Leaflets of Operation Desert Shield
and Desert Storm
(Continued)

  
THE DOT LEAFLETS

A series of five leaflets exist with Arabic text and bullets (dots). The first is printed on both sides. The remaining four leaflets are printed on one side only. It is believed that they were printed as part of a classified operation by "Joint Task Force Proven Force." This was an Air Force effort based in Turkey, under the operational control of EUCOM, but under tactical control of CENTCOM.

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F: Five sentences in Arabic. Three dots in center. B&W.
"A call, Our free Iraq Soldier Brothers: We plead with you in the name of all the Arab and Islamic ties that we agree on, to stop following Saddam's orders and wishes, which will not bring anything except the destruction of our Arabic nation. We here in your second homeland, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, give you the neighborly rights with dignity and honor. We give you security and safety, and you will find all the care and respect to you from your brothers in religion, Arabism, and blood."

B: "A call. Our Dignified Iraq Soldier Brothers: Saddam Hussein's system has used you to rape and conquer Kuwait's land by force, and that way it has pushed you unwillingly to use and point your weapons to the chests of your brothers in blood, language, and religion--those brothers who stood beside you in previous wars and will stand beside you now to get rid of Saddam's rule. Our Noble Iraq Soldier Brothers: We know that Saddam Hussein's system has involved and led you to occupy Kuwait without conviction or consent from you, and here it is now pushing you to a losing war with you Arab brothers in the Gulf. That is why our offense in the first two days was self-defense, and to stop a military disaster in the area by the hands of Saddam."

This leaflet is printed on both sides. This entire series is among the rarest of the leaflets. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of any of the "dot" leaflets.

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C82

F: Seven sentences in Arabic, each starts with a dot. Title has "?" B&W.
"Did you think about your destiny? And now after the signs of the truth have become obvious, and the evidence of the present situation have become clear, and the actions of the battlefield have witnessed that it is impossible for Iraq to win, and defeat has become a definite fact for the aggressor army, and death and destruction will be the destiny of those who resist and argue the fact and truth. And now in the light of all those facts, did you think of your future and destiny? Did you think of your mother and father? Did you think of your wife who is waiting for you? Did you think of your kids who are crying over you night and day and love to have you return to them healthy and well? Did you think of your folks and tribes? Think for yourself, and make the decision before it is too late...."

B: Blank.

This leaflet is printed on one side. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of any of the "dot" leaflets.

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F: Four sentences in Arabic, each starts with a dot. B&W. 153x81mm.
"Do you wish to be a tool? The heroic Iraqi soldier: Do you wish to be a tool and means for the death of your family, people, and country? Do you wish to be a tool in the destruction of the accomplishments of our beloved Iraq? Do you wish to be a tool and means in the hand of an insane dictator who wants to destroy Iraq for his mad greed and desires? We expect you, the heroic Iraqi soldier to go down in history as one of the troops of Al-Mathanna, Khalid (Ibn-el-Walid), Sa'd, and Salah-el-Din. You were the warrior of civilization and the spread of Islam and Arabism, and not a tool in the hands of an insane dictator."

B: Blank (') ***

This leaflet is printed on one side. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of any of the "dot" leaflets.

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C84

F: Seven sentences in Arabic, each starts with a dot. B&W. 145x80mm.
"They deceived you and said: They deceived you and said that Kuwait is part of Iraq. They deceived you and said that Kuwait is a way (road) to Jerusalem. They deceived you and said that you will free the two honorable Holy Sites (the Kabba in Mecca and the Prophet Mosque in Medina). They deceived you and said you can fight the whole world. They deceived you and said that you can conquer all these armies. They deceived you and said that this war was the mother of all wars. They deceived you and unconditionally surrendered to Iran all that you've fought for in eight years."

B: Blank.

This leaflet is printed on one side. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of any of the "dot" leaflets.

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F: Five sentences in Arabic, each starts with a dot. B&W. 160x85mm.
"What are you waiting for?" Now after the destruction of most missile and air forces of Iraq. What are you waiting for? Now that you have become exposed, without air defenses to protect you from the Allied bombing. What are you waiting for? Now that you have become an easy target without air cover. What are you waiting for? Are you waiting to die and become the prey of beasts and crows in the desert? Or do you wish to return to your wife, children and tribe? Ask yourself. What are you waiting for?

B: Blank.

This leaflet is printed on one side. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of any of the "dot" leaflets.

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F: Cardboard leaflet. B&W. 2-fold. 125 x 160mm.
Top: "The Voice of Liberty."
Bottom: "Pulse cycle: Frequencies: 630 KHZ medium wave, 1053 KHZ medium wave, 1341 KHZ medium wave. Daily between 12 noon and midnight."

B: Calendar.

There was an unsubstantiated rumor that the horizontal and vertical boxes of the calendar on the back of this "Voice of Liberty" radio card were used to send coded messages to the Underground. This is doubtful, but a lot of soldiers believed the story and one Special Forces Captain whispered it in my ear, so maybe it is true. There is no data on either the production or the dissemination of this product. Because it has no American symbols or Roman letters or numerals this can be considered a "black" item.

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C87

F: 4-fold "Pilot down" card. Arabic, Persian and English.
"I am a pilot of the Multi-national force fighting to stop the aggression of Saddam Hussein. Please assist me in returning to friendly areas so I can continue the struggle for peace and stability."

B: Same message in Turkish, Kurdish and English

This pointee-talkie card was prepared with three folds (four sections) in Saudi Arabia and in a two-fold (three section) version by EUCOM in Turkey. 6000 of the cards were printed and coated with a protective resin. These language cards were carried by pilots along with a blood chit offering a reward in gold for any Arab that would return a Coalition pilot to friendly forces.

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