US 3* has just been on BBC News 24, and seems about 99.99999% confident that Usay and Qusay are no longer with us.
It appears that someone walked into a local police station and said 'I wish to claim somewhere in the region of $30 million, please. My basis for this is as follows - if you go to the big house on the corner and ring the bell, I think you'll find...'
I just happen to be over in the states on holiday at the moment and the US news is reporting that after a 6 hour (yes, SIX) gun battle, the villa was found to contain 4 bodies. That doesn't sound like the usual US 'take the target off the face of the earth' gun battle. Are they changing their tactics? Or are they worse shots than even we think they are?
Just a thought. Maybe the press reports aren't all that accurate..... for a change
Blondebint? Do I think they will pay up. Yes I do. They (and we) have paid up in the past, and if it gets results, will continue to pay in the future.
Don't be so cynical, its unbecoming in one so comely.
Guess they had no choice to go out fighting .looking at the amount of resources the yanks used to storm one large villa .Makes our obiua atacks at longmore at bit cack 2lsw suppress one thunder flash and then in and at em guess if you got it use it .though they did say they didnt
use apache cos they were afraid of civi casualties
How many spams does it take to take out two men in a villa?
200 in over 4 hours!
Pretty stunning really
Wonder if they bothered to listen to their convos before they charged at it That would require patience, quiet and intelligence...ahh probably not then
......and here was me dead set against a full invasion of Iraq..and all for the taking of Saddam and his sons out quietly- I guess the US of A don't DO quietly! Old Ross Kemp and his mates would have dealt with it all in the twinkle of an episode...but then that wasn't in the script.
Merely removing that regime is but one act in the screenplay
BB: I'd be interested in your take on the estimates process that was undertaken for the ops? Your concept? co-ord? fire supp? Time analysis? Mission analysis? Vital Ground? Obstacles? Manouvre plan?
Chances are that they committed 200 troops for 4 hours, because that is what the commander felt was necessary to minimise the risk to his own forces and maintain momentum into the attack and subsequent fight through. And if it did the job.........