Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 589 times:
Whatever it is called, I don't think it's over. I just have a hunch that, before the Battle of Baghdad begins in earnest that the U.S. is going to try and pound the Republican Guards mercessly for a good week or so, just to soften them up and try to soften their resolve to fight.
Anyone seen those Earthview.com pictures of Baghdad that CNN's been showing? Baghdad is one sprawling city, and if you look how many BLOCKS will have to be taken, well, the battle for that city could last several weeks to a month.
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 578 times:
The Americans and British will linger outside of Baghdad poised to invade at any moment keeping the opposition busy and anxious. This staredown will go on and on. Meanwhile, covert ops will be going on inside the city to hunt down the scumbag.
B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 570 times:
Just remember what we've seen on tv is only a small part of what is happening. I bet the real "shock & awe" has been on the Iraqi ground troops and it isn't likely we'll be seeing lots of video of those strikes.
The 4-6 day halt might also be to allow the 4th ID to deploy to the front.