Wednesday, March 19, 2003

imagine your in
Iraq and listening to your little radio and you hear “ahumad quambe virzhra”
which translates into Saddam is the most wonderful president we’ve ever had
forced upon us and then all of a sudden the radio goes silent.  and you
hear another voice come on a few seconds later that says “This is the day you’ve
been waiting for”.  And suddenly your Iraqi state radio has been hijacked
by the US military.  You look at

one of the many leaflets you’ve picked up
off the ground that is suggesting
you to not fight the incoming troops.  suggesting you drop your weapons,
unless you are a captain, walk away from your tank for half a mile and gather
with a bunch of your buddies with a white flag while an army of around 60,000
troops in heavy machinery come racing towards you.  Then around a dozen
missiles and bombs drop from the air and
land on a nearby
building
.  you see one of your nations leaders head fly across the sky.
Air raid sirens go off and you hear frantic attempts at anti-aircraft fire all
around you.

very sporadic reports start flying
across the world that the war has begun.
your countrymen have
already started to surrender
.

Meanwhile
, one of the most devastating armies in the world is waiting on the
border.  just looking for the word to roll out.  the armies have been
given orders.  do what you will, but whatever happens, never do two things.
show your national flag, or
give candy to the kids
.  even more meanwhile while the world is focused
on Iraq, an army of
1000 troops
are storming Afghanistan attempting to find members of Al Queda.
Back on
the home front
we watch the war on tv live as if it was a movie.  I
first heard of the impeding speech at about 9:45 pm tonight.  Bush was
expected to give a short speech to officially say that the first shots had been
fired at 10:15pm.  At 9:35 pm was when the reports came in that bombs were
dropping in Baghdad.  News travels quickly these days.  If you know
where to look.  On every major TV station, regular programming went off and
the national news came on at about 10:00 pm.  Apparently there are only a
few cameras positioned in Baghdad because they all showed the same shots.
And in these screens after these bombs had been dropped you could see people
walking the streets and cars driving along.  Maybe they didn’t see the
early morning sky light up or hear what had happened and were going about their
normal business.  Just think of all the other civilians in their homes
then, most probably asleep at that time.  think about those people as they
expect 1 in 10 major buildings to be destroyed in Baghdad.  Within 48-72
hours, they have targeted 7,000 sites to be destroyed to fulfill their initial
war plans.  Our nations terror alert has now risen to ‘high’.  And
now, Saddam has
appeared
on their national TV.  Wonder if it’s pre-recorded.  The
White House is asking for emergency money to help defend against terrorist
attacks.  If Baghdad falls, and Saddam realizes it’s hopeless, he could do
a suicide mission and

destroy the entire city
along with all our troops and his civilians in it?
talks of a new weapon that would
render their
electronics inoperable
.

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