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GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 8/7/04-Basra,Najaf,Sadr City
Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 8/87/04 | President Bush and the valiant US Military with the Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 08/08/2004 7:53:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/7/04 - Basra, Najaf, Sadr City

BREAKING: Najaf - Battle between US Heroes and the Mahdi terrorists
BREAKING: Basra - Mahdi terrorists tangle with British troops
BREAKING: Sadr City - Behind enemy lines with Mahdi terrorists


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PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA


========= Najaf =========

BEHIND ENEMY LINES

In Najaf, central Iraq, with terrorists of Muqtada al-Sadr and Iran, the Mahdis,
hidden in a cemetery in the terrorist-controlled city,
after the Najaf Shiites viciously broke yet another of their false 'cease fires'.


In Najaf, briefly rest after they violated their false 'cease fire'.


In Najaf, Shiite terrorists at the funeral of other terrorists
killed after the Shiites viciously broke yet another of their false truce.


In Najaf, Baghdad, Iraq, at the hospital,
American heroes offer supplies to Iraqi doctors to treat patients
at al Sheala hospital, even after the Mahdi terrorists attacked American
and Coalition soldiers breaking the "truce".


========= Basra =========

In Basra, Shiite terrorists at the funeral of other terrorists
killed after the Basra Shiites viciously broke yet another of their false 'cease fires'.


In Basra, British Coalition liberators of Iraq on patrol.


========= Sadr City =========

In Baghdad, Iraq, a plume of smoke rise during clashes with al-Mahdi
terrorists.


BEHIND ENEMY LINES

In Sadr City, weapons hot after the Baghdad Shiites broke their false 'cease fire'.


In Sadr City, the terrorists carry a rear rotor of a U.S. Army Kiowa reconnaissance helicopter.
Why not destroy them after they crash?
Why not destroy the terrorists, too?


BREAKING: SHIITE TERRORISTS HATE PRESIDENT BUSH

In Sadr City, in the terrorists keep,
the graffiti pleads in Arabic, 'No more Bush'.
Sounds like good reason enough for four more years.


========= Sharpless 140 =========

THREE NEWBIE STARS COMING OUT

Sharpless 140
Three young, massive stars are emerging
from this natal cloud of dust and gas.
The picture offers a penetrating infrared view of the emission nebula
cataloged as Sharpless 140 which lies about 3,000 light-years
away toward the constellation Cepheus.


(click for more info)


FReepers,
Thanks for the kind comments. You are most welcome.
The additional pictures, and posts and especially each and every one
of your insightful observations last time were GREAT, as always.
And that is what makes this so worth doing - and what helps educate so many.

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Newbies: Please spend a few hours today and each day this week
helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom.
And post your thought, greetings to those serving overseas,
venting, update, correction, observation, or anything else of interest.


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1 posted on 08/08/2004 7:53:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...
Bump for GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/7/04 - Basra, Najaf, Sadr City


2 posted on 08/08/2004 7:54:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Re: Protection from up on high, Keyser Sose has nothing on Sandy Berger, the DNC Burglar)
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To: Diogenesis

Wish they would back off of the triple redundant target verification and fire based on 2nd source.
Could improve the situation rapidly!
If these cameramen can get these pic's, then we should be able to bomb these targets.
...and NO, that's not overly simplistic.


4 posted on 08/08/2004 8:02:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: Diogenesis
Dr. Scholl's would do a land office business in the battle areas. Must feel good toting a gun and running run through rubble, rocks and glass bare-footed or in your chic Dollar Store cloth sandals.

Leni

5 posted on 08/08/2004 8:02:15 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stop Global Whining)
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To: Diogenesis

How in the heck do you get these great pictures-especially the one's of the bad guys?


6 posted on 08/08/2004 8:03:07 AM PDT by treeclimber ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." GWB 2001)
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To: Diogenesis

We should stomp these guys.
(I.e., look for the FRENCH camera crews photoging their terrorist heros..)


7 posted on 08/08/2004 8:08:01 AM PDT by Darksheare ("No Hamster Aspirators Here!" -Vote Dubya, he doesn't artificially aspirate hamsters.)
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To: Diogenesis
First picture in comment #2: a gun vs a helicopter--who will ultimately win?

Second picture: why not Photoshop Kerry's face over the terrorist's?

8 posted on 08/08/2004 8:09:05 AM PDT by ikka
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To: Diogenesis

Oh, that's a keeper.
9 posted on 08/08/2004 8:18:36 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis

Another outstanding Diogenesis thread. Why can't our media with their megabudgets do pictorials like these on a daily basis? You have been a tireless hero throughout these difficult times with your threads and compilations.


10 posted on 08/08/2004 8:19:51 AM PDT by Da Mav
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To: OXENinFLA

Fighters loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr carry light arms during clashes with U.S. forces and Iraqi National guards at Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq , Saturday Aug. 7, 2004


11 posted on 08/08/2004 8:22:10 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis; StriperSniper; Mo1; Howlin; JustPiper

A U.S. Army OH-58 helicopter in the street is seen behind a red pick truck, after the helicopter made an emergency landing, just north of Baghdad's Sadr City neighbourhood on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. There were no reports of casualties. The east Baghdad neighbourhood has been the scene of sporadic clashes since Thursday between U.S. troops and insurgents loyal to militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (AP Photo/Mohammed Uraibi)

I haven't heard about this going down yet.

12 posted on 08/08/2004 8:24:48 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis

Great job!

One of your comments:

BREAKING: SHIITE TERRORISTS HATE PRESIDENT BUSH

In Sadr City, in the terrorists keep,
the graffiti pleads in Arabic, 'No more Bush'.
Sounds like good reason enough for four more years.

We have been seeing quite a few new bumper stickers in N California with the exact same words: "No More Bush"/


13 posted on 08/08/2004 8:24:52 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Franchurian Dork Candidate, le Jacquestrap Kerri says, "Judge me by my record".. We will!!.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Insurgents show off a part taken from a U.S. Army OH-58 helicopter that made an emergency landing just north of Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. There were no reports of casualties.

Iraqis gather near a car that was damaged by U.S. forces during rescue operations after a U.S. Army OH-58 helicopter that made an emergency landing just north of Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004. It was not known if the helicopter had been fired upon, or what forced it to land, but Both pilots are reported unhurt. The east Baghdad neighborhood has been the scene of sporadic clashes since Thursday between U.S. troops and insurgents loyal to militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

14 posted on 08/08/2004 8:26:55 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: ikka
First picture in comment #2: a gun vs a helicopter--who will ultimately win?

RPG. At that range (estimate about a 300 meter shot) it's a low probability hit, especially with any forward airspeed. Guaranteed his wingman is not too far away and would see the flash and smoke from the RPG when fired. The problem is, there's lots of RPGs in an urban setting. You have to stay moving as an attack helicopter crew to survive. Hover in that setting and you stand a good chance of getting shot down.

15 posted on 08/08/2004 8:29:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Diogenesis

Iraqis gather around a car that was allegedly crushed by a US tank in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite Muslim Sadr City neighborhood after a US military OH-58 Delta helicopter made an emergency landing on the edge of the slum where clashes have raged over the past three days between US troops and the Mehdi Army, a militia loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr. Iraq (news - web sites)'s prime minister ordered Shiite militiamen still holed up in Najaf to leave the holy city as his government reinstated the death penalty and an Iranian diplomat was reported 'detained' by Islamists.(AFP/Karim Sahib)

A U.S. Marines Cobra attack helicopter fires rockets over th city of Najaf, August 8, 2004. The clashes between U.S. troops and men loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have killed hundreds of people and challenged the authority of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister ordered Shi'ite fighters to lay down their weapons and leave Najaf on Sunday, but the militiamen fortified their positions around an ancient cemetery with mines. Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, is the holiest Shi'ite city in Iraq.

16 posted on 08/08/2004 8:30:23 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis
THE SAME GUY TOOK BOTH THESE PHOTOS

U.S. Marines patrol a street during fighting in Najaf, August 8, 2004. The clashes between U.S. troops and men loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have killed hundreds of people and challenged the authority of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister ordered Shi'ite fighters to lay down their weapons and leave Najaf on Sunday, but the militiamen fortified their positions around an ancient cemetery with mines. Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, is the holiest Shi'ite city in Iraq. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

Shi'ite militiamen keep watch for U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Najaf, August 8, 2004. The clashes between U.S. troops and men loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have killed hundreds of people and challenged the authority of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister ordered Shi'ite fighters to lay down their weapons and leave Najaf on Sunday, but the militiamen fortified their positions around an ancient cemetery with mines. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

17 posted on 08/08/2004 8:33:50 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA

U.S. Marines patrol a street during fighting in Najaf, August 8, 2004. The clashes between U.S. troops and men loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have killed hundreds of people and challenged the authority of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister ordered Shi'ite fighters to lay down their weapons and leave Najaf on Sunday, but the militiamen fortified their positions around an ancient cemetery with mines. REUTERS/Akram Saleh

18 posted on 08/08/2004 8:35:08 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Diogenesis
As usual Diogenesis, the graphics are so clear and close, it's absolutely amazing.

How the heck do you edit out the sounds, and smells? ;)

19 posted on 08/08/2004 8:36:41 AM PDT by G.Mason (A war mongering, red white and blue, military industrial complex, Al Qaeda incinerating American.)
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To: Diogenesis

Dio---simply marvelous...Thanks!

No more Shiit-es! NO more Kerry!


20 posted on 08/08/2004 8:38:16 AM PDT by eleni121 (Thank God fo John Ashcroft: Four more years!)
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To: All

21 posted on 08/08/2004 8:52:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: All


22 posted on 08/08/2004 8:57:08 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
Guess I should put what that is......... History enthusiasts reenact fighting on a battle field in the village of Kresice, near the central Bohemian town of Benesov, on August 7, 2004. Several Czech historical fencing groups gathered here to perform a battle from the 15th century as a part of summer activities during the vacation time. Picture taken August 7. REUTERS/Petr Josek
23 posted on 08/08/2004 8:58:28 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: MinuteGal

I've read on FR that the "insurgents" must put-up their shoes as collateral at the amory to receive a weapon.


24 posted on 08/08/2004 9:05:37 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: OXENinFLA

There they are. The heroes who fight for us. Just look at 'em. They are wondrous, each and every one.


25 posted on 08/08/2004 9:09:30 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Diogenesis
If the Islamofascists had their way, we'd all live in this Armageddon.
26 posted on 08/08/2004 9:12:19 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: treeclimber

They are amazing pictures


27 posted on 08/08/2004 9:22:20 AM PDT by mcar
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To: Diogenesis

If you look at those pictures you can see that some of the faces are Iraqi, but there are an awful lot of foreign looking faces there too. The guy in the black turban does NOT look Iraqi to me.


28 posted on 08/08/2004 9:36:58 AM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: OXENinFLA

No! Not the Knights Who Say "Ni"!!

29 posted on 08/08/2004 9:42:46 AM PDT by uglybiker (Those are not classified documents inadvertently shoved down my pants. I'm happy to see you!)
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To: uglybiker
No! Not the Knights Who Say "Ni"!!

It's the knights who say, "Eki eki eki pathang, zoop boing!"

30 posted on 08/08/2004 9:51:39 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: Diogenesis

Thanks so much, Dio!


31 posted on 08/08/2004 9:56:32 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks! I'm half Bohemian! :-)


32 posted on 08/08/2004 9:59:35 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Diogenesis

I doubt the European colonial powers were ever fooled by requested 'cease fires.' They understood these primitives, that the primitives' culture did not recognize what Westerners consider 'honor.' We are foolish to treat these goons as though they were civilized. Our men should not die for such foolishness.


33 posted on 08/08/2004 10:17:29 AM PDT by WaterDragon
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To: DCBryan1
Ni!
34 posted on 08/08/2004 10:35:29 AM PDT by uglybiker (Those are not classified documents inadvertently shoved down my pants. I'm happy to see you!)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank Dio!

I spy a few "asian" faces
35 posted on 08/08/2004 10:40:39 AM PDT by Selene
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To: Diogenesis; SJackson; yonif; Simcha7; American in Israel; spectacularbid2003; Binyamin; ...


U.S. Marines patrol a street during fighting in Najaf, August 8, 2004. The clashes between U.S. troops and men loyal to Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have killed hundreds of people and challenged the authority of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. Iraq (news - web sites)'s interim prime minister ordered Shi'ite fighters to lay down their weapons and leave Najaf on Sunday, but the militiamen fortified their positions around an ancient cemetery with mines. REUTERS/Akram Saleh


Diogenesis Bump!


AMERICA AT WAR
At Salem the Soldier's Homepage ~

American Flag

36 posted on 08/08/2004 10:46:38 AM PDT by Salem (FR's Diogenesis: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words)
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To: Salem

Bump


37 posted on 08/08/2004 11:03:51 AM PDT by Dustbunny
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To: Diogenesis

Thank you for your hard work to put these essays together.


38 posted on 08/08/2004 11:05:46 AM PDT by Key West Girl
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To: OXENinFLA
Call me crazy -- These look like 'before and after' photos of the same car . . .


39 posted on 08/08/2004 11:34:18 AM PDT by Crowcreek
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To: Crowcreek

Wow! That’s halarious! I think you’re right!


40 posted on 08/08/2004 12:42:17 PM PDT by elfman2
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To: Crowcreek

Same belt molding, same color, both were four-doors -- I think you're right. Good call!


41 posted on 08/08/2004 12:50:09 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: OXENinFLA

That's the problem with our media. We don't hear the important stuff. There is so much about the stashes of weapons found out in the desert that we are not hearing. The MP's are finding stuff like this everyday. WMD's? Why haven't we heard about the soldiers that were hit by a dirty bomb yet?


42 posted on 08/08/2004 12:51:08 PM PDT by spotbust1
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To: Diogenesis

What's up with these guys, nice fake watch, fake western clothes, fake machine gun, why can they never find a fake pair of decent shoes?!?!? You look, in most pictures from Iraq or the mid-east you see these guys either barefoot or wearing those stupid plastic flip-flops. Wake-up people you are waging a war... Oh what's the use?

43 posted on 08/08/2004 1:07:41 PM PDT by mwilli20 (Help communism make a comeback - Vote for Kerry!)
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To: Diogenesis
In Najaf, central Iraq, with terrorists of Muqtada al-Sadr and Iran, the Mahdis,
hidden in a cemetery in the terrorist-controlled city, after the Najaf Shiites
viciously broke yet another of their false 'cease fires'.


Hey, when your world-view and, ahem, religion are mired in The Seventh Century,
you got to use every strategem of duplicity and lies to get an advantage.

Especially when deprived of The Jihadi Network.
(aka, "Al-Jizeehra, however the h-ll you spell it.)
44 posted on 08/08/2004 3:00:26 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Crowcreek; Mo1; StriperSniper; Howlin; Peach; SandRat

No, I think that's the same car.

Damn I guess they thought they could take on a Tank in a VW.


Nice catch.


45 posted on 08/08/2004 4:15:06 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Crowcreek

I believe you're right! Sharp eye, Crowcreek!


46 posted on 08/08/2004 4:49:56 PM PDT by Humidston (Al Qaeda are girlie boys.... They hide behind women and children!)
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To: Diogenesis
Keep em coming BUMP
47 posted on 08/08/2004 5:22:33 PM PDT by NYTexan (....Back to the Bunker!....)
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To: Diogenesis
Hey - I've got an idea -

We load up an old chopper with high explosives and fly it in remotely - let them think they have crippled it out of the air. When the terrorists descend on the "wreckage" to celebrate - light it up. I personally have difficulty believing that anyone who would rush in and celebrate could be considered "innocent".
48 posted on 08/08/2004 5:46:17 PM PDT by TheBattman (http://www.swiftvets.com/)
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To: Diogenesis

Freedom Truth and Heroes can't think of a better reason to bump this thread

Thanks
Dio.


49 posted on 08/08/2004 5:54:35 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (I'll vote Republican till the day I die then I'll vote democrat.)
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To: Crowcreek

I hope the bad guys are still inside it.

They needed more armor in their assualt machine eh! :-)

Great pics again.
Many thanks,
mc


50 posted on 08/08/2004 6:06:27 PM PDT by mcshot ("When you don't think too good, don't think too much" Ted Williams)
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