Skip to comments.GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/21/07-Baqouba,Diyala,Surge
Posted on 06/21/2007 5:57:14 AM PDT by DiogenesisEdited on 06/21/2007 6:42:41 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/21/07 - Baqouba, Diyala, Start of the Surge
BREAKING: Baqouba, Operation 'Arrowhead Ripper' starts the Surge
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PICTURES YOU WILL NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
========= Baqouba =========
In Baqouba, 60 klicks northeast of Baghdad, American heroes valiantly begin
the surge with Operation 'Arrowhead Ripper' isolating terrorists outside the city limits.
10,000 soldiers, attack helicopters and armoured fighting vehicles began the
offensive against al Qaeda. Today, at least
30 41 al Qaida terrorists were killed
and several bomb and weapon caches destroyed.
In Baqouba, the start of the night air assault
With US heroes on Operation 'Arrowhead Ripper',
taking out al Qaeda after liberating Iraq.
Two days ago, patriotic Iraqi security forces prepare to take al Qaeda terrorists.
Iraqi soldiers take out al Qaeda in a dawn raid. Arrested 36, four grounded.
At the checkpoint.
US Army heroes in Baqouba in June 8, 2007.
US military stryker scouts in Diyala village, in Baquba, 23 May 2007.
Terrorists taken May 7, 2007.
US Army heroes in Baqouba in April, 2007.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES (?) In Baqouba, Sunni militants pose for Reuters.
========= East Rashid =========
In East Rashid, Baghdad, American heroes on June 5.
========= Mushara =========
In Mushara, 37 miles north of Baghdad, US heroes search for weapons.
========= Al Asad =========
In Al Asad, Marines heroically patrol securing freedom.
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========= Sunrise Solstice at Stonehenge =========
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Summer arrives, so please spend a few hours today helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom.
Your thought, picture, analysis, and corrections are appreciated by all FReepers.
Will these pictures be on the MSM tonight, positively showing the Surge?
or will they have that important "news" about Hurricaine Katrina and the 'talking points' of the DNC?
Stay safe, and "thanks for all the fish".
END OF TRANSMISSION 6/21/07 .......... K
Thanks for the photos and the Douglas Adams allusion.
So why the hell is this not being covered in the media? Collectively, do they hate the Bush administration so much that they won’t show US victories? That’s sure what it looks like.
When I saw the above picture, I thought about the scene in the Band of Brothers episode "Crossroads" (which I actually saw last night from DVD), where they charged a Nazi-held position, and they signaled the start of a charge with red smoke.
Thanks for another excellent post with the real story in pictures that we will never see on the evening Spews...
Superlative, as always.
Yes, jveritas. Indeed, yet another good response to the American liberation of Iraq.
In the fourth set of photos, top right, check out the guy in the plaid shirt....he’s no more arabic than I am
Bingo. Missed that, this time. Thanks.
....... Good thing the border is impermeable. NOT.
Thanks for the ping! Solstace is at 2:06 P.M. Eastern time today! 11:06 A.M. for us in the Western U.S..
Good catch. The terrorist in this picture is TALL and BLONDE. However there are some Arabs who fit that profile, they are very few but they do exist. They are the descendants of some Crusaders who had fun with Arab women 800 years ago :)
Great array, Dio. Continuing thanks to you. In time, the Iraqis are getting stronger. That many tribes have turned against Al Qaeda is such a good thing. G*d bless our troops and allies and d*mn the terrorists and their enablers...
So why the hell is this not being covered in the media? Collectively, do they hate the Bush administration so much that they wont show US victories? Thats sure what it looks like.
Not only do they hate Bush, they hate our America - you know the free one! All the MSN are liberal nutcases who have crossed over to the dark side long ago. I hope they all go bankrupt!
Good pictures. The alQeda prisoners sure looked different than some of the leaders we have seen. I see no fire in their eyes or the passion of the leaders.
To me, they looked like kids holding down a security job.
We gotta stop Iran.
Thank you once again Diogenesis
HOLY MOLY Dio - you have outdone yourself!
How come we don’t see this stuff on the lamestream media?
(You do not have to answer :> )
AP - Thu Jun 21, 7:56 AM ET A U.S. soldier of the 2nd brigade, 23rd infantry regiment is covered in sweat during a patrol in southern Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Baghdad, Iraq, early Thursday, June 21, 2007. The U.S army placed a concrete barriers at the entrance to Dora market, in an attempt to make it safer from car bomb attacks. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
A picture released by the US military, 20 June shows a US soldier providing security during Operation Arrowhead Ripper, in Baquba. At least 41 insurgents have been killed in the past two days by US-led troops in an assault on Al-Qaeda networks in the restive province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, the military said Thursday(AFP/US Army/Armando Monroig)
A picture released by the US military, 20 June shows US soldiers moving down a neighborhood street in Baquba, during Operation Arrowhead Ripper. At least 41 insurgents have been killed in the past two days by US-led troops in an assault on Al-Qaeda networks in the restive province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, the military said Thursday(AFP/US Army/Armando Monroig)
U.S. soldiers helped rescue 24 abused and severely malnourished boys this month from a Baghdad orphanage, where they were found in conditions of appalling squalor, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. Iraqi and U.S. soldiers were led to the Al-Hanan orphanage on June 10 by members of a neighborhood council and immediately took the children to hospital. The story was first reported by CBS News on Monday. "The 24 boys, aged 3 to 15 years old, were found naked in a darkened room without any windows. Many of the children were tied to their beds and were too weak to stand once released," the U.S. military said in a statement. Pictures on Iraqi television showed a series of tiny, starved, naked figures. In one, a U.S. soldier attended a boy whose body was covered in sores. Another child was tied to a cot and a third picture showed a group of boys lying face down on the floor, in pools of what appeared to be their own excrement. "In a nearby locked room, the soldiers discovered a room full of food and clothing that could have been used to aid the children," the statement said. A spokeswoman for the government ministry responsible for the orphanage said that the building's director had been arrested, together with several members of his staff. Since leaving hospital, the boys have been moved to an orphanage for girls next door to where they were found. Reuters
Young Iraqi boys, some tied to their cribs, lie on the floor at a Baghdad orphanage on June 10, 2007, after they were discovered by U.S. and Iraqi soldiers. A total of 24 naked and abused boys, ages 3 to 15 years old, were found in a darkened room without any windows. Many of the children were too weak to stand once released. A locked room full of food and clothing was found nearby. (Photo: CBS)
Thanks! I added to my favorites. Man, our guys are good!
Two men thought to be guards at the orphange are seen in this photo obtained by CBS News. Three women claiming to be caretakers were also found at the site. (Photo: CBS)
A woman working at an orphanage smiles for pictures in front of the naked boys as if there was nothing wrong. She and another female worker have disappeared. (Photo: CBS)
May God bless these men and bring them home safe, sound and soon.
The photos of our soldiers rescuing these boys in the orphanage will probably be highlighted on the network evening news. /sarcasm
Fabulous as always, Diogenesis. Thank you for your efforts in creating this amazing thread.
In the fourth set of photos showing al Qaeda prisoners, it’s interesting to note the tall Caucasian-looking individual in the top right-hand photo. I wonder if he would get stopped at our border?
Thanks, Dio! Awesome photo essay, per usual!!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, you have supplied a wonderful encyclopedia. Thank you so much.
I have a question about the children in the orphanage. They were tied to the cribs and — forced to sleep on the floor next to their cribs? Were they not allowed to sleep in the comfort of the cribs because the “caregivers” didn’t want to clean the cribs or the linens?
Prayers for our brave heroes — each and every one of them in the military.
And prayers for the children. They must be so afraid of everything that life brings to them.
Thank you for another terrific post!
“She and another female worker have disappeared. (Photo: CBS)”
I like that particular phrase.
Bump to a great post!
Awesome pictures. Nice job.
The key hope for Democrats to regain total power is an unquestionable defeat of the US in Iraq.
They can't stand the truth....unless its bad for the U.S.
The mainstream media is complicit in the coverup of "good news" and the focus on "bad news".
All the news that’s fit to post - thanks
“The photos of our soldiers rescuing these boys in the orphanage will probably be highlighted on the network evening news. /sarcasm”
I think I blacked out from holding my breath on that one, lol!
Red smoke in Vietnam would get you a 500 pounder or a rocket on your butt if there was anyone above looking for it. Not wise to pop it unless it was planned, but any other color was OK for other purposes.
What is the point in the guy wearing the bright blue and yellow suit covering his face? His outfit will give him away far easier than his face would.
Thanks so much. I always enjoy your posts.
Thank you for your service to our Country.
Stay safe, you’re in my prayers.
YELLOW SMOKE BUMP~~~GIT SOME !!
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