June 27th, 2012
10:51 AM ET

TV station in Syria bombed; report finds growing 'contours of an insurrection'

Bombers killed at least seven people at a pro-regime Syrian satellite channel Wednesday, the government said, as world diplomats were making another try at ending the violence raging across the country.

"Terrorists planted explosive devices" in the headquarters of al-Ikhbaria, located near Damascus, killing three journalists and four security guards, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported. The attackers also ransacked and destroyed studios, the news outlet said.

"The massacre won't go unpunished," Information Minister Amre al-Zoubi said.

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  1. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    "CIA funneling arms to rebels thru Turkey' NY Times report (as if no one was aware).
    Saudi Arabia joining in.
    Russia still standing behind the regime
    Turkey threatening military action over downed plane.
    The people, who?

    June 27, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Why does this particular news not amaze me with it's shock and awe value any longer ?

    June 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Middle East already in the grip of a cycle of violence, death & destruction, thanks to "Humanitarian" wars, lust for power & greed is to erupt with consequences of unknowable dimensions. Horrific of course.

    "We will wait for West-Iran talks (designed to fail) to end before attacking Iran-Israel"
    "Iran wants to be attacked" (lol) -Clinton.
    US increases war ships in the Gulf .
    Israel-US to carry out biggest joint military exercises in history.
    Glad tidings for Americans flush with money, economic boom, prosperity and enviable future.
    Glad tidings for the world where there is plenty of food, water, no disease, no illiteracy and plenty of sunshine of love , harmony to go around.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Mornin'@bobcat.
    Lets have a good one, I'm feeling kind of sad. Wish I was like my good fellow Americans who go about their business with narry a care about what goes on. Forgive me , maybe that was a tad out of line.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      @ saywhat

      I understand how the continuance of these problems may weigh heavily on you. Take a step back and look at the big picture. Nothing is going to change what is going on, because mankind has got enough sense to do so. The greed associated with this has always been so and it's we the little people that will always be getting the short end of the stick.
      My philosphy is "what the hell", if it's going to happen there is nothing you nor I or anyone can do about it. I know we like to think we can, but it's all folly. Just take each day as it comes and try concern yourself with you and yours first. The rest will take care of itself one way or the other.

      June 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Grandma and Grandpa were visiting the kids overnight, when Grandpa found a bottle of Viagra in his son's medicine cabinet. He asked the son about using one of the pills, and the son said, "I don't think you should take one; they're very strong and very expensive."

    "How much?", asked Grandpa.

    "$10.00 a pill", answered the son.

    "I don't care", said Grandpa, "I'd like to try one, and I'll leave the money under your pillow as soon as I break this $50.00 bill."

    The next morning the son found $110.00 under his pillow. He said to Grandpa, "I told you each pill was $10.00, not $110.00."

    "I know," said Grandpa, "The extra $100.00 is from Grandma."

    June 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Granny woke up wearing a smile and nothing else.....

      June 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HIDE BEHIND

    Ever been on a two lane country road and had to follow a vehicle whose driver was just puttering along oblivious to fact he was holding up a long line of vehicles whose drivers had a need to hurredly get to, then
    sometimes you have to honk your horn andflash your lights to get their attention.nd then pass them by crossing aline.

    June 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    saywhat:
    Please don't let the world's woes sadden you; it is what it is.
    Be concerned, yes; empathize with what's going on; yes.
    Let it consume you: no.
    The world will never be perfect; perfection is an overrated commodity, anyway.
    Cheer up, dear man; there is much beauty all aound us.

    June 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      @ banasy©

      Good afternoon to you. I like what you said, and you are correct about the beauty around us. A whole lot of that beauty exists of in the form of our friendships on these blogs.
      Like everyone, I stay up to date with the happenings, but choose to deal with what I can control.

      June 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      @bc(iah)©:
      Why thank you, dear heart.
      I agree totally with you!

      June 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. @bobcat

    "Friendships," you have to be joking. There is no beauty there.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @@bobcat
    I guess that would depend on the individual on wether one sees beauty in a friendship.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @bobcat

      Of course there is beauty in friendships. How can you think that all of these bloggers are friends? You know better!!!!

      June 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)¬©

      @ @bobcat

      I never said that "all" these bloggers are friends. That would make me quite naive, now wouldn't it ? Believe me, I am in way naive.
      All I said was there those of us here that do value the friendships we have formed on these blogs

      June 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A husband and wife stepped up to view the body of his mother-in-law. As he began to cry, his wife punched him and said: Why are you crying, you never liked my mother anyway. I know he replied, I thought I saw her move!

    June 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Groaner for the day, dear heart?

      June 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Lol, The guy just couldn't keep it together long enough, could he... had to get one last 'jab' in. hello Katman

      June 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    To: @bobcat:
    I am so sorry you have no friends here.
    Disparage not who you do not know.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • @banasy

      Oh that's right banasy, you think you know it all.

      June 27, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yawn.
      If you say so.

      June 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lmao @ banasy, its the motley crew again! One must be worthy of friends to have them, eh! And if you treat ppl like crap then dont be so surprised that you have no friends. And yea Mary, we know its you, your distinct writing style gives you away.

    June 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    In the words of our dear departed friend, leeintulsa:

    "I'm calling all you people out. You people that use a topic or @user as a user name instead of some identifiable monicker. Stand up and be counted. Or seck it."

    I miss him so.

    June 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. HIDE BEHIND

    Well a tv station gets bombed, the rebels must of learned that one from U S, there is no more viable target for US firepower than a broadcast studio.
    We got em in the Balkans, Somalia! Latin America and we especially love those al'Jazeera targets.
    Just for the heck of it in the Balkans we even got a Chinese embassy that was broadcasting news of US actions back to their home.
    We only like our media people to be in bed, no its both, in bed and embedded.

    June 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |