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Posted: 10/11/2005 4:23:49 PM EDT

Soldiers from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, search outside a Baghdad home during a raid that netted several wanted insurgents on Monday. Spc. Ben Brody / U.S. Army / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images


Spc. Milton Gonzales of B Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, smashes a gate during a raid in Baghdad that netted several wanted insurgents on Monday. Spc. Ben Brody / U.S. Army / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images


A US soldier from A1/112 company infantries division stands in front of a wall adorned by posters urging people to take part in the referendum on the draft constitution, in the Sunni Muslim city of Tikrit and the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, north of Baghdad. Gunmen ambushed a convoy of Arab League diplomats in Baghdad, underscoring a relentless campaign of violence just five days before Iraqis vote on a constitution that has sharply divided the country.(AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)


A US soldier examines remains at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005.Insurgents determined to wreck Iraq's constitutional referendum killed nearly 45 people and wounded dozens in a series of attacks Tuesday, including a suicide car bomb that ripped apart a crowded market in a town near the Syrian border, police said.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


A US soldier walks at the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 10 2005. A suicide bomber detonated his explosive loaded car next to a police station wounding four Iraqi officers.(AP Photo/Mohammed Uraibi)


U.S. army soldier Curtis Rousseau from Charly Company 269 gets ready for a mission at an army base in Baquba, Iraq October 10, 2005. The army soldiers were preparing to go on the mission to search for insurgents. REUTERS/Jorge Silva


US Navy personnel from the cruiser USS Chosin aboard one of the inflatable boats patrol a 3 km exclusion zone around two Iraqi oil platforms in the Northern Gulf waters. A fleet of US-led warships cruises northern Gulf waters with the task of protecting Iraq's oil terminals from terror attacks that could hurt both the Iraqi economy and world oil markets.(AFP/Christian Chaise)


British sodiers in Basra in July 2005. Britain said it would pay compensation for any injury and damage caused when the British army raided an Iraqi police station in Basra in September 2005 to free two of its soldiers(AFP/File/Essam al-Sudani


British soldiers patrol a street market in the southern Iraq city of Basra October 11, 2005. REUTERS/Atef Hassan


Iraqi police commandos wait for the arrival of Arab League envoy Ahmed Ben Helli to escort him to his meeting in Baghdad. Gunmen ambushed a convoy of Arab League diplomats in Baghdad yesterday, underscoring a relentless campaign of violence just five days before Iraqis vote on a constitution that has sharply divided the country.(AFP/Karim Sahib)


An Iraqi soldier secures a street in Baghdad. At least 46 people were killed in attacks in Iraq, including a suicide car bombing in a crowded market, just four days before a vote on the new constitution that insurgents have vowed to disrupt.(AFP/Ali al-Saadi)


Two soldiers of US-led multinational forces at Baghdad International Airport on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 walk beside a Boeing 727 of Syrian Airlines, Syria's national carrier, which landed in the Airport for the first time since the US-led invasion to Iraq in March 2003. The Boeing 727 (RB533 flight) took off from Damascus International Airport at 13.00 p.m with 20 passengers and a delegation of the company a media group on board. Syrian Airlines will fly to Baghdad three times a week; on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.(AP Photo/ Bassem Tellawi).


A soldier in Afghanistan. A suicide attacker blew himself up in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar hours after a blast also caused by a suicide bomber killed at least three people.(AFP/File/Shah Marai)


An Israeli soldier checks the contents of a Palestinian's bag in the divided West Bank city of Hebron. Israel has vowed no let-up in its fight against Hamas, arresting scores more activists amid fears the Islamists are seeking to transfer their centre of activities to the West Bank.(AFP/Hossam Abu Alan)


A Palestinian boy rides a bicycle past Israeli soldiers who are manning a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron Tuesday Oct. 11, 2005. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)


Palestinian students walk on the street while Israeli soldiers patrol in the old district of the West Bank city of Hebron during Ramadan October 10, 2005. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun


Palestinian shoppers look at an Israeli soldier on patrol in the market in the West Bank city of Hebron Monday Oct. 10, 2005. According to the Israeli army spokesman two Palestinians were arrested on Monday during a military operation in Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)


AP - Mon Oct 10, 7:03 AM ET This undated photo released by Najdat Anzour, the director of a new television series, called 'Al-Hour Al-Ayn' shows the director, at left demonstrating how to use a gun to an actor. The new television series being broadcast around the Middle East tells the story of Arabs living in residential compounds in Saudi Arabia and the militant Islamists who want to blow them up. The show's message: terrorism is giving Islam a bad name, and Muslims are suffering because of the actions of a few. (AP Photo/HO )


A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard as Buddhist monks listen to political speech from Prime Minister and presidential candidate of the ruling coalition government, Mahinda Rajapakse during a public rally, a part of the his election campaign in Wariyapola, about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Colombo October 11, 2005. REUTERS/Anuruddha Lokuhapuarachchi


A Sri Lankan police commando keeps watch next to a poster of Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga. Police found a sniper gun and ammunition in northwestern Sri Lanka ahead of a planned visit to the area by Kumaratunga, officials said.(AFP)


Indian soldier in Kashmir. Indian troops shot dead eight Muslim rebels infiltrating from Pakistan, while suspected rebels shot dead five Hindus, officials said in the first reported violence since a huge earthquake struck Kashmir.(AFP/File/Tauseef Mustafa)


A United Nations peacekeeping soldier watches over voters at a polling station near the port of Monrovia, Liberia, October 11, 2005. Thousands of Liberians voted enthusiastically on Tuesday in elections they hope will build a better future for a West African country laid waste by one of the continent's most brutal civil wars. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


A Thai soldier communicates on his mobile phone during a patrol of Yala province in southern Thailand. Unregistered mobile phones will stop working in Thailand's insurgency-plagued southernmost provinces by mid-November, in an effort to curb bomb attacks triggered by cell phones.(AFP/File/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)


Convicted Bali bomber Imam Samudra is removed from Kerobokan prison under heavy police guard in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali October 11, 2005. Balinese protesters on Monday demanded the execution of the militants convicted of the October 12, 2002 Bali bombings which killed 202 people. REUTERS/Bagus Othman


Police line up a group of criminals during a public parade in southern China amid an earlier crackdown on corruption. A national audit has found that graft remains widespread in the Chinese government, with ministries including finance, education and health all misusing funds last year, a report said.(AFP/file)


German soldiers guard the U.S. Rhein-Main Air Base, February 21, 2003. The United States returned the Rhein-Main air base to Germany on Monday, ending a 60-year chapter of Cold War history with a brass band ceremony on the runway that lies opposite continental Europe's busiest airport. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski


A czech commando holds his weapon during anti-guerrilla training in 2004. The Czech Republic will donate guns and military uniforms to Iraq 'to help the country protect its cultural heritage', according to an agreement signed by the two countries.(AFP/MAFA/File/Dan Materna)


French police briefly evacuated tourists from the Eiffel Tower on Sunday following an anonymous bomb threat that proved to be a false alarm, police said. Members of the special police force RAID are seen taking aim at suspects from the foot of the Eiffel Tower during an exercise in Paris October 8, 2005. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


A member of the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) elite Hercules Unit stands guard outside the Broad Street subway stop on Wall Street, 07 October 2005. New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly defended the decision by local authorities to increase security on the city's subway system, despite skepticism among federal agencies over the seriousness of the threat.(AFP/File/Timothy A. Clary)


A police officer takes note after finding one of four corpses on the Gloria Ranch in Nuevo Leon, some 156 kilometers, 97 miles of Nuevo laredo, Mexico of New Laredo Saturday Oct. 8, 2005,. (AP Photo/Juan Manuel Villaseor)


Panamanian police shoot tear gas at students inside the University of Panama in Panama City October 10, 2005. Students protested against high gasoline prices and U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Panama in November. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe


Licensed gun vendor Antonio Alves shows a rifle in a store in Rio de Janeiro October 7, 2005. Alves last sold a firearm four months ago in Brazil's crime-ridden city of Rio and has reluctantly switched to trading drums and guitars instead. Brazil, which holds the grim world record for deaths from firearms, is preparing for a referendum on October 23 that is likely to ban gun and ammunition sales to civilians. He said the number of firearms shops fell over 80 percent to about 250 in Latin America's largest country from some 1,500 after the strict new law was imposed in December 2003, calling for psychological exams, shooting and gun handling tests and high registration and periodical re-registration fees. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:24:47 PM EDT
I can't see how that new "whole body" armor is easy to move around in..........
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:28:55 PM EDT

AP - Mon Oct 10, 7:03 AM ET This undated photo released by Najdat Anzour, the director of a new television series, called 'Al-Hour Al-Ayn' shows the director, at left demonstrating how to use a gun to an actor. The new television series being broadcast around the Middle East tells the story of Arabs living in residential compounds in Saudi Arabia and the militant Islamists who want to blow them up. The show's message: terrorism is giving Islam a bad name, and Muslims are suffering because of the actions of a few. (AP Photo/HO )



Well I'll be dipped in shit...
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:34:09 PM EDT
A betta mag in use, and an unusual amount of "southpaws."

Nice, thanks.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:37:04 PM EDT


Not to be fucked with
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:42:24 PM EDT

Indian soldier in Kashmir. Indian troops shot dead eight Muslim rebels infiltrating from Pakistan, while suspected rebels shot dead five Hindus, officials said in the first reported violence since a huge earthquake struck Kashmir.(AFP/File/Tauseef Mustafa)


Ha Ha. They actually patrol their border and shoot people that try to cross it illegally! Those poor saps. They should become enlightened like the US and just let millions of criminals pour across the border. Poor dumb bastards.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:03:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 5:03:33 PM EDT by ATNT]
Great post, thanks

The Iraqi police and milltary seem to be getting better and better every time I see photos of them.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:08:12 PM EDT

A member of the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) elite Hercules Unit...


Huh?

(Great stuff Lumpy.)
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:09:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:12:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:

AP - Mon Oct 10, 7:03 AM ET This undated photo released by Najdat Anzour, the director of a new television series, called 'Al-Hour Al-Ayn' shows the director, at left demonstrating how to use a gun to an actor. The new television series being broadcast around the Middle East tells the story of Arabs living in residential compounds in Saudi Arabia and the militant Islamists who want to blow them up. The show's message: terrorism is giving Islam a bad name, and Muslims are suffering because of the actions of a few. (AP Photo/HO )



Well I'll be dipped in shit...



And rolled in cracker crumbs.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:13:32 PM EDT
Those Iraqi police with the RPD look like airsofters.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:29:38 PM EDT
Hey Lumpy I thought you were a mod?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:31:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

A member of the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) elite Hercules Unit...


Huh?

(Great stuff Lumpy.)




A whole contingent of those guys rolled up on on me Outside Beth Israel Hospital across from Carl Schurz Park Pretty Impressive

What I didn't realize at the time was that Gracie Mansion was right across the street also
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:33:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
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Not to be fucked with




Are those PVS21s??? How does that czech guy have those!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:36:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stickyDJnugz:
Hey Lumpy I thought you were a mod?



He was redeemed.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:37:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stickyDJnugz:
Hey Lumpy I thought you were a mod?



Havent been for a long time.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:40:26 PM EDT
The Waffen SS lineage is quite apparent in this one.

Thanks for the pics Lumpy!

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:47:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:31:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
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Not to be fucked with




Are those PVS21s??? How does that czech guy have those!



I was just thinking the same thing. Perks of being friendly with the USA I guess.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:30:32 PM EDT
Bad ass Lumpy, thanks for sharing. Nice Beta mag on that first picture. He must have bought that himself, right?
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:31:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:36:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SSeric02:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
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Not to be fucked with




Are those PVS21s??? How does that czech guy have those!



I was just thinking the same thing. Perks of being friendly with the USA I guess.




I thought I was a friend of the US and I didnt even get NVGs!!! I got a PAS! try wearing that on your head!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:39:52 PM EDT
Good stuff!

(right clicks and checks source)
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:40:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Iraqi police commandos wait for the arrival of Arab League envoy Ahmed Ben Helli to escort him to his meeting in Baghdad. Gunmen ambushed a convoy of Arab League diplomats in Baghdad yesterday, underscoring a relentless campaign of violence just five days before Iraqis vote on a constitution that has sharply divided the country.(AFP/Karim Sahib)


When I saw the belt fed and then started reading the first line of the caption all I could think about was "Wow. That Arab League guy is fucked!".........then I read the rest

Thanks for the pics Lumpy!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:43:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

I thought I was a friend of the US and I didnt even get NVGs!!! I got a PAS! try wearing that on your head!




Aren't you a Marine?

That means you don't need NVGs. The ARMY needs NVG's to get up to your level.

*runs*
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:55:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:59:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By x5060:

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
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Not to be fucked with



I would not screw with that guy.



Did I mention I am digging his camo'd VZ-58. What I wouldn't give!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:00:35 PM EDT
Great pics.Thanks for posting.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:02:23 PM EDT


I'M A BUG!! I'M A BUG!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:03:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By SSeric02:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
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Not to be fucked with




Are those PVS21s??? How does that czech guy have those!



I was just thinking the same thing. Perks of being friendly with the USA I guess.




I thought I was a friend of the US and I didnt even get NVGs!!! I got a PAS! try wearing that on your head!



yes, but we are step children, remember!

I know what you mean though...constant struggle to get the right gear for the job.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:09:25 PM EDT
I'd love to see this sort of shit take place here in good ole 'Merica. Look pretty for the people, or you get an extra ass-pounding and overcharged for the bullet. Anybody know what China's crime rate is?
(Yes,I know they are commie scum). Anybody know what their crime rate is? How about three-peat offenders?

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:43:16 PM EDT
Late night BTT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:59:09 PM EDT




Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:09:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:13:35 PM EDT
Great pics again Lumpy


THanks
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 10:15:15 PM EDT
great pics
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:16:23 AM EDT

Awesome...as usual
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:22:41 AM EDT
Cool pics Lumpy , thanks.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 5:31:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 5:32:54 AM EDT by KnobCreek]
I must be way behind the times. First time I've see a TriPower in a .mil foto.


Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:09:04 AM EDT
I see the Iraqi army has taken to wearing cool sunglasses like our guys.

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:20:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:

AP - Mon Oct 10, 7:03 AM ET This undated photo released by Najdat Anzour, the director of a new television series, called 'Al-Hour Al-Ayn' shows the director, at left demonstrating how to use a gun to an actor. The new television series being broadcast around the Middle East tells the story of Arabs living in residential compounds in Saudi Arabia and the militant Islamists who want to blow them up. The show's message: terrorism is giving Islam a bad name, and Muslims are suffering because of the actions of a few. (AP Photo/HO )



Well I'll be dipped in shit...



He'll never live long enough to make a difference.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:25:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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Licensed gun vendor Antonio Alves shows a rifle in a store in Rio de Janeiro October 7, 2005. Alves last sold a firearm four months ago in Brazil's crime-ridden city of Rio and has reluctantly switched to trading drums and guitars instead. Brazil, which holds the grim world record for deaths from firearms, is preparing for a referendum on October 23 that is likely to ban gun and ammunition sales to civilians. He said the number of firearms shops fell over 80 percent to about 250 in Latin America's largest country from some 1,500 after the strict new law was imposed in December 2003, calling for psychological exams, shooting and gun handling tests and high registration and periodical re-registration fees. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes




So do they also give subscriptions to medication if you're crazy?

The periodicals are probably Martha Stewart Living and Cosmo.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:27:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

A czech commando holds his weapon during anti-guerrilla training in 2004. The Czech Republic will donate guns and military uniforms to Iraq 'to help the country protect its cultural heritage', according to an agreement signed by the two countries.(AFP/MAFA/File/Dan Materna)




RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:28:46 AM EDT
Good to see a trusty ol' -60 in action, too.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:39:14 AM EDT
Great pictures Lumpy, thanks!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:40:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
www.armytimes.com/content/editorial/editart/101005front6.JPG
Soldiers from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, search outside a Baghdad home during a raid that netted several wanted insurgents on Monday. Spc. Ben Brody / U.S. Army / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images


Is that a CMAG?
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:07:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
I must be way behind the times. First time I've see a TriPower in a .mil foto.


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That is the SUSAT sight, the weapon is a SA80 A2 LSW.

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:11:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/12/2005 7:15:14 AM EDT by KnobCreek]

Originally Posted By Tuukka:

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
I must be way behind the times. First time I've see a TriPower in a .mil foto.


us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051011/capt.sge.qew21.111005183446.photo00.photo.default-277x377.jpg?x=253&y=345&sig=MqI_8eahiS96I64KiWMYTA--



That is the SUSAT sight, the weapon is a SA80 A2 LSW.




Thanks for the correction. Familiar with the rifle, but had not heard of the SUSAT. From the pic, it had that Tri-Power look to it. SUSAT it is.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:22:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 7:37:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:

Originally Posted By Tuukka:

Originally Posted By KnobCreek:
I must be way behind the times. First time I've see a TriPower in a .mil foto.


us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20051011/capt.sge.qew21.111005183446.photo00.photo.default-277x377.jpg?x=253&y=345&sig=MqI_8eahiS96I64KiWMYTA--



That is the SUSAT sight, the weapon is a SA80 A2 LSW.




Thanks for the correction. Familiar with the rifle, but had not heard of the SUSAT. From the pic, it had that Tri-Power look to it. SUSAT it is.



Here are some details on it www.bellum.nu/armoury/SUSATL9A1.html

Sight picture

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