Seeing these photos makes me more than a little angry. There has to be a way to get the locals to give more assistance in avoiding these traps. Being 'nice' hasn't done it, maybe it's time for a rerun of the old 'Shock and Awe" again - but this time with MOABs.
posted on 11/09/2003 7:03:36 AM PST
How did ANYONE survive that explosion??? I hate to think of the injuries of the survivors...
posted on 11/09/2003 7:16:08 AM PST
There has to be a way to get the locals to give more assistance in avoiding these traps.
Thanks for posting these photos. Actually, I believe we are seeing a great deal of cooperation from Iraqi's throughout their country - other than in Sadam's "hometown" area. Obviously some terrorist and Sadam loyalist types are still causing problems but IMO theirs is near to being a "short, exciting life."
Ongoing support and prayers for our brave troops fighting the terrorist threat in Iraq rather than on American soil.
posted on 11/09/2003 7:23:38 AM PST
Three Kill Rings on the bore evacuator.
It sounds to me just like the method the Palis used to knock out a Merkava - so either the Palis have come to Iraq, or they have trained someone who is there.
The concept of the anti-tank mine is neither new or unique.
posted on 11/09/2003 7:32:58 AM PST
by John H K
*WHEN* were these pictures taken ?
posted on 11/09/2003 7:39:10 AM PST
They get better at what they do! We get better at what we do! We learn extremely fast and very well when the motivation exists. And these new fascists gave us an image burned into the mind and nearly three thousand motivations.
Unfortunately these images will keep coming, because that is the real weapon our enemy is deploying. They cannot and do not hope to win tit-for-tat and tank for carbomb. If that were the case then we could sit back and simply play this game for two years and let the enemy make cannon fodder of an entire generation of maniacal adolescents. Problem solved! Our weapon is patience. Attrition is our friend, not theirs. The enemy's networks are exposed, their funding is being cut off, the leaders killed, their parent nations facing world pressure. They are running out of weapons almost as fast as they are running out of men (as they begin to use woman and children). Meantime, our Men and our Weapons get better. Sympathizers cheer when the fascist knock out one tank or shoot down a chopper. We are saddened at a single loss, and the pictures touch us deeply because, unlike our enemy, we are Men... we are Human. And we are so much stronger. Our resources are limitless, our power infinite and our resolve is concrete. We can wait with the patience of a thousand cows staring at the highway, if only to watch the extinction of our enemy at hand.
The enemy will never amount to anything more than maggots on a rock. Scrape'em off.
posted on 11/09/2003 7:41:02 AM PST
Just the kind of thing you learn in muslim summer camp...
glad we are letting them build all they want
right her at home...
posted on 11/09/2003 7:45:00 AM PST
(Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
To: 11B3; M1Tanker; Matthew James; colorado tanker; archy; Thunder 6; SLB; wku man; wretchard
posted on 11/09/2003 8:41:11 AM PST
by Cannoneer No. 4
(God is not on the side with the biggest battalions. God is on the side with the best shots.)
posted on 11/09/2003 8:49:31 AM PST
I think we are going to have to go to a higher technology mine-sweeping approach. Deep Infra-red detection most likely would spot these booby trapped emplacements, whether buried or road-side radio controlled.
posted on 11/09/2003 12:57:50 PM PST
by Paul Ross
(Don't get mad. Get madder!)
To: Dark Wing
posted on 11/09/2003 3:01:00 PM PST
To: 11B3; All
posted on 11/10/2003 1:41:54 AM PST
(Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trakball into the Sunset...)
To: humblegunner; Flyer
posted on 11/10/2003 1:15:43 PM PST
(When the SHTF, I'll go down with a cross in one hand, and a Glock in the other.)
Prayers going out to the families of Sgt. Michael Paul Barrera and Spc. Isaac Campoy and their wounded brothers.
Prayers for protection and strength for the troops, and strength and guidance for those on the homefront - for courage to face the hardest truths and to still fight when you're ready to give up.
posted on 11/10/2003 6:58:42 PM PST
by Ragtime Cowgirl
("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong" ~RReagan)
Take it from a former Tanker, Thats no way to see a piece of heavy armor!
Definatly time for some Payback!
posted on 11/10/2003 10:05:42 PM PST
by Delta 21
posted on 11/15/2003 9:42:34 AM PST
by Cannoneer No. 4
(Brave Rifles! Veterans! You have been baptized in fire and blood and have come out steel.)
To: 11B3; bonesmccoy; archy; Cannoneer No. 4; Gringo1; Matthew James; Fred Mertz; Squantos
What would cause a tank to get into this kind of situation?
US "Abrams" tank stuck in an irrigation canal near Tikrit.
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