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Friday, June 03, 2005

I Don't Understand It...

Yesterday there was an IED attack in Kirkuk. Twelve CIVILIANS were wounded. One was killed, and it happened to be a two and a half year old child. I was at Kirkuk General Hospital, providing escort to a humanitarian mission when the incident occured. Minutes later, cars started pouring into the hospital, bringing injured for medical aid. Ordinary people who happened to be in the area of the explosion immediately sprung into action and began helping their fellow citizens. Some wounded made it to the hospital before the ambulances left the premises.

From my position, where I was providing security, I could see the carnage as the broken and bleeding were unloaded from cars, pickup trucks and ambulances. I saw the lifeless body of the toddler who was killed. He bore almost the full brunt of the explosion. The child was killed instantly. Men and women, old and young were BLOWN UP just because they were walking down the street.

...And they say we are the bad guys...

SCOUTS OUT.

MDG

21 Comments:

At 6:33 AM, Anonymous MDG's sis said...

It's a shame -- what happened, and that people still think that the American troops are "the bad guys." :(

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Yarbz www.juggernuts.com said...

Surely there must be a slow but sure understanding by the Iraqi people that these "insurgents" (or whatever they are...) are not the friends of Iraq or Iraqis. They don't give crap one about Islam, and really have nothing to do with Iraq as a sovereign nation... They are thugs and murderers and it is about time that the press (especially the American and European press) stop the anti-American agenda stuff and call spades spades...

I think in 40 years, what the US and it's allies are doing will be hailed os one of the greatest acts of any nation in the first quarter of the century...

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger thepatriot15 said...

I don't know what to say. we are always praying for you and for Iraq. may God bring comfort to the victims families!

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger Mustang 23 said...

Oh man,

that sucks.

the Iraqis know who the good guys are.

hang in there.

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger armynurseboy said...

The problem isn't that the Iraqis know who the good guys are. That is pretty much a given for the most part. The problem is that they are more afraid of the bad guys....

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Peter said...

This sort of thing is what I expected. The gomers are at the end stages where they've lost hope of any meaningful victory and they're now to the point of punishing the Iraqis for not rallying to their blood-soaked banners.
This is neither unprecedented nor surprising. The example that comes to mind is the order to flood the subway tunnels, used as bomb shelters, in Berlin as the Russians were on the outskirts and American B-17s overhead daily. The Nazi inner circle gave this order (thankfully not carried out) because they wanted to punish the German people for losing the war.
Same thing here. Expect a nihilistic orgy of destruction as these scumbags lash out at every chance before they are hunted down, one by one.
Good hunting.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger Mom said...

http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level.php?cat=Terrorism&loid=8.0.173437230&par=0

You have to tell me this is true...please I pray!

 
At 4:36 PM, Blogger Janie said...

I read news of this and thought of your Troops....

So sad for the Iraqi people.

Prayers indeed for all.

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous MDG's Wife said...

I know that just broke your heart to see the effects of that explosion, Sweetie. Hang in there. I'm praying for you.

 
At 11:29 PM, Blogger PSUpete said...

You know Mikey, it really sucks that all I can do is pray for you and the people of Iraq. Be blessed in your mission and let the Lord Guide YOU. All things through Christ Jesus, who is your strength and salvation in a cruel, God-less world.
I know what it is like to see the war torn remnants of a battered people's suffering. The murder, the mayhem...

It just stinks. The feelings of helplessness eat you alive. When I had those feelings, I didn't have the tools you do to deal with them.
You are blessed with the light and power of God. Thank's be to the Lord almighty who strengthens you. I love you like a brother and I hate to know that you have to experience this.
Just remember, this is the EXACT reason God has chosen you and your brothers in arms to be there right at this moment...in harms way. You are the best he has to offer from his huddled masses. You are the best we have to offer to the people of Iraq as a nation. You are doing a damn fine job out there for the rest of us.
Your brother in arms and in Christ.
-Pete

 
At 5:13 AM, Blogger moehawk said...

we are not the "bad guys" to anyone in Iraq except to the "real" bad guys, who are the ones doing all this insane stuff that you have to deal with as a part of your job defending the free world against all who would deny people their freedom.

thank you for doing your job, and doing it well.

 
At 5:14 AM, Blogger Desultory Girl said...

That's so jacked...all I can do is utter the words of mdg wife and pete...how helpless and heartbroken a feeling.

Truth is, it's hard to wrap your head around crap like this that happens. One can never explain the jacked phenomenon because it's beyond rationale.

Best wishes to you! Pray's that you keep your heart intact.

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous MDG's Wife said...

Thanks for the message Pete.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger LittleMazza said...

MGD, I know how deeply you feel about children, and know this was a tough ordeal for you all. I always knew you were the right man for the job, that you are where God wants you to be. Yes, it must feel like Hades with the heat. I couldn't have said it better than Pete. Thanks, Pete

You are continually in our prayers, Little Mazza

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger charmaine yoest said...

You ARE the good guys. The best. The ones who say otherwise may be noisy, but there are (a lot) more of us who appreciate you than there are of them.

 
At 4:55 AM, Anonymous ZUMWALTSNAVY said...

Your so right,

What I find unfathomable is they are blowing each other up to force us to leave, when we've said we'll leave when they quit trying to blow us up.

It'd be comical if it weren't so tragic.

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger Dymphna said...

MDG-

I can't get your email to come up...it sends me to an error page. I wanted to send you this post I did on Memorial Day in our rural county in Virginia...

Now it can serve as a reminder that you *are* the good guys.

Still in the Thick of It



http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2005/05/still-in-thick-of-it.html

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger thepatriot15 said...

Hey; check out my sister's blog. She is starting to write on Islam. :)

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger El Capitan said...

I hope all is well with you and your troops. Silence was never a good sign out there. Unless of course it was due to some AF geek who cut up the wrong fiber optic cable.

Be Safe

 
At 2:03 PM, Anonymous mondo said...

I, personally, would rather take my chances at a suicide bomb, than the hundreds of 500, 1000, and 2000 lb. bombs falling on my neighborhood. Plus, those suicide bombers wouldn't even be in Iraq if the U.S. wasn't there.

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous mondo said...

To add to the bomb theory. Did you know that these 21st century U.S. bombs are much worse than reported? Much worse than the bombs used in Desert Storm that have caused 300,000 disabilities to arise since 1991? Not only are they using depleted uranium, they are using plutonium. Fallujah, Baghdad, and Al Qaim, along with all the other cities and towns that have been bombed, are completely polluted with radioactive waste.

 

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