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"Targets of opportunity"
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tigermilkdrunk From: tigermilkdrunk Date: March 20th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. The one reason I might doubt that is that I watched the reports last night on BBC America, and they were getting all huffy that the British military headquarters hadn't been told about the strikes until they were actually launched. But still, there is certainly far more going on than we know about...
komos From: komos Date: March 20th, 2003 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Really, I'm not a complete crackpot.

Actually, the RAF deployed Tornados to engage SAM batteries and other targets in raids that took place throughout Wednesday night. It was my understanding that the Brits were not informed about the specific early Thursday morning strikes against the "decapitation targets" in Baghdad, and it was that oversight that the British Command was reacting to.

The war didn't start without them, but they weren't included in our assassination attempt.



tigermilkdrunk From: tigermilkdrunk Date: March 20th, 2003 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Really, I'm not a complete crackpot.

Oh, yeah, that's kinda what I meant, only put in an intelligent and articulate manner.
komos From: komos Date: March 20th, 2003 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Really, I'm not a complete crackpot.

Heh. Not at all. I feel a little weird about the post, though, because to someone who doesn't know me, it really does look like I'm trying to find evidence of government duplicity. My ideas are actually pretty well balanced and thought out, but I've not been able to think of the war outside of a fairly absurdist approach.

The real explanation is probably that there was, in fact, special forces activity around Basra yesterday and someone pointed out that the release of the information was potentially putting the troops in greater danger.
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