Snooper"s Video Collection

Thursday, March 27, 2008

War News


The "War News" series is comprised of items that the Lame Stream Media cannot make known to the General Public, for the obvious reasons.

101st Airborne

'Tiny Tim' Returns to Family After Surgery
BAGHDAD - A Military Transition Team from 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Multi-National Division - Baghdad, continues its ongoing sponsorship of an Iraqi youth who was injured in an improvised explosive device attack last year.

The young boy, affectionately known as Timmy, was returned to his family on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, and walked to the front door of his home with assistance of his crutches. [...]
Iraqi Army, Rakkasans Find Second Large Cache in Two Weeks
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

PATROL BASE INCHON, Iraq - Iraqi army soldiers and Rakkasans unearthed a large cache in Qarghuli, Feb.12.

Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and their 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division counterparts discovered the second large cache in the area in less than two weeks.

The cache contained more than 825 pounds of homemade explosives, several rocket fuselages, 120 mm rounds, 720 shotgun shells and a variety of other munitions.

"These caches are quite a find," said Spc. Matthew Hopson from Carbondale, Ill., intelligence analyst, Co. D., 3-187th Inf. Regt. "We've removed a large amount of munitions to keep Qarghuli Village safe and secure." [...]
IA, SOI Rescue Kidnapped Iraqis During Raid
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army soldiers and Sons of Iraq, or Abna'a al-Iraq, rescued two Iraqi citizens in western Baghdad, Feb. 13.

Following a tip of a possible kidnapping, Iraqi Army troops with 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Sons of Iraq raided a home in western Baghdad and found two local nationals bound in a hole inside the home.

The victims were returned to their families. [...]
Father Visits Son for Re-enlistment
COMBAT OUTPOST CAHILL, Iraq - Command Sgt. Maj. Mike Watkins had not seen his son since he joined the Army more than two years ago.

Spc. Christopher Watkins, a computer systems automation specialist with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, is on his first deployment. He raised his right hand and committed to serve six more years in the Army during a ceremony Feb. 13 at Combat Outpost Cahill.

His father flew from Forward Operating Base Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad, to witness his son's re-enlistment. Mike Watkins is serving in the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as the unit's command sergeant major; he is on his third deployment. [...]
Deputy Minister of Education Visit̢۪s Ameriyah Schools
BAGHDAD - Dr. Nehad Al Joubory, Iraq's deputy minister of education, visited local schools in Ameriyah to assess ongoing school projects, Feb. 13.

Joubory, alongside Lt. Col. Monty Willoughby, commander of the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Multi-National Division - Baghdad, visited the Al Fardious and Al Rawadan school projects to gain an assessment on their progress; both schools are projected to open in March. [...]
Professional Iraqi Women Discuss Issues
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Several Iraqi female professionals sat down with U.S. female Soldiers to talk about the future of women in Iraq, Feb. 12, at the Radwaniyah Palace Complex Civil Military Operations Center.

As part of a Task Force Marne initiative, Rakkasans of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) are taking steps to establish a dialogue with Iraqi women and learn what can be done to improve their overall condition. A primary goal is to better understand the women of Iraq and generate ideas to help them achieve personal and professional goals. [...]
A Light in the Midst of Darkness
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - For most Soldiers deployed in a theater of operations, receiving word that one of their comrades has fallen in battle invokes feelings of sadness, lament or even anger.

For Staff Sgt. Timothy Davis of Wynnewood, Okla., a Soldier's death signifies a call to duty. He is the mortuary affairs noncommissioned officer in charge and is assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Whatever his personal feelings are regarding death are pushed aside in order to accomplish the mission set before him. He collects his equipment and sets out to perform his sobering role in preliminarily identifying and processing personal effects, then returning the remains of fellow Soldiers to the United States for a proper burial. [...]


Cavalry Troops Delivery Medical Supplies: 3 images
Father Visits Son for Re-enlistment: 2 images
A Light in the Midst of Darkness: 2 images
Iraqi Police Recruits Continue to Train at Camp Fiji: 1 image
Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Visits Strike Troops: 5 images


Command Sgt. Maj. Fields: Talks to a WSMV-TV reporter from Nasheville Tenn. and his familly in celebration of Valentine's Day.

Gen. Huggins: Talks to a WKRN reporter in Nashville, Tenn., about the reduction in violence due to the troop surge, the southern security belts, bulding relationships with the Iraqi people, his views on the presidential debates and the role his unit has played in the war on terror.


Coalition forces disrupt Special Groups criminal networks, detain two suspects
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2008) - Coalition forces detained two suspected Special Groups criminals early today during operations in the Suwayrah area, south of Baghdad. [...]
Adwaniyah residents see brighter future
FOB KALSU, Iraq (Feb. 13, 2008) - Last year, the community of Adwaniyah witnessed the worst of what the insurgency brought to the people of Iraq. [...]
Third Army now U.S. Army Central
TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2008) - Since the end of World War I, nearly 90 years ago, the circled A shoulder patch has been associated with Third Army. The proud heritage of the famous unit continues on today, but under a new name and with an expanded role for the 21st century. [...]
Afghan children begin school in Oruzgan
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 12, 2008) - More than 100 Afghan children in the village of Oshay began their school year Feb. 10 with a visit by Afghan National Army commandos from the 201st Kandak and Coalition forces. [...]
Al Qaida leader's diary reveals organization's decline
BAGHDAD (Feb. 10, 2008) - U.S. troops found a diary belonging to an al Qaida in Iraq leader that has Coalition forces believing the terrorist organization is "on its heels," a senior military official in Baghdad said Tuesday.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team captured a diary Nov. 3, 2007, belonging to Abu Tariq, an al Qaida emir in control of five battalions within two sectors, U.S. Air Force Col. Donald J. Bacon, a Multi-National Force - Iraq spokesman, told online journalists and bloggers during a conference call.

Soldiers found the diary during a patrol about 15 kilometers south of Balad. Bacon said the 16-page diary contains records about manpower, operations, weapons, and finances, and it shows that al Qaida is hurting badly in the belts around Baghdad. [...]

The diary found by U.S. troops on patrol contained records about manpower, operations, weapons and finances, and also showed that al Qaida is hurting badly in the belts of Baghdad.

JOINT STATEMENT By the U.S. Embassy Baghdad and Multi-National Force-Iraq
JOINT STATEMENT (Feb. 13, 2008) - We warmly congratulate the Government of Iraq and the Council of Representatives on the parliamentary actions taken today to pass enabling legislation for the 2008 Budget, a law on Provincial Powers, and an Amnesty law.

The passage of the 2008 Budget provides a basis for distributing resources for the needs of all Iraq's people, and to promote sustainable economic progress. After many months of careful preparation, negotiation and debate, the Provincial Powers Law represents an important step toward framing the balance the Iraqi people seek between central government authority and the strengthening of local governments. In passing this landmark law, Iraqi legislators have reached an historic compromise. Finally we applaud the passage of the Government of Iraq's General Amnesty Law, which may further encourage reconciliation and respect for the rule of law.

There is still much important work ahead for the people of Iraq and their government. There is also still more to learn about how this legislation will be implemented. Nevertheless, today's legislative actions reflect a significant commitment to address important issues and find political bases on which to move forward. [end]
Soldiers report largest cache finds since beginning of year
BAGHDAD (Feb. 13, 2008) - Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division found 3,000 pounds of munitions Feb. 6, collectively the largest find since the start of Operation Marne Thunderbolt Jan. 1.

Both the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment are conducting ongoing operations in southern Arab Jabour in support of Marne Thunderbolt. [...]