Syrian television video of alleged Israeli air strikeHere's video from Syrian television of Sunday night's alleged Israeli air strike on areas around Damascus (the only part that's 'alleged' is that Israel did it - the government isn't commenting).
Let's go to the videotape.
The London-based pan-Arab Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper reported on Monday that the two sites that were struck last night were storing weapons for Hezbullah, including Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.
The opposition-affiliated Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the targets were being used for military purposes.
"Both were military sites, and weapons were being stored there," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
The London-based pan-Arab Al-Quds Al-Arabi paper seemed to confirm those claims Monday, with a report citing unnamed Syrian officials claiming Dimas airbase contained recently-delivered, Russian-made air-defense missile systems - an apparent allusion to the S300 system.
But media outlets close to Hezbollah sought to play down the importance of the sites struck.That's a load of nonsense. Damascus International Airport has been used as a terrorist transit point for years.
The Lebanon-based Al-Akhbar claimed that a total of eight "Israeli aircraft" were involved in the strike, but while admitting that the Dimas airbase was a "military hangar," it said the second target hit - Damascus International Airport - was merely a site for loading and unloading civilian cargo.
Anyone think we didn't do it? Heh.