Theodore's World: News From Iraq ~ The Bunker Notebook ~

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April 10, 2006

News From Iraq ~ The Bunker Notebook ~


This Category Bunker Notebook at Theodore's World, 
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.


The author of the video is the soldier standing looking at the paperwork with the two terrorists handcuffed and blindfolded in one of the images you will see.

Please click HERE is his video and parts of his email are below.....

" The the one standing was real cocky about wanting to kill Americans. He was double checking the paperwork to make sure there were no problems. The one sitting on the ground with his back to the camera is bawling like a baby. Seems Jihad was all fun and games for this clown until our guys slapped the blind fold and plastic cuffs on him.

As usual we were doing our routine patrols and as we were heading back to Mares. We saw that the IP’s (Iraqi Police) had one of the main roads closed. Shortly after, we realized that they were working on an IED placed on the right of the road exactly where we normally pass by to make a right turn. This people have a great sense of bravery, because even with the limitation on the equipment that they were using to deactivate the IED, this IP’s worked with it fearless. There were basically about 7 IP’s on the ground, one with binoculars, two with a string with a hook in the middle of it and the rest of them pulling security for the ones working directly with the IED. The technique used to deactivate the IED was merely simple. The used the hook to extract the ignition device away from the round (one 155mm). After the ignition device was away from the round, then extracting the round out of the whole was “piece of cake”. I’m glad and thank God for these men, because it could hit any of our Stryker and cause other tragedy like on February 26, 2006.

A couple weeks ago when a SVBIED blow up and couple minutes later an IED went off about 200 meters away from the SVBIED site. When we there about 15 minutes after all this happened, but the must interesting part is who an IA (Iraqi Army) guy crawled like a snake into the hole just to peep and see what was the status of the remaining UXO (Unexploded Ordnance). After he (IA) realized that this rounds didn’t represented a threat (at least to him), he just pulled them out like candies. Even an explosion took place, it had 5 unexploded rounds inside the IED hole and we heard that the explosion from the EID was quite loud. Now you can imagine how much damage this IED would make if it would go off completely."............Sgt. Colon

Posted by Wild Thing at April 10, 2006 01:47 AM


Great video. It's more interesting to see the troops and equipment in pictures they take than in the MSM's programs.

As usual, our troops are doing excellent work. God Bless em!

Posted by: TomR at April 10, 2006 01:51 PM

Hi Tom it sure is and with none of that media slant to things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 10, 2006 03:22 PM