Miracle Sand Storm in Iraq – Unproven!
Sandstorm in Iraq Uncovers Land Mines in the Desert, Saving Many Lives-Unproven!
Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor says that a sandstorm followed by rain during the war in Iraq in 2003 saved many lives by uncovering a large number of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.
Sandstorms did affect the progress of coalition troops during the 2003 war in Iraq.
We have not found any source or documentation, however, for this story.
Last updated 4/14/03
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
I am sure that all of you heard about the sandstorm in Iraq Tuesday and Wednesday (the worst in 100 years some say) and the drenching rain that followed the next day. Our troops were bogged down and couldn’t move effectively.
The media was already wondering if the troops were in a “quagmire” and dire predictions of gloom and doom came from the left wing media.
What they didn’t report was that yesterday, after the weather had cleared, the Marine group that was mired the worst looked out at the plain they were just about to cross. What did they see? Hundreds if not thousands of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines had been uncovered by the wind and then washed off by the rain. If they had proceeded as planned, many lives would have undoubtedly been lost.
As it was, they simply drove around them and let the demolition teams destroy them.
Praises be to His mighty name! Thank you God, for protecting our young men and women!
One person once asked George Washington if he thought God was on his side.
His reply is reported to be, “It is not that God should be on our side, but that we be on His.”
P.S. In God we trust!