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  • --- “To The Lion-Hearts” ---

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    --- This is a letter from the Mayor of Tall Afar, Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri, and he talks to General Casey specifically, presented by Major General Rick Lynch, spokesman for the Multinational Force Iraq Location, at a briefing held at the Combined Press Information Center, Baghdad, Iraq, 19 January 2006 ---



    In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful

    To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall'Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread
    death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life.

    To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who
    were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months.

    To those who spread smiles on the faces of our children, and gave us
    restored hope, through their personal sacrifice and brave fighting, and gave
    new life to the city after hopelessness darkened our days, and stole our
    confidence in our ability to reestablish our city.

    Our city was the main base of operations for Abu Mousab Al Zarqawi.

    The city was completely held hostage in the hands of his henchmen.

    Our schools,governmental services, businesses and offices were closed.

    Our streets were silent, and no one dared to walk them.

    Our people were barricaded in their homes out of fear; death awaited them around every corner.

    Terrorists occupied and controlled the only hospital in the city.

    Their savagery reached such a level that they stuffed the corpses of children with explosives and tossed them into the streets in order to kill grieving
    parents attempting to retrieve the bodies of their young.


    This was the situation of our city until God prepared and delivered unto them the
    courageous soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who liberated this
    city, ridding it of Zarqawiâ's followers after harsh fighting, killing many
    terrorists, and forcing the remaining butchers to flee the city like rats to
    the surrounding areas, where the bravery of other 3d ACR soldiers in Sinjar,
    Rabiah, Zuma and Avgani finally destroyed them.

    I have met many soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment; they are not
    only courageous men and women, but avenging angels sent by The God Himself
    to fight the evil of terrorism.

    The leaders of this Regiment; COL McMaster, COL Armstrong, LTC Hickey, LTC
    Gibson, and LTC Reilly embody courage, strength, vision and wisdom.

    Officers and soldiers alike bristle with the confidence and character of
    knights in a bygone era.

    The mission they have accomplished, by means of a unique military operation, stands among the finest military feats to date in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and truly deserves to be studied in military science.

    This military operation was clean, with little collateral damage, despite the ferocity of the enemy. With the skill and precision of surgeons they dealt with the terrorist cancers in the city without causing unnecessary damage.

    God bless this brave Regiment; God bless the families who dedicated these
    brave men and women.

    From the bottom of our hearts we thank the families.

    They have given us something we will never forget.

    To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones.

    Their sacrifice was not in vain.

    They are not dead, but alive, and their souls hovering around us every second of
    every minute.

    They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives.

    They have sacrificed that which is most valuable.

    We see them in the smile of every child, and in every flower growing in this land.

    Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life.

    Finally, no matter how much I write or speak about this brave Regiment, I haven't the words to describe the courage of its officers and soldiers.

    I pray to God to grant happiness and health to these legendary heroes and
    their brave families.

    NAJIM ABDULLAH ABID
    AL-JIBOURI
    Mayor of Tall 'Afar,
    Ninewa, Iraq







    --- God Bless Our Troops !!! ---

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    Last edited by AZ Snake Fan; 05-28-2007, 04:50 AM.

    May God Bless all men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present
    The Only Thing Necessary For The Triumph Of Evil Is For Good Men To Do Nothing
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    That's great!

    Brave Rifles!



    Winter is Coming!

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    • #3
      You find all of the best stuff, AZ....

      Not all of it's political, either.... letters like these are merely supportive of our troops and furthermore, heartwarming.

      I've never agreed with the terrorists (obviously)... but I always felt it understood that they thought they were fighting a war for what was right. Not respect or understanding... just knowledge of the enemy that is important.

      To hear of them terrorizing their own town in such brutal ways... is beyond description. It gives insight to the minds of some of the terrorists... that some fight not for Allah... or for 'freedom'... or even revenge. They fight for fun... to kill... to terrorize.

      Even though both sides of this conflict... this 'War on Terror'... may view this as a war... not all of the combatants are warriors... some are monsters.

      Thanks AZ!
      Thanks, Reid!
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      • #4
        --- Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, is not Iraqi ---

        --- he is a Jordanian born terrorist, responsible for the recent hotel bombings in Jordan and also was the beheader of American communications-tower repairman Nick Berg in May 2004 ---


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        May God Bless all men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present
        The Only Thing Necessary For The Triumph Of Evil Is For Good Men To Do Nothing
        http://www.navyjack.info/history.html
        My Adopted Bronco is #95 Derek Wolfe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AZ Snake Fan
          --- Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, is not Iraqi ---

          --- he is a Jordanian born terrorist, responsible for the recent hotel bombings in Jordan and also was the beheader of American communications-tower repairman Nick Berg in May 2004 ---


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          Oh well... still sick.
          Thanks, Reid!
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          • #6
            Another great post, AZ.....

            .....you're shooting for a 'perfect game', my friend.
            "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
            tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
            men."

            -- Samuel Adams

            sigpicJacks RULE!!!!!!

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            • #7
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              --- BRAVO ZULU BRAVE RIFLES !!!

              --- The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment !!!

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              May God Bless all men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present
              The Only Thing Necessary For The Triumph Of Evil Is For Good Men To Do Nothing
              http://www.navyjack.info/history.html
              My Adopted Bronco is #95 Derek Wolfe

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              • #8
                About time somebody posts something that gets to one of the main points we have send our men and women to Iraq.

                made by snk16

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                • #9
                  I thoroughly enjoy your threads concerning the war on terror.

                  Keep it up, my friend.
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                  • #10
                    Here's to the Freedom Fighters!!!

                    I bet I won't see this on CNN.

                    Actually, I know I won't see this on CNN because I don't watch that channel.

                    I would like to send it to a "Big Wig's" email though.

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