"The Statue" This is not a joke but there is not a forum for Inspirational.

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by grandpa jim, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. grandpa jim

    grandpa jim Fire Starter

    DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? OR WHERE THIS IS?

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    THE STATUE

    This statue currently stands outside the Iraqi palace, now home to the 4th Infantry division. It will eventually be shipped home and put in the memorial museum in Fort Hood , Texas

    The statue was created by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad

    Kalat was so grateful for the Americans liberation of his country; he melted 3 of the heads of the fallen Saddam and made the statue as a memorial to the American soldiers and their fallen warriors

    Kalat worked on this memorial night and day for several months.

    To the left of the kneeling soldier is a small Iraqi girl giving the soldier comfort as he mourns the loss of his comrade in arms.

    Do you know why we don't hear about this in the news? Because it is heart warming and praise worthy..

    The media avoids it because it does not have the shock effect. But we can do something about it.

    We can pass this along to as many people as we can in honor of all our brave military who are making a difference.

    And please pass this on!

     
     
  2. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Sweet![​IMG]
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the post Jim... I guess certain segments of the media do not want to celebrate the heroic efforts of our military and what they have accomplished in the hame of FREEDOM... Just goes to show that some folks we help appreciate the "cost of freedom".....  Dave
     
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

                                                                 AMEN
     
  5. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Cool !!!
     
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Again , AMEN!!!
     
  7. Gone but not forgotten remember our fallen heroes "LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE"
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is an AWESOME Statue !!!!

    The sculpture pictured above is real, and it was indeed crafted by an Iraqi sculptor from bronze recovered by melting down statues of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, but the accompanying explanatory text is quite misleading... 

    Khalid didn't do it out of the goodness of his heart. He did it for the $8,000 the 4th Inf Div collected from within their ranks.

    It wasn't Khaklid's idea---It was the 4th Inf Div's idea.

    The 4th told Khalid they wanted a second one, and he wanted $10,000 more for it.

    Khalid says he made the statues for the same reason he made the statues for Saddam----He needed the money for his family.

    The rest from Snopes:

    http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/kalat.asp

    It is still an AWESOME Sculpture !

    Bear
     
  9. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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