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From my military guy:

Aside from killing their own people, the Iraqi anti-aircraft activity sounds like a scared man whistling in the night.

If you start shooting AFTER the explosion – well, a cruise missile is just so much junk in the target area, and an aircraft is miles away long out of reach. Since Saddam has not repealed the law of gravity – all the scrap iron the Iraqi’s send up, comes down. On themselves and their people. How many of the ‘thousands’ of putative Iraqi civilian casualties are due to the ‘whistling in the dark’ Saddamite AAA doctrine?


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