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***Operation Iraqi Freedom - Situation Room - Day 9 - LIVE THREAD*** ^
Multiple | 28 March 2003 | Various

Posted on 03/27/2003 8:56:19 PM PST by An.American.Expatriate

Good Morning.

This is the Daily Thread of Operation Iraqi Freedom - LIVE THREAD.

It is designed for general conversation about the events of the day. In depth discussion of events should be left to individual threads - but links to the threads or other articles is highly encouraged. This allows us to stay abreast of the situation in general, while also providing a means of obtaining specific information.

Please have mercy on us dial up limited FReepers! Limit the big graphics, post links instead. A breif description of what the graphic is would help:

Special thanks to null and void for keeping these running on the weekend, to all of you for keeping these threads alive, the AdminMods for their tolerance, mhking for the video links, and, of course, Belly Girl...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bellygirlauschwitz; iraq; iraqifreedom; war
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To: this_ol_patriot
Oh Sorry :^)

David Christian is also saying he thinks it is to give troops to catch up and get supplies and regroup
3,501 posted on 03/28/2003 9:02:17 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: this_ol_patriot
Based on Rick Leventhal something's up.....it's not just a pause.......and I don't think it will be as long.....

They will be killing Tanks all day everyday

3,502 posted on 03/28/2003 9:02:45 PM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: nicmarlo
Rick is saying that the military is NOT in a hurry and that everything is going as plan so for
3,503 posted on 03/28/2003 9:03:30 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: nicmarlo
That was sarcasm the reporters on Sky News couldn't hide their glee.
3,504 posted on 03/28/2003 9:03:49 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot
Sky News saying this may be political. Otherwise they wouldn't make it public. Something is going on.

I'd like to know just what's going on with the Iraqi opposition groups. You KNOW there has to be a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes in that regard.

3,505 posted on 03/28/2003 9:04:12 PM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: The Wizard
Based on Rick Leventhal something's up

Could be?

3,506 posted on 03/28/2003 9:04:27 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: Mo1
Don't be sorry I should have put a smiley up. ;-)
3,507 posted on 03/28/2003 9:04:50 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: The Wizard
Flushing the vermin out of the Baghdad sewers?
3,508 posted on 03/28/2003 9:04:58 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: chnsmok
Rick is reporting that they are down to 2 meal packs a day .. but they are not having a shortage of water or fuel
3,509 posted on 03/28/2003 9:06:40 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: Mo1
Operational pause because they say of supply shortages and they want to put armor along the supply road to protect the thin skinned supply vehicles. Fuel use restricted and water and food in short supply at front. Soldiers rations have been cut from 3 to 1 per day. All other operations to proceed as normal.....Sky News.
3,510 posted on 03/28/2003 9:07:55 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: Mo1
Rick is trying to report .. he has been briefed .. BUT .. he cannot comment on the lastest news .. but he is not surprised on the newW

Yes...thanks for posting that...I heard the last half of what you posted...tv in other room. Hmmmmmmmmm. Rummy today said there's no shortages, didn't he????

3,511 posted on 03/28/2003 9:09:45 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: this_ol_patriot
That was sarcasm

LOL....BBC is vey bad! : )

3,512 posted on 03/28/2003 9:10:52 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Mo1
Maybe just let them come to us for a while. I suspect lots of booms in the future. Now an intensive air campaign.

BOOMS!
3,513 posted on 03/28/2003 9:11:16 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: this_ol_patriot
BOOM sound in Bagdad

Geraldo saying that this pause WILL NOT stop the air action in Bagdad
3,514 posted on 03/28/2003 9:11:22 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: nicmarlo
To be honest, I didn't catch all of Rummy's briefing
3,515 posted on 03/28/2003 9:12:22 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: chnsmok
FNC is saying that this might give Saddam/troops to stick their heads out a bit and we can see what he is up to
3,516 posted on 03/28/2003 9:14:52 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: this_ol_patriot
Observation: Something doesn't smell right......

You don't announce a stand down to your enemies:

My guess is they have found how easy it is for the Apaches to kill the tanks that they want to let it roll for a couple days....

Also

This will use the supply line as bait, drawing out the death squads, which will be destroyed

3,517 posted on 03/28/2003 9:14:53 PM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard
You don't announce a stand down to your enemies:

That was my thought .. it is odd to announce

Adam Hanely reporting the KC missile was a sear sucker (sp?) made by China that came from Southern Iraq

3,518 posted on 03/28/2003 9:17:03 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: cactusSharp
"sorta...still light there.....some marinating of targets still, then watch......funny we have been 50 miles from Iraq two and a half days huh.......lololol"

Yah... I've noticed that too. They are always on the move and still 50 miles. Must be circling...

3,519 posted on 03/28/2003 9:17:21 PM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: Mo1
Silkworn...but close :^)
3,520 posted on 03/28/2003 9:25:16 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: Mo1
OMG Did Adam Hanely say that???? sorry.
3,521 posted on 03/28/2003 9:26:38 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: chnsmok
I heard Silkworn reported earlier but that wasn't what Adam said in his latest report
3,522 posted on 03/28/2003 9:27:19 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: Mo1
I thought you said sear sucker. I really apologize.
3,523 posted on 03/28/2003 9:28:46 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: Green
Department of Misinformation! LOL - sounds like me misunderstanding your post.
3,524 posted on 03/28/2003 9:29:34 PM PST by Peach
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To: chnsmok
it's ok .. maybe I'm not spelling it right, I can't speall to save my life .. but Adam didn't call it a silkworm this time
3,525 posted on 03/28/2003 9:30:48 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: chnsmok
There's a post on FR that says the Pentagon says this pause is far from confirmed. Personally, I think it's a real deal but the Pentagon is finding ways to handle the PR aspects.

Definitely not kosher to let your enemy know you're having ANY problems, no matter how minor.

3,526 posted on 03/28/2003 9:31:16 PM PST by Peach
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To: chnsmok
FOX: not a pause, the air war goes on, the RG is going to be killed for 2 days and when ready, they will surrender...
3,527 posted on 03/28/2003 9:31:42 PM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: Peach
yes. too bad. i sure hope the rg don't come out and try to take this opportunity of us being out of bullets. /sarcism off
3,528 posted on 03/28/2003 9:33:58 PM PST by rlbedfor
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To: The Wizard
Over to the new thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/878936/posts I suppose everyone else is there. Boy am I slow. (No comments please...thanks)
3,529 posted on 03/28/2003 9:34:02 PM PST by chnsmok
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To: cibco
funny..all are stressed...told ya sumpthin was up
3,530 posted on 03/28/2003 9:39:50 PM PST by cactusSharp (( if pc skills named us,I'd be backspace delete))
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To: All
FOX: 24-48 hours max....everything moving ahead, no change in the war, just a repositioning of materials.
3,531 posted on 03/28/2003 9:45:08 PM PST by The Wizard (Saddamocrats are enemies of America)
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To: The Wizard
The vindication comes with success.Victory will not come by news paper,press, commentator,or pundit. I feel good.
3,532 posted on 03/28/2003 9:58:19 PM PST by MEG33
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To: The Wizard; All
Moving On To Next Thread ... ***Operation Iraqi Freedom - Situation Room - Day 10 - LIVE THREAD***


3,533 posted on 03/28/2003 9:59:20 PM PST by Mo1 (Can I ask the media stupid questions?)
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To: DollyCali
My gosh! 400 posts since I've been here. I'll be there in a sec......Just gonna scan these 400 until I catch up.

Nam Vet

3,534 posted on 03/28/2003 10:10:32 PM PST by Nam Vet (When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading)
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To: DollyCali
"There is a young man from germany your age.. trying to recall his screenname... he posted quite a bit on yesterday's thread. He was not too impressed with SnA"

Personally I think the 'Shock and Awe' is being reserved for our final assault. All of the planners.....military and political have sucked everyone into the plan, including the media, Saddam and his supporters here and in Baghdad. We all know how Dubya has jammed it up the a** of his enemies in the past. Be prepared for Dubya AND the military to do the same thing again. After all of the petty 'paramilitaries' have been eliminated during this so called lull and killed during seek and destroy missions, and all of the vaunted Republican Guard units have been herded into a killing box, shock and awe will be unleashed before during and after the final assault on Baghdad.

The "Shock and Awe" will be the conclusion of the 'Battle of Baghdad' and be the conclusion rather than the beginning. JMHO

Nam Vet

3,535 posted on 03/28/2003 10:30:44 PM PST by Nam Vet (When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading)
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To: SandyInSeattle
thanks, we are ok. Turns out my husband heard and felt the thing too. He was at a hardware store 8 miles from here. Local PD said they've had numerous calls in the last few days about the same thing in our area. Maybe sonic booms. We're not to far from a military air base.
3,536 posted on 03/28/2003 10:44:52 PM PST by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: Consort
"The Craw!"

I loved that episode! I was also reminded of the classic "My name is Abu Bin Boobie!" "No, MY name is Abu Bin Boobie!"

One of the funniest shows ever on TV...

Ed
3,537 posted on 03/28/2003 11:31:56 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: two23

Here's another view...

I'm guessing (from the audio) that this camera was about a mile away. I grabbed this from a Reuters feed.

3,538 posted on 03/29/2003 1:09:16 AM PST by Redcloak (All work and no FReep makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no FReep make s Jack a dul boy. Allwork an)
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To: Dog
Yes, alas, I said it, and it was true. It wasn't hard to know, actually, since I wrote it first in "The War Against the Terror Masters," which was released in September and went to press last June.

And Syria, too...since they believe they are next, they have to try to tie us down in Iraq and bleed us to death, counting on American public opinion and the notoriously short attention span of American political leaders to get us out before they, the Syrians and Iranians, are brought down by their own people.
3,539 posted on 03/30/2003 11:24:11 AM PST by MLedeen
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