Abu Dhabi TV is reporting that Iraqi TV has been blown up.

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  1. firephoto

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    Oh darn.

    Just broke on CNN, they showed a big bomb blast in the distance and said it was Iraqi TV.
     
  2. Jacob S

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    I seen that on CNN Live myself this big explosion and was mentioning something about them going to bomb a tv station to take it out due to the coverage that was shown. I thought they were supposed to take out Aljazeera TV, or is this the same station?
     
  3. Jacob S

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    And a camera is still rolling after the hit from that station too they report. They say that Iraqi tv comes on and off intermitently and is being sent through satellite but terrestrial signals to the city is not being sent now due to being hit.
     
  4. Richssat

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    And from what I heard on CNN, Iraqis are forbidden by Saddam to have satellite dishes, so no tv for them.

    One more reason behind the need to liberate Iraq. That way they can come on here and talk about satellite tv.

    RR
     
  5. Jacob S

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    Now they say the signal is down.
     
  6. firephoto

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    They are forbidden but there are a lot that have "secret" rooms for watching the dish.
    The post here about the Iraqi weblogs has a link to someones blog and they have a dish for watching international stuff.
     
  7. Karl Foster

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    About friggin' time.
     
  8. George_F

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    On www.drudgereport.com it says U.S. just took down Iraqi tv using an ebomb to magnetically scramble the signal.
     
  9. firephoto

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    They do seem to be saying that it was an e-bomb.
    Pentagon is saying that it and other satellite com buildings were hit with cuise missiles and aerial bombs.

    http://www.klas-tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1199072
     
  10. John Corn

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    Was the e-bomb an experimental exercise, and what better place to experiment with weapons than in a war. I'd be interested in the damage radius of such a device (or this device) as it took out the TV broadcasting power.
     
  11. firephoto

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    This page has some good info.
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/hpm.htm
     
  12. raj2001

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    I do hope you're being sarcastic!

    Anyway, it was probably a good thing anyway, since what was being shown on TV was of no value anyway. I heard on CNN and my local FOX (WNYW Fox 5) that the terrestrial feed was knocked out, but the satellite feed is still operational. If anyone has a DVB/FTA receiver they can verify this, as Iraqi TV is available on Transponder 8 on Telstar 5, which is at 97WL.
     
  13. Karl Foster

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    Aljazeera is an indepent network that is headquartered in Qatar. What was taken out was the Iraqi state-run network, which by most news organizations outside of Iraq consider to be nothing but propoganda spreading some pretty wild tales.
     
  14. raj2001

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    I was just checking out the web feed (www.dsltv.nl has a web feed) and it seems as though Iraq TV is gone for good.
     
  15. firephoto

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    Shall we have a moment of silence?

    :D :lol: :goodjob: :grin: :righton: :us: :flag: :up:
     
  16. firephoto

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    Now on a more serious note.

    Which foreign network in Baghdad will be the source of Iraqi broadcasts now??
     
  17. Cheyenne

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    Alternate source of TV in Baghdad area would most likely be "BIGTIME-TV"
    A mobil unit witch utilizes a big yellow school bus.
    Anyone ever see the orginal "Max Headroom" pilot film?
     
  18. raj2001

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    If what I saw on Iraq TV was any indication, I think the people of Iraq could very well do without Iraq TV.
     
  19. RichW

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    Yes, if that was the TV station responsible for the Iraqi "press conference" yesterday, I am glad they put the poor thing out of its misery. That Iraqi VP, or whoever he was, was so boring that even the translators on CNN and Fox News had a hard time stayiing awake during the broadcast. That strike should be considered the first humanitarian aid to arrive in Baghdad.
     
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