No Weather Forecasts During War, for Security

(Jerusalem Post) The Israel Meteorological Service (IMS) will cease giving weather forecasts in the event of a U.S.-led war on Iraq to prevent providing what could be crucial information to the regime of Saddam Hussein. Foreknowledge of wind direction would be important in trying to hit certain areas and calculate the fallout and potential casualties from the use of non-conventional weapons. There were no public broadcasts of weather information during the 1991 Gulf War.

2003-02-14 00:00:00

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