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  • The Fighting Killions

    03/08/2007 7:01:13 AM PST · by em2vn · 15 replies · 666+ views
    techcentralstation ^ | 03-08-07 | By Michael Fumento
    The Fighting Killions Font Size: It's only fitting that I met Spc. Robert Killion during one of the fiercest gun battles of his 12-month tour in the wild-west Iraqi city of Ramadi in Al Anbar province. I was originally on the other side of the top of a house behind a machine-gunner, hoping to photograph him with shell casings ejecting from his weapon as he fired. But all the firing was coming from the other side. "Way to go Killion!" shouted the soldier in front of me. So I hauled tail over there, taking up position just behind this tall,...
  • Awakening Ramadi: Troops, tribes find common ground and success

    03/06/2007 1:02:25 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 6 replies · 545+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 6 2007 | Matt Millham
    But for the most part, the brigade made little headway in getting Ramadi’s citizens to join the fight against the insurgency, MacFarland said. That is, until Aug. 21. That day, an influential sheik in a Ramadi suburb was killed by al-Qaida in Iraq militants, who held his body for four days and prevented him from being buried in the Muslim tradition. “That was the decisive miscalculation by al-Qaida that we were able to exploit and that will ultimately lead to the downfall of AQ in al-Anbar province,” MacFarland said. “Al-Qaida had its Waterloo.” But shortly after the sheik was slain,...
  • Insurgents attempt a surge of their own ~ Ramadi ...mid February...

    03/03/2007 9:30:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 770+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2007 | Monte Morin, Stars and Stripes
    Troops take on determined militants in volatile Ramadi By Monte Morin, Stars and Stripes Mideast edition, Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Monte Morin / S&S An Abrams tank with the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, watches over a street corner in downtown Ramadi recently. Monte Morin / S&S Marine Warrant Officer One James Wright, 32, of Houston, Texas, uses his rifle scope to scan buildings in downtown Ramadi after hearing gunfire recently. Wright, a public affairs officer with the 4th Civil Affairs Group, was visiting a joint security station. Monte Morin / S&S Soldiers...
  • It's Game On In Ramadi: Long Awaited Operation Underway, Fierce Fighting in Center of City

    03/02/2007 9:56:46 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 92 replies · 2,504+ views
    Iraq Slogger ^ | March 2 2007 | ROBERT Y. PELTON
    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (1-3ID)is currently engaged in street to street fighting in central Ramadi. The much anticipated attack follows months of hands off policy as troops were routinely sniped and attacked with orders not to retaliate. After much planning U.S. forces along with a collection of hired local tribesmen from nearby Sofia (a suburb of Ramadi) and other groups are attacking and clearing the are house by house. The tribes have been formed into paramilitary units called "Emergency Response Units" and are linked with U.S. troops. The 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment (1-9), 2nd Infantry...
  • U.S. Military: Report of 18 Boys Killed in Ramadi Is False(don't see bodies, don't report the lies!)

    02/28/2007 7:45:59 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 554+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2/28/2007 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq — A report that 18 boys were killed this week in a car bombing in Ramadi is "false," a senior U.S. military official said Wednesday. Iraqi state television reported Tuesday that the attack occurred that day in the Sunni insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad. Iraqi police and military confirmed the account, but later said the bombing took place Monday. The offices of the president and prime minister had also denounced the reported attack. The report brought denunciations from top Iraqi officials and international groups about violence targeting children. But Rear Adm. Mark Fox, a U.S. military spokesman, said...
  • Baghdad car bomb kills 10 (CNN hides yesterday's lie correction inside today's murders)

    02/28/2007 7:36:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies · 461+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/28/2007 | CNN
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A car bomb exploded Wednesday near a market in southwestern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 21 others, an Iraqi emergency police official said. The blast struck the capital's Bayaa neighborhood. Authorities said the death toll is expected to rise. "People were in a state of panic. There was a lot of blood on the ground, and we helped carrying the wounded to the ambulances," Shiite Muslim shopkeeper Imad Jassim told The Associated Press. In a later attack, a suicide car bomb exploded outside the Bab al-Sheik police station in central Baghdad, killing two...
  • CNN confirms report of 18 killed on soccer field was incorrect and another MSM lie! (vanity)

    02/28/2007 6:46:57 AM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 1,135+ views
    self | 2/28/2007 | self
    Just heard on CNN that the original report was incorrect and the military confirmed it was a controlled explosion that was bigger than expected. CNN also admitted that they independently confirmed the report from other media sources.
  • Conflicting reports over blast in Iraqi city ~ near a soccer field in the city of Ramadi ....

    02/27/2007 11:26:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 645+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:09PM EST | Dean Yates and Ibon Villelabeitia
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi police and a community leader said a bomb blast near a soccer field in the city of Ramadi on Tuesday killed 18 people, mostly children, but the U.S. military said it was unaware of such an attack. Amid conflicting reports over what happened in the volatile western city, the U.S. military said its soldiers had carried out a controlled explosion in Ramadi, also near a soccer field, that slightly wounded 30 people, including nine children. "I can't imagine there would be another attack involving children without our people knowing," Major Jeff Pool, a spokesman for U.S....
  • Young GIs get first taste of war in Ramadi

    02/24/2007 5:09:56 PM PST · by TADSLOS · 7 replies · 633+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 24 February, 2007 | Monte Morin
    RAMADI, Iraq — What lures a young private to Iraq? For at least two recent arrivals in this battered provincial capital, where troops attached to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division are battling Islamic militants in a muddy and bloody urban war, the answer is both love and money. “I joined for the money,” Pvt. Andrew Ralston said before heading out on a cordon-and-search operation Wednesday. “My plan is to retire at 45 with $3 million.” Although the 3rd ID is now on its third deployment in Iraq, many soldiers, including Ralston, are experiencing war for the first...
  • U.S. troops clash with Ramadi insurgents (at least 12 killed in 6-hours of fierce fighting)

    02/22/2007 8:33:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 714+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/22/07 | Sinan Salaheddin - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops battled insurgents in fierce fighting that killed at least 12 people in the volatile Sunni city of Ramadi, the military said Thursday. Iraqi authorities said the dead included women and children. The six-hour firefight began after the U.S. troops were attacked by insurgents with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades Wednesday evening in eastern Ramadi, said Marine spokesman 1st Lt. Shawn Mercer. The fighting ended after "precision guided munitions" damaged a number of buildings being used by the insurgents, he said. Twelve insurgents were killed and three were wounded, he said, adding that there were no...
  • Sunni tribes policing Ramadi

    02/19/2007 5:15:56 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 19 replies · 509+ views
    UPI ^ | February 19 2007 | Pamela Hess
    With the blessings of the Americans and the interior ministry in Baghdad, the Sunni tribes of Ramadi and up through the Euphrates River valley are mounting militias to back up the local police force. Known as emergency response units, or ERUs, the planned eight battalions of men will be trained in policing and will draw pay, uniforms and equipment from Baghdad. There are three already operating on a provisional basis outside Ramadi. Others are planned for Hit and al Qaim. They will be conducting route security, securing the long highway that connects Baghdad to Jordan, and provide a pool of...
  • Ramadi mayor solving problems

    02/18/2007 11:05:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 242+ views
    AR RAMADI – Ten city directors and representatives met with the mayor here Monday to discuss city problems and solutions. The meeting was the second of its kind to be held since the appointment of Mayor Latif Obaid Ayadah in early January, and served as a forum for the leaders. Representatives from Ramadi’s water department, sewage and sanitation department, electricity department, municipality department, and a few supervisors of other areas attended the morning meeting. The collection of professional leaders addressed a variety of topics during the meeting, all focused on increasing the quality of life for Ramadi citizens. The main...
  • Ramadi’s new mayor takes the lead on city’s reconstruction

    02/12/2007 5:14:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2007) -- The city of Ramadi has long needed strong leadership to make bigger steps in its reconstruction, and that leadership arrived recently in the form of a new mayor. Latif Obaid Ayadah was appointed as Mayor of Ramadi in early January, filling a void in city leadership that had been abandoned for many months. Hand picked by the Governor of Al Anbar, Mayor Latif has brought legitimacy to the city government with a strong work ethic and demand for results. “The leaders of Al Anbar have been looking for a qualified person for quite...
  • Iraqi Police in Ramadi Discover Large Weapons Cache

    02/06/2007 5:05:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 23 replies · 776+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Multi-National Force – West Public Affairs Office
    Iraqi policemen from the Albu Obaid Iraqi Police station celebrate as they inventory a historic weapons cache found in Ramadi, Feb 3. Courtesy photo Iraqi Police in Ramadi Discover Large Weapons Cache In just two months, the Iraqi Police and the Emergency Response Units have found several explosive ordnances. By Multi-National Force – West Public Affairs Office RAMADI, Iraq, Feb. 6, 2007 -- Members of the Albu Obaid Iraqi Police station discovered one of the largest weapons cache in the last year while conducting dismounted patrols in eastern Ramadi, Feb. 3. "The success of the cache discoveries by the...
  • "Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house" (hateful left, VIDEO of Fox News appearances)

    01/31/2007 3:47:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hannity Forums - 'Washington Politics' ^ | Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Shannon Murphy
    At Hannity Forums liberals, leftists and democrats are accusing Joshua Sparling of working with conservatives / FReepers to set this confrontation with war protesters up intentionally as a publicity stunt so Joshua can get more name recognition for himself. Plus other typical anti-American and anti-US military type statements. --- Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house (the liberal leftist democrat who started this thread could use a good slappin' around along with others who will be obvious by their hatred of our military) Liberal leftist democrats spit at Iraq War hero Joshua Sparling yesterday in DC (I started this...
  • Spitting at a war hero (Iraq War veteran Joshua Sparling of the 82nd Airborne Division)

    01/29/2007 3:53:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 63 replies · 3,924+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor had his excellent first hand report linked to by Michelle Malkin below. --- Spitting at a war hero By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 28, 2007 10:19 PM Readers of this blog will remember the name Joshua Sparling. In December 2005, the Iraq war veteran received a disgusting, anti-war death wish card while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. for injuries from a bomb explosion in Ramadi. Last month, his right leg was amputated. And this weekend, while participating in a counter-protest against the moonbat convergence, he was spit at by anti-war demonstrators....
  • Michael Yon; Walking the Line 2007 Part 3 of 3

    01/19/2007 12:58:14 PM PST · by oxcart · 4 replies · 754+ views ^ | 01/19/2006 | Michael Yon
    The evening of 30 December, CSM Jeffrey Mellinger talked over dinner with troops about progress and setbacks in Iraq. This was about twelve hours before Saddam was to hang, but that was still a big secret to nearly everyone. American Brigadier General Francis Wiercinksi would later tell me that neither he nor the current governor of Salah al Dinh Province, where Saddam was born, were aware of the impending execution. On the eve of the hanging, Mellinger delivered a no-room-for-BS-talk, the only kind combat soldiers will tolerate without shutting someone out or walking away. One soldier was against the death...
  • Embedded Reporter Upbeat About Iraq

    12/03/2006 7:11:35 AM PST · by wgflyer · 9 replies · 771+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 30 Nov., 2006 | John Hawkins
    Last week, I had an opportunity to interview Michael Fumento, who has now been embedded in Iraq three times and has recently returned from a trip to Ramadi. If you're looking for someone in the media with the ground experience in Iraq, you couldn't do much better than Michael Fumento. Now, on to the interview, which has been edited. Now, Michael, you were just embedded with the troops out in the field in Ramadi. There are not a lot of reporters who do that. Why do you think that is and do you think reporters over there lose perspective if...
  • Iraqi Police meet needs in Ramadi

    11/28/2006 8:56:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 466+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr.
    Iraqi Policemen from the Western Ramadi Police Station help offload medical supplies at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Ar Ramadi. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Paul Robbins Jr. AR RAMADI -- Armed with cough syrup and headache medicine, Coalition Forces are conducting operations to meet the needs of the women and children in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Iraqi Police officers from the Western Ramadi Police Sub-Station conducted a medical relief operation at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Western Ar Ramadi. The Police, comprised mainly of Ramadi residents, unloaded nearly 3,000 pounds of essential medicines and medical devices for the...
  • The REAL story from Ramadi, Iraq (AUDIO, Mike Fumento's excellent interview on the Mike Rosen show)

    11/24/2006 2:01:01 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 5 replies · 992+ views
    'Rosen Replay' at his 850am KOA website ^ | Wednesday November 22nd, 2006 | Mike Rosen interview
    Mike Fumento was a guest on the Mike Rosen show on 850am KOA here in Denver Wednesday (Nov. 23rd) to talk about his recent October 2006 trip to Ramadi, Iraq. Mike talks about the REAL story from the one of the most dangerous places in the country. Rosen Replay 11/22/06 10-11AM (about 45 minutes, MP3) Guest: Mike Fumento, journalist for "The Weekly Standard" talks about his latest article, "Return to Ramadi."Click here for part one of the interview Rosen Replay 11/22/06 11-11:45AM (about 30 minutes, MP3) Mike Fumento continued. Click here for part two of the interview --- Mike Fumento's...