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Fox New Reports: Iraqi TV is Rubble
Fox News | 3-25-03

Posted on 03/25/2003 7:47:01 PM PST by Indy Pendance

Developing......


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KEYWORDS: battleforbaghdad; iraqitv; tlam
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To: TomGuy
ALL OF YOUR AIRWAVES ARE BELONG TO US !
51 posted on 03/25/2003 8:04:25 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Live from the ladies room here at Tubbys .)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Iraqi TV is off the air and telecommunications around the area were hit. Civilians were around the area, it was a Presidential decision.
52 posted on 03/25/2003 8:05:10 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: blam
I am beginning to wonder how we'll be suprised like the 'left hook' in Gulf War 1

Maybe that's his blind side. It's gonna be a good story, whatever it is. I hope somebody (History Channel, etc.) produces a good documentary, soon. Man, I -am- spoiled and demanding!

53 posted on 03/25/2003 8:05:49 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Indy Pendance
Since returning from school from Spring Break, I no longer have Fox News, and it is driving me crazy. I can't stomach CNN for very extended periods of time. Please fill me in on what he reports.
54 posted on 03/25/2003 8:06:31 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
See 52, I caught most of it. If he talks about it more, I'll try to get it.
55 posted on 03/25/2003 8:07:17 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: TomGuy
That was priceless!
56 posted on 03/25/2003 8:07:26 PM PST by Calpernia (http://www.politicsandprotest.org/attack.swf)
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To: Indy Pendance
Well that still leaves Al Jezeera to air Iraqi propoganda tapes. sure hope one of our cruise missles doesn't go astray...
57 posted on 03/25/2003 8:07:40 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: Cboldt
"I hope somebody (History Channel, etc.) produces a good documentary, soon. Man, I -am- spoiled and demanding!"

Yup. I agree. Modern Marvels just went off the History Channel. They featured the Jeep. (again, lol)

58 posted on 03/25/2003 8:07:46 PM PST by blam
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To: Cboldt
"I hope somebody (History Channel, etc.) produces a good documentary, soon. Man, I -am- spoiled and demanding!"

Yup. I agree. Modern Marvels just went off the History Channel. They featured the Jeep. (again, lol)

59 posted on 03/25/2003 8:08:51 PM PST by blam
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To: Salamander
This station is no more, it has ceased to exist, it has gone to meet its maker, it is an ex-station.
60 posted on 03/25/2003 8:09:00 PM PST by ez (Advise and Consent = Debate and VOTE!!)
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To: Indy Pendance
AND a GOOD one at that!
61 posted on 03/25/2003 8:09:13 PM PST by Calpernia (http://www.politicsandprotest.org/attack.swf)
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To: ewing
"CNN said Al Jazeera had been taken out as well."

Woohoo! Twofer!

62 posted on 03/25/2003 8:10:10 PM PST by AF68
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To: TomGuy
We control Iraqi TV.

All your signal are belong to us!

63 posted on 03/25/2003 8:10:11 PM PST by Doomonyou (Make your time...)
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To: blam
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/mld/ledgerenquirer/news/5481294.htm

New Series of Blasts Heard in Baghdad
HAMZA HENDAWI
Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early
Wednesday, and the U.S. military said coalition aircraft struck the Iraqi state-run television.

Smoke was seen next to the information ministry and the Iraqi TV building.

The signal from Iraqi Satellite TV, which broadcasts 24 hours a day outside Iraq, went off the air around
4:30 a.m. (8:30 p.m. EST Tuesday).

Iraq's domestic television service was not broadcasting at the time.

At the Pentagon, a U.S. military spokeswoman said coalition aircraft struck the Iraqi state-run television
channel. Damage assessment was not complete, she told The Associated Press, speaking on condition
of anonymity.

On Tuesday, gray smoke from fuel fires and a swirling sandstorm enveloped Iraq's capital, where
intermittent explosions once again rattled residents who embraced life's simple routines even as
U.S.-led troops moved closer.

Garbage trucks rolled the streets picking refuse, which was piled high in some neighborhoods, while
public transportation buses were running normally. Traffic was on the increase, and more stores and
shops were open than at any time since the first missile hit Baghdad last week.

The smoke hanging over the city came not from those missiles, but from fuel fires set by Baghdad
authorities, an effort to obscure military targets in the city. Visibility was further hampered by a
powerful sandstorm that seemed to cover everything in the city with a fine coat of sand.

The sandstorm eased Wednesday morning.

U.S.-led troops were within 50 miles of the capital, setting up a seemingly inevitable fight for control of
the historic city of 5 million residents. Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf said his
countrymen were unshaken by that prospect.

The Iraqis "await surprises on how the American game of shock and awe will fail," al-Sahhaf said.

The wind in Baghdad became so wicked Tuesday that palm trees and traffic lights swayed madly, with
security men and police hiding behind sandbags - ordinarily military outposts - in search of respite.

At the height of the sandstorm, the explosions that echoed through the capital for most of the day
ceased.

More security and police officers were seen around the city than last week, and residents reported
members of Saddam Hussein's feared intelligence agencies were also posted on the streets.

The bombing Tuesday was on the outskirts of the city, with its echoes easily audible in the heart of
Baghdad. Some residents were busy digging new defensive trenches or expanding existing ones; some
were dug in the courtyard of the Iraq museum, home to priceless antiques.

Iraqi state television went off the air for about 45 minutes after explosions were heard in the city
Tuesday evening. There were unconfirmed reports in Baghdad that the outage followed a hit on a
television transmission tower north of Baghdad in Abu Ghareib.

Television, like state radio, constantly played patriotic songs and messages of support from Iraqis for
their president.

Tuesday's edition of Babil, a daily paper owned by Saddam's son Odai, featured back page photos of
decapitated bodies that it said belonged to Iraqi civilians killed in bombing raids. A day earlier, all
newspapers ran the text of Saddam's address to the nation on Page 1, accompanied by pictures of the
Iraqi leader.
64 posted on 03/25/2003 8:10:13 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
Sattelite station gone now as well.
65 posted on 03/25/2003 8:12:47 PM PST by finnman69
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To: Indy Pendance
Civilians were around the area, it was a Presidential decision.

Baby Milk Plant Alert!!!! The Iraqis will undoubtedly claim that many civilains were killed in this strike.....But they won't be able to show it!!! HA!!! They will have a great deal of difficulty communicating this. We have to keep them off the air!!!

66 posted on 03/25/2003 8:13:30 PM PST by CurlyBill
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To: Retrofire

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67 posted on 03/25/2003 8:14:02 PM PST by dennisw
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To: finnman69
Fox: 8:00 et, off the air. columns of smoke, right behind ministry of information, news agencies were warned last night, 2 signals, one by satelite, civilians aren't allowed to have that, but it's not the only tv station. A son runs the other station. Pentagon confirms.

Sorry for typos.
68 posted on 03/25/2003 8:14:45 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Latina_Abogada
Somebody bombed CNN!!!!!

Now, if they could just get BBC....

69 posted on 03/25/2003 8:17:26 PM PST by Cachelot (~ In waters near you ~)
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To: George W. Bush
I think there were 2 bombs. First was an E-bomb - didn't do the job! 2nd bomb was TLAM (Tomahawk Land Attack Missle).

The reason I say there were 2 is because the TV station went off the air this afternoon - and then came back on. Then, during Hannity & Colmes, there was this huge explosion and it was determined Iraqi TV was OFF the air.

At the time Dan was on the air - Iraqi TV was just struggling from the E-bomb thing - so Dan didn't know we were about to TLAM it!!
70 posted on 03/25/2003 8:18:04 PM PST by The Final Harvest
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To: Indy Pendance
another station? That's no good. If we don't get both it would be worthless to get the other.
71 posted on 03/25/2003 8:18:07 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
I didn't catch it too well, but he said something about the other station used for education, not very powerful...
72 posted on 03/25/2003 8:20:09 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
Saddam can do what I do when I lose my TV service;

Call the COX tech number and report an outtage.
73 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:00 PM PST by 429CJ
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To: Republican Wildcat
Since returning from school from Spring Break, I no longer have Fox News, and it is driving me crazy.

For you and all the Foxless FReepers, I suggest you try the closed caption Fox News Channel feed on this IRC channel. Use mIRC or any decent IRC client to connect to it. Yeah, I know. It's IRC. But still better than CNN.

irc://irc.easynews.com/iraqi-freedom

If you have an IRC client installed, you understand that this is the #iraqi-freedom channel on the easynews.com network. Let me know if you need help.
74 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:00 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: Indy Pendance
If so, Saddam's going to miss the latest episode of West Palace.
75 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:00 PM PST by Rocko
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To: Indy Pendance
BUMP
76 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:06 PM PST by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth......)
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To: Indy Pendance
The purpose could be shifted, I'm sure, and with the other station gone, that's the one everyone would be watching.
77 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:17 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: sweetliberty
But ... it's empty at 5 a.m.
78 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:38 PM PST by The Final Harvest
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To: finnman69
Sattelite station gone now as well

BUMP
79 posted on 03/25/2003 8:21:54 PM PST by TLBSHOW (The gift is to see the truth......)
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To: CyberAnt
Hopefully.
80 posted on 03/25/2003 8:22:35 PM PST by sweetliberty ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.")
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To: Indy Pendance
Wow !!!
81 posted on 03/25/2003 8:22:38 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Republican Wildcat
That's what I'm thinking, but hope we'll get that one too.
82 posted on 03/25/2003 8:23:10 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
Good shooting! Here's what they'll be missing for Wednesday prime time;)

7:30 Who Wants to Be a Martyr?
8:00 Eight Wives are Enough
8:30 Just Stone Me
9:00 Fatima the Infidel Slayer
10:00 Burqawatch
83 posted on 03/25/2003 8:23:31 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
True! E-bomb tried first - didn't keep them off the air that long. 2nd bomb was a Tomahawk - stick a fork in 'em - they're done!
84 posted on 03/25/2003 8:24:44 PM PST by The Final Harvest
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To: arkady_renko
Crawl on Fox saying still on air with weak signal.

That was after the E-bomb, probably an alternate transmitter than was not near the E-bomb. Off the air after the station, that is production facilities, was hit latter in the night. At least that's how I read the mass of confusing reports.

85 posted on 03/25/2003 8:25:09 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Indy Pendance

"Hey Fred, is that the Tomahawk Land-Attack Missile, the Navy's premier, all-weather, long-range, subsonic land-attack cruise missile coming our way?

86 posted on 03/25/2003 8:26:34 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: Frank_2001
New Iraqi TV Guide schedule....

IRAQI TV GUIDE
SUNDAY:
0800 - My 33 Sons
0830 - Osama Knows Best
0900 - I Dream of Mohammed
0930 - Let's Mecca Deal
1000 - The Kabul Hillbillies

MONDAY:
0800 - Husseinfeld
0900 - Mad About Everything
0930 - Monday Night Stoning
1000 - Win Bin Laden's Money
1030 - Allah McBeal

TUESDAY:
0800 - Wheel of poverty
0830 - The Price is Right if Osama Says it's Right
0900 - Children are Forbidden from Saying the Darndest Things
0930 -Taliban's Wackiest Public Execution Bloopers
1000 - Buffy the yankee Imperialist Dog Slayer

WEDNESDAY:
0800 - Beat the Press
0830 - When Kurds Attack
0900 - Two Guys, a Girl, and Pita Bread
0930 - Just Shoot Everyone
1000 - Veilwatch

THURSDAY:
0800 - Fatima Loves Chachi
0830 - M*U*S*T*A*S*H
0900 - Veronica's Closet Full of Long, Black, Shapeless Dresses and Veils
0930 - Married with 139 Children
1000 - Eye for an Eye Witness News

FRIDAY:
0800 - Judge Saddam
0830 - Suddenly Sanctions
0900 - Who Wants to Marry a Terrorist Millionaire?
0930 - Cave and Garden Television
1000 - No-Witness News

SATURDAY:
0800 - Spongebob Squareturban
0830 - Who's Koran Is It Anyway?
0900 - Teletalibans
0930 - Camel 54, Where Are You?
1000- SATURDAY NIGHT DEAD !

87 posted on 03/25/2003 8:27:20 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: CyberAnt
"True! E-bomb tried first - didn't keep them off the air that long"

I seriously doubt there was any so-called e-bomb. It would have been the wrong weapon to have used against a multi-kilowatt transmitter anyway.

Besides, are the much more sensitive Baghdad TV cams still working?

88 posted on 03/25/2003 8:33:09 PM PST by bcoffey (When Paula Zahn left FNC for CNN, the average IQ of both organizations soared)
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To: Indy Pendance
This is all I get:


89 posted on 03/25/2003 8:33:40 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: CyberAnt
Earlier rumor said we used a new E-bomb.

Was there an e-bomb used? I hadn't heard that rumor.

90 posted on 03/25/2003 8:35:16 PM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: CyberAnt
I think there were 2 bombs.

Fox still hasn't reported this. We're only hearing it from CBS.

If we used e-bomb, it would disable all gadgets and generators and transformers for about a square mile. That might include hospitals and power substations. Probably would in the heart of Baghdad.

I want to hear it from the Pentagon or Franks. Also, for the record, the e-bomb is still in alpha stage. And we only had the one MOAB. So don't count on seeing either weapon in the current conflict. There is a chance we might see one or two MOAB's if they really rush their production or shipment but I wouldn't count on it.
91 posted on 03/25/2003 8:35:40 PM PST by George W. Bush
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To: TomGuy
>>We control Iraqi TV.<<

Good one!
92 posted on 03/25/2003 8:37:32 PM PST by bellevuesbest
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To: Pokey78

93 posted on 03/25/2003 8:37:57 PM PST by socal_parrot (Jean Valjean, the only decent Frenchmen.)
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To: Indy Pendance
It's about time!!!!
94 posted on 03/25/2003 8:40:20 PM PST by mrb1960
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seven days, Habib.

95 posted on 03/25/2003 8:40:35 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: Frank_2001; Indy Pendance
First time I've smiled since the war began.
96 posted on 03/25/2003 8:41:42 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Indy Pendance
ok..let's try this thread..bad news for the bad guy Iraqis..no more "8 Simple Rules For Raping Your Daughter" or "Jihad Millionaire" or "Oprah"..better break out those beta tapes..
97 posted on 03/25/2003 8:41:50 PM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: Indy Pendance
........Brought to you by "I Can't Believe It's Not C-4!"
98 posted on 03/25/2003 8:43:03 PM PST by ffusco ("Essiri sempri la santu fora la chiesa.")
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To: CurlyBill
The rumors have been that there were kids, hospital, day care, etc. in this building. Any further info? Are we going to be told that we are baby-killers?
99 posted on 03/25/2003 8:45:23 PM PST by HarryKnutszacke (All your tag line are belong to us.)
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To: blam
>>People smarter than us had a good reason. I am beginning to wonder how we'll be suprised like the 'left hook' in Gulf War 1 ? (There will be one, count on it!)<<

I certainly agree. I was just wondering what the rationale was. I heard on Fox that it was Bush's decision and the delay was because civilians were in the building. Hopefully, there weren't very many that early in the morning there.

On the left hook; how about carpet bombing the RG with MOAB's?
I think we've got to bomb them relentlessly before we hit that line.
100 posted on 03/25/2003 8:46:09 PM PST by bellevuesbest
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