Sunday, July 17, 2005


Early yesterday morning there was an insurgent attack to the north of our base camp. This in and of itself is not unusual, but the nature of the attack serves to illustrate the level of depravity of these sumbags.

In the morning hours there was a funeral procession traveling along the main highway that eventually leads into Baghdad. As the procession was moving it came under insurgent attack, which resulted in a few dead and several wounded civillians. Subsequesntly, an Army Military Police unit was notified of the attack and moved into the area to provide support. Once they arrived and secured the area it appeared the insurgents had left the scene so the MP unit began treating the civillian wounded. Unbeknownst to them, however, the insurgents left behind a Trojan horse in the form of a car bomb. It was remotley detonated, which resulted in several more civillian and U.S. casualties.

In other words, the insurents attacked innocent civillians knowing that we would arrive to offer medical aid and then left a car bomb to attack the U.S. forces as they were treating the wounded.

This is the bile we are dealing with on a daily basis. I have a hard time referring to them as "men" becasue they are human in form only. They have no soul, no conscience, or anything else that permits them to be associated with the human race. They are an evil cancer and they need to be extracted from the body of earth.

We are here to conduct the surgery.


Blogger Pebble said...

Well now how will something like this be dealt w/next time... What about bomb sniffing dogs? But even then, your sences say get in their and save who you time for the special dogs in this case.
Do you use dogs? I mean here at home they send them in first...
Thanks for blogging. I hope you never tire of it.

2:43 AM  
Blogger Chevy Rose said...

I agree with your description of these so-called 'freedom fighters' being like a cancer. As we all know cancer can't be transferred to another person, it only kills the host. And it does not show any mercy on the host's own organs(innocent children/women). In order for the cancer to win, it must spread its damage(kill) to it's own perfectly healthy organs. It eats itself alive unless stopped by "excellant" surgeons ;). Your analogy is right on target.
Keep your head down and press on. God bless you and all our military.

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Mahlon Moore said...

I agree with the surgery,but I recommend an ax.
We appreciate your service to our country and thank God for people like you.

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Holly - A Soldiers' Angel said...

I don't know exactly what to say. Be assured we know they are evil...and not a 'freedom fighting force'. They are terrorists, not 'insurgents'. Thanks for the post, we need it repeated - often - just exactly what these terrorists are like.

9:23 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

I'm in complete agreement. I posted a link to this on my site (

1:27 PM  
Blogger Maggie45 said...

John, as always you and all our men and women protecting us are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for your service..and your family.

2:35 PM  
Blogger jaibone said...

Dear John:

At least in these photos you're not making a target of yourself by standing on a rooftop.... congratulations...

4:49 PM  
Blogger The Maxie's said...

Thanks for your sacrifice and courage. We gain valuable insight from your blog to know how to support our Marine.
God Speed

7:52 AM  
Blogger The Maxie's said...

Thanks for your family and your sacrifice for our country. Your courage to write allows us to gain insight on how to support our Marine.
God Speed

7:54 AM  
Blogger membrain said...

" They are an evil cancer and they need to be extracted from the body of earth.

We are here to conduct the surgery."

Amen to that!!

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Kel said...

I agrre with how you desribed them.
I worry everyday what might happen next over there.
When I don't get a email or a see a blog entry from my Hubby.
I am proud of all of you for doing what your doing.
I wish more ppl could understand just what your dealing with over there.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the point, that such behaviour is inhumane and cruel beyond believe.
But the fact that these people are doing this clearly states that they don't want Freedom U.S. Style. So get out of there, save yourselves and leave them to their destiny, whatever that may be.

6:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

I love it when people anonymously make comments like the one above. No name, no email risk of a personal response.

You are absolutley right, "anonymous". Since the insurgents comprise about .02% of the population, AND a majority of them are foreign fighters from other countries...they clearly speak on behalf of the Iraqi people and we should leave.

Brilliant...we should have thought of that a long time ago.

10:11 PM  
Anonymous U.S Central Command said...

I am a Public Affairs Officer working with U.S. Central Command and I want to send this message out to get anonymous to look at the good stories that are being done. Please see attached story...

There are many more stories on the web site showing progression with the reconstruction efforts.


3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since you're the surgeons shouldn't you get paid more?

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was this cancer there before you illegally invaded and occupied the country? I dont think so.

So, what's the cause and what's the symptom?

11:39 AM  
Anonymous Aaron from Austin, Texas said...

Extremely distressing to read about... watch your back Jack, I will keep you and your guys in my prayers.

As for anonynous - if you disagree with the war thats fine, as an American you have the right to voice your opinion. I only ask that you attempt an intelligent argument... can you imagine the chaos that would occur should we leave right now?

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Joel said...

Freedom fighters my a--!!! I feel, as you do, that those who set this kind of ambush are cowardly scum. I am concerned about the apparent lack ability to confront just this type of attack though. How many times have we all read about this same scenario played out again and again? What is the learning curve for walking into an ambush? Where is the leadership and training to deal with these situations? Being an old 19-D Cav. Scout I have some knowlege but I'm baffled by this. Does anyone have some insite? god bless our warriors.

12:28 PM  

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