Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf of the Gulf War dies

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf of the Gulf War dies


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

A sister of Schwarzkopf, Ruth Barenbaum of Middlebury, Vt., said that he died in Tampa, Fla., from complications from pneumonia. "We're still in a state of shock," she said by phone...
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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I'm on shock, i still thank him for kicking Saddam Hussein's ass during the Gulf War. He executed the war flawless and and greatly. It's too bad he could have march into Baghdad in 1991 and hang Saddam Hussein there. It would save us a lot of trouble in the middle east.

He served in his last military assignment in Tampa as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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Will this be a thread which fights the Iraq wars over again? If so, let me remember that Norman S. was the fellow who let Saddam keep his helicopters after the first gulf war, helicopters which were then used to kill both the Kurds and the people trying to escape in the marshes in the South of Iraq (if I'm not mistaken those marshes are pretty much gone now, destroyed, like so much else, by the hounds of war).



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:08 PM
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RIP Sir...



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by Aleister
Will this be a thread which fights the Iraq wars over again? If so, let me remember that Norman S. was the fellow who let Saddam keep his helicopters after the first gulf war, helicopters which were then used to kill both the Kurds and the people trying to escape in the marshes in the South of Iraq (if I'm not mistaken those marshes are pretty much gone now, destroyed, like so much else, by the hounds of war).


Well, Norman thought that Saddam was going to use the helicopters to humanitarian aids since Iraq was bombed by Coalition aircraft many times throughout Desert Storm. When they realize that the copters was used to attack the anti-Saddam forces, the ban was to include helicopters as well.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Norman didn't let Saddam keep anything. Norman followed orders. Plain and simple.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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The US didn't go into Baghdad or put too restrictive terms on Iraq after Desert Storm because the Coalition allies wouldn't allow it. The US would have had to go it all alone, with no bases in the region if they had wanted to go into Baghdad.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
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The US didn't go into Baghdad or put too restrictive terms on Iraq after Desert Storm because the Coalition allies wouldn't allow it. The US would have had to go it all alone, with no bases in the region if they had wanted to go into Baghdad.


That's true. Dick Cheney did say that going into Iraq in 1991 would be a lot of problems.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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Existing threads

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Stormin Norman, a salute to you Sir!



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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Someone dies and theres a conspiracy. Good ol' ATS.

RIP General. :salute:

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posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 06:10 AM
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Originally posted by Paulioetc15
That's true. Dick Cheney did say that going into Iraq in 1991 would be a lot of problems.


Ah yes, the pre-Sith Cheney. Before he became Darth Cheney and all his brains dribbled out of his ears.



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 06:56 AM
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