Links: | CBS | AP |March 20 (Day 79, Hardness of the Heart): The Iraq ground invasion began tonight about 9:00 PM local time without the great fanfare of a major bombing campaign. After last night's attempt to kill Saddam Hussein, it became obvious that the war plan of blowing up Baghdad was full of self-righteous arrogant illusions. The two columns of ground troops are now moving across the southern desert to Baghdad with little resistance, while negotiations are underway for the surrender of major portions of the Iraqi military. The US Marines entered Iraq at 9:00 PM local time. Saddam Hussein has effectively lost control of his army, and the US military has decided to exploit the weakness.
Links: | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | AP | Photos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |The first large Spring swarm of tornadoes swept through Alabama, Georgia, and Florida with some also striking Tennessee, Kentucky, and Illinois. Of the 20 tornado reports, worst hit were Mitchell and Worth County, Georgia where two tornadoes killed six and injured 200. A tornado near Camilla killed 4 people, and another near Bridgeboro in Worth County killed a man and his mother. A funeral home was destroyed in Camilla, and four chicken houses were destroyed in Mitchell County. Ray Wollum, 75, was killed by a tornado in Cookeville, Tennessee. The Georgia tornadoes were at 31 N., for an evil king.
The first tornado report was in at Toney, Alabama at 34 N., for the division of the land, and 86 W., for the Arab persecution of the Jew. Nine tornadoes were reported in Alabama. There were two reports each in Tennessee and Illinois. And there were four reports in Florida, where injuries were reported near Grand Ridge. Three tornadoes were reported in Georgia. One was 4 miles northeast of Hinesville at Ft. Stewart.
The scene on the weather map portrayed a weather elephant over the northeastern USA that stretched along the east coast. An elephant was also over the Pacific northwest. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal..
The Iraq war plan appears to be scaled back after the US began to see that Saddam Hussein's control had essentially been removed. Consequently, the major bombing of Baghdad may be averted. US ground troops began the journey to Baghdad tonight at 9:00 PM local time. There has been some resistance, but nothing major. If this continues, the war may be won without destroying Iraq.
Today was March 20th, for the external gates of the military going out and coming in from war. And it was Day 79, for hardness of the heart.