Monthly Archives: March 2003

The War: Hour 22

5:15pm CST
I had to take short break but updates are resuming.

5:16pm CST
Added Michael McCauley, Valerie Deeb, and Constance Strell to the Blogs of War Wall of Honor. Thank you!

5:22pm CST
Air raid sirens in Kuwait City again. Fox News reporter in gas mask again. Less than 24 hours into the war and it has almost become routine for everyone involved. – Fox News broadcast

5:36pm CST
Iraqi pilots are being forced to fly suicide missions. Interesting exchange between the talking heads on Sky with one saying that we can’t discount the Iraqi air force and the subject matter expert saying in effect “yes we can”. – Sky News

5:46pm CST
Check out this site for nice photographs of the conflict – Mark Holland

5:54pm CST
MSNBC has mentioned Blogs of War in a feature called Blogging the War. Welcome MSNBC viewers/readers.

The War: Hour 19

2:00pm CST

The bombing aould come and go in waves, nothing too heavy and not yet comparable to what was going on in 91. all radio and TV stations are still on and while the air raid began the Iraqi TV was showing patriotic songs and didn’t even bother to inform viewers that we are under attack. at the moment they are re-airing yesterday’s interview with the minister of interior affairs. THe sounds of the anti-aircarft artillery is still louder than the booms and bangs which means that they are still far from where we live, but the images we saw on Al Arabia news channel showed a building burning near one of my aunts house, hotel pax was a good idea. we have two safe rooms one with “international media” and the other with the Iraqi TV on. every body is waitingwaitingwaiting. phones are still ok, we called around the city a moment ago to check on friends. Information is what they need. Iraqi TV says nothing, shows nothing. what good are patriotic songs when bombs are dropping

- Where is Raed? (Iraqi Blogger)

2:01pm CST
Air raid sirens sound in Baghdad. Attack incoming. – Sky News broadcast

2:21pm CST
Air raid sirens in Mosul – Fox News broadcast

The War: Hour 18

1:00pm CST
President Bush will be briefing his full cabinet in about 15 minutes. The event will be televised. – Fox News broadcast

1:02pm CST
“Indications that the Iraqi military is breaking from within” – Fox News broadcast

1:04pm CST
FA-18 Jets launching from the U.S.S. Constellation – Sky News broadcast

1:07pm CST
Cruise missles launched against republican guard – AP

1:11pm CST
Multiple reports of Iraqi’s surrendering – Fox News broadcast

1:16pm CST
Sirens in Baghdad again.

1:18pm CST
First town in Iraq (Umm Qasr) has been taken, Tony Blair to address UK at 4pm CST – Fox News broadcast

1:20pm CST
British Harrier Jumpjets have been hunting and killing scuds – Sky News broadcast

1:26pm CST
Added Paul Robichaux and Joy Shepherd to the Blogs of War Wall of Honor. Thank you both.

1:29pm CST
Saddam family home targeted and hit. All clear sirens in Baghdad – Fox News broadcast

1:40pm CST
U.S. and UK firing artillery rockets in Iraq – Sky News broadcast

1:44pm CST
U.S. and Kurdish troops (up to 100,000 strong) uniting for operations in Northern Iraq – Fox News broadcast

1:51pm CST
Good news:

Two pilots in the Illinois Air National Guard should be spared from courts-martial for a fatal friendly-fire bombing in Afghanistan, an Air Force hearing officer says.