Monday, February 28, 2005

ipod, truth locals and troops

I was going to get an ipod, but I remembered that I had to beware of the world around me. To notice that there are no children or pets playing on the street, or there are no animals or insect noises at night, to hear the sounds of nature and human race mix. For many while listening on an ipod, they are oblivious to the world. Listeners can not pick up on the vibe of the street, since they are engrossed with their world of music. Those are the signs of possible danger and a threat to fellow soldiers. One can escape the world by plugging into their ipod and not notice what is going on during a convoy, or hear incoming while walking back from the shower or DFAC, but that can be dangerous. That is one reason I will not get an ipod: I want to return home alive.

Check out the following articles on the same subject of the increasing size of the Afghan National Army. See their bias or slant:
Al jazerera: US pushes Afghans' frontline training
Arutz Sheva: Afghani Army Growing and Preparing To Fight Taliban
The Guardian: Afghan Army Increases to 20,000 Troops
Boston Herald: Afghan army reaches 20,000
WBOC-TV: U-S military braced for increased Taliban violence as winter ebbs

Is this just serving what the customer wants, reporting only the truth, or what the publishers think what the truth should be?


It looks like the locals are sick of the war and are telling Coalition Forces where caches of weapons are at. After 25 years of war, it looks that everyday people want to get back to living their lives without weapons all over the place.

I wonder if this means that there will be no American troops in Europe in 20 years from now.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kevin said...

you can get an iPod and a set of portable speakers and make a bitching boom box for your hooch.

Probably too easily pilferable though.

7:44 AM  
Blogger b said...

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7:48 PM  
Blogger b said...

I might DVD/CD combo on my computer or just read some books.

7:50 PM  

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