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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by isuzu, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    It is interesting to find out through a back door some of the things going on!

    Did you know?

    I didn't know!

    How could we?

    Did you know that 47 countries' have
    reestablished their embassies in Iraq ?

    Did you know that the Iraqi government
    currently employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?

    Did you know
    that 3100 schools have been renovated,
    364 schools are under rehabilitation,
    263 new schools are now under construction;
    and 38 new schools have been completed in Iraq ?

    Did you know
    that Iraq 's higher educational structure consists
    of 20 Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers,
    all currently operating?

    Did you know
    that 25 Iraq students departed for the United States in
    January 2005 for the re-established Fulbright program?

    Did you know
    that the Iraqi Navy is operational?
    They have 5 - 100-foot patrol craft,
    34 smaller vessels and a naval infantry regiment.

    Did you know
    that Iraq ' s Air Force consists of three operational squadrons,
    Which includes 9 reconnaissance and 3 US C-130 transport aircraft
    (under Iraqi operational control) which operate day and night,
    and will soon add 16 UH-1 helicopters and 4 Bell Jet Rangers?

    Did you know
    that Iraq has a counter-terrorist unit and a Commando Battalion?

    Did you know
    that the Iraqi Police Service has over 55,000
    fully trained and equipped police officers?

    Did you know
    that there are 5 Police Academies in Iraq
    that produce over 3500 new officers every 8 weeks?

    Did you know
    there are more than 1100 building projects going on in Iraq ?
    They include 364 schools, 67 public clinics, 15 hospitals,
    83 railroad stations, 22 oil facilities, 93 water facilities
    and 69 electrical facilities.

    Did you know
    that 96% of Iraqi children under the age of 5
    have received the first 2 series of polio vaccinations?

    Did you know
    that 4.3 million Iraqi children were enrolled in primary school by mid October?

    Did you know
    that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq
    and phone use has gone up 158%?

    Did you know
    that Iraq has an independent media that consists of
    75 radio stations, 180 newspapers and 10 television stations?

    Did you know
    that the Baghdad Stock Exchange opened in June of 2004?

    Did you know
    that 2 candidates in the Iraqi presidential election had a
    televised debate recently?




    Instead of reflecting our love for our country,
    we get photos of flag burning incidents at Abu Ghraib
    and people throwing snowballs at the presidential motorcades.

    Tragically, the lack of accentuating the positive
    in Iraq serves two purposes:

    It is intended to undermine the world's perception
    of the United States thus minimizing consequent support;
    and it is intended to discourage American citizens.

    Above facts are verifiable on the Department of Defense web site.
    Did you know?

    I didn't know
    But I know now.....
  2. Wow I didn't know that. But what do you expect from US media that's always negative?

  3. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    And also, one of the first trainors of the Iraqi Police were our own PNP. The US Army observed how our PNP trained them. The observers had very high regard for the PNP trainors.

    Too bad, the Philippine contingent had to pull out early because of an irresponsible kababayan who did not heed the warnings not to go out of the controlled area and later got kidnapped.