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The "Iraq" Thread
« on: March 19, 2003, 11:05 PM »
Well, the war in Iraq has begun, apparently, as a Surgical Strike occured about an hour and a half ago. I've heard that there was an Air-to-Ground attack on the "Leadership of Iraq", via Stealth Bomber.
This could mean many things, but I'm assuming that there was an attack on the acting Generals and Saddam's Lieutenants. My dad thinks that this was an attack on Saddam's palace, a direct thrust at him from the get-go... Thoughts on this, and the war in general?

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2003, 12:10 AM »
Man I hope they got that Bastard...it would make the whole thing much more palatable...if not it might be a long couple of weeks being on edge

The thing I am most scared of is another terrorist strike here.  We are tons more prepared but something biological could sweep the Globe in no time...

Me and my buddies always said if there were ever a nuclear attack that we would drive to ground zero and be the first to go because who would want to survive and then now that the end was near.  I think the same goes for a biological attack, give me a needle full of the stuff so I can go quick...

I realize that is morbid but for some reason I never have really shaken this lifelong fear of the human race being wiped out by war...maybe I need some counseling   :-\

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2003, 12:17 AM »
Well, as my girlfriend was saying, we are pretty strategically placed, (bodies of water/air control).
When you have that, and all your military expertise, i.e.
anti aircraft, Coast Guard, marines, etc, I think we have all our bases covered.

Of course, that doesn't help us for the enemies on the inside.

Anyway, something else I found interesting is that at the same time we're bombing Iraq, there have been squads of 1,000 soldiers raiding villages, doing random searches for Osama bin Laden, but of course, not in Iraq.

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2003, 01:59 PM »
How cool would that have been if we took out Saddam in that initial strike, and the rest of the Iraqis threw in the towel as a result?  A 2 hour war, and we head off to North Korea for round 3...   ;)

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2003, 02:57 PM »
While wish it didn't have to come to war, I would hope the efforts to capture/detain/kill sadam are succesful so as to not waste the efforts of our military. Then we must help iraq rebuild itself but we must take into account what the citizens want. It's not our country and we can't force our views on them, eventhough we're forcing our mility on them.
I just hope it ends soon and that no unnecesary casualties result from it. ???
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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2003, 04:03 PM »
Very true CloneF37JD82GW295 (sorry, that name confuses the hell outta me! ;))

What I'm trying to say, is "Well said."
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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2003, 09:39 PM »
Reports suggest that an American Transport Helicopter has crashed, killing at most 16 Amer. and possibly Brit. troopers. It crashed because of "mechanical failure", so once again we learn the hard way that helicopters have a hell of a time in the desert.  >:(  Meanwhile, we press onward.

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2003, 09:46 PM »
That SUCKS.  :'(

I wonder if it was really mechanical failure or if the "bad guys" finally hit their first target...   ???

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2003, 09:51 PM »
Crap. Third copter down in 2 days so it seems. I'll hope for the best.

On a lighter note, the ground troops have JUST confirmed the ground attack has begun on the North, South, and West sides.

That means, the circle is closing in. The even sweeter part is that all this is in an attempt to soften things up for the other crew that hasn't even arrived on the scene, those people..being the United States Army.  8) ;)

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2003, 06:31 PM »
Well, the downed chopper only had 12 on board, which is a little better, but still horrible.  We did finally suffer our first two combat casualties today though...   :'(

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2003, 06:51 PM »
What they should have done in the first place.
Surrender!


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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2003, 07:22 PM »
I remeber when we trained in desert conditions when I was in the 101st and then again in Africa. The sand really beatup the choppers. You have to repair the rotor blades every day to some degree.

Sorry to hear about any losses. :(  Hopefully they will be few.



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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2003, 07:37 PM »
Go to http://www.cnn.com & http://www.msn.com/
At least you can keep somewhat up to date.  

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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2003, 11:55 PM »
I was watching Iraqi civilians responding to Infantry guys in a town, man were they happy... shaking hands, hugging, kissing, dancing, thumping Saddam posters with their shoes, it just made me feel better about us being there. I don't disagree with it in the first place, but seeing that gave me added comfort.


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Re: The "Iraq" Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2003, 11:18 PM »
Oh My.