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***Operation Iraqi Freedom - Situation Room - Day 17 - LIVE THREAD***
EVERYWHERE!!! | 5 APR 03 | An.American.Expatriate

Posted on 04/04/2003 9:04:16 PM PST by null and void

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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:

To all who helped this get started and keep it running, thank you!

Special thanks to An.American.Expatriate for staring the daily threads, Mo1 for the screamer, the AdminMods for their tolerance, mhking for the video links, Ragtime Cowgirl for her Exclusive Live Transcription Service™, and, of course, Belly Girl...


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; freedom; iraq; saddam
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To: TomGuy
And you reward you tribe/sect the Sunni and they help you against the Kurds and Shiite.
3,951 posted on 04/05/2003 5:06:19 PM PST by JLS
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To: Consort
i've tried all the links i can think of... all dead currently. bummer.

too bad abu dhabi's link isn't active. hmmmmm.

hmmmmm.
3,952 posted on 04/05/2003 5:06:33 PM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way -- God bless America)
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To: umbagi
Achmed, fix cams ,,,Achmed, fix cams ,,,Achmed, fix cams ,,,
3,953 posted on 04/05/2003 5:06:34 PM PST by TigersEye (Let the liberals whine, it's what they do!)
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To: MinuteGal
IRAQ SHAVE

Lol! The Baghdad Airport signs went up fast. Or, perhaps Saddam thought the signs said Saddam Int'l. (^:

3,954 posted on 04/05/2003 5:06:49 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ("It's time to be patient and let it play out." - SOD Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: knak
claims that invasion pictures were staged

The real problem with the Saddam regime is that they are fixated on their friend in Hollywood.

THEY base their entire defense strategy on a Hollywood movie (Blackhawk Down) and their propoganda claims that our entire war effort is based on another movie (Wag the Dog).

Saddam's been watching way many movies. He's become obsessed. Maybe he just want to date Nicole Kidman or somethin'.

3,955 posted on 04/05/2003 5:07:00 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Beret Boy tomorrow: Those booms you hear are not bombs, and to continue with our movie motif, I will claim they are the footsteps of the T-rex from Jurassic Park.
3,956 posted on 04/05/2003 5:08:08 PM PST by ztiworoh
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To: umbagi
Sorry... Busy trying to channel Achmed to get the cams fixed.

Maybe, if we all yell at our monitors in synch it will wake Achmed up!
3,957 posted on 04/05/2003 5:08:21 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Consort
Kirk: Bones, What about Ensign George W. Bush?
McCoy: He led, Jim.
3,958 posted on 04/05/2003 5:08:50 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God be with our troops and President Bush)
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To: GirlShortstop
"I make my beds with hospital corners...

Is there any other way?"


I had a feeling you were exact!!!!
3,959 posted on 04/05/2003 5:10:46 PM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: ztiworoh
I'm expecting in his next video he'll come out bald as billiard ball, pouring water over his head and patting his dome with his hands. All while uttering the same gobbledy-gook.
3,960 posted on 04/05/2003 5:11:25 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Bulldogs22
"Is there any other way?"

Fitted sheets.
3,961 posted on 04/05/2003 5:12:29 PM PST by Poser
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To: JLS
It bugs me that people whose business is words don't seem to know what words mean.

Symbolic... yeah, right.

The Detroit Free Press reported the Baghdad Airport was under siege. What could that possibly mean? They also described the battle for Baghdad as erupting as if it were unplanned.

BAH, HUMBUG!
3,962 posted on 04/05/2003 5:12:37 PM PST by aloysius89 (fascite magnopere aut iti domun)
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To: retrokitten
>>>Yesterday at FreeRepublic, in this thread there was discussion about Tony's pic in his FOX bio looking like a High School picture. He just announced that he updated the pic in his bio.

Get right out of town!! That was me and two23 who were complaining about that! How funny is that??

HELLO TONY!!! Say Hi to your fans!

3,963 posted on 04/05/2003 5:14:00 PM PST by AFPhys (((PRAYING for: President Bush & advisors, troops & families, Americans)))
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To: Poser
Hey, Poser.

I've been outta pocket all afternoon...babysitting. She's taking a nap now...any big developments?

I tried all the cams. Looks like all connections are down. Have there been any BagCam shots on TV?

Thanks to anyone who can give me a brief news bulletin!
3,964 posted on 04/05/2003 5:14:44 PM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: maica
Gosh...
3,965 posted on 04/05/2003 5:14:46 PM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: Lauratealeaf
I found a working webcam.


  
...Only Saddam's webcam is working.
3,966 posted on 04/05/2003 5:14:58 PM PST by Consort
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To: All
I have not been able to watch TV or sit at PC since last night. Has anyone seen Ollie North? I have not seen him since last night when they lost contact with him
3,967 posted on 04/05/2003 5:15:30 PM PST by fiesti
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To: maica
Who's this Tony guy everyone's talking about?
3,968 posted on 04/05/2003 5:15:41 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (my cat's breath smells of Cheeto's and marshmallows)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Gee, I thought he was fixated on Monty Python (and now for something completely different......)
3,969 posted on 04/05/2003 5:16:06 PM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: TomGuy
I've even gone through all the Universal Remote device codes, and can't find one that works.

Come on, Achmed!

3,970 posted on 04/05/2003 5:16:23 PM PST by umbagi
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
I believe that Saddam was convinced that pick up trucks with mounted machine guns was the way to defeat the US Forces since it worked so well in Somalia. He did not reckon that under Bush unlike Clinton we would not take away the support of heavy armor, artillery and a full array of Air support for our forces. In other words, Saddam was not dealing with an incompetent leader this time.
3,971 posted on 04/05/2003 5:16:37 PM PST by brydic1
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To: Timeout
Not much new here. Lots of booms in Baghdad. All cams went down about a half an hour ago. We're still argueing about whether Saddam is dead.

The best new stuff is the Chemical Ali is Dead Iraq Shave verses (like Burma Shave signs).

Fox has been showing their "exclusive video" over and over.
3,972 posted on 04/05/2003 5:17:01 PM PST by Poser
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To: TomGuy
How the heck did he take over and hold the country for 30 years if he's that militarily stupid?

You start with gun control--to disarm the populace. Then you create a band of thugs (feydaheen/gestapo ATF/DEA) to enforce order. Then you can starve the people and use the nation's oil wealth (institute socialized medicine, tax top 10% wage earners, create hate thought crimes, cripple education at its foundation and throw money at it as a cure) for your personal use. Make the people dependent on you for even their daily food.

Hello, Hitlery! Seig heil! (Welfare victory!)

3,973 posted on 04/05/2003 5:17:05 PM PST by TigersEye (The Democrats or soooo 9/10)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
According to his former mistress, he watches "The Godfather" all the time.
3,974 posted on 04/05/2003 5:17:13 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (my cat's breath smells of Cheeto's and marshmallows)
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To: umbagi
Have the cable channels shown a live BagCam since we lost ours?
3,975 posted on 04/05/2003 5:17:23 PM PST by Timeout (...an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm--GWB inaugural address)
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To: Lauratealeaf
Most Excellent!!!
3,976 posted on 04/05/2003 5:17:25 PM PST by johnnyd
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To: Consort
I see Channel Up and Down, Volume Up and Down and a whole lot of numbers.
3,977 posted on 04/05/2003 5:18:16 PM PST by Socratic (A little questioning couldn't hurt.)
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To: Timeout
Have the cable channels shown a live BagCam since we lost ours?

Good observation... I don't believe they have. The last one I saw on FNC was the same pic I was seeing on NTV at the time.

3,978 posted on 04/05/2003 5:18:42 PM PST by umbagi
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To: fiesti
Yes, he was on for a short time today, I think around noon. He still sounded very tired and a little down since he worked the medivac helos and their very quite a few casualties. He was full of admiration for his Marines.
3,979 posted on 04/05/2003 5:18:54 PM PST by brydic1
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Since we have a little lull here..thought I would post a link about the rebuilding going in on Afghanistan:

http://www.centcom.mil/CentcomNews/Stories/Operation%20Enduring%20Freedom/04_03/4.htm

3,980 posted on 04/05/2003 5:18:58 PM PST by Green
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To: Consort
Anybody got a price on round trip to Baghdad International, since the Bagcams are down, might as well watch in person.
3,981 posted on 04/05/2003 5:19:15 PM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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4000 coming up. Who hasn't got it yet?
3,982 posted on 04/05/2003 5:19:18 PM PST by Poser
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To: Socratic
What browser are you using?
3,983 posted on 04/05/2003 5:19:40 PM PST by Consort
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To: Green
Evening everyone....anything new??
3,984 posted on 04/05/2003 5:19:54 PM PST by Dog ("I want my freedom. I don't want food or water. I just want freedom." - an Iraqi man to a US soldier)
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To: Dog
Nothing new.

Eraserhead on Fox. The lovely Heather Nauer is up also.
3,985 posted on 04/05/2003 5:20:32 PM PST by Poser
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To: Consort
That's great! How do you guys do that???
3,986 posted on 04/05/2003 5:21:24 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God be with our troops and President Bush)
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To: Tree of Liberty
The only movie they're gonna have to watch is "Welcome to your colon"!
3,987 posted on 04/05/2003 5:21:35 PM PST by POGIFFMOO (illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: retrokitten
Well just before 2pm today, as Tony was saying buh-bye, they brought up a still of Tony to plug Fox News Sunday, and the photo was obviously several years old (no grey hair) and Tony made an off-the-cuff remark about how bad the photo was. So 5 hours later someone replaced the image with a more recent one, and Tony then commented on how quickly the techies made the change after Tony's remark at 2pm.
3,988 posted on 04/05/2003 5:22:11 PM PST by golas1964
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To: brydic1
tyvm. I really was a bit worried cause when they lost him last night he was coughing. I am just as proud of ollie as I am all of our troops.
3,989 posted on 04/05/2003 5:22:13 PM PST by fiesti
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To: brydic1
He was with the 5th Marines as they entered Baghdad proper from the East. They were proceeding down streets with 5 and 6 story buildings. The medivac helo had problems with a load of wounded and had to set down in the midst of street fighting. He said the battalion commander charged out and gave them protection while they repaired the helo and took off.
3,990 posted on 04/05/2003 5:22:24 PM PST by brydic1
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To: Poser
me
3,991 posted on 04/05/2003 5:22:27 PM PST by knak (kelly in alaska)
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To: Consort
Sorry for the confusion, I was just commenting on what I "viewed" looking at my TV remote control.
3,992 posted on 04/05/2003 5:23:24 PM PST by Socratic (A little questioning couldn't hurt.)
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To: POGIFFMOO
get me a ticket too !!! I wanna see that statue that we keep seeing on the bag cam go DOWN !!!
3,993 posted on 04/05/2003 5:24:02 PM PST by fiesti
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To: Dog
Hi Dog. I just got back and am catching up but it seems kind of quiet now, so that means the troops are active.
3,994 posted on 04/05/2003 5:24:09 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God be with our troops and President Bush)
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To: golas1964
Oh, Tony Snow. Got it now. Sorry, running on fumes here.
3,995 posted on 04/05/2003 5:25:25 PM PST by Tree of Liberty (my cat's breath smells of Cheeto's and marshmallows)
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To: Lauratealeaf
Kirk: Bones, what about Ensign Thread?
McCoy: He's dead, Jim.
3,996 posted on 04/05/2003 5:25:44 PM PST by TigersEye (The Democrats or soooo 9/10)
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To: fiesti
tyvm. I really was a bit worried cause when they lost him last night he was coughing. I am just as proud of ollie as I am all of our troops.

I heard Ollie on the radio for a little bit yesterday and he sounded exhausted.

3,997 posted on 04/05/2003 5:25:49 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God be with our troops and President Bush)
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To: fiesti
here another "story" I would like to see some followup on: remember when bill tierney, former UN weapons inspector, said on Hannity that there was a huge underground nuclear weapons plant outside baghdad? our forces must be near that location there, where is this place?
3,998 posted on 04/05/2003 5:25:53 PM PST by oceanview
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To: Poser
4000
3,999 posted on 04/05/2003 5:26:04 PM PST by allodialman
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To: oceanview
4000
4,000 posted on 04/05/2003 5:26:08 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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