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GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 10/30/02 - USS A Lincoln, Nose-Art,Ramallah,Darwaz,Basra,Irbil
Reuters, AP, Yahoo, and the usual suspects | 10/30/02 | The Armies of Good Against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 10/29/2002 2:06:16 PM PST by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 10/30/02 - USS Abe Lincoln, 'Nose-Art', Ramallah, Darwaz, Basra, Irbil

BREAKING: USS Abraham Lincoln, 'Nose-Art' and Operation Southern Watch
BREAKING: Ramallah - Terrorists Refuse to Clean Up PA
BREAKING: Hamas in Riyadh
BREAKING: Darwaz - US helps treat epidemic
BREAKING: al-Shalamcha, Basra, Iraq Iran body exchange (again)
BREAKING: Kabul - Afghan detainees Released, Treated very well
Irbil, free Iraq and free women, Kandahar, Kuwait

========= USS Abraham Lincoln =========

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, somewhere near the North Arabian Gulf
in support of Operation Southern Watch.

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, CH-53 Sea Dragon helicopters.

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, air crews paint 'Nose-Art'.

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, heroes at their 50 caliber machine guns.

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, other heroes quietly work.

Aboard the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, F/A-18C Hornets
and F/A-18E Super Hornets .

========= Irbil, free Iraq =========

In Irbil, Iraq, controlled by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP),
women are FREE, and here have several positions in the Interior Ministry.

========= al-Shalamcha, Iran =========

Near al-Shalamcha, Basra, south of Baghdad, at the Iranian border, Iranians and Iraqis found "new"
old dead bodies to exchange in their customary exhange during tension in Iraq.
The war ended in 1988. This time 70 Iraqis and 234 Iranians coffins were swapped.

This body exchanges are usually followed by transfer of jets [and perhaps now WMD?] from Iraq to Syria and Iran.

Near al-Shalamcha, on the Iranian side.

========= Basra, Iraq =========

In Basra, on their side, Iraqi troops carry their coffins.

========= Kabul =========

Back in Kabul, released by the USA, some former Afghan detainees
show their removable plastic wristbands.
They were treated much much better than the thousands of American they
murdered in the 911 Atrocities.

In Kabul, woman are still under the burqa at the market.

========= Kandahar =========

In Kandahar, at the snooker hall.
It was illegal under the Taliban. Four new snooker halls in the last four months.

========= Kuwait =========

In Kuwait, at the Qurtuba secondary school,
girls practice bombing drills against possible Iraqi strikes,
because their disloyal leaders have stalled and insulted the US,
even after the USA pulled Kuwait's chestnuts from the fire in their last Iraq war.

========= Moscow =========

In Moscow, some the FREED hostages saved by President Vladimir Putin
in a courageous attempt which save HUNDREDS of hostages who would have been
slaughtered in the Islamic and Chechen way.

This pic is from last week at the seige Oct. 25, 2002.

========= Ramallah =========

PERP UPDATE: In Ramallah, terrorist Palestinian Legislative Council reelects Chief Terrorist Yassir the Egyptian
to continue his corrupt enterprise which has so far amassed $1.5 billion dollars for Arafat personally.

========= Riyadh =========

PERP UPDATE: Terrorist Conference for children
In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Hamas Terrorist Chief Khaled Meshal
recruiting at the World Assembly of Muslim youth. Saudi Arabia is the kiln
and hub and well-spring of Islamic murder and terror throughout the world.


U.S. Helicopter Provides Vital Lift to Docs Treating Epidemic By Kathleen T. Rhem
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2002 -- A U.S. Special Forces helicopter provided
a much-needed lift to three civilian doctors working to treat a
suspected whooping cough epidemic in the Darwaz area of Afghanistan.

The disease, also called pertussis, is believed to have claimed the
lives of 70 to 200 children in the area, a U.S. Joint Staff spokesman
said in the Pentagon today.

Earlier this week, representatives of the World Health Organization
asked the U.S. military for transportation support because of the
severe nature of the outbreak and the remoteness of the region.

A U.S. MH-47 Chinook picked up the three doctors, from the aid group
Aga Khan Development Network, and 15 boxes of supplies in Faisabad and
transported them to Darwaz, the spokesman said. The supplies included
enough vaccine for up to 2,000 people, antibiotics and other medical

Because of road conditions in the region, the doctors' only other
option would have been to ride three days on horseback. The doctors
were carrying vaccine that can only remain out of refrigeration for 48
hours, the Joint Staff spokesman said.

The mission was further complicated by high elevation. Darwaz, in the
Badhakshan Province, is at about 15,000 feet above sea level. Most
helicopters can't fly at that elevation because the air is too thin to
provide lift. The spokesman said a Chinook is best suited for missions
at this elevation.

Prior to the 1940s, whooping cough killed up to 200,000 Americans a
year. Since then, infants in America have been routinely vaccinated
against pertussis. The disease, a respiratory infection caused by an
easily transmitted bacteria, is not a major public-health concern in
this country.

Experts with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in
Atlanta estimate as many as 300,000 people, mostly children, die from
pertussis each year in countries that don't routinely vaccinate against
the disease.

END OF TRANSMISSION 10/30/02 .......... K

TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: alshalamcha; basra; bodyexchange; darwaz; detainees; freewomen; hamas; iran; iraq; irbil; kabul; kandahar; kuwait; noseart; opsouthernwatch; ramallah; riyadh; ussabelincoln
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1 posted on 10/29/2002 2:06:17 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...
BUMP for the USA.

May the bombs to the terrorists fly like the wind.

2 posted on 10/29/2002 2:07:23 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis
Hey Dio - thanks for the ping - and the great as always photos and analysis. One of your comments made me think:

"Near al-Shalamcha, Basra, south of Baghdad, at the Iranian border, Iranians and Iraqis found "new" old dead bodies to exchange in their customary exhange during tension in Iraq. The war ended in 1988. This time 70 Iraqis and 234 Iranians coffins were swapped. This body exchanges are usually followed by transfer of jets [and perhaps now WMD?] from Iraq to Syria and Iran."

Why does anyone think that those coffins actually have corpses in them? The ones leaving Iraq are probably full of WMD parts and components, and the ones leaving Iran are probably full of cash and/or chemicals. Handy way to get stuff in and out of the country? Hell yes.

3 posted on 10/29/2002 2:19:03 PM PST by 11B3
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To: Diogenesis
great shots
4 posted on 10/29/2002 2:23:05 PM PST by prognostigaator
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To: Diogenesis
Nice pics...thanks! My daughter just bought a car we call the U.S.S.'s a 1986 Lincoln Town car, LOL!
5 posted on 10/29/2002 2:24:06 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: 11B3
HA! The ultimate insult!! Buried in a particle-board box!!

6 posted on 10/29/2002 2:32:26 PM PST by sam_paine
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To: Diogenesis
I like that, Yassir the Egyptian. People need to remember who the Pali's really are, and they are not Pali's.
7 posted on 10/29/2002 2:32:27 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: Diogenesis

Not to pick nits, but they're CH-46E 'Sea Knights'.

Semper Fi.

9 posted on 10/29/2002 2:49:56 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: LindaSOG; Diogenesis
The MLRS is absolutely awesome.

I went through Primary Leadership Course at Ft. Riley (1st ID) with a section sergeant, where we talked about MLRS capabilities. A firing battery consisted of 8 MLRS launch vehicles...that's 96 rockets unleashed on a target in less than a minute. Some of the rockets carry submunitions the size of a softball...literally hundreds of small bomblets per rocket.

You could saturate a grid square...a square kilometer, or a square .7 miles on a side...with one salvo...takes out a whole lot of enemy troops and equipment, not to mention the psychological effect!

After firing all 12 rockets, the MLRS could reload a pair of six-packs in a little under 5 minutes and be ready to fire again. This system was designed to give US Forces parity with Soviet artillery in Europe...

10 posted on 10/29/2002 2:52:44 PM PST by HiJinx
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To: Diogenesis

That's a mighty pretty girl in the middle....

11 posted on 10/29/2002 2:54:45 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Diogenesis
Somehow I doubt that old Afgan man sitting in his bed wearing the plastic wristband had much to do with the 9/11 killings! He must be at least 100 years old!!

Personally it frustrates me how this country seems reluctant to look into the Saudi connection.

12 posted on 10/29/2002 2:56:05 PM PST by DBtoo
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To: Diogenesis
May the bombs to the terrorists fly like the wind.

I like that and thought it bore repeating.

Great pics, as always. I love the shots taken aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, especially their "Nose Art".

Thank you for the threads you post each day. I know you put a lot of time and effort in each one and the results are fantastic.

13 posted on 10/29/2002 3:02:12 PM PST by radu
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To: LindaSOG
heh heh heh. Steel Rain...good name. Cool pics. They gave me goosebumps of the good kind, if you know what I mean. (evil little grin)
14 posted on 10/29/2002 3:10:12 PM PST by radu
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To: Diogenesis

get on the good foot!

15 posted on 10/29/2002 3:17:02 PM PST by redbaiter
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To: 11B3
great point
16 posted on 10/29/2002 3:33:48 PM PST by Imperialist
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To: Imperialist; 11B3; Diogenesis
Or maybe live Al Qaeda members are in the coffins...just a thought...
17 posted on 10/29/2002 3:56:26 PM PST by Jalapeno
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To: Diogenesis
FREED hostages saved by President Vladimir Putin in a courageous attempt which save HUNDREDS of hostages who would have been slaughtered in the Islamic and Chechen way.

Diogenesis, thank you for that sentence. There are too many places I have heard/read complaints about the "poor hostages who were killed by their rescuers". Apparently most media is intent on the 117 or so dead (45 of whom were shot) and not the 700 or so who were freed and are alive today!

18 posted on 10/29/2002 3:58:19 PM PST by jtill
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To: Diogenesis
SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS: Click on any of the links of your choice and read all about it! NEWS: "DEAR SADDAM, HOW CAN I HELP?" by Brian McWilliams (102802)


INSIGHT On The News online: "PRC ESPIONAGE LEADS TO 'TERF' WAR" by Scott Wheeler (ARTICLE NOTE: The PRC is The People's Republic of China.) HOT TOPICS: "CHINA-TAIWAN" TRANSCRIPT: "DoD NEWS BRIEFING - ASD CLARKE and REAR ADMIRAL GOVE" (102802) "JORDANIANS MAKE ARREST IN U.S. DIPLOMAT SLAYING" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A previously unknown group calling itself Shurafaa' al-Urdun took responsibility for the killing in a fax sent to Arabic daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, claiming that the killing was in protest against U.S. support for Israel and actions against Afghanistan and Iraq. However, Jordanian security services treated this claim with doubt, and apparently did not believe it was genuine. On Tuesday afternoon, Jordanian security forces closed in on a suspect in the killing in the city of Maan. Following a gun battle in which two Jordanian officers were apparently wounded, the suspect was arrested. Police told foreign correspondents that the man, Muhammad al-Chalabi, known as Abu Sayyaf, was wanted in connection with an attack on a police station in 2001") (102902) "U.S. DIPLOMAT KILLED IN JORDAN" (ARTICLE NOTE: The diplomat who was gunned down has been identified as Lawrence Foley.) (102802)

An Interesting Discussion on regarding "U.S. DIPLOMAT GUNNED DOWN IN AMMAN, TODAY" (102802)

U.S. EMBASSY - Amman, Jordan (online)

US STATE DEPARTMENT: "JORDAN Consular Information Sheet"

AZ "GUNMAN TO PROFESSORS: 'ARE YOU READY TO MEET YOUR MAKER'?" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Minutes earlier, Robert S. Flores, 41, of Tucson, started his bloody rampage by fatally shooting another instructor in an office two floors below. Police said Barbara Monroe, 45, and Cheryl McGaffic,44, were killed in the classroom, where about 30 students were taking a mid-term exam that he was supposed to be taking. During a room-by-room search of the building, police found the body of Robin Rogers, 50. All three were each shot three times, police said.") (102802)

ABC (AP): "2 DIE IN OKLAHOMA SHOOTING RAMPAGE" (ARTICLE NOTE: The suspect who went on a shooting spree is identified as Daniel H. Fears, age 18. 2 people are dead and at least 8 people are injured.) (102702)


*** - Press Release: "FBI ISSUES THREAT COMMUNICATION ON AL-QAEDA TARGETING THE U.S. RAILWAY SECTOR" (PRESS RELEASE SNIPPETS: "On October 23, the FBI distributed through the NLETS communications system, an intelligence update warning state and local law enforcement of recent reporting that al-Qa'ida is targeting the U.S. railway sector. Information from debriefings of al-Qa'ida detainees as of mid-October indicates that the group has considered directly targeting U.S. passenger trains, possibly using operatives who have Western appearance"..."In addition, the U.S. Intelligence Community continues to receive general threat reporting on such sectors as, the airline and maritime industries, financial sector and government facilities and installations...") (102402)

CNS "SE ASIA TERROR GROUP OUTLAWED IN AUSTRALIA" by Patrick Goodenough (ARTICLE NOTE: The suspect is identified as Jemaah Islamiah aka JI) - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP Paper No. 538: "THE PRAIRIE FIRE OF JIHADI TERRORISM" by B. Raman (102402)


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WASHINGTON "SNIPER LINKS EYED IN OTHER KILLINGS" by Jerry Seper and S.A. Miller (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "On several occasions, the sources said, Mr. Muhammad displayed large amounts of cash to friends and acquaintances. They said that in addition to paying for daily expenses and motels, Mr. Muhammad also contacted travel agents for air trips to cities across the country and to the Caribbean. Investigators, the sources said, believe that the sniper suspect and his teenage companion were involved in several unsolved robberies nationwide.") (102802) - THE MIAMI HERALD: "MIAMI INS DETAINED SNIPER SUSPECT Brief Stop Over Human Smuggling" (102702)
ABC "PREPARING FOR JIHAD...IN ALABAMA Islamic Militant Training Camp Allegedly Operating in Alabama" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A training camp linked to Islamic militants has been operating in Alabama, and European law enforcement officials believe Muslim extremists were using it to prepare for a holy war.") (July 25, 2002)

NBC "MUSLIM DETAINEE MAY BE LINKED TO WEB SITE WITH ALABAMA TIE Suspect Used Alabama Firearms School to Promote Jihad Training" (ARTICLE NOTE: The American muslim is identified as James Ujaama.) (July 26, 2002)



SEATTLE - SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER: "RANCH'S EFFORTS AT TERROR TRAINING DETAILED Muslim Who Lived at Oregon Site Tells How Scheme Fell Apart" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Now, three years later, the aborted scheme to help advance the cause of Islamic radicals -- while also making a buck -- is a key element in an FBI investigation aimed at proving that London cleric Abu Hamza al Masri recruited al-Qaida members and supported international terrorism. The Egyptian-born Abu Hamza is wanted in Yemen on terrorism charges and the U.S. Treasury Department has frozen his assets in this country. Hamza's London mosque had been visited by Zacarias Moussaoui, who was charged in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks, and by others with terrorist connections. The investigation, rooted in Western Washington, became public last month. At its center is Ujaama, a Seattle businessman, Web site designer and self-styled entrepreneur now in custody in Virginia...") (August 9, 2002)


An Informative Discussion on "ARE THE SNIPERS PART OF THE "FIVE PERCENT NATION"? ("The Black Man Is God" Among Teachings)" (102602)


NATIONAL "THE BLACK MUSLIM CONNECTION" by Stewart Bell (102502) "PRO-TERRORIST SNIPER SUSPECT WORKED FOR FARRAKHAN" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad sympathized with the Sept. 11 terrorists, is "a strong believer in the Muslims" and attended - and worked for - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's so-called Million Man March, reports revealed today. Here are excerpts from an interview Paula Zahn conducted today on CNN with Felix Strozier, who opened a martial arts school with Muhammad...") (102402) - News Discussion - Topic: "FARRAKHAN"

DETROIT FREE PRESS: "FARRAKHAN SAYS BUSH, NOT IRAQ IS A WORLD MENACE" (ARTICLE NOTE: Louis Farrakhan is the leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam.) (100902) Badhdad, Iraq. "FARRAKHAN WARNS AGAINST U.S. ATTACK ON IRAQ" (070702) Badhdad, Iraq. "FARRAKHAN VISITS BAGHDAD" (070602)

BBC NEWS: "FOUR KILLED IN COLUMBIA BOMBS" (ARTICLE NOTE: "The authorities in Colombia say four people have been killed and more than 30 injured, in two separate bomb attacks in different parts of the country. They blame the main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for the bombings." (102902) "PROTESTERS PELT POLICE AS MUSLIM CLERIC IS REMOVED FROM HOSPITAL" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Indonesian police have taken radical Muslim cleric from a hospital for questioning over his links to a terrorist network blamed for the Bali bombings.") (102802)

JERUSALEM "SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 3, WOUNDS 15 NEAR ARIEL" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The militant Islamic group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack and identified the assailant as Muhammed Bustami, 22, a university student in Nablus. The Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade, a militia linked to Arafat's Fatah movement, had originally claimed responsibility, but later said the attacker was not from its movement.") (102702) "RUSSIANS PROBE AL-QAEDA LINK AS MOSCOW SIEGE ENDS WITH 150 DEAD" ***UPDATE: Various news reports are stating that there is 118 people dead at this time. (102702)

CNS "CHECHEN TERRORISTS LINKED TO AL QAEDA" by Julie Stahl (102402) - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Dispatch Series No. 434: "PRO-CHECHEN ISLAMIST WEBSITE: ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATION PERMITS KILLING OF PRISONERS" (ARTICLE NOTE: THE Islamist website is (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In an article titled "A Guide to the Perplexed Regarding the Permissibility of Killing Prisoners," which appeared in the column "Jihad News from the Land of the Caucasus(1)" the author suggests that the Islamic religious scholars present five different alternatives, drawn from the various interpretations of the Koran: 1) A polytheist prisoner must be killed. No amnesty may be granted to him, nor can he be ransomed. 2) All infidel polytheists and the People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians) are to be killed. They may not be granted amnesty, nor can they be ransomed. 3) Amnesty and ransom are the only two ways to deal with prisoners. 4) Amnesty and ransom are possible only after the killing of a large number of prisoners. 5) The Imam, or someone acting on his behalf, can choose between killing, amnesty, ransom or enslaving the prisoner.") (102602)

BBC NEWS: "ALGERIAN GUNMEN 'KILL 21 FAMILY MEMBERS'" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Algerian government says the Armed Islamic Group - or GIA is known to be active in the area.") (102502)


19 posted on 10/29/2002 4:04:03 PM PST by Cindy
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To: The KG9 Kid
Thank you. Thank you. Between code, English, and equipment,
it is very tough to get it near perfect.

Please excuse the error.

Stay safe.

20 posted on 10/29/2002 4:51:09 PM PST by Diogenesis
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