigade Hama Syria,reports says that Israeli did it.

I will update as I find better vids. Right now it's being reported that the explosion was recorded at 2.6 on the richter scale. I'm seeing claims on YouTube and elsewhere that this was a tactical nuke, but I'd be surprised if that were the case. The longer vid below shows some of the aftermath. UPDATE: Found a better video with sound - looks more like an ammo dump explosion.

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eh's picture

Assad is using nuclear weapons. Attack!

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Trevicahn's picture

Even the smallest Tactical Nuclear weapons have yields similar to the bomb used on Hiroshima. So I'm thinking not. Looks like an ammo dump based on all the hot shrapnel flying every where.  Plus if a 3rd world leader had some nuclear weapons they sure wouldn't use it on something stupid like that. 

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danmanjones's picture

Looks to have been an Israeli air strike

...targeted the Syrian army base, home to the 47th Brigade, near the city of Salhab, west of Hama, where Iranian forces are also stationed...rockets also hit Syrian government bases in the region surrounding Nairab military airport"

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/syria/explosions-reported-in-as...

 

Iranian cargo transports arrived there yesterday:

Translation: 

Only yesterday, Iranian IL-76 transport planes were seen taking off from Tehran and landing in Syria. 
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eh's picture

Timing is everything.

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danmanjones's picture

Which is why Pompeo visiting Riyadh & Likud HQ on his first day on the job is telling. It seems the tail is wagging the dog.

Fun fact: Pompeo has only been involved in politics since 2010.

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bronobo's picture

looks like Israel killed a bunch of Iranians. probably nothing will come of it, they've been bombing and assassinating Iranians for decades.

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