hi, it doesnt matter as long as Al-Jazeera is live and kicking and the camera's are rolling.
The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of > microwaves powerful enough to fry computers, blind > radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power > outages and disable the electronic ignitions in > vehicles and aircraft. the existance of such a bomb was on indian news papers a week ago. Regards Sarath. --- "R. A. Hettinga" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > ...from the Leg-HERFing department... > > Cheers, > RAH > Who expects it was just a bomb-bomb, Jim. They came > back with a bigger one, just now. > ------- > > > > > <http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/printable541815.shtml> > > CBSNews.com: Print This Story > > U.S. Drops 'E-Bomb' On Iraqi TV > March 25, 2003 > > > The U.S. Air Force has hit Iraqi TV with an > experimental electronmagetic pulse device called the > "E-Bomb" in an attempt to knock it off the air and > shut down Saddam Hussein's propaganda machine, CBS > News Correspondent David Martin reports. > > The highly classified bomb creates a brief pulse of > microwaves powerful enough to fry computers, blind > radar, silence radios, trigger crippling power > outages and disable the electronic ignitions in > vehicles and aircraft. > > Iraqi satellite TV, which broadcasts 24 hours a day > outside Iraq, went off the air around 4:30 a.m. > local time (8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday). Iraq's domestic > television service was not broadcasting at the time. > > > Officially, the Pentagon does not acknowledge the > weapon's existence. Asked about it at a March 5 news > conference at the Pentagon, Gen. Tommy Franks said: > 3I can't talk to you about that because I don't know > anything about it.2 > > The use of the secret weapon came on a day that saw > intense action on the battlefield. The Pentagon said > the U.S. Seventh Cavalry killed between 150 and 500 > Iraqis after being attacked by rocket-propelled > grenades near An Najaf in central Iraq. There are no > reported American casualties. > > In other major developments: > <snip...> > > -- > ----------------- > R. A. Hettinga <mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]> > The Internet Bearer Underwriting Corporation > <http://www.ibuc.com/> > 44 Farquhar Street, Boston, MA 02131 USA > "... however it may deserve respect for its > usefulness and antiquity, > [predicting the end of the world] has not been found > agreeable to > experience." -- Edward Gibbon, 'Decline and Fall of > the Roman Empire' > __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Platinum - Watch CBS' NCAA March Madness, live on your desktop! http://platinum.yahoo.com