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MND-C Soldiers hand out donated school supplies

By Pfc. Christopher McKenna
Multi-National Division – Center

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAHMUDIYAH, Iraq – MND-C Soldiers and their Iraqi Army counterparts delivered school supplies to children in the Mahmudiyah Qada Oct. 6-8.

“The children are very grateful to receive these school supplies; we are very grateful that the Coalition is showing that they care,” said Mohammed Josim Mohammed Al Thathawyi, al Ansar School assistant headmaster. “With the new school year just getting under way, this couldn’t have come at a better time for the students.”

The supplies were donated by Students and Soldiers for Change, an organization created by Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson, 2nd Platoon squad leader, Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

“I started working on the organization with my mom back home, who is a teacher in junior high school,” said Johnson. “When I went home on leave, I took a lot of my time setting this up.”

Drop boxes were set up around Johnson’s hometown of Mt. Vernon, Ill., where people donated school supplies and money.

In addition to materials for teachers and administrators, more than 1,000 notebooks, 1,400 pencils, 1,000 pens and 2,000 sheets of paper were donated by the organization.

“This allows both the students and teachers to see that we are interested in helping to rebuild this country, to help them prosper and show that education is a top priority for us,” Johnson said.

The donated supplies have given approximately 600 school children supplies they need but usually don’t have. About 20 teachers and administrators received organizational packets.

“The outer-city schools don’t have as much opportunity as the schools located within the city,” Johnson said.

Counting these two distributions, 3-320th FA Regt. have completed a total of 104 school supply drops.

“In the 12 months we have been here, we have had 35 pallets of school supplies donated by Operation Iraqi Children, an organization started by actor and singer Gary Sinise,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Brian Murphy, 3-320th FA Regt.

There are plans to distribute the remaining seven pallets of supplies from Operation Iraqi Children.

“I hope this continues after we leave country,” Murphy said. “Over the next weeks we are going to try and give out the rest of the on-hand supplies and assist the incoming unit with continuing the distributions.”

Johnson said he plans to continue his organization’s legacy after redeploying as well. “When the next unit arrives I am going to give them my information and hope to continue to support the children in the area with Students and Soldiers for Change.”

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And that really IS B*N*S*N!!! B ut don’t hold your breath waiting to read that on your local rag’s front page. We all know that’s not going to happen any time soon. Doesn’t fit the agenda, does it? BUT the kids of Iraq “get it.” HOO-frickin-AAAH!

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Checking It Out

Two Iraqi children watch as Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, Task Force 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment U.S. Soldiers and 2nd Company, 3rd Battalion, 42nd Brigade, 11th Army Division Iraqi Soldiers combine to distribute information leaflets in sectors seven and eight of the Sadr City district of Baghdad on Oct. 3, 2008. The leaflets contain information about denying the return of special groups to the area, which was named Operation Striker Storm which was a smaller part of Operation Ironhorse Blizzard. Photo by Tech Sgt. Cohen Young….

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Checking It Out

Two Iraqi children watch as Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, Task Force 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment U.S. Soldiers and 2nd Company, 3rd Battalion, 42nd Brigade, 11th Army Division Iraqi Soldiers combine to distribute information leaflets in sectors seven and eight of the Sadr City district of Baghdad on Oct. 3, 2008. The leaflets contain information about denying the return of special groups to the area, which was named Operation Striker Storm which was a smaller part of Operation Ironhorse Blizzard. Photo by Tech Sgt. Cohen Young….

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File this under: Progress, in case you missed it!

Building, Health and Education

Sunday, 07 September 2008

Of the 132 IRRF funded Primary Healthcare Centers, 118 have been turned over to the Iraqi Ministry of Health, with 16 projects on-going.

Forty hospital renovation projects have been completed, with 11 on-going and two additional projects planned.

The new hospitals have the capacity to treat millions of patients, while the Primary Healthcare Centers can serve more than 600,000 outpatients annually.

Fostering an environment to learn, 1,087 school renovations or new construction projects have been completed with 37 more on-going.

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Can we say “that’s B*N*S*N”? Yes, we can! But don’t bother looking in the msm.;)

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Iraqi Police Making Waves

Thursday, 09 October 2008

HADITHA DAM — The Euphrates River fulfills many of the economic needs for the people of Iraq. For all of its advantages though, it does create a challenge for the Iraqi Police (IP) who are in charge of security for the area.

To remedy this situation, Sailors with Riverine Squadron 3, Riverine Detachment 2, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 have been holding classes for the IP on basic seamanship.

“We are teaching them the basics so when we leave they will be able to take over patrolling the river,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason H. Gialenes, 24, from Huntington Beach, Calif., who is a gunner and instructor with Riverine Squadron 3….

Read more here.

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Iraqi Police Making Waves

Thursday, 09 October 2008

HADITHA DAM — The Euphrates River fulfills many of the economic needs for the people of Iraq. For all of its advantages though, it does create a challenge for the Iraqi Police (IP) who are in charge of security for the area.

To remedy this situation, Sailors with Riverine Squadron 3, Riverine Detachment 2, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5 have been holding classes for the IP on basic seamanship.

“We are teaching them the basics so when we leave they will be able to take over patrolling the river,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason H. Gialenes, 24, from Huntington Beach, Calif., who is a gunner and instructor with Riverine Squadron 3….

Read more here.

A Shocking Expose of the Truth Behind the Obama/Ayers Connection by CNN. What???



Shocking CNN Expose of the Obama/Ayers Connection

Cross posted from Glenn Beck.com

A note from Radarsite: Could it be that this is really the light at the end of this long dark tunnel of lies of the nefarious Obama campaign? It certainly is a shocking and unexpected development. To have this kind of unquestionably negative expose coming from CNN — of all places — is definitely a sign that there is still hope out there that the American people can finally accept the fact that Obama is what we have been saying he is for all these months. Is it too little too late? I hope and pray that it isn’t. – rg
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From the Glenn Beck Show: 9 October 2008
Glenn Beck: CNN report on Ayers

GLENN: I want to play a piece from CNN. This is not Fox. This is CNN. This isn’t CNN Headline News. This is CNN. Believe me, I know how difficult it is to get something on the air at CNN. To get something on the air at CNN that is critical of Barack Obama, not really the easiest thing. There are not people clamoring to get that on the air. They check everything six ways to Sunday. Believe me, I know. I have to play this report from Anderson Cooper. Remember, this is not some right wing kook. This is not Fox. This is Anderson Cooper on CNN. Listen to this report on the “No connections between William Ayers and Barack Obama.”
COOPER: Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn in the 1960s and Seventies were radicals, members of the Weather Underground, an anti-Vietnam War group that bombed federal buildings including the U.S. capitol and the Pentagon. On the run for years, the case against them was thrown out due to illegal wire taps and prosecutor misconduct. Ayers has never repented and has said as late as 2001 he wished he had done more to stop the war.
Barack Obama confirmed during a primary debate that he knew Ayers and, when pressed, said they served on a charitable foundation board together.
GLENN: Listen to this.
COOPER: Obama condemned Ayers support of violence. But the relationship between Obama and Ayers went much deeper, ran much longer and was much more political than Obama said.
GLENN: Stop, stop. Just stop there. But it gets worse, again. How many times have you heard people say, “Oh, it’s the Clinton News Network, it’s the Communist News Network.” Yeah, sure. Again, the report from CNN on the connection between Ayers and Obama.
VOICE: Arguing is that somehow the fact that these people who served both educational reformers in Chicago, both of whom did have their paths cross professionally as well as neighbors occasionally, that somehow this association is a problem for Barack Obama because of Bill Ayers’ past and things that happened in the 1960s when Barack Obama was 7 years old. And that’s just wrong. And frankly it’s quite unfair.
COOPER: One place their paths repeatedly crossed according to a CNN review of board minutes and other records was Chicago’s Annenberg Challenge project where a $50 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation matched locally funds to schools. According to participants and project records, Bill Ayers fought to bring the Annenberg grant to Chicago. Barack Obama was recruited as its chair. For seven years Bill Ayers and Obama, among many others, worked on funding for education projects including some experiments supported by Ayers.
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GLENN: Listen to this.
COOPER: Stanley Kurtz, a conservative researcher for the Ethics and Public Policy Center who has been reviewing the recently —
GLENN: This is the guy that Obama has tried to silence, now on CNN.
KURTZ: Instead of giving money directly to schools, they gave money to what they called external partners and these partners were often radical community organizer groups.
COOPER: And the board gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to Bill Ayers’ small schools project, promoting alternative education, the peace school with a curriculum centered around a United Nations theme.
GLENN: Oh.
COOPER: And another school where the focus was African-American studies.
GLENN: Oh.
VOICE: And this was directly funded by Annenberg?
KURTZ: Oh, yes, under Obama’s chairmanship. Oh, yes, in a specific draw of the board of —
GLENN: Stop. This doesn’t bother anyone? This, I know this bothers you. This doesn’t? How do you dismiss? He was a chairman of the board that did experimental schools with a guy who says you shouldn’t discipline children, that quote: Children should rise up and kill their parents. Okay? He’s never corrected that. Never stood down from that. He’s on the board with that man doing experimental schools, and one of them is a school based on the United Nations? And somehow or another we’re just supposed to dismiss all of this. That, “It doesn’t really matter, oh, he’s not like that, oh, he didn’t know.” This guy is a full-fledged fascist in the wings. Now, that’s not to say that he’s going to become a fascist. This is the closest that we have ever come to having one. No, I take that back. We actually had one. His name was Woodrow Wilson. This guy actually put hundreds of thousands of people in jail for speaking out against him, the government or World War I. This guy developed a system through the Department of Justice where if you heard anyone speak out against the war, you heard anyone speak out against our country, you were to call the Department of Justice, your name would be withheld and the person you heard speaking out would go to prison! So we’ve had a fascist before. So if anybody tells you we can’t have one again, don’t listen to them. We’ve had one before, and this one is coming with a neon sign. This one’s coming with his own little militant children following behind him. This one’s coming with the Hitler youth in tow. How many times did we say in 1992, “Guys, I think this guy has a sex problem.” No, no, no. Now, I was willing to dismiss it after he was on 60 Minutes and say, you know what, we all have problems. I get it, we all have problems. He admitted it, we have problems, we’ve worked on it in our relationship, we don’t have a perfect relationship; we’re working on it. Great. But then woman after woman after woman, and everybody started to deny. Everybody was like, no, come on, they’re just making that up; they’re just doing that. Well, we ended up having a problem on the bathroom floor of the White House. Who’s going to be on the bathroom floor in the next administration? Karl Marx? Although he would look pretty hot in a tight blue cocktail dress.