By Spearhead Staff
The driver of one Allied HUMM-V knew he'd had it when his
vehicle became bogged down in the mud as an Iraqi armored squad
bore down on his position. Resigned to his fate, he and his companions
prepared for a fire-fight in which they were hopeless outgunned.
His horror turned to hope when the Iraqi crew approached his
position, hooked its tank up to the bogged-down vehicle, and
pulled it out of the muck. Its mission completed, the Iraqi crew
then happily surrendered to its astonished captors.
Soldiers were not the only ones accepting surrender. One news
crew discovered that whenever they pointed their video camera
toward Iraqi positions, the soldiers would surrender. Wielding
this electronic weapon, the crew soon had dozens of soldiers
in tow. To prove the surprise was not complete, the EPWs then
began chanting "Norman! Norman!" in tribute to Desert
Storm's CINC whenever the camera focused on them.
The first words out of the mouth of one captured Iraqi soldier
was "What took you guys so long?" in perfect English.
The impatient prisoner then explained he was from Chicago and
had been drafted into the Iraqi Army shortly after the Kuwaiti
invasion while he was visiting his grandmother in Baghdad.
London International Group PLC's stock is going up, largely
because of a British government contract to supply sand-colored
condoms for desert troops to fit over the M-16's barrel. The
prophylactics provide better protection in a desert environment
than the traditional barrel caps, officials say. Financial experts
say the rise in the company's stock value should be limited to
the war's duration. The condoms do not sell well on the open
market because of the color and, presumably, because of their