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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/29/03-Arbil,Chamchamal,Kirkuk,Baghdad
IraqTV, Abu Dhabi TV, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 3/29/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 03/28/2003 10:04:26 AM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/29/03 - Arbil, Chamchamal, Kirkuk, Baghdad

BREAKING: Saddam Surrounded
BREAKING: Arbil- American paratroopers In Force
BREAKING: Chamchamal - Kurds Take Iraqi Position
BREAKING: Near Kirkuk - Retreating Iraqis
BREAKING: Baath telecommunications centers taken out
BREAKING: Baath government centers taken out
BREAKING: Baghdad-Tikrit Regime elects to continue its terror and WMD
BREAKING: Fedayeen and Republican Guard - Decimation In progress

========= Map of northern Iraq =========

Map of northern Iraq showing the major battles [per AFP FWIW].

========= Harir airfield =========

At the Harir airfield, somewhere near the Kurdish city of Arbil [231 miles north of Baghdad],
paladin American paratroopers of the US Army 173rd Airborne Brigade prepare.

========= Chamchamal ~70 klicks west of Sulaymania =========


Near Chamchamal, Kurds monitor their crossing the line
into what was Iraqi government-controlled territory.

========= Irbil =========

In Irbil, controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP),
231 miles north of Baghdad, a Kurd hero carries an artillery shell
that exploded in a vacant lot. These shells have TNT and smoke bombs,
and in the past also chemical weapons. The huge white plume of smoke
made everyone nervous that it was a chemical attack, because the Iraqis
do this to use up chemical weapon defense suits.

========= Kirkuk =========


Near Kirkuk, at the abandoned Iraqi checkpost,
after Iraqis feld from Iraqi Kurd fighters who here stands guard.

Near Chamchamal, near hills parolled by Iraq.

An oil refinery in northern Iraq.

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

In Baghdad more warnings by the Coalition to DISARM.

At the Tigris River, in Baghdad, Iraq.
Abu Dhabi TV shows smoke billowing behind a bridge.

In Baghdad, at the presidential compound and other Baath centers.


Iraqi television and communications facility, before and after coalition bombing.

Iraqi missile support facility before and after coalition bombing.


Baghdad from space. See the oil-filled trenches and thick smoke.

In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqis at one of their last soccer games
under the Dictator and murderer Saddam, as smoke rises from Saddams oil fires.

In Baghdad, the Baath telecommunications center taken out.

Ozymandius indeed.

In Baghdad, Iraq, at the Baath government bulding.

In Baghdad, the Red Cross is busy again helping the Axis of Evil,

as unfortunately has been their way from Afghanistan through Israel.

Republican Guards control Baghdad. Will "Saddam" (read the Ministries and Feyadeen)
harden their hearts and minds again -- or disarm?

In Baghdad, at the news conference, Iraq's Defense Minister Sultan Hashim Ahmed.
This little Piggy is about to get voted off of the island with prejudice.


In Baghdad, at the news conference, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf
arrives for a news conference.


The Baghdad-Tikrit Regime yesterday elected to continue its terror and orders
Iraqi Republican Guard to head for the frontlines south of Baghdad to kill Coalition troops.


With the Fedayeen and Republican Guard supporters in Baghdad after
their troops were destroyed south of Baghdad.
If they do not give up now, they have just begun to feel the terrible swift sword of Justice at their door.

========= Black Sea =========

Somewhere between Iraq, England and the Black Sea,
champions on an Air Force B-52 bomber pilot its return from a mission
over Iraq, as heroes on a KC-10 plane refuel our "fathers' airplane".

Please spend a few hours today helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom,
or/and post your thought, missive, picture, thread, analysis, greetings to those serving overseas,
venting, update, correction, observation, or anything else of interest.

END OF TRANSMISSION 03/29/03 .......... K

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KEYWORDS: arbil; baghdad; chamchamal; kirkuk; warlist
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for posting these everyday.
I always enjoy the B-52's. My dad (Hawk) navigated those for years. I always think of him when I see one. Thanks.
21 posted on 03/28/2003 10:29:33 AM PST by eyespysomething (Pray for our troops, our President, our country.)
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22 posted on 03/28/2003 10:30:07 AM PST by Spruce
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To: EternalVigilance
#- 19.....getting Saddam's goat!


23 posted on 03/28/2003 10:31:18 AM PST by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: rageaholic
....worth repeating Thanks again for the photo coverage. Your captions are priceless! is your effort to keep us atuned to the events of this war!!!!

....Thanks and God Bless You!

24 posted on 03/28/2003 10:31:28 AM PST by GrandMoM ("Vengeance is Mine , I will repay," says the Lord.)
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To: Diogenesis
Hooooooooooaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! Love my Grunts! Infantry. The Queen of Battle. Follow Me! Hang Tough guys, Hang Tough!
25 posted on 03/28/2003 10:39:54 AM PST by RetiredArmy
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26 posted on 03/28/2003 10:46:07 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Diogenesis
I nominate Diogenesis for the FreeRepublic Pulitzer prize...
27 posted on 03/28/2003 10:46:53 AM PST by 1 x 7 Twist... (You can have my MOAB when they pry it from my cold dead fingers...)
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To: Diogenesis
My God

How many pounds of gear does the 173rd Airbourne carry on them???

28 posted on 03/28/2003 10:48:11 AM PST by aShepard
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To: Spruce; All
Nice to see you all today. Great pics; thanks.

Somewhere, a B-2 Spirit returning from its mission
over Iraq - involving 4,600-pound 'bunker-busters'.

29 posted on 03/28/2003 10:51:03 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
The Kurdish soldiers look so elated to have American troops with them. And those Americans look deadly serious! God shower His blessings on them.

The photos in Baghdad appear to show the terror of Iraqis who have sided with the killer Saddam, and who know their 'fat days' are nearing an end.
30 posted on 03/28/2003 10:54:42 AM PST by WaterDragon (Playing possum doesn't work against nukes.)
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31 posted on 03/28/2003 10:58:50 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: dave23
There's no way to tell, when someone is trying to kill you, whether they are being forced to or not. Training and survival kick in. War will always change a combatant, but not all that change is bad. Case studies show that for most combatants, upbringing, religion, education and training play a big factor in dealing with the horrors of war. I pray that ALL of these young men and women return to us.
32 posted on 03/28/2003 10:59:26 AM PST by caisson71
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To: Diogenesis
"Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel..."
34 posted on 03/28/2003 11:03:10 AM PST by Argus
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To: Spruce
That Air Force gal can arm my missle any day! ;-)
35 posted on 03/28/2003 11:04:22 AM PST by RadojeS (Bolje grob nego rob!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Those who caused these tears should tremble...

36 posted on 03/28/2003 11:21:53 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Spruce
A line of C-17 Globemaster IIs. Hmm, were do you suppose they are heading....

Could it be they are headed to BUSH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT?

37 posted on 03/28/2003 11:23:44 AM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: Diogenesis
Strip poker?

A masked US Marine with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, plays cards at an undisclosed desert base in southern Iraq, Friday, March 28, 2003.

38 posted on 03/28/2003 11:34:04 AM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Diogenesis
Outstanding post.

Thank you!

A lot of us are sharing the images with many non-Freepers.
39 posted on 03/28/2003 11:37:36 AM PST by Radix (It makes a difference!)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for the ping Dio - and a very big thank you for bringing back all of the memories from the many miles of life in the Infantry with this photo:

I'll bet the embedded reporter is whining BIG TIME from having to hump his own crap with these guys. (Or else he's in the HMMV like a little girl with a skinned knee.)

40 posted on 03/28/2003 11:43:49 AM PST by 11B3 (.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
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