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"Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:30 am



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.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 2:45 am

Hopefully this will be the last straw...
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:06 am

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

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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:06 am

I am watching it on TV, the explosions were LOUD!
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:06 am

Holy shit, you guys watching this on CNN?

 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:07 am

Hopefully very soon, in lieu of a white flag, the Iraqis hoist Saddam up on a pole and surrender.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:09 am

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


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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:09 am

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.

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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:11 am

Sounds like the CALCM's from those B-52's have arrived.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:12 am

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

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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:12 am

The Iraqi military is soon going to be crippled.....
 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:13 am

what the hell was that mushroom cloud ?

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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:14 am

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

I can see 5 huge buildings ablaze right now.

What a display!!

 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:15 am

what the hell was that mushroom cloud ?

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

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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:15 am

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.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:16 am

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....

 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:18 am

It looks like the whole of Baghdad is burning..

'Shock and Awe' indeed.
 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:20 am

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.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:22 am

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.
 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:23 am

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.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:39 am

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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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:41 am

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.
 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:54 am

I think everyone just found out how powerful the US Military are.
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 3:56 am

This is just the start. Day 1.
 
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RE: "Shock And Awe" Campaign About To Begin

Sat Mar 22, 2003 4:18 am

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

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