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Posted: 9/12/2005 6:08:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 8:08:29 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

U.S. Army soldiers from the Third Armored Cavalry Regimen, Tiger Squadron, Apache Troop, Pfc. Gustavo Lopez, left, of Riverside, California, Pfc. Nicholas Carter, center, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Pfc. Matthew Merriman, right, from Grand Junction, Colorado, wait for Iraqi soldiers to search a house during operations in Tal Afar, Iraq, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. U.S. and Iraqi troops conducted house-to-house searches and battered down stone walls in the narrow, winding streets of the old city. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)


US soldiers patrol the restive northern Iraqi city of Mosul in March 2005. The US army said it killed one of Al-Qaeda's military chiefs for Mosul in a raid near the northern city and launched an operation against Islamists in the west of the country.(AFP/File/Mauricio Lima)


US soldiers and Iraqi policemen stand guard at the site of a roadside bomb explosion in Kirkuk, 225 kms north of Baghdad. Sporadic fighting flared in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar as American and Iraqi troops pressed on with an all-out offensive against rebels, sending thousands of residents fleeing.(AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)


An Iraqi man standing at the entrance of his house talks with US soldiers in Tal Afar, in northern Iraq. Sporadic fighting flared in Tal Afar as American and Iraqi troops pressed on with an all-out offensive against rebels, sending thousands of residents fleeing.(AFP/Ali Khali


U.S. Army soldiers from the Third Armored Cavalry Regimen, Tiger Squadron, Apache Troop, Pfc. Jose Cevallos, center, of El Monte, California watches for enemies while Pfc. Larry Cramer of Vestao, New York listens to his radio, during a pause in operations in Tal Afar, Iraq, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. U.S. and Iraqi troops conducted house-to-house searches and battered down stone walls in the narrow, winding streets of the old city. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)


An Iraqi Army soldier from the Third Brigade pushes open a door while searching for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. U.S. and Iraqi troops swept into the insurgent stronghold of Tal Afar early Saturday, conducting house-to-house searches and battering down walls with armored vehicles in a second bid to clean the city of militant fighters. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)


Iraqi soldiers take up position as they advance in an operation in Tal Afar, northwestern Iraq, Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. Insurgents melted into the countryside through a network of tunnels to escape an Iraqi-U.S. force that reported killing about 150 rebels while storming the militant bastion of Tal Afar.(AP Photo/Mohammed Ibrahim


Iraqi soldiers advance in an operation in Tal Afar, northwestern Iraq, Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. Insurgents melted into the countryside through a network of tunnels to escape an Iraqi-U.S. force that reported killing about 150 rebels while storming the militant bastion of Tal Afar.(AP Photo/Mohammed Ibrahim)


Iraqi soldiers man an observation post in the northern Iraq town of Tal Afar September 11, 2005. Iraq closed its border with Syria on Sunday to stop what it calls foreign fighters entering the country, as a U.S.-backed military operation to wipe out suspected insurgents in the city of Tal Afar continued. Picture taken September 11, 2005. REUTERS/Namir Noor-Eldeen


Iraqi soldiers patrol Tal Afar, northern Iraq. Iraq's prime minister toured the ex-insurgent stronghold of Tal Afar as security forces rounded up the last remaining rebels who failed to make their escape from a 10,000-strong Iraqi and US assault.(AFP/Ali Khalil)


Jubilant Iraqi soldiers shoot in the air as they travel back from Tal Afar, northwest Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Insurgents melted into the countryside around Tal Afar, the militant stronghold near the Syrian border, and guns fell silent Sunday _ the second day of an offensive by 5,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by American forces and armor. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ibrahim)


Iraqi Special Police Commandos from the Third Brigade celebrate after finding a weapons cache in Tal Afar, Iraq, 420 kilometers (260 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. U.S. and Iraqi troops conducted house-to-house searches and battered down stone walls in the narrow, winding streets of the old city. (AP Photo/Jacob Silberberg)


British soldiers stand guard at the site of an attack in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. A British serviceman was killed and three injured in an late-morning bomb attack Basra province, the Ministry of Defence said without giving further details. The attack came six days after two British soldiers in an armoured four-wheel-drive vehicle were killed in a roadside bombing near Al-Zubair, southwest of Basra city.(AFP/Essam al-Sudani)


British soldiers stand guard after a British military convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in the southern Iraqi city of Basra September 11, 2005. British officials said that one soldier was killed and three soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded as their convoy was driving past. REUTERS/Atef Hassan


A soldier from the International Security Assistance Force patrols near a poster showing a woman voting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. Afghanistan will hold parliamentary election on Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)



An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at the area surrounding the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip Sunday Sept. 11, 2005. Israel has declared an end to its military rule in Gaza, clearing the way to complete its pullout and turn the territory over to the Palestinians by early Monday after 38 years of occupation. (AP Photo/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)


Israeli soldiers rest on top of a tank at a military staging area in the southern Gaza Strip, prior to the historic pull out from the Strip. Israel's army was to begin its operation to pull out of the Gaza Strip after the cabinet gave the final green light for the historic withdrawal from the territory after a 38-year occupation.(AFP/Gali Tibbo


An Israeli army armored vehicle leaves the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Israel early Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. Convoys of Israeli troops began driving out of the Gaza Strip early Monday, as the Israeli military wrapped up its pullout from the coastal territory after 38 years of occupation. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)


An Israeli soldiers relaxes on an armored personnel carrier as his unit waits for orders to withdraw from the ruins of what was the Aluf outpost on the Philadelphi Corridor on the Egyptian border in the southern Gaza Strip Sunday Sept. 11, 2005. The Israeli Army will complete its withdrawal from the coastal strip by early Monday, leaving a region it has occupied for 38 years. (AP Photo/David Silverman/Pool)


An Israeli soldier in an elevated observation post opens fire on Palestinians trying to climb over Israel's protective barrier in the Philadelphi Corridor, an area under Israeli control on the Egyptian border in the southern Gaza Strip, Sunday Sept. 11, 2005. The Israeli Army will complete its withdrawal from the coastal strip by early Monday, leaving a region it has occupied for 38 years. (AP Photo/David Silverman/Pool)
Why doesnt the US/Mexican border look like THAT?


Israeli soldiers secure the surrounding area of the Jewish Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim September 11, 2005. The United States on Monday hailed Israel's withdrawal from Gaza as an 'historic moment' and urged the Palestinians and Israelis to use the success of the disengagement to move forward on other key issues. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)


Israeli soldiers keep their weapons on hand as they wait for orders to withdraw from the ruins of what was the Aluf outpost on the Philadelphi Corridor at the Egyptian border, southern Gaza Strip, September 11, 2005. Jubilant Palestinians planted flags on the rubble of Jewish settlements and set synagogues ablaze on Monday as Israeli troops pulled out of the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation. Picture taken September 11, 2005. REUTERS/David Silverman/Pool


Palestinian militants from the Hamas movement celebrate inside the vacated Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim southern Gaza Strip September 12, 2005. Israeli troops began their final pullout from the Gaza Strip on Monday to hand the territory to the Palestinians after 38 years of occupation. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem


Palestinian police officers celebrate as they wait in the town of Beit Lahiya to enter the Jewish settlement of Dugit, northern Gaza Strip, late Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. In preparation for the Israeli pullout, some 15,000 Palestinian troops were to deploy around the abandoned Jewish settlements by early Monday to keep out large Palestinian crowds. Security officials have said they want to secure the area before allowing mass celebrations. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


Masked Islamic Jihad militants take part in a military exercise inside Gaza City. Palestinian riot police ordered a crowd of armed militants to turn back as they marched towards Israeli soldiers guarding now empty Gaza Strip settlements.(AFP/Thomas Coex)


A Palestinian militant, standing on the Gaza side of the border with Egypt in Rafah, Philadelphi corridor talks on his mobile phone as other Palestinians look on Monday Sept. 12, 2005. Scores of Egyptian troops unloaded equipment and took up positions Sunday along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip as Cairo boosted security ahead of Israel's imminent withdrawal from the volatile Palestinian coastal area after a 38-year occupation. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)


Egyptian police officers chase a Palestinian man after he threw cigarette boxes to the Palestinian side at the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah, Philadelphi corridor, Monday Sept. 12, 2005. Scores of Egyptian troops unloaded equipment and took up positions Sunday along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip as Cairo boosted security ahead of Israel's imminent withdrawal from the volatile Palestinian coastal area after a 38-year occupation. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)


Soldier of Pakistan paramilitary force check commuters in the outskirts of Miran Shah, capital of Pakistani tribal belt in north Waziristan along Afghan border, Monday, Sept 12, 2005. Pakistani forces, supported by helicopters, arrested at least eight suspected militants at a tribal town near the Afghan border, intelligence and army officials said. (AP Photo/Abdullah Noor)


A member of the Philippine National Police guards detainees after they were rounded when they abandoned their detention cells following powerful blasts that ripped through their armory at Camp Bagong Diwa south of Manila late Monday Sept.12, 2005 that injured at least four people, damaged nearby buildings and stores and rained debris on nearby neighborhoods. The explosions occurred amid persistent coup rumors set off by a political crisis that has hounded President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and while she is already airborne for a flight to New York to attend U.N. meetings. Police authorities played down speculations that the blasts were an act of sabotage or terrorism. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)


Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) visits Mexico's monument to Child Heroes, as a Mexican officer stands guard, in Mexico City September 12, 2005. Hu is in Mexico on a three-day official visit. REUTERS/Henry Romero


Colombian special forces advance to take position around the twin propeller aircraft belonging to AIRES airline that was hijacked. An armed man in a wheelchair and his son hijacked an airliner with 25 people aboard in Colombia, forcing the plane to land in Bogota before surrendering to authorities, officials and passengers said(AFP/Rodrigo Arangua)


Police officers arrive at Bogota's El Dorado airport where a hijacked Colombian airliner landed, Monday, Sept 12, 2005. The Aires airlines flight had departed the southern city of Florencia for a flight to Bogota Monday when two people armed with grenades commandeered it, said Gen. Edgar Lesmez, the chief of the Colombian Air Force. (AP Photo/Mauricio Moreno)


Colombian high peace commissioner Luis Carlos Restrepo (2nd L) walks with rebel leader Francisco Galan (C) before a news conference outside of the jail in the town of Itagui September 12, 2005. Galan, freed by the government for three months to help organize preliminary peace negotiations, spoke to reporters about the prospects for ending the National Liberation Army's (ELN) armed struggle. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera


A military guard patrols a hallway past a hospital bed frame at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans on Monday, Sept. 12, 2005. More than 40 bodies were recovered from the 317-bed hospital on Sunday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


Tony Fazzio, a salesman at Precision Firearms & Indoor Range in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, demonstrates a AR-15 semi-automatic rifle 10 September, 2005. Owner Marshall Morgan says business has multiplied 10 times since Hurricane Katrina as people's concerns over personal security has risen.(AFP/File/Paul J. Richards)

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Added a few of the obnoxious Getty Images:



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TALL AFAR, IRAQ - SEPTEMBER 11: An Iraqi woman peers out of her house gate at a U.S soldier September 11, 2005 in Tall Afar, 93 miles east the Syrian border, 260 miles, northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq closed parts of its border with neighboring Syria as thousands of Iraq troops backed by U.S forces launched an attack on the insurgent stronghold of Tall Afar early September 10. (Photo by Akram Saleh /Getty Images)


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SRINAGAR, INDIA: An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officer looks through the sight of a rifle in Srinagar, 12 September 2005, as he stands infront of part of a cache of weapons seized during the 1990's. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has met moderate Kashmiri separatist leaders and promised troop reductions if violence and militant infiltration from Pakistan is stopped in the Himalayan state. AFP PHOTO/Sajjad HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)


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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 12: A worker places a rifle on a display unit at the Defence Systems and Equipment International exhibition on September 12, 2005 in London. The exhibition, which opens tomorrow, is staged in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence and will display new technology for military and civil use. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)


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NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 12: U.S. Army National Guard soldiers from Oklahoma wear masks while conducting door to door searches September 12, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rescue efforts and clean up continue in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina two weeks after the deadly storm made landfall. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)


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NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 12: A U.S. Army National Guard soldier from Oklahoma wears a mask while conducting door to door searches September 12, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thousands of dogs have been abandoned or are stranded in the city without their owners following the hurricane. Rescue efforts and clean up continue in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina two weeks after the deadly storm made landfall. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:09:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:12:48 PM EDT
Great as always
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:13:30 PM EDT
Good pics, Thanks
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:13:38 PM EDT
Alot of pics tonight. thanks for spending the time to do it
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:16:23 PM EDT
Thank you Lumps. Finally gave me an interesting thread to look at tonight.

Agreed on the border question.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:16:47 PM EDT
Whew, Looks like the foot photog finally got fired.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:20:11 PM EDT

Those shelves look pretty sparce.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:23:03 PM EDT
Thank god.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:23:29 PM EDT
great pics

thnkas
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:26:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
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Those shelves look pretty sparce.




I shoot at that range. That rack is usually filled with AR's. Must be a run on them.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:30:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 6:32:10 PM EDT by yfs200]





Why doesnt the US/Mexican border look like THAT?




+1,000,000,000,000
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:33:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20050911/capt.sge.gwd87.110905214053.photo00.photo.default-380x245.jpg?x=380&y=245&sig=ZV218yjivtPOQ7b4qatbmg--
Those shelves look pretty sparce.



Good for Tony!

Thanks as always, Lumpy!

HH
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:12:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Thank you Lumps. Finally gave me an interesting thread to look at tonight.



+
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:19:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 7:20:26 PM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By yfs200:





Why doesnt the US/Mexican border look like THAT?




+1,000,000,000,000



*3.14
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:20:34 PM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:25:11 PM EDT

Thank you Lumps. Finally gave me an interesting thread to look at tonight.


+1

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:26:17 PM EDT
Small shops usually can't stock too much inventory......if it doesn't sell.

Plus, with UPS Next day, most shops can get you anything you want, in 2-3 days....for those that want to wait.

Unless you're a retail chain......can't keep up too much inventory.

Great pics Lumpy...nice to see you back again!

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:46:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:

Originally Posted By yfs200:



us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050911/capt.jrl16209112123.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl162.jpg

Why doesnt the US/Mexican border look like THAT?




+1,000,000,000,000



*3.14

That's a cool looking observation post!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:50:55 PM EDT

Great pictures!


Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:53:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20050911/capt.sge.gwd87.110905214053.photo00.photo.default-380x245.jpg?x=380&y=245&sig=ZV218yjivtPOQ7b4qatbmg--
Those shelves look pretty sparce.



Let the truth shine on through.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:04:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:

Originally Posted By yfs200:



us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050911/capt.jrl16209112123.mideast_israel_palestinians_jrl162.jpg

Why doesnt the US/Mexican border look like THAT?




+1,000,000,000,000



*3.14



+(n+1)!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:37:40 PM EDT
BTT for the new additions.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:45:17 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:49:17 PM EDT
Great pics again Lumpy!!!! Thanks
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:33:13 PM EDT

Jubilant Iraqi soldiers shoot in the air as they travel back from Tal Afar, northwest Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Insurgents melted into the countryside around Tal Afar, the militant stronghold near the Syrian border, and guns fell silent Sunday _ the second day of an offensive by 5,000 Iraqi soldiers backed by American forces and armor. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ibrahim)



I guess old habits die hard.

Great thread Lumpy, thanks a lot.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:58:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Hehe, the Iraqis actually take time out to paint the entire concrete wall! The muslim terrorists must be losing effectiveness if the painters had time to do that.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:01:58 PM EDT
Thanks for the great pics Lumpy.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:04:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 11:04:44 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By deuce9166:
Thanks for the great pics Lumpy.




You are certainly welcome.


I enjoy doing these.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:36:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 11:44:12 PM EDT by Matt45]

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Hehe, the Iraqis actually take time out to paint the entire concrete wall! The muslim terrorists must be losing effectiveness if the painters had time to do that.




MORE than likely, that was funded by YOUR tax dollars. I saw some stoopid amounts of cash paid out for dumb things, but "area beautification" is a top priority. Bottom line to that wisdom is that "they're more likely to be pacified in a well-maintained shithole, than they would be in a run-down shithole".
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:38:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 11:41:13 PM EDT by Quien]
I love that remote control M240 with the camera on top of the outpost. Point, click, fire.



I think one of these F2000s has my name on it (if FN still plans on selling to civvies.)

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