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Shhh... don't tell Saddam, this is how it's going down!

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by rockHEAD, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. rockHEAD

    rockHEAD Contributing Member

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    U.S. aim in Iraq: 'Lightning' action

    By Dave Moniz, USA TODAY

    WASHINGTON — On a moonless night as soon as December, a flock of B-2 Stealth bombers cruising some six miles above Baghdad, Iraq, unleashes dozens of satellite-guided bombs on military command and air defense targets.

    Waves of Navy F-18s and Air Force F-15s and F-16s follow. They fly just under the speed of sound, dodging orange anti-aircraft tracer fire to hunt chemical and biological weapons facilities. An all-night barrage of Tomahawk cruise missiles rains down on Saddam Hussein's 50 presidential palaces and on the base of his internal security forces.

    Then come the foot soldiers.

    This is how the Bush administration's campaign to dislodge Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could begin. While the Pentagon continues to refine options for a possible invasion of Iraq and has made no final decision, a broad outline for how the war could be fought is emerging from months of heated debate within the Pentagon and U.S. Central Command in Tampa.

    From Day 1, it would be fast:

    Army Rangers with night-vision goggles and "whisper" microphones would parachute from C-130s flying at 500 feet to seize airfields in southern and western Iraq. After a 10-second plunge to earth, they would quickly set up hubs for tens of thousands of American ground forces streaming into these new bases by air and land.

    And the campaign would be sophisticated:

    The arrival of U.S. troops would coincide with the dropping of leaflets and blaring radio broadcasts designed to persuade Iraq's conscript army to lay down its weapons and help "liberate" the country.


    click for complete, not so secret, article
     
  2. heypartner

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    let me guess the name

    <b>Operation Let's Roll</b>

    In honor of the last comment heard by Todd Beamer on his cell phone.
     
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    it just show how much usa could dominate the world. Man they don't have a chance...but i still hate war
     
  4. B-Bob

    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    Should we have a NAME THAT OPERATION thread/contest? Would anybody take offense? I love those operation names, boy howdy! :D
     
  5. heypartner

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    Operation Here's Johnny
     
  6. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet
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    Operation darkie shield.
     
  7. VooDooPope

    VooDooPope Love > Hate
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    Operation Redrum Maddas
     
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    Operation Brown Streak
     
  9. rockHEAD

    rockHEAD Contributing Member

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    want to Name That War? GO HERE

    thanks...
     
  10. dc sports

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    Perhaps we could pay for it by selling the corporate naming rights:

     

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