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(part 1)5th Anniversary–Operation Iraqi Freedom

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 19, 2008

Today is the 5th Anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Instead of merely reacting, as we did in Afghanistan, we went on the offensive in World War IV.

President Bush announces the start of operations.

Shock and Awe I

Shock and Awe II

Shock and Awe III

The pilots who dropped the first bombs.

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(VIDEO) Iraqi Freedom Minute 01-15-08

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 15, 2008

Frustrated that I can’t find the embed code for these videos, I went ahead and downloaded it myself. You can see more videos at MNF-Iraq, where I swiped this one.

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al-Qaeda Torture Chambers Discovered During Operation Iron Reaper

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 20071220-03
December 20, 2007

MND-N Soldiers find atrocity site, torture complex and weapons caches during Operation Iron Reaper

Multi-National Division – North PAO
TIKRIT, Iraq – During Operation Iron Reaper, Multi-National Division – North Soldiers killed 24 extremists, detained 37 suspects, and discovered an atrocity site, torture complex and nine weapons caches north of Muqdadiyah Dec. 8-11.

Intelligence provided by Iraqi tips led U.S. troops to a suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq safe haven and operating bases. Evidence of murder, torture, and intimidation against local villagers was found throughout the area.

During the operation, U.S. Forces and Iraqi Security Forces were involved in multiple engagements with groups of armed men. They discovered what appeared to be a detention facility. As they continued to clear the area, they found several bodies and eventually uncovered 26 human remains in multiple mass graves next to execution sites.

In the same area a torture complex was found, consisting of three detention facilities with one doubling as both a headquarters building and torture facility. The buildings contained chains on the walls and ceilings, a bed still hooked up to an electrical system, and several blood-stained items.

U.S. Forces also located and destroyed nine weapons caches anti-aircraft weapons, sniper rifles, more than 65 machine guns and pistols, 50 grenades, a surface-to-air missile launcher and platform, 98 personnel mines, 170 pipe bombs, 130 pounds of homemade explosives, 21 rocket propelled grenades, numerous mortar tubes and rounds.

Operation Iron Reaper has been ongoing over the last few weeks across northern Iraq.

“Operation Iron Reaper has been successful. We will continue to pursue al-Qaeda across our area, and they will find no safe haven in the north of Iraq,” said Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, commanding general, Multi-National Division – North.

Commentary

I doubt the Legacy Media will even bother to make a fuss of this discovery.

Also remember that those opposed to the war would allow this type of activity to spread throughout the world until no one was left untouched by this darkness.

They hope to feed the crocodile the world.

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‘Operation Varsity March’ Nets al Qaida Weapons Smuggler

Posted by Thunder Pig on November 27, 2007

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, captured 13 suspected insurgents during a nighttime air assault mission in Sayafiyah, a small village outside of Salman Pak, Nov. 24.

One of the detainees was a high value individual (HVI), who was a member of al-Qaida in Iraq wanted for weapons smuggling and financing attacks on Coalition forces in Salman Pak and Al Ja’ara.

“According to our intelligence, the insurgent we apprehended was an expert bomb maker and VBID (vehicle borne improvised explosive device) maker,” said 1st Lt. Matthew Barwick, from Lanham, Md., fire support officer for Co. B. “By apprehending him, we have taken a very dangerous person off the streets and made the area safer.”

During the course of the operation Co. B Soldiers cleared eight houses and barns while searching for the suspects.

“The operation went perfectly,” said Spc. Lyle Johnson, from Comanche, Okla., an indirect fire specialist in Co. B. “We cleared all of our objectives and got the No. 1 HVI and 12 of his partners. We did all of this without firing a shot, so I’d say it was a good operation.”

The 1-15th Inf. Regt. is part of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March.

(By Spc. Ben Hutto, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

Source: Multi-National Forces-Iraq

What follows is the Iraqi Freedom Journal for today:

And next is an insurgent video of an attack on a US Military Vehicle with personal effects and body parts of an American Soldier shown off as trophies. Video is for a mature audience only, and intended to demonstrate the barbarity of our Islamofascist enemy:

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VIDEO: Air Mail for Terrorists

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 28, 2007


I found this over at Mudville.

Moral of the story…don’t be shooting at our guys without keeping the shoe leather warm!

And, another recent video showing footage from a UAV of terrorists shooting mortars at US Forces, then their flight to their safehouse, where they also receive Air Mail.

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Iraqi Freedom Journal #666

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 13, 2007

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