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HARD NEWS 26/03/03 - What The Russians Are Seeing

HARD NEWS 26/03/03 - What the Russians are seeing

What the Russians are seeing | Mar 26, 2003 13:18
Russell Brown's Hard News

Official Iraqi information on the war seems to have been a mixture of the familiar grand fantasy and apparently reliable body counts. The coalition side, meanwhile, seems desperately keen to reassure us that it's all going to plan, when in some respects it quite clearly isn't.

Longtime Hard News correspondent Adam Bogacki has turned up what appears to be a useful source of information on what it actually going on - the Russians. This site ( & provides an English translation of material posted to, a site established by Russian journalists and military analysts to provide information based on Russian intelligence reports.

It appears things aren't going as well for coalition command as the official noises indicate, especially as regards casualties. If the excerpts below are accurate, Umm Qasr appears to have been flattened in order to save it ...,


Talking to your kids about war |Mar 25, 2003 14:39
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

I've mentioned our plan to move up the road to Rozelle before. Now, in addition to a dishwasher and a view, the Girlie wants a home with a bomb shelter. And she?s pretty serious. While I have to take some responsibility (talking about nuclear winters over dinner was arguably unecessary), this is a deeply sad development. As one who grew up as the Cold War cooled, I still remember a facinating book that lay around ours .,


There's also an earlier Hard News post relating to the launch of an English-language version of the al-Jazeera website (subject to a US-based denial of service attack in its first few hours) and the use of cluster bombs in cities.

What a mess ...



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