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"Before" Image of Saddam's Palace
SpaceImaging.com ^ | October 7, 2002 | Hatteras

Posted on 03/18/2003 11:10:24 AM PST by Hatteras

The caption provided by SpaceImaging.com: "Baghdad, Iraq - This one-meter resolution image was collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite on Oct. 7, 2002. The image shows the Memorial of the Unknown Solder (upper right) and the Sijood Palace with its peacock-shaped gardens along the Tigris River (lower left). The Sijood Palace was the first Presidential site to be inspected by U.N. authorities under U.N. resolution 1441 adopted on Nov. 8, 2002. IKONOS satellite imagery is being used by U.N. agencies as an inspection tool."



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: before; kaboom; palace; saddam
I posted this on a thread looking for maps of Iraq but I think it might need it's own thread. Save this and we'll do a compare this time next week.
1 posted on 03/18/2003 11:10:24 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Hatteras
Show me the "after" shot....
2 posted on 03/18/2003 11:11:36 AM PST by mhking (The biggest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist...)
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To: mhking
Patience my friend, patience...
3 posted on 03/18/2003 11:15:59 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
self-gratuitous bump
4 posted on 03/18/2003 11:21:32 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
The palace at the bottom looks rather like a dartboard.
Darts, anyone?
5 posted on 03/18/2003 11:22:06 AM PST by EggsAckley ( Hannibal Lechter: "I love the French. They taste like chicken.")
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To: Hatteras
so that's why the left wanted the sanctions removed... so he could build more, er, um, buy children medicine and food
6 posted on 03/18/2003 11:23:02 AM PST by glock rocks (pray for our men and women in harm's way. God bless America)
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To: mhking

You get the idea. <|:)~

7 posted on 03/18/2003 11:23:18 AM PST by martin_fierro (FRUCK FANCE!)
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To: Hatteras
Not a bad layout for a guy who blames the USA for sanctions that starve the children and deprives them of medicine.

What a heartless creep.

8 posted on 03/18/2003 11:25:38 AM PST by LADY J
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To: Hatteras
I would guess the industrial looking building above and right of the palace in this photo is toast.
9 posted on 03/18/2003 11:28:32 AM PST by Rev DMV
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To: martin_fierro
I'm imagining your "hole" with a nice cascading Tigris River running through it a la Niagra Falls...

Come to think of it, let's try to preserve it. It would a great future location for Donald Trump's new Forty Thieves Hotel and Casino...

10 posted on 03/18/2003 11:31:28 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras
Thanks for posting this. I didn't see the other thread.

What is that strange looking structure in the upper right? It looks like some kind of stadium or racetrack.

11 posted on 03/18/2003 11:33:14 AM PST by giotto
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To: Hatteras
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12 posted on 03/18/2003 11:35:54 AM PST by gridlock (This tag line is printed with soy-based electrons on 100% post-consumer recycled ether)
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To: Hatteras
Great picture bump.

I love satellite pictures and this is among the best I have seen.
13 posted on 03/18/2003 11:40:10 AM PST by Lokibob
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To: Rev DMV
"the industrial looking building above and right of the palace in this photo is toast."

I could be wrong but I thought I read somewhere that building is the Baath Party Headquarters. It has a nice antenna tower sitting out in the parking lot. Hmmm, we can't have that now can we?

14 posted on 03/18/2003 11:40:41 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: Hatteras; All
Palaces and Oil Smuggling
15 posted on 03/18/2003 11:44:16 AM PST by GeneD
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To: Hatteras
Where's the "Ministry of Love?"
16 posted on 03/18/2003 11:44:44 AM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: giotto
"What is that strange looking structure in the upper right? It looks like some kind of stadium or racetrack."

I believe that's what they identify as the "Memorial of the Unknown Soldier". I bet it blows up real good but I'm pretty sure they wouldn't touch it unless they had intelligence telling them there was a weapons vault or some such underneath it.

17 posted on 03/18/2003 11:45:21 AM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: EggsAckley
The palace at the bottom looks rather like a dartboard.

NBC logo???

18 posted on 03/18/2003 11:50:56 AM PST by null and void
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To: Hatteras
Memorial of the Unknown Soldier from the ground:


19 posted on 03/18/2003 12:00:46 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: null and void
read later bump
20 posted on 03/18/2003 12:01:59 PM PST by 6323cd
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To: Hatteras
Looking forward to the pictures of the "remodeling job"!
21 posted on 03/18/2003 12:09:27 PM PST by rockrr
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To: Hatteras
The picture from the ground looks as if the "memorial" could easily be diguising a satelite dish and a radio antenna.
22 posted on 03/18/2003 12:11:42 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: rockrr
"Looking forward to the pictures of the "remodeling job"!"

Coming soon to a TV near you!

23 posted on 03/18/2003 12:15:21 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: mhking
Re: Show me the "after" shot....


Looks amazingly like Nagasaki, doesn't it?

24 posted on 03/18/2003 12:26:19 PM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: Hatteras
Here are some pictures I found of a parade that SH had in the beginning of year.
 
It look like the parade was on the grounds of the palace in the satellite picture.
 
Tanks roll down Baghdad's Grand Celebrations Ground
note the stripes on the ground under the tanks,  These stripes can be clearly seen in the satellite view.
 
 
Suicide bombers
 
It looks like 2 cranes are holding up the poster of SH.  These cranes can be seen in the satellite view on the left and right of the parade grounds.  In the satellite view, it looks like they are touching.
 
Iraqi warplanes fly by a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
 
I found this picture interesting, not for the statue, but the fact that the jets appear to be refueling (or one is getting a tow).  I didn't look at the satellite view for the statue, but bet it is in there.

25 posted on 03/18/2003 2:50:32 PM PST by Lokibob
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To: Hatteras
Well, how about the after picture?
26 posted on 03/21/2003 2:54:16 PM PST by Rev DMV
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To: Hatteras
Excellent ..thank you
27 posted on 03/21/2003 2:56:32 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Rev DMV
THe after will show the remodelled palace. Pools, many many pools.

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28 posted on 03/21/2003 3:00:55 PM PST by AgentEcho (If you're in a fair fight you've done something wrong.)
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To: Hatteras
The image shows the Memorial of the Unknown Solder

They have a memorial for the unknown "solder"? Wow, the metallurgist's union must be really strong in Iraq...

29 posted on 03/21/2003 3:16:13 PM PST by Ichneumon
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