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One Hundred And Six Permanent US Military Bases In Iraq

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posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 10:42 AM
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PERMANENT BASES POINT TOWARD PERMANENT WAR

In Mr. Bush's "State 0f The Union" address, he claimed that "US forces will
be drawn down as Iraqi forces stand up." [1] However, this claim is flatly
contradicted by the Pentagon's ongoing multibillion-dollar expenditures for the
construction of 106 permanent bases - including six hi-tech "super-bases" -
inside Iraq. [2]

Is there a reason why the USA's mainstream media won't report on those 106
bases, and why Congress won't debate the Pentagon's base-construction projects?
The simplest answer is that the government-media complex has declared this
subject taboo because it would reveal the USA's intention to militarily occupy
Iraq for decades. [3]


Is anyone disputing these numbers?

Perception of continuous occupation justified?

That sure does look like the opposite of liberation.

Liberation includes withdraw.

What does this do other than provide motive for resistance?

And a launchpad for more wars.....




posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 10:52 AM
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i think its fake.

think about it . 106 ?? . theres no need for that many .

that many bases would cover every major city and then some .

fake fake .

Quote - why Congress won't debate the Pentagon's base-construction projects

Since when does the pentagon have the authority to override Congress ?.

Quote ----
Is there a reason why the USA's mainstream media won't report on those 106
bases, and why Congress won't debate the Pentagon's base-construction projects?
The simplest answer is that the government-media complex has declared this
subject taboo because it would reveal the USA's intention to militarily occupy
Iraq for decades.

** well considering the Current media outlets love to bash bush and seem to have a Political agenda against him -- this would be perfect ammo for them , now wouldnt it ??.



[edit on 18-2-2006 by Briggs]



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 11:48 AM
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I tend to agree, 106 bases is a bit outrageous.....I dont doubt there will be some bases left there and what is this 'millitarily occupied' crap? yes, we eill leave active bases in Iraq, but that doesnt mean they will be under a military dictatorship....I think people blow this stuff way out of the water.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:00 PM
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Oh my goodness Japan is still at war with the US because we have permanent bases there too, so is Germany. Quick, get the troops ready we are still at war with them!!!


Seriously, the US will probably have permanent bases in Iraq just like they have in other countries although I do doubt the 106 figure that is a bit unnecessary.
Are we occupying France, Germany, Japan, Romania or the UK? Don't think so, this is a non story. Currently the US has about 138K troops in Iraq, if we withdraw all of them out and leave only our permanent bases we will probably have only 5-10K at the most. And that's not for occupying the county, it just for having a presence in that part of the world.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:35 PM
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after a short search, I dont think 106 bases is such a high number of active US bases in Irag.

Please check out the following bases in IRAQ

Camp Adder [Tallil AB]
Camp Al Asad [al-Asad AB]
Camp Anaconda [Balad AB]
Camp Balad [Balad AB]
Camp Banzai has been renamed Justice in english and Al-Adala in arabic
Camp Basilone [Qalat Sukar AB]
Camp Cedar [Tallil AB]
Camp Cedar II [Tallil AB]
Camp Chesty [Kut AB]
Camp Claiborne [Mosul AB]
Camp Condor [Amarah AB]
Camp Cooke [Taji AB] has been renamed Taji in english
Camp Cropper [Baghdad IAP]
Camp Cuervo [Rasheed AB] has been renamed Rustamiyah in english &arab
Camp Diamondback [Mosul AB]
Camp Dogwood [al-Iskandaryah AB]
Camp Eagle has been renamed Al-Amal and Hope in english
Camp Falcon [Rasheed AB]
Camp Ferrin-Huggins [Rasheed AB] has been renamed Al-Saqr and Falcon
Camp Graceland [Rasheed AB]
Camp Griffin [Baghdad IAP]
Camp Greywolf has been renamed Al-Tawheed Al-Awal and Union I
Camp Gunslinger has been renamed Al-Tadamun and Solidarity
Camp Headhunter has been renamed Al-Istiqulal and Independer
Camp Highlander has been renamed Al-Isdehar and Prosperity
Camp Iron Horse has been renamed Al-Watani and Patriot
Camp Lancer [K-2 AB]
Camp Manhattan [Habbaniyah AB]
Camp Marez [Mosul AB]
Camp Muleskinner [Rasheed AB]
Camp North Victory has been renamed Al-Tahreer and Liberty
Camp Outlaw has been renamed Al-Hurya Al-Thani and Freedom II
Camp Pacesetter [Samarra East AB]
Camp Qayyarah [Quyarrah AB]
Camp Redcatcher [Rasheed AB]
Camp Renegade [Kirkuk AB]
Camp Sather [Baghdad IAP]
Camp Speicher [al-Sahra AB]
Camp Steel Dragon has been renamed Al-Sharaf and Honor
Camp Sycamore [al-Sahra AB]
Camp Taqaddum [Al Taqaddum AB]
Camp Trojan Horse has been renamed Al-Tawheed Al-Thalith and Union III
Camp Victory has been renamed Al-Nasr and Victory
Camp Viper [Jalibah AB]
Camp War Horse [Baquba AF] has been renamed Al-Hurya Al-Awal, Freedom I
Camp Warrior has been renamed Al-Tawheed Al-Thani and Union II
Camp Whitford [Tallil AB]
FOB al-Asad [al-Asad AB]
FOB Bernstein [Tuz Khurmatu AB]
FOB Chosin [Al Iskandariyah AB]
FOB Cooke [Taji AB]
FOB Ferrin-Huggins [Rasheed AB]
FOB Glory [Mosul AB]
FOB Grant [Tal Ashtah AB]
FOB Guardian City [Al Taqaddum AB]
FOB Gunner [Taji AB]
FOB Headhunter [Baghdad AB]
FOB Manhattan [Habbaniyah AB]
FOB McKenzie [Samarra East AB]
FOB Muleskinner [Rasheed AB]
FOB Pacesetter [Samarra East AB]
FOB Q-West [Quyarrah AB]
FOB Ridgeway [Al Taqaddum AB]
FOB Speicher [al-Sahra AB]
FOB Warhorse [Baquba AF]
FOB Webster [Al Asad AB]
FOB Wyatt [Balad AB] Engineer Base Anvil [Rasheed AB]
Fire Base Glory [Mosul AB]

FLB Sycamore [al-Sahra AB]

LSA Adder [Tallil AB]
LSA Anaconda [Balad AB]
LSA Diamondback [Mosul AB]
LSA Viper [Jalibah AB]

OBJ Jaguar [Quyarrah AB]
OBJ Redskins [Al Taqaddum AB]
OBJ Weber [al-Asad AB]

TSP Whitford [Tallil AB]

Bashur AB
H-1 Airstrip
Kirkuk AB
Kut AB
Redcatcher Field [Rasheed AB]
Tall ?Afar AB
Former Presidential Palaces
Camp Arkansas [Al Salam]
Camp Blackjack [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Blue Diamond [Ar Ramadi]
Camp Cobra [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Dragoon [Baghdad]
Camp Freedom [Mosul]
Camp Hurricane Point [Ar Ramadi]
Camp Ironhorse [Tikrit]
Camp Junction City [Ar Ramadi]
Camp Raider [Tikrit]
Camp Slayer [Radwaniyah]
Camp Steel Falcon [Dora Farms]
Camp Victory [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Victory (51 Papa) [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Victory North [Abu Ghurayb]
FOB Blue Diamond [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Champion Base [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Cobra [Abu Ghurayb]
FOB Danger [Tikrit]
FOB Eden [Hit]
FOB Hurricane [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Ironhorse [Tikrit]
FOB Junction City [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Paliden Base [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Raider [Tikrit]
FOB Sabre [Ar Ramadi]
FOB Trojan Horse Champion Main [Ar Ramadi]
Champion Base [Ar Ramadi]
Essayons Base [Republican Palace]
Hurricane Base [Ar Ramadi]
Loyalty Base [Ar Ramadi]
Rifles Base (3 ACR) [Ar Ramadi]
Victory Base [Abu Ghurayb]

Firebase Shoemaker [Ar Ramadi]

Green Zone [Baghdad]

Post Freedom [Mosul]

Al Azimiyah Palace
Saddamiat Al-Tharthar
Other Locations
Camp ? ? ? ? ? ? [Dahuk]
Camp Abu Naji [Al Amarah]
Camp Andaluz [Kufa]
Camp Anderson [Diwaniyeh]
Camp Arrow [Ad Dawr]
Camp Avalanche [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Ashraf
Camp Babylon
Camp Black Jack [1 CD]
Camp Boom [Baquba]
Camp Brassfield-Mora [Samarra]
Camp Bucca [Umm Qasr]
Camp Bushmaster [Najaf]
Camp Caldwell [Kirkush]
Camp Cold Steel
Camp Eagle III [Najaf]
Camp Duke [Najaf]
Camp Edson [Diwaniyeh]
Camp Fallujah [I MEF]
Camp Fenway [Qalat Sukar]
Camp Ganci [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp Golf [Najaf] [1 AD]
Camp Hope [Diwaniyeh]
Camp Jennings [Al Amarah]
Camp Leader [Mosul]
Camp Libeccio [Nasiriyah]
Camp Lima [Baghdad] [1 AD]
Camp Marlboro [Sadr City]
Camp Mercury
Camp Normandy [Muqdadiyah]
Camp Nakamura [Nippur]
Camp Paliwoda [Balad]
Camp Performance [Mosul]
Camp Scania [Nippur]
Camp St. Mere [Fallujah]
Camp Strike [Mosul]
Camp Top Gun [Mosul]
Camp Ultimo [Baghdad]
Camp Vigilant [Abu Ghurayb]
Camp War Eagle [Baghdad]
Camp Whitehorse
Camp Zadan [Zadan] [2/2 Mar]
FOB ? ? ? ? ? ? [Daquq]
FOB Arrow [Ad Dawr]
FOB Buzz
FOB Brassfield-Mora [Samarra]
FOB Caldwell [Kirkush]
FOB Duke [Najaf]
FOB Eagle [Balad]
FOB Gabe [Baquba]
FOB Kalsu [Iskandariyah]
FOB Laurie [Fallujah]
FOB Lion [Balad AB]
FOB Melody [Sadr City]
FOB Mercury [Fallujah]
FOB Normandy [Muqdadiyah]
FOB Packhorse [Tikrit]
FOB Rough Rider [Mandali]
FOB St. Mere [Fallujah]
FOB St. Michael [Mahmudiyah]
FOB Tiger [Al Qaim]
FOB Volturno [Fallujah]
FOB War Eagle [Baghdad]
FOB Wilson [Ad Dawr] Firebase Melody [Sadr City]
Log Base Seitz
Tiger Base [Al Qaim]

Butler Range Complex
Hard Site [Abu Ghurayb]

CMOC Ar Ramadi
CMOC Baghdad
CMOC Diwaniyah
CMOC Mosul
CMOC Samarra

CSC Scania [Nippur]

CJTF Babylon
Baghdad Convention Center

Haditha Dam
Hillah
al-Kûfah []
MFK Compound
Sinjar
Taji Military Camp
Un-Identified
Camp Bushwacker
Camp Red Knight
Camp Thunder FOB Bandit Island [1 AD]
FOB Broomhead (3 ACR)
FOB Byers (3 ACR)
FOB Givens (3 ACR)
FOB Latham (3 ACR)
FOB Miller (3 ACR)
FOB O'Ryan (TF 2-108)
FOB Quinn (3 ACR)

FOB Delta
FOB Morgan

Global
Security.org
Has information on most of these bases.

I would have to agree with the origanal post, that it certainly does not look like the US will be pulling out anytime soon from Iraq.

Looks like (just like Japan) the US is in Iraq to stay.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:43 PM
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"As of mid-May 2005 it was reported that US forces occupied a total of 106 bases. These ranged in size from the massive Camp Victory complex near the Baghdad airport, to small outposts with as few as 500 soldiers. The US also operates four detention facilities and several other convoy support centers. In the first five months of 2005, US forces had turned over 13 small facilities in Baghdad to Iraqi military or police units.

In August 2004 prepartions began for vacating palaces in Mosul, Tikrit, Ramadi, Basra and Baghdad starting in March 2005. But the plan was put on hold in November 2004, given the cost of setting up replacement facilities. As of May 2005 plans called for turning over three palaces -- two in Tikrit and one in Mosul -- by the end of 2005, with others to follow later on."
Global Security.org

Entire story here



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:43 PM
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Those are for active military troops, obviously when you ahve138K troops you need a lot of bases, wouldn’t you think? But permanent bases are for when all those active duty troops leave, so having 106 bases for a less then division is excessive.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:43 PM
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And most of those "bases" are four tents, 12 tanks, and 15 Bradley IFVs. A firebase and a camp are places to eat, sleep, and reload and that's all.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
And most of those "bases" are four tents, 12 tanks, and 15 Bradley IFVs. A firebase and a camp are places to eat, sleep, and reload and that's all.


I'd like to have your source for a US base that has"four tents, 12 tanks, and 15 Bradley IFVs"

I would say it is safe to say all US bases are permanent until the last US soildier leaves it.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:50 PM
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exctly , most of those are small Unit size camps at best .



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:53 PM
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Originally posted by Freedomrik

Originally posted by Zaphod58
And most of those "bases" are four tents, 12 tanks, and 15 Bradley IFVs. A firebase and a camp are places to eat, sleep, and reload and that's all.


I'd like to have your source for a US base that has"four tents, 12 tanks, and 15 Bradley IFVs"

I would say it is safe to say all US bases are permanent until the last US soildier leaves it.


the source is the US military , If you know anything about the Military past or present , then you know how it works .

Your lack of military knowlege is evident , Anyone in there right mind that thinks there will be 106 permanent bases is -- Outragesly devoid of common sense.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:54 PM
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That is the most bios website. At the end of the article is states how Congress can and should impeach the president. It is miliatry tradition to keep bases in lands we have fought and died in. This could've been understood before we went to iraq. Bottom line, we are bullies. America is similair to Pablo Escabar, Take my payoff money, or take my bullet.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:55 PM
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I have A quoted source stating base sizes range from massive to 500 soildiers.........

"US forces occupied a total of 106 bases. These ranged in size from the massive Camp Victory complex near the Baghdad airport, to small outposts with as few as 500 soldiers."
Global Security.org

Talk is cheap, lets see something to back it up......



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:56 PM
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Originally posted by Freedomrik
I would say it is safe to say all US bases are permanent
until the last US soildier leaves it.


An OUTHOUSE is considered a permanent structure and
so the camp that uses that outhouse would be called 'permanent',
even if that camp is only there for a few months.

Any camp that has a structure with a wooden frame (or rock, brick,
etc) is called 'permanent'. The word has nothing to do with how
long people will, or will not, be there.

It's military terminology. Nothing more.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 12:59 PM
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106 Permanent Military Bases?

Yet anther Sign of the Long Lasting US Military Presence in Iraq?

To promote Safety and Security of Iraqi Citizens?

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

More like to promote Safety and Security of US Economic and Geo-Political Interests in the Middle East - the Region with the Largest Oil Reserves on the Planet.



[edit on 18/2/06 by Souljah]



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 01:00 PM
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Briggs

I agree with you there "Anyone in there right mind that thinks there will be 106 permanent bases is -- Outragesly devoid of common sense"

But it is ( my opinion, That the US will continue to have atleast 1 military base in iraq from this point on" Certainly not 106 bases. I only posted to prove we ACTUALLY had about 106 occupied bases at present, since a few thought that number was exagerated.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 01:03 PM
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Here are a few examples for you then.

Camp Marlboro


Camp Marlboro, an Iraqi cigarette factory in Sadr City, now being used as a temporary military base by the 2/2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. In May 2003 a military police unit from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived at Camp Marlboro to conduct joint patrols in eastern Baghdad. The Kellogg-Brown-Root folks who have always provided good meals to fielded troops are at Muleskinner Base, which is a good drive on booby-trapped roads away from Camp Marlboro. The problem is that by the time the insulated containers of chow get to Camp Marlboro they will be cold.


Firebase Melody:


Firebase Melody in Baghdad is a former school complex that was home to about 650 soldiers as of November 2003. It is across the Tigris river from the Green Zone, between the Army Canal and a 4 lane highway. It is on the campus of a school or university, since the base has an old dorm that the troops sleep in.

www.globalsecurity.org...

CSC Scania:


CSC Scania is a truck stop along a road the military calls MSR Tampa. (MSR=Main Supply Route). It is near the village of Nippur. Scania is a United States Military installation about 100 kilometers south of Baghdad along Highway 1 near an agricultural area about 40 kilometers Southeast of Hillah. There are no large towns nearby, so it is a little difficult to find. According to one report it is located near the city of Ad-Diwaniyah, while another places Camp Scania near Tilil Air Base a few hours south of Baghdad, and a third claims it is 30 miles south of Baghdad.

www.globalsecurity.org...

FOB St Micheal:

As of mid-September 2003 TF 3-505 continued FOB improvements and have turned an old Chicken Meat Packing Plant into a robust FOB. It is amazing what troopers will do with a little money and a few vertical engineers. They were constructing a running track around the backside of their erimeter. They continue to operate in and around the Mahmudiyah area and are making good process. All of the troopers in 3 Panther are living in Tier 3 Tents with A/C and a wooden frame. They get showers daily and are eating at least two hot meals daily.

www.globalsecurity.org...

For the record my previous comment was slightly sarcastic, but more firebases and FOBs ARE simply places to sleep and rearm so they don't have to go all the way back to a main base every day.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 01:05 PM
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Ah yes souljah, all that oil we fought for in Iraq, to bring the gas prices down.....oh wait, they just went up again. Sure glad we went in to get all that oil so we could make things cheaper here at home.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 01:12 PM
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ZAP

"For the record my previous comment was slightly sarcastic, but more firebases and FOBs ARE simply places to sleep and rearm so they don't have to go all the way back to a main base every day. "

I agree with you 100% Not every base is tactical

For the record, I am not anti war, I am a vet and I support our troops 110%

I do not like the idea of occupying a country for long, since it makes our boys and girls targets of the locals.


Get in, kick their A$$'s and get out!!!!!

If our intent is to protect, control or take over oil fields, then say so and take control and make sure our troops are well supplied to do the job and keep the politics OUT of it......

[edit on 18-2-2006 by Freedomrik]



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 01:12 PM
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According to this source, Global Security, don't know it's validity, 14 "enduring bases" are planed

www.globalsecurity.org...




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