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Old 03-21-2003, 12:16 PM
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Default "Shock & Awe" has begun!

-According to Fox News.

Live shots of Bagdad now on TV.
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:21 PM
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Baghdad goes on full alert as massive aerial bombardment called by US Pentagon Operation Shock and Awe is launched Friday night. Large explosions heard in city.
 
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Old 03-21-2003, 12:50 PM
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03/21 12:36P (DJ)+DJ US Launches Major Aerial Campaign Against Iraq -US Aide
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03-21-03 1236ET
Story 4396 DJ US/Major Aerial Campaign -2: Hundreds Of Sorties Planned
WASHINGTON (AP)--The U.S. launched a long-awaited massive ariel campaign
against Iraq on Friday, a U.S. official said.
Hundreds of sorties were planned to target sites in Iraq on what the
official called "A-Day," meaning Aerial Day, as part of a Defense Department
strategy to invoke "shock and awe" among Iraqi troops.
The official, involved in military planning, spoke on condition of
anonymity.

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03-21-03 1243ET
Story 4430 DJ US/Major Aerial Campaign-3: Scope Tied To Surrender Talks
Another senior U.S. official said the escalation of the aerial campaign
might not be as intense as originally planned because U.S. surrender talks
with senior Iraqi officials were continuing.
This official said Gen. Tommy Franks, the war's top commander, would "scale"
the intensity of the bombardment in accordance with progress in the surrender
talks. Within hours, however, it would be too late to reach a successful
conclusion to the talks, and then, if no conclusion was reached, the bombing
would go full-throttle, the official said.
One U.S. official said the assault was ordered after U.S. forces met some
resistance earlier in the day, raising concerns that the Iraqi high command
was regaining control. In the first hours of the war, administration officials
had detected evidence that the Iraqi leadership was in disarray.
The Cable News Network reported from the Pentagon that virtually all U.S.
Navy and Air Force assets would be used, including B-52 and stealth B-2
bombers, planes based on aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean and Persian
Gulf and cruise missiles fired from surface ships and submarines.

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03-21-03 1249ET
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The Presidential Palace is getting hit HARD!!!!!!!!!!
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unbelievable accuracy (especially compared to last time)
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Old 03-21-2003, 01:04 PM
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WOW TURN ON FOX NEWS!!!! UNBELEIVABLE FOOTAGE!!!! Look how precise they are!!! WOW, the camera man did not even leave!!!!! WILD!!! THat is Suddam's place they are hitting, not even any damage to the bulding next store, the lights are still on!!!!
 
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The Presidential Palace is getting hit HARD!!!!!!!!!!
Just reported- Saddam's palace LEVELED and on fire!
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GOOD fireworks show-- I hope the civilians have had enough brains to get away from any millitary buildings and placements.
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