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Uprising By Shiites in Basra Underway; British Pouring Artillery into City
Sky News Live Feed ^ | 03/25/03 | TonyInOhio

Posted on 03/25/2003 9:14:57 AM PST by TonyInOhio

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Didn't the New York Times tell us this morning that the inhabitants of Basra loved Saddam?
1 posted on 03/25/2003 9:14:57 AM PST by TonyInOhio
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To: TonyInOhio

Lets Roll!
2 posted on 03/25/2003 9:15:49 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: SouthernFreebird
Heard it on Fox just now. Isnt that something!
3 posted on 03/25/2003 9:16:50 AM PST by Kimlee
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To: TonyInOhio
About time we threw some Shiite at those Saddamites
4 posted on 03/25/2003 9:16:50 AM PST by rocke031
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To: TonyInOhio
Throwing the Republican Guards a little curveball..could be go time
5 posted on 03/25/2003 9:16:55 AM PST by ewing
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To: TonyInOhio
I'm doin' the funky chicken at my desk!!!
6 posted on 03/25/2003 9:17:09 AM PST by rudypoot
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To: TonyInOhio
great news. Coordination betwwen Shias and Coalition forces Im sure.
7 posted on 03/25/2003 9:17:23 AM PST by finnman69
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To: SouthernFreebird
God Bless them!!!
We're with you Shities. So good to know we are there to help you!!!
8 posted on 03/25/2003 9:17:54 AM PST by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray & fast for our troops this lent-Peace through strength)
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shi'ite hitting the fan in Basrah...
9 posted on 03/25/2003 9:17:59 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: TonyInOhio
FYI

SATELLITE VIEW OF BASRA

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/images/basrah-cib_100_01.jpg
10 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:02 AM PST by finnman69
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To: TonyInOhio
YES!!
11 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:10 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: ewing
LOL!!! The pro-Saddam cheerleaders like Robert Fisk, the Palis and Al Jazeera have been dreading this development.
12 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:13 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: TonyInOhio
This is very good news, The end is near for Saddam
13 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:22 AM PST by MJY1288 (We're Rolling)
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To: TonyInOhio
After reading the other threads about Basra this morning, this is great news!

Give 'em hell, Brits!

14 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:24 AM PST by dixiechick2000
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To: TonyInOhio
This is great news for Allied Forces and very bad news for the Saddam regime.
15 posted on 03/25/2003 9:18:27 AM PST by Reagan Man
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To: Kimlee
Hope it's true but I'd wait to hear it from a few other sources...according to Fox, Basra fell 5 days ago...whoops.
16 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:06 AM PST by Stavka2 (Setting the record straight.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
*you made me snort coffee all over my keyboard*
17 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:11 AM PST by netmilsmom (Bush/Rice 2004- pray & fast for our troops this lent-Peace through strength)
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To: Reagan Man
This is great news for Allied Forces and very bad news for the Saddam regime.

Bump!

18 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:13 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Reagan Man
The ants have figured out they have the power.
19 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:17 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Reagan Man
Especially now that Saddam can no longer repress the people of Basra and Southern Iraq.
20 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:20 AM PST by goldstategop
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Tom Daschle has been quoted as being "very dissapointed."

;)
21 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:20 AM PST by adam_az
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To: TonyInOhio
Ooooppsss

The BBC got it wrong

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/875095/posts

Basra: Why they are not cheering
BBC ^ | 3/25/2003 | Paul Reynolds


Posted on 03/25/2003 11:51 AM EST by a_Turk


They were supposed to be cheering in the streets as the American and British tanks rolled in, just as they did in France in 1944.



On 18 March, the New York Times reported: "Military and allied officials familiar with the planning of the upcoming campaign say they hope that a successful and 'benign' occupation of Basra that results in flag-waving crowds hugging British and American soldiers will create an immediate and positive image worldwide while also undermining Iraqi resistance elsewhere."

The fact is that Basra is not undergoing a benign occupation. It has just been declared a military target by British forces which have come under attack from inside.

This was a city which the British spokesman Colonel Chris Vernon said early on was not of military importance.

In the scheme of things, it still isn't. But it has become a problem.

22 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:24 AM PST by finnman69
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To: TonyInOhio; hchutch
SADDAM: ALL YOUR SHI'A ARE BELONG TO US NOW
23 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:24 AM PST by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: TonyInOhio
WAIT! Shi'ites are still Muslims, so we have to kill them after this, right?

Oh, and we also need to kill all the Muslims that have been helping us in Afghanistan, don't we?
24 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:27 AM PST by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: TonyInOhio
As someone pointed out yesterday, President Bush has a higher approval rating in Basra than in San Francisco.
25 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:31 AM PST by Alberta's Child
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To: Reagan Man
good news bump
26 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:31 AM PST by mwl1
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To: JohnHuang2
Watch..you'll soon see the Iraqi troops and secret police fleeing to the Brit troops to protect them from the Shiites...
27 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:54 AM PST by ken5050
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To: TonyInOhio
GREAT NEWS!
28 posted on 03/25/2003 9:19:58 AM PST by ladtx ("...the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." D. MacArthur)
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To: TonyInOhio
PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
29 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:02 AM PST by mabelkitty
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To: TonyInOhio
YAHOOOOOOOO
30 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:09 AM PST by PianoMan (Liberate the Axis of Evil)
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

31 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:15 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: adam_az
And Fisk is muttering the Brits must have paid the Shias to rise up against Saddam.
32 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:22 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: ken5050
Exactly
33 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:37 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: TonyInOhio
Hehe
34 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:37 AM PST by grimalkin (Foresight is knowing when to shut your mouth before someone suggests it.)
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To: goldstategop
told ya! (on another dup thread) :-)
35 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:38 AM PST by KansasCanadian (Living the American Dream)
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To: TonyInOhio
Looks like our SF boys and the Iraqi expatriates have convinced the local Shiites to pick up arms and fight. This is a dress rehearsal for Baghdad IMO.
36 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:42 AM PST by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: TonyInOhio
Great news. This means that the Shia feel confident that Saddam is history now and trust us to see this thing out to the bitter end. These brave folk will be richly rewarded.

I guess the brutal Fedayeen could only bully people for so long.
37 posted on 03/25/2003 9:20:43 AM PST by randita
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To: TonyInOhio
Didn't the New York Times tell us this morning that the inhabitants of Basra loved Saddam?

Oh no! How many more of these crushing defeats can our forces take? Nothing left to do now except surrender. </hysterical Chicken Little quagmire mode>

38 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:01 AM PST by CFC__VRWC
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To: MeeknMing; dansangel; sweetliberty
PING!!!
39 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:08 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: TonyInOhio
Will someone please tell the dope on Basra. We got. We don't got it. We got it. Irregulars have taken it. No, Shites have it. What the Hell?
40 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:10 AM PST by oyez (This country is too good for some people.....)
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bttt!
41 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:17 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Alberta's Child
And the Democrats speak fluent French.
42 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:27 AM PST by Fee
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To: TonyInOhio
Wow!
43 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:29 AM PST by areafiftyone (God Bless George Bush and Tony Blair!)
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To: Stavka2
Skynews and FOX are like the DEBKA of televison.
44 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:30 AM PST by Destro (Fight Islamic terrorisim by visiting www.johnathangaltfilms.com)
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To: TonyInOhio
Outstanding!

This will greatly simplify our work in Basra. Also, nothing will shut the leftists up quicker than scenes of the Iraqi people rising up against their oppressors.

45 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:41 AM PST by Interesting Times (Eagles Up! Join the Rally for America...)
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To: TonyInOhio
LETS ROLL!

I want to see Iraqi freedom fighters alongside our forces wasting Saddam and his devils!

46 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:45 AM PST by Walkin Man
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To: TonyInOhio
You forgot to mention that Fox reported that the British Army artillery is working with the uprising.
47 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:49 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: finnman69
great news. Coordination between Shias and Coalition forces Im sure.

Kudos to the CIA

48 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:51 AM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: TonyInOhio
British Army briefing underway at present.

Approximately 1000 irregular forces in the city, along with some elements of the 51st Regular Army.

49 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:53 AM PST by TonyInOhio (Now begins the Pax Americana)
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To: ken5050
...you'll soon see the Iraqi troops and secret police fleeing to the Brit troops to protect them from the Shiites...

Helluva sight!

50 posted on 03/25/2003 9:21:55 AM PST by Principled
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