Thursday, July 19, 2012

More questions about the Damascus silent "bombing"

From Akram, our correspondent in Syria:

"The (Syrian) source added that what happened yesterday was an undeniable security flaw. The flaw was in holding the meeting in a known place saying that only those (who have been declared hit) attended (the meeting of the crisis cell) and not more than ten of the security chiefs as has been circulated in the media (Arabic)

Let aside the "conspiracy theory", what is known about this story is much less of what really happened. The following are some points to be considered:

  • A meeting to discuss security issues but not attended by senior security chiefs (or, at least, by people representing the different security branches)??
  • Nobody heard the (silent?) explosion of an explosive charge of more than 100 pounds.
  • The state-run TV didn't display images of the crime scene as one might expect
  • This is the second attempt to attack the same group (an astronomical coincidence?). Contrary to the previous offense, groups that claimed responsibility for the attack haven't announced the names of the attendees."