Skip to comments.Major operation under way in Sunni insurgent base in Baghdad (B-1s over Baghdad)
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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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.
Omar has pictures of the B-1 bombers
Mookie was wise to bug out.
Send the B-52's and carpet bomb them.
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.
Lot of soiled sheets in the Sunni neighborhoods today.
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.
Looky here . . .
Elsewhere, it's being reported that blind people are having the same problem with the Toyota Prius.
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
Is Anna Nicole's baby and/or body there? If not, we won't see much about it on Fox...
Everytime I see a Prius, I think it looks like a toy car.
They always have a Think Globally Act Locally bumpersticker on it.
King David is playing to win..
(B-1s over Baghdad)
Is this the sequel to Bullets Over Broadway?
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.
When it flys over SE Tennessee at Mach 1+ the shock wave knocks stuff off the walls of my hangar......
looke dthat low
have you read albabys book on spelling
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.
nope thats a b2
Go get 'em, boys!
Thats a B-2 silly person.
I love that guy, he really gets around!
Its the 4th play by neil Simon.
You are correct.
Coming to a theater near you!
Would love to see a Bone do the same thing. I am jealous of your experience.
Sorry if I typed a little to fast and missed thatone!!
He is the real father of Anna Nicole Smiths baby . you know
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.
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.
Yes, next to the Dean for President sticker. (Saw one this morning!)
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.
How about the Kerry Edwards stickers from 04? I still see so many of those. Some now cut the Kerry part off.
Mostly what I see is the W with the slash thru it. My blood pressure always goes up. I HAVE to pass them.
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.
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.....
You mean we are bombing the people setting the IED's in place?
I wonder who tipped off Mookie? His trip was very well timed...
"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?
Thanks for pointing out the error in my ways.
Lord, hear our prayers.
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.
It's too bad that Mookie al-Sadr isn't making a paternity claim. Then Fox could cover both stories easily!