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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/22/03-Umm Qasr,Basra,Safwan,Al Faw,Chamchamal
The usual suspects and many brave photographers | 3/22/03 | Pres. Bush and the valiant US Military with the Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 03/22/2003 4:38:06 AM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/22/03 - Umm Qasr taken, Basra battles, Safwan - Iraqis cheer US liberators,
Al Faw taken, Baghdad - Evil becomes dust, Mosul and Kirkuk - explosions, Convoy
Chamchamal, Kuwait City - Incomings Analyzed, Amazing surrender @ DMZ, STRIKE VIDEO

BREAKING: Umm Qasr taken
BREAKING: Basra battles
BREAKING: Safwan - Iraqis cheer US liberators
BREAKING: Al Faw taken
BREAKING: Baghdad - Evil becomes dust
BREAKING: Mosul and Kirkuk - explosions
BREAKING: Convoy
BREAKING: Chamchamal
BREAKING: Kuwait City - Incomings Analyzed
BREAKING: Amazing surrender @ DMZ
BREAKING: STRIKE VIDEO
BREAKING: Pictures you won't see on TV


========= Umm Qasr (aka Um Qasser) =========

In Umm Qasr, Marines replaces the Iraqi flag at the entrance to Iraq's main port.


In Umm Qasr, heroes AND Iraqis remove portraits of Saddam.


In Umm Qasr, Marines 'Raiders' during the early stage of taking Umm Qasr.


Marine hero takes injured off of the battlefield. All ok.


========= Az Bayer, Iraq =========

Heroes engage Iraqi soldiers in gunfire at the headquarters of the Iraqi 51st and 32nd mechanized infantry divisions.


More Iraqi officers and soldiers surrender..


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

Near Basra, Iraqi men wave white flags as they surrender. Battle ongoing now.


========= Safwan =========

BREAKING: Pictures you won't see on TV

US hero shares candy with Iraqi boys.


Locals, freed by the USA, cheered and kissed the US Marines and the US Allies

who liberated them.


Iraqi children, freed by the USA, today play in the Mesopotamia marshes.


Heroes guard surrendered Iraqi soldiers.


========= Rmeileh, south in the Gulf port of Basra =========

In Rmeileh, ~650 klicks south of Baghdad.


========= Al Faw =========

British Royal Marines, 40 Commando, help secure the al-Faw oil field
and help the injurded.


Near Al Faw, HMAS ANZAC fires Mk 45 gun as forces take the Al Faw peninsula.


More Iraqi prisoners.


========= Baghdad =========

In Baghdad, buildings of evil where thousands were raped, murdered, tortured,
become dust in the light of Truth, Justice and the American Way.


In Baghdad, Iraq, bridge over Tigris and (ex-) Ministry of Info.

Before:


========= Mosul =========

In Mosul and Kirkuk, explosions.


========= Pictures of the Convoy (Yesterday; no info today to protect our troops - Got that, Peter Jennings? )=========

From Kuwait to Baghdad, hundreds of thousands of heroes in convoy moving to free Iraq.


========= Chamchamal=========

In Chamchamal, Iraqi Kurds are ready to back the USA (unlike the Turks)
as their heroes prepare..


========= Kurdistan =========

Kurdish girls dance around burning tires near the Turkish- Iraqi border.
According to the Kurdish tradition people burn tires against evil spirits
to celebrate the Kurdish New Year (Now Ruz) which began Friday.


========= Ruweished refugee camp =========

At the Ruweished refugee camp near the Jordan-Iraq border.
Humanitarian aid planned by the USA.
The Jordanian Red Crescent runs this and this site may be used to let
Saddam's criminals escape (as the Red Cross did with US money in Afghanistan).


========= Kuwait City =========

In Kuwait City, a piece of a missile that was intercepted by Patriot batteries in Jahra.
Blix lied. Iraq lied. Annan lied. What else is new?


========= Amazing surrender - DMZ =========

Surrendering Iraqi soldiers, waving white flag, surrender to passing journalists.


========= White House =========

At the White House, war council.



THE STRIKE VIDEO

STRIKE VIDEO (ram-type)


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BUMP for TRUTH, JUSTICE and the AMERICAN WAY.

Pictures the liberal-communist-fascist media do NOT want you to see.

IRAQI LIBERATION.


1 posted on 03/22/2003 4:38:06 AM PST by Diogenesis
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BUMP for TRUTH, JUSTICE and the AMERICAN WAY.

Pictures the liberal-communist-fascist media do NOT want you to see.

IRAQI LIBERATION.


2 posted on 03/22/2003 4:39:15 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Excellent photo essay Dio!

Thanks for your daily posts.
3 posted on 03/22/2003 4:41:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (Let's Roll)
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To: Diogenesis
Bump and thanks for the great pix...
4 posted on 03/22/2003 4:44:10 AM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: Diogenesis
Great photos. However, I will take you up on one point. Turkey are not against us, they are quite rightly looking out for themselves. As much as we don't like it, we cannot in all honesty condemn their invasion when they are clearly safeguarding their own security.
5 posted on 03/22/2003 4:46:37 AM PST by Yaron
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To: Diogenesis
Kurdistan you say eh?  I'm not sure that's a place Turkey would recognize!

And burning tires?  Tires have only been around for 100 years, if that.  Can't be much of a tradition.  Now in Bill Clinton's Haiti, they put the tires around their political enemies before setting them on fire.  Now that's a tradition.

Too bad you can't see the eyes of the soldier getting kissed!  Ha! Ha!  That would be a photo!

I saw some of the convoy video footage on FoxNews.  I was surprised how much construction equipment was in the convoy but I guess I shouldn't have been.  I imagine it's worse driving a tank or armored vehicle but I can tell you that driving a front loader hundreds of miles would definitely not be my idea of a pleasure drive.

6 posted on 03/22/2003 4:50:37 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Let's hear it for the valiant troops.


AFP MAP::


UPDATE: DOD MAPS


SAT MAP::



7 posted on 03/22/2003 4:52:21 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Great stuff.

US hero shares candy with Iraqi boys.

Sharing M&M's. :) He looks so young himself. We need to have parades for these brave soldiers when they return. I see these pictures and I feel such disgust with the "peace" protesters.

8 posted on 03/22/2003 4:53:52 AM PST by veronica ("If you have to ask....it's not shock and awe"....DOD)
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To: Diogenesis
Gotta love that smiling guy in the red turban banging his shoe on Saddam's nose!
9 posted on 03/22/2003 4:55:32 AM PST by ppaul
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To: Diogenesis
SkyNews Picture Galleries also has some unique pics.
10 posted on 03/22/2003 4:55:36 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Diogenesis
EXCELLENT-BUMP!
V

11 posted on 03/22/2003 4:55:56 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Diogenesis
Super!!!!!!
12 posted on 03/22/2003 4:56:35 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So ( Something witty, etc, etc....)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you very much for posting these. Now, I have to explain to my wife and son why I am crying....
13 posted on 03/22/2003 4:59:09 AM PST by hnorris
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To: InShanghai
Great pictures!! Bump
14 posted on 03/22/2003 4:59:39 AM PST by fml
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To: veronica
I feel such disgust with the "peace" protesters...

Just think if you were an Iraqi who suffered under Saddam.
Listen to this guy: http://komo1000news.com/audio/kvi_aircheck_031003.mp3


15 posted on 03/22/2003 5:00:05 AM PST by ppaul
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To: Diogenesis
As usual, Dio, you take me places I never thought I'd go.
16 posted on 03/22/2003 5:00:08 AM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Diogenesis
Just try and force those gals to wear a burkah.


17 posted on 03/22/2003 5:02:01 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: Diogenesis
I add my thanks to you - awsome!
18 posted on 03/22/2003 5:03:53 AM PST by RAY
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To: TomGuy

Independence Day!


19 posted on 03/22/2003 5:04:04 AM PST by ppaul
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you. I'm heading out to a Rally to Support the Troops this afternoon.

Any/All military reading this post: Thank you for keeping us safe!
20 posted on 03/22/2003 5:06:10 AM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Diogenesis
It is so nice to see the real pictures that not even Fox is showing.
21 posted on 03/22/2003 5:06:26 AM PST by bmwcyle (Semper Gumby - Always Flexable)
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To: Diogenesis; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
Thanks for the great pics, Diogenesis !



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest or Texas ping list!. . .don't be shy.

22 posted on 03/22/2003 5:06:43 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Diogenesis
Bump!
23 posted on 03/22/2003 5:10:39 AM PST by lormand
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To: Diogenesis
Heartfelt thanks for the pictures!

They are excellent!

24 posted on 03/22/2003 5:10:46 AM PST by Guenevere (...Taglines are our friend :))
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To: Diogenesis
May God continue to bless America.
25 posted on 03/22/2003 5:11:00 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Diogenesis
Another one for the scrap book!
26 posted on 03/22/2003 5:11:56 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Diogenesis
Great pictures !
27 posted on 03/22/2003 5:12:23 AM PST by kassie (God is merciful and hears our prayers.)
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To: Diogenesis
Great pictures - Thanks.
28 posted on 03/22/2003 5:13:43 AM PST by baseballmom
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To: Diogenesis
P.S. Thank you for all of these wonderful photo essays.

The Internet and what you do are truly what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they ensured the freedom of the press. You are the modern version of the guy with a small press in his backroom, passing out flyers on the corner.
29 posted on 03/22/2003 5:16:16 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: Diogenesis
Great job! As usual.
30 posted on 03/22/2003 5:16:47 AM PST by G.Mason (Lessons of life needn't be fatal)
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To: Diogenesis
Aw-w-w-w-w-w-w look !
We made a Happy Face !
Isn't that sweet ?


31 posted on 03/22/2003 5:17:08 AM PST by error99 ("I believe stupidity should hurt."...used by permission from null and void all copyrights apply...)
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To: Diogenesis
Gives me the warm and fuzzies.

Thanks!

Where did you get the NOAA image? I thought that was blocked.

Guess not....
32 posted on 03/22/2003 5:21:13 AM PST by LindaPie
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To: Diogenesis



33 posted on 03/22/2003 5:23:15 AM PST by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Diogenesis
Excellent update!

Interesting note: Several days ago, I heard our troops were ordered not to give out candy to the children--with concern that the children would be drawn to the troops and be at risk in potential conflict situations.

34 posted on 03/22/2003 5:24:29 AM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Dio For all the work and helping us see our Heros doing what they were trained for.
And thanks for the PING.
35 posted on 03/22/2003 5:27:12 AM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: TomGuy; Diogenesis
Great job Dio! Good link TG - from it:

Healing Wounds Medics from 40 Commando, Royal Marines treat an injured Iraqi after taking the Al Faw Peninsula on Friday morning. This photograph was taken using infrared vision equipment.

36 posted on 03/22/2003 5:30:36 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Diogenesis
Bump to the top.
37 posted on 03/22/2003 5:33:17 AM PST by San Jacinto
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To: Diogenesis
Gotta admite the bug splat program. It's awesome to see the empty shells of those buildings still standing after all those fireworks. Beyond precision. Surgical.
38 posted on 03/22/2003 5:34:04 AM PST by js1138
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To: Diogenesis
Truly excellent pix. Many Thanks.

Prairie
39 posted on 03/22/2003 5:49:18 AM PST by prairiebreeze (God Bless and Protect the Allied Troops. And their families here at home---they are soldiers too.)
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To: FreedomPoster
That's a very nice-looking rifle she has there.


40 posted on 03/22/2003 5:50:45 AM PST by meyer
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To: Diogenesis
I don't thank you everyday, but I want you to know that your "Gotta See This" is the reason I never skip a day checking in to Freep.
41 posted on 03/22/2003 5:52:36 AM PST by TaxRelief (You mean people keep little jars of diseases in their garages?)
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To: meyer
That is a russian made Dragonof sniper Rifle...I think it is 5.56 I am not sure about it...But it is sweet looking.
42 posted on 03/22/2003 5:53:51 AM PST by DAPFE8900
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To: prairiebreeze
bttt--Diogenesis pix
43 posted on 03/22/2003 5:55:14 AM PST by prairiebreeze (God Bless and Protect the Allied Troops. And their families here at home---they are soldiers too.)
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To: Diogenesis
Source: Newark Star Ledger


(Ed Murray/ The Star-Ledger)

Richard D'Emilio, a decorated World War II veteran, fights back tears while comparing his experience to that of the troops in the Persian Gulf.


(William Perlman/The Star-Ledger)

New York police officers armed with rifles guard the area outside the New York Stock Exchange yesterday.
 


(Matt Rainey/ The Star-Ledger)

''The day he's gone, I go back,'' said Jabbar Alroumi, referring to Saddam Hussein. Alrouimi joined several other Iraqi men watching Al Jazeera broadcasts at the Jerusalem Cafe in Paterson.
 


(Tony Kurdzuk/ The Star-Ledger)

Lisa Vereen, a member of the 744th MP Battalion based in Bethlehem, Pa., prays in the chapel at Fort Dix, a major center for Army Reserve and National Guard units. She is shipping out soon to the Persian Gulf.
 

44 posted on 03/22/2003 5:56:39 AM PST by Incorrigible
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Dragunov sniper rifle. I read an interesting article once that tested these with the special 7.62x54R sniper ammo that apparently exists for these things (in Russia, I've never seen any here). It was amazingly more accurate with the special ammo than with garden-variety 7.62x54R that you might buy for a Moisin-Nagant. If you could get the special ammo here, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. They used to be fairly reasonable here, haven't priced one in a couple of years.
45 posted on 03/22/2003 5:58:04 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: DAPFE8900
See my #45 above.
46 posted on 03/22/2003 5:58:47 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: Incorrigible
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Listen to "The Same Man" by Rachel Loy HERE.


47 posted on 03/22/2003 5:58:52 AM PST by ppaul
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To: error99
That is amazing!
48 posted on 03/22/2003 6:08:43 AM PST by Radix
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To: veronica
I see these pictures and I feel such disgust with the "peace" protesters.

I know a couple of them and have given them fair warning that I plan on being incredibly insufferable for at least a week. They should get used to the phrase "I told you so." and "IN YOUR FACE!!!".
49 posted on 03/22/2003 6:08:56 AM PST by Valin (Age and deceit beat youth and skill)
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To: DAPFE8900
"That is a russian made Dragonof sniper Rifle...I think it is 5.56 I am not sure about it...But it is sweet looking."

The Dragunov SVD fires the Soviet 7.62x54R cartridge.

50 posted on 03/22/2003 6:31:35 AM PST by Godebert
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