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Posted: 9/10/2005 3:51:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 3:52:37 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

U.S. soldiers leave a giant tent after taking part in a memorial ceremony to mark the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States at Bagram air base in north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. The U.S. military began its war on terror in Afghanistan after nearly 3,000 people were in the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)


A U.S. soldier runs for cover while Iraqi soldiers provide security during a military operation in the northern Iraq town of Tal Afar in this military handout photo released on September 9, 2005. The United States is considering an all-out military attack in the coming weeks against Tal Afar, which it sees as a stronghold of rebellion, a U.S. general said on Thursday. (US Navy/Photographer's Mate First Class Alan D. Monyelle/Handout/Reuters)


U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Merriman from Grand Junction, Colorado who serves in the Third Armored Cavalry Regimen, Tiger Squadron, Apache Troop, inspects a toy gun found while searching for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Saturday, Sept. 10, 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)


U.S. Army soldiers from the Third Armored Cavalry Regimen, Tiger Squadron, Apache Troop, walk over the demolished front gate of a house in order to search for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Saturday, Sept. 10, 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 Army soldiers from the Third Brigade storm a house to search for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Saturday, Sept. 10, 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 Army soldiers from the Third Brigade pass a US Army Bradley Fighting Vehicle while searching for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Saturday, Sept. 10, 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)


An Iraqi soldier of the 1st Battalion, 5 Brigade, 6th Iraq Army Division is seen during a mission on September 4 in Baghdad. Four years after the deadly September 11, Iraq has become the main battleground for Islamic extremists, analysts say.(AFP/Liu Jin)


An Iraqi soldier stands guard at the site of a car bomb explosion near a hotel in Baghdad. Iraqi and US forces have stepped up their offensive against rebels in the northern town of Tal Afar, while tightening security on the nearby Syrian border, Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said.(AFP/File/Karim Sahib)


Suspected insurgents are guarded by an Iraqi policeman after their arrest near the southern city of Kerbala on September 7, 2005. The United Nations raised the alarm on Thursday about mounting violence in Iraq blamed on pro-government militias and urged the authorities to look into reports of systematic torture in police stations. (Mshatq Mohamad/Reuters)


An Israeli border policeman aims his rifle as he guards a group of Palestinians at the centre of the West Bank city of Hebron September 6, 2005. Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian on Tuesday as a crowd cut its way into a demolished Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip, medics said. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun


An Israeli soldier aims his rifle at protesters during a joint protest by Israeli, Palestinian and international peace activists against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin September 2, 2005. Israel has frozen plans to build 1,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem, a minister said on Friday, heeding U.S. opposition to a move Palestinians fear would deny them a viable state. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic


An Israeli soldier guards weapons and other military equipment inside the synagogue in the evacuated Jewish settlement of Neve Dekalim in Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip, Thursday Sept. 8, 2005. Israel is days away from completing its military withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


Palestinian gunmen brandish their weapons next to the coffin of Moussa Arafat during his funeral in Gaza City September 9, 2005. Palestinian militants freed the son of slain ex-security chief Moussa Arafat after kidnapping him and shooting dead his father in a raid they called a reprisal for 'collaboration' with Israel. The killing had stirred doubt about whether Palestinian security forces can keep order in the Gaza Strip, seen as a proving ground for Palestinian statehood, once Israelis leave the occupied territory during a planned pullout next week. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah


Masked Palestinian militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades brandish their weapons in front the governorate building in the Gaza Strip town of Deir el-Balah. An Italian journalist has been freed after being kidnapped by gunmen in the Gaza Strip, his newspaper said.(AFP/Mahmud Hams)


A policeman armed with an assault rifle guards an outlet of US fastfood giant McDonald's in Karachi. Minor bomb blasts wounded at least four people at outlets of the KFC and McDonald's fast food chains in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, police and eyewitnesses said.(AFP/File/Jimin Lai)


Georgian soldiers leaving for Iraq sing during a farewell ceremony at a base outside Tbilisi, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. Nearly 560 Georgian military personnel were scheduled to leave for Iraq on Saturday as part of a regular rotation of troops by the former Soviet republic. (AP Photo/ Shakh Aivazov)


FILE Danish special forces show their skills in an exercise in Aalborg in this Sept. 7, 2005 file photo. A special army ranger unit and a navy elite force revealed Wednesday Sept 7 2005 that their top-trained soldiers have seen action in Afghanistan and acted as bodyguards in Iraq. Denmark's most secretive special forces units offered the public a rare glimpse into their operations, Wednesday, responding to a government drive for more transparency. (AP Photo/Mick Anderson/File)


Brazilian U.N. soldiers look at the street as they take position during a military operation on a street in Port-au-Prince September 9, 2005. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


A Brazilian policeman runs in Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro September 9, 2005. Police occupied a seaside slum in violent Rio de Janeiro on Thursday after mounting a raid to stop gunfights between drug gangs near an area popular with tourists. Two suspected traffickers were killed in the Wednesday night raid on Vidigal in which gangsters fought back with grenades and rifle fire, a police spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


A Brazilian policeman takes up position as a resident watches at Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro September 9, 2005. Police occupied a seaside slum in violent Rio de Janeiro on Thursday after mounting a raid to stop gunfights between drug gangs near an area popular with tourists. Two suspected traffickers were killed in the Wednesday night raid on Vidigal in which gangsters fought back with grenades and rifle fire, a police spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


A Brazilian policeman patrols the Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro September 9, 2005. Police occupied a seaside slum in violent Rio de Janeiro on Thursday after mounting a raid to stop gunfights between drug gangs near an area popular with tourists. Two suspected traffickers were killed in the Wednesday night raid on Vidigal in which gangsters fought back with grenades and rifle fire, a police spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


Gang members are escorted after being captured by riot police in San Salvador September 8, 2005. Authorities announced that the Simultaneous International Anti-Gang Operations in five different countries -- Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and the United States -- have netted some 660 suspects. REUTERS/Luis Galdamez


A Jamaican policeman armed with an assault rifle stands guard at a roadblock set up during protests in Kingston, Jamaica September 6, 2005. Jamaicans protested against high fuel prices just as Carribean leaders convened in Jamaica for a regional oil summit. In Kingston, police said 43 areas were paralyzed by roadblocks and chaos. (Mandatory Credit/Daily Gleaner/Reuters)


U.S. military policemen aim their guns during a joint South Korea-U.S. military police anti-terrorism exercise in Seoul at the defense ministry in Seoul, Wednesday, September 7, 2005. South Korea has been conducting anti-terrorism drills ahead of the APEC meeting, which it will host in the southern city of Busan in November.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


South Korean military policemen demonstrate their skills during a joint South Korea-U.S. military police anti-terrorism exercise in Seoul at the defense ministry in Seoul, Wednesday, September 7, 2005. South Korea has been conducting anti-terrorism drills ahead of the APEC meeting, which it will host in the southern city of Busan in November.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)


Carolyn Coverson (C), 37, receives water from military relief troops in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans September 9, 2005. After receiving the option to evacuate, Coverson decided to stay at her apartment. Most in the city have been evacuated with few holdouts still remaining and authorities vowing to make evacuations mandatory. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


Fred W. Turk lays in the middle of S. Carrollton Ave., in the uptown neighborhood of New Orleans on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005. He is being assisted by medic Sgt. Stewart Jones of the Oklahoma National Guard, middle, and Staff Sgt. Jerome Umphrey. Turk was taken away in a military vehicle. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


Melvin Wheat, a captain with the Denham Springs, La., Fire Department, left, and John Jones of the New Orleans Harbor Police approach the dog, taking care that he is not aggressive. They are in the Industrial Canal in eastern New Orleans on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)


Police officers patrol the streets of the University neighborhood of New Orleans September 8, 2005. National Guard troops and rescue teams hunted for thousands of people unable or unwilling to leave ruined New Orleans on Thursday, with one group making the grim discovery of 30 bodies in a suburban nursing home. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


A police officer patrols the streets of the University neighborhood of New Orleans September 8, 2005. National Guard troops and rescue teams hunted for thousands of people unable or unwilling to leave ruined New Orleans on Thursday, with one group making the grim discovery of 30 bodies in a suburban nursing home. REUTERS/Carlos Barria


Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:52:51 PM EDT
Hooray, Lumpy's back!

Great pix as always.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:54:00 PM EDT
WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!


Welcome back Lumpy. Great pics.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:56:51 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy!!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:57:24 PM EDT
Good to have you back Lumpy!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 3:59:21 PM EDT
THANKS LUMPY !

Glad to see ya back


LB
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:03:19 PM EDT
Short break.

welcome back.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:07:14 PM EDT
Good to see LUmpy back!





Am I the only one who has noticed that the bad guys almost always have poor trigger discipline?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:12:43 PM EDT
Glad to see you back Lumpy!!!!!!!



Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:13:10 PM EDT
Great pics as usual.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:13:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:15:46 PM EDT


Looks like that guys about to tactically shoot his buddy in the face.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:20:53 PM EDT
Like a cool drink after a long dry spell.

Atta boy, Lumpy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:21:51 PM EDT

Welcome back, Lumps.
Great stuff as always.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:23:49 PM EDT
Its nice to not have that getty watermark.
Thanks for taking the time.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:24:51 PM EDT


U.S. Army Pfc. Matthew Merriman from Grand Junction, Colorado who serves in the Third Armored Cavalry Regimen, Tiger Squadron, Apache Troop, inspects a toy gun found while searching for weapons and insurgents in Tal Afar, Iraq, 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the Syrian border Saturday, Sept. 10, 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)

Hey! I been there before!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:34:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Top_Secret:
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20050907/capt.sel10809071113.south_korea_terrorism_sel108.jpg?x=380&y=317&sig=iOt7aoxzBfFFXc093aZJBw--

Looks like that guys about to tactically shoot his buddy in the face.



You're obviously not familiar with the ways of the ninja.

Awesome pics Lumpy, thanks.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:39:12 PM EDT
Awesome pics and Welcome back
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:40:01 PM EDT
Glad to see you back Lumpy! I enjoy your posts a lot, the Capt'n did a very good and entertaining job of filling in but I always look forward to what you post.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:42:03 PM EDT
awesome!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 4:55:41 PM EDT
ARFCOM is back to normal


Great pics Lumpy!!!!

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:27:47 PM EDT
Great pics, Lumpy!
Glad to see you back to posting them!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:29:34 PM EDT
Welcome Back!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:32:47 PM EDT
I was starting to go through withdrawal....glad your back! great pics!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:40:36 PM EDT




Wow Iraqi trigger discipline? Who'da thunk it?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 5:42:00 PM EDT
Welcome back and thanks.


Samuel
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:02:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:09:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

FILE Danish special forces show their skills in an exercise in Aalborg in this Sept. 7, 2005 file photo. A special army ranger unit and a navy elite force revealed Wednesday Sept 7 2005 that their top-trained soldiers have seen action in Afghanistan and acted as bodyguards in Iraq. Denmark's most secretive special forces units offered the public a rare glimpse into their operations, Wednesday, responding to a government drive for more transparency. (AP Photo/Mick Anderson/File)




Woot! Go team.


My best buddy has briefly served with the Jægerkorps in Iraq. (they've been doing more in Iraq than just acting as bodyguards, btw. )
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:11:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 6:11:48 PM EDT
Damn I missed these. Welcome back!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:24:30 PM EDT


Is that american camo?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:26:23 PM EDT
Yeah, the helmets, goggles and cammies are probably aid items from the US.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:35:59 PM EDT
Anyone notice the guy guarding the McDs looks like a regular customer?
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:36:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/10/2005 8:38:58 PM EDT by BulletBait]
How are the Palistinians getting so many M-16s?
They have far too many for battlefield pick-ups.
Did Billy-Boy sell them to them?
ETA: Thanks Lumpy!

Palestinian gunmen brandish their weapons next to the coffin of Moussa Arafat during his funeral in Gaza City September 9, 2005. Palestinian militants freed the son of slain ex-security chief Moussa Arafat after kidnapping him and shooting dead his father in a raid they called a reprisal for 'collaboration' with Israel. The killing had stirred doubt about whether Palestinian security forces can keep order in the Gaza Strip, seen as a proving ground for Palestinian statehood, once Israelis leave the occupied territory during a planned pullout next week. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:46:24 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics

Welcome back
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:50:31 PM EDT
nice pics
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:54:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:13:57 PM EDT
Late night BTT
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:19:16 PM EDT
Hi Lumpy! Thanks for the pics!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:26:09 PM EDT
welcome back!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:34:09 PM EDT
Thanks for sharing!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:37:28 PM EDT
Great pictures as normal!
And welcome back
It's the first time that I have been able to see them without any Red X's too!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:46:36 PM EDT
Great as usual.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:52:58 PM EDT


AllahSoft?


Welcome Back Lumpy!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 10:55:17 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy

Good to have you back!
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 11:02:24 PM EDT
hi Lumpy , and next...

What's that ring looking thing hanging on the end of his flash suppressor?




Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

FILE Danish special forces show their skills in an exercise in Aalborg in this Sept. 7, 2005 file photo. A special army ranger unit and a navy elite force revealed Wednesday Sept 7 2005 that their top-trained soldiers have seen action in Afghanistan and acted as bodyguards in Iraq. Denmark's most secretive special forces units offered the public a rare glimpse into their operations, Wednesday, responding to a government drive for more transparency. (AP Photo/Mick Anderson/File)




Woot! Go team.


My best buddy has briefly served with the Jægerkorps in Iraq. (they've been doing more in Iraq than just acting as bodyguards, btw. )

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 11:09:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
hi Lumpy , and next...

What's that ring looking thing hanging on the end of his flash suppressor?





Military M16 blank firing adaptor:

Link Posted: 9/10/2005 11:25:27 PM EDT
Good to have you back. And what a great set of pics to come in with too!
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:00:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 12:06:11 AM EDT by 4get_No1]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
hi Lumpy , and next...

What's that ring looking thing hanging on the end of his flash suppressor?





Military M16 blank firing adaptor:

www.22ammobox.com/listp/miltyp/51004a.jpg



Thanks - never saw one of those before (early 60s Navy & not a SEAL = no M16).

ETA: or very much of anything else for that matter, hence
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:40:26 AM EDT

I now have a reason to come back to the GD.

Thanks Lumpy
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 3:58:51 AM EDT
once again Lumpy proves why, he'e the man! thanx, Lumpy
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