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U.S. soldier returns home to find out he left something behind in Iraq
 Part of channel(s): Iraq (current event)


A few months ago, I found a Web site loaded with pictures
and videos from Iraq, the sort that usually aren't seen on the news. I
watched insurgent snipers shoot American soldiers and car bombs
disintegrate markets, accompanied by tinny music and loud, rhythmic
chanting, the soundtrack of the propaganda campaigns. Video cameras
focused on empty stretches of road, building anticipation. Humvees
rolled into view and the explosions brought mushroom clouds of dirt and
smoke and chunks of metal spinning through the air. Other videos and
pictures showed insurgents shot dead while planting roadside bombs or
killed in firefights and the remains of suicide bombers, people how
they're not meant to be seen, no longer whole. The images sickened me,
but their familiarity pulled me in, giving comfort, and I couldn't stop.
I clicked through more frames, hungry for i

Added: Feb-2-2012 Occurred On: Feb-2-2012
By: SpreadForge
Tags: U.S. Army, Soldier, Iraq
Location: United States (load item map)
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