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Some questions and observations about the war, psyops, etc.(2 posts)

Some questions and observations about the war, psyops, etc.Me Dot Org
Mar 24, 2003 10:11 AM
First, the questions:

1. Why are TV cameras in Baghdad, but none in Mosul, Tikrit, Basra, etc.?

couple of questions for the military guys:

2. During sandstorms, laser-guided weapons can become inaccurate. JDAMS and JSOWS use GPS to find their target, and would seem to be a preferred weapon. But can GPS be used against a moving target? Seems unlikely. Wouldn't it be logical for Iraqis to initiate combat when weather conditions make some of our weapons ineffective?

3. Many of our ground forces have been moving virtually non-stop since the war began. Sleep deprivation harms performance. Yet our soldiers are racing towards the Republican Guard units, ostensibly the best Iraqi fighting force. How long can they keep going before their performance is significantly eroded?

Psyops:

Why is everyone talking about 'secret negotiations' with Iraqi commanders if it's a secret? Because they want all the the other Iraqi commanders to think their fellow generals are going to surrender. It's a riff on the classic police interrogation technique "Your friend getting ready to talk, so you better talk now or there's no plea bargain".

People keep talking about the lack of specific information that Saddam has been giving since the palace bombing the first night. Is he dead? Were the tapes made before the bomging? The U.S. isn't the only one who can create doubt and uncertainty. Why couldn't the Iraqis? Does Hussein want us to know he's alive?
one reason for psyopsmohair_chair
Mar 24, 2003 10:38 AM
One reason to start spreading rumors is to get the Iraqis to deny and explain them. Their communications help reveal where they are. I heard that the bunker bombed on the first day that supposedly contained Saddam was found because Aziz called on a cell phone to explain that he hadn't really defected. Remember the defection rumors? I wonder who started those. And whatever happened to Aziz?