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Posted: 9/5/2002 6:37:51 PM EDT
it's on
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:39:37 PM EDT
Really?
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:41:13 PM EDT
any links to news agencies with the story?
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:41:22 PM EDT
bullshit, but it is whishfull thinking
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:42:17 PM EDT
If its true, this is awesome but until I see a link, I am a nonbeliever keving67
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:43:39 PM EDT
Not exactly news. US and UK forces have been bombing Iraq on and off for the last decades. (Could that be the reason they don't like us much over there?)
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:44:55 PM EDT
NEVER DOUBT BRUCE DICKENSON!!! Oh fiddlesticks, this is dated June 9. NO! THEY DATED IT THE EUROPEAN WAY! 100 jets join attack on Iraq By Michael Smith, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 06/09/2002) About 100 American and British aircraft took part in an attack on Iraq's major western air defence installation yesterday in the biggest single operation over the country for four years. Click to enlarge The raid appeared to be a prelude to the type of special forces operations that would have to begin weeks before a possible American-led war. It was launched two days before a war summit between President George W Bush and Tony Blair in America. The Prime Minister promised that Britain would be alongside the Americans "when the shooting starts". The raid seemed designed to destroy air defences to allow easy access for special forces helicopters to fly into Iraq via Jordan or Saudi Arabia to hunt down Scud missiles before a possible war within the next few months. Although only 12 aircraft dropped precision-guided bombs on to the H3 airfield, 240 miles west of Baghdad and close to Jordan, many support aircraft took part. The strikes were carried out by nine American F15 Strike Eagles and three RAF Tornado GR4 ground attack aircraft flying from Kuwait. At least seven types of aircraft took part. Fighter cover was provided by US F-16 Fighting Falcons and RAF Tornado F3s from Saudi Arabia. RAF VC10 tanker aircraft flying from Bahrain were among the support aircraft. These also included EA6b Prowlers, which send out signals to confuse enemy radar, and E3a Awacs aircraft that co-ordinate operations and carry out reconnaissance of any response. RAF Tornados also took part in the reconnaissance. American central command refused to go into detail about the number of aircraft involved in the raid. It said: "Coalition strikes in the no-fly zones are executed as a self-defence measure in response to Iraqi hostile threats and acts against coalition forces and their aircraft." The Pentagon said that the raid was launched in "response to recent Iraqi hostile acts against coalition aircraft monitoring the southern no-fly zone". Iraq had made 130 attempts to shoot down coalition aircraft this year. The Ministry of Defence in London refused to confirm that RAF aircraft had taken part, but defence sources said that Tornado ground attack and reconnaissance aircraft played a key role. The attack on what the American central command described as an "air defence command and control facility" was the first time that a target in western Iraq had been attacked during the patrols of the southern no-fly zone. Until yesterday, all strikes had been against air defence sites in the south, around Basra, Amara, Nassairya and Baghdad. Central command said it was still assessing the damage caused by the attack. If the air defence installation was not destroyed, a second raid is expected. As well as blinding Iraqi radar to any special forces helicopters, the loss of the H3 installation would allow allied aircraft mounting major raids on Iraq a trouble-free route into the country. In a further sign that America was preparing for war, a Pentagon official confirmed that heavy armour, ammunition and other equipment had been moved to Kuwait from huge stores in Qatar. Thomas White, the army secretary, said: "We have done a lot with pre-positioned stocks in the Gulf, making sure that they are in the right spot to support whatever the president wants to do." Any war on Iraq is likely to begin with a gradual intensification of attacks on air defences. But yesterday's raid appears more likely to be related to the special forces Scud hunts. It was the SAS which specialised in the attempts to hunt down the Scuds during the Gulf war. Although the raids were largely unsuccessful, they spawned a series of rival books by former members of the regiment. Mr Bush, speaking in Louisville, Kentucky, said that, besides having talks with Mr Blair, he would be meeting the leaders of France, Russia, China and Canada over the next few days. He would tell them that "history has called us into action" to oust Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq. He said he was looking forward to the talks, but suggested that the US could do the job on its own if need be. "I am a patient man," he said. "I've got tools; we've got tools at our disposal. We cannot let the world's worst leaders blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:45:27 PM EDT
[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/09/06/wirq06.xml&sSheet=/news/2002/09/06/ixnewstop.html&secureRefresh=true&_requestid=32726[/url] looks like it went down yesterday
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:46:32 PM EDT
You know, at the Pueblo Depot, we still have tonnes of Mustard gas Shells and other nasty stuff they have been searching for a way to dispose of...
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:55:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 6:56:56 PM EDT
We never stopped bombing Iraq. What do you mean it is starting?
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:02:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2002 7:03:25 PM EDT by Kar98]
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Its starting!!!! its starting!!! I hope they kill thousands.
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You're a fricking dimbulb. "It" never stopped to begin with, and "I hope they kill thousands"....pfffft, that line defies any intellectual attempt of commenting on it, so I'll just go and call you: numbskull, dimwit, retard, mental dwarf, and hypocrite. Edited to add: IBTL
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:09:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:12:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: You think I care what some skinny little runt like you thinks ? Go fuck youself Kar!
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You obviously do, sweetheart :)
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:16:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2002 7:40:33 PM EDT by gardenWeasel]
[flame][peep][flame] WOOOHOOOO!!! IBTF!!! (In between the flames)
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:17:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2002 7:46:33 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:18:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2002 7:19:59 PM EDT by Balzac72]
Originally Posted By Kar98:
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: You think I care what some skinny little runt like you thinks ? Go fuck youself Kar!
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You obviously do, sweetheart :)
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BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! Man, we KNOW where this post is heading! [modvoice]Kar98 and Ilikelegs, please check your IM's.[/modvoice] I'm personally offended by this rash of un-PC name calling. There are plenty of skinny little runts that are now crying themselves to sleep because of you. BE ASHAMED! Edited to say: IBTL BABY!
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:21:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:22:11 PM EDT
I don't agree with the us waging war on iraq,unless they bomb the fack out of him,then bomb the fack out of him again,and again,then and only then send troops.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:23:07 PM EDT
argh, must we start with the name calling crap so early in the thread? guys, please. some civility perhaps?
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:30:35 PM EDT
I hope the war on Iraq turns into a big ground war. Most of my battles are wanting to get out. The number one reason why is NO action. A large amount of them are infantry or ground force related. Two of them are part of a counter-terrorist unit. Even after 9/11 they didn't deploy into the middle east. The rest have done nothing, but train and run drills. The military isn't what it was years ago. The Air Force is running the show these days. Some may have a opinion on this, but this is what I've heard from Marines & Army soldiers.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:36:08 PM EDT
Its better to take the fight to Saddam and kick his sorry ass once and for all. As far as the rest of the Arab world, I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire. Hopefully that will be soon. Lebrew
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:39:20 PM EDT
[:D]
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:40:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: you obviously have a hard time ready anything thats' not written in German.
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I'll give you, say, well, no time limit for you; take all the time you need; to think about the utter stupidity of this remark of yours. But you really should fix it so it at least remotely resembles properly used English.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:41:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:49:35 PM EDT
The [b]Bee[/b]keeper...killing yellowjackets [;)] ps...I know yellowjackets arent the same thing...but I still found it humorous [:)]
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:51:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:51:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Fixed it for you Kar.
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There, isn't that better? At least you can follow simple instructions.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:57:08 PM EDT
Hold your horses... Nothing is starting... 100 total planes isn't a very large strike package... 15 strike aircraft (probably 1 per target), and the other 85 were tankers, AWACS, CAP, ECM, and such... A 15 plane raid isn't a big deal, people, and although it's been a while since we've thrown one at Saddam, it's probably just a practice run to see how easy it is to kill his AA network... When you see 30-40+ strike aircraft in one raid, THEN 'it's starting'...
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:57:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 7:58:49 PM EDT
Me: why are these green followers 10 dollars a peice? Vendor: Them little buggers add a extra 5 round cap ass aty to these here USA 30 round clips. Me: Oh really? I'll take 10 followers and clips (lol) Vendor: Are you shitting me? Alright, hey joe, get the calulator! Me: Oops. I just remembered, I didnt bring my wallet, sorry.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 8:05:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/5/2002 8:11:23 PM EDT
Well, its a start.[heavy][:P] -T.
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 8:48:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Thank you also to the kind soul who brought this to my attention. Teamwork works!! [:D]
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Who's brown nosing beekeeper ?[:O]
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He must have smelled bananas.[:D]
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 9:29:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/5/2002 9:46:05 PM EDT
God, I wish I was there. May everybody come home in one piece, (except for the worthless Iraqi muslim scumbags.)
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Link Posted: 9/5/2002 10:23:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Hmmmmm . . . I leave for an hour to do some killing myself (nest of yellow jackets) and we have a little pissing match. I'm glad that things are more civil now. Thanks guys! Thank you also to the kind soul who brought this to my attention. Teamwork works!! [:D] Carry on . . . but please be thrilled that our wrath is unleashed, and joined in the effort. HOAHHH!
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Ya know it just sounds wrong you and Honeybee killing "yellow jackets"....it seems like killing your cousins.....just thinking bout it gives me "hives".....I don't think you could say anythign to take the "sting" out of that vision....and for that matter I thought you were wanting to take out aggressions on Muslim Extremists....not a bunch of "WASPs".....well at least you didn't "Bumble" the job......
Link Posted: 9/5/2002 10:39:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 4:02:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Hmmmmm . . . I leave for an hour to do some killing myself (nest of yellow jackets) and we have a little pissing match. I'm glad that things are more civil now. Thanks guys! Thank you also to the kind soul who brought this to my attention. Teamwork works!! [:D] Carry on . . . but please be thrilled that our wrath is unleashed, and joined in the effort. HOAHHH!
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Ya know it just sounds wrong you and Honeybee killing "yellow jackets"....it seems like killing your cousins.....just thinking bout it gives me "hives".....I don't think you could say anythign to take the "sting" out of that vision....and for that matter I thought you were wanting to take out aggressions on Muslim Extremists....not a bunch of "WASPs".....well at least you didn't "Bumble" the job......
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Man, this was baaaaad! [:)]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 4:03:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Just don't make the subject so shallow. You might get a meaningful dialog from some of the people here. And some day, people may actually start to like you. I know that's pushing it but it's possible.
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You're collecting those lines from Chinese fortune cookies, aren't you?
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 4:31:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 7:18:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Balzac72:
Originally Posted By CosmicOne-Der:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Hmmmmm . . . I leave for an hour to do some killing myself (nest of yellow jackets) and we have a little pissing match. I'm glad that things are more civil now. Thanks guys! Thank you also to the kind soul who brought this to my attention. Teamwork works!! [:D] Carry on . . . but please be thrilled that our wrath is unleashed, and joined in the effort. HOAHHH!
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Ya know it just sounds wrong you and Honeybee killing "yellow jackets"....it seems like killing your cousins.....just thinking bout it gives me "hives".....I don't think you could say anythign to take the "sting" out of that vision....and for that matter I thought you were wanting to take out aggressions on Muslim Extremists....not a bunch of "WASPs".....well at least you didn't "Bumble" the job......
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Man, this was baaaaad! [:)]
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I thought it was a "honey" of a joke....but you called it "baaaaaad"....I made no reference to sheep so what the hell are "ewe" referring to? You thought you could pull the "wool" over my eyes and change the subject? Or were you just gonna "ram" your change thru for "shear" pleasure? Leave my jokes "bee" and quit "flocking" with them. Even if you want to make yourself "herd" [whacko]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 7:28:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 7:30:56 PM EDT
WooooooHoooooo! My first IBTL! [bounce]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 7:34:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 9:28:33 PM EDT
All I have is scuttlebutt, so if I'm wrong don't think me a retard (In the spirit of PC, I hereby apologize to any and all retards who may be reading this post) My daughters fiancee who is a Sgt. in the Army called her from an "undisclosed" overseas location today and said we bombed the shit out of someplace near Bagdahd early this morning. That's all I know or have heard. [x]
Link Posted: 9/6/2002 9:47:38 PM EDT
IBTL!
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