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February 25, 2006

News From The Bunker Notebook


This is a new Category at Theodore's World. 
It will be about the things shared in emails from 
our troops and other Americans that are 
located in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Theodore's World is very aware of how 
loose lips endanger our troops and other Americans 
working in the hot zones, so at all times great care will be 
taken in how much information is posted. 

Some notes will be directly from the troops 
and other notes from those such
as employees with Halliburton and others.

"Sadr City, on the other hand, is nuts because that idiot Sadr is stirring things up. And the entire city has to suffer because of it. Yeah, it was calm yesterday, but that idiot Mookie Sadr has his goons and his loyal followers all riled up now. Mookie Sadr has caused misery for so many before and a couple of my co-workers were killed in April '04 because of him. He needs to become metaphysically challenged. Be GONE."

"So Baghdad is still locked down and will remain so for at least another couple of days. This is really hosing things up for everyone and I can't imagine the hit the struggling Iraqi economy is going to take with its capital having to be shut down like this.
They extended the %$$! curfew in Baghdad again until Monday. Mookie Sadr's idiots over in Sadr City are misbehaving. Everyone is obeying the curfew for the most part."

"This is starting to hose up up. Not that I haven't been through this before. (weary sigh...)
Fortunately, most Iraqis think he's an idiot, too. He has his goons in Najaf and around the south, but even the majority of Shiites think he's too looney for them.

Recently, a man was found dead in a square in Baghdad with a sign around his neck that read "This is a terrorist who killed innocent people." (Don't know if the media found that worth reporting.)

There's been quite a bit of vigilantism going on. The Iraqis have also gotten much bolder about ratting out the terrorists when they become aware of them operating in their neighborhoods.

Some are saying it might have been the Iranians and there is some evidence to support that, but al-Qaeda's ben awfully busy in the region recently as well. We do feel pretty confident that it wasn't Iraqi Sunnis. And the Iraqis feel the same way.
The libs are fulla crap, as usual when they say we are ALL hated for being here. There are some people who resent us being here, but they tend to be those who were in favor by Saddam Hussein and we don't care about them.
Most of the Iraqis are warm, generous people who are glad to be free and they know exactly why they are free. I've been blessed to have made several Iraqi friends with whom I believe I'll stay in touch for the rest of my life. The Iraqis really don't want a civil war. Only the media and the lefties want that.

The tomb of Salman Pak, also known as Salman al-Farisi, was attacked after sunset with two rockets. They don't seem to be reacting to it. I listened to a bucnh of the Iraqis listening to the news in Arabic on the radio just about a half hour ago (heard "Ee-rawn" mentioned a couple of times) and now they're just cutting up and playing around like they always do in the evenings. Everything seems back to normal now and I pray it stays that way."

This one I got on Thursday, January 23, 2006
"It's CRAZY out there! We went outside a few minutes ago and we could hear constant gunfire and shouting. We can't see over our walls, but I've never heard such bedlam here.
I suspect that slimeball Sadr is behind a lot of this and I wish that guy would somehow assume room temperature.
I'm thinking about going up on the roof of the building to look at the streets, but I don't think the security people will let us today.

I couldn't get out in that even if I were crazy enough to want to. We're on a very tight lockdown here

In the thick of it. Gunfire, shouting and sirens are going off all around us. It's been like that since yesterday around noon.
We're safe in our fortress and they're not even focused on us.

The Sunnis have far more to lose by a sectarian war than the Shiites, and they know this. al-Qaeda may have scored a short term gain with yet another shocking display of violence, but this could be another miscalculation that further alienates them in the eyes of the Iraqi people.
I'm hoping this is how it ends up. I think they'll rage for another day or two and then calm down.
Every Iraqi I've met wants this democracy to work.
We're expecting another bad day tomorrow because it's Friday - the Muslim Holy Day. They tend to get real wound up then. Plus, Iraq is in a three-day mourning period, so everything is shut down.
They're pretty capitalistic. They'll settle down just to get those shops and commerce opened again, if nothing else."

" I still have this I saved in my notes to send you.
According to one analysis, attacks on U.S. soldiers and Iraqi government forces last year increased 29 percent, and recruitment of new insurgents does not appear to be a problem.
This is a good example of how the media scum operates. "One analysis." Done by whom? ABC themselves? Al Qaeda? Al Gore? Some nine-year-old kid?
The attack ratio has been steadily going DOWN over the last eight months. Oh, they ramp it up once in a while, but less and less frequently. (Unfortuately, they were a little busy today in Baghdad, but it's been much quieter than it used to be.)

The media distorts and outright lies about Iraq and has been doing so for a long time. And it dishonors the fantastic job our troops are doing here.
Thanks to our Military,all of you for a job well done and just ignore the media scum and their leftist agenda.
It won't be long before the progress in Iraq is so obvious that the media scum won't be able to cover it up anymore.
P. S. - The media never did much or any coverage on how they themselves got kicked out of the Green Zone, did they? No, because then they'd have to divulge the reason.
And the reason is clear to most of us."

Wild Thing's comment.....
Some of the notes are spacy because I had to seperate some things that I cannot share on here. But it will still give enough information of how it is there.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 25, 2006 05:11 PM



Now, if I could only get my son in Sadr City to write to ME, I'd be happy. Trouble is, I don't look like WT.

Posted by: Rhod at February 25, 2006 06:02 PM

This Bunker Notebook is a great idea and addition to your site. You must be working full time Wild Thing. The information you are providing is priceless and I know you do it for the love of America.
Bunker Notebook will finally allow those of us who can't deploy again to get first person experience and commentary.
Thanks Wild Thing

Posted by: TomR at February 25, 2006 06:26 PM

Impressive as usual - Thanks for the info.

Posted by: chrys at February 25, 2006 06:40 PM

Hi Rhod,your son will write. Guys are famous for not writing anyway and I am sure he must be really busy.
Look like me? yikes hahaha you are so cute!
(giggle) Thank you for the compliment.

You son is very fortunate to have a Dad like you Rhod. There are some that have icky fathers that don't care about them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 25, 2006 10:25 PM

Hi Tom, thank you I am so glad you like it. I get so sick and tired of the liberal media slant to everything. The doom and gloom media.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 25, 2006 10:27 PM

HI Chrys,thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 25, 2006 10:27 PM