Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Reuters reporter on the ground is saying that he sees no signs of oil-well fires.

But a Reuters correspondent, stationed about 60 km southwest of the Iraqi port city of Basra, said: "Looking through a long-range night vision lens, there is no evidence of fires at the Iraqi oilfields bordering Kuwait that we can see, or at least 50 kilometers beyond that."

"If you look in the direction of the Rumaila oilfield (in Iraq) there is nothing on the horizon and no indication of fire," a second Reuters correspondent at the same location said.

The correspondents also said they had heard large explosions coming from the direction of Basra, but said there was still no evidence of oilfield fires following the sounds of the blasts.

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