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   Syria is launching seamines at ground targets. The article gives no explanation how but I assume trebuchet?

13 Dec 2012 12:00 PM   |   5830 clicks   |   Wired
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Because People in power are Stupid    [TotalFark]  
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That's some hardcore street ball. Hoops anyone?

13 Dec 2012 12:00 PM
Cormee     
Comic sans is far easier

13 Dec 2012 12:01 PM
MadMattressMack     
I'm on it.

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That was close!

13 Dec 2012 12:03 PM
ocschwar     
Probably just dropping out the back of a plane.

13 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
rebelyell2006     
On the one hand, that seems stupid. I wonder if he is doing this because he expects defeat, and by using up his military resources he will bankrupt the rebels when they have to rebuild the Syrian stockpiles?

13 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
SirDigbyChickenCaesar     
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Minelayers subby, duh

13 Dec 2012 12:05 PM
Silverstaff     
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The British have been aware of this tactic for years.

13 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
MFAWG    [TotalFark]  

rebelyell2006: On the one hand, that seems stupid. I wonder if he is doing this because he expects defeat, and by using up his military resources he will bankrupt the rebels when they have to rebuild the Syrian stockpiles?


I'm guessing he has limited access to his military hardware.

13 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
No Time To Explain     
"JERRY, WE'RE OUTTA BOMBS"

"WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT?"

"MINES... WAIT, SEA MINES"

"EH, GOOD ENOUGH, LOAD 'EM IN"

/capslock mine

13 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
BiffDangler     
I don't know subby, do you assume Trebuchets? Why are you asking us?

13 Dec 2012 12:07 PM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Was the sea mine deactivated?

/ can't be obscure

13 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  
Between this and the use of the "Not particularly useful against an insurgency" scud missiles I have to assume what's going on at Syrain army HQ is something along the lines of:
"Fark, the Russians won't re-supply us and the rebels are gaining ground, go look in the back and see what we've got left to fight them with"
"Well I found these old sea mines and a bock of c-rations"
"Fine, use the mines, I kinda like the canned peaches in the c-rats"

13 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
SnarfVader     
That's nothing. I launched a few million seamines earlier today while surfing porn.

13 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
WTF Indeed    [TotalFark]  
At this rate, the Syrian army won't be overrun by the rebels they'll jut run out of bullets to shoot at them with.

13 Dec 2012 12:08 PM
hdhale     

rebelyell2006: On the one hand, that seems stupid. I wonder if he is doing this because he expects defeat, and by using up his military resources he will bankrupt the rebels when they have to rebuild the Syrian stockpiles?


Attacks by invading rebel fleets are the least of his worries. The sea mines are therefore useless unless they can be repurposed. Looks like he found a purpose.

13 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
cgraves67     
He's dropping them from planes.

I wonder if this means he's running out of conventional bombs, maybe the quartermaster f*cked up, or that they're just crazy like that.

13 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  

Silverstaff: The British have been aware of this tactic for years.


*Shakes tiny fist*

/ well done

13 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
WordsnCollision     

No Time To Explain: "JERRY, WE'RE OUTTA BOMBS"

"WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT?"

"MINES... WAIT, SEA MINES"

"EH, GOOD ENOUGH, LOAD 'EM IN"

/capslock mine


And when they run out, bovines.

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13 Dec 2012 12:09 PM
Abuse Liability     
Desperation is a stinky cologne

13 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
Skywolf Philosopher     
Sounds like something Captain Kirk would do.

13 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
darth_badger     
I'd load a plane full of anvils and drop them out for poops and snickers.

13 Dec 2012 12:10 PM
Marine1     

Abuse Liability: Desperation is a stinky cologne


We're this close to a bigger budget.

13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
ITGreen    [TotalFark]  

WordsnCollision: No Time To Explain: "JERRY, WE'RE OUTTA BOMBS"

"WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT?"

"MINES... WAIT, SEA MINES"

"EH, GOOD ENOUGH, LOAD 'EM IN"

/capslock mine

And when they run out, bovines.

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Yep, that's what I came for.

13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
nmemkha     
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13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
Skywolf Philosopher     
To clarify: No plasma torpedoes, out of phaser power, still have a tractor beam, Klingon enemy ship attacking, outside the box solution? Obviously: Reverse the tractor beam and load the cargo of seamines.

13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
WillyChase     
No rebel pool will be safe until the war is over

13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
Abuse Liability     
Forgot to add this
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13 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
Millennium     
Filing this away under "ideas for next year's Punkin Chunkin"...

13 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
No Time To Explain     

WordsnCollision: No Time To Explain: "JERRY, WE'RE OUTTA BOMBS"

"WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT?"

"MINES... WAIT, SEA MINES"

"EH, GOOD ENOUGH, LOAD 'EM IN"

/capslock mine

And when they run out, bovines.


Why did I forget about this?

/well done

13 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
Bendal     
Subby has reading comprehension problems; the article clearly says Syrian forces are dropping unguided naval mines on the rebels from his planes.

Along with incendiary cluster bombs, normal bombs, and firing Scud missiles (so far the HE version, not poison gas types) at them as well.

13 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
WTP 2     
next up ROADFLARES

13 Dec 2012 12:15 PM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

WTP 2: next up ROADFLARES


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

13 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
PunGent     
Interestingly, US aircraft dropped depth charges on land gun positions during the N.African landings...turns out they worked just fine.

This IS probably more of a desperation move by Syria, of course.

13 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
How did they grind the targets?

13 Dec 2012 12:21 PM
Jubeebee     

cgraves67: He's dropping them from planes.

I wonder if this means he's running out of conventional bombs, maybe the quartermaster f*cked up, or that they're just crazy like that.


I would bet that Russia's "existing military supply contracts" have recently ran into a previously unknown expiration clause that seems to exist in all of Russia's copies of the contracts, and all of Syria's copies have been somehow lost and/or burned in freak electrical fires.

Without a steady supply of new munitions, and with the rebels continuing to raid military bases and steal all of their stuff, Assad is running out of weapons. And without Russian support, he knows he's farked because the rebels are being supplied by the Sauds and Qataris.

13 Dec 2012 12:25 PM
davidphogan     

cgraves67: He's dropping them from planes.

I wonder if this means he's running out of conventional bombs, maybe the quartermaster f*cked up, or that they're just crazy like that.


It seems like a safe bet that he's probably starting to run out of traditional options.

13 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
TwoBeersOneCan     
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"Mines? You have sea mines on land?"

"Yep, we call them land sea mines."

13 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
cgraves67     
I bet their was a SNAFU when they ordered them. They wanted 500 50# land mines and they got 50 500# sea mines. And Russia has a steep reshelving fee, sooo...

13 Dec 2012 12:26 PM
AngryJailhouseFistfark     
Explodey is explodey. It doesn't matter what the purpose on the original purchase order. It's just a matter of McGuyvering the thing to blow up when and where you want.



Fetchez la Vache!

13 Dec 2012 12:27 PM
Maud Dib     

WTF Indeed: At this rate, the Syrian army won't be overrun by the rebels they'll jut run out of bullets to shoot at them with.


They'll have to resort to harsh language.

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13 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
mongbiohazard     
They were talking about this on NPR yesterday. The Syrian military is dropping them, along with improvised bombs, out of helicopters and cargo planes.

13 Dec 2012 12:29 PM
beefoe     

No Time To Explain: WordsnCollision: No Time To Explain: "JERRY, WE'RE OUTTA BOMBS"

"WHAT DO WE HAVE LEFT?"

"MINES... WAIT, SEA MINES"

"EH, GOOD ENOUGH, LOAD 'EM IN"

/capslock mine

And when they run out, bovines.

Why did I forget about this?

/well done


Fetchez la vache!!

13 Dec 2012 12:32 PM
DownDaRiver     
Is seamines one word?

Cause I read that as 'see-min-es' and was really confused

But then again, I am dixlezic, or potato, or something

13 Dec 2012 12:33 PM
Fish in a Barrel     

Skywolf Philosopher: Sounds like something Captain Kirk would do.


A different starship captain actually did do it (basically).

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13 Dec 2012 12:35 PM
rebelyell2006     

davidphogan: cgraves67: He's dropping them from planes.

I wonder if this means he's running out of conventional bombs, maybe the quartermaster f*cked up, or that they're just crazy like that.

It seems like a safe bet that he's probably starting to run out of traditional options.


On the other hand, attach a parachute to it and the sea mine will detonate when it hits the ground, sending shrapnel everywhere instead of creating a crater. Pretty nontraditional.

13 Dec 2012 12:38 PM
Devolving_Spud     
I'm getting a kick out of the headline because I'm cleaning my keyboard of all the dried on.... oh....seamines

nevermind.

13 Dec 2012 12:49 PM
hdhale     

Skywolf Philosopher: To clarify: No plasma torpedoes, out of phaser power, still have a tractor beam, Klingon enemy ship attacking, outside the box solution? Obviously: Reverse the tractor beam and load the cargo of seamines.


Or as Kirk actually did once, anti-matter bomb. Yes, the big, bad monster blew up reeeeaaallll good.

13 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
Bondith     

rebelyell2006: davidphogan: cgraves67: He's dropping them from planes.

I wonder if this means he's running out of conventional bombs, maybe the quartermaster f*cked up, or that they're just crazy like that.

It seems like a safe bet that he's probably starting to run out of traditional options.

On the other hand, attach a parachute to it and the sea mine will detonate when it hits the ground, sending shrapnel everywhere instead of creating a crater. Pretty nontraditional.


"Hey, there's a mine bailing out of that helicopter."

13 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
wildcardjack    [TotalFark]  

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.

13 Dec 2012 12:53 PM
Famous Thamas     

Devolving_Spud: I'm getting a kick out of the headline because I'm cleaning my keyboard of all the dried on.... oh....seamines

nevermind.


You've got some pretty bad aim if you soak your keyboard. Either that or you removed some keys and go at it American Pie style.

13 Dec 2012 12:55 PM
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