Video: US forces engage Mahdi militia in Baghdad

posted at 12:34 am on January 25, 2007 by Ian

And they say there is no positive news in Iraq:

Content warning: Very strong language used.

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SWEEEEEET!!!!!!

Guardian on January 25, 2007 at 12:43 AM

Bravo Zulu, and thanks.

steveegg on January 25, 2007 at 12:46 AM

I feel like Sally in the restaurant after that last money shot.

I will now watch it again.

Thank you troops! We support you!

Stormy70 on January 25, 2007 at 12:49 AM

Please forward directly to:

ImInADinnerJacket
123 Shah Street
Tehran, Iran

Smile for the birdie!

Limerick on January 25, 2007 at 12:51 AM

I said I was wishing for a dead mookie for my birthday. Jihad this over here!

Buck Turgidson on January 25, 2007 at 12:51 AM

Did you get this at military.com? There are some rockin’ videos there. As a Clinton era soldier, I never saw any action other than sweating my butt off in the Mojave desert. It’s nice to see the equipment and personnel put to good use with a real commander in chief.

Mojave Mark on January 25, 2007 at 12:51 AM

I’m so happy.

dostrick on January 25, 2007 at 12:53 AM

Excuse me libs….I have to go wash my hands now. Sorry for the mess.

Limerick on January 25, 2007 at 12:54 AM

Salute!

Romeo13 on January 25, 2007 at 12:56 AM

I keep hoping against hope that the “surge” is really just a headfake to keep the Dems busy caterwauling and raging, while the real strategy change, looser rules of engagement, is quietly enacted and largely politically ignored.

Could one of my crazy theories for once actually be correct?

a4g on January 25, 2007 at 1:03 AM

a4g – I bet the rules of engagement have already been changed. Bush has his bees busy in the horn of Africa with nary a peep from our easily dazzled media. Show them the shiny object in Iraq, while he quietly sets up the idiots in Somalia to be taken out by Ethiopia. We have been active in the Horn for years, but info only trickles out, usually in the African or British press. Our media focuses on Angelina and Brad.

The media is pathetic.

Stormy70 on January 25, 2007 at 1:08 AM

That’ll learn ’em. That’s a good example of how nobody can stand against our guys when they’re actually allowed to cut loose. If we had more leaders in D.C. instead of PC warriors and “Lose At All Cost!” chickensh*ts, we’d be a hell of a lot farther along in Iraq.

ReubenJCogburn on January 25, 2007 at 1:09 AM

Unleash the hounds!

OK, I am stopping now.

Stormy70 on January 25, 2007 at 1:14 AM

a4g – I bet the rules of engagement have already been changed. Bush has his bees busy in the horn of Africa with nary a peep from our easily dazzled media

Not quite the BBC and AL Jazeera have already run stories about all the “Innocent” Civilians killed by the US bombings complete with Islamic spokesmen lamenting the death of innocent people.

William Amos on January 25, 2007 at 1:17 AM

A couple of weeks ago Live Leak posted an audio clip of Tony Snow saying Soldiers were going to be taping stuff in Iraq and sending it to Live Leak so hopefully we’ll be seeing lots more of this in the near future.

Scot on January 25, 2007 at 1:17 AM

When was this taken?

Chris L. on January 25, 2007 at 1:17 AM

Carthage: ‘Please go away. We will be nice now.’

Scipio: ‘Lay down your weapons.’

Carthage: ‘Ok. There all better.’

Scipio: ‘Cool. Now march off into the desert and die while we burn Carthage to the ground.’

If it worked then it’ll work now. Let God sort out the rest.

Limerick on January 25, 2007 at 1:18 AM

I heard Tony mention that on talk radio today, too. Are they finally wising up. The right lives for this stuff.

Well, our media has ignored it, which is fine. They only see Iraq, Iraq, Iraq.

Stormy70 on January 25, 2007 at 1:19 AM

It had to be recent, because he said “Mahdi army getting their a–ses handed to ’em.”

DaveS on January 25, 2007 at 1:20 AM

Hell yeah!

CP on January 25, 2007 at 1:23 AM

It is about time! Take the gloves off with the insurgents and militias! As long as Iran and Syria can be kept out of Iraq or their supplies and influcence kept to a minimum democracy may just have a chance. Wow!

Hit them again!

omegaram on January 25, 2007 at 1:33 AM

that’s a beautiful sight to see

Defector01 on January 25, 2007 at 1:44 AM

Give em’ the go code General! Flying chickens in the barnyard!

Buck Turgidson on January 25, 2007 at 1:46 AM

Now, I want you to transmit Plan R, R for Robert, to the wing.

steveegg on January 25, 2007 at 1:54 AM

good stuff

jummy on January 25, 2007 at 2:07 AM

Brings a tear to my eye… Gives me that ol’ fashion feeling that only killing terrorists can provoke.

x95b10 on January 25, 2007 at 2:11 AM

“thirty-mike-mike” does the trick, every time.

…brings back scary-sweet memories

Janos Hunyadi on January 25, 2007 at 2:33 AM

OORAH!!

BOUNCE THE RUBBLE!

GET SOME!

georgej on January 25, 2007 at 3:12 AM

I’ll bet that before morning, some entrprising AssPress stringer will have “breaking” news of a “sploded” mosque, kintergarten, or hospital.

Nice shootin’, guys. More of same, please.

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2007 at 3:33 AM

Much better than lame videos of some geek masturbating a LCD screen with an image of Tom Cruise on it.

VinceP1974 on January 25, 2007 at 3:47 AM

Now, I want you to transmit Plan R, R for Robert, to the wing.

Are you talking about Purity of Essence, Mandrake?

Janos Hunyadi on January 25, 2007 at 3:50 AM

Take the gloves off…..

TAKE THE GLOVES OFF….

TAKE THE GLOVES OFF….

….taken off…….. about time.

PinkyBigglesworth on January 25, 2007 at 3:56 AM

One more point…

The next time a politician calls and says “…Oh, stop, you might offend someone…”

Please tell them : “Thank you for your input Congress Person, I will take it under advisement, but in the mean time, let us do our job. Go Foxtrot yourself, and, again, in the mean time, we will win the war, kill the enemy, and then we will bring our troops home… no thanks to you Mz. Pelosi {the blinker}, the “swimmer”, Al “global warming” Gore, the “vet”, etc,.. etc……”

PinkyBigglesworth on January 25, 2007 at 4:15 AM

As much as my PC sensibilities have me worrying about those poor souls on the ground… God there’s a lot of infrared sweetness right there. I pray that every streak of green found a willing martyr.

askheaves on January 25, 2007 at 4:25 AM

HOOAH!!

Viper1 on January 25, 2007 at 5:16 AM

Never ending point………….

Who the hell told our troops in the field to put “the gloves on” in the first place?

Don’t you think this whole thing would have been over sooner if our enemy didn’t see “the politicizing”, “the media propagandizing”, “the castrationalizing of our forces for political correctness”?????????

There are definately individuals and political parties that have to pay the check for this matter…. just because the MSM won’t do it, I say we call them out, and tell them to pay up….

What say you???

PinkyBigglesworth on January 25, 2007 at 6:15 AM

NEVER ENDING POINT…………

And they say there is no positive news in Iraq:
Content warning: Very strong language used.

Language?????????? Language???????? Dindn’t Michelle and Bryan just come back from this????

You want language to interfere with showing the American people our troops taking the fight to the enemy??????…. and kicking thier ass?????

Nuance……

PinkyBigglesworth on January 25, 2007 at 6:21 AM

Anyone else feel like a cheerleader and want to shout GO BOYS GO!

Yah I know their men but right now I am happy that they are finally being allowed to do what they do best. Was retarded they were held back..damn politics.

Highrise on January 25, 2007 at 7:01 AM

OT:

SEATTLE — Rabid video gamers could get some help keeping in touch with the outside world this weekend as Nintendo Co. launches an online news service through its popular Wii console.

The Wii News Channel, scheduled to debut Saturday, will primarily feature top news stories and photographs from The Associated Press.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Limerick on January 25, 2007 at 8:04 AM

Go get ’em! About damned time, too.

Abigail Adams on January 25, 2007 at 8:30 AM

This is terrible! Those Poor Iraqis! I can’t believe you people would condone th……

Bahahahahahaha.. I can’t even pretend to be a lib without losing it! GET-EM!!

GoodBoy on January 25, 2007 at 8:35 AM

Oh, that was very sweet!

Athena on January 25, 2007 at 8:48 AM

Now some sniper footage of Sadr getting a single .50CAL Valentine’s present and I will feel more overloaded than I do after desert on Thanksgiving.

Video… truely the next best thing to being there…

BadBrad on January 25, 2007 at 9:06 AM

Layin’ down the shock and awe on Moqtada!!

jdpaz on January 25, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Wing attack plan R?…..Now I’ve been to one world’s fair, a picnic and a rodeo and that’s the best thing I’ve heard come over a set of earphones!

Buck Turgidson on January 25, 2007 at 9:25 AM

WOnder how many tears were shed in English departments across America after seeing this.

OOO FUCKIN RAHHHH

F bombs appropriate.

benrand on January 25, 2007 at 9:26 AM

heh, heh, heh….watching US warriors close and kill the enemies of this country is terrible thing!

….for the enemy that is. As for me, I’m so hard a cat couldn’t scratch it!

csdeven on January 25, 2007 at 9:30 AM

Suweeeet!

oakpack on January 25, 2007 at 9:38 AM

*liberal snirk on*
I would like to remind all you right wing fascist neo- & theo-cons that violence is not the solution.

We must give peace defeat a chance.

*/liberal snirk off*

stwendeler on January 25, 2007 at 9:40 AM

Hey Ian can you take off the filter on my comments. Im not getting posted. Thanks

sonnyspats1 on January 25, 2007 at 9:54 AM

Oh OK then MEN AT WORK !

sonnyspats1 on January 25, 2007 at 9:55 AM

I like the disclaimer

Warning: Strong language.

Meanwhile the visual is of people getting killed. But oh naughty words are used.

(Note: we shold be killing more of them, so i’m not complaining about the actual use of force)

VinceP1974 on January 25, 2007 at 9:58 AM

This is an old one, but one of my favs.

csdeven on January 25, 2007 at 10:44 AM

I agree with BadBrad that Sadr needs to come down with a fatal dose of lead poisoning. Take him out and as many as possible of his top lieutenants and the problem of the Mahdi Militia is halved. Then it’s just a question of systematic sector-by-sector mop-up of Sadr City.

DavePa on January 25, 2007 at 11:25 AM

And that was only ONE MINUTE!!!!!

Oh I feel tingley all over. AND I LIKE IT!!

KelliD on January 25, 2007 at 11:55 AM

Hiyoo!

Good Lt on January 25, 2007 at 12:06 PM

I like the disclaimer

Warning: Strong language.

Meanwhile the visual is of people getting killed. But oh naughty words are used.

(Note: we shold be killing more of them, so i’m not complaining about the actual use of force)

VinceP1974 on January 25, 2007 at 9:58 AM

I think that’s mainly for people at work, so the guy in the next cubical/office won’t complain to what they are hearing, or those with children in the other room. Besides when the military engages someone, people usually die; so that’s a given.

But it is reminiscent of when a TV show takes GD and censors out God.

– The Cat

MirCat on January 25, 2007 at 12:43 PM

Yeehaaaw!!!! I would stil love to go back to the days of B52 Carpet Bombing….

retired on January 25, 2007 at 1:00 PM

Who needs porno, I just changed my shorts..again. These videos need to come with a condom warning. Hell from the sky you jihadi bananas..get some….

ritethinker on January 25, 2007 at 1:50 PM

I’m waiting for the UN/moonbat complaints of “non-proportional response.” The Mahdi’s don’t have Apaches after all, so how fair is it of us to use them?

I thought for a brief second about having conflicting thoughts on this and only came up with, “I hate taxes, but it’s damn nice to see my money put to good use.”

Wiping out as many of those murderous scumbags from the air as possible before ground troops move in is definitely proper use of my tax money.

American_Jihadist on January 25, 2007 at 6:25 PM

For those of us unfortunate enough to not have served in the military, could someone elaborate on what it was those planes(?) were firing? I know they were saying 30mm, and I saw that, but it also looked like some sort of missiles that were exploding halfway to the target. Couldn’t be a booster stage, could it? :-)

Could someone enlighten us lesser mortals?

Hack Ptui on January 25, 2007 at 6:33 PM

Hydra 70 folding fin aerial rockets.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 25, 2007 at 6:47 PM

if only i could see the look on haji’s face at that moment… and the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air… you know the rest and it was given by the best…

i love my country and if i hear the next leftist pipe up about again, i’m gonna punch them right in the mouth…

Asmodeus on January 25, 2007 at 9:42 PM

I love the smell of terrorists burning.

Let the good guys out of thier cages and let them
do what they are trained to do and do very well.

Texyank on January 25, 2007 at 9:54 PM

My tax dollars at work: HOOAH!
Get some!
Shock and Awe coming to a terrorist-scum infested city near you…don’t miss it!

God bless America and God bless our wonderful troops!

Jen the Neocon on January 26, 2007 at 1:12 AM

Hack Ptui, the guys on the ground were saying, “here comes the 30-mike-mike” when they saw those particular wingless aircraft above them because 30mm autocannon fire is a mainstay of the Apache, and they hoped to see the enemy torn apart by it. What they and you saw was something else, as Bohica noted

From wikpedia:

Unlike the smaller 25 mm round, the 30 mm is not typically an anti-personnel weapon round. Instead, the 30 mm round is generally either an anti-materiel or armor-piercing round. Rounds of this size can be effective against armored vehicles including some capability against Main Battle Tanks and also used against fortified bunkers.

Janos Hunyadi on January 26, 2007 at 1:58 AM

I just went over to LiveLeak…that place is like jihadi central.

EnochCain on January 26, 2007 at 8:47 AM