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Destroying a Baath Party House ~ a Defend America Photo Essay
Defend America ^ | May 20, 2004

Posted on 05/21/2004 7:52:30 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl

Photo Essays Destroying a Baath Party House space
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Photo, caption below.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hoglune, left, and Sgt. Erickson, both of the 141st Engineering Battalion tape C-4 plastic explosive to the columns of the Ramadan 14 building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. The Ramadan 14 building is a former Baath party house being demolished by the 748th Explosive Ordinance Detachment and the 141st Engineers Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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U.S. Army Sgt. Andy Erickson of the 141st Engineering Battalion places blocks of C-4 plastic explosive into holes in the columns of the Ramadan 14 building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jessen, right, with the 748th Explosive Ordinance Detachment, inspects a 2,000-pound rocket to determine the size of hole needed to maneuver it into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jessen with the 748th Explosive Ordnance Detachment, supervises the insertion of a 2,000-pound rocket into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building, a former Ba'ath party house located outside of Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. The missile is being used to help demolish the building. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dobitz with the 141st Engineering Battalion uses a bulldozer to push a 2,000-pound rocket into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building in the building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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Photo, caption at right space U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jessen with the 748th Explosive Ordinance Detachment, supervises the insertion of a 2,000-pound rocket into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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Smoke billows from the Ramadan 14 building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. The Ramadan 14 building is a former Baath party house demolished by the 748th Explosive Ordinance Detachment and the 141st Engineers Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baathparty; boom; debaathification; gnfi; goodguys; iraq

1 posted on 05/21/2004 7:52:30 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: Alamo-Girl; blackie; SandRat; SAMWolf; prairiebreeze; MEG33; McGavin999; Maigrey; ...
 
Saturday (in Iraq), men at work, bless our troops, home improvement, ping!   (^:

2 posted on 05/21/2004 7:53:44 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ( Please Freepmail me if you want on the ping list. Starting anew. Thank you.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

Hey, ping the gang!
Pics of our boys playing with things that go BOOOM!
..and a nice cloud of smoke at the end.!


3 posted on 05/21/2004 7:56:57 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 (Response times: My 12 gauge - 30 seconds / my .45 - 4 seconds/ Local police - ?)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Its fun to blow things up.


5 posted on 05/21/2004 7:59:26 PM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On...revenge, grudge, payback...call it what you will. The knives are comin' out.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

The good guys now need to turn their attentions to the mosques that are used as weapons depots, staging areas, and command & control centers.

The time for playing patty-cake with the bad guys is over!


6 posted on 05/21/2004 8:00:36 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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To: Khurkris

Especially a "party house".


7 posted on 05/21/2004 8:01:59 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

BTTT!


8 posted on 05/21/2004 8:04:26 PM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (It's not Bush's fault... it's the media's fault!)
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To: Howie66; Ragtime Cowgirl; EODGUY; maxwell; Cyber Liberty

Oh sure, and I'll bet Holiday Inn paid them to blow up the local RamadaInn. 8<)


9 posted on 05/21/2004 8:09:36 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly ... But Kerry's ABBCNNBCBS press corpse lies every day.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Looks like it blowed up Reeeal Goooood!


10 posted on 05/21/2004 8:09:41 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks Ragtime Cowgirl.

I am sending links to the source to all the names in my address book.

I think it is a good idea to send info like this to as many folks we know, so they can get more POSITIVE info about the war in Iraq, not just what the MEDIA keeps smearing on TV about the prisoner abise crapola!

11 posted on 05/21/2004 8:18:36 PM PDT by Chieftain (To all who serve and support those who serve - thank you!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Thanks, that last picture brought a smile to my face.


12 posted on 05/21/2004 8:18:41 PM PDT by NJJ
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Oh! Wait! Thought you said 'Beach Party.'

Great pics, thanks!

13 posted on 05/21/2004 8:48:00 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

She blowed up! She blowed up real good.


14 posted on 05/21/2004 10:03:44 PM PDT by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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To: cavtrooper21; blaster88; U S Army EOD; archy; Gringo1; Matthew James; Fred Mertz; Squantos; ...

ping


15 posted on 05/21/2004 10:05:36 PM PDT by Cannoneer No. 4 (I've lost turret power; I have my nods and my .50. Hooah. I will stay until relieved. White 2 out.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Fallujah and Najaf need that treatment.


16 posted on 05/21/2004 10:09:06 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I'm as confused as a baby in a topless bar.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Ya' think ya used enough dynamite there, Butch? :-)


17 posted on 05/21/2004 10:13:16 PM PDT by Ramius (Fix! Bayonets!!!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

thanks for posting - we often forget about those non-destructable rockets laying around all over Iraq (and I say they're non-destructable because, of course, otherwise they would have been declared to the UN and previously destroyed lest we have liberated Iraq for false reasons ROFLMAO)


18 posted on 05/21/2004 10:19:38 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Join the military and blow things up! :)I just love our guys!


19 posted on 05/21/2004 10:22:38 PM PDT by Libertina (This Tagline contains adult content and has been relocated to the Smokey Back Room.)
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To: Cannoneer No. 4

...................:o)


20 posted on 05/21/2004 10:26:10 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: SAMWolf
Fallujah and Najaf need that treatment.

They will before this age is over, only much more. I really don't think it will be long. Read Isaiah chapter 13. It is about Babylon but seems to cover the whole area.

21 posted on 05/21/2004 10:32:11 PM PDT by Bellflower
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To: Squantos

Memory Lane.


22 posted on 05/21/2004 10:59:47 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

I do miss the fun.......:o)

23 posted on 05/21/2004 11:25:46 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Squantos

I guess if anything goes boom at your present work site, things are not progressing according to plan.


24 posted on 05/21/2004 11:27:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
LOL..............yep that'd be a bad day in poohville fer sure. Freep Mail my Friend !

Stay Safe !

25 posted on 05/21/2004 11:33:29 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

Great! Good training for the engineers, and great fun too.
I never met a Combat Engineer that didn’t like to blow thing up.


26 posted on 05/22/2004 2:52:47 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Last Dakotan

A "Bath Party" house?


27 posted on 05/22/2004 2:53:28 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thank you ! :^)

Well, I did a Google Search to find a pic.
But I think I left an 'a' out of "Baath Party" .....



28 posted on 05/22/2004 4:14:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

(In the voice of Marvin the Martian)

"These block buster bombs only go off if you hit them just right"


29 posted on 05/22/2004 5:41:55 AM PDT by Calpernia (http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

30 posted on 05/22/2004 10:07:03 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

31 posted on 05/22/2004 10:08:25 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Khurkris
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dobitz with the 141st Engineering Battalion uses a bulldozer to
push a 2,000-pound rocket into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building in the building


Looks like our lads are showing the Baathists where to stick their missles!
I wonder if the Baathist dead-enders are as humiliated/traumatized
by that photo as the ladies-panty-on-the-head degradation!?
32 posted on 05/22/2004 10:12:14 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Cannoneer No. 4

LOL!
Putting a rocket through a hole in the basement to help demolish the place.
THAT'S pure genius.
Love the pics, and thanks for the ping.
(Wish I'd gotten to level a Baathist building..)


33 posted on 05/22/2004 1:17:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (Decorate rooms and furniture with your sleeping friend's carcasses. -Gothic car sticker)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

kewl!

i just love it.


34 posted on 05/22/2004 1:19:12 PM PDT by no_problema
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To: cavtrooper21

That's what they do -- kill people and break things...


35 posted on 05/24/2004 10:49:21 AM PDT by bruin66 (Time: Nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Dobitz with the 141st Engineering Battalion uses a bulldozer to push a 2,000-pound rocket into the basement of the Ramadan 14 building in the building near Ad Dujayl, Iraq, May 6, 2004. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elizabeth Erste

Now thats what I call a precision guided missile (even if its low tech).

36 posted on 05/24/2004 10:56:01 AM PDT by Go Gordon
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

There's something wonderfully manly about bulldozing a rocket into a basement. I'm sure the Freudians and Maureen Dowd-crowd could expend endless ink on the psychological analysis of it, while we Americans simply sit back with a contented sigh, light a cigarette, and say, "Great job, troops. Thank you! Wanna do that again?"


37 posted on 05/24/2004 11:14:55 AM PDT by HenryLeeII
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To: HenryLeeII
There's something wonderfully manly about bulldozing a rocket into a basement.

No wonder those photos made me feel all tingly...like when we used to climb the rope in gym class. 8^)

38 posted on 05/24/2004 11:25:54 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Thank You Troops!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; blackie; SandRat; SAMWolf; prairiebreeze; MEG33; McGavin999; ...

Well this is pretty cool. Staff Sgt. Jessen is my husband. It's amazing to actually see what he does everyday. I hear about it all the time but it becomes much more clear once I see pictures of what he does. I am so proud of him!!


39 posted on 06/03/2004 10:39:36 AM PDT by CKJESSEN28 (SSG is my husband)
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To: CKJESSEN28

Thanks for your ping, please convey our utmost gratitude and appreciation to your husband. I am amazed at the size of those rockets. Somehow, I forget that they can be so large......I'm used to just seeing RPG's on TV I suppose.

Wonder what would happen if our lamestream media showed plenty of pictures of rockets of that size? Maybe Americans would get the idea of what our guys are dealing with and heck no, we couldn't have that. (/s)

Prairie


40 posted on 06/03/2004 10:44:47 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (The RATS must turn to a cheating, lying, perjurist/rapist to try to save their candidate. Bwahahaha!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl

I just love a big KABOOM!


41 posted on 06/03/2004 12:21:37 PM PDT by Maigrey (bagel-snarfin' neocon supportin' pseudojournalist and d*** proud of it!)
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To: Maigrey

I got to say, I was completely surprised to come across this page. That is me in the first two photos, SGT Erickson. I got to tell you, seeing those pictures really brought back some memories. I wanted to tell everybody on this page thanks for all your comments, it really made me feel good reading them all and hearing something positive for a change about the war and to hear that there are still people out there supporting our troops.

Again, thanks for all the comments, if anybody would ever like to see a video of the explosion, I could probably arrange to get the video posted online. You can drop me a line at andrew.c.erickson@gmail.com if you want to see it. Take care, and God bless the United States of America.


42 posted on 12/06/2006 11:04:30 AM PST by AndRock238
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