Ennh, a little of both, I think. It wasn't so much on the Commonwealth's behalf
that my knickers were a-twistin' but on behalf of your *Arab* allies. Forget
about them? You had to get Saudi's cooperation *first* before *anything* could
happen. And Egypt came on side very quickly. You also needed Turkey's airbases,
which you got immediately, before any troops landed in Riyadh or Doha.

And you still haven't answered my question: who was the overall commander of
Desert Storm? Hint: it wasn't Stormin' Norman, as valuable and competent as he
and his troops were.

Jon Spencer wrote:

> Marc, you just have to slow down and READ posts before you respond.
>
> I'll let you reread my post (that you included in your response), then read
> your response, and then apologize :-)
>
> Jon
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 12:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [ZION] War Against All of Islam
>
> I don't think so. The foreigners had to get their assets into place, too. It
> wasn't unilateral. In fact, it's ironic that you're showing this particular
> kind
> of ignorance on the topic -- it was precisely because the Saudis allowed
> foreign,
> non-Moslem soldiers on its soil that set bin Laden off. You started off
> politically, first with the Saudis, to get permission to move some of the
> things
> that couldn't be airlifted in (like most of the tanks your army uses). Light
> infantry were only brought in when the infrastructure was in place. And
> Canadian,
> Australian and British ships can't sail any faster than their U.S.
> counterparts
> -- they headed for the Gulf months ahead of time, just like the U.S. forces
> did.
>
> Jon Spencer wrote:
>
> > Marc, that's great!  You can now go to those books and read how we put
> > people into the area immediately, and then built up our forces
> unilaterally
> > over a several month period before ever establishing an international
> > coalition.  Now just as then, we had some instant allies such as the
> British
> > Commonwealth.  However, the rant and rave that I hear from the left is
> that
> > that is not an international coalition.
> >
> > Well, now we seem to be gaining one.  Just like then.
> >
> > After you refresh your recollections, you can thank me for helping restore
> > your memory! :-)
> >
> > Jon
> >
> > Marc A. Schindler wrote:
> >
> > Jon Spencer wrote:
> > >
> > > By the way, to offset all the history revisionists, if you remember,
> under
> > > Bush 41 we acted FIRST, and then built a coalition, not the other way
> > > around.  Does anyone need the history lesson, or do you remember now?
> > (Dan,
> > > I'm not saying you said this, it just popped into my mind as a result of
> > > this post.)
> > >
> >
> > Really? Then how did all those British, Canadian, Australian, Egyptian,
> > Saudi,
> > Omani, UAE-ese, Turkish, French, lessee...., Qatari, Yemeni troops,
> planes,
> > and
> > ships get there along with the US forces?  Do you know who the Commander
> in
> > Chief
> > of Desert Storm was? I have the whole order of battle on my bookshelf.
> >
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> Marc A. Schindler
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> pick
> himself up and continue on" - Winston Churchill
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