posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 11:36 PM
I served during the PGW in Arabia, Iraq & Kuwait. Army 1st Infantry Division. We were more concerned with BIO-Chem weapons. Our sensor alarms
activated too many times to recall. We were halted inside SE Iraq on that date, waiting on the word as to the next "plan."
I kept a very precise journal during the entire period that my unit was there, 2 Jan-8 May 91 . Copies of it were later used by Gulf War
Investigators in Virginia to try to determine correlations between dates, locations, observed weather conditions, sickness, and a host of other data.
Unfortunately the issues of concern were never "proven" & time has stolen us by. I pressed the issues, as myself & several of my buddies were sick,
but to no avail. The price for Freedom is sometimes very high.
US forces had available, Priority A (Nuclear) Weapons at that time. We were given the understanding that they would be used IF the war had escalated
above a certain percentage of BIO-Chem levels. The air war period was dicey because apparently the USAF was striking Iraqi chem weapons, it was
drifting onto us & our alarms were constantly ringing off. There are records on the events of the weapons being destroyed. One case in point was
when US Forces found some & deliberately blew it up. That was the kind of crap that occured, in so far as I know.
As for a nuke detonation? I say bunk, it did not occur. We were due west of the alleged incident area. We would have seen or heard something. I
know what MLRS look like going up, sound like impacting live targets downrange. We had a SCUD strike near us at one point while we were east of
Hafar-al-Batin, Arabia. Yea, something like that is louder than all hell. Scuttlebutt travels faster than the wind over there too. Never heard any
on a nuke. We had Battalion S-2 Intelligence buddies & were monitoring everything possible including BBC. Besides, politically speaking, that late
in the war & during the ass kicking that was going on, the Iraqis couldn't retreat fast enough. I saw parts of the Highway of Death too. Nasty
Jim Brown has it all wrong in my view. I concur with "Where's The Truth" op above, no nuke, nor even a fuel-air (MOAB) device near Basra!
7 CORP / 1 ID / 14 MP Brigade / 118 MP BTN / 1165 MP CO