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US Starts Attacking Afghanistan

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the we-don't-know-much dept.

United States 2549

Several people have reported that the US has begun military operations in Afghanistan. Bush is talking on CNN live right now. Bombing has begun on Kabul. More as we know it. Here the word a on CNN and The CBC.

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2549 comments

oh man! (-1, Offtopic)

phatmax2k (442407) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397790)

lets all go look at porn
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Re:oh man! (-1, Offtopic)

phatmax2k (442407) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397883)

seriously, it will calm and southe your soul.

Re:oh man! (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397886)

It will calm and soothe your rectal cavity.
http://poopsex.com

I suck (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397793)

ESPN is airing bush, ESPN 2 in airing Baseball Today. strange, eh?

Bastard! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397794)

Killing innocent people is not the way to stop terrorism. It will just spawn new hatred.

Re:Bastard! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397808)

Indeed.


Has shooting children and torturing people given Israel security? No.

Re:Bastard! (-1)

bluebucket (464411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397825)

Well said.

Re:Bastard! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397838)

How dumb a dumbfuck are you? We're not going to carpet-bomb innocents. We'll strike with precision on the Al Queda dickless wimps and those Talliban pussies only. It's the muslims that are making this a religious war. The U.S. simply wants to get rid of these idiots who apparently don't have a religion.

Not the answer.... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397795)

are we going to kill them? That is mean. We should not bomb them. We should send missionaries in and convert them to christianity, the REAL religion.

Re:Not the answer.... (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397841)

Jew.

Doesnt look that big right now (3, Informative)

jgaynor (205453) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397796)

Just a few cruise missles -

Heres what CNN has to say about it:
http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/07/gen.america.und er .attack/index.html

Re:Doesnt look that big right now (1)

Taurine (15678) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397878)

You wouldn't think a few cruise missiles were inconsequential if they were aimed at your house.

Re:Doesnt look that big right now (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397890)

No kidding. Let's turn those fuckers into a big glass parking lot. They killed my brother.

Civilization vs.Islam. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397898)

Finally, after years of getting kicked in the teeth by Islam, Civilization is fighting back.

Let us pray for our troops as they begin this holy and just Crusade.

CNN has a story (1)

vt0asta (16536) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397797)

A link [cnn.com] is here. U.S. President is addressing the nation as of 1300.

Sad but true (0)

rayamor (245814) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397799)

I work on Wall St. I am scared to go back to work now. Maybe I'm being over-reactive, maybe not.

Re:Sad but true (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397857)

Maybe you work in a wh0re house. I am scared to have you suck my dick now. Maybe you have herpes, maybe not.

f1rst bombing post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397800)

I r00lz

According to Bush (0, Redundant)

OverCode@work (196386) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397801)

We're bombing command and radar installations (confirmed destroyed), as well as dropping food and supplies in other areas.

A relatively good speech by Bush, I thought.

-John

Re:According to Bush (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397828)

As usual the content was flat and the rhetorics made me cringe a few times.


Someone like Ronald Reagan or perhaps even Bill Clinton could have made a convincing delivery of it, but GWB, reading it from the teleprompter with a monotone voice, only emphasized its lack of content.

Re:According to Bush (2)

Skyshadow (508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397864)

Dude, what were you looking for? "We plan on using B2's from this specific airbase on this specific target, and they should be arriving in exactly x minutes...."

Relax, man. He got the important stuff across -- we're attacking the Taliban and we're going to be moving in ground forces to find Bin Laden & Friends. That answers most of the questions in my mind (at least, those I could reasonably expect answered).

Re:According to Bush (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397887)

Spoken like someone looking for any reason to slam Bush, even if it's to the detriment of his or her own country. Way to stay true to form, mate!

Re:According to Bush (-1, Troll)

Jebus_the_spork (449174) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397867)

radar stations and communications ? did we bomb their arsonal of 5 bullets ?

so does that mean we bombed their string between two tin cans?

the can't possiably have shit! they think their radar station is a fuckin dish network satallite dish. then turn the channel to the weather channel and think they are tracking us, when its just some fuckin huricane.

good by towel head taliban, dont say we didnt warn ya.

Re:According to Bush (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397889)

Are you taking the piss? Bush read the whole thing from autoque - he was wooden, dull and moronic. TRhe day you guys vote in something beyond the common house fly is the day I'll move back to the US.

Re:According to Bush (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397909)

Doesn't sound like you deserve to be in the US.

Re:According to Bush (2)

psych031337 (449156) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397893)

We're bombing command and radar installations (confirmed destroyed), as well as dropping food and supplies in other areas.
Seems to be a fairly distributed attack, though. So far two airfields and structures in Kabul habe been confirmed hit. But make no mistake it, no matter if it was really the command canter they hit, civilians will die und it it is still a damn long way to go for all of us.

Food and Supplies (4, Insightful)

Bonker (243350) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397896)

I don't know if it's Bush, but *somebody* has their thinking cap on.

One of the real reaons the Soviets failed was because they were waging an all-out war to subdue Afghanistan.

Apparently, we're intent on pacifying the populace in the literal sense rather than the military sense. This will make a *Big* difference when U.S. tanks and personell carriers start rolling through for any kind of ground activity.

BBC has some pretty good graphics, including some maps of possible targets:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/ newsid_1556000/1556588.stm#map [bbc.co.uk]

BBC News coverage (5, Informative)

jonathan_atkinson (90571) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397804)

The BBC report is here [bbc.co.uk] . Includes comment from a Whitehouse spokesman.

Get a map of possible targets here [bbc.co.uk] .

--jon

FN! (-1, Offtopic)

Husaria (262766) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397805)

First Nuke on The Taliban!~

First! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397806)

First?

Hmm (0, Offtopic)

pcgamez (40751) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397807)

God help those we target

and isn't it sad I am reading /. instead of watching the news...

Re:Hmm (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397870)

Those radar stations are #1 in my prayers.

Re:Hmm (1, Troll)

ekrout (139379) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397875)

No, I hope God punishes those we target. We're not targeting civilians, but terrorists. That's all. Just the bad guys. The really evil ones.

Re:Hmm (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397908)

dont talk shit ... if you really believe this, you better get picked up and stored in the loony-house ... only if CCN only shows dead soldiers that only says that many civilians were killed ... for God's sake most of them already fleed ... do you think killing humans is spiritually argumentable ???

Sites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397809)

http://www.cnn.com/2001/US/10/07/gen.america.under .attack/index.html

http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/ WT C_MAIN.html

beginning of the end? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397811)

beginning of the end?

Olk (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397812)

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Yeah!!!!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397813)

It's about time we bombed that camel-fucker. I'd love to see the look on his face when he finds out there is no Paradise or 83 virgins or whatever. SHAVE THAT UGLY ASS BEARD YOU SOON-TO-BE-DEAD PIECE OF SHIT!

Ah, war. (0)

Ravagin (100668) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397815)

Now, if we can get some orbiting phsaer platforms, there's still a chance we can realign ourselves with Star trek "history."

WW3 (0)

bluebucket (464411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397816)

Shit, here we fucking go.

Re:WW3 (0)

blixel (158224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397827)

Shit, here we fucking go.

I doubt it. The entire world supports the U.S. including Pakistan.

Re:WW3 (0)

bluebucket (464411) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397843)

for the moment

Re:WW3 (0)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397844)

except maybe over 10k of Pakistanis

Re:WW3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397861)

An open-ended military campaign with vague, political goals is a recipe for disaster.


This military campaign will only spark more terror strikes in the USA which, in turn, require further retaliatory strikes and so a vicious downward spiral towards endless violence is born. Just see how well the Israelis have managed to curb terrorism by violence during the last 40 years.

Re:WW3 (1)

tinrobot (314936) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397885)

Not WW3 yet, but if one thing goes wrong, we have a billion people from Islam against us.

Re:WW3 (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397869)

Yeah, a world war because the Taliban just has so many supporters. Seriously man, why do you have to be so fucking stupid?

blah (-1)

Trollcaholic (522055) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397817)

life sucks

finally... rm -rf /bin/laden (0)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397818)

And not a moment too soon, give them hell.
Now go buy your T-shirt.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/apparel/57b2.shtml [thinkgeek.com]

Re:finally... rm -rf /bin/laden (0)

dixiec (526903) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397874)

Wonder what took them so long (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397819)

Maybe it's all the high pings they've been getting while trying to assemble their ICMP packets. :P

Free government entertainment. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397821)

Well, almost free. Our taxes are paying for it, but I've very pleased to see the government provide free entertainment for the masses during an economic recession. Way to go! ;)

Hrm (-1, Offtopic)

KuNgFo0 (519426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397822)

The nascar race on nbc has been put over on tnn, so they may cover what's going on...

It is time... (1, Troll)

truesaer (135079) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397823)

Being on a college campus, I have watched the local communist/socialist groups since the day of the attacks condemning the bloody war America was waging. Despite the fact that not a shot had been fired.


Well, its been several weeks now, and our government has looked for the most peaceful solution possible. The fact that that taliban was unwilling to cooperate even in the slightest makes the bombing both justified, and appropriate.


I really dread the rhetoric of those who think that we should just do nothing.

Re:It is time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397839)

The Taliban offered to try Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Of course, your head war monger was not interested, he prefers to kill innocent civilians. And the stupid US public is so uninformed anyway (as I can see from your posting), that he has its full backing.

Peaceful solution my arse...

Re:It is time for you to realize (0)

Husaria (262766) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397850)

Firstly, Bin Laden did shit to the US, not Afghanistan, therefore, by international law, he must be extradited to the US and not tried by the Taliban, by international law.
What the Taliban offers goes against the norm.

Re:It is time... (1, Funny)

4444444 (444444) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397862)

the taliban trying bin ladan is like janet reno investigating bill clinton

moron...have you been listening? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397904)

does anyone else find it sickening that the taliban said they would release the 6 UN personnel they have been keeping if the US backs off its plans for military strikes? Uh..hello...that's TERRORISM and the use of HOSTAGES...now they have DEFINITELY shown that they are a nation of terrorist (too bad innocent people are gonna die for the taliban though) and DESERVE to be attacked NOW. All of their tricks and propaganda were just to stall us so that they could prepare, after all the longer we take the stronger they get (we are giving em lots of $ and food still)...I say strike hard and fast cause sitting on our hands will only help them more than hinder.

Re:It is time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397892)

Perhaps the war they were referring to was the one that's been going on for the last 20 years? You know, the one where the US and friends just blows up bits of the world from time to time - Iranian airliners, aspirin factories, that sort of thing.

Anyway, that's not say the current action isn't justified. I just hope it expands to something more productive than air strikes.

Re:It is time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397906)

> The fact that that taliban was unwilling to cooperate even in the slightest makes the bombing both justified, and appropriate.

Yeah, how did they dare to ask for evidences before extraditing a person!

first photos from wire service (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397824)

Here's the first photos of bombers over Kabul. [homestead.com]

Where's Michael? (-1, Flamebait)

Zico (14255) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397830)

It just doesn't feel like a Slashdot armed forces update withut the obligatory moronic and uninformed statement from Michael. C'mon, I wanna hear him condemning what's happening today and regretting that nobody's learning from the advice of old British and Soviet soldiers!

political stunt (2, Interesting)

Simm0 (236060) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397831)

This is just a basic political stunt.
It's to tell the people of the world that hey they are actually doing something.
About 98.5% of all work trying to penetrate deep into the terrorists heart will most definately be faught without a single bomb. This is a war of inteligence, eleet commandos, delta force, sas etc. The bombing is just to reassure the public that there actually doing something.

philosophy (0, Flamebait)

bkthomps (519572) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397834)

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind but umm, they deserve to burn, starve, have their women raped, etc.

Re:philosophy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397873)

They rape their own women. Their religion has to be the MOST oppressive towards women. The Taliban takes that to new depths even. Sorry, I dated a N.O.W. chick in college.

Re: America will never learn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397835)

...and God help us. America will never learn. This 'war' will lead to more deaths, more injuries and more political point scoring than any civilised people will accept. Bush deserves the derision he's recieved from many in Europe and the middle East - he claims to sit atop the greatest democracy the world has ever seen, yet he forces his views and regiemes on others, much as opressors have done since the beginning of time. Why not show the Taliban the 'evidence'? Because we're facing an economic slump? Come on...

Re: America will never learn (-1)

Dest (207166) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397840)

So what, in America we are all fucking idiots. We do this shit as "revenge" and to protect innocents. Hah, what a load of crap, we'll appeal to the public, who doesnt think. Great country isnt it?

Re: America will never learn (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397852)

Hi, Osama! Kindly shut the fuck up now, mmmkay?

Re: America will never learn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397910)

Everyone study the post above. It's symbolic of why the US is 'hated' by so many around the world. It's important to not only let other people air their views, but to listen and respond in kind.

Gulf War (1)

Amit J. Patel (14049) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397836)

During the Gulf War we got some pretty optimistic reports about how well our targetting systems worked and how they only hit military targets. I wonder how this "war" will go.

Can anyone here distinguish the night vision shown by CNN for the Taliban attack from the stuff shown for the Iraq attack? I guess Iraq had taller buildings.

- Amit

Re:Gulf War (1, Redundant)

Lazy Jones (8403) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397853)

Considering that the US has called TV stations, water supplies etc. "military targets" (see Serbia...), I guess they'll kill many thousands of innocent people again before the Talibans flee and some US-backed dictator is installed...

Kill Every Muslim -- Islam is our mortal enemy! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397837)

The dead scream out for vengeance:
  1. Kill all Muslims.
  2. KillallMohammedans.
  3. Kill all Arabs.
  4. Kill all Towel Heads.
  5. Kill all Camel Jockeys.
  6. Kill all Dune Coons.
  7. Kill all Islam.
  8. Nuke their countries to hell.
  9. Nuke them again.
  10. Death to Islam.

I piss on Mecca. I menstruate on the Koran. I shit on Mohammed.

Burn, Muslim, Burn!

Innocent bystanders (1, Troll)

drudd (43032) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397842)

If a single innocent Afganistan citizen is killed by our military actions, then we are no better than terrorists ourselves.

Doug

Re:Innocent bystanders (1)

psych031337 (449156) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397860)

... and the Taliban regime will take this western fear and show us buidlings bombed years ago with dead, blodoy kids they just killed themselves.

Re:Innocent bystanders (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397866)

Wow, U. Arizona will accept anyone!

It hurts me to think down to your level, but what would you do in retaliation? Nothing? Let the Taliban harbor bin Laden until he can get his hand on chemical, biological, or nuclear devices?

Re:Innocent bystanders (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397868)

There's a difference between deliberately trying to cause as many civilian casualties as possible, and accidentally killing innocent people when attacking military targets Both are bad, but they aren't morally equivalent.

The Taliban are responsible for the safety of their citizens. They should have turned of Al Qaeda, or at least moved the civilian population away from their military targets.

Re:Innocent bystanders (1)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397872)

Women in Afghanistan are willing to die for their rights. I'm sorry that a few civilians will die but they won't die in vein, hopefully a new good government will be instored in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, Bin Laden will probably be unharmed.

Re:Innocent bystanders (1)

blixel (158224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397894)

If a single innocent Afganistan citizen is killed by our military actions, then we are no better than terrorists ourselves.

Not true. First of all we are responding to what they started. Secondly, we are not attacking innocent civilians like those cowards did. We are going after their terrorist camps, communication systems, weapon installations, etc... If one or two innocent civilians die in the process, that is sad but it's an acceptable loss all things considered. Go up to New York City at ground zero and try to find sympathy for the loss of one or two of their civilians in the midst of the 6,000+ we lost.

Bombing (0, Troll)

fenrin_42 (513355) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397848)

As a /.'er in the Navy, I say "About damn time."
We needed to do something other then look like we are sitting here twiddling our thumbs.

Uh oh... (3, Informative)

metlin (258108) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397851)

The markets in the Asian region (India/Pakistan) are gonna plummet now.

I hope the US realises that this is going to impact more than just one country, given the existing state of recession.

Infact, the markets here (Bombay Stock Exchange) seem to respond more to NSE & Dowjones than anyother indices =)

Where From? (3, Interesting)

Bluesee (173416) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397855)

I haven't seen the news yet, but from what platform are they attacking? I saw the leader of uzbekistan saying that absolutely no tropp transports or fighter/bombers will be allowed to stage from their airfield, but humanitarian ons could.

Re:Where From? (2)

Ravagin (100668) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397871)

I heard someone on NPR make the good poitn that that probably won't really last that long. Come on, this is the US we're talking about. They'll use Uzbekistan for whatever they damn well please.

Re:Where From? (2, Informative)

weeeee (196575) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397899)

They are attacking with B2's from the States, B-52's and B-2's from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, and with Tomahawks from Navy ships.

The British are particpating but I have no idea what they are using.

Un-manned Military (-1, Offtopic)

Jagasian (129329) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397856)

With the recent developments in robotics, we could send in Linux-based ground troops [linuxdevices.com] , in addition to using our smart bombs and missiles.

Really though, it would be nice to have at least one nation in the middle-east that truely like us.

Same ol' same old (1, Redundant)

sane? (179855) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397858)

Looks like they are playing the same old gameplan. Knock out comms and power, limit government control, pick up the pieces and attempt to win hearts and minds.

Question is, what will the response be?

I'd expect the Arab countries to close ranks, to say that this is the end, not the beginning. I'd expect pictures of civilian dead. And I'd expect another type of strike back - another 'terrorist' attack, probably outside the US.

Just how do you win a war against an idea, one that can survive the death of any one person?

Re:Same ol' same old (1)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397895)

I'm afraid you're right, but what solution do you propose?

the bombings (3, Interesting)

Syn404 (179434) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397863)

Some more information I haven't seen anyone mention: The weapons used were Tomahawk cruise missiles, and they sent over B-52s and 1,000 infantry men, though there's been no word yet on when the infantry will strike. However, those are only the American statistics; I am aware that other countries are preparing as well.

MSNBC's story at http://www.msnbc.com/news/627086.asp though it isn't extremely informative, there is some useful information.

More Information... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397865)

Yesterday, when he was there, he said not to do it. But today, it still isn't done. When he spoke on TV, he said nothing was going on, blaming the situation on the people. See, how can we trust him if he doesn't know?

More needless loss of life. (1, Troll)

geekguy (97470) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397876)

We are barely better than the terrorists who hijacked the plane. As long as the US only strikes against Military targets I will support it if and only if this actualy helps catching Osama Bin laden.
If, however, this hurts any civilians we will be no better than those who attacked us.
And if this dosn't get us any closer to catching Bin Laden then this will just be more needless loss of life and property.

If people will ever accept peace they need to find a way of dealing with eachother other than through violence. I will pray for peace, just as I will pray for an end to the violence that is going on right now.

War... (1)

MattC413 (248620) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397877)

War...

War never changes...

The Israeli Intelligence Version (3, Informative)

wytcld (179112) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397879)

For those wanting the most paranoid view of unfolding events, debka.com [slashdot.org] is a Israeli site which has often scooped the media in the last few weeks. While it's not surprising that the US and Russia have agreed on deployment guidelines for small neutron devices to the theater, the claim that China has sent in Muslim troops to support the Taliban is hopefully alarmist.

Re:The Israeli Intelligence Version (2)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397911)

I can't imagine that the Taliban is all that popular in China when they went around blowing up ancient Buddhas. I would worry more about China using this as an opportunity to invade Taiwan, or some other mischief.

YAH!!! (-1, Flamebait)

ColGraff (454761) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397881)

Here's hoping we pound the shit out of the bastards responsible for the terrorist attacks, as opposed to anyone our cruise missiles can reach. That said, I feel compelled to point out again: YAH!!!!! GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best satellite maps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397882)

Where are the best satellite maps of Afghanistan? So far the only ones I can find are at http://terraserver.com

For great justice!! (1, Flamebait)

Reality Master 101 (179095) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397891)

I want to convey my good wishes and thankfulness to all members of the US military and our allies as they embark on this great mission to preserve my freedom, and the freedom of the world.

Thank you.

The innocent will die. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397900)

The first time some millitary general makes some dumb-ass staement like collateral damage is enivitable we should all remember that's exactly how the terrorists perceived the victims of the WTC attrocity. We are no better.

A message to all Muslims on Slashdot (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397901)

If you are Muslim, you are dead meat. We are going to hunt you down, and exterminate you.
No cave is too deep, no desert too far. Your time is up.

Check list for Muslims:

  1. Bend over.
  2. Put your head between your legs.
  3. Kiss your ass^g^h^h Mohammed goodbye.
We will wrap you in pig skin and stuff your sorry Muslim ass corpses with pork lard.

It's just starting... (1)

tinrobot (314936) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397903)

This is going to be a very long war. Just hope we get the bad guys, that our soldiers remain safe, and that we protect the innocents.

Yay! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2397905)

Yay! Death and destruction! So when are the ter'ists gonna start nuking USia's cities!? Bioattack! Bioattack! Bioattack!

attacks (1)

alien88 (218348) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397907)

The cruise missles were not only from the US, but also from Britian (who got their technology from the US).. they're striking terroists camps, power, the Taliban's air defense system, and their bunkers.

At Least.. (1)

chairmanKAGA (515972) | more than 12 years ago | (#2397912)

they are gonna drop food on the people. Also, Bush said the people aren't targets, just military/government establishments. Hopefull all goes well and our leaders know what they are doing.

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