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Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:12 AM
There was just a "surgical strike" against top Iraqi officials...


Well...what else is there to say???

Any general thoughts??? Any tennis-related thoughts?

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:30 AM
I just pray that there aren't too many deaths(one is too many, but you get my point) b/c of the Liberation of Iraq. Thanks again G. Dub :rolleyes:

luv-ya
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:31 AM
time to pray..... :angel:

BK4ever
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:33 AM
:sad: :sad:

All we can do now is pray for the iraqi people and for our soldiers, may they all be safe :sad:

CC
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:34 AM
The only thing to say now is I hope they catch/kill him quickly so that less people have to die.

tia clara
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:34 AM
Liberation of Iraq?
Shouldn't that be the Destruction of Iraq led by The Great American Idiot?

luv-ya
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:35 AM
:sad: :sad:

All we can do now is pray for the iraqi people and for our soldiers, may all their lives spared :sad:
well, we have to face the truth,
people WILL die........
so what we can hope is that
God will be with them when they dye,
and hope that the casualty will be minimum.....
so pray hard, and i mean, pray hard :angel:

selesadmirer
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:38 AM
:sad:

Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:41 AM
Just thinking about Nasdaq...I just can't see them completing this tourney. It will be too chaotic the next few weeks, I think.

*JR*
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:41 AM
Do they play the Nasdaq tommorrow like everything is normal? The NCAA basketball playoffs? :confused:

Leena
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:47 AM
Do they play the Nasdaq tommorrow like everything is normal? The NCAA basketball playoffs? :confused:
Why shouldn't they?

*JR*
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:49 AM
Why shouldn't they?
One reason could be that "we" love night war. Night there is daytime in the U.S.

Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:50 AM
The NCAA basketball playoffs? :confused:

They did say they were going to continue with the tournament. I can't see them preempting as the networks would lose mucho dinero...

Bright Red
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:51 AM
This is really a dark day for mankind. I am so sad about the war, and I will pray every night for the poor innocent souls caught up in the situation, and that they may survive--whether they be civilians or soldiers. I will also pray a big prayer that this war end soon. It's too bad that a few rotten apples can cause a world of suffering.

Leena
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:55 AM
They did say they were going to continue with the tournament. I can't see them preempting as the networks would lose mucho dinero...
CBS will pre-empt the games this week, even if they have no updates on the war. That's mostly why I'm surprised the tournament is still on.

Infiniti2001
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:56 AM
Everytime I hear the word war I want to scream. This is an invasion, or agression 101 stop saying war. UGH!! :fiery:

Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:58 AM
Tomorrow at Nasdaq will be verrrry interesting.

Which French/German/Russian players are playing tomorrow? How do you feel each will tolerate any bad attitude from the crowd (based on their personality)?

disposablehero
Mar 20th, 2003, 02:59 AM
I just pray that there aren't too many deaths(one is too many, but you get my point) b/c of the Liberation of Iraq. Thanks again G. Dub :rolleyes:

One is exactly the right amount.

kournikovafan13
Mar 20th, 2003, 03:02 AM
Well put, DH.

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 20th, 2003, 03:10 AM
Bush or Saddam??

Volcana
Mar 20th, 2003, 03:23 AM
'Shock and Awe'

For any of you who took 'History of Documentary Film' in college, the psychology behind this military campaign must seem familiar. The means are different. But the concept of crushing the enemy's spirit with a massive show of initial force is actual something of a military relic, unseen since WWII. It wasn't possible in a politically and militarily bi-polar world.

Especially when you think of the psychological warfare stuff. The e-mail to Iraqi generals, the way the media is universally supportive here, so 95% of the American news anyone sees shows the USA massively behind the war, the 48 hour countdown, all designed to sap the fighting spirit of the opposition. HAlf a century ago, they sent in film and newsreels. But the idea was still build up to an overwhelming mis-match, and make sure your opponent KNEW it was overwhelming. You could probe a little. But when the big attack came, they brought EVERYTHING. Opponents surrendered quickly in the face of an overwhelming destructive force.

Like thunder.

*JR*
Mar 20th, 2003, 03:40 AM
Bush or Saddam??
They both won crooked elections since Nov. '00, right?

Crazy Canuck
Mar 20th, 2003, 04:01 AM
I'm wondering where mboyl has gone. I was expecting him to be in here to tell us all how "giddy" he felt, just like he did in anticipation the other day. Rest assured that if somebody who was in close proximity to me every uttered such a stupid thing, a smack upside the head would be the least of their worries..

disposablehero
Mar 20th, 2003, 04:38 AM
They both won crooked elections since Nov. '00, right?

That's right. But the 100 million people who voted for Al Gore didn't get executed.

1jackson2001
Mar 20th, 2003, 04:54 AM
It's supposedly gonna be a "quick war". (lasting a couple weeks)

LucasArg
Mar 20th, 2003, 06:21 AM
It's supposedly gonna be a "quick war". (lasting a couple weeks)

Bush didn't say that tonight :sad:

possie
Mar 20th, 2003, 06:36 AM
It's supposedly gonna be a "quick war". (lasting a couple weeks)

Yes, but wars ALWAYS take longer than expected!!! :sad: :sad:

tennisIlove09
Mar 20th, 2003, 07:12 AM
God be with everyone in Iraq

God be with all the soliders involved

God be with the world when Iraq counter attacks [hopefully NOT using any biological, chemical or nuclear war fare.]

IcePrincess
Mar 20th, 2003, 08:30 AM
It looks like Good-Ole-Boy, Peckerwood Bush got his way again. :mad:

He thinks just because the U.S. Supreme Court kissed and licked his ass in 2000, the rest of the world will do the same.

Trash.

:(

Experimentee
Mar 20th, 2003, 11:47 AM
I dont support the war but the tournament should still go on. Someone made a point that the troops in Iraq still like to follow sporting results and they wake up to check the baseball or basketball scores all the time, i guess it will be something to keep them going over there.

tennisjam
Mar 20th, 2003, 07:02 PM
I only say poor civilians... :sad:
good luck you all !!!!!

Volcana
Mar 20th, 2003, 11:31 PM
You know what I think about while I'm watching, in neatly packaged and propagandized detail, the aftermath of bomb and missile strikes on TV?

It's children who suffer the most, and die in the greatest numbers among civilian populations during war. It's the children who will die in the greatest numbers in a 'shock and awe' bombing campaign. They won't just die from the explosives raining from American warplanes on their homes. They die sooner from malnutrition and the absence of medecines than adults. They can't RUN as fast. They have less resistance to the diseases that spring up in the unsanitary conditions that accompany warfare. When the MOAB ignites the very air they're trying to breathe, they don't grow wings and fly away. They burn to death. And maybe most nightmarish of all, they don't understand why we're trying to kill them and their families.

They just die. In very large numbers.

BK4ever
Mar 20th, 2003, 11:52 PM
Volcana, no one gives a fuck about the children, Bush thinks its ok for them to die in the name of "peace"

I wonder how he will feel if someone sacrified his daughters in the name of peace :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
Mar 21st, 2003, 12:35 AM
Right now everybody has got the heck out of Dodge, er Baghdad. Hopefully, there won't be many causalties in and around that city.

Tennis Fool
Mar 21st, 2003, 12:37 AM
CBS will pre-empt the games this week, even if they have no updates on the war. That's mostly why I'm surprised the tournament is still on.

The tournament is on CBS right now. Even war can't stop greed (or B-ball fans)...

earthcrystal
Mar 21st, 2003, 01:50 AM
Liberation of Iraq?
Shouldn't that be the Destruction of Iraq led by The Great American Idiot?

Everytime I hear the word war I want to scream. This is an invasion, or agression 101 stop saying war. UGH!!
It looks like Good-Ole-Boy, Peckerwood Bush got his way again.

He thinks just because the U.S. Supreme Court kissed and licked his ass in 2000, the rest of the world will do the same.

Trash.


It's children who suffer the most, and die in the greatest numbers among civilian populations during war. It's the children who will die in the greatest numbers in a 'shock and awe' bombing campaign. They won't just die from the explosives raining from American warplanes on their homes. They die sooner from malnutrition and the absence of medecines than adults. They can't RUN as fast. They have less resistance to the diseases that spring up in the unsanitary conditions that accompany warfare. When the MOAB ignites the very air they're trying to breathe, they don't grow wings and fly away. They burn to death. And maybe most nightmarish of all, they don't understand why we're trying to kill them and their families.

They just die. In very large numbers.


Thank you. It's most heartening to see these (like-minded) posts; especially in light of the 24/7 spinning that we're being subjected to by the U.S. govt and it's embedded media. It's a dark day for us all indeed, but most especially for the innocent people of Iraq (once again). Another travesty committed under the guise of peace, liberation and democracy by the American government: It sickens and saddens me.
__________________________
Imagine there's no countries,
It isnt hard to do,
Nothing to kill or die for,
No religion too,
Imagine all the people
living life in peace...

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2003, 06:31 PM
Rule of Law, out
Rule of Man, in

nander
Mar 21st, 2003, 07:36 PM
The USA and Britain helped to create the monster in Baghdad and now innocent people and children in particular must suffer. (I don't see Britain dealing with its terrorists in N Ireland in the same fashion).
Sold and gave him weapons of mass destruction supposedly to destroy Iran, which was then the greater evil. Those chickens have come home to roost and the hatred and pain continue to build up.
It is as if mankind will never learn
What next?...
Is it that men like war? (Please don't remind me of Miss Rice!)
Maybe it has to do with the shape of guns and misssiles...
You know mine is bigger than yours.

Might may be right for a while but there is usually a price to pay and no empire lasts forever.

Some of us are becoming nostalgic for the 'cold war days'...at least there was some balance.

Ryan
Mar 21st, 2003, 07:57 PM
This is really sad. I've been following the War since it started, and all I can think about is the civilians that are dying. Getting Saddam out of power isn't worth having possibly hundreds of innocents being killed because of it. :sad:

xan
Mar 21st, 2003, 10:27 PM
Bombs for democracy?

Looks more like Nazism to me.