View Full Version : They Served With Honor

10-15-02, 04:49 PM

Thirteen years later...
[4,655 days, 22 hours and 13 mins] Since the war started...
The 5000th day since the war started will be September 24, 2003.

On the final night of the war--within hours of the cease-fire--two U.S. Air force bombers dropped specially designed 5,000-pound bombs on a command bunker fifteen miles northwest of Baghdad in a deliberate attempt to kill Saddam Hussein.

The decision to seek United Nations involvement was part of a larger, more cynical strategy of the Bush administration to circumvent Congress, to bypass the constitutional authority of Congress--and only Congress--to declare war.

During the very week King Fahd was persuaded to invite U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia in order to defend his monarchy from the alleged threat of an Iraqi invasion, a U.S. intelligence officer who was secretly sent to Kuwait by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf reported that Iraq had began withdrawing its Republican Guard divisions from Kuwait entirely.

Several weeks before the Baghdad was bombed on January 17th, 1991, U.S. intelligence agents successfully inserted a computer virus into Iraq's military computers. It was designed to disable much of Baghdad's air-defense system.

The largest tank battle of the war, which has previously has gone unreported in any detail, conclusively demonstrated the superiority of American tanks and fighting doctrine over that of the Soviets. As a whole, the battles of the ground war showed that American military maneuverability clearly outclassed the plodding tactics of the Iraqis, who emphasized pitched engagements and linear movements as they had been taught by their Soviet advisers.

The size of the Iraqi army in the Kuwait Theater of Operations was probably much smaller than claimed by the Pentagon. On the eve of the war, Iraq may have had as few as 300,000 solders, compaired to 540,000 estimated by the Pentagon.

In official reports, the Pentagon has admitted that of the 148 American servicemen and women who perished on the battlefield, 24 percent of the total killed in action were victims of 'friendly fire'. Eleven more Americans were killed when un exploded Allied munitions blew up, raising the 'friendly fire' percent to 31 percent. Most solders said that the thousands of unexploded mines and bomblets they encountered, were more dangerous than enemy fire.




11-03-02, 07:40 PM
this is the truth i seen it myself. friendly fire doesn't count the guy who fell asleep on a m-67 frag worn john wayne style in india co. or the idiot who piled sand on top of his bunker it rained that night you can guess what happened to him. 4 men in G co injured in an accident involving an idiot playing with soviet made tetris grenades all were given the purple heart and medically retired from active duty. snake bites scorpion bites heat exhaustion diahrrea constipation drunk driving yes we were trading ak's for johns courage from the british troops, hotel co. had a fruit still too. 148, how many were from enemy fire? not many at all iam afraid i only know of one and it was inadvertant. The tank commander of an abram fired on a bmp loaded to the gills with H.E. from about 30 yards he had his head sticking out of the turret very ugly.

09-06-04, 08:36 AM
Never Forgotten