Posted by Rohan ds on April 03, 2003 at 10:07:16:
In Reply to: this'll make you laugh posted by Richard Haut on March 26, 2003 at 04:28:36:
the buildings that are being bombed in Baghdad were all built in the eighties and were all designed to withstand very powerful bomb attacks. Structural engineers from the USA, the UK and other nations like India were hired to work on these structures
That is why when a building is bombed in Baghdad, all you see is smoke, while the building still stands.
Incidentally, The presidential palaces took easy damage only in the portico or outlying areas, leaving the main buildings relatively unharmed (a bit blackened no doubt).
In any case, Although I support the war effort and the resolve to overthrow the Iraqi regime, I think the Americans have a long and bloody foght ahead... and the architecture of Baghdad is not going to help them.
Then there are the fabulous bunkers under almost all government buildings in Baghdad... with interconnecting tunnels and escape routes that lead far out of the city... the Marines could end up fighting most of the war underground than in the streets of the city.
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