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Operation Phantom Fury - PHOTOS
crushelits | Nov. 8, 2004 | crushelits

Posted on 11/08/2004 12:09:15 PM PST by crushelits

The Battle for Fallujah





















TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: fallujah; operation; phantomfury; photos
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1 posted on 11/08/2004 12:09:16 PM PST by crushelits
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To: crushelits

wow....our thoughts and prayers are with the troops every single day. God Speed.


2 posted on 11/08/2004 12:10:32 PM PST by smiley (Watch out Dems! I'm a William F. Buckley Conservative!!)
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To: crushelits

bttt


3 posted on 11/08/2004 12:10:37 PM PST by Born Conservative (New annual national holiday for liberals: Shock and Awe Day , November 3rd.)
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To: crushelits

I lift them up to God, and ask humbly that He protect these young men. I ask it in Jesus name...


4 posted on 11/08/2004 12:12:40 PM PST by dandelion (http://thequestionfairy.blogspot.com/)
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To: crushelits
are those liberals lying down?
6 posted on 11/08/2004 12:13:28 PM PST by hapy
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To: crushelits

Why the hell are they taking photos of the terrorists instead of telling the troops where they are? Traitors.


7 posted on 11/08/2004 12:13:33 PM PST by Terpfen (Anyone who worried about the election: crack a smile. We won.)
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To: hapy

YEP!


8 posted on 11/08/2004 12:14:20 PM PST by crushelits
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To: hapy

Kerry/Edwards campaign staff.


9 posted on 11/08/2004 12:15:05 PM PST by Busywhiskers (You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think.)
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To: crushelits

There hasn't been a moment that has passed this weekend and today that I haven't thought about these guys.

I doubt you will find finer men than those outside Fallujah.

Godspeed.

RLTW


10 posted on 11/08/2004 12:15:44 PM PST by military cop (military cop)
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To: crushelits

I hope we destroy the terrorists with the minimum of deaths and time.


11 posted on 11/08/2004 12:16:55 PM PST by eagle11 (The left can only find allies with those who plot to destroy western civilization.)
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To: crushelits

Thanks for pics. Wishing I was there.


12 posted on 11/08/2004 12:18:21 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: crushelits; All
This pic was on another thread and I think it is an especially specific reminder to us that we really need to bathe them in prayer!

AP A purple heart medal is taped to the chest of an unidentified American soldier while in the intensive care unit of 31st Combat Support Hospital in the Green Zone of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites) Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004. The soldier was wounded in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad Sunday, and the medal, awarded for being wounded in combat, was taped to his chest so that it would not be lost during his medevac to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. (AP Photo/John Moore)

13 posted on 11/08/2004 12:23:14 PM PST by tutstar ( <{{--->< http://ripe4change.4-all.org Violations of Florida Statutes ongoing!)
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To: crushelits

God bless our troops! Go gettim! No mercy!


14 posted on 11/08/2004 12:25:15 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: tutstar
Thank God the poor lad did not have a hairy chest; they might have needed to give him another Purple Heart when they ripped off the tape!

Good to see they are taking care of this guy, and making sure he gets the medal. Our medics are truely the best! My prayers to this soldier and his loved ones.

15 posted on 11/08/2004 12:31:07 PM PST by AzSteven
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To: smiley
Anyone who thinks that a few thousand misguided and morally bankrupt Arabs are any match for our dedicated and well trained forces should take notice. Resistance is futile and the wrath will fall on anyone who thinks otherwise. GOD BLESS OUR BRAVE WARRIORS because there are no finer men and women to be found anywhere on this Earth! God speed to them all and may the peace and freedom of the United States of America ring loud and clear.
16 posted on 11/08/2004 12:31:58 PM PST by 7thOF7th ("Let's follow the lead, I'd hate to be a free thinker" (second lemming to the third))
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To: crushelits

How about that! Make the "murderers" gather in one town, cut them off and go hunting from the air and the ground with the best trained military in the world. I love it when a plan comes together.


17 posted on 11/08/2004 12:32:21 PM PST by caisson71
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To: crushelits
Thanks for the pics. I do worry though that one or our military families will see their wounded soldier in these pictures and not have been forewarned.
18 posted on 11/08/2004 12:37:39 PM PST by Ginifer
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To: crushelits
The only way to win the war with Islam is to break its will by superior firepower. It is Islam's Achilles heel. There is Koranic Laws that govern when they must break off the attack and sue for peace, and that is when they are fighting a superior force.

While it is clear that we can win on the ground, they are hoping for a Vietnam break in our will. It will take a Kerry traitor to loose this war for us.

We must press the superiority of our military home, again and again without treaty, or peace talks till they are frightened, only then will they stop.

Europe is weak and at this rate will fall. It takes a moral people to look evil in the eye and have the strength of will to fight.

The big question is, Is American Christian enough anymore?

19 posted on 11/08/2004 12:40:20 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: crushelits

If that loser with the dish towel wrapped around his face actually fires that mortar, he'll blow the ear drums out of the two co-terrorists next to it and he'll kill Allah know how many more wherever the round hits because he doesn't have a base plate so the round won't land anywhere near where he thinks he might be aiming.


20 posted on 11/08/2004 12:41:38 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: crushelits

Fallujah prayer : A rosary hangs off the barrel of a machinegun mounted on a Bradley belonging to the 1st Cavalry Regiment 5th Battalion positioned on the outskirts of Fallujah. (AFP/Patrick Baz)
21 posted on 11/08/2004 12:45:19 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: crushelits

God keep them safe, and expose the enemy......


22 posted on 11/08/2004 12:46:26 PM PST by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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To: crushelits

These guys are really in trouble now!!! They are in clear violation of OSHA trench regulations...... no shoring or sloped trench walls.

23 posted on 11/08/2004 12:48:02 PM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: AzSteven

Taking the tape off his chest would have earned John Kerry his fourth (and most fiercely deserved) Purple Heart.


24 posted on 11/08/2004 12:48:50 PM PST by Husker8877
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To: bert

That looks more like a grave to me.


25 posted on 11/08/2004 12:49:55 PM PST by Honcho
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To: crushelits

Here are the same clouds shown yesterday through night vision with streamers radiating from a point. These clearly result from a ground explosion, not air origin.

26 posted on 11/08/2004 12:53:26 PM PST by bert (Peace is only halftime !)
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To: Honcho

It was a joke.


27 posted on 11/08/2004 12:55:19 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: crushelits

Nice of the salamikazes to dig their own graves. Sort of ironic that they think this trench will protect them from air attack, which is what they're going to see before our guys come traipsing around the corner....

28 posted on 11/08/2004 1:04:13 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Pyro7480
Big machine gun...Actually it is an M242 25mm chain gun.
29 posted on 11/08/2004 1:05:25 PM PST by Recon by Fire
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To: Recon by Fire
The 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon used on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and a variety of land and sea vehicles. The Marine Corps carries this weapon on the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) while the Navy carries it on many of its ocean-going vessels to deal with small attack craft. The M242 25mm "Bushmaster" Chain Gun, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas, has a single barrel with an integrated dual-feed mechanism and remote ammunition selection. Either armor piercing (AP) or high explosive (HE) ammunition may be selected with the flick of a switch. The Gunner may select from single or multiple shot modes. The standard rate of fire is 200 rounds per minute, and has a range of 2,000 meters (depending on the ammunition used). A wide range of ammunition has been developed for this weapon, making it capable of defeating the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter, up to and including some main battle tanks.

30 posted on 11/08/2004 1:09:30 PM PST by Pyro7480 (Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, sancta Dei Genitrix.... sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper...)
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To: bert
"These guys are really in trouble now!!! They are in clear violation of OSHA trench regulations...... no shoring or sloped trench walls."

BINGO! I think you have hit on a way for us to defeat the insurigants... send a bunch of goverment regulators over there to fine them for poor labor and workmanship.... it would bring them to a standstill for days! :)

31 posted on 11/08/2004 1:10:02 PM PST by Americanwolf (8th November 2004......The day that U.S. Marines with Iraq Defense forces fight to free Fallujah!)
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To: crushelits
Why are we taking prisoners? As a taxpayer and former NYer who still lived there on 9/11/01, I do not wish to pay for their care and up-keep, only to have them be released at some future date to resume their jihad. I do not wish to place temptation in front of some GI, still anguished over the loss of a comrade in arms. Especially while some ignorant MSM PO$ with a camera is around
Send them ALL into the arms of the virgins.
32 posted on 11/08/2004 1:10:54 PM PST by Roccus
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To: Mr. Lucky

Almost looks like a Japanese knee motar, used in WWII. They used them quite effectively, but they were smaller then the one is this picture.


33 posted on 11/08/2004 1:12:10 PM PST by calex59
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To: crushelits

Shouldn't be hard to recognized those ugly clothes in the 2nd photo!


34 posted on 11/08/2004 1:12:50 PM PST by BushisTheMan
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To: bert

These guys are really in trouble now!!! They are in clear violation of OSHA trench regulations...... no shoring or sloped trench walls.

NO DRAINAGE FENCE ?!?! The SAVAGES !

35 posted on 11/08/2004 1:13:14 PM PST by ChadGore (59,459,765 Bush fans can't be wrong.)
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To: crushelits

I'm glad you posted pictures of the good guys. An AP photograper is with the insurgents. If you go on Yahoo, you can see the pics of the insurgents firing upon American troops. This photographer is within a few FEET of these guys and he's taking pictures of them firing weapons at OUR troops!


36 posted on 11/08/2004 1:14:15 PM PST by conservativejay
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To: Mr. Lucky

Also, I wonder if the guy in the light colored pants behind him could have gotten them any baggier, these clowns are going down. I hope our casulties are kept to a minimum.


37 posted on 11/08/2004 1:14:37 PM PST by calex59
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To: crushelits
"Now vee shootz dis vall"

38 posted on 11/08/2004 1:18:50 PM PST by add925 (The Left - Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: crushelits

Compare the courage of our boys in grave danger with the whining, bearded double-latte liberals throughout the US.

No comparison.


39 posted on 11/08/2004 1:21:16 PM PST by Jesse Jackster
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To: Pyro7480
The sight of a string of rosary beads and the Crucifix hung about the barrel of a machine gun is shocking — but let us not confuse transient emotional responses with the realities of a properly formed Christian conscience. A gun is a tool of war, yes, but war is not an inherently unchristian thing; a just war — which this conflct certainly is — is an act of charity, and as such should be fought with a solemn, optimistic good spirit, not with distaste.
“War is a dreadful thing, and I can respect an honest pacifist, though I think he is entirely mistaken. What I cannot understand is this sort of semi-pacifism you get nowadays which gives the people the idea that though you have to fight, you ought to do it with a long face as if you were ashamed of it.”

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

A Christian soldier should no more feel gloomy or ashamed while doing his job than a Christian surgeon feels while doing his: both men shed blood, and both are doing good.

Discussion on this topic:
Catholic perspective
Evangelical pespective

40 posted on 11/08/2004 1:21:37 PM PST by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: bert

This is our competition? This looks like a battle between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the over 50's flag football team our of Peoria.

41 posted on 11/08/2004 1:23:21 PM PST by smith288 (I have posted over 10,000 times. The more I post, the more intelligent you become!)
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WOW - what a pic.


42 posted on 11/08/2004 1:47:55 PM PST by WOSG (Liberate Iraq - http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com)
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>>>"The 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon used on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle... making it capable of defeating the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter, up to and including some main battle tanks."

Make a great deer gun for Pennsylvania. Overkill for down here in Texas.

Now that Smith & Weston is getting into NASCAR advertisements, maybe they could make these for the domestic big game market and truly make amends. It'd make a great mount on the new International pickup truck that reputedly has 5 times carrying capacity of the HummVee.

2,000 meters is a long way.

Hoppy


43 posted on 11/08/2004 1:50:45 PM PST by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: cyncooper

Ping to 13. It's got me crying.


44 posted on 11/08/2004 2:03:23 PM PST by EllaMinnow (For the first time in over 20 years, I'm not represented by Bob Graham! Go MEL!! Viva Bush!)
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To: Hop A Long Cassidy
>>>"The 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon used on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle... making it capable of defeating the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter, up to and including some main battle tanks." Make a great deer gun for Pennsylvania. Overkill for down here in Texas. Now that Smith & Weston is getting into NASCAR advertisements, maybe they could make these for the domestic big game market and truly make amends. It'd make a great mount on the new International pickup truck that reputedly has 5 times carrying capacity of the HummVee. 2,000 meters is a long way.

This is PERFECT for thining the caribou herds when we start to drill in the artic wildlife preserve. Great for old growth forests too.

45 posted on 11/08/2004 2:17:48 PM PST by Larry381 (The Democratic Party-Celebrating 60 years of aid and comfort to America's enemies)
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To: EllaMinnow

I've been praying for these guys so hard. What a picture that is.


46 posted on 11/08/2004 2:20:47 PM PST by cyncooper (And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm)
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To: B-Chan
The sight of a string of rosary beads and the Crucifix hung about the barrel of a machine gun is shocking

Speak for yourself ;')

I don't find it shocking at all, though I suspect that the AP photog wants me to.

47 posted on 11/08/2004 2:22:49 PM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: B-Chan

For later.


48 posted on 11/08/2004 2:22:54 PM PST by redgolum (Molon labe)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Prayers.


49 posted on 11/08/2004 2:26:47 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: redgolum

RE: Rosary
praise the Lord and pass the ammunition


50 posted on 11/08/2004 2:27:09 PM PST by nascarnation
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