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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 4/9/03-Baghdad,Counterattack,Palaces,Basra
DOD, various TV sources, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 4/9/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 04/08/2003 8:00:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/9/03 - Baghdad, Counterattack, 3 palaces taken, Basra, STRIKE VIDEOS


BREAKING: Al Monsour, Baghdad - More shock and awe after humint
BREAKING: Baghdad - captured two al-Samoud 2 missiles
BREAKING: Baghdad - Saddam's airport palace
BREAKING: Baghdad - Saddam's central palace
BREAKING: Counterattack - A-10 Warthog and tanks return fire
BREAKING: Iraqi soldiers in civilian clothes
BREAKING: Iraqis turning on the Ba'aath party
BREAKING: Basra - British heroes take the center
BREAKING: Basra - Ba'ath Party headquarters captured
BREAKING: Basra Presidential palace Captured
BREAKING: Basra - revenge and looting
BREAKING: Basra - Iraqis are FREE


========= Al Monsour, Baghdad =========

INCOMING BASED UPON HUMINT

In Al Monsour, Baghdad, the crater left by last nights shock and awe
focused on decapitating what is left of so-called Iraqi intelligence.


=========== Republican Guard bunker ===========

The Iraqi Republican Guard bunker explodes.


In Baghdad, Marines of the 3rd Battalion clear and capture the Iraqi bunker.



=========== Blix and Annan are Documented Idiots ===========

In Baghdad, Iraq, Marines captured two al-Samoud 2 missiles.
Most Americans now agree that Blix and Annan [and France] should be indicted for War Crimes against the Planet Earth.


========= Baghdad - More on the Saddam's Airport Bedroom =========

In Baghdad, at the airport presidential palace.
The red phone was the late-Saddam's.


========= Baghdad - More on the Presidential Thunder Run =========

In Baghdad, at Saddam's central palace.

Entering the Baghdad Saddam palace.


========= BEHIND ENEMY LINES + COUNTERATTACK =========

========= Terrorist-held Baghdad =========

In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraq's Ba ath party members and militia.


In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraq's Ba ath party members became crazed and fired in the air
from the Al-Rashid hotel to the Palestine Hotel for a counterattack.
The US Military showed up and delivered some mail.


The US Military showed up and delivered some mail. Duck and run, Mr. Terrorist.


For the counterattack the terrorists used snipers hiding behind reporters

An A-10 Warthog visited, dropped flares as it flies, and said hello.


Here the hero has the plane upside down.
The plane was lost, the hero was reportedly retrieved.


More heroes arrive to help and to say hello to the terrorists
holed up in the Palestine hotel and nearby


Captured Iraqis.
Iraqi soldiers in civilian clothes with hidden weapons.


Marine lifts up the arm of an Iraqi soldier in civilian clothes to reveal
his military tattoo. Was he in your local paper today without his military tatoo?


In Baghdad, Iraq, freed by US Marines, Iraqis began attacking and turning on the Ba'aath party.
Looters were everywhere taking back property from Saddam and his henchmen.


Iraq's Most Wanted (and Increasingly Likely Dead)


========= Health of Children courtesy of the Coalition =========

Children in Iraq are vaccinated not because of Saddam, but because of the USA.


STRIKE VIDEOS

The strike on the home of "Chemical" Ali

Strike on the home of "Chemical" Ali - Download mpg file here



M-1A1 tanks sit in defense north of a highway

M-1A1 tanks sit in defense north of a highway - Download mpg file here



Iraqi troops and their vehicle hiding in an orchard are struck

Iraqi troops and their vehicle hiding in an orchard are struck- Download mpg file here



A MiG-21 parked in a revetment is struck

A MiG-21 parked in a revetment is struck - Download mpg file here



A MiG-21 parked in a revetment is struck

A MiG-21 parked in a revetment is struck - Download mpg file here



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

In Basra, British heroes took the center of Basra.


In Basra, Iraq, some cars did not stop at the checkpoint.


In Basra, the Ba'ath Party headquarters - upstairs.


In Basra, the Ba'ath Party headquarters - the torture chamber.


========= Basra Presidential Capture =========

In Basra, Saddam's Basra presidential palace.


In Basra, some loot.


In Basra, looters turn on the Sheraton hotel.


In Basra, looters empty Basra University.


In Basra, British heroes and Coaltion forces have made Basra free.

Signs of tyranny are going fast.


In Basra, Iraqis are now FREE courtesy of the USA and the United Kingdom, and Poland and Australia.


DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH WAITING TO SEE THESE ELSEWHERE

In Basra, Iraqis are FREE.
They are happy and dancing - except where the European and American media
are pushing antiAmerican comments and then taping it - and skipping some of these pics.


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Please spend a few hours today helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom,
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venting, update, correction, observation, or anything else of interest.


END OF TRANSMISSION 4/9/03 .......... K


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BUMP FOR IRAQIS DANCING IN THE STREET
------ STOP BUMPING WHEN FULLY REPORTED BY THE "OLD MEDIA"
1 posted on 04/08/2003 8:00:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...

Freed Iraqis Dancing in the Street

2 posted on 04/08/2003 8:01:05 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: Diogenesis
Wonderful display - thanks
3 posted on 04/08/2003 8:08:38 AM PDT by trebb
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks again for you're photo essays. I look forward to them every day.
4 posted on 04/08/2003 8:13:11 AM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks and a bump
5 posted on 04/08/2003 8:13:54 AM PDT by Fzob (Why does this tag line keep showing up?)
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To: Diogenesis; nutmeg
bump!

Bravo. You've done it again--- we look forward to this every day. Look at the pure joy on the youngsters' faces.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the hours of work you must put into this- love your captions, too
6 posted on 04/08/2003 8:16:51 AM PDT by monafelice (There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.)
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To: Diogenesis
"STOP BUMPING WHEN FULLY REPORTED BY THE "OLD MEDIA"

That'll be a long time, good sir.

Again, what a wonderful array. The poverty in the streets contrasted against the opulence of Saddam's palaces leave me speechless. I hope that the palaces held a bunch of loot such as money and diamonds for liquidation and funding of the rebuild. It will be really interesting to see where Iraq is in 5 years--as long as the maggots and the vultures at the UN are kept at arm's length...

7 posted on 04/08/2003 8:18:36 AM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies.........)
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To: Diogenesis

It's a start. Payback's a bitch.


8 posted on 04/08/2003 8:20:36 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Sua Sponte)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Diogenesis! Great pictures!
9 posted on 04/08/2003 8:24:18 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Diogenesis
Just WOW.
10 posted on 04/08/2003 8:25:35 AM PDT by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Diogenesis
Great as always. Thanks!
11 posted on 04/08/2003 8:25:58 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Diogenesis

Heartfelt Joy

No Hollywood producer
That ever lived
Could ever reproduce such joy

No actor, no matter how fine
Could make their faces shine
Like these girls and boys

Though they've known fear
And darkness for years
For this moment in time
There are no more tears

EV


12 posted on 04/08/2003 8:26:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Diogenesis
Unbelievable!

Freedom Bump!
13 posted on 04/08/2003 8:27:08 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: Diogenesis
You out did yourself today. There is nothing like a still photo to capture the moment...
14 posted on 04/08/2003 8:29:53 AM PDT by tubebender (?)
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To: Diogenesis


Why, that's Bruce Willis!
15 posted on 04/08/2003 8:31:26 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Diogenesis
Mega Ditto Bump!
16 posted on 04/08/2003 8:32:59 AM PDT by Maigrey (Member of the Dose's Jesus Freaks, Purple Aes Sedai , Jack Straw Fan Club, and Gonzo News Service)
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To: Diogenesis
The pic of the Iraqi civilian pushing the wheelbarrow with the blue drum cracked me up. Is this a Saddam wannabe? Getting his first drum of sarin? /sarcasm/
17 posted on 04/08/2003 8:35:30 AM PDT by sparkomatic (I wish I were gullible; then I'd be like everyone else)
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To: Diogenesis; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; dixiechick2000; ...
Excellent job as always, Diogenesis ! Thanks.

DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH WAITING TO SEE THESE ELSEWHERE

In Basra, Iraqis are FREE.
They are happy and dancing - except where the European and American media
are pushing antiAmerican comments and then taping it - and skipping some of these pics.



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

18 posted on 04/08/2003 8:35:57 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Diogenesis
I hope our guys got to take the Mother of All Showers
in Saddam's Palace....

Some Brits finally got a chance to shower [posted in another thread]:



British troops from 2 Platoon 1 Parachute Regiment, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, take a break from patrolling the front line near Basra to cool down and freshen up by means of an improvised shower unit in Iraq
19 posted on 04/08/2003 8:36:06 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nicmarlo
You'd like to see this I bet . . .
20 posted on 04/08/2003 8:36:40 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Saddam! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Diogenesis

And all our guys thought those new camos with the flowers all over them were silly!

21 posted on 04/08/2003 8:37:52 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog (May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.)
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To: Diogenesis
bttt
22 posted on 04/08/2003 8:41:34 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: HairOfTheDog
Glad to see that Saddam had a bidet. But he has no @ss left now.
23 posted on 04/08/2003 8:42:49 AM PDT by PackerBoy
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To: Diogenesis
I like th eimage of themm knocking on the doors with the nose of a vehicle.
"Knock! Knock! Anybody home?"
24 posted on 04/08/2003 8:43:38 AM PDT by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks so much for your efforts. I've been collecting many of these pictures myself, because you're right, "Old Media" won't show 'em or report the stories they depict, and I always want to be able to show others what really happened.


25 posted on 04/08/2003 8:43:57 AM PDT by Kryptonite (Free Miguel)
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To: Diogenesis
DANCING IN THE STREET Bump!
26 posted on 04/08/2003 8:44:25 AM PDT by shezza
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To: Diogenesis
Post #2 says it all.

Dio, thanks - you're the best.

27 posted on 04/08/2003 8:44:52 AM PDT by daniel boob (Give peace a chance? We did. We got 9-11.)
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To: Diogenesis

There's an awful lot of steel beam and re-bar in this two story cinderblock building. Building codes must be real strict in this part of Baghdad. [/sarcasm]

28 posted on 04/08/2003 8:47:01 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: MeeknMing
You're right. That's a great picture that I haven't seen in the media. lol All I've got to say is that journalists were warned about Baghdad. They are collateral damage and if it's true that the Palestine Hotel is where the regime ordered journalists to stay, they were without their permission or knowledge, JOURNALISTIC HUMAN SHIELDS.

Instead of the rejoicing and pictures of the American Flag waving in Iraq, this is the story that is on today. Pentagon Briefing's at 1:30 pm est. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE PRESS WILL BE ASKING ABOUT? Will Al-Jazeera tv stand up and do what they've been doing all along - ie. accusations in the form of a question (like Helen Thomas)?

29 posted on 04/08/2003 8:49:06 AM PDT by floriduh voter ("Pound that Rock" John Gruden, Super Bowl Night 2003)
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To: MeeknMing
Great Picture...I think I'd need a box of tissues if I was a Marine seeing all these people so happy to finally be FREE.
30 posted on 04/08/2003 8:49:07 AM PDT by cherry_bomb88 (Are you on the right side of the wrong issue or on the wrong side of the right issue???)
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To: Diogenesis
I still say,those al samouds look like one of Madonna's bras.
31 posted on 04/08/2003 8:50:19 AM PDT by seams2me
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To: EternalVigilance
If you look closely at the picture you posted with your poem,the little boy in the green sweatpants seems to be sending a message to the Liberal media and the hollywood wierdos.....
32 posted on 04/08/2003 8:52:37 AM PDT by oust the louse
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To: oust the louse
LOL...
33 posted on 04/08/2003 8:55:34 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Waywardson
Ping!
34 posted on 04/08/2003 8:56:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: TomGuy
Excellent and heart stirring scenes as always.

TomGuy, that needs a "Hullo, Mum".

35 posted on 04/08/2003 9:03:23 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn
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To: Diogenesis
You did an outstanding job today. Just terrific.


I wonder what kinds of interesting tidbits were found in this. (nice job of safe cracking BTW)


36 posted on 04/08/2003 9:10:57 AM PDT by DeSoto
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To: EternalVigilance
I can't help but think those Iraqi women and children (in the pic with their arms in the air) are doing the wave....
37 posted on 04/08/2003 9:11:31 AM PDT by Fudd
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To: Diogenesis
More heroes:

Working for the U.S. Marines 24th Expeditionary Unit as an interpreter, Khuder Al-Emeri, 43, is hugged by his sister Suhila after being reunited with local villagers after 12 years, Monday, April 7, 2003, in Qal'at Sukkar, 100 kms. north of Nasariyah, Iraq. Khuder led an uprising in his village during the last gulf war and fled to the United States in fear of reprisal from Saddam Hussein's regime. He now returns in hopes of rebuilding his village.

38 posted on 04/08/2003 9:14:44 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: TomGuy
Some Brits finally got a chance to shower [posted in another thread]:

Looks like a "circle-jerk" to me.. only the British :)

39 posted on 04/08/2003 9:17:26 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Diogenesis
Correct mpg link:

Iraqi troops and their vehicle hiding in an orchard are struck

Iraqi troops and their vehicle hiding in an orchard are struck- Download mpg file here

Thanks as always, Dio.

40 posted on 04/08/2003 9:17:59 AM PDT by coloradan
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To: TomGuy
What a muscular ass!



An Iraqi man pushes furniture with a donkey cart after looting houses in the center of Basra, southern Iraq, Monday April 7, 2003.

41 posted on 04/08/2003 9:19:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: coloradan
Maybe that's the MiG 21 in a revetment, come to think of it.
42 posted on 04/08/2003 9:22:36 AM PDT by coloradan
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To: Paradox
speaking of which--here's the "Clinton room" in Saddam's palace:


43 posted on 04/08/2003 9:37:55 AM PDT by freelight
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To: TomGuy
hmmmm. This photo would say the war is over.
44 posted on 04/08/2003 9:39:36 AM PDT by swheats
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks for everything Dio - "you A number 1!".
45 posted on 04/08/2003 9:40:36 AM PDT by 11B3 (.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
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To: Diogenesis
"OLD MEDIA"

LOL! I love it!

Absolutely beautiful photo essay! Thanks!

46 posted on 04/08/2003 9:47:57 AM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: Diogenesis; LindaSOG

Pfc. Todd Shaw cares for a puppy that local children threw over a wall into the 3rd Battalion, 2nd
Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)’s temporary headquarters compound inside
Karbala, Iraq on Monday.


48 posted on 04/08/2003 9:56:47 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: Diogenesis
Great job as always, Dio. Thanks for all your work!!!
49 posted on 04/08/2003 9:58:15 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (This tagline has no nutritional value.)
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To: LindaSOG
BTTT!!!!!!
50 posted on 04/08/2003 10:07:06 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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