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British Morning Papers - The Front Pages, 21 March 2003
Sky News ^ | March 21, 2003

Posted on 03/20/2003 7:38:13 PM PST by Dont Mention the War

The Sun reports on what it calls the "Battle For Basra". It says 10,000 British troops stormed into action to seize the key city in southern Iraq.

The Mirror carries a full-page picture of smoke rising from a missile strike in Baghdad with the headline "Mass Destruction".

The Star also leads with a picture of a burning Baghdad and says allies have blitzed Saddam's palaces and troops have warned: "You ain't seen nothing yet".

The Express says 10,000 British troops have spearheaded a full-blown invasion of Iraq and says they have come under fire from "the missiles Saddam the liar said he never had".

"Invasion" says the Mail above a picture of an explosion in Baghdad. It says Royal Marines have led the charge into Iraq.

The Independent says the Allies have begun their "all-out assault" on Iraq. It too carries a picture of smoke rising over a missile strike in Baghdad.

The Times says the attacks are the start of "A war beyond all other wars". It reports from southern Iraq, where it says Royal Marines have strormed the Al Faw peninsula.

The Guardian reports that the war against Iraq is now being fought on "Land, Sea and Air".

The Telegraph says the ground assault on Iraq began with a two-pronged assault on the strategic southern city of Basra.

The Financial Times says the operation to overthrow Saddam Hussein has been stepped up with a ground assault in the south of the country and a further bombardment of Baghdad.


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More journalism from other people. They report, I pretend to report.
1 posted on 03/20/2003 7:38:14 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War
Interesting. Compared to all the others, it looks like The Daily Telegraph decided that picture wasn't colorful enough and needed a bit of photoshopping prior to publication.
2 posted on 03/20/2003 7:42:18 PM PST by bluefish
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To: Dont Mention the War
Who's Jenny?
3 posted on 03/20/2003 7:43:25 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Dont Mention the War
Thanks for those. The Times isn't very positive,is it?
4 posted on 03/20/2003 7:44:49 PM PST by Mears
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To: Dont Mention the War
i like the daily express one.

"our boys are under fire...the missiles saddam the liar said he never had"

i hope they're all ok
5 posted on 03/20/2003 7:46:30 PM PST by swaimh
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To: Dont Mention the War
Nice post. Loved the line - They report, I pretend to report.

BTW, what sidetracked your career?

6 posted on 03/20/2003 7:46:37 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: eddie willers
Now Eddie,keep your mind on the war!
7 posted on 03/20/2003 7:46:57 PM PST by Mears
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To: eddie willers
Who's Jenny?

...and why is she going atomic?
8 posted on 03/20/2003 7:47:39 PM PST by rdax
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To: Dont Mention the War
Thanks for posting these front pages.
9 posted on 03/20/2003 7:49:54 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Mears; rdax
Q. Why do we fight?

A. So Jenny won't go atomic.

10 posted on 03/20/2003 7:50:15 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Dont Mention the War
Let me assure me, DMTW, you ARE just as much a reporter as many of those who are paid and simply slightly rewrite AP copy! If it weren't for your work, we would never see these very interesting stories and very telling front-page layouts from our main ally. This is a real public service!

xoxoxoxox! :-) THANK YOU!

And I hope you are feeling more up today!

11 posted on 03/20/2003 7:52:20 PM PST by Jerez2
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To: Dont Mention the War
Daily Star bumpage.
12 posted on 03/20/2003 7:53:31 PM PST by Stopislamnow (Because tomorrow we'll all be dead and won't be able to)
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To: Dont Mention the War
When current events displace the sexual pecadiloes of the rich and famous from the front page of British tabloids, you know it's serious. Well almost. The Daily Star still couldn't resist showing some flesh.

Old habits die hard.

13 posted on 03/20/2003 7:53:41 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: Dont Mention the War
Thanks, how about the Scottish Daily Record or the Scotsman?
14 posted on 03/20/2003 7:54:04 PM PST by ewing
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To: eddie willers
Porn star Jenna Jameson?
15 posted on 03/20/2003 7:54:41 PM PST by ewing
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To: Dont Mention the War
RACKKKK BRIT PAPERS

Alright they right behind us

Hey Frenchy don't like us HA HA
16 posted on 03/20/2003 7:55:27 PM PST by SevenofNine (GAME OVER Saddam your a** is grass)
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To: ewing
Porn star Jenna Jameson?

Is she with us......
Or against us?

17 posted on 03/20/2003 7:56:20 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Stopislamnow; eddie willers
Isn't that the point of fighting, so that we can see Jenny go atomic?
18 posted on 03/20/2003 7:57:35 PM PST by ewing
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To: eddie willers
If she's 'going atomic' I assume she is with us...
19 posted on 03/20/2003 7:58:38 PM PST by ewing
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To: ewing
Isn't that the point of fighting, so that we can see Jenny go atomic?

Liberating women.....that's what we do.

20 posted on 03/20/2003 8:00:18 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: rdax
Jenny Frost is a member of female pop group Atomic Kitten (which explains why she's going atomic).

Basically 2003's answer to the Spice Girls.
21 posted on 03/20/2003 8:10:00 PM PST by Sir Valentino
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To: concentric circles
BTW, what sidetracked your career?

A couple of bad bosses that conspired against me, a health problem that took me out of commission for six months ... for the other fifteen years (and what little remaining life I have left) you'll have to ask God why He's locked me out of life.

22 posted on 03/20/2003 8:14:37 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: ewing
Maybe Jenny was in the same car with Kat when she got caught
drinking on the dock.
23 posted on 03/20/2003 8:16:16 PM PST by philo
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To: Jerez2
And I hope you are feeling more up today!

Just barely. Thank you.

But my career is permanently over. I can never change that. It's horrible losing control of destiny.

24 posted on 03/20/2003 8:33:02 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: ewing

25 posted on 03/20/2003 8:37:31 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: Dont Mention the War; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; ...
OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST
26 posted on 03/20/2003 8:42:09 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: eddie willers
She's one of the Atomic Kittens, a Britpop band.
27 posted on 03/20/2003 8:43:09 PM PST by Hazzardgate (Get ur FReep on!)
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To: ewing

28 posted on 03/20/2003 10:13:14 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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To: *BritishFriends
Hey Brits! Who is this tart, and is she married?


29 posted on 03/21/2003 1:26:30 PM PST by Dont Mention the War
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