When Will The War Begin

by Yerusalyim 40 Replies latest jw friends

  • Bendrr

    Late next week, before or on the 14th.

    U.S. Special Forces are already on the ground in Iraq. That information wouldn't have been made public unless the attack was imminent.


  • ozziepost
    U.S. Special Forces are already on the ground in Iraq.

    That's a euphemism for "It's already started!".

    See my post of February 1st.


  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    LOL @ Undecided!


    HA HA HA HA!!!

    Since no one has laid claim to February 21, 2003 , I will.

    I suspect Yerusalem might know something, and I figure maybe the blitzkreig will begin a day earlier.

    What was that line from gladiator? "On my command, unleash hell."

  • Mulan

    Seems closer than the 22nd. I'll say Feb. 10.

    I hope it doesn't start at all.

  • joannadandy
    By definition the war will have begun with bombing

    By that definition the war never stopped. We have been bombing Iraq off and on since 1991.

    Here is great website if you want to check out how many bombs we have dropped already...


    Here is just one of the many news stories I found when I just typed "Bombing Iraq" into the search engine. If you'll note according to this one, we have been at war since 2000...long before September 11th

    Published on Monday, August 14, 2000 in the Manchester Guardian (UK)
    US and Britain Resume Iraqi Bombing
    by Brian Whitaker and John Aglionby
    American and British aircraft renewed their bombing of Iraq at the weekend after a six-week lull - killing two people and hitting a railway station and food distribution centre, according to Baghdad.

    The strikes came amid verbal attacks by Iraq on what it called "the hireling rulers in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait".

    They also followed a double public relations coup in which Saddam Hussein last week welcomed the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez - the first democratically elected head of state to visit Baghdad since the 1991 war - and the president of Indonesia announced that he will shortly travel to Iraq.

    PETA's Pink Pig
    Residents clear debris Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, from around homes hit by an allied airstrike the previous day in Samawa, 270 kilometres (168 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Jassim Mohammed).
    The first allied raid, on Friday night, struck Samawa, 170 miles south of Baghdad. Iraq said a warehouse containing food and other material imported under the UN's oil-for-food programme was hit. Two people died, 19 were injured and six houses badly damaged, it said.

    A second raid on Saturday night hit the railway station in Samawa, causing some injuries, the official Iraqi news agency said.

    But the US insisted that allied aircraft had targeted Iraqi command posts and surface-to-air missile sites after Iraq opened fire on planes patrolling the southern no-fly zone.

    The Pentagon spokesman Rick Thomas said: "We seek to avoid injuries to civilians and damage to civilian facilities."

    Allied planes have frequently bombed targets in the no-fly zones since Baghdad stepped up its defiance of the western-imposed restrictions in December 1998. Iraq says around 300 civilians have been killed and 900 wounded in these attacks.

    America disputes these figures and accuses President Saddam of deliberately placing military sites close to civilian areas.

    In London, a Foreign Office spokesman said yesterday that strikes on Iraq were only carried out "in response to direct threats to our aircraft".

    But the Iraqi news agency described the strikes as a response to a speech last week in which President Saddam said his Gulf neighbours had "sold their souls" to the US and Israel.

    In a protest letter to the UN, the foreign minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf accused the Saudi and Kuwaiti governments of "providing logistical support for the American and British forces, making them contributing partners in the aggression".

    Baghdad turned up the rhetoric against its Gulf neighbours after the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Kuwait on August 2. Kuwait responded by putting its armed forces on alert.

    Meanwhile, President Abdurrahman Wahid of Indonesia said at the weekend that he would meet President Saddam in the coming weeks. The US secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, condemned the decision. But Mr Wahid said: "We are not a lackey of the US. We are free to go anywhere."

    Guardian Newspapers Limited 2000

  • SYN

    After the 15th for sure!

  • Pork Chop
    Pork Chop

    March 1

  • JH

    Yerusalyim said the 22nd of feb. That is coming soon. I said the 18th of feb. So I was wrong.

    Anybody with more dates???

  • Gerard

    March 3-4th. Full moon needed for optimun night-vision equipment performance.


    Hey Yeru,my buds and I have been talking about this.Feb.21 is the decided date..Have you heard any talk of why the US just dosen`t shut down the Iraki borders?Those guys have no where to go,and they`re bombs go just far enough to hit their own population.You guys could lock-em down so tight they`d have no where to go..Stay safe Yeru,my best to you and your family...OUTLAW

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