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Photos from Iraq (the mass-media forgot) These are some of the best photos thus far.
numerous ^ | 2004

Posted on 12/01/2004 12:58:53 AM PST by M. Espinola

The majority in the mass-media only wish the general public to view the chaos, evil & even tragic deaths of Coalition troops caused by Islamic terrorists via 'homicide' car bombings, triggered by demented, death driven mad men. Free Iraqis are also putting their lives on the line everyday in their brave service in the Iraqi Army & police forces. It's high time the public is shown Coalition forces for all the various humanitarian assistance they have been offering the normal freedom loving people of Iraq. The very real sacrifice Coalition troops are making every day of the week will be shown here frequently. If there are those which would like to pool photo research just drop me a line. ========================================================================

A Scots officer helps an Iraqi child try on a pair of shoes.

British soldiers delivered children's shoes donated by St Bede's RC School, in Bedlington near Newcastle, and toys donated by Manor Park School, Worcester, to young Iraqi children in Umm Qasr on 30 November 2004

/center> Children at an Umm Qasr school, while receiving gifts & shoes donated by English schools.

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A female Czech soldier distributes gifts to young Iraqi girls at the reopening of a school in Basrah following refurbishmen.

A Royal Military Police Sergeant celebrates the reopening of a school in Basrah where she led a $10,000 refurbishment project.

A Royal Military Policewoman helps hand out toys to the children

Royal Engineers assist Iraqi electrical power maintenance workers assess the repairs needed to power lines in southern Iraq.

An Army Air Corps Sergeant-Major in one of fifteen schools, the reconstruction and refurbishment of which he has supervised over a three month period under the Quick Impact Project programme to deliver rapid help to key areas of Iraqi life.

One of the babies enjoys a little fussing from a Fusilier. Families of the Regiment at home in the UK and Germany donated toys for the clinic's waiting areas. The health centre cares for a district of 30,000.

The gifts are handed out at a school in Umm Qasr by soldiers from 23 Pioneer Regiment.

A Grenadier Guardsman, attached to the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, talks with local people during a patrol of the Basrah waterfront.

23 Pioneer Regiment register civilian fire fighters in Umm Qasr.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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A Danish force operating at Al Qurnah, Iraq.

Polish troops in Iraq

Ukrainian troops in Iraq

It is with great regret that the Ministry of Defence has to confirm that Corporal Chris Bond, 1st Battalion The King's Regiment, died in a road traffic accident while on duty in Kosovo.

Sgt. Mathew H. Lowry verifies the round as Spc. John L. Jackson loads the round into their M109A6 Howitzer during combat operation in Fallujah, Iraq, Nov. 6th, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Both Soldiers are assigned to Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 83rd Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Black Watch Warriors prepare to advance to set up a Forward Operating Base to the east of the Euphrates

The rocket is detonated by a controlled explosion by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from 33 EOD regiment

Soldiers with the 502nd Engineer Company, 130th Engineer Brigade remove a section of bridge over the Tigris River, in Tikrit, Iraq, Nov. 16th, 2004. The Soldiers moved the bridge from Tikrit to As Sindayah, Iraq.

Dutch troops in Iraq.

Dutch Coalition troops with captured terrorist weapons.

U.S. Marines provide firearms training to Iraqi security forces on a base south of Baghdad, November 29th, 2004.

A puppy follows a U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry soldier on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 2004.

A Romanian mechanised battalion serving with the Italian Mech Brigade in Dhi Qar, Iraq.

The men and women of the RAF's 1 ACC provide airspace radar surveillance over southern Iraq.

Dutch Royal Marines and Chinooks operate from As Samawah (photograph courtesy Netherlands MOD)

Dutch troops in Iraq with their battle flag.

From the offical Dutch Army website: Op de achtergrond wordt de vlag van (11) NL Battlegroup gehesen, luitenant-kolonel Frits van Dooren spreekt zijn mensen toe.

November 24th, 2004. Dutch officers with Iraqis at Camp Smitty.

If somebody can translate the Dutch better then I: Overste Frits van Dooren en Dr Kareem leggen de eerste steen.

Dutch troops: Soldaat Daniëlle, werkzaam in de MOGOS, is op 22 november bevorderd tot korporaal. Om dit heugelijke feit te vieren werd zij door haar collega’s voorzien van bij de gelegenheid passende kleding.

A Canadian-born pilot serving with 1563 Flight RAF. The Flight's Puma helicopters are providing support to the Black Watch Battle Group.

The Japanese forces commandant colonel Matsumura in Iraq.

Dutch peacekeepers with local Iraqi council.

A British instructor briefs Iraqi police officers on explosivehazards and threats at the Az Zubayr police academy.

The Iraqi ensign along with those of the training teams that have been working with the ICDF: US Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy and the Royal Navy.

Officers of the Iraqi Riverine Patrol Service, trained by the Royal Navy, board a ship in the Shatt al Arab during a successful operation against smuggling

Officers of the ICDF.

A Territorial Army soldier of the Royal Irish Rangers serving in Basrah.

420 runners line up for a 10km charity fun run at Basrah Airport to support the BBC Children in Need appeal on November 19th, 2004

Basrah school children are warned of the dangers posed by abandoned Iraqi ordnance during a mine awareness class run by the Royal Engineers.

British and Czech Military Police assist an Iraqi Policeman at a vehicle checkpoint in Basrah.

With the extensive waterways in southern Iraq, river patrols are also essential.

Members of the newly formed Iraqi Tactical Support Unit at the conclusion of the successful Operation Green Desert against suspected insurgents in Az Zubayr, which resulted in 36 arrests. British and Danish troops provided support to the Iraqi security forces.

Members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine training team who have been preparing the ICDF for the task of patrolling Iraq's coastal waters.

Soldiers protect the vehicles during a stop en route.

Vehicles from the UK and US convoy conducting the Black Watch redeployment move out from Basrah on October 27th, 2004.

Royal Engineers construct a bridge over a tributary of the Euphrates to both meet immediate military requirements and ease movement for local villagers. The bridge was constructed in just 21 minutes.

Black Watch soldiers catch up on the news from home in their temporary accommodation.

The ceremony at Basrah Airport for the repatriation of Staff Sergeant Denise Rose after her tragic death on October 31st, 2004

The wreath laid by the British contingent at the memorial erected at the USMC headquarters

1 posted on 12/01/2004 12:58:54 AM PST by M. Espinola
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To: M. Espinola

Thanks, I needed that.


2 posted on 12/01/2004 1:05:24 AM PST by Californiajones ("The apprehension of beauty is the cure for apathy" - Thomas Aquinas)
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To: M. Espinola

Yeah, these are great. Thnx for posting them.


3 posted on 12/01/2004 1:11:58 AM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: M. Espinola

Excellent photos, thanks for posting them!


4 posted on 12/01/2004 1:12:02 AM PST by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: M. Espinola

Thank you for posting. All one needs to know about the MSM's bias is that Lynndie England's the best-known soldier, in this conflict.


5 posted on 12/01/2004 1:19:03 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/popup2.html)
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To: Californiajones
Ummm .. what is this ..

happy children in Iraq?? ..

Schools openings??

Soldiers from OTHER countries helping to bring freedom to the Iraqi people??

Hello .. you know the MSM media is not going to be happy with you for posting these picture

However I am .. THANK YOU for sharing these great pictures and all the great work that is being done over there

6 posted on 12/01/2004 1:23:02 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: pbrown
I'm sure you'll be outraged by these photos of American soldiers not killing Muslim children. Unbelievable that they could be in such proximity to all these little targets and be smiling and laughing instead of locking and loading. Isn't it?
7 posted on 12/01/2004 1:24:02 AM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: rintense; MJY1288; RedBloodedAmerican; twyn1; kitkat; justshe; ladyinred; lonestar; ...

Ping to Photos you'll never see on CNNCBSMSNBCABCNBC


8 posted on 12/01/2004 1:27:05 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: M. Espinola
A fantastic post. These are images one does not see unless you were actually over there. One small correction, though, the one with the sniper laying in the prone with the M82 labelled "Polish Troops in Iraq" is actually an American soldier, not a Pole.

That guy immediately to his left is about to get his bell rung when that weapon fires! Man that thing is loud and has one hell of a concussion! That is why you do not wear your helmet when you fire that weapon, the compensator blows the blast backward to compensate for the recoil and it the pressure wave could possibly injure you if it got under your helmet.
9 posted on 12/01/2004 1:29:04 AM PST by stm
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To: M. Espinola

Excellent, great pics, God Bless them all. Thanks a lot. The MSM would never have the decency and honesty to show pictures like those.


10 posted on 12/01/2004 1:36:34 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (Crush the MSM, Liberals, sKerry and anything Clinton, they are a threat to America.)
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To: M. Espinola
Czech, Danish, Polish, Dutch, Ukrainian, Romanian, Italian, & Japanese.

This is THE VERY FIRST TIME I have seen or read about any other coalition country's military, (except for the British), in Iraq since we took Baghdad.

Outstanding pictures, Thank you.

11 posted on 12/01/2004 1:38:44 AM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: Squantos; onyx; oceanperch; Nick Danger; smaagee; Graybeard58

Ping!


12 posted on 12/01/2004 1:40:47 AM PST by bd476
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Mark


13 posted on 12/01/2004 1:48:55 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Nuke Global Warming)
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To: SittinYonder

"I'm sure you'll be outraged by these photos of American soldiers not killing Muslim children"

Ahem...point of order, but which American soldiers are these then?

I'm sure the US military are doing lots of similar good things in Iraq but there ain't many in these pictures.


14 posted on 12/01/2004 1:52:51 AM PST by BritishBulldog (New Labour - Putting the "National" back into "Socialist")
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To: M. Espinola

amazing pictures. thanks for posting them.


15 posted on 12/01/2004 1:56:01 AM PST by Cableguy
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To: M. Espinola
Fantastic pics. Love the picture of the marathon at Basra.
16 posted on 12/01/2004 1:57:53 AM PST by Colosis
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To: M. Espinola

BUMP! Pictures speak a thousand words. .....Nice portrait of the global coalition.


17 posted on 12/01/2004 2:03:21 AM PST by Pro-Bush (F*#k liberal relatives!)
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To: BritishBulldog
Ahem...point of order

Point taken! The Brits are not killing the Muslim children.

18 posted on 12/01/2004 2:06:28 AM PST by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: M. Espinola
Watch out Al-CNN & AL-MSM don't issue a Fatwa on your arse back-side..
19 posted on 12/01/2004 2:25:41 AM PST by kiwi_hawk (Religion of Peace)
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To: M. Espinola

the dutch bit says the dutch commander and the other guy laid the first stone. they must have been building something...


20 posted on 12/01/2004 2:32:01 AM PST by vikingsteve
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To: M. Espinola

You have proven that this is nothing but a war for oil and imperialist aggression by the Bush cartel.

(The previous statement would be the bizzaro DU, MSM, & Hollywood reaction of your pics. Reality being verboten in the fever swamps of the moonbats.

;-)


21 posted on 12/01/2004 2:33:21 AM PST by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: M. Espinola

BUMP for distribution at work


22 posted on 12/01/2004 2:42:59 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: M. Espinola

we need to bring our allies to the table

I've met with foreign leaders...

(/sarcasm off)


23 posted on 12/01/2004 2:43:59 AM PST by foobeca
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To: M. Espinola

fabulous pix...


24 posted on 12/01/2004 2:45:57 AM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Mrs Zip

ping


25 posted on 12/01/2004 3:21:03 AM PST by zip ((Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough became truth to 48% of Americans))
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; TexasCowboy; Rhodedust


26 posted on 12/01/2004 3:34:29 AM PST by Maigrey (Your job is to arrest the killers but if you kill them, then so be it. - Minister Allawi)
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To: M. Espinola

Fantastic collection of coalition heroes! Thank you for this thread.


27 posted on 12/01/2004 3:46:06 AM PST by shezza (Set beeber to stune)
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To: M. Espinola; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

VERY COOL!!!


28 posted on 12/01/2004 4:01:46 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: M. Espinola

BTTT


29 posted on 12/01/2004 4:03:29 AM PST by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: M. Espinola

bump


30 posted on 12/01/2004 4:09:23 AM PST by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: M. Espinola

Great post. Thanks.


31 posted on 12/01/2004 4:12:11 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: M. Espinola

Awesome, thanks for posting these photos.


32 posted on 12/01/2004 4:15:37 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: M. Espinola

THank you....most inspiring...


33 posted on 12/01/2004 4:17:48 AM PST by ken5050
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To: stm

You beat me to it. The side blast is awful from them. But as you can see the mag is out of the weapon so he is just posing for the pic.


34 posted on 12/01/2004 4:24:04 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: M. Espinola

PING....PING....PING GLAD THERE IS INTERNET ACS
LARGE T.V. NET..... WORKS..... SUCK


35 posted on 12/01/2004 4:25:12 AM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: M. Espinola

Thanks, ping for later read.


36 posted on 12/01/2004 4:31:27 AM PST by mentor2k
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To: M. Espinola; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Radix; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; LaDivaLoca; Fawnn; ...

Great photos from what our troops are doing in Iraq ping...


37 posted on 12/01/2004 4:33:34 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (****We won - - - you lost - - - - GET OVER IT!!****)
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To: M. Espinola

A hearty lift of the alfa6 lid for posting these pics.

Thanks

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


38 posted on 12/01/2004 4:34:18 AM PST by alfa6
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To: M. Espinola

All these pictures CAN'T be from Iraq.
Why, there is more than just American soldiers in them and everybody knows the whole world is against this war </sarcasm>


39 posted on 12/01/2004 4:35:11 AM PST by sawmill trash (We interrupt the regularly scheduled tagline to bring you this special tagline. 4 MORE YEARS !!!!)
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To: M. Espinola

Really wonderful pictures...Thank you so much!


40 posted on 12/01/2004 4:41:11 AM PST by ishabibble ((Toronto is a suburb of Somolia))
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To: Mo1

Dutifully suppressed by our media who never met a dictator it didn't love and admire.

Prairie


41 posted on 12/01/2004 4:48:11 AM PST by prairiebreeze (It's my right to publically celebrate Christmas and state my faith in Christ. At least for now.....)
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To: M. Espinola

I am truly humbled by the Men and Women that make up our Coalition Forces.

May God Bless them and keep them safe as they bring the fight to the enemies of Freedom.

Godspeed to all of them...


42 posted on 12/01/2004 4:50:13 AM PST by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: M. Espinola

Rachel Corrie is soooo jealous!
43 posted on 12/01/2004 4:53:41 AM PST by rabidralph (George W. Bush, the other Body Hammer)
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To: M. Espinola

It's a man's life in the Iraqi Police forces.

Thanks for posting these beautiful pictures. It's wonderful to see the "bribed and coerced" as they really are. Screw the media!

44 posted on 12/01/2004 5:00:38 AM PST by rabidralph (George W. Bush, the other Body Hammer)
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To: M. Espinola
Great pix.

Seeing those troops with the children, and the smiles and interactions, is beautiful. Contrast that with the horrid pix of the aftermath at Beslan, and we see the distinction between Western civilization's military and Islamofanaticism.
45 posted on 12/01/2004 5:08:13 AM PST by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: Californiajones

The photos of all of the Iraqi kids tells the entire story. THEY are the future of Iraq.


46 posted on 12/01/2004 5:11:27 AM PST by BillyCrockett
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To: TomGuy

It's also good to see so many countries in Iraq. I imagine many countries are there quietly trying to get combat experience for their troops.


47 posted on 12/01/2004 5:16:15 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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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 by M. Espinola.


48 posted on 12/01/2004 5:18:17 AM PST by Diogenesis ( "Then I say unto you, send men to summon ... worms. And let us go to Fallujah to collect heads.")
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To: rabidralph

Cute picture of the puppy following the soldier. I read in Time magazine that moments later the soldier gunned the puppy down.


49 posted on 12/01/2004 5:23:50 AM PST by JusPasenThru (If you want to get it movin' you must learn to doof da bouven.)
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To: M. Espinola; Diogenesis

So many nations! Amazing photos--thanks.


50 posted on 12/01/2004 5:26:51 AM PST by NautiNurse
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