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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 4/12/03-Mosul,Khaneqin,Arbil,Halabja,Dohuk
DOD, Abu Dhabi TV, FReepers, Yahoo, AP, Reuters, and the usual suspects | 4/12/03 | The Armies of the very Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 04/11/2003 8:24:40 AM PDT by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/12/03 - Mosul, Jabal Maqlub, Ghazel, Khaneqin, Arbil,
Kalak, Kifry, Hadithah dam, Shamamer, Halabja,
Chamchamal, Kirkuk, Altun Kupri, Tuz Khurmatu, Dohuk

BREAKING: Mosul - Iraqis surrender
BREAKING: Jabal Maqlub - SF special contributions
BREAKING: Ghazel - Bridge destroyed by Iraqis, but captured
BREAKING: Khaneqin - liberated from Saddam
BREAKING: Arbil - freedom with the help of the USA
BREAKING: Arbil - More Iraqi atropine injectors captured
BREAKING: Kalak - freedom after airstrikes
BREAKING: Kifry - freedom after Iraqi rockets
BREAKING: Hadithah dam - champion US Special Forces secured it
BREAKING: Shamamer - freedom
BREAKING: Halabja - freedom by US SF and local Kurds who savaged Iraqi al Qaeda
BREAKING: Chamchamal - More Iraqi chemical protection kits
BREAKING: Kirkuk - almost bloodless rout
BREAKING: Altun Kupri - children cheer US soldiers
BREAKING: Tuz Khurmatu - freed children by the USA
BREAKING: Dohuk - removed Iraqi mines
BREAKING: Dohuk - freedom thanks to the USA and America's brave allies



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

In Mosul, Iraqis surrender.


In Mosul, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters inspect the wreckage
after the US airstrike on what was once the Iraqi enemy.


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

In Mosul, at the local bank, redistribution of income? return of stolen assets? looting?


In Mosul, the provincial government headquarters.


In Mosul, Peshmerga fighters take POW Iraqi soldiers.


Near Jabal Maqlub, a strategic mountain and once-Iraqi military base 12 klicks east of Mosul.


Somewhere around Baghdad and the North, a US SF hero calls in an emerging target.
Generally unsung champions are freedom, SF are 110% all-American hero fighters.


========= Ghazel =========

In Ghazel, ~30 kms east of Mosul, Peshmerga take
a bridge destroyed by Iraqis before they fled in retreat.


========= Khaneqin =========

In Khaneqin, northern Iraq, liberated from Saddam.


========= Faida =========

In Faida, northern Iraq.


========= Arbil =========

In Arbil, freedom for Kurds with the help of the USA.


Kurdish fighters sit on anti-aircraft guns seized from Iraqis.


BINGO : IRAQI RETREAT AND EVIDENCE OF WMD

Kurd Peshmerga holds another discovered atropine injector left by retreating Iraqis.
Atropine is a drug used in combating the effects of some chemical or biological agents.
[See "The Rock".]


========= Kalar =========

In Kalar, ~165 klicks northeast of Baghdad, the Iraqi Communist Party
is featured by mural at the party's headquarters.


========= Kalak =========

In Kalak, ~40 kilometers from Mosul, on what was the front line of battle
with the Kurd Peshmerga fighters. The remnants of Iraqis retreated.
Equipment captured is taken back home by motorcycle.


========= Kifry =========

In Kifry, ~110 klicks from Baghdad, southeast of Kirkuk, Kurdis watch
coalition planes bombing Iraqi troops.


In Kifry, one of many Kurd homes damaged by Iraqi rockets.
[ Did you hear about Iraqi rockets in your media? ]


========= Hadithah =========

At Hadithah dam, northwest of Baghdad, these champion US Special Forces captured and secured it.
No flooding in this war (unlike so many wars previously in Iraqi history)


========= Shamamer =========

In Shamamer, Iraq, Kurd Peshmerga fighters
pose next to an Iraqi anti-aircraft gun seized from an abandoned checkpoint.


========= Halabja =========

In Halabja, ~238 miles northeast of Baghdad, Kurds are finally free of
Saddam and his WMD which odiously murdered so many many innocent thousands of them.


In Halabja,today, there is a new sheriff in town. This is a FREE Halabja.
US SF and the local Kurds severely crippled or destroyed the local Iraqi al Qaeda
called Ansar al-Islam, which was located in northern Iraq.
Three cheers for paladins of freedom who came from the USA to free so many.


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

BINGO :

In Chamchamal, another captured Iraqi chemical protection kit.


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

In Perdeh, near Kirkuk, with the Iraqi POWs.
They are better off than under Saddam.


In Kirkuk, Kurd heroes and Coalition forces scored their biggest success of the Iraq war
by capturing the key northern oil city of Kirkuk in a rout.

The battle:


The freedom:


In Altun Kupri, ~20 klicks northeast of Kirkuk, children cheer the vlaiant US soldiers
who freed them from the tyrant Saddam.


In Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk, freed children,
liberated by the USA.


========= Dohuk =========

FLASHBACK - Near Dohuk

The US military arrives.


NOW:

In Dohuk, heroes remove Iraqi mines planted by the evil Saddam.


In Dohuk, Iraqi POWs taken.


In Dohuk, freedom for so many courtesy of Pres. Bush and America's brave and valiant allies.


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AMERICA - THERE IS NO OTHER COUNTRY LIKE IT IN THE UNIVERSE

1 posted on 04/11/2003 8:24:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...

BUMP FOR AMERICA, FOR TRUTH, AND INFINITE JUSTICE

2 posted on 04/11/2003 8:25:16 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.)
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To: All
God Bless America!
God Bless This Man!
Some of us VRWC volunteers think freedom is worth fighting for.


Please join us.

Or mail checks to
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3 posted on 04/11/2003 8:26:01 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Diogenesis
bump
4 posted on 04/11/2003 8:29:53 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Now, let's goto the screen writer.....)
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To: Diogenesis
"Bay Bay Saddam" LOL. You bet!
5 posted on 04/11/2003 8:37:07 AM PDT by Bahbah (Pray for our Troops)
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To: Diogenesis
Heard someone comment about the supposed "Special Republican Guard"
"Special? Oh yeah they're special alright. Special Olympics."

Maybe my local neighbors are starting to come around?
6 posted on 04/11/2003 8:39:00 AM PDT by Darksheare (Nox aeternus en pax.)
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To: Diogenesis
Incredible pix, Dio. It's hard to express what I feel right now. Thanks, again.
7 posted on 04/11/2003 8:42:47 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Diogenesis
I pray for a new and better life for all and always pray that GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!Thanks for the pics!
8 posted on 04/11/2003 8:43:10 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Diogenesis
Another AWESOME JOB!!!!!
9 posted on 04/11/2003 8:43:55 AM PDT by melodie (santa..i have been a good girl this year...all i really, really want for xmas, is a spec. ops. guy.)
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To: Diogenesis
Thanks Dio. Once again, a job well done. You did good too.
10 posted on 04/11/2003 8:44:10 AM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: Diogenesis
Hey shiney face nancy, explain to these people why you're whining about how much money it cost to make them this happy.

She is such a POS.

11 posted on 04/11/2003 8:45:49 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Diogenesis
Awesome.
12 posted on 04/11/2003 8:46:13 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Diogenesis
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Isaiah 58:6


13 posted on 04/11/2003 8:46:38 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: Diogenesis
What a finish to the week D. May you and yours have a wonderful weekend....
14 posted on 04/11/2003 8:47:05 AM PDT by eureka! (Bless our Troops and Allies and the freed Iraqis and DAMN CNN TO HELL........)
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To: Diogenesis
Way cool pictures!
15 posted on 04/11/2003 8:51:17 AM PDT by manna
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To: Support Free Republic
Hey that pic looks familiar.
16 posted on 04/11/2003 8:52:17 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: All
Please Thank someone in the military for ensuring our Freedom.
Take a moment and Thank a Service Man or Woman.
Just Click on the graphics to SEND a message to someone in the military.


17 posted on 04/11/2003 8:57:00 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Diogenesis
When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Proverbs 11:10


18 posted on 04/11/2003 8:57:56 AM PDT by DrewsDad
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To: All
Freedom bump!
19 posted on 04/11/2003 8:58:56 AM PDT by paws_and_whiskers
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To: chiefqc
It's not as pathetic as Rep. Xavier Becerra who said Iraq would get freedom "sooner or later." Tell the toddlers in Iraqi prisons that Democrats wanted them liberated later rather than sooner.

Bah.
20 posted on 04/11/2003 9:06:32 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: chiefqc
Nancy Pelosi believes in dictatorship. She wants you and me to live under one too -- one with her at the top of the heap.
21 posted on 04/11/2003 9:21:22 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Diogenesis
I don't know how much more joy I (and many others) can handle here! Let me echo the words of many many Iraqis: Thank you Mr. Bush!

Let me add as well: Thanks to the Heroes of the Liberation! Simply thanks Dio!

22 posted on 04/11/2003 9:25:18 AM PDT by eleni121
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To: Diogenesis
Dealer calls aces high:

U.S. Brigadier General Vincent Brooks holds up a pack of playing cards with pictures on each of Iraqis most wanted by the U.S., April 11, 2003. The deck will be issued to troops to help them remember the faces of personalities they can 'pursue, capture or kill.'

23 posted on 04/11/2003 9:27:37 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Diogenesis
Bay Bay Sadam, That's close enough. Thanks for the pictures.
24 posted on 04/11/2003 9:28:47 AM PDT by blam
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To: sciencediet

A portrait of Imam Hussein, the inspiration behind Shi'ite Islam, hangs for the first time in decades in the Kazimain district of Baghdad April 11, 2004. During the more than 20-year rule of Saddam Hussein, hanging a picture other than the Iraqi leader in public was forbidden.

25 posted on 04/11/2003 9:34:15 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
Nancy Pelosi believes in dictatorship. She wants you and me to live under one too -- one with her at the top of the heap.

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

-- C.S. Lewis

26 posted on 04/11/2003 9:43:52 AM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
You got that right! She and her democrat underdogs.
27 posted on 04/11/2003 9:45:59 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD is still in control!)
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To: sciencediet

Looks like there's 52 jokers in that deck.

28 posted on 04/11/2003 9:46:13 AM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: Diogenesis
Looks like another compliment to our troops on the yellow sign, "P.D.K"........

PRETTY DAMN KWIK!

Bay, bay for now.....

Leni

29 posted on 04/11/2003 10:24:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal (THIS JUST IN ! Astonishing fare reduction for FReeps Ahoy Cruise! Check it out, pronto!)
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To: sciencediet
What I want to know are those that convienently escaped Yemen for the Cole bombing in that deck of cards? Where do we buy them? ;)
30 posted on 04/11/2003 10:41:08 AM PDT by JustPiper (Anti-War Protestors Are The Terrorist's Bodyguard!!!)
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To: Diogenesis
Freedom Bump!
31 posted on 04/11/2003 10:48:32 AM PDT by ThomasMore
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To: P8riot
Let's hope we trump those jokers!
32 posted on 04/11/2003 11:09:05 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: JustPiper
I was kind of wondering, too, wondering if the Yemen escapees managed to break out because they weren't on that deck of cards.
33 posted on 04/11/2003 11:11:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Diogenesis
You're thread just gets better and better! :-)
34 posted on 04/11/2003 11:46:17 AM PDT by mamaduck
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To: Diogenesis

Wow! Check out the equipment on these guys. They look straight out of the movie Aliens! Are those video cameras on their helmets? Sweet!

35 posted on 04/11/2003 12:05:39 PM PDT by Paradox
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To: Diogenesis

HOMELAND DEFENSE: Threat Level: "HIGH"

PRAYER IS POWERFUL. PLEASE PRAY NOW! Amen. Today's Bible Message:
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36 posted on 04/11/2003 12:26:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Bahbah
"Bay Bay Saddam"

My favorite picture. Sentiments communicated.
37 posted on 04/11/2003 1:02:43 PM PDT by jwh_Denver
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To: Diogenesis
Great pics! This is great, and I'm not about to critique the spelling on the "Bay bay Saddam" poster. With Saddam as a leader, it's amazing the kid can spell anything, right or wrong.
38 posted on 04/11/2003 3:00:12 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Diogenesis

I love this picture of the guy getting his hair parted by a machine gun. Do you suppose this got his attention?

39 posted on 04/11/2003 3:15:33 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Diogenesis
BUMP FOR AMERICA, FOR TRUTH, AND INFINITE JUSTICE
THANKS Diogenesis
40 posted on 04/11/2003 4:23:17 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (<><)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
totalbump
41 posted on 04/11/2003 5:18:43 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: Diogenesis
What a wonderful bunch of pictures Diogenesis. We would never get to see any of these scenes if not for you.

Have I ever told you you're a hero?

42 posted on 04/11/2003 5:34:27 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Paradox
Right - looks like some terrific equipment. Finally, your tax dollars put to good use!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
43 posted on 04/11/2003 5:40:04 PM PDT by CarmelValleyite
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To: Diogenesis

Over 50% of Iraqis are under the age of 20


U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Chris Hughes shares some time with an Iraqi girl while U.S. Marines distribute food and water to Iraqi citizens.


Iraqi children, one holding a white flag, smile at passing by journalists on the main highway leading to Baghdad from the western border with Jordan, in the outskirts of Baghdad on Friday April 11, 2003.


Spc. Donald Dennis from Task Force 2-69 Armor, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Benning Georgia, waves at children running beside his M1A1 Abrams tank in Baghdad on Friday, April 11, 2003.


United States Marines Lance Cpl. Josh Carbajal takes a sip of some tea offered to him by Iraqi civilians while setting up a defensive perimeter during a patrol of a neighborhood in Baghdad Friday, April 11, 2003.


An Iraqi boy offers some water to a United States Marine of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, while he was out on patrol Friday, April 11, 2003 in a neighborhood near central Baghdad.


United States Marines of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines sign their autographs for some Iraqi children who approached them while on patrol through a neighborhood of Baghdad Friday, April 11, 2003.


Tank Commander Staff Sgt. Terry Brake from Somerset, KY., listens patiently as college student Sama Samira, 21, says that U.S. troops have hurt Iraq by invading it and creating chaos in the streets. She said she supported Saddam Hussein and refused to accept that his government had been toppled.


Sgt. Javier Vila, from Miami, FLa., right, and fellow soldiers cry as they pay their respects at a memorial service for Cpl. Henry Brown in Baghdad Friday, April 11, 2003.


Gen. Tommy Franks talks with Sgt. Lucas Goddard and Sgt. James Ward of the 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, before giving them Bronze Stars for valor in combat. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Hutcheson

44 posted on 04/11/2003 5:43:16 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Diogenesis
Geees....I can never look at your threads without tearing up..... Wonderful job!
45 posted on 04/11/2003 5:50:35 PM PDT by BossLady (CHOOOO...CHOOOOOO.......CNN is on the HELL EXPRESS.............)
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To: BossLady; Diogenesis
Geees....I can never look at your threads without tearing up..... Wonderful job!

Amen to that. Words cannot express my pride when I see these pictures. And thanks to you, Diogenesis, who makes this all possible through his hard and diligent work.

46 posted on 04/11/2003 6:06:54 PM PDT by gramho12 (God bless our troops)
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To: Paradox
These guys do have some serious equipment. I like the helmet-cam!
47 posted on 04/11/2003 6:09:22 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you again. I have share so many of your pictures with others. You are doing a wonderful thing...
48 posted on 04/11/2003 7:14:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Prayers for all)
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To: Spruce

Why do college students think they can lecture anyone on anything?

I'll bet if he grabbed her and gave her a wet one right on the lips it'd shut her up. It worked for me in Athens once.

49 posted on 04/11/2003 7:16:58 PM PDT by P8riot (Stupid is forever. Ignorance can be fixed.)
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To: Diogenesis
bttt
50 posted on 04/11/2003 7:22:54 PM PDT by firewalk
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