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Conducted a few convoys in the area and I thought I would pass on the atmospherics in the area. Compared to my last deployment here, things are a lot better. We began in the local area and did not have to utilize any escalation of force due to vehicle threats. Roads have been repaired from past IEDs and general contracting and building is improving across the bar. However, we have had incidents that resemble my last tour here that prove that the insurgents are still around, although not as evident or as frequent. Not much goes on at night as we were out and about (we are everywhere) and didn’t see many people out. Good thing. The air is still filled with the ever present burning trash, tires etc and the temps are on the rise along with the multiple day sand storms. The local people are very cooperative with us which foils insurgent’s plans to intimidate them to get to us. This is mainly due to the Iraqi Army and police force kicking butt. Several schools and shops have been rebuilt and improved. The main takeaway is that finally, the Iraqi people have said “enough is enough” towards the insurgents and have solidly taken a stance against them and their tactics and threats. This is gigantic for us because along with the thousands of training hours we have implemented, now the Iraqi Army and Police along with several additional security forces can protect what is theirs. This is also, why you may be reading about why the insurgents are utilizing mentally ill adults or children for suicide attacks.


They have no other followers. It really has come down to the bad guys waiting out the American people. The insurgent’s foundation was that the American people would demand us out of Iraq. That never materialized, we did our job and now the proof is materializing. Those who doubted us should be ashamed. Go jump off a bridge and end the DNA chain would ya? I love it here. I volunteered to come here again. Why would you join the Marine Corps and sit on the sidelines? I am sure there are plenty of “other” organizations you could have joined and not come to Iraq. The Marines morale is sky high. They see the results of the hard work done by units before us, which motivates them to keep kicking ass and taking names. You want to shoot a couple rounds at the Iraqi Army huh Mr insurgent? Say Hello to my little friend called the Marine Corps. However, we haven’t had to be called on as time progresses. Yes, we show up armed to the teeth ready to get some, but the Iraqi forces are Taking care of business (TCB)Thankyouverymuch.
Ok, who designed the floorboard of a hummer? Did they measure the typical size of a human foot? I think the guys used the midget scale on my truck. I was smashed in these things last deployment but now with the “extra” body armor that makes me smile when I feel it compress my disks I can’t hardly step out of these things. Gear is the best ever as I know of numerous Marines who either took a sniper round to the helmet or IED shrapnel to the chest and walked away, pissed but walked away without serious injury. Your Marines are doing great and keeping the wolf at bay. Thank you for supporting us

Comments

  1. Mjr Pain — Question-Why has no-one memtioned to the IP or the IA that they should train some of the widows to serve as female body serchers for the women since the men are not suppose to touch the female. I know that some of the Marines have a female along just for that reason. I think once the world see that the females of Iraq are not going to sit idlely by and let the insergants kill them any more will let the world know that they too want the Peace that the men are fighting to accquire for Iraq and are willing to do their share of the work to get it. Besides it tells the insergants that the use of females won’t work any more.
    As for the kids, they think it is all a game and a way to make money. I guess no-one explained to them that you have to be ALIVE in order to spend it.
    Sorry to hear that the Hummers are a very tight fit but I guess that you have to give in order to get – BETTER protection for which I truly believe your family is very greatful for you to have around you.
    Stay as safe as you can for all of us out here for we care about you and those who are with you and depend on you. I will ask for extra Angels to take care of you and your men.

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  3. They have no other followers. It really has come down to the bad guys waiting out the American people. The insurgent’s foundation was that the American people would demand us out of Iraq. That never materialized, we did our job and now the proof is materializing. Those who doubted us should be ashamed. Go jump off a bridge and end the DNA chain would ya?

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