The antiwar protesters are frothing at the mouth about the war. Their plans? Disrupt capitalism of course.
Added James Wood and George Gill to the Blogs of War Wall of Honor. Thank you James and thank you for the very generous contribution George.
Donald Rumsfeld expected to announce “broad rules of engagement” in the the war zone and that special forces troops are hunting down surface-to-surface missiles. – Fox News broadcast
The “Coalition of the Willing” is growing and the White House may have updates soon. – Fox News broadcast
Iraqi’s are lighting up some of the Southern oil fields. – Fox News broadcast
Kuwait City’s air raid sirens are blaring. Missiles may be incoming. – Sky News broadcast
One of the Fox News embedded reporters is hinting at significant coalition airstrikes in Southern Iraq soon.
All clear sounds in Kuwait City.
Pentagon confirming 2 oil well fires in Southern Iraq. – Fox News broadcast
U.S. Troops told to be “Combat Ready” within the next 50 minutes. Rules of engagement broadened and forces can engage at will. – Sky News broadcast.
Rick Leventhal is embedded with U.S. Marines 3rd LAR in Northern Kuwait and he is reporting that they are hammering away at Iraqi positions on the horizon. No video but he had a short but dramatic audio report with artillery fire and screaming soldiers in the background – Fox News broadcast
Rick Leventhal is confirming via another audio report that airstrikes are underway in Southern Iraq. More dramatic reports filled with the sounds of explosions in the distance and helicopters overhead. Sounds like quite an event. – Fox news broadcast
A Pentagon briefing will begin soon. You can watch it on the web via MSNBC. Click here for their video feed options.
I’ve had three hours of sleep. My wife woke me up (asleep in front of the T.V.) with a giant latte. Updates will resume in just a few minutes.
People are writing and asking how I “beat the media” on a number of stories last night. I think the main reason is that I can publish to the web in seconds after it hits my eyes and ears. I have no editors (isn’t that obvious), producers, or web developers to please or rely on.
In a couple of cases I did have good sources and I was the first (that I could tell) to find DoD still photographs of the attack and republish them. However, in most cases the mainstream media and the wire services were my sources.
I’m in awe of the reporters on the ground in the war zone. Anyone who stayed up until the wee hours of the morning and saw the missle attacks on Kuwait will understand why. I think Fox News, MSNBC, and Sky News did an amazing job of pulling it all together last night. However, I found the mainstream media’s web sites quickly outpaced by events when things really got interesting.
A helicopter carrying U.S. special forces crashed inside southern Iraq hours before the missile strikes Wednesday night, a senior defense official said. There were no casualties and the troops on board were all taken out safely, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official said the military was taking steps to destroy the helicopter rather than let it fall into Iraqi hands.
Sky News has live footage of B-52s on the tarmac in the UK. You can watch them live on the web via the link on the left side of this page.
The Iraqi ambassador to the U.N. claims that there has only been 1 Iraqi civilian death so far. – Sky News broadcast
The French are using the words “United Nations” and”legitimacy” in the same sentence. Hilarious.
Sky News is reporting that Saddam read date and time at beginning of speech to the Iraqi people. Speculation has been that the tape was recorded prior to last night’s strikes.
Kuwait City air raid sirens blaring. Sky News reporter wearing gas mask. 4 scud missiles launched at Kuwait.
Explosion in Kuwait City reported by Sky News.
All clear sounds in Kuwait City
Pentagon confirms a “small aircraft” from Iraq has crashed near U.S. Marines in Northern Kuwait. No confirmation on whether it is a drone or if it is carrying WMD. – Fox News broadcast.
Watch Sky News online. Their coverage has been really strong. Highly recommended
Limited strikes may follow for two days followed by massive “shock and awe” campaing. – Fox News broadcast
I’ve added a link to Sky News live video coverage of the war on the left sidebar. Enjoy.
Air raid sirens in Kuwait City. Possible incoming missiles. Gas Warning. Fox News reporter fitting gear now live.
U.S. Base in Kuwait taking rounds. Oliver North reporting in gas mask and he is about to put on all protective equipment. No casualties yet. Attack on Kuwait appears widespread.
Gas Alerts throughout Kuwait. Kuwaitis ordering people into air raid shelters and basements. Reporter for Sky News still broadcasting.
Oliver North reporting from U.S. base in Kuwait. Rounds and or missles are impacting near the base. Patriots are firing in defense. North is in full chemical protection gear.
Sky News is reporting that experts in protective suits are analyzing the first impact site for presence of chemical/biological weapons.
Oliver North reports incoming skud missle at U.S. base in Northern Kuwait. He is stopping his report and heading for a bunker. – Fox News broadcast.
Skud reportedly intercepted by Patriot missles. Sky News reporter in Kuwait City has removed his gas mask.
Oliver North interviewing U.S. Colonel. Both in full protective gear. Colonel confirms Patriot missle intercept but they are still tracking “other events”.