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Major operation under way in Sunni insurgent base in Baghdad (B-1s over Baghdad)
Zee News ^ | February 15 2007

Posted on 02/15/2007 7:21:04 AM PST by jmc1969

Thunderous booms were heard across Baghdad as US and Iraqi forces launched a major operation in a Sunni insurgent-infested neighborhood on Thursday, a spokesman said.

Iraqi Army Brig. Qassim Moussawi, spokesman for the Iraqi commander of the Baghdad security plan, said a joint US-Iraqi force had moved into the southern neighborhood of Dora.

The statement came a day after thousands of US troops swept house-to-house through mostly Shiite areas near a militia stronghold in northeastern Baghdad in the opening phase of the long-awaited Baghdad security crackdown.

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According to Omar at ITM the US is sending B-1s over Baghdad for the first time in four years.

I wish we had a commander in Iraq and a SoD two years ago that instead of thinking we could slide out of Iraq after training X number of Iraqi troops instead wanted to kick ass and win.

1 posted on 02/15/2007 7:21:06 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: Dog Gone

Omar has pictures of the B-1 bombers

http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/


2 posted on 02/15/2007 7:21:41 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Mookie was wise to bug out.


3 posted on 02/15/2007 7:21:43 AM PST by AU72
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To: jmc1969

Send the B-52's and carpet bomb them.


4 posted on 02/15/2007 7:23:22 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: AU72

When I was a young lad in the USAF, I worked on the defensive testing for the B-1b at Edwards.
I can tell you, when it flys over your head at .95 mach at 500 ft off the ground, its really impressive. You don't hear it till its right on top of you.


5 posted on 02/15/2007 7:24:29 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: jmc1969

Lets roll!


6 posted on 02/15/2007 7:24:36 AM PST by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: Holicheese
I can tell you, when it flys over your head at .95 mach at 500 ft off the ground, its really impressive.

Lot of soiled sheets in the Sunni neighborhoods today.

7 posted on 02/15/2007 7:27:16 AM PST by AU72
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To: AU72

Oh yea, We were on the dry lake bed with our truck full of gear and I was on the roof looking for the plane. I knew it was coming but I had to locate it. It came out of no where and roared (I mean ROARED) over my head. I thought it would hit me it looke dthat low. I almost soiled my BDUs.
I can only imagine what Al Sadr must be thinking.


8 posted on 02/15/2007 7:31:39 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Dog; Coop; AdmSmith; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Boot Hill; Straight Vermonter; Calpernia; Deetes; ...

Looky here . . .


9 posted on 02/15/2007 7:32:01 AM PST by Cap Huff
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To: Holicheese
"You don't hear it till its right on top of you.

Elsewhere, it's being reported that blind people are having the same problem with the Toyota Prius.

10 posted on 02/15/2007 7:33:18 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: jmc1969

Dear God, be with each and every soldier defending this nation and other nations looking for freedom. Give each, supernatural insight and discernment. Give them life saving miracles. Encourage and strengthen them in hard times. Father, we look up to heaven and ask You to hear us; You fight this war; You give us victory. We humbly ask for favor, for victory, Amen


11 posted on 02/15/2007 7:33:58 AM PST by Linda Sandoval
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To: jmc1969

Is Anna Nicole's baby and/or body there? If not, we won't see much about it on Fox...

;)


12 posted on 02/15/2007 7:35:18 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Everytime I see a Prius, I think it looks like a toy car.
They always have a Think Globally Act Locally bumpersticker on it.


13 posted on 02/15/2007 7:35:25 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: jmc1969; Cap Huff

King David is playing to win..


14 posted on 02/15/2007 7:36:01 AM PST by Dog
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To: jmc1969

(B-1s over Baghdad)

Is this the sequel to Bullets Over Broadway?


15 posted on 02/15/2007 7:36:57 AM PST by TheRobb7 (Border security is NOT Racism...it's PATRIOTISM.)
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To: jmc1969

And there was a lot of air action yeaterday, bombing IED planters, in Baghdad, which was considered too rough in the old Rules of Engagement. There were at least 3 such attacks yesterday.


16 posted on 02/15/2007 7:38:41 AM PST by cookcounty (Regarding the Democrat Iraq Plan: "Is that a blank sheet of paper or a white flag in your pocket?")
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To: Holicheese
I can tell you, when it flys over your head at .95 mach at 500 ft off the ground, its really impressive.

When it flys over SE Tennessee at Mach 1+ the shock wave knocks stuff off the walls of my hangar......

17 posted on 02/15/2007 7:38:48 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Holicheese

looke dthat low

have you read albabys book on spelling


18 posted on 02/15/2007 7:39:23 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Thermalseeker

We had a big old cement bunker up on "Rocket Ridge" which overlooks the flightline and the dry lake bed. They used to test roickets engines up there.
When the planes would break mach 1, the walls of the bunker would visably flex. The first dozen times that it happened, it scared the bejezzes out of me. After that, I never even noticed it.


19 posted on 02/15/2007 7:41:50 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: al baby

ROFL!


20 posted on 02/15/2007 7:42:05 AM PST by Dog
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To: jmc1969
B-1 over Manhattan several years ago.


21 posted on 02/15/2007 7:42:31 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: jws3sticks

nope thats a b2


22 posted on 02/15/2007 7:44:20 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: jmc1969

Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Go get 'em, boys!


23 posted on 02/15/2007 7:44:26 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: al baby

your right


24 posted on 02/15/2007 7:44:52 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: jws3sticks

Thats a B-2 silly person.
I love that guy, he really gets around!


25 posted on 02/15/2007 7:44:55 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ouch !


26 posted on 02/15/2007 7:45:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: TheRobb7

Its the 4th play by neil Simon.
You are correct.
Coming to a theater near you!


27 posted on 02/15/2007 7:46:10 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese
About 1980 I was fishing in Western Wyoming. It was very quite. My little voice told me something was about to happen so I reeled my line and went over to a tree where my rifle was. I started to hear this low rumble and feel a shaking in my gut. It got louder and I thought it was a very large earthquake, about that time a B-52 went over the top of me literally at 100 feet. I could see the rivet heads. Right behind him was an F-15 with the burners going. The F-15 popped up in vertical climb topped out at about 5,000 feet rolled over and dove on the BUFF. At that point I lost sight of them because they went over a hill. Didn't think a BUFF would bank at that speed that close to the ground. I about messed my pants also. Later, in some little town I stopped to have a beer and asked the bartender what was going on. He said they BUFFs were a regular fixture in that area and they did that all the time.

Would love to see a Bone do the same thing. I am jealous of your experience.

28 posted on 02/15/2007 7:47:08 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (So many geeks, so few circuses.)
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To: al baby

Sorry if I typed a little to fast and missed thatone!!


29 posted on 02/15/2007 7:47:12 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese

He is the real father of Anna Nicole Smiths baby . you know


30 posted on 02/15/2007 7:49:54 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Saw alot of cool stuff at Edwards.
We had a stealth fighter crash before the stealth fighter existed. They only flew at night. We were told they were A-7s. They cleaned up all the wreckage or so they thought. A week later, a boy scout troop came up to one of the gates with a big chunk of chard honeycomb wing.

One of the coolest was a SR-71 taking off at night. The flame out of the engine was amazing.


31 posted on 02/15/2007 7:52:03 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese
When the planes would break mach 1, the walls of the bunker would visably flex.

We're under a supersonic corridor here in SE Tennessee. For several years they were testing the YF-22 up here. There for a while we were getting sonic booms every day, sometimes from both the chase plane and the YF-22. I'd never have known it was the YF-22 had it not been for the local news reports. They fly so high that you can't even make them out in binoculars.

One day I was standing at the back door of my hangar with the man door partly open. We suddenly got a sonic boom much bigger than the YF-22 I had become accustomed to. The shock wave knocked stuff off the walls and slammed the door in my face. I just happened to have my binoc's by the back door. I looked up and could plainly make out a white B-1 (NASA?), being chased by what appeared to be a white T-38.

About a month later I was up flying my sailplane on the ridge here. I experienced a sonic boom that must have been amplified by the hollow tail boom of my glider. My first thought was a bird strike and I fully expected to look out and see part of the plane missing. I almost reached for the canopy release knobs, then I looked up and saw the telltale contrails coming up from the south (Dobbins AFB) and realized it was just the F-22 again. That one scared the bejesus out of me.

32 posted on 02/15/2007 7:52:36 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Holicheese

Yes, next to the Dean for President sticker. (Saw one this morning!)


33 posted on 02/15/2007 7:53:06 AM PST by LiveFree99
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To: jmc1969

I know it's not PC to just go in there and kick some a$$ but if you do and you win, people WILL get over it.


34 posted on 02/15/2007 7:53:22 AM PST by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: LiveFree99

How about the Kerry Edwards stickers from 04? I still see so many of those. Some now cut the Kerry part off.


35 posted on 02/15/2007 7:55:06 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Holicheese

Mostly what I see is the W with the slash thru it. My blood pressure always goes up. I HAVE to pass them.


36 posted on 02/15/2007 7:56:57 AM PST by GOP_Proud (How covert was Valerie Plame at the CIA? Her top-secret code name was "Valerie Plame." ...Coulter)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Several years ago my wife and I were on one of Nevada's back roads going from Battle Mountain down to highway 50 and as we topped a ridge, a flight of A-6's overflew us at what we thought was low enough to rip off the air conditioners on the roof. We stopped and watched as they used us as a target for several minutes...we waved and just laughed it was so great.
Couldn't hear each other for an hour...one of the most memorable things that ever happened to us.


37 posted on 02/15/2007 7:57:27 AM PST by OregonRancher
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To: mad_as_he$$
about that time a B-52 went over the top of me literally at 100 feet.

I built the Cellular One system in 18 counties of east Kentucky back in the mid '90's. They chose to locate their switch on a mountain near Pikeville, KY, and had a colocated cell on an FM tower there. About once a week B-52's would fly by below the mountaintop, usually 4 at a time. They were so close I could see the cockpit curtains were closed. I reckon they were practicing nap of the earth flying.....

38 posted on 02/15/2007 7:58:11 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: cookcounty
bombing IED planters,

You mean we are bombing the people setting the IED's in place?

39 posted on 02/15/2007 8:00:35 AM PST by Go Gordon (I don't know what your problem is, but I bet its hard to pronounce)
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To: OregonRancher
a thought...

I wonder who tipped off Mookie? His trip was very well timed...

40 posted on 02/15/2007 8:03:51 AM PST by sofaman ("The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.")
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To: Holicheese

"When I was a young lad in the USAF, I worked on the defensive testing for the B-1b at Edwards.
I can tell you, when it flys over your head at .95 mach at 500 ft off the ground, its really impressive. You don't hear it till its right on top of you."

There's a proposal for a B1-R upgrade, which would upgrade the engines, avionics, and external hardpoints. It would get the B1 back into the Mach 2.0 regime, with massive payload AND the ability to carry a swarm (32 IIRC) of AAMRAM air-to-air missiles.

Seems to me to be a very cost effective and interesting upgrade... After all we only have what, 12 B2s?


41 posted on 02/15/2007 8:07:24 AM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Joe 6-pack
Thank You for laugh. That was damn funny!
42 posted on 02/15/2007 8:15:59 AM PST by glaseatr (Proud Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep A. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: sofaman
"I wonder who tipped off Mookie? His trip was very well timed..."

Maliki!
43 posted on 02/15/2007 8:17:40 AM PST by Angelas
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To: jws3sticks
CORRECTION! B-2 over Manhattan several years ago.

Thanks for pointing out the error in my ways.


44 posted on 02/15/2007 8:37:56 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Linda Sandoval

Lord, hear our prayers.


45 posted on 02/15/2007 8:40:15 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: Holicheese
I can tell you, when it flys over your head at .95 mach at 500 ft off the ground, its really impressive. You don't hear it till its right on top of you.

I saw a fly-by when the Sec-Def delivered the first B1 to CinC-SAC at Offut AFB. You didn't hear a thing until it was too late, then you heard a sound that makes you want to pull your ears out.

That's without any bombs - just the engines.

One impressive airplane.

OK, so the fact that the first one needed some spare AC parts flown in and CinC-SAC had to get a second plane to deliver to the oprational base was a little less impressive, but glitches happen.

46 posted on 02/15/2007 8:53:43 AM PST by ArGee (Campers laugh at clowns behind closed doors.)
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To: OregonRancher
I know the area well. It is part of the Top Gun operation out of Fallon NAS. They get in trouble from time to time for buzzing somebody or cracking windows. We sit and watch them for hours sometimes.
47 posted on 02/15/2007 9:00:12 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (So many geeks, so few circuses.)
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To: Thermalseeker

Very cool!


48 posted on 02/15/2007 9:01:12 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (So many geeks, so few circuses.)
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To: Cap Huff

Excellent.


49 posted on 02/15/2007 9:44:53 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The DemonicRATS believe ....that the best decisions are always made after the fact.)
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To: MizSterious

It's too bad that Mookie al-Sadr isn't making a paternity claim. Then Fox could cover both stories easily!


50 posted on 02/15/2007 9:44:58 AM PST by Cecily
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