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January 12, 2007 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Fake Iraqi Towns For Training.
posted by Sticherbeast (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Full disclosure: there's a documentary titled Full Battle Rattle in the making about the fake town of Medina Wasl. Its trailer-for-more-financing inspired me to look this stuff up. However, I am not involved in its production or distribution or anything else in any way.
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:53 PM on January 12, 2007


We're still going to need your license and registration. Remain in your car; we're going to run your plates.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:01 PM on January 12, 2007


OH SHI-
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:06 PM on January 12, 2007


Wow, all the good ideas really do come out of Colorado Springs!
posted by inoculatedcities at 3:18 PM on January 12, 2007


Google Maps, maybe.
posted by dhartung at 3:39 PM on January 12, 2007


bizarre.
posted by nola at 3:41 PM on January 12, 2007


Does it come complete with fake justifications for war?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:01 PM on January 12, 2007


At a certain military training facility in Southern California they have towns too. They also bus in Iraqis they hire in LA to stage mock uprisings. The more you know.
posted by Big_B at 4:03 PM on January 12, 2007


What a bizarre site. I once read about a spot somewhere in (I hope I recollect rightly) Utah where models of Tokyo and Berlin were erected during WWII for improving the efficiency of the bombs. Does anybody know where it was?
posted by phuture-4000 at 4:24 PM on January 12, 2007


It's not the fake town that is needed, it's a REAL REASON to go to fight

assholes
posted by zouhair at 7:59 PM on January 12, 2007


Does it come complete with fake justifications for war?

What, don't you remember? That's the first thing they built.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:15 PM on January 12, 2007


Army Trainers to Become Fighters in Iraq
The elite Black Horse Regiment, a California fixture for 10 years, will hand over its duties at Ft. Irwin to National Guard troops.
posted by mlis at 10:57 PM on January 13, 2007


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