not bad for a redleg
American Digest links to a video on Armor Geddon on their assault on Fallujah. Good for reminiscing or, as with the blog itself, getting a look at how the boots on the ground view their position.

I never had much experience with the Armor divisions, even though my right-shoulder patch is 1st AD. It's an honorary thing, and a respect thing, and a very long story. But aside from the wonderful sounds of an outgoing response, the big guns are as much a mystery to me as to most folks that just read about them in magazines. Maybe moreso, which makes this video that much more interesting to me.

Somewhere, floating around in this disaster area I call a spare room, I have a cd-video similar to that made by some guys in my platoon, although not as well mastered. But it's neat, alot of the old Baghdad daily routine. The guys that made it, at one point, strapped the camera onto the SAW rifle in front of the gunner that hangs out the top of the truck, so as they ride down Market Street and into the green zone the video bounces along, all the while with the barrel and sights of the saw at the bottom of the picture. Hm. I'm going to have to figure out where that went.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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