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Battleground Iraq: magazine of a firm Commander КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: division of the ArmyАвтор(ы): Todd S BrownЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2007Количество страниц: 306Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 5.98 mb fast Ifolder sixty eight

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Talking to home makes J our na l of a C o m pa n y C o m m a n der 29 the time go by slower, but it’s nice to hear how everyone is doing. The groundhog-day effect [a reference to the motion picture Groundhog Day, wherein the protagonist keeps reliving the same day] here really brings you down. Major Wright told me that I would change out command next week. I don’t believe that; he’s always screwing with us. It is all a conspiracy to keep you hopeful, so that hope does not become forlorn … sine curve.

The MEK and Badr Corps are the hot topics in our briefings now. Best I can tell, the MEK are Iranians who fled Iran and oppose the Ayatollah somehow, and the Badr Corps are Iraqis supported by the Iranian government against the MEK. They keep on fighting one another, but supposedly the MEK wants to surrender to 2d Brigade. We’ll see how that goes. We are also waiting on the repair of the bridge from Tikrit so 1-8 IN can rejoin us on the eastern side of the river. Once they get here, we’ll be ready to move out.

Everything looked old and rusted. About this time, an ex-general Samarii [General Wafik Samarii, former chief of Military Intelligence] showed up and told us the police were good and invited us to a meeting of the town’s important people. We then released the police and set up shop in the police station. A reporter from England showed up and tried to describe the whole situation— the blood feuds and tribal alliances. He basically said the “London General” Samarii was full of sh— and tied in with some bad dudes responsible for some ethnic cleansing of Kuwaiti women and children.

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