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  • There Are No Jihadis in Iraq; pt4/5 "Those NO TIES Lies"

    09/28/2006 6:37:31 AM PDT · by Blackrain4xmas · 4 replies · 1,043+ views
    The New Media Journal ^ | 9/25/06 | Scott Malensek
    As soldiers and Marines by the hundreds of thousands return home from Iraq they are telling their stories. They are telling family and friends of what they saw and of who they fought. They are writing books that tell of their experiences. is full of them. They have fought and lived through a dramatic and on-going historical event. To them it is real-not politics and so they tell the truth. They describe an invasion and an occupation where Islamic extremists and Iraqi thugs are the enemy. They tell tales of a fight against terrorists; people who rammed cars filled...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 12/5/02-Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul

    12/04/2002 2:12:24 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies · 725+ views
    AP, Reuters, Yahoo, NASA, Space Imaging and the usual suspects | 12/5/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 12/5/02 - Strike Video, Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha, al-Muthanna, Halabja, Mosul BREAKING: Salman Bak, Al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex BREAKING: al-Muthanna - guano and tanks BREAKING: Halabja - ~20 of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan killed or wounded trusting a truce with al Qaeda and Islamic terrorists BREAKING: Mosul - U.S. and British warplanes defended the sky STRIKE VIDEO Iraqi Spoon-rest Radar on a truck. (Note: mpg file is 16.4 MB) From the DoD News Briefing =========== Baghdad =========== In Baghdad, Iraq, inspectors leaving UN HQ. In Iraq, at Salman Bak, at the Al-Tuwaitha nuclear...
  • Iraq could use human germ carriers against West: defector

    09/20/2002 7:20:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Agence France-Presse | September 20, 2002
    WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (AFP) - Iraq could unleash a biological attack on the West by using unsuspecting people traveling abroad as carriers of deadly germs, a prominent Iraqi defector warned late Thursday. Nuclear scientist Khidhir Hamza, who left Iraq in 1994 and now lives in the United States, told the US Congress he suspected the Iraqi security service, which runs the country's biological weapons program, had already used people traveling abroad to reunite with relatives to infect exiled dissidents with the deadly AIDS virus. "An angle rarely reported -- and I found extensive incidents regarding it when I left...
  • The Link Between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    06/18/2004 12:31:19 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 1,185+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | June 18, 2004 | Scott L. Wheeler
    Originally posted Sept. 29, 2003; reposted June 18, 2004 Senior investigators and analysts in the U.S. government have concluded that Iraq acted as a state sponsor of terrorism against Americans and logistically supported the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States - confirming news reports that until now have emerged only in bits and pieces. A senior government official responsible for investigating terrorism tells Insight that while Saddam Hussein may not have had details of the Sept. 11 attacks in advance, he "gave assistance for whatever al-Qaeda came up with." That assistance, confirmed independently, came in a variety of...
  • Media Get Tricked by More Fake News

    07/05/2007 4:31:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 1,228+ views ^ | July 4, 2007 | Matthew Sheffield
    Media Get Tricked by More Fake News Posted by Matthew Sheffield on July 4, 2007 - 19:41. NB contributor Bob Owens has a great piece over at Pajamas Media on how he helped spot yet another instance of the Western press getting snookered by a fake news story promulgated by terrorists in Iraq. Once again, the media's desire to portray Iraq as a total disaster let them get tricked: On Thursday, June 28, The Associated Press—and to a lesser extent, Reuters, and a small independent Iraqi news agency—ran stories claiming that 20 decapitated bodies had been found on or near...
  • Redid my video- Salman Pak: The Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection

    06/10/2009 9:16:50 AM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 13 replies · 1,178+ views
    Youtube ^ | 6/10/09 | april15bendovr
    I redid my video due to the sound being pulled off my original Youtube video. This video contains info on Salman Pak. This Saddam/Iraq-Al Qaeda connection was not made easily available by the Mainstream Press, Democrats or 911 Commission. Please share it
  • Salman Pak Leaders Reopen School (yes the same Salman Pak)

    03/30/2009 5:43:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 204+ views
    BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers joined local leaders to celebrate the completion of $600,000 in renovations to the Salman Pak Industrial School here, March 24. The school was nearly destroyed during insurgent-led attacks at the height of sectarian violence here in 2006-2007. Eight courses will be available for up to 700 students to learn sewing, generator maintenance, welding, automotive repair, plumbing, electrical installation, masonry and carpentry. The school also received new equipment for a women’s sewing room, a metal working section and a computer room. The Ministry of Education will maintain the building grounds, hire and retain qualified...
  • On the Ground: Americans Build Schools, Communities in Iraq

    02/05/2009 3:33:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 172+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2009 – U.S. servicemembers in Iraq are building communities and goodwill as their role there increasingly shifts to helping the Iraqis toward sovereignty. Army Maj. Jason Joose, third from right, stands with Iraqi officials at the groundbreaking for Saad High School in Baghdad’s Salman Pak community, Feb. 3, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kevin Holden  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. U.S. soldiers in recent days started renovations on a high school and transferred a police station to Iraqi leaders in and around Baghdad, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working with 20 partners,...
  • Millions Slated for Salman Pak Upgrades (Yes that Salman Pak)

    01/11/2009 9:41:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Scott Wolfe, USA
    BAGHDAD — Lt. Col. Michael Shrout announced the start of Operation Iron Gator, Jan. 8, with more than $2 million in funding for school refurbishments, the expansion of the Bawi Canal, construction of the Kanassa windmills and micro-grants for small businesses in Salman Pak. The announcement was made at the ground breaking for the Mada’in high school refurbishment. The funding for the projects comes from the Commanders Emergency Relief Program and is intended to improve the infrastructure and quality of life in Salman Pak while building the capacity of the government agencies that operate and maintain schools and other public...
  • Water Facility Reopens South of Baghdad

    12/16/2008 3:40:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 252+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Evan Loyd, USA
    BAGHDAD, Dec. 16, 2008 – Local Iraqi leaders and U.S. soldiers celebrated the reopening of the Bawi water pump and filter facility Dec. 13 in Salman Pak, south of Baghdad. Army Staff Sgt. Douglas King, team sergeant for Civil Affairs Team 32, attached to the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, checks the Bawi water pump and filter facility’s filtration systems in Salman Pak, Iraq, before the plant’s reopening ceremony Dec. 13, 2008. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Evan Loyd  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The facility can provide water to nearly...
  • Salman Pak Kindergarten School Refurbished, Opened for Students (Yes that Salman Pak)

    11/23/2008 6:52:12 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 741+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, USA
    A student at the Wurwood Kindergarten holds the tray with the scissors for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the school in Salman Pak, Nov. 21, 2008. Photo by Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto, 1st Armored Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD — Wurwood Kindergarten School officially reopened its doors Nov. 21 in the Rasheed neighborhood of Salman Pak after a two-month-long refurbishing period. The school has 350 students enrolled, ages 4 to 5 years old, and six class rooms. Prior to the refurbishment, the school could only hold 60 students. The school employs eight teachers, a director and an assistant.“The...
  • Two U.S. Soldiers Killed as Iraqi Council Member Opens Fire After Meeting

    06/23/2008 10:17:16 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 92 replies · 848+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2008 | Ernesto Londoño
    BAGHDAD, June 23 -- Two U.S. soldiers were killed and three were wounded Monday when a council member opened fire on them after a meeting in a small town south of Baghdad, the U.S. military said. An Iraqi interpreter also was wounded in the shooting in Salman Pak Nahia, which is about 20 miles south of Baghdad, said Capt. Charles Calio, a U.S. military spokesman. Two Salman Pak residents identified the assailant, who was killed, as council member Raed Hmood Ajil. Residents Rafi Suleiman, 39, and Abu Dawood said in phone interviews that Ajil, a Sunni tribal leader, opened fire...
  • This was the surge - (pics, before and after)

    06/03/2008 8:20:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies · 98+ views
    Mudville Gazette ^ | 6-3-08 | Greyhawk
    This remarkable series of before and after pictures documents the rebuilding efforts of Task Force Marne, aka Multi-National Division Center, aka "the surge" Division in Iraq, 2007-2008. The Division's area of responsibility included some of the most violent areas on the southern edge of Baghdad (the "Baghdad belts") and in addition to peacemaking efforts in the region the Division's mission included halting the flow of "accelerants" into the city. Areas such as Salman Pak, Yousifiyah, Arab Jabour, Jisr Diyala, Mahmudiyah, and Iskandariyah may not be familiar to Americans (they were generally - and erroneously - referred to as "Baghdad" in...
  • Refurbished School Opens in Salman Pak (Yes, that same Salman Pak)

    04/30/2008 4:59:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 216+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. Joe Sowers, USA
    Local leaders cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the Salman Pak Girls Secondary School, April 24, in Salman Pak, Iraq. DoD photo. FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — The only secondary school for girls in the Salman Pak area opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 24.Leaders of the Salman Pak Council, the Iraqi Army, the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, gathered in Salman Pak for the ceremony, which marked the completion of a $200,000 project initiated Feb. 28.Members of the Salman Pak Council brought the decrepit school to the attention of 1-15th...
  • Iraqis Reject Extremist Violence, Coalition General Says

    04/30/2008 5:31:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 77+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 30, 2008 – Most Iraqi people now reject the violence that has plagued their neighborhoods and the extremists who have been inciting the violence, a senior official in the region said today. “We increasingly see a commitment to economic development and reconstruction. That is the path that leads to prosperity and the broadest opportunity for all Iraqis to share in it,” said Army Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq, in a news conference. In places where Iraqi citizens have rejected the violence, people are returning to their homes and capitalizing on improving local...
  • Salman Pak market opens for business (Yes,.. That Sakman Pak)

    03/13/2008 4:40:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    Sgt. Osama Emilio, from Boston, Headquarters Troop, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, hands candy to a local girl from Salman Pak who waits with scissors to cut a ribbon opening the new Salman Pak market, March 11. Photo by Sgt. Natalie Rostek. COMBAT OUTPOST CARVER — A new market opened in Salman Pak March 11 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, local citizens and council leaders. The market consists of seven stores including two restaurants, a supermarket, an electronics shop, a photo shop, a sweets store and a cell phone store.Capt. Mathew...
  • Judges Return to Salman Pak (Yes,.. that Salman Pak)

    03/12/2008 5:35:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 300+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Ben Hutto, USA
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2008 – Iraqi judges surveyed the new government center in Salman Pak, Iraq, on March 10, during their first visit back since 2005 when they were forced to relocate by extremist groups made the area too dangerous to remain. Judge Razak, an investigative judge, second from the left, speaks with leaders of the 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team about bringing rule of law back to Salman Pak, March 10. This was the first time judges had returned to Salman Pak since extremists forced them to leave three years ago. U.S. Army photo by Spc....
  • Coalition Forces Discuss Security with Mada’in Qada Leaders

    03/09/2008 10:39:21 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    FOB HAMMER — Coalition leaders from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team (HBCT) met with leaders of the Iraqi security forces (ISF) in the Mada’in Qada, March 5, at Forward Operating Base Hammer. Col. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., commander of the 3rd HBCT, hosted the meeting to discuss security in the qada, the brigade’s area of operation, and to welcome Maj. Gen. Kassim, commander of the 9th Iraqi Army (IA) Division. “From this day on, you are part of this family,” said Grigsby, from Prince George’s County, Md. “We are all working together to support the mayor and the good...
  • Operation ‘Marne Grand Slam’ Produces Military, Civic Success

    03/06/2008 4:12:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 104+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2008 – U.S. troops have killed or detained some 35 suspected terrorists in an ongoing operation launched last month to pursue insurgents southeast of Baghdad, a military official said. Operation Marne Grand Slam also has produced civic results in Salman Pak, about 15 miles south of the Iraqi capital, where efforts to bolster the local government and economy are seeing success. “The big effect, from a brigade commander standpoint, was to strengthen the governance line of operation with the strengthening of the economics line of the operation,” Army Col. Wayne Grigsby said during a conference call today....
  • Citizens Celebrate Reopening of Road Connecting Salman Pak and al Lej

    03/04/2008 5:42:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 123+ views
    FOB HAMMER — Residents of Salman Pak and al Lej breathed a collective sigh of relief Feb. 29, as more than 150 Sons of Iraq (SoI), Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Coalition Force leaders met to celebrate the reopening of the al Lej road, the main thoroughfare connecting Salman Pak and al Lej. The road had been closed to civilians after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated at a traffic checkpoint in May, killing seven Iraqi National Policemen. Since construction began more than two weeks ago on Combat Outpost Carver, home to Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Soldiers...