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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/25/03-Tikrit,Baghdad,Fayda,Al Faw,Najaf,Nasiriyah,Basra,Umm Qasr
Yahoo, AP, Reuters, DOD, IraqiTV, ..., and the usual suspects. Many brave photographers | 3/25/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 03/24/2003 4:16:36 PM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/25/03 - Tikrit, Baghdad, Fayda,Al Faw,Najaf,Nasiriyah,
HMAS Kinimbla,captured mines, Basra, Az Bayr, Az Zubayara, Umm Qasr

BREAKING
Tikrit - Mailbox for the Baath Party
Baghdad - Mutisystem Organ Failure for Saddam? Tense and Post-surrender Errors in Speech
Fayda, north of Mosul - new attacks on Iraq
Southern Iraq - oil wells burn
Southern Iraq - Iraqis freed by the USA
Southern Iraq - headquarters of the 51st Iraqi Mechanized Infantry Division
Al Faw -British Royal Marines bring justice to the Baath party
Najaf - Weapons hot
Nasiriyah - Battle at the Euphrates River
HMAS Kinimbla - captured mines
Basra, - Ongoing battle, Iraqi patrol vessel
Az Bayr - American heroes treat surrendered Iraqi soldiers
Az Zubayara - Iraqi Naval
Umm Qasr - Critical Site
Polish heroes with U.S. special forces
Rumayla Oilfields - burning oil wells
Rumayla Oilfields - Iraqi soldiers surrender
Kuwait - Scud attack
Camp New Jersey, Doha, Shalamcheh


DOD Map


DEBKA Map


The Mother of all Iraqi Maps

========= Tikrit =========

WALKING DEAD

In Tikrit, Iraq, Saddam's terrorist guards.


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

In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqi Republican Guard looks up as sirens peel.


In Baghdad, Iraq, at the news conference, Iraqis show their map.


Saddam on IRAQI TV. We think he is either dead
or so injured as to be in multisystem organ failure at this point.
Proof: His speech was canned and praised a General who defected to the USA.
Also he used the wrong tense about the taking of Basra; he used the future tense.


Iraqi Republican Guards


In Baghdad, Iraq.


In Baghdad, a French employee from the "French interests section"
and her Iraqi connecton. Perhaps a fractal view of France's role in terrorism worldwide.


At the Tigris river, Iraqi soldiers attack a purported SF champion.
In the end, one frog lost a leg but got away.


In Baghdad, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf
has taken over since Saddam was crippled or killed.


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

Near the Iraqi controlled town of Fayda, north of Mosul, new attacks on
Iraqi forward positions in the north.


========= Southern Iraq =========

In southern Iraq, oil wells burn.


In southern Iraq, British heroes focus on enemy positions.


In southern Iraq, a British Royal Air Force Harrier GR7 targeting and destroying a surface to surface missile.

Near southern Iraq, Army heroes rush another for medical evacuation to Camp Udairi in Kuwait(.


In Basra, patrols and treating Iraqi POWs with respect (unlike the evil Iraqis)..


In southern Iraq, Iraqis are freed by the USA.


In the desert, American valiant heroes share their MREs (meals ready to eat) with Iraqis
even as Iraqis were executing American POWs and torturing the rest.


At the headquarters of the 51st Iraqi Mechanized Infantry Division.


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

In Al Faw, British Royal Marines bring justice to the Baath party.


In Al Faw, Commando fire into an Iraqi position.


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

In Najaf, central Iraq, US Army engineer champions move on
as Apaches and A-10s pass, and Iraqi weapons are collected after heavy gunfire.


========= Nasiriyah =========

In Nasiriyah, southern Iraq, US heroes advance to the Euphrates river.


========= Nasiriyah, Iraq =========

At the Euphrates River, near Nasiriyah, Iraq, heroes of the 2nd Battalion
conduct house by house searches.


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

In Safwan.


In Safwan, Iraqi soldiers surrender to British troops. Could this be another Iraq rouse where
they murder patriots after showing the "white flag"?


MINE LAYERS CAUGHT

========= HMAS Kinimbla =========

From the HMAS Kinimbla, an Australian naval ship, heroes captured mines
on an Iraqi tug, the Jumhuriyah, sneaking into the Gulf .


An Iraqi T15 Minelayer caught with mines now clearly visible.


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

In Basra, paladins of British Royal Air Force attack an Iraqi patrol vessel.


========= Az Bayr =========

In Az Bayr, Iraq, Marines heroes of the 3rd Batt. treat surrendered Iraqi soldiers
humanely unlike the evil Iraqis.


========= Az Zubayara =========

In Az Zubayara, champions of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
patrol and rest where possible.


In Az Zubayara, at the Iraqi Naval base.


========= Umm Qasr =========

In Umm Qasr, Scots Dragoon guards.


In Umm Qasr, an all-American hero Marine helps an injured Iraqi prisoner of war,
even as Iraqis shot American POWs in the head to "motivate" other POWs.


Near Umm Qasr, heroes in Chinook helicopters place a mobile bridge
on the banks of the Shat Al Basra.


In Umm Qasr, Marine fighters for freedom fire Javelins, shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon,
tanks and air fire to take several hundred Republican Guards..


In Umm Qasr, Iraq, the NEW EUROPE: Polish heroes with U.S. special forces
capture Iraqis terrorists and their boat.


========= Rumayla Oilfields =========

Near the Rumayla Oilfields, burning oil wells.


Near the Rumayla Oilfields,Iraqi soldiers surrender to U.S. troops.
Iraqis played atrocities as predicted on FreeRepublic several days ago
as they wore uniforms under civilian clothes, thereby feigning "surrender".


In Kuwait, gallant British Royal Air Force personnel wait
in full biological and chemical protective suits
in a bunker after a warning of a Scud attack,
which Blix promissed did not exist.


========= Camp New Jersey =========

Near Camp New Jersey, Kuwait.


========= Doha =========

In Doha, Qatar, America stands tall.


========= Iran, Shalamcheh,Khuzestan province =========

In Shalamcheh, Iran's southwestern Khuzestan province, Iranian soldiers
see the Iraqi border. Basra can be located by the black smoke.


In the waters of the Shatt al-Arab estuary separating Iran and Iraq, Iranian soliders
on their control towers.


========= USS Cape St. George =========

Aboard USS Cape St. George, a Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) is launched.



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END OF TRANSMISSION 03/25/03 .......... K


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In Umm Qasr, an American hero helps an injured Iraqi prisoner of war,
even as Iraqis shot American POWs in the head to "motivate" other POWs.


1 posted on 03/24/2003 4:16:37 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

A U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Fox Company 'Raiders'
truck makes its way from the port of Umm-Qasr in southern Iraq
to a port facility in near the town Az-Zubayr, south of Basra as
two camels walk across the road March 24, 2003.

2 posted on 03/24/2003 4:18:10 PM PST by Justice (One more for the pot)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...
Picture after picture of Freed Iraqis and Americans giving HUMANE care to Iraqis.

In return, the Iraqis have conducted war crimes.


3 posted on 03/24/2003 4:18:43 PM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
WOW!
4 posted on 03/24/2003 4:25:31 PM PST by cmsgop ( Arby's says no more Horsey Sauce for Scott Ritter !!!!)
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To: Diogenesis

Wow! I didn't know Michael Moore had a cousin in Iraq!

5 posted on 03/24/2003 4:27:54 PM PST by texson66 (Those who fail to study the past are condemed to repeat it. Those who fail to study the ........)
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To: texson66
LOL. That would explain a lot.

BTW ======> LINK TO BAGHDAD-CAM

6 posted on 03/24/2003 4:29:50 PM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Great thread & bttt
7 posted on 03/24/2003 4:29:58 PM PST by firewalk
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To: Diogenesis
Man...you are great, excellent as always...


Saddam keeps them well fed....

8 posted on 03/24/2003 4:30:35 PM PST by SolitaryMan
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Dio

Bump for HEROES
9 posted on 03/24/2003 4:31:31 PM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: Diogenesis
No news from Afghanistan today? Specifically the 82nd Airborne?
10 posted on 03/24/2003 4:33:36 PM PST by 2Jedismom (‘And those who have not swords can still die upon them.')
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for your photo essays. They are the greatest!


11 posted on 03/24/2003 4:34:20 PM PST by Alouette
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To: Diogenesis
Typical "peace" protestor:


12 posted on 03/24/2003 4:34:46 PM PST by meow
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To: Diogenesis
Your best ever; but for once, I'm not going to praise you for bringing them together for us. I'm saving my praise for our champions in theater, in support, and those who are driving this soon-to-overwhelming-victory with their political leadership.

By the way, I totally agree with your assessment of the late dictator Saddam Hussein. 'This man's dead, Jim'. Thanks for including those facts.

The only thing I don't see covered here as much as I might like is the fact that the cowardly and murderous Iraqis tortured, mutilated, and executed our POW heroes. I understand that you may not be able to because of FR sensibilities, but in my opinion, every adult should see that footage---it is a stark dose of reality concerning the kind of animals we are dealing with.

Regards,

EV
13 posted on 03/24/2003 4:34:53 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Alouette
Alouette that's beautiful!
14 posted on 03/24/2003 4:35:43 PM PST by firewalk
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To: EternalVigilance
I agree with you. The POWs are patriots and must be protected and freed TODAY.


Heroes of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
giving water to a dehydrated Iraqi. Would they do the same?.

WARNING
WARNING
FREEPERS - LINK TO PORTIONS OF THE POW INTERVIEW NOT SHOWN ON AMERICAN TV.
This is brought to you by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and the fact that
if shown by the media, the American public would choose to retaliate against Iraq.

Americans are humane to POWs unlike the Evil Iraqis.


16 posted on 03/24/2003 4:43:45 PM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: texson66
As long as nothing is posted that can hurt operations or our troops, I say: God Bless whoever posted the pixs of our heroes.
17 posted on 03/24/2003 4:48:04 PM PST by DianaN (Eternal Freedom)
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To: Alouette
Marvelous.
18 posted on 03/24/2003 4:49:39 PM PST by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Diogenesis
You outdid yourself tonight! Thank you for the many Gotta See This Threads, which I always read.

After a weekend of angst and anger, this pic brought it all back in perspective. We are facing an evil that rivals anything known before, but we will not let our anger guide our actions. I am so proud of our troops.


19 posted on 03/24/2003 4:50:09 PM PST by LBGA
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To: Diogenesis
You've outdone yourself.

Thanks for all you do.
20 posted on 03/24/2003 4:53:09 PM PST by P.O.E. (God Bless and keep safe our troops.)
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To: Diogenesis
Link to more American POW photos and video

21 posted on 03/24/2003 4:56:59 PM PST by ALS
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To: Diogenesis; *war_list; W.O.T.; 11th_VA; Libertarianize the GOP; Free the USA; knak; Peach; ...
Thanks again for your outstanding pictures!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

22 posted on 03/24/2003 4:58:33 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam?)
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To: Diogenesis
Great photos Dio! Thanks again!
23 posted on 03/24/2003 5:02:56 PM PST by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: Diogenesis
Wonderful photos and commentary--thank you.
24 posted on 03/24/2003 5:04:10 PM PST by k2blader (If one good thing can be said about the UN, it is that it taught me how to spell “irrelevant.”)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you for a wonderful job.
25 posted on 03/24/2003 5:05:41 PM PST by EverOnward
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To: JackRyanCIA
Nice to see you and your clear logic.

========= RAF Fairford airbase =========

At the RAF Fairford airbase, a B-52 bombers return to a missions
for freedom over Iraq.


========= Massive Ordnance Air Blast =========

Technicians prepare a Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or MOAB. Make more already.



27 posted on 03/24/2003 5:10:29 PM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you, I've been looking for my daily fix of your great photos, much appreciated!!!
28 posted on 03/24/2003 5:12:16 PM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: LindaSOG
"Bless the Defenders of Freedom!"

Right-on!

Let's Roll!

29 posted on 03/24/2003 5:18:07 PM PST by blackie
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks again!
30 posted on 03/24/2003 5:18:21 PM PST by NautiNurse (Usama bin Laden has produced more tapes than Steely Dan)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you so much for these pictures.
31 posted on 03/24/2003 5:21:25 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you.
32 posted on 03/24/2003 5:24:34 PM PST by lysie
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To: JackRyanCIA
--Kill our enemy without remorse. That is the correct way of attacking them! Carpet bomb--

Yes, What clear thought thanks you
33 posted on 03/24/2003 5:28:12 PM PST by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: Diogenesis; All
It is the duty of EVERY FREEPER to bring as many "unbelievers" to this thread every day. I challenge everyone to bring 5 people to this thread tomorrow! People who don't normally read Free Republic but who are starved to SEE what is really going on. NOTHING on the TV news beats Diogenesis' daily report. NOTHING.

Lead them here!

34 posted on 03/24/2003 5:28:20 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: LindaSOG
bump
35 posted on 03/24/2003 5:28:55 PM PST by fatima (Prayers for all our troops and loved ones.)
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To: Diogenesis
Here's a video of the Javelin at work.
36 posted on 03/24/2003 5:38:37 PM PST by coloradan
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To: Diogenesis
BUMPING more great photos...
37 posted on 03/24/2003 5:39:48 PM PST by tubebender (?)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks again D! You Rock!

K-Dog, a bottle nose dolphin from Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3), leaps out of the water in front Sgt. Andrew Garrett during training near the USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf, March 18, 2003. CTU-55.4.3 consists of Naval Special Clearance Team-1, Fleet Diving Unit 3 from the United Kingdom, Clearance Dive Team from Australia, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units six and eight are conducting deep/shallow water mine counter measure operations to clear shipping lanes forhumanitarian relief. CTU-55.4.3 and USS Gunston Hall are currently forward deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brien Aho, U.S. Navy) (Released)

38 posted on 03/24/2003 5:39:53 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: LindaSOG
Hiya Linda, thanks for the ping

...very cool pic! (-:
39 posted on 03/24/2003 5:40:10 PM PST by firewalk
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To: Diogenesis
On to Baghdad. . . .

Ain't no peace sign--VICTORY.
40 posted on 03/24/2003 5:45:50 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: Diogenesis; McLynnan
These photos are absolutely awesome, thank you! When did Poland start participating?
41 posted on 03/24/2003 5:51:42 PM PST by RepubMommy
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To: Diogenesis
Many brave photographers

Wow, I can't believe I'm actually reading this at Free Republic! I thought all journalists sucked, blah blah blah...

42 posted on 03/24/2003 5:55:55 PM PST by wizzler
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To: Diogenesis
A picture says a thousand words... you've written a book! Once again, my hat off to you - excellent post!
43 posted on 03/24/2003 5:57:25 PM 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: LindaSOG; Diogenesis; yall
Hey! This might make a great "Caption this Pic" . . .

Iraqi Republican Guards


Dead Men Walking

44 posted on 03/24/2003 6:00:14 PM PST by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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45 posted on 03/24/2003 6:04:59 PM PST by SubMareener
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you !! . . .
46 posted on 03/24/2003 6:06:15 PM 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
Absolutely outstanding, many thanks to you. Wish I understood these pictures better. What is that boxy wheeled thingie they're lifting with the Chinook? and are those guns Paladins? I find the whole undertaking just astonishing and overwhelming.

Can anyone point me to more info about the Polish soldiers and how they came to be involved and what they're up to?

47 posted on 03/24/2003 6:08:38 PM PST by redbaiter
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To: SubMareener
Oh, too bad, what was it?
48 posted on 03/24/2003 6:08:51 PM PST by ChemistCat (Zen and the benzene ring)
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you so much for the work you put into posting this thread!!!

[A 3 year-old] sits underneath the oak tree in front of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, N.C., Friday, March 21, 2003, following a ribbon tying ceremony. [The boy's] father, Staff Sgt. [*name omitted], is deployed overseas with the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division. Smittle is holding a sign that reads: "My Daddy is a Hero."

DAVID SMITH/AP

* [I don't like seeing names posted on the internet ..... especially in association with the families awaiting their heroes back home ... so I have omitted both the boy's name and his father's.]

49 posted on 03/24/2003 6:14:53 PM PST by kayak (Pray for our President, our military, and our troops!)
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To: SolitaryMan
You know these Special 'Rotundian' Guard troops must be Baath party hacks.
50 posted on 03/24/2003 6:18:06 PM PST by pierrem15
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