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Fire, Blasts Rock U.S. Ammo Depot in Baghdad
Fox News ^ | 10-10-06 | Fox News

Posted on 10/10/2006 2:45:47 PM PDT by windchime

A fire broke out at an ammunition depot at a U.S. base in southeast Baghdad on Tuesday night, setting off a series of explosions, the U.S. military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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KEYWORDS: baghdad; goodnewsfordemocrats; iraq; terroristallies
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Reporting on Fox now. 10:40 pm local time (Baghdad) All forces and workers were evacuated according to Pentagon reporter, Mike Emmanuel.
1 posted on 10/10/2006 2:45:47 PM PDT by windchime
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To: windchime; Howlin; onyx

They have live video of it now


2 posted on 10/10/2006 2:47:27 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: windchime

This looks bad.


3 posted on 10/10/2006 2:48:06 PM PDT by Musket
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To: windchime

A army standing still is a disaster waiting to happen. Conservatives more than anyone used to understand this.


4 posted on 10/10/2006 2:48:10 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Mo1

Watching it too...Man...Prayers for our troops!


5 posted on 10/10/2006 2:48:15 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: windchime
alot of ammo explosions going off
6 posted on 10/10/2006 2:48:50 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: windchime

OMG! Prayers for our troops safety!


7 posted on 10/10/2006 2:49:13 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: windchime

Holy cow those are some big ones going off.


8 posted on 10/10/2006 2:49:18 PM PDT by BladeLWS
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To: Mo1

Seeing it here, too. Is this on one of our bases?


9 posted on 10/10/2006 2:49:25 PM PDT by Timeout (I hate MediaCrats! ......and trial lawyers.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

troops been evac'ed


10 posted on 10/10/2006 2:49:49 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: Mo1

Damn.

Prayers.


11 posted on 10/10/2006 2:50:10 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: penelopesire

FNC reporting no injuries; all folks were evacuated. But WOW, look at those explosions.


12 posted on 10/10/2006 2:50:14 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: windchime

Repeating this:

"All forces and workers were evacuated according to Pentagon reporter, Mike Emmanuel."

Saying again now, "No reports of casualties".


13 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:18 PM PDT by windchime (I consider the left one of the fronts on the WOT.)
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To: penelopesire
sending prayers too

FNC is reporting the area has been evacuated ... no reports of casualties .. not sure was cause it
14 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:23 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: SE Mom

Been going on for 3 hours now...sheesh- helluva blaze for something going for that long..


15 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:24 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: windchime
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16 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Mo1

This is unbelieveable..1:50 in the morning over there...sounds like sabotage and terrorist related!


17 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:28 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: mystery-ak

Oh boy.

Whose ammo? If ours, good thing its a new fiscal year.


18 posted on 10/10/2006 2:51:32 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: CheneyChick

good thing its a new fiscal year.



LOL......hey we get a 3.1% raise in Jan....


19 posted on 10/10/2006 2:52:36 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: samadams2000

Are you suggesting that the United States should not maintain an army? Sounds like a Clintonista position.


20 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:00 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: mystery-ak

Thank God!


21 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:03 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry ( The kinder we are to terrorists, the harsher we are to their potential victims.)
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To: windchime
CNN was reporting that it was where the military stored confiscated ammo including IEDs but FOX is reporting it is actual US military munitions.
22 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: SE Mom

I sure hope we have more ammo on the way and stored in other places. This is nerve racking.


23 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:14 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Allegra

You okay, FRiend?


24 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: SE Mom

My thoughts too. I hope this was an accident.

Prayers.


25 posted on 10/10/2006 2:53:40 PM PDT by newconhere (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. zap)
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To: mystery-ak

You all have earned it, and then some!

Prayers are with your son, as always.


26 posted on 10/10/2006 2:54:13 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: mystery-ak
FNC reporting it's near Camp Vulcan .. no civilian buildings are next to it
27 posted on 10/10/2006 2:54:20 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: tobyhill

Maybe it is the dems trying to destroy the WMDS that we have found.....lol


28 posted on 10/10/2006 2:54:27 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: windchime

Looks bad, some huge explosions. Prayers for our troops.


29 posted on 10/10/2006 2:54:32 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Vicki

what a mess. when are we going to get serious about this war?


30 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:03 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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To: tobyhill

Massive area, both munitions are stored there...


31 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:07 PM PDT by Capn TrVth
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To: Laverne

To add to the fun going on at FOB Falcon, the IZ has taken more incoming IDF rounds tonight than it has since I arrived in February. Are the bad guys coordinating better???


32 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:24 PM PDT by BroncosFan ("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
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To: windchime

Pray for our heroes. And the innocent people in Iraq.


33 posted on 10/10/2006 2:55:35 PM PDT by OldFriend (Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? President Karzai 9/26/06)
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To: Mo1
Camp Vulcan

It's Falcon. That British guy just talks funny.

34 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:18 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: CheneyChick

LOL .. thanks


35 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:56 PM PDT by Mo1 (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: Capn TrVth

So they're both right.


36 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:56 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Mo1

It's Falcon....Mike says


37 posted on 10/10/2006 2:56:58 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: mystery-ak

did a terrorist rocket or mortar hit it? maybe sabotage?


38 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:19 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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To: Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; pax_et_bonum; Eaker; humblegunner

Hope yer safe gal! Prolly just ruining yer sleep time.


39 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:27 PM PDT by NYTexan (NY voters are stuck on stupid!)
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To: Mo1

Here is the text from Fox:

"BAGHDAD, Iraq — A fire broke out at an ammunition depot at a U.S. base in southeast Baghdad on Tuesday night, setting off a series of explosions, the U.S. military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, said Lt. Col, Christopher C. Garver, a military spokesman.

Blasts from the ammunition in the depot at Forward Operating Base Falcoln went off for at least a half hour and were felt several miles away. Helicopters were seen flying over the area.

Authorities are "trying to determine the cause or any threat to the population," Garver said, adding that there were no immediate reports of casualties."


40 posted on 10/10/2006 2:57:53 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: BroncosFan

God Bless. Hope not?


41 posted on 10/10/2006 2:58:15 PM PDT by newconhere (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. zap)
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To: petertare

Baghad has been under attack all day...wouldn't surprise me if it was a missle...


42 posted on 10/10/2006 2:58:18 PM PDT by mystery-ak (My Son, My Soldier, My Hero........God Speed Jonathan......)
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To: penelopesire

Man oh MAN..I hope this isn't OUR ammo...


43 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:00 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Mo1

My ears have been ringing since the ammo dump at Danang blew during the first night of TET 1968. One week ago today, VA finally got me hearing aids. Yesterday for the first time since that ammo dump blew up I heard a bird sing. Heard more while at the VA hospital in L.A. today.


44 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:15 PM PDT by stumpy
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To: mystery-ak

they have been saying that rockets have been flying over the FOB.


45 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:30 PM PDT by petertare (!)
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To: windchime
MSNBC reporter Richard Engel is saying a local militia group is taking credit for the 'attack'.

US Military has not confirmed above information.

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46 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: samadams2000

"A army standing still is a disaster waiting to happen. Conservatives more than anyone used to understand this."

So important, it bears repeating . . .


47 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:51 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: mystery-ak

More than normal?


48 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:54 PM PDT by newconhere (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. zap)
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To: pleikumud

No just venting that weve fought this thing with one hand behind our backs, in a pc fashion and appear to be no better off than we were the first month of occupation. By no means am I anti war. I want full scale scare the shi-ite out of them war campaigns that leave marks.


49 posted on 10/10/2006 2:59:59 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Allegra

You ok? Keep us posted...prayers to you all.


50 posted on 10/10/2006 3:00:09 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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