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U.S. FORCES IN SOUTHWEST ASIA BEGIN RELIEF FLIGHTS TO IRAN
CENTCOM ^ | Dec. 27, 2003

Posted on 12/27/2003 2:54:37 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl

CENTCOM
NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

December 27, 2003
Release Number: 03-12-69


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


U.S. FORCES IN SOUTHWEST ASIA BEGIN RELIEF FLIGHTS TO IRAN

ARABIAN GULF -- U.S. Forces have begun moving medical and humanitarian supplies to the people of the earthquake devastated city of Bam, Iran.

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying pallets of medical and humanitarian supplies launched from an air base in the CENTCOM area of operations tonight to an airfield northwest of the earthquake site.

Approximately 150,000 lbs of relief supplies from U.S. military logistics sites in the Arabian Gulf are being shipped to the Iranian people. Relief supplies include various sizes of bandages, gauze, IV solution, wound irrigation solution, face masks and sutures. Blankets and pajamas also will be provided.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: american; centcom; champions; cjtf7; coalition; freedom; gnfi; goodguys; iranquake; military; peacemakers; terrorism

1 posted on 12/27/2003 2:54:37 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Admin Moderator
Oops. That would be U. S. Forces.

Could you please add a "U." to my headline, and delete this post.

Thank you!

Not series enough to warrant the usual self 'abuse' button. (^:

2 posted on 12/27/2003 2:59:38 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ( "Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth." ~ Pres. Bush, Baghdad)
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert
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3 posted on 12/27/2003 3:02:19 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Submitting approval for the CAIR COROLLARY to GODWIN'S LAW.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
An excellent opportunity to expose the Iranians to the humanitarian Americans. Creates a lot of doubts among the Islamic fence sitters when they hear the hatred and lies their Ayatollahs spew.
4 posted on 12/27/2003 3:35:03 PM PST by Bob Mc
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
America at our best.

What the heck is the 'Arabian Gulf'.. There is no Arabian Gulf. More than likely Euro appeasement for the Arabs.. It's the Persian Gulf.
5 posted on 12/27/2003 3:51:21 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Why is central command referring to it as 'Arabian Gulf'?!
6 posted on 12/27/2003 3:52:05 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44
If you do a Google search, "Arabian Gulf" seems interchangeable with Persian Gulf. The term "Arabian Gulf" even goes back to the 1700's.
7 posted on 12/27/2003 4:10:31 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Bob Mc
Most Iranians are already suspicious if not outright hostile to the ruling clerics. Just look at all the students over there demonstrating against the government and for reform. Let's hope this only puts more pressure on the hard liners to start viewing the world a little differently.
8 posted on 12/27/2003 5:07:16 PM PST by larryav8r
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To: freedom44
Good point.
9 posted on 12/27/2003 5:54:30 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Submitting approval for the CAIR COROLLARY to GODWIN'S LAW.)
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