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m4star
03-19-2003, 12:26 PM
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/waroniraq/articles/3895393?source=Evening%20Standard

I pray that this ends quickly and with as little devistation as possible. My thoughts are with our military, their families, and the innocent civilians in Iraq.

Melinda

m4star
03-19-2003, 12:27 PM
I just noticed when I posted the first thread that it was my 900th post on this BB. What a sad one for such a momentous number.

emily
03-19-2003, 12:55 PM
:( and a big heart heavy sigh pretty much sums it up for me.

My thoughts are with the families...

Emily

stefania4
03-19-2003, 01:07 PM
I just pulled that off the Drudge Report.

May God help us all.

Peggy C.
03-19-2003, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the link, I support the work and efforts of our troupes.....and pray for the people in Iraq.

Guest
03-19-2003, 03:09 PM
I know it is only a matter of time, but neither the BBC online or the Guardian online are reporting this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/

m4star
03-19-2003, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by MWS
I know it is only a matter of time, but neither the BBC online or the Guardian online are reporting this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/

Yup, it's now being reported on the Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,917323,00.html

Guest
03-19-2003, 03:28 PM
After reading the Guardian article, I still don't think the war has officially started. The activity in the no fly zone has been going on since the Gulf War in response to Iraqi anti-aircraft attacks. The Guardian article says that these attacks have been stepped up to prepare for a large scale invasion.

m4star
03-19-2003, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by MWS
After reading the Guardian article, I still don't think the war has officially started. The activity in the no fly zone has been going on since the Gulf War in response to Iraqi anti-aircraft attacks. The Guardian article says that these attacks have been stepped up to prepare for a large scale invasion.

Yes, but this statement (from the London Evening Standard) makes me think that things have really started:

British and American troops were involved in fierce fighting near Iraq's main port today as the war to topple Saddam Hussein began. The firefight broke out near Basra as men of the Special Boat Service targeted the strategically vital city and the oilfields in southern Iraq. At the same time allied troops were flooding into the demilitarised zone on the Iraqi border with Kuwait 40 miles away to take up positions for an all-out invasion.

Guest
03-19-2003, 04:00 PM
I wonder why that report isn't showing up on the BBC or Guardian or the NYT's or CNN. If I read it in more than one place, I would give it more credence. But at this time, I really want some corroboration from another source.

swquilts
03-19-2003, 04:12 PM
According to what I've read we have only bombed some munition places near the no fly zone and have not attacked central Iraq. This was just what I've seen so far.

stefania4
03-19-2003, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by MWS
I wonder why that report isn't showing up on the BBC or Guardian or the NYT's or CNN. It's possible they've been asked to hold by the government. I also learned, after living overseas, that just because the American press doesn't report it by no means is an indication that it's not happening. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see "Special Report" break-ins with this news tonight on television, when there's a larger audience than there is during the weekday.

Guest
03-19-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by stefania4
It's possible they've been asked to hold by the government. I also learned, after living overseas, that just because the American press doesn't report it by no means is an indication that it's not happening. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see "Special Report" break-ins with this news tonight on television, when there's a larger audience than there is during the weekday.

Well, the BBC and Guardian aren't part of the US press. I think we all have to question what we read whether it be in the US press or from overseas.

BosunsWife
03-19-2003, 06:16 PM
OMG I logged on here to relax a bit before going over to pick up Mallory from preschool.

I just switched on CNN and they have a minute ticker that says 40 minutes (as of this posting). I guess that means that they are going ahead with it. I had thought maybe overnight, but I guess they want the first strike in the dark.

Please pray for all our men and women over there...

mochadelsol
03-19-2003, 07:48 PM
With a heavy heart I'm listening to CNN and fixing some comfort food. I can't help but worry about so many things, the fear of how many lives will be lost, and how safe are we. One thing that keeps me holding my head up is the fact I can pray, and that I will. God Bless you all.

Wendy w
03-19-2003, 08:06 PM
I just got home and turned on CNN. There is a spot a few miles away from home that is a popular spot for anti-war protests. I passed by and there were about 7 people there of all ages. I have a portabella mushroom marinating for a sandwich but I'm not hungry and am praying for the state of the world.

1MegMeg
03-19-2003, 08:56 PM
Godspeed to our troops overseas and to our world.

No dinner for me tonight, I am not very hungry. :(

stefania4
03-19-2003, 09:01 PM
10pmish here in Atlanta; I was in the living room reading, when my fiance came in and turned on the television. We have NBC on (we don't have cable), and we've got war coverage and tornado warnings running along the bottom of the screen. It's going to be a long night.

kristalsnow7
03-20-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by BosunsWife
Please pray for all our men and women over there...

My thoughts are with them.

Kristal