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'Gulf War 2 Will Start On March 13'
IOL ^ | 3-3-2003

Posted on 03/03/2003 8:10:06 AM PST by blam

'Gulf War 2 will start on March 13'

March 03 2003 at 12:55PM

London - An American-led war on Iraq could start as early as March 13, just a day after a new resolution on Iraq is put to a vote at the United Nations Security Council, Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said on Monday.

"The timing is tactical," a "top US intelligence source" told the tabloid - whose owner Rupert Murdoch has personally came out in support of United States President George Bush's Iraq policy.

"The moment we know we have the nine votes needed, we will go for it. The military won't hang around after that," the source said, referring to the number of votes required for a Security Council majority.

The Sun also reported that allied commanders expect a war on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's regime to be "soon, swift and short," with a "bombing blitz" to be unleashed for the first 10 days.

Keeping up its running anti-French campaign, the paper said French President Jacques Chirac - who wants to avert a war by beefing up UN inspections - would be "one of the first casualties of the conflict, apart from Saddam".

It quoted Bush as having told "the posturing Frenchman" in a telephone call last week: "President Chirac, we will not forgive and we will not forget." - Sapa-AFP


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 13; gulf; iraqtimetable; march; war
Got war supplies?
1 posted on 03/03/2003 8:10:06 AM PST by blam
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To: blam
I guess if we don't get the nine votes, we don't go to war?
2 posted on 03/03/2003 8:11:07 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy
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To: blam
...a "top US intelligence source" told the tabloid ...

Horsehockey.

3 posted on 03/03/2003 8:12:15 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: blam
Beware the Ides of March!
4 posted on 03/03/2003 8:13:37 AM PST by Destructor
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To: blam
Dang, I've got March 27 in the war pool.
5 posted on 03/03/2003 8:15:32 AM PST by ewing
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To: blam
Yeah, or maybe the cheap tabloid rag just copied GlobalSecurity.org's current prediction date?
6 posted on 03/03/2003 8:15:35 AM PST by maquiladora
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To: maquiladora
that might mean it's ANY DAY NOW... (hail mary, full of grace... Schwarzkopf)
7 posted on 03/03/2003 8:16:37 AM PST by epluribus_2
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To: blam
An American-led war on Iraq could start as early as March 13, just a day after a new resolution on Iraq is put to a vote at the United Nations Security Council, Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said on Monday.

More speculation ... last week we were being told by so called "reliable sources" that moon phase dictated an attack on Iraq no later than March 3 ... still waiting.

8 posted on 03/03/2003 8:17:09 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
wouldn't want to do anything that Syria or Pakistan or China or France might object to.
9 posted on 03/03/2003 8:17:39 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: blam
Did you ping the Mossad person that usually posts these exact date threads :-)
10 posted on 03/03/2003 8:17:54 AM PST by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: blam
How long have the newsies been playing this predict-GWII game? 10 months? And yet, somehow, after 18 resolutions, dozens of conferences, and reams of newsprint, we're still "rushing" into war.
11 posted on 03/03/2003 8:18:37 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Actually, GW I will re-open in the coming days; there is no Gulf War II. I'm betting the night of March 8 the bombing runs will up in earnest ... we're already bombing their 'vitals' outside of Baghdad.
12 posted on 03/03/2003 8:20:21 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Destructor
Ides nothing, I'll be surprised if they don't start dropping bombs tonight. It shouldn't have taken this long...
13 posted on 03/03/2003 8:21:22 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: blam
Curious to know your assessment of "collateral damage" to the taxpaying season; might the White House hold off until after April 15th?
14 posted on 03/03/2003 8:22:24 AM PST by First_Salute
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To: blam
London - An American-led war on Iraq could start as early as March 13, just a day after a new resolution on Iraq is put to a vote at the United Nations Security Council, Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said on Monday.

By gosh, I sure do hope that President Bush has seen this, sure would be a shame for him to not know when he is suppose to start the repeal of the cease fire operation.

15 posted on 03/03/2003 8:28:02 AM PST by 2timothy3.16
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To: blam
"President Chirac, we will not forgive and we will not forget."

Was this actually said by President Bush? Or is it created news?

16 posted on 03/03/2003 8:33:47 AM PST by John123
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To: blam
The war has started. Bombs are falling already. The betting pool is tainted. Is their an unofficial start to this "war"?
17 posted on 03/03/2003 8:47:20 AM PST by zarf (Republicans for Sharpton 2004)
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To: blam
"President Chirac, we will not forgive and we will not forget."

I doubt very much this is an actual Bush quote - according to insiders and those who know him well, he does not think like that, and doesn't operate on revenge, but on what is best for America, and for our future.

18 posted on 03/03/2003 9:03:42 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is a war room".)
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To: blam
Isn't March 13th close to the time of a full moon?
19 posted on 03/03/2003 9:10:06 AM PST by aristeides
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To: blam
!!!!! GULF WAR 1 !!!!!

Iraq signed a CEASE FIRE not a peace treaty. They have violated the terms of the cease fire, so we have a legitimate right to CONTINUE the war.
20 posted on 03/03/2003 9:48:03 AM PST by airborne
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To: zarf
I think the official start of Act 2 of Gulf War 1 will probably be given some catchy name by the PTB. That should be the betting pool date of record.
21 posted on 03/03/2003 9:51:16 AM PST by airborne
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To: blam
I'm just waiting for Billy Graham to stop in for a visit at the White House...
22 posted on 03/03/2003 10:12:34 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: airborne
The fact that Germany had massively violated the Versailles Treaty before 1939 does not stop people from giving World War II that name.
23 posted on 03/03/2003 10:50:49 AM PST by aristeides
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To: aristeides
Full moon on the 18th.
24 posted on 03/03/2003 10:55:15 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: aristeides
I was born in 1961, so I was really in no position to point out their error. ;^)
25 posted on 03/03/2003 12:19:40 PM PST by airborne
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To: blam
Hmmm, It's midnight in Baghdad...
26 posted on 03/03/2003 1:02:46 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
He has a direct line to God and does not have to get TV coverage, and oh yeah, no 'knee pad' interns. He just will do it and get on wife life.
27 posted on 03/03/2003 1:08:53 PM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: Hoosier-Daddy
You wouldn't want the US to act unilaterally without Cameroon's permission, would you?!
28 posted on 03/03/2003 1:16:19 PM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobin Mugatu, Zoolander)
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To: gulfcoast6
Billy Graham was GHWB's "spiritual advisor" and met with him in the Oval Office to pray on the eve of Desert Storm in 1991 before the attack was launched.
29 posted on 03/03/2003 1:30:55 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
Hmmm, It's midnight in Baghdad...

The second hand sweeps slowly toward midnight.

30 posted on 03/03/2003 1:35:05 PM PST by mhking (Get in, sit down, shut up, & hold on...)
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