Syrian New Year’s Celebration

Impressive New Year s Eve Celebrations In Syria 2016   YouTube

Thanks to Ronaldo for sending this one to us.

 

The video says this is a New Year’s Eve celebration in Syria. More importantly there is a considerable amount of anti-aircraft tracer rounds being fired out into the night sky. I wonder what happens to those rounds? We all know the potential problem of firing ammo into the air can possibly do damage when they come back down. But what about anti-aircraft tracers? Are they similar to standard tracers in that they have a special coating on the round? Do those rounds have the mass to do damage when they fall?

 



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  • Friend of Tibet

    wow, is it wrong to say it is beautiful?

  • Kyle

    Has there been a study on celebratory gunfire strike lethality in the middle east? Off to the Googles to see if this is another way that part of the world sucks.

  • USMC03Vet

    Correction, that was Detroit, Michigan.

    • mosinman

      not enough Hi-points to be Detroit

  • Don Ward

    Cuz tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 599…

  • Giolli Joker

    I wouldn’t have expected Syrians to be willing to celebrate with gunfire and explosions, nor the military to be so keen on wasting ammo.
    Regarding falling rounds, I see 2 options:
    -explosive rounds with self-destruct fuse;
    -firing direction carefully chosen to have impacts in not so friendly areas (although actually Damascus should have a fairly safe (state controlled) region around it).

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      The ammo was likely supplied by the US taxpayers to the “moderate” terrorists
      Just because it says Syria, doesn’t mean this was the Syrian Army.
      The Magic Mulatto likes to provide weapons and ammo to non-US Citizens in the name of Pax-Americana.

      • Giolli Joker

        Damascus is a safe area of Syria because it’s still firmly in Assad’s control.

      • ostiariusalpha

        All munitions were supplied by Uncle Pudding on Россия-Матушка’s dime, whether she can spare them or not.

  • maynardb

    I wonder how many revelers there got point-blanks shots to the back of the head…

    • Only the homosexual ones who didn’t get tossed off building.

      • Dan

        Yeah, Americans would never do something stupid like blame the women for being raped because of how they were dressed. And they definitely wouldn’t do that if they were Christians. Oh…wait. i can’t wait to keep all them Crazy Americans here.

        • When was the last time a U.S. state sanctioned the public stoning of a rape victim?

          • Dan

            And you assume all Syrians support that?

          • Why don’t you let some move in with you? NIMBY!

          • Dan

            Probably won’t let them move in with me but they are free to move in next door. I already am a minority where I live. People from other places and cultures don’t scare me.

          • 5 minutes with Google and you would have figured out that I’m married to an immigrant. So much for your theory there. These people have nothing to offer this country other that no skills, low education, and women giving birth to 8 or 9 kids who flood our school and drive up our school taxes.

          • Dan

            So these immigrants are much like most of the immigrants that ever set foot here? Maybe we could go wear camo and build a wall down south. You go ahead and keep masking your xenophobia.

        • mosinman

          when’s the last time a christian threw a homosexual off of a building or stoned them to death in the US?

          • Never

          • mosinman

            Exactly.

          • Dan

            I suggest you look at the statistics in America. We may not have thrown them off a building or stoned them, but beating, burning, stabbing and shooting them are ok?

          • mosinman

            Show me these occasions then. Even if they’re regularly attacked by other religious Americans it’s still illegal by our laws and by and large not acceptable in our collective eyes. In these countries like Saudi Arabia , the execution of homosexuals is legal and carried out by state

          • Dan

            Illegal or not it still happens. We are not importing their government here, thinking that the Average Syrian 100% supports what their Government/ religion says is kinda stupid. Do you support all U.S. laws? All Christian doctrine? This notion that they are worse than people we have here is just retarded. I’m more concerned with a white kid with fragile feelings picking up daddys don’t tread on me edition AR and mowing down classmates.
            How far back you want stats? You all are afraid of the boogeyman. If you aren’t paranoid about Uncle Sam taking your guns, you’re worried about Anti American Refugees coming over here blowing up your starbucks and raping women. I am actually shocked any of you are standing up for gays. Maybe because it fits your Anti Muslim narrative.

          • mosinman

            afraid no. aware? yes.
            European countries are already experiencing various problems with all the refugees they’re importing of course not every refugee is a problem, but even a minority of them being troublemakers is quite a significant number.
            you are correct that we’re not importing their governments but we are importing their beliefs , religion and culture, which often clash with what we deem acceptable. of course you come here and accuse “us” of painting everyone with the same brush yet you ironically do the exact same thing.

          • Dan

            Thank you for actually making a valid argument rather than, “just because their muslim” i don’t want 100,000 refugees just dumped here regardless of where they come from. You don’t make them American by plopping a group down and saying “here ya go play nice” I will not fall into the belief these are terrorist/rapists in hiding though.

          • mosinman

            i agree i don’t think we should be receiving them. i do believe the majority are normal people but i do know that there has to be radicals and rapists in that group of 100k

        • Tom

          There is a massive difference between Police/Prosecutors/Defense Attorneys asking women what they were wearing to establish the facts of the case than blaming women because of what they were wearing or not. To try and establish what happened is not a value judgment.

          Yes every now and then someone in the west does come out and say some unfortunate things about the clothing of women who alleged they have been raped. But its very rare unlike in other parts of the world were rape is pretty much endemic.

          • ostiariusalpha

            I’ve heard Bill Cosby say things to that effect. Makes you think a little about the kind of person that would spout such garbage.

          • Dan

            Rape is rare in America? I mean I get it, don’t diss Merica when we want to assume all refugees coming over will have suicide vests strapped to the chests and d!ck in hand ready to rape and destroy us.

        • No but it’s a persistent old rumor decades old.

        • jcitizen

          /s

      • RICH

        There has already been several thousand of them ‘snuck’ into our country by the present ‘Administration’. Check out “UPS bringin refugees into America under the cover of darkness,” on you tube ! ! The ‘GOVT’ has been bringing refugees into America for the last 5 years on UPS jet cargo planes ! ! They fly into a few airports under the cover of darkness, are off loaded onto several busses and transported to ‘sanctuary’ citys. ! ! This has been going on for over five years…… and the POTUS wants to ‘publicly’ bring another 10,000 refugees to America….. WTF ? ? ?

      • Giolli Joker

        Nope. Those are Assad controlled areas where religion is not that powerful… pre-revolution Syrian was a fairly open country with non strictly religious government and frequently visited by Western foreigners.
        Post-revolution Syria, if any of the anti-government wins will be an Islamic state governed by religious law… depending on the winning group it will be more or less friendly to the West.

  • Ed

    More Arabs shooting into the air. They just cant realize what comes up must go down!!

    • Tom

      And to think Peter Griffin thinks its Christians who do not believe in gravity.

      • Zugunder

        What is gravity tho?

    • mosinman

      Allah guides the rounds onto the faithless

  • Simcha M.

    From 1986-1988 I lived on Kibbutz Manara, on the Lesbian, er, um, “Lebanese” border and watching this light show go on across the border on New Year’s was way better than the fireworks show at Disneyland I watched as a kid!

    I didn’t wonder where the rounds landed, I just wished that they’d land on a terrorist……..

    • RICH

      Wow….. I love Lesbians ! Sounds like a great place to live.

      • Simcha M.

        Interestingly enough, Manara isn’t all that different from where I now live in Prescott, Arizona! Yes, it is beautiful and a gun-lover’s mecca. Sorry, bad choice of words, there.

        • RICH

          No Simcha, it was a fine choice of words ! lol. I loved it .

  • Bill

    Every big city hospital in the US sees a couple injuries each New Year’s from falling rounds.

  • RICH

    In 2012 I found a 9mm bullet stuck half way through the center of the hood on my year old Chevy Suburban ! ! I was quite pissed and had to ‘resolve’ the issue with the IDIOT that lived a street behind me ! ! I guarantee it will not happen again ! ! ! : )

  • Dan

    Yes you are, we play darts every saturday

  • Dan

    Take over and destroy the country? Dang that sounds scary.

  • Evan

    One time I was on post in Iraq, and the entire city of Fallujah erupted in gunfire like nothing I’d ever heard or seen. We were told over the radio not to worry, it was just that the Iraqi soccer team had won a game and the locals were celebrating. Savages.

  • jcitizen

    Shock and awe! HA!