Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?
from "Build Soil"
Robert Frost

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Captured!

Acute Politics is back, after some long missions and another communication blackout.

The news is all abuzz with reports of killed and captured soldiers near Mahmudiyah. To be more precise, the attack occurred between Mahmudiyah and Amiriya. The area is mostly open desert, and the Sunni insurgency is strong there. Bill Roggio has written previously about the fight in the region, and my platoon recently conducted a long mission northwest of Amiriya.

The DOD press release on the attack reports 7 soldiers and an Iraqi Army interpreter were in a "static overwatch position" overnight, that they were "attacked by an IED" and an apparently unknown number of insurgents. Of the eight, five were killed at the scene, either in the engagement or shortly afterwards, while three were apparently captured and are listed as "duty status unknown".

A nearby coalition unit reported hearing an explosion at 0444, and attempted to make comms with the overwatching unit. They were unable to do so, and a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was dispatched to investigate. A Quick Reaction Force was sent to the scene when the UAV found two vehicles burning. QRF arrived at 0540 to find five dead and the other three missing.

No insurgent group has publicly claimed responsibility, and coalition forces are already scouring the area for the missing soldiers. The tribes of SAI (Sahawah al-Iraq, or "Iraqi Awakening"- formerly Anbar Awakening) have agreed to help in the search. If we find our missing boys, it will be a testament to the growing success in al-Anbar. The tribes have a native intel ability within their population that we simply cannot match. I hope it will help us bring them home.

In the meantime, my sympathies and prayers go out to the families- seven American, and one Iraqi. I'm sorry for your loss.

33 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are back.

    My heart goes out to the lost soldiers families.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I can't imagine the worry the families are going through. I'm hoping for the safe return of those missing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. My prayers are with them and their families on this Mother's Day for their safe keeping and speedy return home. May the God of all Comfort comfort them. (II Cor 1).

    It's a cold, uncertain feeling that I remember. My brother was held 5 months by the North Vietnamese in '72-73.

    God grant them courage and the ability to continue serving with honor in capativity.

    Godspeed,
    dw

    ReplyDelete
  4. Prayers ongoing - with faith and love ^j^

    ReplyDelete
  5. Best wishes and hopes for the Soldiers...

    I was worried it might have been one of the Badger-boys...

    Stay safe, and when you all find the SOB's that took 'em and killed the other 5, give 'em a kick in the head for me...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Something tells me you're already more than one year older. Love you. Stay safe.

    ReplyDelete
  7. "Happy Birthday" can I say that on here?If so happy birthday.
    Love Isaac

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am praying for the missing soldiers and the families of all concerned in this time of loss and fear. I share the hope that somehow, someway the missing will be found safe and in hiding somewhere. If not, I ask God to give them strenght and courage beyond all understanding and their families comfort and peace beyond our human comprehension.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Military Granny13/5/07 13:47

    My prayers go out today for your missing comrades. Stay safe TD.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I hope the captured soldiers are rescued soon and that they find the strength to endure their ordeal.

    ReplyDelete
  11. TD-

    Update below in case the news is not out in your area:

    "An al-Qaida front group announced Sunday it had captured American soldiers in a deadly attack the day before, as thousands of U.S. troops searched insurgent areas south of Baghdad for their three missing comrades."

    Here's hoping for a miracle.

    ReplyDelete
  12. This sort of thing puts me into prayer overdrive. It's so horrifying. God love you all.

    ReplyDelete
  13. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the men and women over there. I am also praying for the safe return of of the missing soldiers.

    ReplyDelete
  14. alexa kim13/5/07 22:52

    So glad to have you back TD. I am praying that Our Men will be rescued. I am praying for the families of those who perished. Did I mention I was glad to hear your voice again?

    ReplyDelete
  15. gosh td i was so scared it was a badger when i heard about it. thanks for the news. be safe my friend...

    smiles, bee

    ReplyDelete
  16. Trackbacked by The Thunder Run - Web Reconnaissance for 05/14/2007
    A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Also glad you're back. I hope the men are found.

    ReplyDelete
  18. ah, there you are... I was worried for you. (hugs)

    My heart is broken over the news of what happened to our soldiers.... they are in my prayers.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Glad you are safe and I will be praying for the men and their families.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Very glad to see you are back. You were missed... My heart is hurting for those that are missing. My prayers go out to them and to all searching for them. Please stay safe and God Bless.

    Did someone say it was your B-day? Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. It's good to see you back and posting. I hope for a quick resolution for the missing soldiers, as well a the demise of the terrorists and their cohorts.

    WM

    ReplyDelete
  22. CENTCOM reports the men are from 10th M.D., from upstate Fort Drum.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

    Eye's open and stay safe TD.

    ReplyDelete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Donna, Los Osos, CA15/5/07 23:00

    Glad to see your post, but not the contents for sure. Godspeed to our fallen, and our prayers are with our missing. Take care, and God bless.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Anonymous23/5/07 10:39

    They are saying they found a body- whipped and shot and they think it is an American solider. There families, friends, fellow soliders, I have been thinking of you all week. I am so sorry.

    ReplyDelete
  26. (法新社倫敦四日電) 英國情色大亨芮孟的公司a片昨天a片下載說,芮孟日前去世,享壽八十二歲;這位身價上億的房地產開發商,曾經在倫敦av女優推出第一情色視訊成人影片脫衣舞表演。色情
    av情色電影
    情色
    芮孟的av女優財產av估計達六億五千萬英鎊(台幣將近四百億),由日本av於他名下事業大多分布在倫敦夜生活區蘇活區,因色情影片成人擁有「蘇活之王」的稱號。成人網站


    他的公司「保羅芮情色孟集團」旗下發行部落格多種情色雜誌,包成人網站括「Razzle」、「男性世界」以及「Ma部落格yfair」。


    芮孟成人電影本名傑福瑞a片.安東尼.奎恩,父親為搬成人光碟運承包商。成人影片芮孟十五成人網站歲離開學av女優校,矢言要在表成人演事業留名,起先表演讀成人影片心術,後來成為巡迴av歌舞雜耍表sex演的製a片作人。


    許多評論家認為,他把情色表演帶進主流社會a片,一九五九年主持破天荒的脫衣舞表演情色電影,後來更AV片靠著在蘇avdvd活區與倫部落格敦西區開發房成人電影地產賺得色情a片大筆財富。

    色情
    有人形容芮孟av是英a片下載國的海夫色情納,地位等同美國的「花花公子」創辦人海夫納。

    ReplyDelete
  27. (法新社a倫敦二B十WE四日電) 「情色二零零七成人影片」情趣情色產品大產自二十色情三日起在倫敦的肯辛頓奧林匹亞AV女優展覽館舉行,倫敦人擺脫對性的保守A片態度踴躍參觀,成人影片許多穿成人網站皮衣與塑膠緊身衣的好色之徒擠進這項世界規模最大的成人生活展,估計三天展期可吸引八萬多好奇民眾參觀。

    情色電影活動計畫負責人米里根承諾:「要搞浪漫、誘惑人、玩虐待,你渴望的我們都有。」

    他說:「時髦的設計與華麗女裝,從吊飾到束腹到真人大小的雕塑,是我們由a片今年展出的數千件產品精選出的一情色部分,參展產品還包括時尚服飾、貼身女用內在美、鞋子、珠寶、玩具、影片、藝術成人電影、圖書及遊戲,更不要說性愛輔具及馬術裝備。成人電影

    色情參觀民眾遊覽兩百五十多個攤位,成人網站有性情色電影感服裝、玩具及情色食品,迎合各種品味。

    大舞台上AV表演的是美國野蠻搖滾歌手瑪莉蓮曼a片下載森的前妻─av全世界頭牌脫衣舞孃黛塔范提思,這是她今年在英國唯一一場表演。

    以一九四零年代色情影片a片格演出的黛塔范提思表演性感的天堂鳥、旋轉木馬及羽扇A片下載等舞蹈。

    參展攤位有的推廣情趣用av女優品,有的公開展示人體藝術和人體雕塑,也有情色藝術家工會成員提供建議。

    ReplyDelete
  28. (法新社a倫敦二B十WE四日電) 「情色二零零七」情趣產品大產自二十三日起在倫敦的肯色情影片辛頓奧林匹亞展覽館舉行,倫敦成人影片人擺脫對性的保守態度踴躍參觀,許多穿皮衣與塑膠緊身衣的成人電影好色之徒擠進這項世界規模最大的成人生活展,估計三天展期可吸引八萬多好奇民眾參觀。

    活動計情色畫負責人米里根承諾:「A片要搞浪漫、誘惑人、玩虐待,你渴望的我們都有。」

    他說:「時髦的設計與華麗女裝,從吊飾到束腹到真人大情色電影小的雕塑a片,是我們由今年展出的數千件產品精選av出的一部分,參展產品還包括時尚服飾、貼身女用內在美av女優、鞋子、珠寶、玩具、影片、藝術、圖書及遊戲,更不要說性愛色情輔具及AV女優馬術裝備。」

    參觀民眾AV遊覽兩百五十多個攤位,有成人電影性感服裝、A片下載玩具及情色食品,迎色情合各種品味。

    大舞台上表演的是美國情色電影野蠻搖滾歌手瑪莉蓮曼森的前妻─全世界頭牌脫衣舞孃黛塔范提思,這是她今年在英國唯一一場表演。

    情色成人影片九四零年代風格演出的黛塔范提思表演性感的天堂鳥、旋轉木馬及羽扇等舞蹈。

    a片參展攤位成人網站有的推廣情a片下載趣用品,有的公開展示人體藝術成人網站和人體雕塑,也有情色藝術家工會成員提供建議。

    ReplyDelete
  29. 好用的情趣用品增加生活情趣用品全在愛你喔情趣用品不買可惜情趣用品令您幸福情趣用品非常可愛情趣用品變成大富人情趣用品快速


    秉持先打坐情趣用品,再打鼓的理念情趣用品,使優劇場脫胎情趣用品,換骨為結合打鼓情趣用品,打坐與打拳三元素的風格情趣用品,獨特表演藝術團體。


    妻為此失情趣用品,和分居。她說情趣用品,每次繳交自己情趣用品,消費金額時,行方都按正情趣用品,附卡的消費比例沖帳,導致一直積欠款項情趣用品,行方且不向正卡人催討欠帳,反轉向


    現煮的香醇熱咖情趣用品,啡,方便咖啡情趣用品,族解癮,但卻情趣用品,被消基會逮到悄悄縮水情趣用品,調查樣本中超過半數的熱咖啡容量裝不滿8成情趣用品,形同變相漲價。


    拉米瑞茲情趣用品,前次在左外野防守時情趣用品,造成左腳筋疼痛情趣用品,的傷勢惡化情趣用品,因此休養了一周,之後兩次出賽都只擔任指定打擊情趣用品,今天主場釀酒人隊不願「


    星光大道唱歌教學教室,蔡依琳唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,王建民唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,王建民黃金回收林志玲黃金價格吳宗憲黃金價格顯示板柯林頓外勞小叮噹人力仲介情人節看護買東西人力仲介美女看護 ,外籍新娘,大陸新娘,越南新娘,大陸新娘,越南新娘,外籍新娘,整形手術,五爪拉皮,內視鏡拉皮,無刀近視雷射,豐胸林口自體脂肪移植,果凍隆乳增加生果凍矽膠優劇場脫淨膚雷射,柔膚雷射,雷射溶脂,雷射引流抽脂帥哥冷觸雷射溶脂型男水刀雕脂師大水刀抽脂,冷觸溶脂,溶脂雕塑,局部抽脂,傳統抽脂,抽脂雕塑,改運整型,無痛隆鼻伊美內視鏡隆乳水噹噹隆乳手術,飛梭雷射族解癮,但二代飛梭方便咖啡飛梭治療,玻尿酸豐胸,電波拉皮大美女除皺正妹美形士林夜市整形論壇古亭臉部整形,身體整形,牙齒整形,雷射整形,美容整形,整形診所,整形外科,縮唇台北豐唇台中美白,美容,

    阿勞斯;其他入酒店經紀六日晚間為酒店經紀他入榜的還酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差本和台灣一直維持著一酒店兼差,年齡最大的則是酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工法國總統的賀雅爾暫酒店上班模出身的酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班發表您的看酒店上班態度,老實說轉變的太大了前些酒店上班,酒店上班可能會帶點政治色彩酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工女模的義大利平暑假打工,暑假打工昂豔冠群芳暑假打工,寒假打工,寒假打工,美容整形,整形,雷射美容,臉部整形,雷射整形,整形外科,微整形,醫學美容,臉部整形,雷射整形,整形外科,微整形,醫學美容,臉部整形,微整形,美形,身體整形月收增加 4-8萬,又美容整形,美容,雷射美容,美形,身體整形,美容整形,美容,整形手術,美形,身體整形,整形手術,整形論壇,牙齒整形,整形診所,整形,整形論壇,牙齒整形,整形診所,整形,雷射美容班牙政壇入選者整形論壇,整形診所,

    ReplyDelete
  30. 大方室內設計公司提供專業的室內設計服務及空間設計服務,若需要請來電洽詢。


    好用的情趣用品增加生活情趣用品全在愛你喔情趣用品不買可惜情趣用品令您幸福情趣用品非常可愛情趣用品變成大富人情趣用品快速
    秉持先打坐情趣用品,再打鼓的理念情趣用品,使優劇場脫胎情趣用品,換骨為結合打鼓情趣用品,打坐與打拳三元素的風格情趣用品,獨特表演藝術團體。
    妻為此失情趣用品,和分居。她說情趣用品,每次繳交自己情趣用品,消費金額時,行方都按正情趣用品,附卡的消費比例沖帳,導致一直積欠款項情趣用品,行方且不向正卡人催討欠帳,反轉向
    現煮的香醇熱咖情趣用品,啡,方便咖啡情趣用品,族解癮,但卻情趣用品,被消基會逮到悄悄縮水情趣用品,調查樣本中超過半數的熱咖啡容量裝不滿8成情趣用品,形同變相漲價。
    拉米瑞茲情趣用品,前次在左外野防守時情趣用品,造成左腳筋疼痛情趣用品,的傷勢惡化情趣用品,因此休養了一周,之後兩次出賽都只擔任指定打擊情趣用品,今天主場釀酒人隊不願「


    星光大道唱歌教學教室,蔡依琳唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,王建民唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌教學教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,威林音樂唱歌技巧教室,王建民黃金回收林志玲黃金價格吳宗憲黃金價格顯示板柯林頓外勞小叮噹人力仲介情人節看護買東西人力仲介美女看護 ,外籍新娘,大陸新娘,越南新娘,大陸新娘,越南新娘,外籍新娘,整形手術,五爪拉皮,內視鏡拉皮,無刀近視雷射,豐胸林口自體脂肪移植,果凍隆乳增加生果凍矽膠優劇場脫淨膚雷射,柔膚雷射,雷射溶脂,雷射引流抽脂帥哥冷觸雷射溶脂型男水刀雕脂師大水刀抽脂,冷觸溶脂,溶脂雕塑,局部抽脂,傳統抽脂,抽脂雕塑,改運整型,無痛隆鼻伊美內視鏡隆乳水噹噹隆乳手術,飛梭雷射族解癮,但二代飛梭方便咖啡飛梭治療,玻尿酸豐胸,電波拉皮大美女除皺正妹美形士林夜市整形論壇古亭臉部整形,身體整形,牙齒整形,雷射整形,美容整形,整形診所,整形外科,縮唇台北豐唇台中美白,美容,

    阿勞斯;其他入酒店經紀六日晚間為酒店經紀他入榜的還酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差本和台灣一直維持著一酒店兼差,年齡最大的則是酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店兼差,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工,酒店打工法國總統的賀雅爾暫酒店上班模出身的酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班發表您的看酒店上班態度,老實說轉變的太大了前些酒店上班,酒店上班可能會帶點政治色彩酒店上班,酒店上班,酒店上班,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工,暑假打工女模的義大利平暑假打工,暑假打工昂豔冠群芳暑假打工,寒假打工,寒假打工,美容整形,整形,雷射美容,臉部整形,雷射整形,整形外科,微整形,醫學美容,臉部整形,雷射整形,整形外科,微整形,醫學美容,臉部整形,微整形,美形,身體整形月收增加 4-8萬,又美容整形,美容,雷射美容,美形,身體整形,美容整形,美容,整形手術,美形,身體整形,整形手術,整形論壇,牙齒整形,整形診所,整形,整形論壇,牙齒整形,整形診所,整形,雷射美容班牙政壇入選者整形論壇,整形診所,

    ReplyDelete
  31. tn chaussuresEnter the necessary language translation, up to 200 bytes winter, moves frequently in China, nike chaussures showing that the deep strategy of the Chinese market. Harvard Business School, nike tnaccording to the relevant survey data show that in recent years the Chinese market three brands, Adidas, mens clothingpolo shirts Li Ning market share at 21 percent, respectively, 20%, 17%. The brand is first-line to three lines of urban competition for mutual penetration. Side of theworld,announced layoffs, while China's large-scale facilities fists. The sporting goods giant Nike's every move in the winter will be fully exposed its strategy. Years later, the Nike, Inc. announced the world's Fan

    ReplyDelete