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Operation Electronic Storm- The Right’s Counteroffensive Against the Pro-Saddam Left
2-21-03 | Adam Yoshida

Posted on 02/22/2003 6:56:35 PM PST by Bob J

Click here for OPERATION ELECTRONIC STORM!


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KEYWORDS: infinitefreep; supportourtroops
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1 posted on 02/22/2003 6:56:35 PM PST by Bob J
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bump
2 posted on 02/22/2003 6:59:29 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Bob J
A big ol Ranger bump.
3 posted on 02/22/2003 7:05:26 PM PST by Khurkris (Onward...thru the fog.)
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To: Bob J
bumpity bump
4 posted on 02/22/2003 7:07:42 PM PST by bluefish
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To: Bob J; *Infinite FReep; Kathy in Alaska; radu; MoJo2001; Ragtime Cowgirl; SK1 Thurman; ...
MAJOR PING!
5 posted on 02/22/2003 7:10:54 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
bumpdybump
6 posted on 02/22/2003 7:11:54 PM PST by cookcounty
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To: All
Article published Feb 22, 2003
Camp Fox Marines fight complacency

Editor's Note: Trista Talton is on assignment with U.S. Marines in Kuwait.

Camp Fox, Kuwait - A map of southeastern Iraq tacked onto Col. Robert Songer's bookshelf is a subtle reminder of the mission the 2nd Force Service Support Group is expected to carry out should the United States go to war.

The chief of staff for the group oversees the estimated 4,000 Marines and sailors that make up the group in this camp tucked in a remote area of the Kuwaiti desert. It is here that Marines a few miles from the front lines will get the supplies they need to carry out a war.
"Anything they need, from food to medical supplies, we provide it to them," Col. Songer said Friday over a cup of hot tea in his tent. "Our job is to get it for the people on the front lines."

Supplies continue to be offloaded from ships that sailed from the state port in Wilmington to a port in the Persian Gulf miles from the camp. Convoys of contracted flat-bed trucks toting containers and military vehicles slowly drive along the gravel-covered sand, churning dust in their wake.

Everything from bottled water, spare parts for repair, fuel trucks and ammunition are being hauled into this camp. If the president declares war, many Marines and sailors here may be pushed north to the front lines.

They have the capabilities to pack supplies in crates that can be dropped from airplanes and parachuted to the battle lines. Marines skilled in the fields of communications, maintenance, medicine and dentistry, security and transportation are based here.
"It's all one effort. If they need support up there, we'll provide the support. That's why we have such a variety of skills," Col. Songer said.

The troops continue to set up tents to be their work places and pull equipment from containers - keeping the Marines and sailors busy as the days stretch into weeks and months. The sense here is to get the job done and return home.

"The Marines here are ready," Col. Songer said. "I think everyone over here is ready to go."
That being said, if the wait for word from the president runs an extended period of time, preventing complacency among the troops will be the goal, Col. Songer said.

"It'll be a challenge. The longer we're here, it'll be a challenge to maintain our peak readiness. We're going to continue to train. Every day we're going to get better and better at it," Col. Songer said.
More tents are a sign of additional services – small, but important conveniences such as a camp store, a gym for weight training and a library full of donated books from a used book store in Jacksonville.
When Col. Songer reported to the area for Desert Storm, he didn't enjoy such amenities. He was the executive officer of a transportation battalion living out of tarp-covered holes.

"It doesn't get much better than this," he said as he looked around his tent.
Beyond the razor wire, past a sand berm setting the camp's boundaries, lies the threat of a possible assault from Iraq and people in this country who do not support the U.S. military presence.
The threat level rises when Marines leave the camp for specific duties. Marines and sailors here will not get liberty - short trips away from the camp. Those who are required to make the nearly hour drive along the sand road to a paved highway travel in pairs of vehicles and carry loaded weapons.

"The odds, I think, if you've got some terrorist who wants to drive up shooting, it's pretty hard to stop that," Col. Songer said.

Trista Talton 343-2070
trista.talton@wilmingtonstar.com
7 posted on 02/22/2003 7:13:41 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Bob J; Brandonmark; Alex P. Keaton; MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; ...
All --

Please visit the website and sign the petition.
8 posted on 02/22/2003 7:15:27 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Bush/Cheney 2004)
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To: Bob J
Bump & Bookmark
9 posted on 02/22/2003 7:17:18 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: Bob J
I'm in. BUMP!!
10 posted on 02/22/2003 7:18:33 PM PST by AuntB (Support our troops!)
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To: Bob J; Alamo-Girl; amom
Done!!!! Ping
11 posted on 02/22/2003 7:22:03 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Bob J
I'm in...Bump
12 posted on 02/22/2003 7:25:03 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the Ping Tonk!! Signed for me and my husband :-)
13 posted on 02/22/2003 7:26:18 PM PST by Bethbg79
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
MAJOR PING!

Brigadier General Bump !

“Tonight I have a message for the brave and oppressed people of Iraq: Your enemy is not surrounding your country -- your enemy is ruling your country, and the day he and his regime are removed from power will be the day of your liberation.”

-President George W. Bush, January 28, 2003


14 posted on 02/22/2003 7:32:04 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye SADdam. You're soon to meet your buddy Stalin in Hades.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Here's a ping.
15 posted on 02/22/2003 7:33:44 PM PST by fatima (Prayers for all our troops and loved ones.)
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To: Bob J
Wow - Good work!
16 posted on 02/22/2003 7:34:33 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Bob J
Bonk!
17 posted on 02/22/2003 7:35:13 PM PST by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces †)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Signed and bumped again ...

Name Comments
520. Richard Meek I fully support President Bush in removing Saddam Hussein the murdering Tyrant!

 

520 Signatures Total


18 posted on 02/22/2003 7:36:06 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye SADdam. You're soon to meet your buddy Stalin in Hades.)
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To: Brad C.; Trailer Trash; dittomom; Az Joe; Cool Guy; comwatch; Yossarian; JohnnLee; Excellence; ...
ping
19 posted on 02/22/2003 7:42:56 PM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: Bob J; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; PhiKapMom; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; ...
Click here for OPERATION ELECTRONIC STORM!

Please click on above link to website to Sign the Petition declaring your support for the removal of Saddam Hussein from power by force...



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

20 posted on 02/22/2003 7:43:25 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye SADdam. You're soon to meet your buddy Stalin in Hades.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
The FRee Republic Network!
Educate, Motivate, Activate!

Hollywood Resistance Force Chapter Member!
21 posted on 02/22/2003 7:43:55 PM PST by Bob J (Join the FR Network! Educate, Motivate, Activate!)
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To: Defender2
Thank You for your service to our country.
22 posted on 02/22/2003 7:47:45 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Was born into it and am glad I'm defending it, FRiend!!!!:-)
23 posted on 02/22/2003 7:50:45 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Bob J
SIGNED!

528. Lisa Ostella Standing behind our government 100%!!!!
24 posted on 02/22/2003 7:51:51 PM PST by Calpernia
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To: Bob J; 007Dawg; 7mmMag@LeftCoast; 11B3; Acrobat; altarboy; america-rules; American Soldier; ...
Washington State PING

25 posted on 02/22/2003 7:57:11 PM PST by Libertina
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To: Libertina
bttt
26 posted on 02/22/2003 8:01:42 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BTTT!!!!:-)
27 posted on 02/22/2003 8:11:13 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Dubya
I wish I had a berm.
28 posted on 02/22/2003 8:12:41 PM PST by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the ping, Ming!

Signed and Bump!

29 posted on 02/22/2003 8:13:43 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (I heart "New" Europe!)
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To: tet68
Grab a shovel.
30 posted on 02/22/2003 8:14:22 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (more dangerous than an OrangeNeck)
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To: Bob J; rintense; ohioWfan; Brad's Gramma; homeschool mama; Molly Pitcher; Neets; Bitwhacker; ...
bttt
31 posted on 02/22/2003 8:15:48 PM PST by kayak (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: kayak
bttt
32 posted on 02/22/2003 8:18:26 PM PST by maranatha
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To: Bob J
Bump.
33 posted on 02/22/2003 8:19:04 PM PST by Rocko
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To: BeforeISleep; d14truth; Grampa Dave
562 Total Signatures
34 posted on 02/22/2003 8:24:05 PM PST by kayak (God bless America, land that I love!)
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To: facedown
Bumping this to the TOP for Ya'!!!!
35 posted on 02/22/2003 8:24:37 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Bump
36 posted on 02/22/2003 8:26:17 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Don't think the folks here at the "Green Acres Mobile Home Estates" would care for that too much.
Also the rolls of razor wire would slow down the postman.
I on the other hand would like it.
37 posted on 02/22/2003 8:27:55 PM PST by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: Bob J
Signed the petition, 560 signatures.

BUMP!!!

Don't forget to participate in Operation Electronic Storm^.

38 posted on 02/22/2003 8:33:53 PM PST by upchuck (Sadamn: You are on the way to destruction...you have no chance to survive, make your time..ha ha ha)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the ping, petition signed, and ready to go on the 26th!
39 posted on 02/22/2003 8:34:00 PM PST by eyespysomething (If you're runnin'down my country, you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me)
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To: dixiechick2000
Thanks ! bttt ...
40 posted on 02/22/2003 8:36:30 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye SADdam. You're soon to meet your buddy Stalin in Hades.)
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To: upchuck
Since this looks different, (albeit the same website) I have bookmarked that sight also! Thanks.
41 posted on 02/22/2003 8:38:18 PM PST by eyespysomething (If you're runnin' down my country, you're walkin' on the fightin' side of me)
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To: Bob J
Question: Does Operation Electronic Storm begin now or do we wait until the 26th to send the e-mails?
42 posted on 02/22/2003 8:42:25 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner (Only 306 shopping days until Christmas.)
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To: Bob J
BTTT!!!!
43 posted on 02/22/2003 8:47:02 PM PST by Defender2 (Defending Our Bill of Rights, Our Constitution, Our Country and Our Freedom!!!!)
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To: Bob J

signed and bumped!
44 posted on 02/22/2003 9:01:17 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: Bob J
Petition signed and e-mails ready to launch!
45 posted on 02/22/2003 9:09:35 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner (Only 306 shopping days until Christmas.)
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To: Bob J; beard; Tigercap; Dan from Michigan; apackof2; jaysgal
583 signatures! w00t! Plus I sent the e-mails. Got a ton of bounces due to overflowing inboxes, so it looks like we're getting the job done! Let's do it some more! Fight the good fight, FReepers!
46 posted on 02/22/2003 9:17:09 PM PST by sergiod (Liberate Iraq!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the heads up!
47 posted on 02/22/2003 9:19:32 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Libertina
Done
48 posted on 02/22/2003 9:28:41 PM PST by ProudEagle
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To: ProudEagle
Thank you! BTW A big rally again at McChord AFB overpass on March 8th. Hope you can make it!
49 posted on 02/22/2003 9:50:12 PM PST by Libertina
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To: Bob J
E-mails at the ready.
50 posted on 02/22/2003 9:56:33 PM PST by P.O.E. (Liberate Iraq!)
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