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November 13, 2003 6:46 AM   Subscribe

Through the lens of a soldier. Pictures taken by CPL Prieve of the 101st Airborne in Mosul, Iraq
posted by srboisvert (21 comments total)

 
Neato! You gotta love this one.
posted by Witty at 7:14 AM on November 13, 2003


this one is interesting as well. I think this one is my favorite though.

That being said, I wonder if she got "clearance" to post these on the web. If she is still active duty it seems that posting unapproved pictures could get her in some hot water? Not ever having been in the military, i'm just guessing on that one.
posted by jester69 at 7:25 AM on November 13, 2003


I'm curious about the military's policy on posting material like this on the web - can anyone share some insight? In the corporate world, I could see management getting hot and bothered over workplace photographs being published to the web. And with the amount of secrecy and confidentiality about operations going on in Iraq, I imagine the military would have strict rules about what one can use/publish. Moreover, if a publication wants to publish one of CPL Prieve's photographs, does the military get the paycheck or the photographer? Does the military have to authorize it?
posted by Hankins at 7:40 AM on November 13, 2003


I found this one entertaining.
posted by alumshubby at 7:47 AM on November 13, 2003


I think they found Elvis! or is it John Belushi?

An American G.I. in Iraq has been posting comments on my blog, which I found rather strange. One time in reply to his comment I commented something like, "Dammit, I'm paying you to kill commies, not post to weblogs." He stopped writing, and I felt guilty.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:49 AM on November 13, 2003


jester69, Hankins - maybe these pictures have already been cleared, and this is the cutting edge of the Pentagon's new strategy of fielding it's own photojournalists and kicking out most of the civilian press corps.
posted by troutfishing at 7:51 AM on November 13, 2003


planetkyoto - perhaps you should track the guy down and apologize.
posted by troutfishing at 7:54 AM on November 13, 2003


This one puzzles me in a way I can't even describe.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:29 AM on November 13, 2003


Ok--which of you MeFites is "Karen"?
posted by dhoyt at 8:31 AM on November 13, 2003


[ WoW ] Thanks srboisvert! There are some amazing photos in there.
posted by shoepal at 8:35 AM on November 13, 2003


Wow! Thanks srboisvert.

I'm rather surprised that these photos are published at all really. OTOH am grateful to see the view from the ground.

Damn squirrels are the same everywhere.

Magnum? Debbie's selling her photos for advertisements also? The before shot.

A-Ha, does this mean they'll be boycotting certain movie stars upon their return? [same as alumshubby's link]

What's with the donkey? [1st of jester69's link]

Remind me what it's good for ?

*Off to have a cup of shut the fuck up*, indeed. Isn't that what they tell the soldiers, actually? Oh, and follow orders.
posted by alicesshoe at 8:44 AM on November 13, 2003


The Donkey is the Republican mascot. It is a political statement the war is an internal American war.
posted by stbalbach at 9:17 AM on November 13, 2003


Wow. Just...wow.
posted by rushmc at 9:17 AM on November 13, 2003


Morale Boosting Poster

substitute "Metafilter" for "Hollywood". Hilarious!
posted by anastasiav at 9:26 AM on November 13, 2003


Right before drawing a map of his position on satellite tv.
posted by the fire you left me at 9:30 AM on November 13, 2003


I wonder what sites the military blocks.
posted by the fire you left me at 9:43 AM on November 13, 2003


Don't question why we kill.
posted by squirrel at 10:36 AM on November 13, 2003


Except Donkeys are Democrats and Republicans Elephants. Never mind. Sometimes a donkey is just an ass.
posted by stbalbach at 11:53 AM on November 13, 2003


I'm curious about the military's policy on posting material like this on the web - can anyone share some insight?
From having a site that followed my brother in Iraq, she has not revealed anything unknown. Most soldiers take photos. Here is an unit that returned and started posting too before their return home. Each Marine's unit was assigned a Key volunteer whom helped out with the information and policed. The only thing I was asked to not post or tell non family members were unit's return dates & certain "operations" that were my brother's mission until the tasks were completed. My brother also had access to e-mail. Pretty sure the military would not care here, yet has security checks.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:19 PM on November 13, 2003


oops
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:32 PM on November 13, 2003


Darth Goldwing!_Rollout_Archimedes'_Big Wheels!_Mr Greenjeans_goggled_the Big Board._Drizzy Squirrel,_landing backwards,_wigged out,_baptized._Superman_inside out,_kaboom!_Peekers,_shepherds_hauling ass,_chow line.
posted by roboto at 4:53 PM on November 13, 2003


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