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Posted: 12/16/2005 6:03:07 PM EDT

Lance Cpl. Buenaventura Galvan, 21, of Chicago, an infantryman with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, watches for activity around the Ramadi, Iraq, Government Center during parliamentary elections on Thursday. Marine units observed the voting process from a distance, remaining prepared to assist if called on by Iraqi election officials. Ramadi was quiet except for one minor insurgent attack on Iraq army forces in the early morning. No injuries were reported in the attack. Rob Curtis / Military Times


Marine Capt. Tim Powledge, commander of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, reports on a suspected truck-borne suicide bomb during parliamentary elections on Thursday in Ramadi, Iraq. Rob Curtis / Military Times


US soldiers guard a polling station in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. An Iraqi civil guard and two voters were killed and 13 people wounded, including a US marine, in sporadic violence as the country went to the polls.(AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)


An Iraqi Marsh Arab and her children watch a British soldier on patrol, a day after elections for country's first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's overthrow, in Iraq's southern marshlands near Basra December 16, 2005. Millions of ballot papers were being counted and recounted on Friday as Iraqis celebrated a peaceful election that saw rebellious Sunni Arabs join in for the first time, pushing turnout close to 70 percent. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


Iraqi soldiers and policemen from a unit assigned for the security of an election center sing and dance as they celebrate the end of the elections process, after election commission officials retrieved the ballot boxes from their center, in Baghdad, Iraq Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. Iraqi authorities tallied millions of ballots Friday from elections to choose a parliament in a mostly peaceful election among the freest ever in the Arab world. Officials said it could take at least two weeks until final results are announced for the parliament, which will serve a four-year term. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)


Italian soldiers, part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), guard near the explosion site in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday, Dec 16, 2005. A car loaded with explosives blew up on a major street in Kabul on Friday, killing the driver and causing minor damage to a nearby military vehicle, police and military officials said. The blast was apparently a suicide attack, said Mohammad Yousef, the district's chief of police. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)


A Palestinian police officer stand outside a polling in the West Bank village of Al-Yamoun near Jenin Thursday Dec. 15, 2005. Local elections were held Thursday in 42 West Bank and Gaza Strip towns, including the cities of Nablus and Ramallah. The Islamic militant group Hamas is hoping to capitalize on the recent disarray in the ruling Fatah Party to make gains in the elections. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)


Israeli border police officers scuffle with a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest against the construction of a section of Israel's separation barrier in the outskirts of the West Bank village of Bil'in near Ramallah, Friday Dec. 16, 2005. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


An Israeli border policeman guards detained Palestinians during a military operation in the West Bank city of Hebron June 11, 2005. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2005


A Nepali soldier killed at least 11 people and wounded 19 others when he opened fire on a crowd at a Hindu festival near Kathmandu before taking his own life, the army said.(AFP/File/Devendra M. Singh)


In this photo released by Chinese news agency Xinhua, a group of policemen guard outside Indian parliament in New Delhi, India's capital, on Friday December 16, 2005. A bomb threat forced the evacuation of India's Parliament on Friday, but the all-clear was sounded after police using bomb-sniffing dogs failed to find any explosives. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Han Chuanhao)


An Indian army soldier pays homage during 'Vijay Divas', or victory day celebrations, at a war memorial in Kolkata December 16, 2005. Vijay Divas is celebrated to mark the victory of the Indian army in the 1971 war with Pakistan and to remember those who died, an Indian army statement said. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal


France's Lionel Dumont, left, is escorted by police officers as he arrives at court for the last day of his trial in Douai, northern France, Friday, Dec.16, 2005. Dumont is on trial for armed attacks in 1996 in the Lille region of France, and is alleged to be the co-leader of a gang that investigators consider an Islamic extremist group. Dumont, also known as Bilal, has denied in court that he is a jihadist. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)


Argentine United Nations peacekeepers patrol a street in Gonaives, Haiti December 16, 2005. Haiti has been run by an appointed government since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping to provide security in the poorest country of the Americas. Haiti will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


Argentine U.N. peacekeepers take position while Haitians look at them during a street patrol in Gonaives, Haiti December 16, 2005. Haiti has been run by an appointed government since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping to provide security in the poorest country of the Americas. Haiti will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Muno


An Argentine United Nations peacekeeper takes position in front of a banner of Senate candidate Winter Etienne during a patrol on a street in Gonaives, Haiti December 16, 2005. Haiti has been run by an appointed government since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping to provide security in the poorest country of the Americas. Haiti will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


Brazilian U.N. peacekeepers patrol a street in front of a banner of presidential candidate Evans Paul in Port-au-Prince, Haiti December 15, 2005. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping provide security. The country will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


Armed Mexican state forest police sit in one of their vehicles at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in on Wednesday Dec. 14, 2005 in Sierra Chincua, Mexico . Rangers with assault rifles over their shoulders and body armor strapped to their chests protect the winter nesting grounds of millions of orange and black winged butterflies from armed gangs of illegal loggers in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. The monarchs are not listed as endangered, but scientists say the deforestation could threaten their existence. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


A police officer cuts a gun in half with acetylene, a highly flammable gas used in welding, in Panama City, Panama. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. More than 1,500 weapons were destroyed on Friday as part of a Guns for Food plan to reduce crime. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:06:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

A police officer cuts a gun in half with acetylene, a highly flammable gas used in welding, in Panama City, Panama. Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. More than 1,500 weapons were destroyed on Friday as part of a Guns for Food plan to reduce crime. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)




MY EYES !!!!


Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:13:33 PM EDT
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:14:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

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Maybe the nazis stole it from THEM, like the swastika ?

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:15:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

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Is his rifle resting on his toes???
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:17:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

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Maybe the nazis stole it from THEM, like the swastika ?




Maybe? I do like the uniform tho. Its nice and colorful.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:38:10 PM EDT
Thanks again Lumpy

BTW what weapon does the Indian soldier have?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:40:35 PM EDT
Lotta fal goodness in there.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:41:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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An Argentine United Nations peacekeeper takes position in front of a banner of Senate candidate Winter Etienne during a patrol on a street in Gonaives, Haiti December 16, 2005. Haiti has been run by an appointed government since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping to provide security in the poorest country of the Americas. Haiti will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz



Jeebus, that rifle is as long as I am tall!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:43:33 PM EDT
You mean in this day and age the Indian military made its new 5.56 assault rifles...with WOOD stocks!?!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:44:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:46:24 PM EDT
I didnt know there were still UN troops in Haiti

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I know, I know Thanks for the pics
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:49:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 6:50:25 PM EDT by NonConformist]

Originally Posted By Maggot:
Thanks again Lumpy

BTW what weapon does the Indian soldier have?





Its the INSAS
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:57:59 PM EDT

A police officer cuts a gun in half with acetylene, a highly flammable gas used in welding

It's actually cutting with the oxygen...


Thanks as always Lumpy!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:47:21 PM EDT
Bump for Lumpy-Lump

GJ as always
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:51:51 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:58:43 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:17:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?




They are not doing the Hitler salute.

What they are doing is performing a modified form of "Mourn Arms", part of the Funeral Exercise that all British and British-trained armies having been doing since the 1600s. The Indians have modified it by having the other arm brought back onto the butt of the reversed gun, after the arm has been held out in an upside down, open-palmed salute. A new twist on an old maneuver at memorials and funerals that was done in the American Revolution by both the British and the Continentals.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:17:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051216/i/r3886824544.jpg?x=226&y=345&sig=lcscPfns0W2GNWb.pNN5qQ--




Maybe the nazis stole it from THEM, like the swastika ?





Wrong Indians, Feathers, not Dots
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:29:12 PM EDT
70% turnout for the elctions, how much better is that than the US?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:37:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?




Is his rifle resting on his toes???



See my post above.

Yes, the rifle is resting on his toes. See this pic of Redcoat Revolutionary War reenactors doing the same basic maneuver, as from 230 years ago.



Some period pics from 1798 of British military types doing this:

Mourn Arms, motion 1

" " motion 2

" "motion 3
Then they start to go back to "Present Arms"........

and eventually they come to...
Support arms!



Sorry for the thread hijack, Lumpy, but I couldn't let this go by.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:34:38 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy, ba-da bump!
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 6:14:08 AM EDT
Ah Haiti, I remember it well.....


A TOTAL SHITHOLE!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:28:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
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An Argentine United Nations peacekeeper takes position in front of a banner of Senate candidate Winter Etienne during a patrol on a street in Gonaives, Haiti December 16, 2005. Haiti has been run by an appointed government since former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide fled into exile. A United Nations peacekeeping force of nearly 9,000 troops and police is helping to provide security in the poorest country of the Americas. Haiti will hold its legislative and presidential elections on January 8, 2006. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz



Jeebus, that rifle is as long as I am tall!




Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:33:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051216/i/r3886824544.jpg?x=226&y=345&sig=lcscPfns0W2GNWb.pNN5qQ--




Maybe the nazis stole it from THEM, like the swastika ?




Maybe? I do like the uniform tho. Its nice and colorful.



Someone should tell him his hat is crooked too.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:51:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 10:57:12 PM EDT by _DR]

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By texas1138:

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051216/i/r3886824544.jpg?x=226&y=345&sig=lcscPfns0W2GNWb.pNN5qQ--



Is his rifle resting on his toes???



See my post above.

Yes, the rifle is resting on his toes. See this pic of Redcoat Revolutionary War reenactors doing the same basic maneuver, as from 230 years ago.

www.hm17thregiment.org/Mourn%20Arms1.jpg

Some period pics from 1798 of British military types doing this:
www.grosvenorprints.com/rowlv65.jpg
Mourn Arms, motion 1
www.grosvenorprints.com/rowlv66.jpg
" " motion 2
www.grosvenorprints.com/rowlv67.jpg
" "motion 3
Then they start to go back to "Present Arms"........
www.grosvenorprints.com/rowlv68.jpg
and eventually they come to...
www.grosvenorprints.com/rowlv73.jpgSupport arms!



Sorry for the thread hijack, Lumpy, but I couldn't let this go by.



People forget that India was a British colony for years and many military traditions remain.



Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:14:03 AM EDT

Nice...keep em coming please.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:31:09 AM EDT
If it hasn't been said, I believe that "Indian Soldier" is from one of the Gurkah Battalions.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:35:33 AM EDT




What kind of rifles are those?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 5:45:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CFII:
Wonder where they learned how to salute like this?

us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20051216/i/r3886824544.jpg?x=226&y=345&sig=lcscPfns0W2GNWb.pNN5qQ--



Isn't that just a left-hand turn signal?
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:54:16 AM EDT
FALs, inch FALs and FAL para's! WooT!
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