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Posted: 2/16/2006 5:06:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:14:40 PM EDT by Lumpy196]

BIG HI RES VERSION
Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment search for terrorists and weapons caches in Tal Afar, Iraq. This photo appeared on www.army.mil. February 15, 2006 by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon II


A picture released by the US Marines on 01 February shows a Marine cautiously checking a building for occupants and weapons in the city of Hit in Iraq's western Anbar province. President George W. Bush asked Congress for 72.4 billion dollars in additional funding for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, the White House said.(AFP/USMC-HO/File/Cpl. Christopher S. Vega)


Japanese soldiers escort their engineer (2nd-R) during the inspection of their bridge project in Samawa, 270 km (160 miles) south of Baghdad February 16, 2006. Hundreds of Japanese soldiers are based in Samawa doing humanitarian projects. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen


British soldiers take position close to the site of an attack north of the southern city of Basra, January 2006. More than 1,300 British servicemen and women who have completed tours of duty in Iraq have returned with serious psychiatric problems, The Independent newspaper reported(AFP/File)


British soldiers patrol a street in Basra, February 3, 2006. Local officials in southern Iraq have voted to maintain a boycott of British-led forces after the release of a video apparently showing British troops beating Iraqi teenagers in 2004, officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan


Iraqi soldiers secure the scene of a roadside bomb attack in Baghdad February 14, 2006. The attack, targeting a police patrol, wounded four civilians after it struck a bus carrying students near a university, Iraqi police said. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz


An Italian soldier form the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force stands guard outside a guest house where two Italian aid workers died, in Kabul, Afghanistan February 16, 2006. Two Italian aid workers were found dead in Afghanistan on Thursday after being suffocated by exhaust fumes from a stove that they left on overnight, a foreign diplomat said. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani


A British army personnel watches a joint military exercise of Afghan National Army (ANA) and German soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan February 16, 2006. The ANA is being trained under a U.S.-led effort and currently numbers about 35,000 soldiers. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood


Jordanian special forces police officers guard the state security court in Amman, Jordan February 15, 2006. Jordan handed down its fourth death sentence in absentia against al Qaeda's leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on Wednesday, after finding him and eight others guilty of plotting chemical attacks in the kingdom. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji


An elderly muslim supporter of Lebanon's slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri near a police officer during a demonstration to commemorate the first anniversary of Hariri's assassination, in Martyrs' Square, downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Lebanese packed a square in central Beirut on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Hariri, a momentous event that ended Syria's long domination of its smaller neighbor. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)


A Palestinian man looks at Israeli soldiers pointing their guns towards protesters during clashes with Palestinians in the southern West Bank town of Sahir, near Hebron. A 20-year-old Palestinian with learning difficulties was shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes near the northern West Bank city of Jenin(AFP/File/Marco Longari)


Congolese soldiers stand at attention during a parade at Kamina training base in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province in this file picture taken November 7, 2005. Six soldiers have died from hunger and illness in a Congolese army training camp, where thousands are living in 'dire' conditions while they await integration into the new national force, officials said February 16, 2006. Picture taken November 7, 2005. REUTERS/David Lewis/Files


Heavily armed policemen stand in front of Serbian Government building as court investigators reconstruct the 2003 murder of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic in Belgrade February 14, 2006. The reconstruction is attended by three of the 13 charged perpetrators of the murder, including the alleged mastermind Milorad Lukovic 'Legija' and the alleged shooter Zvezdan Jovanovic. REUTERS/Marko Djurica



An Indonesian special elite armed forces new recruit from the Army Forces Strategic Command (Kostrad) aims his rifle during final training in Krawang, in the outskirt of Jakarta February 16, 2006. REUTERS/Dadang Tri


With a police officer walking by, a Haitian boy looks at a ballot he picked it up from a garbage dump, five miles (eight kilometers) north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, more than a week after disputed presidential elections. Leading candidate Rene Preval has alleged that the Feb. 7 vote was marred by 'massive fraud or gross errors' designed to leave him just short of the majority needed for a first-round presidential victory. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)


A heavily armed Haitian police officer runs beside the car of leading presidential candidate Rene Preval while supporters cheer him while leaving the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, more than a week after disputed presidential elections. Preval has alleged that the Feb. 7 vote was marred by 'massive fraud or gross errors' designed to leave him just short of the majority needed for a first-round presidential victory. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)


A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper keeps guard near a burning barricade in Port-au-Prince, February 15, 2006. The counting of ballots in Haiti's presidential election ground to a halt more than a week after the vote as electoral authorities on Wednesday bowed to a demand by the leading candidate for a fraud inquiry. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz


A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper stands guard at a burning roadblock in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, more than a week after disputed presidential elections. U.N. police were ordered to recover election materials, including numbered bags apparently used to carry results and tally sheets, from a garbage dump near the Haitian capital amid charges that last week's presidential elections were marred by fraud. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)


A Brazilian U.N. peacekeeper stands guard at a checkpoint in Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 14, 2006. Former Haitian President Rene Preval said on Tuesday massive fraud had prevented him from winning a first-round victory in last week's election but the government had agreed to delay publishing the result while he gathered proof. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar


Armed and masked men belonging to the Popular Revolutionary Command 'The Fatherland Comes First' (CPR-LPEP) block a road near the resort city of Acapulco, Mexico on Oct. 2005. Hundreds of farmers have vowed to fight to the death against a huge hydroelectric dam that officials say is needed to prevent water shortages in the resort of Acapulco _ but which opponents say sacrifices Indians and farmers for tourist developments and armed groups such as this one have demanded the project be halted.(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


Brazilian policemen take up positions as they search for suspects involved in the invasion of Rocinha at Pavao slum in Rio de Janeiro, February 16,2006. A gang turf war broke out when 40 armed men invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, killing at least six people as the city prepares for a Rolling Stones concert and Carnival, police said on Thursday. Police squads raided the area, not far from Rio's beaches and posh neighborhoods, after the clash erupted in Rocinha on Wednesday night. They arrested seven people but raids and shooting continued into the early hours on Thursday. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


Brazilian policemen take up positions as they search for suspects involved in the invasion of Rocinha at Pavao slum in Rio de Janeiro, February 16,2006. A gang turf war broke out when 40 armed men invaded Rio de Janeiro's largest slum, killing at least six people as the city prepares for a Rolling Stones concert and Carnival, police said on Thursday. Police squads raided the area, not far from Rio's beaches and posh neighborhoods, after the clash erupted in Rocinha on Wednesday night. They arrested seven people but raids and shooting continued into the early hours on Thursday. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos


Heavily armed police security guards the vicinity around a courthouse where a pretrial hearing of Zacarias Moussaoui, is being held, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, in Alexandria, Va. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui will not be in the courtroom for jury selection at his upcoming death-penalty trial, after Moussaoui again defied the judge at a pretrial hearing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


Seized weapons in an undated photo. A priest in Germany got more than he bargained for during confession when a man not only declared his sins, but also handed over a machine gun and a hand grenade, police in Bavaria said Tuesday. REUTERS/Howard Walker


A Greek special police officer patrols in front of the 5th Century B.C. Caryatid Porch on the ancient Acropolis hill during Israeli President Moshe Katsav's visit to Athens on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006. Greek and Israeli officials laid down strong security measures ahead of Katsav's four-day official visit to Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:12:35 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy!

I've missed these threads!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:13:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:18:35 PM EDT by Commando223]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:








wow I didnt know Japan was involved in Iraq...



Great pics
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:14:59 PM EDT
Funny how a guy with an AK is "heavily armed."

Now, if he was toting an FAL....
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:16:26 PM EDT
Thank you sir
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:20:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 5:21:34 PM EDT by -Duke-Nukem-]
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:22:12 PM EDT
Thanks lumpy, always good stuff
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:49:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:

Originally Posted By Commando223:

wow I didnt know Japan was involved in Iraq...



Great pics



Yuppers. First overseas deployment for Japanese infantry since WW2. Pretty controversial over there too if I recall correctly.



Sure was, even caused a fistfight in the parliament.

Story here:
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/07/26/wirq226.xml

Hilarious photo here:

www.blogd.com/archives/000172.html
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:52:36 PM EDT
First deployment for Japan since WW2.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:56:05 PM EDT
Good Pics!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 5:57:03 PM EDT
Cool pics.

I really enjoy these threads. Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:11:00 PM EDT
Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:14:34 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 6:23:30 PM EDT
nice!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 9:44:29 PM EDT
Late night crew BTT.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 9:49:31 PM EDT
Great Pics Again Lumpy!!!!

Dan
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:04:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:08:15 PM EDT
I've missed these too!

Good thing that's not the Queen in the background...
us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060215/i/r3499948381.jpg?x=380&y=284&sig=MdWviWJbIE0kVxoVf1T1IQ--

Rania and guns might send me into shock.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:08:33 PM EDT
WOW
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:13:40 PM EDT
Great Pics! Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 10:18:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Seized weapons in an undated photo. A priest in Germany got more than he bargained for during confession when a man not only declared his sins, but also handed over a machine gun and a hand grenade, police in Bavaria said Tuesday. REUTERS/Howard Walker




The priesthood apparently has good fringe benefits.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:39:41 AM EDT
Early morning BTT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 6:01:40 AM EDT
What kind of weapon is the Indonesians using?

Thanks again, Lumpy. Great pics as always.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 8:55:18 AM EDT

nice
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:02:52 AM EDT




I love FALs
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:04:16 AM EDT
Tag for home.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:39:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
What kind of weapon is the Indonesians using?

Thanks again, Lumpy. Great pics as always.



micro-galil, i think...


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:42:43 AM EDT
Thanks Lumpy!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:29:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 1:30:11 PM EDT by 4xys2xxs]




I just noticed this...WHAT is that thing on her head??
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:38:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:

Originally Posted By Commando223:

wow I didnt know Japan was involved in Iraq...



Great pics



Yuppers. First overseas deployment for Japanese infantry since WW2. Pretty controversial over there too if I recall correctly.



Is it just me or have they not had many problems with IEDs and such? Maybe it isn't reported but they seem to be under the dirtbag radar.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:42:02 PM EDT

See, an outright ban on guns in Mexico works
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:49:57 PM EDT
Always like these threads Lumpy, thanks.

This was an extra good'n. Um, is this a mini-galil??

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:52:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmedAggie:

Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:

Originally Posted By Commando223:

wow I didnt know Japan was involved in Iraq...

Great pics



Yuppers. First overseas deployment for Japanese infantry since WW2. Pretty controversial over there too if I recall correctly.



Is it just me or have they not had many problems with IEDs and such? Maybe it isn't reported but they seem to be under the dirtbag radar.



To be accurate, it is actually the first war zone (by the normal definition, to worm around the restrictions set by their constitution, Samawa is not in a war zone) deployment for the infantry, Japan has taken part in many UN PKO missions.
Their navy took part in the gulf war too, but in a severely restricted supportive role.
No Japanese solider has been hurt yet from IEDs or anything else.
A few mortars have landed in their compound but that is it.
Black water? and the British army stationed there is responsible for their security.

Due to their Constitution, the work that they have been doing is strictly limited non-combat stuff, such as rebuilding schools.
The reason that they are there is to show that Japan supports the war against terror and the US.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:06:04 PM EDT
great pics
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:20:11 PM EDT

Does anybody extend their stocks anymore? In every picture the m16 stocks are fully collapsed.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:31:31 PM EDT
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