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***Breaking*** Norman Schwarzkopf is dead

WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.

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

by Anonymousreply 5712/28/2012

If he had hung on three days, it would have been on the anniversary of Saddam'e execution.

by Anonymousreply 112/27/2012

And that makes three.

This concludes the 2012 Christmas Holiday death trio.

by Anonymousreply 212/27/2012

And why is that relevant, R1?

Because Norman "saved us" from the first bullshit war against Iraq?

by Anonymousreply 312/27/2012

The first war wasn't bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 412/27/2012

Yes R4, we had to avenge those little babies kicked out of incubators. Idiot.

by Anonymousreply 512/27/2012

R5 - No, it was about territorial integrity and the rule of international law. Saddam invaded Kuwait. Working with a UN sanctioned coalition, we stopped him.

by Anonymousreply 612/27/2012

R6, Our secretary of state gave Saddam the go ahead to invade Kuwait. They get away with this stuff because people like you let them.

by Anonymousreply 712/27/2012

Kuwait was "slant drilling," stealing oil that lay below the soil on the Iraqi side of the border.

by Anonymousreply 812/27/2012

Did old George 41 kick the bucket yet?

by Anonymousreply 912/27/2012

The Grim Reaper is on a killing streak this week.

by Anonymousreply 1012/27/2012

R7 - "Our secretary of state gave Saddam the go ahead to invade Kuwait."

No, James Baker did not.

by Anonymousreply 1112/27/2012

R6, it was actually about oil, just like the 2nd Iraq War was.

Why do you think George H.W. Bush & the Republicans lied to the country about babies being thrown from incubators (something that never happened) and hired an actress to lie about what was going on there?

by Anonymousreply 1212/27/2012

War criminal who will rot in hell.

by Anonymousreply 1312/27/2012

WHAT did he die of?

by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2012

R12 - No.

Why did the UN sign on to it, unlike the war in 2003?

Why did we stop at the original borders?

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2012

R15, can you explain why Bush lied about babies being thrown out of incubators or why an actress was hired to lie to the public?

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012

[quote]WHAT did he die of?

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa from complications arising from pneumonia, his sister confirms.

by Anonymousreply 1712/27/2012

R16 - can you prove those things?

by Anonymousreply 1812/27/2012

They really saddam-ized hussein.

by Anonymousreply 1912/27/2012

I guess celebrities do die in 3's.

by Anonymousreply 2012/27/2012

Yes, R6. It was glorious! We saved the oil fields!

by Anonymousreply 2112/27/2012

[quote]Did old George 41 kick the bucket yet?

No, his health has improved.

by Anonymousreply 2212/27/2012

No, he's just outside looking in.

by Anonymousreply 2312/27/2012

Incubator lies

by Anonymousreply 2512/27/2012

Proof that we encouraged Saddam to invade Kuwait.

by Anonymousreply 2612/27/2012

A true American hero!

by Anonymousreply 2812/27/2012

R25 - There's absolutely no proof that the Bush admin. was behind the lies or knew that the stories were untrue at the time. Moreover, Amnesty International and other agencies were also taken in.

Iraq invaded and annexed Kuwait. They refused to reverse that when the UN told them to. The UN declared action against them.

by Anonymousreply 2912/27/2012

R26 - I stopped reading at "Congressman Ron Paul"

by Anonymousreply 3012/27/2012

It was all about the oil and that's it. Period. By any chance, are we trying to kick China out of Tibet? Huh?

by Anonymousreply 3112/27/2012

George 41 is near death?

C'mon, the fourties aren't THAT old!

by Anonymousreply 3212/27/2012

China has nukes R31.

by Anonymousreply 3312/27/2012

No his health hasn't improved, R22

by Anonymousreply 3412/27/2012

Has anyone seen Frances Conroy r10?

by Anonymousreply 3512/27/2012

Here it is from a liberal source.

by Anonymousreply 3612/27/2012

Why are you surprised that we'd let the dictator WE installed do what he wanted to do? Until he started overpumping oil (remember the 90 cent a gallon gas we had in the 90s?) Then he had to go.

by Anonymousreply 3712/27/2012

R12, she wasn't an actress. She was the daughter of some Kuwaiti politician/ambassador. She was the "vial of anthrax" for the first war.

by Anonymousreply 3812/27/2012

No surprise that Tom Lantos played a part in the deception about the incubators. He'd be called a neo con today.

Neo cons spreading lies to get American kids to fight their wars.

by Anonymousreply 3912/27/2012

Shut your trap, or use it to suck Pat Buchanan's dick, r39.

by Anonymousreply 4012/27/2012

Remember, his Father was head of the New Jersey State Police and led the investigation/cover-up in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and the eventual conviction and execution of Bruno Richard Hauptmann.

The Father also set up and trained the Iranian Secret Police (SAVAK) during WWII, and was instrumental in getting the Shah back on the throne after the war.

I bet old Norman took some big family secrets to the grave with him.

by Anonymousreply 4112/27/2012

Neo cons like Dan Senor blow. These creeps love to drag this country into foreign wars. We missed a bullet with Romney. Yuck.

by Anonymousreply 4212/27/2012

What happened with the Lindbergh baby? Do you think they shook him or something and then set up the whole kidnapping thing?

by Anonymousreply 4312/27/2012

Was he for or against gays and lesbians serving in the military?

by Anonymousreply 4412/27/2012

He's number two after Jack Klugman. Charles Dunning is NOT famous enough to count.

by Anonymousreply 4512/28/2012

Yes he is.

by Anonymousreply 4612/28/2012

I was too young to understand the first Iraqi War. I don't know who to believe! Was it a justified war or not???

by Anonymousreply 4712/28/2012

R47, just remember, there is no such thing as Gulf War Syndrome.

by Anonymousreply 4812/28/2012

Many famous people die around Christmas. It's something I expect.

by Anonymousreply 4912/28/2012

Schwarz is German for black

And kopf is German for head

So Schwarzkopf means pimple...


by Anonymousreply 5012/28/2012

Norman Schwartzkopf, a fugly mass-murdering sow, is now quite deservedly burning in hell!

by Anonymousreply 5112/28/2012

Long live Hitler

Our glourious King

Schwarzkopf means Hitler

He was like that "thing"

The both played with their DING-A-LING

by Anonymousreply 5212/28/2012

[quote]can you prove those things?

R18, the media investigated the accusations at the time and found out that the Bush Administration and assorted others had made everything up.

R29, you're naive if you don't think Bush knew about the lies. This man was a former CIA Director, and someone who has been lying about his whereabouts during JFK's assassination for decades.

Rather than asking us questions, why not look up a few books on this so you learn more?

Start with Russ Baker's "Family of Secrets".

by Anonymousreply 5312/28/2012

In Chicago shark fins are illegal as of January 1st. Get them while you can boys

by Anonymousreply 5412/28/2012

Up for original thread.

by Anonymousreply 5512/28/2012

[quote]What happened with the Lindbergh baby? Do you think they shook him or something and then set up the whole kidnapping thing?

This is a very good question.

by Anonymousreply 5612/28/2012

Family of Secrets is an excellent book and well researched. I do wonder why nobody has ever questioned the Lindbergh's official story. Every other time a kid is harmed the parents are the first suspects. So the guy could fly a plane, he also liked Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 5712/28/2012
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