this is why im not for bombing baghdad. im only for bombing certain strategic areas (ie, communications, radar, munition sites). im big on land invasionJudazzz said:And also, it will depend heavily on the efficiency and accuracy of allied bombings and the behaviour of allied troops once the ground war starts: if scores of innocent civilians die by the hands of allied weapons, the Iraqi public opinion (which is not negative atm.) on the allies might make a u-turn, and turns against the liberating army (which will then be viewed as an occupying force), with a guerrilla war or terrorist attacks (generally speaking: an unstable situation) as a result...
This is only speculating from my side on what might happen, but scenario's like these happened before, so don't simply discard it as being non-sense...
We are bombing Baghdad for strategic areas. The era of carpet combing is gone.this is why im not for bombing baghdad. im only for bombing certain strategic areas (ie, communications, radar, munition sites). im big on land invasion
er...Afghanistan?? We are still there now battling off guerilla forces......juda, what scenarios have unfolded in the way that you describe? i haven't heard of any
Yup, and I think it has more than just a military cause: it's also a message to the other bad guys that inhabit the world (N. Korea, Iran, .......) that even though the war in Iraq has started, the US is keeping a close eye on them as well. Pretty clever move, I must say!Neoplasia said:They launched an offensive last night of about 1000 troops. Largest offensive in a long time in Afghanistan.
Well, keep in mind it's not only Saddam and the Iraqi media that send out misleading information.... This is a media war, and both sides try to influence public opinion by being very selective about what to broadcast and what is censored away. It's a cheap shot (or very hypocrit, so be more accurate) to accuse the Iraqi's of things your media is equally guilty of. And unfortunately, this is not the only thing.......RHOMKILLA said:I just hope that it ends ASAP. My only concern is that Saddam may be purposely misleading our troops and government into thinking that the advancement into iraq is to easy.
It doesn't matter to me which party is giving a spin (in their advantage) to what is currently happening. All I want is to know what is going on over there, objective and unbiased. I don't trust American, nor British, nor Iraqi media, because I know they are all guilty of bending and moulding the truth to their own goals and needs.Neoplasia said:I don't understand why so many people are upset by how the government and military are handling the press coverage. Look at how Iraq is doing it, everything is positive for them, Umm Qasr really isn't captured, coalition forces being driven back, civilians being targeted etc.
I have acces to CNN: that's my only American news source (but maybe the most important/influential one). Besides that, I can receive Dutch, Belgian, German, French (yuk!), Luxemburg, and Turkish channels (too bad I don't understand most of those people...News is a business now, it's sex and glitter. Mind you I get Canadian coverage so it's much more rounded than the US media. So that adds to my feeling of having a better picture of it.