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Old 05-23-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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5/23/2004: Iraqi firefighters



Presented without bias is this shot of Iraqi firefighters, fighting a pipeline fire. From MSNBC Week in Pics.

I think this is one of the finest news images I've seen in a long time. It tells you an enormous amount. It's frightening, glorious, beautiful, amazing, informative, all at the same time.
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Old 05-23-2004, 11:59 AM   #2
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That is an awesome, awesome picture. I can't really say anymore about it, and merely echo my appreciation for those who run the wrong way.
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Old 05-23-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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That is an awsome pictures, damn, kudos to the photographer.
Secondly, those are some brave motherfuckers.
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Old 05-23-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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Old 05-23-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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They played with the whale penis too long.
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Old 05-23-2004, 08:46 PM   #6
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Firefighting is probably one of the most difficult and honourable jobs of them all. Good pic.
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Old 05-24-2004, 01:02 AM   #7
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They played with the whale penis too long.
That's nasty dude.
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:27 AM   #8
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After a little thinking I don`t think these guys are actually firefighters, more likely pro blowout control dudes, the mercs of the firefighting world. They work in close teams and are hired to cap wells that are on fire.
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:30 AM   #9
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They are still technically firefighters.
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:44 AM   #10
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Fire fighting sucks. I've dealt with two fires, neither of which was on that scale. Thank you, no.

Check this guy out. Red Adair
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Old 05-24-2004, 11:51 AM   #11
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Putting out a fire and firefighting are really two different things.

You only have to ask a firefighter about it to easily see the difference. Firefighters both love and hate fire. The movie Backdraft comes very close to expressing that.
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Old 05-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #12
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Maybe it`s a distinction without a difference but I thought it was worth pointing out. They do get paid a buttload and tend, like anyone that does risky work for money, to be a little nutty.

Says the guy going to the west bank.
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Old 05-24-2004, 08:52 PM   #13
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Washington post said they were Iraqui firefighters at a sabotaged pipeline fire.
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Old 05-25-2004, 12:32 AM   #14
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Says the guy going to the west bank.
Good luck to you. Safe journey, keep your head down, wear a vest, and don't forget your "I'm not an American" tee shirt for over it. Hope you get a lot of good pictures!
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Old 05-25-2004, 12:58 PM   #15
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"OK, now if the fire looks like it's going to flare up yank like hell on my safety rope"!
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