Before and After Iraq War Photos

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  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    It's been a decade since the U.S. led a military invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003. Photos, then and now:

    http://bit.ly/145X5tb
     
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  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    libya-before-and-after.
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    This is exactly opposite to what Russia has been showing on their RT network.

    Never miss a chance to see what the bad guys are listing as fact, watch their networks to be able to prove them false.

    YMMV
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yea I stumbled across some of these and thought it might make a good thread for adding pics, I don't know the authenticity of any of them.
     
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Russia is showing that Iraq is BETTER after the US took over? That's interesting.
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Wonder why?
     
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    No! Russia is showing the reverse aka that IRAQ is trashed.
     
  8. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    The photos show that it is trashed now. Look at the dates on the photos. The trashed ones are the most recent photos.
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [woot]
     
  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Dates can easily be inserted and since the source is from a ARAB source that is my best guess. Russia scooped them up and now uses them.

    Sorry to have caused the confusion, but Russia and Arabs intent is to undermine as always.

    No doubt a 6 week old picture (from the Invasion) will show greater damage, but that's the way they play the game. A bit of truth and a whole lot of BS.

    The first picture in the series is a dead givaway. That damage was during the war (picture on the left) the other is now. The dates were added and reversed from the NOW.
     
  11. Akheloce

    Akheloce Monkey++

    The one with the arches is funny. It's pretty impressive that the were able to pick the conditions that were so like the first pic. Same clouds, same wind curls on the flags, lol.

    Some pretty decent propaganda for the low information web surfer who believes what they read on the Internet.
     
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, and the perspective is different, very slightly. Zumzing steenks.
     
  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Well, I was last there, in Baghdad back in 2009, and there was plenty of rebuilding going on. The roads are cleared, and there are markets all over. The major difference is the numerous roadblocks and cement high walls which surround all the villages and line roads. There are many "JSS" stations, where the Iraqi police work from, they are also heavily guarded with high walls. It's definitely not as pretty as it was before the invasion. There's plenty of poverty and dilapidated areas.
     
  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I read this thread last night , just stumbled over this on another forum , no info where or if it legit , but a fair read ,political for sure , But I also have spoken to a few older Vet's.



    From a Copy & Paste : Dying Iraq war vet's last letter



    To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
    From: Tomas Young

    I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf
    of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the
    4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on
    behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded
    and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have
    destroyed their lives.
    I am one of those gravely wounded. I was
    paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming
    to an end. I am living under hospice care.I write this letter on
    behalf of husbands and wives who have lost spouses, on behalf of
    children who have lost a parent, on behalf of the fathers and mothers
    who have lost sons and daughters and on behalf of those who care for the
    many thousands of my fellow veterans who have brain injuries. I write
    this letter on behalf of those veterans whose trauma and self-revulsion
    for what they have witnessed, endured and done in Iraq have led to
    suicide and on behalf of the active-duty soldiers and Marines who
    commit, on average, a suicide a day. I write this letter on behalf of
    the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi
    wounded. I write this letter on behalf of us all—the human detritus your
    war has left behind, those who will spend their lives in unending pain
    and grief.
    You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war
    crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of
    thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.I
    write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I
    write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral
    consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power.
    I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it
    clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along
    with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions
    more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you
    have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of
    egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the
    murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future
    you stole.
    Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars
    of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege
    and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us
    to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in
    Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit.
    Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were
    not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of
    thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war
    with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.I
    joined the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks.
    I joined the Army because our country had been attacked. I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3,000 of my fellow citizens. I did not join the Army
    to go to Iraq, a country that had no part in the September 2001 attacks
    and did not pose a threat to its neighbors, much less to the United
    States. I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down
    mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you
    cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East. I did not
    join the Army to rebuild Iraq, which at the time you told us could be
    paid for by Iraq’s oil revenues. Instead, this war has cost the United
    States over $3 trillion. I especially did not join the Army to carry out
    pre-emptive war. Pre-emptive war is illegal under international law.
    And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and
    your crimes.
    The Iraq War is the largest strategic blunder in U.S.
    history. It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. It
    installed a corrupt and brutal pro-Iranian government in Baghdad, one
    cemented in power through the use of torture, death squads and terror.
    And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. On every
    level—moral, strategic, military and economic—Iraq was a failure. And it
    was you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, who started this war. It is you who
    should pay the consequences.I would not be writing this letter if
    I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that
    carried out the attacks of 9/11.
    Had I been wounded there I would still
    be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death,
    but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a
    consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would
    not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life
    ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human
    beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for
    little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the
    oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.I
    have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate
    and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration.
    I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and
    physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any
    politician. We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned.
    You, Mr. Bush, make much pretense of being a Christian. But isn’t lying
    a sin? Isn’t murder a sin? Aren’t theft and selfish ambition sins? I am
    not a Christian. But I believe in the Christian ideal. I believe that
    what you do to the least of your brothers you finally do to yourself, to
    your own soul.My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I
    hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that
    you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many,
    many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth
    ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to
    stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the
    Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.
     
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