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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:32 PM
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Over three years later...
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/01/25/1042911596206...

800 missiles to hit Iraq in first 48 hours

By Andrew West and agencies
January 26 2003
The Sun-Herald


The US intends to shatter Iraq "physically, emotionally and psychologically" by raining down on its people as many as 800 cruise missiles in two days.

The Pentagon battle plan aims not only to crush Iraqi troops, but also wipe out power and water supplies in the capital, Baghdad.

It is based on a strategy known as "Shock and Awe", conceived at the National Defense University in Washington, in which between 300 and 400 cruise missiles would fall on Iraq each day for two consecutive days. It would be more than twice the number of missiles launched during the entire 40 days of the 1991 GulfWar.

"There will not be a safe place in Baghdad," a Pentagon official told America's CBS News after a briefing on the plan. "The sheer size of this has never been seen before, never been contemplated before." snip

"We want them to quit, not to fight," Ullman said, "so that you have this simultaneous effect - rather like the nuclear weapons at Hiroshima - not taking days or weeks but minutes." snip

"You're sitting in Baghdad and, all of a sudden, you're the general and 30 of your division headquarters have been wiped out," Mr Ullman said. "You also take the city down. By that I mean you get rid of their power and water. In two, three, four, five days they are physically, emotionally and psychologically exhausted."

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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:35 PM
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1. Worked out real well didn't it?
It's as if they were children playing in a fairy dream land. No reality involved in the planning at all....

These are crimes against Humanity.....
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 PM
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2. War crime. n/t
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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3. ...wipe out power and water supplies...
And still no power or water. Bush is a war criminal.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 PM
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4. What is the difference between Osama attacking civilians and
the US government attacking civilians...
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:46 PM
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5. Sadly....there is no difference!!
What the American people need to understand is that this administration will turn on it's own citizens to keep power....it's going to get a lot worse in our country before November....
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:50 PM
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6. I feel that you are right.....
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