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"Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1469 times:



Fox, CNN, abc and NBC are reporting that the "shock and awe" air campaign is about to commence using B-52's, B-2's, F-117's and a combination of F-15's and carrier based fighters.


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

Hopefully this will be the last straw...


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

It has begun, and whether you like this war or not, it is horrible to see it

Jeremy


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
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I am watching it on TV, the explosions were LOUD!



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User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

Holy shit, you guys watching this on CNN?



User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Hopefully very soon, in lieu of a white flag, the Iraqis hoist Saddam up on a pole and surrender.



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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

If you aren't near a TV, get there quick.


'Speed


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

Wolf Blitzer went off the air moments before the bombardment started so we could hear the anti-aircraft gun fire, and all of a sudden KABOOM! Explosions everywhere!!

Shock and Awe campaign is currently under way.

I don't know how there can't be any civilian casualties as a result of these latest strikes. Of course the Iraqi government is probably going to exaggerate the reports.

Hkg82.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Sounds like the CALCM's from those B-52's have arrived.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

I have to say that is one impressive and awsome bombing campaing.

-Christian

Best luck to the pilots which are up there at the moment.


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

The Iraqi military is soon going to be crippled.....

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

what the hell was that mushroom cloud ?

Jeremy


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

The strikes of last night (Baghdad time) were nothing compared to this.

I can see 5 huge buildings ablaze right now.

What a display!!



User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

what the hell was that mushroom cloud ?

Yes, I am wondering about the since I saw it on TV a few minutes ago.

Patrick


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

MOAB maybe. Then again any large explosion will create a mushroom cloud. Given the right atmospheric conditions, even a 1,000 pounder will create a small mushroom cloud under the right conditions. So it was either a large bomb, a large secondary explosion, or both.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

It certainly looked like it!! That intense!!

According to a retired Air Force General who's now commenting on CNN these strikes, they're likely to be Tomahawk cruise missile attacks rather than aircraft bombing....



User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

It looks like the whole of Baghdad is burning..

'Shock and Awe' indeed.


User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Some of those explosions are too large to be TLAM's which only carry a 1,000 pound warhead. So either they were either Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missiles (CALCM's) or more than likely it was a B-2 strike. If you notice how all the explosions were all neatly in a row which seems more like a bomber strike than a missile strike.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineAviationMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

I don't think it was the MOAB, since it can only be launched from the C-130. But then again who knows, as I was watching a plane passed over the CNN's guys hotel and seconds later there was a loud BOOM.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1338 times:

I'm betting it was a B-2 Spirit dropping a train of 2,000lb JDAM's.

The MOAB can also be dropped from a C-17 as well as a C-130.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

The targets were Saddam's Palaces, the people of Baghdad hopefully avoided any injury.

The shock was meant for the Iraqi regime, the awe from the Civilians.

Hopefully the message the Civilians get is that Saddam is finished, and that change is on the way.

Defiently B-2s dropping 2,000 lb JDAMS, also air launched cruise missisles. Those explosions were too big for Sub Launched Tomahawks.



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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

A German correspondent said that most indeed looked like cruise missiles, several fired at each building. But there were also bombs.

She also said that the attacks seem to be quite accurate, I hope she's right and they've only hit the right things.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

I think everyone just found out how powerful the US Military are.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

This is just the start. Day 1.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

That was an amazing sight. I couldn't believe it. Lots of people have died tonight. There's more to come . . .

DC-10


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