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Iraqi insurgents caused millions of dollars damage to US (with pictures)

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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 07:57 PM
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Wars aren't cheap. specially when the enemy hits you!
Just unbelievable that this humvee's, trucks, tanks and helicopters were destroyed by insurgents!











See more pictures here

Offcourse not only the US troops are the target!


*Mod edit. If all pics are linked off the same page, then just post a link to that page*

[edit on 7-12-2005 by dbates]

Removed picture of damaged tank with amorous words for Saddam.

[edit on 7-12-2005 by Thomas Crowne]




posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 01:43 AM
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That’s war, damn it. Everything burns. If our media did its job and actually showed that we at war and the kind of damage out boys are taking daily, more people would be asking the question "for what".



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 02:06 AM
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Mod Note: WOT Posting Conduct – Please Review Link.

[edit on 7/12/2005 by Mirthful Me]



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 04:28 AM
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Wait a minute...

Ain;t those tanks supposed to be RPG proof? (>.....> (Yes those Tanks, not APC, Trucks, Humvees or Helis)

Can't really figure out what hit them......

1) Roadside IED

2) Some anti tank missile which I have no idea how they hide them.

[edit on 7-12-2005 by Humster]



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:22 AM
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Nice pictures.
What was your judgement process in posting these?

DO you think this affects the resolve of the United States?
Maybe we'll cut n run, if we see more of these?

Maybe it was to provide psychological ammunition, to those who are against
us winning this war..Some of whom even live in the US, and post in this thread?

Explain please, because you aren't doing anyone a favor, by using such poor judgement.

Unless, that is, YOU are the enemy..And I don't think you are



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:34 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Nice pictures.
What was your judgement process in posting these?

DO you think this affects the resolve of the United States?
Maybe we'll cut n run, if we see more of these?

Maybe it was to provide psychological ammunition, to those who are against
us winning this war..Some of whom even live in the US, and post in this thread?

Explain please, because you aren't doing anyone a favor, by using such poor judgement.

Unless, that is, YOU are the enemy..And I don't think you are


How many lives is it going to take for all the troops to be pulled out? 10,000? 20,000? Pulling out to save the lives of troops isn't "cut n run", it's doing the right thing.

Do you honestly think the insurgents will stop?



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:38 AM
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The sooner the war is allowed to be fought.
The lower the number of casualties.

How long do you want it to take?
How many lives do you want it to take? apparently more.

We're in it, to win it.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:52 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
The sooner the war is allowed to be fought.
The lower the number of casualties.


It hasn't started yet?!

Seriously though...Why exactly ARE we in war? And don't say 9/11, because we didn't do anything in Afganhistan (from what I could see in the media), and Bin Ladin is still out there (unless that wasn't our real target, only a reason to throw troops into the desert). Can a nation really declare war on Terrorism? I mean...these people aren't really terrorists...since they have a reason, to kill the infidel. I could see Serial Murderers and Timothy McVay as terrorists, they had no purpose for what they did...But these insurgents actually feel they're doing the right thing.



Someone wanna help clear this up for me?

Also, how could an abandoned crappy military take out some of the most updated tanks and 'copters?!

edit: spelling

[edit on 7/12/2005 by FallenOne]



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
The sooner the war is allowed to be fought.
The lower the number of casualties.

How long do you want it to take?
How many lives do you want it to take? apparently more.

We're in it, to win it.


Define "win".



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:11 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
The sooner the war is allowed to be fought.
The lower the number of casualties.

How long do you want it to take?
How many lives do you want it to take? apparently more.

We're in it, to win it.



so your opinion is to glass the country from one side to the other??

As they are allready fighting a war - like vietnam its guerilla war - and the same thing is slowly happening - you cannot send in regular troops to deal with unconventional forces.

And the gloves ARE off for the troops who know how to fight in a guerilla war - its just the porr gumpies who don`t have a clue are the ones getting blown up.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:17 AM
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Define win.
ok, I'll play, once.
Iraq, runs itself.

and why are we in a war..?
I'll do this again, once more..It's getting old, explaning the obvious.
War was declared against terrorism, specifically the islamic extreme flavor.
Remember 9-11? remember Iraq supporting terrorism? Remember WMD's?
And don't feed em the "Bush lied" garbage one more time.
If he lied, EVERYBODY lied. Did everbody lie?

Now, about the pictures..do you think they help, or hurt the Soldiers who are doing the hard work in Iraq?
Are those kids of posts good, or bad judgement?



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 06:25 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt

Define win.
ok, I'll play, once.
Iraq, runs itself.


I believe they are running themselves. Mission accomplished.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 07:42 AM
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Originally posted by Kasra

Originally posted by spacedoubt
Nice pictures.
What was your judgement process in posting these?

DO you think this affects the resolve of the United States?
Maybe we'll cut n run, if we see more of these?

Maybe it was to provide psychological ammunition, to those who are against
us winning this war..Some of whom even live in the US, and post in this thread?

Explain please, because you aren't doing anyone a favor, by using such poor judgement.

Unless, that is, YOU are the enemy..And I don't think you are


How many lives is it going to take for all the troops to be pulled out? 10,000? 20,000? Pulling out to save the lives of troops isn't "cut n run", it's doing the right thing.

Do you honestly think the insurgents will stop?


You think destroying a country and then leaving it and the people to die is "the right thing"?



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 08:33 AM
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You've already destroyed the country yourself. I don't recall dozens of suicide bombings killing countless civillians every day.

How exactly are we stopping people from dying right now in Iraq? We're not.

Edit: I've realised that no matter what anyone says, this thing will not stop. I'm not going to be replying to any more of my quoted posts.

[edit on 7-12-2005 by Kasra]



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
and why are we in a war..?
I'll do this again, once more..It's getting old, explaning the obvious.
War was declared against terrorism, specifically the islamic extreme flavor.
Remember 9-11? remember Iraq supporting terrorism? Remember WMD's?
And don't feed em the "Bush lied" garbage one more time.
If he lied, EVERYBODY lied. Did everbody lie?



Good grief you ARE totally ignorant of the facts

Bush used the whole WMD *thing* as the reason to go to war ; the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism (thats afghanistan - remember)


If it really was to do with terrorism , then why was Iraq invaded and not Saudi Arabia? As the *terrorists* came from Saudi Arabia.


Bush Lied - thats teh only truth amoungst all of this.

As soon as you realise that , then your opinion will change.


Intersting pic of the holed M1A1 - anyone have any other sources as to when that occured?



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Kasra
Do you honestly think the insurgents will stop?


We have already won the war.

Now ... as far as the insurgents go... YES, they will stop.
Take a look at WWII. After we won the war with Germany
the insurgents there continued for three years. They called
themselves the SS Werewolves. They did many of the same
type of things that the insurgents in Iraq are doing. Eventually
the Germans themselves got tired of the Werewolves and had
protests and the such to help get rid of them.

The war has been won by us already.
The Iraqis are free, and they are voting.
The Insurgents will eventually die off or
be ousted by the Iraqis themselves as
time goes on. This is how it always has
worked historically. This is how it most
likely will work again.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by Kasra
You've already destroyed the country yourself. I don't recall dozens of suicide bombings killing countless civillians every day.

How exactly are we stopping people from dying right now in Iraq? We're not.

Edit: I've realised that no matter what anyone says, this thing will not stop. I'm not going to be replying to any more of my quoted posts.



From what Im seeing you believe the Iraq war introduced the suicide bombing right?
If not in Iraq then somewhere else.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 10:22 AM
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Humster is called "disable in place" most of those Abrahms that were destroyed were done so by our own equipment, usually after a road side bomb blows apart the carriage assembly. Some rather large roadside bombs are capable of destroying an Abrahms though most of the damage came from our forces destroying the equipment so that they could be of no use to enemy forces. Sabot holes are from other abrahms destroying the downed tank.

In regards to the APC and AAV etx those are easily damaged by a modest roadside bomb.

While tragic losing both equipment and loss of life, this only means the defence works here at home will get new and more contracts to replace the damaged equipment. In regards to teh Abrahms I am sure that the higher ups approve of the extensive "disable in place" policy as it means the ground force will get more money to buy new versions of the abrahms. The DOD says the army Mech unit must have so many tank units per division and not having those tanks in "repairable" condition gives them justification for a new round of defence spending.

Again this all comes down to money and how it is spent. This will also give the Republican house and senante more room to negotiate down the extensice liberal spending on home "care" type issues in the name of national security.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin

Originally posted by spacedoubt
and why are we in a war..?
I'll do this again, once more..It's getting old, explaning the obvious.
War was declared against terrorism, specifically the islamic extreme flavor.
Remember 9-11? remember Iraq supporting terrorism? Remember WMD's?
And don't feed em the "Bush lied" garbage one more time.
If he lied, EVERYBODY lied. Did everbody lie?



Good grief you ARE totally ignorant of the facts

Bush used the whole WMD *thing* as the reason to go to war ; the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism (thats afghanistan - remember)


If it really was to do with terrorism , then why was Iraq invaded and not Saudi Arabia? As the *terrorists* came from Saudi Arabia.


Bush Lied - thats teh only truth amoungst all of this.

As soon as you realise that , then your opinion will change.


Intersting pic of the holed M1A1 - anyone have any other sources as to when that occured?


First of all, I proved in another thread that Clinton used the same justifuications to bomb Iraq. How could Bush have lied, if the exact same reasons were used by not only democrats, but democrats in majority power.

The accusations that Bush lied are 100% politicaly motivated. It reminds me of how the republicans attacked Truman after we went to war with Japan.


As far as Iraq having nothing to do with terrorisim, we know that isnt true.
www.cbsnews.com...
news.bbc.co.uk...



So, you should be careful when you accuse others of being ignorent of the facts, because you seem pretty ignorent yourself.



posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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i have to laugh at the sources you posted:

so sadam paid money to suicide bombers? AND? doesn`t mean a thing


NORAID supplied M95 rifles to the IRA - so by your account the USA supports terrorism.


LOL



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