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Posted: 7/31/2005 2:46:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 8:06:51 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

A U.S. Army soldier gestures to photographers at the scene of an attack in western Baghdad July 31, 2005. REUTERS/Ali Jasim


U.S. Marines with the 5th Marine Regiment guard several Iraqi men as Marines search their cars during a mission in the western Iraqi town of Ramadi in this military handout photo taken July 25, 2005. The Marines with the Camp Pendleton, California-based infantry battalion conducted the operation in the citys marketplace, where they searched vehicles and personnel for weapons and improvised explosive making material. REUTERS/HO/USMC/Cpl. Tom Sloan


Two children watch through the window of their vehicle while a Marine from the 3rd Batallion 8th Marines checks its trunk at a checkpoint in the outskirts of Fallujah, Iraq in March 2005.(AFP/File/Jaime Razuri)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 30: Marines from Bravo Company 1/6 out of Camp Lejune, North Carolina, prepare to search a home July 30, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Marines, along with U.S. and Iraqi soldiers, staged an early-morning mission during which they searched every home and recorded family information of residents in about a 30 block area of the city's northeast side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 30: Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command along with U.S. Army and Marines regroup following a mission to search homes July 30, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Iraqi soldiers with the help of U.S. Army and Marines staged the early-morning mission during which they searched every home and recorded family information of residents in about a 30 block area of the city's northeast side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 30: Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command search a home July 30, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Iraqi soldiers with the help of U.S. Army and Marines staged an early-morning mission during which they searched every home and recorded family information of residents in about a 30 block area of the city's northeast side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 30: A soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command stands guard while members of his squad search a home July 30, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Iraqi soldiers with the help of U.S. Army and Marines staged an early-morning mission during which they searched every home and recorded family information of residents in about a 30 block area of the city's northeast side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 31: A soldier from the Iraqi Ground Forces Command tends to weapons in the armory July 31, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The unit, with the help of advisors from the U.S. Army and Marines, is tasked with providing security for the city of Fallujah until a police force can be established. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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FALLUJAH, IRAQ - JULY 30: Soldiers from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Ground Forces Command prepare to search a home July 30, 2005 in Fallujah, Iraq. The Iraqi soldiers, with the help of U.S. Army and Marines, staged an early-morning mission during which they searched every home and recorded family information of residents in about a 30 block area of the city's northeast side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


A British soldier takes aim as he and others secure the area around a road side bomb in which a British security vehicle was caught on July 30, 2005, on the outskirts of the southern city of Basra, 500 kms from Baghdad. Two British security guards and at least 22 Iraqis were killed in attacks across the country as MPs worked against the clock to try to reach agreement on a draft constitution by Monday.(AFP/Essam Al-Sudani)


A British soldier secures the site of an attack on a British consulate convoy in the southern Iraq city of Basra July 30, 2005. A British consulate convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Saturday and two security guards were killed, a British consulate spokeswoman said. Karen McLuskie said the attack occurred at 9.30 a.m. (0530 GMT) as the convoy was passing through the port city. (Atef Hassan/Reuters)


Israeli female soldiers line-up as they check their weapons after arriving by bus to a base near Reim, in southern Israel, just outside the Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 31, 2005. Israel would suspend its Gaza withdrawal and launch a massive ground offensive if Palestinian militants attack Israeli soldiers and settlers during the pullout, Israel's deputy defense minister said Sunday, outlining the military's plans for the first time. The threat came less than three weeks before the start of the evacuation, marking the first time Israel has ever removed veteran settlements from the West Bank and Gaza. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


Israeli female soldiers line-up as they check their weapons after arriving by bus to a base near Reim, in southern Israel, just outside the Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 31, 2005. Israel would suspend its Gaza withdrawal and launch a massive ground offensive if Palestinian militants attack Israeli soldiers and settlers during the pullout, Israel's deputy defense minister said Sunday, outlining the military's plans for the first time. The threat came less than three weeks before the start of the evacuation, marking the first time Israel has ever removed veteran settlements from the West Bank and Gaza. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)


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SANUR, WEST BANK - JULY 31: Standing beside a settlers tent, an Israeli soldier looks through his scope July 31, 2005 in the settlement of Sanur in the West Bank. While most of the original settlers have reluctantly accepted their forced evacuation to new homes, dozens of Israelis from the most radical settlements in the West Bank have been pouring into Sanur to fight the government's plans to abandon the West bank settlements. Israel is set to evacuate all 21 Gaza Strip settlements and four more in the West Bank in mid-August. The pullout is set to last four weeks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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GAN OR, -: Israeli soldiers belonging to a munitions disposal unit enjoy their day off at a local beach in the Southern Gaza Strip July 30 2005. Middle East quartet envoy James Wolfensohn promised Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip a "better life" after Israel's planned pullout, following talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)


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SLAV, -: A settler shoots with a hand gun at a shooting range near Slav, in the Gush Katif settlement bloc in southern Gaza Strip 31 July 2005. Israel was on Sunday to open a state-of-the-art caravan park to rehouse the first settlers leaving the occupied Gaza Strip ahead of next month's disengagement plan. AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)


An armed Jewish settler walks with his child on a beach in the Gaza Strip Jewish settlement of Shirat Hayam July 31, 2005. Israel fears that half of the Jewish settlers slated for evacuation from occupied Gaza next month will stay put rather than agree to relocation, forcing troops to remove them, a cabinet minister said on Sunday. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic


Palestinian masked gunmen of the Ahmed Abu Alrish Brigades, a militant group with ties to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, hold rifles during a rally in Gaza City, Saturday, July 30, 2005, as a group of Palestinians jogs in the background. Palestinian security forces are in desperate need of better weapons and military equipment, but are prepared to ensure quiet during Israel's upcoming withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian official said Saturday. Interior Ministry spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khoussa said the Palestinians have devised a detailed plan for maintaining calm during the withdrawal, and the shortage of arms will not prevent forces from carrying out the plan.(AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo


Palestinian security forces keep guard outside Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas' office during a meeting on the economic future of the Gaza Strip with Middle East quartet envoy James Wolfensohn in Gaza City.(AFP/Mahmud Hams)


Palestinian security forces keep guard outside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' office during a meeting with International Mideast envoy James Wolfensohn in Gaza City, Saturday, July 30, 2005. Prior to his meeting with Palestinian officials in Gaza Saturday, Wolfensohn said the rubble from settlers' homes set to be demolished during Israel's planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in mid-August can be reused in future housing projects by the Palestinians. Israel's Gaza withdrawal is set to begin in less than three weeks yet almost every major issue regarding the future of the territory remains undecided. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Australia's Defense Minister Robert Hill, is escorted by special forces soldiers arrives at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, July 30, 2005. Senator Hill announced the decision to relocate one of Australia's Black Hawk helicopter squadrons to Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney to boost the ability of Australia's Special Forces to respond to a terrorist threat on the east coast of the country. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)


Philippine Police Special Weapons and Tactics group fire away using assault rifles during a shooting competition at Camp Bagong Diwa police camp in suburban Manila on Sunday July 31, 2005 as part of government efforts to bolster its forces against terrorism and crimes. The Philippines is one of Washington's closest Asian allies in its global war on terror. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)


Philippine Special Weapons and Tactics fire their assault rifles during a two-day firing competition at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig city, south of Manila, July 31, 2005. The United States failed to screen security force trainees in the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand for human rights violations before it sent those countries millions of dollars in aid, Congress' investigative arm said on Friday. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo


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MANILA, PHILIPPINES: A member of police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) aims his weapon during a trainning competition at a police firing range in Manila, 31 July 2005. Meanwhile, two communist guerillas were killed and a soldier wounded in a clash in the northern Philippines. AFP PHOTO Joel NITO (Photo credit should read JOEL NITO/AFP/Getty Images)


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MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Members of police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) fire their weapons during a trainning at a police firing range in Manila, 31 July 2005. Meanwhile, two communist guerillas were killed and a soldier wounded in a clash in the northern Philippines. AFP PHOTO Joel NITO (Photo credit should read JOEL NITO/AFP/Getty Images)


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MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Members of police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) wait for their turn during a competition at a police firing range in Manila, 31 July 2005. AFP PHOTO Joel NITO (Photo credit should read JOEL NITO/AFP/Getty Images)


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NARATHIWAT, THAILAND: Thai children show interest in the weapon of a soldier at a polling station set up in a school during local administration elections in Thailand's troubled southern Narathiwat province, 31 July 2005. Security remained high in three southern Muslim dominated provinces during the elections. where about 840 people were killed in the past 18 months in near daily attacks. AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALA (Photo credit should read MADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images)


Soldiers from the Hubei Contingent of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force participate in a drill at a military base in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, July 30, 2005. The drill is intended to improve the readiness of the armed forces to deal with various emergencies and militant attacks. Picture taken July 30, 2005. CHINA OUT REUTERS/China Newsphoto


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MOCOA, COLOMBIA: A Colombian soldier helps a mate to cross a bridge blown by leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas at Mocoa-Pitalito road, department of Putumayo, 30 July 2005. The FARC's undefinite armed protest in Putumayo has given rise to strong clashes with the Colombian Army. AFP PHOTO/Luis ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)


MOCOA, COLOMBIA: A Colombian soldier stands guard as people cross on foot a bridge blown by leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas at Mocoa-Pitalito road 30 July 2005 in Mocoa, department of Putumayo. The FARC's undefinite armed protest in Putumayo has given rise to strong clashes with the Colombian Army. AFP PHOTO/Luis ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)


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MOCOA, COLOMBIA: A Colombian soldier checks a truck driver at Puerto Asis-Mocoa road 30 July, 2005 in the department of Putumayo. The leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas undefinite armed protest in Putumayo has given rise to strong clashes with the Colombian Army. AFP PHOTO/Luis ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:47:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:50:20 PM EDT
Love that armory pic, I can only hope to duplicate that soon.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:52:48 PM EDT
Very nice pics...thanks, Lumpy!

HH
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:57:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Love that armory pic, I can only hope to duplicate that soon.



+1
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:07:34 PM EDT
Outstanding as usual!! Love those IDF chicks!!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:15:46 PM EDT
Another outstanding job, Lumpy! Keep up the good work; it is appreciated!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:17:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 3:19:50 PM EDT by NavyDoc1]




Australia's Defense Minister Robert Hill, is escorted by special forces soldiers arrives at a press conference in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, July 30, 2005. Senator Hill announced the decision to relocate one of Australia's Black Hawk helicopter squadrons to Holsworthy Barracks in Sydney to boost the ability of Australia's Special Forces to respond to a terrorist threat on the east coast of the country. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Hmmmm.....Australia's citizens don't need firearms to protect themselves......
I see that the Aussie pols are leading by example!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:19:51 PM EDT
Only in Isreal can you go and have a day at the beach with an EBR on your back.

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Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:26:59 PM EDT
Thanks! Lumpy
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:28:59 PM EDT
Nice as usual!! Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:38:56 PM EDT

Who is making Iraq's AK-47s?

Iraqi soldiers seem to be looking more and more professional every time i see photographs of them in action. Hope they can square the rest of the country away...
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:44:23 PM EDT
Some of the best pics in quite awhile. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:48:01 PM EDT
Nice job.

Thanks for the effort/time spent doing this for us.


Balming
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:48:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:
Who is making Iraq's AK-47s?

Iraqi soldiers seem to be looking more and more professional every time i see photographs of them in action. Hope they can square the rest of the country away...



I noticed the same thing. Looks like thry are quick studies with the proper training.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:08:16 PM EDT
Fillipinos and bling...gee, whoda thunk it?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:13:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:
Who is making Iraq's AK-47s?


They're Bulgarian. www.arsenal-bg.com/main.htm
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:15:52 PM EDT
Is this the Surefire "A Series Light /hand guard?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:17:18 PM EDT
I thought he got in my basement for a minute





Great pics again Lumpy..Thanks
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:21:54 PM EDT
Some great pics there. Thanks.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:33:11 PM EDT
Philipinos hold their handguards kinda funny.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 4:58:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By lu380:
Philipinos hold their handguards kinda funny.



Yeah I noticed that too. Maybe it helps control full auto fire? Also, I noticed the Philippinos got a whole bunch of eotechs and then the American soldier in the first pic only has a back up iron sight. Bummer. Give him the eotech!

Lumpy, terrific as usual, thanks again man.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:18:33 PM EDT
Great pics.

I wonder how old some of those carbines are in Philippine's.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:26:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:34:53 PM EDT
Nice!!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:45:34 PM EDT
Night BTT
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:51:08 PM EDT
thanks lumpy
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:03:21 PM EDT
Damn those IDF girlies give me wood.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:41:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 11:41:49 PM EDT by Bklyn_Irish]

Originally Posted By ErinMT:
Only in Israel can you go and have a day at the beach with an EBR on your back.



I thank God each and every day that I don't feel like I have to.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:07:41 AM EDT
Those chinese special forces types sure do a whole lot of anti-terror drill. Has China ever been the target of terrorists in the last couple of decades?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:33:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lu380:
Philipinos hold their handguards kinda funny.



thats awesome, thats how i hold mine!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 1:59:30 AM EDT
I know a few Taiwanese Marines who also hold their weapons that way.......I've also seen quite a few folks at Hi-Power matches hold the rifles that way, as well as several Olympic shooters too.

Whatever works, I suppose.......I still prefer my magazine well for my support hand.




Originally Posted By R0ME0:

Originally Posted By lu380:
Philipinos hold their handguards kinda funny.



thats awesome, thats how i hold mine!!

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:14:32 AM EDT
nice pics
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:17:01 AM EDT
Some of those guys have some nice bling bling watches for shooting.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:23:47 AM EDT
re the pics of the IDF fems with upraised M16s - you can just hear the NCO barking 'lemme see those empty magwells, and Yaweh help the nugget that inserted a magazine!'

Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:28:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Those chinese special forces types sure do a whole lot of anti-terror drill. Has China ever been the target of terrorists in the last couple of decades?

Their southwestern province has muslim terrorist trouble.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:35:37 AM EDT
Thanks Lumpy ! I loves me some women in uniform.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 4:46:56 PM EDT
Yeah the Israeli women are still as hot as I remember from 96 when I was there.

As for the FARC... They're bad, but effective.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:21:35 AM EDT
Awesome pictures. Thanks Lumpy.
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