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Kuwait news agency: Kuwait declares northern area closed military zone from February 15 (Reuters)
HA'ARETZ ^ | February 04, 2003

Posted on 02/04/2003 10:23:09 AM PST by Mossad1967

19:57 Kuwait news agency: Kuwait declares northern area closed military zone from February 15 (Reuters)


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: gw2

1 posted on 02/04/2003 10:23:09 AM PST by Mossad1967
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To: Mossad1967
Looks like the final staging will begin then.
2 posted on 02/04/2003 10:32:51 AM PST by finnman69
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To: Mossad1967
Why don't they just broadcast this to the whole world?
3 posted on 02/04/2003 10:39:46 AM PST by SamAdams76 ('Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens')
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To: Mossad1967
Next New Moon on March 3rd.

Moon Phases Data

4 posted on 02/04/2003 10:42:27 AM PST by DoctorMichael (Liberals SuK; Liberalism SuX)
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To: SamAdams76
Why don't they just broadcast this to the whole world?

Umm, how do you suggest they close off an area without telling anyone? The definition of "closing an area" is to tell people to get out by date certain.

5 posted on 02/04/2003 10:45:30 AM PST by jlogajan
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To: Mossad1967
A Japanese TV film crew from Fuji Television just wormed their way into the 'DMZ' between Kuwait and Iraq.

It is a wonder they did not get shot.

They got out last night with pretty 'interesting' footage of the situation there that is now all over the airwaves in Japan. They claim they are the first such international TV crew to have gone up there.

After viewing the video a few minutes ago (which is also on line as I speak on their Japanese website www.fujitv.co.jp) I will leave the conclusions to the viewer and Freepers, as to what is on the verge of happening.

6 posted on 02/04/2003 10:46:47 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (How many Americans (especially John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Types) have seen those DPRK posters?)
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To: finnman69
From the American School of Kuwait:

http://www.ask.edu.kw/imp.htm

Date: February 2, 2003

Dear Parents,

I write to you to inform you that the school will temporarily closed from the 10th of February through to the 21st of March. This decision has not been made lightly and is directly related to growing security concerns in Kuwait, the level of uncertainty regarding military action against Iraq, and possible consequences of any such action. Based on these issues we believe it is prudent at this time to temporarily close the school. The timing of this closure is designed to take full advantage of a series of holidays that occur during February and March thus minimizing the effect on our academic program.

To maintain the integrity of the school's academic program, the school's calendar will be adjusted to compensate for any lost days beginning March 22nd. This will include the use of the days set aside for the Spring break, Easter Holiday and Prophet's Ascension Day. In addition we plan to extend the school year one additional week in June, and possibly have school on some Thursdays utilizing a modified schedule.

You will be receiving more specific information regarding school programs from building principals over the next few days.

We appreciate your support and understanding during these difficult times.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Andy Page-Smith,
Superintendent
7 posted on 02/04/2003 10:49:56 AM PST by AgentEcho
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To: AmericanInTokyo
I can't find it on the english version of their website, and the Japanese version isn't going to be of much use to most Freepers.

Could you summarize the video?

8 posted on 02/04/2003 10:51:05 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Sorry, I can't read Japanese and the pictures of the hamsters are not helping locate the video.
9 posted on 02/04/2003 10:54:19 AM PST by jlogajan
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To: Dog Gone
same request here.
10 posted on 02/04/2003 10:54:47 AM PST by rwfromkansas (What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and enjoy Him forever. --- Westminster Catechism Q1)
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To: jlogajan
I did like the hamsters, though.
11 posted on 02/04/2003 10:59:02 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: rwfromkansas
.....try this.....

.....English Version.....

12 posted on 02/04/2003 11:00:05 AM PST by cyberaxe ((.....does this mean I'm kewl now?.....))
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To: SamAdams76
That is the whole point.
13 posted on 02/04/2003 11:00:22 AM PST by Saturnalia
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To: cyberaxe
They have a poll that needs Freeping.
14 posted on 02/04/2003 11:02:04 AM PST by Veggie Todd
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To: Veggie Todd
.....been there.....

.....done that.....

.....(many times!).....

.....LOL.....

15 posted on 02/04/2003 11:04:14 AM PST by cyberaxe ((.....does this mean I'm kewl now?.....))
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To: Mossad1967; hchutch; Poohbah; rdb3; Southack; Sabertooth; Howlin

16 posted on 02/04/2003 11:21:25 AM PST by mhking ("Space is dangerous, Doctor." --Elim Garak)
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To: aristeides; thinden; honway; piasa
fyi- See #6 also.

I have no idea what the film was-couldn't get it. The English version was just CNN Financial in Japanese.

17 posted on 02/04/2003 11:22:52 AM PST by Lion's Cub
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To: mhking
Can you say "indicators and warnings," boys and girls?

I knew you could!

18 posted on 02/04/2003 11:22:53 AM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: SamAdams76
Why don't they just broadcast this to the whole world?

I think they just did.

19 posted on 02/04/2003 11:23:42 AM PST by Scott from the Left Coast (HHE)
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To: mhking
reed alert!
20 posted on 02/04/2003 11:26:22 AM PST by KevinDavis (Ad Astra!)
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To: mhking
Have you ever watched a good boxer, I mean a really great pugilist?

Have you watched how he'll telegraph his punches for a moment: left, left, right hook, right hook...

And then he'll show you that here comes his knockout roundabout punch from the right, except that instead of throwing it, he jabs his opponent with a surprise left.

Well, that's what's going on right now.

21 posted on 02/04/2003 11:35:59 AM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Dog Gone

HAMTARO!

Daisuki desu ne!!! Hamtaro sushi ii desu ne!!!
22 posted on 02/04/2003 11:56:21 AM PST by chilepepper
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To: jlogajan
To find the video, go to www.fujitv.co.jp, click on the news tab (it is the purple one, sixth from the left, between the orange sports tab and the light green anime tab). Scroll down under "Today's News". It's the second story shown - click on the link for the speed of your Internet connection to see a RealPlayer video clip.
23 posted on 02/04/2003 11:58:13 AM PST by The Electrician
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To: The Electrician
My Japanese is not that good - it talks about President Bush's plans, then shows a map of the "DMZ", then cuts to a view of a blue-helmeted reporter inside what looks like a "UN outpost" in the DMZ, pointing to mountains of Iraq in the distance, surrounded by camouflage netting, pointing to a UN observation tower, then showing a couple of tanks with personnel being moved by trucks (the vehicles are flying a flag, not-US, not-UN), and then cuts to a few seconds of info about the American School of Kuwait temporarily closing.
24 posted on 02/04/2003 12:03:39 PM PST by The Electrician
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To: The Electrician
Thanks!
25 posted on 02/04/2003 12:23:40 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
I don't see anything special about this Japaneese post. Looks like normal CNN stuff to me.
26 posted on 02/04/2003 12:36:52 PM PST by Peaecon
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To: The Electrician
Thanks so much. Saw it.
27 posted on 02/04/2003 1:51:14 PM PST by yellowroses (a Yankee in Texas)
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To: SamAdams76
Forming up your army in front of the enemy has been a known psychological weapon since ancient times. The DOD isn't broadcasting troop deployments, but with 7 Allied warships moving through the Suez Canal yesterday, they aren't doing much to hide it either. While the U.N. discusses metaphysics, at least four USA divisions, one UKA division, 1 USMC MEF, at least four USN battle groups, one RN battle group, 2 USN ARGs, 10 USAF air wings, and the better part of one RAF wing are coming to a town near Saddam. US, UK & Turkish SOF are operating in northern Iraq and a large chunk of the Turkish army is massing on the Iraqi border. Israel & the U.S. conducted a full-scale test of the Patriot & Arrow systems yesterday. In 4 weeks we're going to boogie.
28 posted on 02/04/2003 1:53:45 PM PST by Man of the Right
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To: Dog Gone
OK. The hamsters are gone now!

The trouble with these links is they get updated regularly throughout the day by the TV networks in Japan, but the URL sometime stays the same (linking to a different, new video). If you don't have Japanese language text or cannot read the text, it is hard for me to describe where on the page they are. If there is a way to archive here the streaming file, then we can look at it later. Otherwise you usually have to go to the site quickly once I post these kinds of things.

Fortunately, at nearly 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday, you can go to this page:

http://fnn.fujitv.co.jp/headlines/CONN00027124.html

and find the link to the report (from the Kuwaiti DMZ), also you can chose the streaming video speed that you want. This should work! Hopefully! Please report.

29 posted on 02/04/2003 2:57:44 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (How many Americans (especially John Lennon Give Peace a Chance Types) have seen those DPRK posters?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
The link is there but it's a real audio format, and I've never been able to successfully install it on my PC running Windows ME. I'm going to have to upgrade to something better, because I'm missing out on a lot of things.
30 posted on 02/04/2003 3:23:58 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: AgentEcho
I write to you to inform you that the school will temporarily closed from the 10th of February through to the 21st of March.

Does that mean the Kuwaitis expect the war to last about 6 weeks?

31 posted on 02/04/2003 8:33:38 PM PST by SuziQ
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