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GOTTA SEE THIS- WarEndur.Freedom 4/8/03-Pres.Thunder Run
Various, plus Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 4/8/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 04/07/2003 8:08:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/8/03 - Presidential Thunder Run, Baghdad


BREAKING: Presidential palace - Thunder Run
BREAKING: Baghdad - Sahaf press conference interrupted
BREAKING: South Baghdad - Behind Enemy Lines


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

At the presidential palace. Incoming.


=========== Behind Enemy Lines ===========

At the presidential palace, as US troops advance,
Iraqi soldiers run. Those black figures in the foreground running.along the Tigris River
under supressive fire from coalition tanks are not ants, but terrorists. Local shock and awe.


Terrorist controlled Baghdad..


=========== Presidential Thunder Run ===========

Entering the presidential palace, US forces take a prize from the terrorists.


Later, at the presidential palace.


In Baghdad, at the international --Coalition controlled-- airport.


=========== Behind Enemy Lines ===========

GEEZER ALERT

Utterly insane in Baghdad
Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al Sahaf calls a conference.
The terrorist geezers in control explain to the docile press [at the Palestinian hotel]
that the US is losing. However, this particular piece of BS PR is interrupted by Coalition forces
knocking on the terrorists' door. Duck and cover, Mr. Terrorist.


========= South Baghdad Near Battle lines=========

=========== Behind Enemy Lines ===========

One US tank was taken by what the Iraqis boast is Russian technology.
Much soon-to-be-ephemeral hubris in these terrorists. So much for trusting Putin.



NOTA BENE: COALITION ALERT

Fleeing terrorists dressed in civilian clothes like in Southern Iraq


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

Outside Baghdad, securing the key bridge into Baghdad.


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 4/8/03 .......... K


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DO NOT BUMP IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH HOW THE MEDIA IS REPORTING THIS WAR FOR ENDURING FREEDOM.
1 posted on 04/07/2003 8:08:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...

Saddam's bedroom taken by the greatest military force for good in the history of the universe.

2 posted on 04/07/2003 8:09:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Unbelievable Pictures.

Let Freedom Ring Bump!
3 posted on 04/07/2003 8:11:17 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: Diogenesis
Wow. Great shots of Thunder Run. Continuing thanks....
4 posted on 04/07/2003 8:12:22 AM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: Diogenesis
how long have you been stationed in baghdad? great pictures
5 posted on 04/07/2003 8:13:01 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: Diogenesis
Interestingly, the official line from the dying Iraqi regime is that the images you're showing are all produced in Hollywood using special effects. There are no U.S. forces in Baghdad.
6 posted on 04/07/2003 8:16:25 AM PDT by Illbay (Don't believe every tagline you read - including this one)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks, again, Dio.
7 posted on 04/07/2003 8:17:31 AM PDT by mad puppy (We will be there for as long as it takes...)
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To: Diogenesis
I love that picture of our soldiers relaxing in Saddam's bedroom. Thanks, Dio!
8 posted on 04/07/2003 8:19:55 AM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Diogenesis
That pic just went up as my wallpaper. Thanks
9 posted on 04/07/2003 8:20:35 AM PDT by MattinNJ
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To: Diogenesis
I hope the whole division gets to take showers in the rooms with the golden faucets. It'll make a good story for when they get home.
10 posted on 04/07/2003 8:21:03 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Diogenesis
Looks like it could be a Norman Rockwell painting

thanks again
11 posted on 04/07/2003 8:21:23 AM PDT by just me
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To: Diogenesis
3rd Division at Berchtesgarden.


12 posted on 04/07/2003 8:22:55 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Diogenesis
Fabulous pictures! Thank you so much.....

I am late to work but I can't tear myself away.
13 posted on 04/07/2003 8:24:30 AM PDT by najida (Ignorance is temporary, but stupidity is forever.)
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To: Diogenesis
That soldier can thank his lucky stars he's not in New York. Mike Bloomberg would have him arrested for smoking indoors.
14 posted on 04/07/2003 8:24:31 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Diogenesis
Interrupted by coaltion forces knocking on the door...
Would've loved to have been there for that.
15 posted on 04/07/2003 8:26:50 AM PDT by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: Diogenesis
Oh my! I want to hear they have found the bunkers under these palaces!!! And destroyed what is there!
16 posted on 04/07/2003 8:26:58 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Diogenesis
Beautiful!!! Our fine men look stunning in those chairs. As for this one...


It almost appears like he is staring down the barrel.

17 posted on 04/07/2003 8:27:32 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Diogenesis
That is not Saddam's chair or palace those American infidels are occupying! That is an elaborately decorated death chamber where we are about to interrogate enemy invaders who were captured like crying little girls.

We have broken the morale of these troops and this is obvious. Note the soldier having his last cigarette, realizing his fate. -As reported by Baghdad Bob........

18 posted on 04/07/2003 8:29:31 AM PDT by blackdog (Peace, love, and understanding.....$10 bucks a hit in America.)
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To: Diogenesis
Post # 2 - This photo of one of our heroes having a smoke in the Imperial Chair is priceless. It captures the American audacity, the brashness, the contempt for the sadistic Saddam, the satisfaction after a job well done.

This brave soldier fought a mile for a Camel!

Leni

19 posted on 04/07/2003 8:30:32 AM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: Diogenesis
Amazing work Diogenesis. Can't wait for the Victory Day photo essay. Soon perhaps. Bump!
20 posted on 04/07/2003 8:30:48 AM PDT by paws_and_whiskers
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To: Diogenesis

Do you think the others are wondering how that guy managed to have a cigarette?

21 posted on 04/07/2003 8:30:48 AM PDT by lsee
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To: MediaMole
Smoking indoors? Isn't that against the rules? If this was a NY bar the troops would be arrested.
22 posted on 04/07/2003 8:31:39 AM PDT by shroudie
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To: Diogenesis

Hey Joe, I wonder what the poor people are doing tonight?

I dunno Jack, but I'll tell you this much... They are smiling when they say DAMN YANKEE!

23 posted on 04/07/2003 8:32:01 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: decimon
HAHAHA! I had the same thought!
24 posted on 04/07/2003 8:32:19 AM PDT by BBT
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To: just me
Nussef Ahmed Rockwell, he was Norman's Islamic cousin.

His work adorned the Jihad Evening Post, Seventy Two Virgins Uncovered, Slaterhouse, and Better Tents and Sand.

25 posted on 04/07/2003 8:33:39 AM PDT by blackdog (Peace, love, and understanding.....$10 bucks a hit in America.)
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To: Diogenesis
Iraki Fierce and Bloddy Resistance


26 posted on 04/07/2003 8:34:11 AM PDT by Minty
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To: Diogenesis
Awesome pictures Dio, thanks for the ping. Your photo essay work since 9/11 has been incredible!

I suspect darkness in Baghdad will be the real test of our night-vision capabilities. Pray for our troops and pray for technology!
27 posted on 04/07/2003 8:34:56 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The DNC needs a regime change)
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To: Diogenesis
Way cool! Thanks again for the awesome pics! WHY is it that the only place I see images like these is here at FR?
28 posted on 04/07/2003 8:35:38 AM PDT by Ferret Fawcet
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To: Diogenesis
Ezekiel 25:17

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish, and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and goodwill, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down on thee with great vengence and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers, and you will know my name is The Lord when I lay my vengence upon thee.

29 posted on 04/07/2003 8:38:00 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: Diogenesis
Please keep giving us these pictures!! You are GREAT!!!
30 posted on 04/07/2003 8:38:19 AM PDT by submarinerswife (http://www.lzxray.com/)
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To: Diogenesis

Rock the Casbah! Rock the Casbah!

31 posted on 04/07/2003 8:39:42 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Diogenesis
Nice.
32 posted on 04/07/2003 8:41:39 AM PDT by b4its2late (I know what's best for you.)
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To: Diogenesis

33 posted on 04/07/2003 8:43:19 AM PDT by submarinerswife (http://www.lzxray.com/)
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To: Diogenesis


"He ain't much of host."
"No. We come all this way to visit, and he don't even show up to say 'Hi'."
"Yeh, well, wonder if he minds if I take a shower?"

34 posted on 04/07/2003 8:45:09 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Catspaw
Saddam's bedroom - Ewwww, hope they are still wearing their protective gear.
35 posted on 04/07/2003 8:46:01 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: Diogenesis
BUMP!
36 posted on 04/07/2003 8:48:45 AM PDT by SerpentDove (Each post focus-group tested for maximum wallop.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Wait until you get a load of the bathrooms--gold fixtures, the whole bit.

Let's just hope our troops know what a bidet is, otherwise they're going to get a face full of water :-))

37 posted on 04/07/2003 8:49:06 AM PDT by Catspaw
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DO NOT BUMP IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH HOW THE MEDIA IS REPORTING THIS WAR FOR ENDURING FREEDOM.

Considering that I'm not at all happy with CNN, I'll bump away.

38 posted on 04/07/2003 8:49:42 AM PDT by steveegg (The French have removed 1 leg from the UN; it is now LN (League of Nations).)
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To: TomGuy
This is amazing! I hardly slept last night and the TV stay on because I fell asleep watching it. Couldn't get away from it. Now I see a lot has happened in a couple of hours and I AM IN AWE!

Now guys, anyone getting Fox News cause it went down here. :-(
39 posted on 04/07/2003 8:51:03 AM PDT by Minty
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To: Diogenesis
Shaking out the dust mites.

An unidentified man tears down a poster of Saddam Hussein in Basra Monday April 7, 2003, after the British Desert Rats and Royal Marines launched two waves of attacks Sunday, in their effort to control the city. Troops are reporting 'patchy resistance' from isolated pockets of militia, light fire, and rocket-propelled grenades.

40 posted on 04/07/2003 8:53:43 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Minty
Just wondering, I would love some of the furniture and fixtures, wondering if there will be a salvage operation or even a palace tag/garage sale.
41 posted on 04/07/2003 8:57:12 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: sciencediet
The Thunder Rolls
Written by: - Pat Alger - Garth Brooks

Three thirty in the morning
Not a soul insight
The city's lookin' like a ghost town
On a moonless summer night
Raindrops on the windshield
There's a storm moving in
He's headin' back from somewhere
That he never should have been
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

Every light is burnin'
In a house across town
She's pacin' by the telephone
In her faded flannel gown
Askin' for miracle
Hopin' she's not right
Prayin' it's the weather
That's kept him out all night
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls
And the lightnin' strikes
Another love grows cold
On a sleepless night
As the storm blows on
Out of control
Deep in her heart
The thunder rolls

She's waitin' by the window
When he pulls into the drive
She rushes out to hold him
Thankful he's alive
But on the wind and rain
A strange new perfume blows
And the lightnin' flashes in her eyes
And he knows that she knows
And the thunder rolls
And the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls
And the lightnin' strikes
Another love grows cold
On a sleepless night
As the storm blows on
Out of control
Deep in her heart
The thunder rolls

3rd Verse:
She runs back down the hallway
To the bedroom door
She reaches for the pistol
Kept in the dresser drawer
Tells the lady in the mirror
He won't do this again
Cause tonight will be the last time
She'll wonder where he's been >/i>

42 posted on 04/07/2003 8:57:56 AM PDT by MattGarrett
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To: sciencediet
Gifts from the USA.

A Jordanian man carries a pack labeled 'Gift of the people of the United States of America' from the United States agency for international development US-AID in a suburb of Amman April 7, 2003. Nine 40-feet-containers with woolen blankets, personal hygiene kits, plastic sheets for shelter, water jugs and water containers have been unloaded into an Amman warehouse on Monday, waiting to be deployed either by truck or by plane to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

43 posted on 04/07/2003 8:58:35 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: submarinerswife
I wonder how long it will be before someone starts selling those corny Saddam pictures as souvenirs on Ebay?? They would make great targets !!
44 posted on 04/07/2003 9:02:48 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: MD_Willington_1976
Here's one:

A combat engineer to U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry division stands on a removed portrait of Iraq (news - web sites)'s President Saddam Hussein at Baghdad's International airport as the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry division start to attack a presidential palace and the south eastern parts of Iraq's capital early April 7, 2003. More U.S. forces from the 3rd Infantry division are pushing into Iraq's capital.

45 posted on 04/07/2003 9:04:39 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Diogenesis
BUMP!!!
46 posted on 04/07/2003 9:07:45 AM PDT by ellery
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To: Diogenesis
Terrific pictures!
47 posted on 04/07/2003 9:09:29 AM PDT by manna
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To: Diogenesis
Diogenesis, you are the best. Thanks for all your work!
48 posted on 04/07/2003 9:18:28 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (This tagline has no nutritional value.)
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To: decimon
"That soldier can thank his lucky stars he's not in New York. Mike Bloomberg would have him arrested for smoking indoors."

One-term Mike deserves the Royal treatment, if you know what I mean.

Ya think the Marines could come and liberate us Republicans living in NYC some time?
49 posted on 04/07/2003 9:32:45 AM PDT by Gigantor (It's not what you accomplish, but what you overcome.)
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To: Diogenesis
Great Job Dio!

Between your great threads, Fox News and the good Freepers, we know what is really happening in Iraq.

RIP ABCNNBCBS and the left wing fish wraps like NY Slimes to the LA Slimes and covering all fishwraps from NYC to the left coast.
50 posted on 04/07/2003 9:37:06 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you like a Strong Free Republic, become monthly donor!)
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