As most of you will soon enough know if you check the news there was a large scale attack here in Baghdad. Which consisted of multiple car bombs being set off around the city close to the same time. As of the last count that I saw it was 90 something killed. This is Iraqi citizens not americans, keep that in mind. I know to some if not most it doesn't really matter to yall. I know I never gave it any thought when I was back in the states when I heard about this kind of thing. However being over here and seeing these folks working everyday and just trying to get by you cant help but feel some sort of emotion towards them. Most of them are just struggling to get by and make some sort of a living. Yet they deal with this kind of stuff all the time never knowing when they will be attacked or might not see their family again.
I was close enough to two of the blast to think that we were under a mortar attack. You could hear and feel the blast and I am in a solid concrete building. I am just glad that back home in America folks don't have to worry about these sort of things. Makes me understand that it is better to be over here instead of fighting the extremist in our country.
God bless the USA.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
I have talked to many people that just dont realize that had we done nothing the same thing might possibly be happening here.Not a fan of it happening anywhere but I dont want to see it on our soil. Again Thanks for your service and keep staying safe.
The complete and utter irony/hypocrisy behind the current Jihad they've declared on us is amazing. If all these young impressionable men can be talked into killing themselves for this "Jihad" why haven't some of them asked of these jihad propagandists "well....why aren't you out there pounding the pavement killing inno..oh erm I mean infidels?" Because they are cowards hiding behind young impressionable men and there are plenty of them.
The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun.
Sorry to hear about it, and we hope it gets over soon. I wish there was no war anywhere, but I'm glad it isn't here. We'll pray for your safety, and for your comrades. Keep safe, and we'll be glad to see you come home!
99z, stay safe, keep up the good work/s, come home safe and THANK YOU.
To respond to you post, but what you see and how you feel id how I feel have felt for them and other people in other countries and why I NEVER had a problem going over their in the first place and seeing to it that Saddam was ousted.
Iraq, last I heard and read is the 4th largest when it comes to oil production or oil period. Yet the only ones that ever seemed to prosper from it was Saddam and his family and his generals. Some of which if I remember correct was still his family.
The Iraqi people have suffered and continue to suffer on a regular and daily basis. But thanks to soldiers like you, it's getting better. It's unfortunate the cost to do so is so high.
Watch your 6 and stay aware of your surroundings. And again, THANK YOU!
__________________ "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms" - Thomas Jefferson
I'm sorry you have to witness such things. I am truly grateful for your service and the service of those who are with you. My brother,who was in the USMC, often uses a phrase. "Those who long for peace must prepare for war". I'm sure we all wish we could live in a world with out violence but everything must have an opposite.
You can't put a gun rack in a Prius!