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IRAQ Sandstorm photos

A lady my Mom works with son is in IRAQ. He sent her these pictures. Could be real I guess...


These sand storms better known as a "Shamal" in this region can be extremely dangerous and folks should take cover if they see one approaching.

Do you remember the movie, the Mummy, no special effects here... This is REAL...Sand Storm, 26 April 2005. Al Asad, IRAQ, t's a wall of sand traveling at 60 mph.

"Take a look at what I'm wearing, people. You think anybody wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I'm wearing these bad boys? Forget about it."

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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

That's some freaky chit... .

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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

I've seen that movie.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

More info here:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/sandstorm.asp

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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

i have A video of this sand storm moving and how it totally blacks out the area if i can figure out how to post it

I have a good friend over there....the video puts it a little more into perspective.
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

there think it works now
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That's some freaky chit... .
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

Kind of looks like volcanic fallout after an eruption.

Look, lean, believe!!
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

Having been on the receiving end of one of those, the video doesn't do it justice. It's even more awe inspiring in person. Like the sun just goes out. We'd get lost moving between tents just 50-100ft apart. Besides being shot at and mortared, it was the second scariest part of my "vacation".
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

Seen a few from 25,000 feet but that really brings it home.
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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

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i have A video of this sand storm moving and how it totally blacks out the area if i can figure out how to post it

I have a good friend over there....the video puts it a little more into perspective.

Wow! Pretty awesome!

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Re: IRAQ Sandstorm photos

Those pictures AND video are too cool. Thanks for posting them.
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