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Missiles on the Move in Baghdad??
FoxNews Showing Chris Jumpelt ^ | 3/22/03 | craig_eddy

Posted on 03/22/2003 5:11:10 AM PST by craig_eddy

Watching FoxNews at 5:00 Pacific, they go to German reporter Chris Jumpelt who is in Baghdad. The video that is showing with his voice is being take from a car on a highway (3 lanes each way looks like). The car shooting the video passes a small flatbed truck and shows this truck first from the rear and then the side. The truck is pretty clearly carrying a missile of some sort. The missile is covered with cameflouge netting but the fins at the bottom can be clearly seen.

As the car goes alongside the truck, the video goes black. The discussion was about the black smoke rising above Baghdad. None of the Fox & Friends talking heads remark on what was shown on the screen.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: baghdad; iraq; missiles; roadtobaghdad
Did anyone else see this? I don't have capability to video capture the picture.
1 posted on 03/22/2003 5:11:10 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: craig_eddy
Yes i did too... I also noticed the thick black smoke. That was clearly oil burning.. but i did see the truck with the missile on it also..
2 posted on 03/22/2003 5:14:11 AM PST by ElisabethInCincy
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To: craig_eddy
I saw that too, but the newsmouths did not seem to notice it.
3 posted on 03/22/2003 5:14:26 AM PST by per loin
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To: craig_eddy
I saw it...I suspect military types saw it as well. I would expect it to be a future target wherever it is going. I see those divisions of Republican Guard as "sitting ducks." I wonder if that is how they are feeling?
4 posted on 03/22/2003 5:16:41 AM PST by vharlow
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To: craig_eddy
I saw - I wondered - SCUDS??
5 posted on 03/22/2003 5:16:57 AM PST by rface (Support Our Troops Rally - the lawn of the Capital in Jefferson City Missouri - March 22, - Noon)
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To: craig_eddy
Email Fox News and told them what you saw. Last night people thought they say a missle so Fox went back and reviewed the tape. It turned out to be a bird. I'm sure they'll go back and check it out.
6 posted on 03/22/2003 5:17:22 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: craig_eddy
Its not a SCUD. Flat flat bed truck huh...its a surface- to-air-missile or a short range (150 km)ground-to-ground missile.
7 posted on 03/22/2003 5:17:23 AM PST by demlosers
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
Hehe, this was no bird. I saw that too, Shep is great: had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see the missile go by. :)
8 posted on 03/22/2003 5:18:53 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: ElisabethInCincy
Yes i did too... I also noticed the thick black smoke. That was clearly oil burning.. but i did see the truck with the missile on it also..

I've suspected for some time that we're going to have to endure some missiles being launched from the Baghdad city center.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

9 posted on 03/22/2003 5:19:00 AM PST by section9 (You will all be shot unless you download the Saddam screensaver...)
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To: craig_eddy
We have tactical ballistlic missles too. Most heavy divsions have a battery of them.
10 posted on 03/22/2003 5:20:47 AM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: craig_eddy
That's the modern six lane expressway going up from Basra to Nasiriya and onto Baghdad. Its one the Marines will taking later in the day.
11 posted on 03/22/2003 5:22:39 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: craig_eddy
We saw it..big as life. Backed up the tv and watched it again. You could not mistake it for a bird! It was huge..
12 posted on 03/22/2003 5:24:51 AM PST by stillafreemind
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To: craig_eddy
I've noticed that sometimes the weekend "Friends" care more about their question than they do about the answer. The weekday crew is outstanding!
13 posted on 03/22/2003 5:26:11 AM PST by Highest Authority
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To: demlosers
"Its not a SCUD."

It was a big missle for surface to air.
14 posted on 03/22/2003 5:31:28 AM PST by Clean_Sweep
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To: CasearianDaoist
how can a heavy division find use out of short range missiles? honestly curious
15 posted on 03/22/2003 5:33:18 AM PST by KantianBurke (The Federal govt should be protecting us from terrorists, not handing out goodies)
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To: craig_eddy
Yep.

Regarding video capture, get a TV card for your computer. You can watch TV while online or generally fiddling with your rig's programs.
16 posted on 03/22/2003 5:37:32 AM PST by Solamente
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To: craig_eddy
Finally some comments: experts say it's a "mobile surface to air missile."
17 posted on 03/22/2003 5:49:33 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: craig_eddy
they just replayed it -- your observation appears to be accurate. good job!

dep

18 posted on 03/22/2003 5:49:38 AM PST by dep
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To: rface
I saw - I wondered - SCUDS??

I have a photo of a scud close up. I'll try to find it and post it here on this thread. I didn't see the news you saw but if it's a scud the Iraqi's have been lying all along. Which we already know.

19 posted on 03/22/2003 5:53:33 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: craig_eddy
You're wrong. The commentator said "that looks like some sort of anti-aircraft missile."
20 posted on 03/22/2003 5:57:13 AM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: craig_eddy
DATA PLATES on French, German, Chinese, N. Korean & Russian spare parts and equipment will show the serial number, DATE, place & source of manufacture.

This will be a smoking gun for all to see, as evidence those countries violated the bans in trade to Iraq.

PLEASE USE IT GEORGE!

21 posted on 03/22/2003 5:57:54 AM PST by illumini
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To: chainsaw
They just showed the missile and truck on FNC. SCUDs are twice as big as the missile on that truck. They indicated that it was a SAM of some kind.
22 posted on 03/22/2003 5:59:08 AM PST by baggadonuts (God Bless our Troops)
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To: craig_eddy
Scud missile


23 posted on 03/22/2003 6:06:39 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Clean_Sweep
check post #23
24 posted on 03/22/2003 6:07:52 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: baggadonuts
They just showed the missile and truck on FNC. SCUDs are twice as big as the missile on that truck. They indicated that it was a SAM of some kind.

It's going to be used against our guys... I don't care if it's a twinkie launcher, we have to get it.

As I type this I can't help but think: we've got Fox news doing recon in Baghdad... AND that reporter who shot that video was in grave danger while he was shooting that video...

25 posted on 03/22/2003 6:56:07 AM PST by IncPen (Get 'em, boys!)
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To: Illbay
You're wrong. The commentator said "that looks like some sort of anti-aircraft missile"


I don't know which news station you were watching, but on FOX the commentator clearly said, " It appears to be a surface to air missile.
26 posted on 03/22/2003 7:59:50 AM PST by dagoofyfoot
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To: dagoofyfoot
Okay, surface-to-air, anti-aircraft, okay.
27 posted on 03/22/2003 8:29:46 AM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Illbay
Ummm, 99.5% sure he said surface-to-air
28 posted on 03/22/2003 11:20:01 AM PST by craig_eddy
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To: chainsaw
The only thing the picture does is confirm my observation. The vehicle sitting next to the scud apears to besome kind of a duel axle simialr in size to a big flat bed. There is no other frame of reference to measure the size of the missile. Basicly it looks just like what I saw.
29 posted on 03/23/2003 6:46:50 AM PST by Clean_Sweep
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To: Clean_Sweep
Could it be a SA-5 Gammon? It loks like there might be two of them on this rig.


30 posted on 03/23/2003 10:57:55 AM PST by chainsaw
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