I must apologize for my lack of updates here lately. It has been a busy week. It has been an especially bad week to be an Iraqi Policeman in Kirkuk. One of their police stations got hit twice yesterday. Five IPs were killed in the first attack. Another got killed later that afternoon in a drive-by shooting. The day before yesterday, twelve IPs were killed attempting to defuse an IED. I responded to that incident, and it was horrible. They were all standing around the device when it exploded. Humpty-Dumpty comes to mind: "All the King's horses and all the King's men..."
Here is a link to the claim of responsibility to those two attacks.
The insurgency seems to be going on the offensive. The AIF (Anti-Iraqi Forces) seem to have renewed vigor as of late, turning a normally peaceful Kirkuk into a city of gunfire, smoke and debris. We have been running all over God's green earth, all day long.
Sorry again that I have been lacking in the posting arena, but duty calls.
And to those who have sent donations to Omar, they have begun to arrive, and he is overwhelmed with gratitude. He asked that I thank you from the bottom of his heart.
Oh, and if anyone knows of a place for me to host video for this blog, lemme know.
I got some cool sequences of us driving down the road and the kids flooding the sidewalks waving and screaming happily.