September 30, 2014 at 11:14 pm #25746
Benjammin, thank you for sharing.
Warped, thank you for the insight into the world view of other tribes.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.October 1, 2014 at 1:35 am #25757
My only solace is knowing that, where ‘men’ fail…God shall not. He has a plan, though we may know it not, and he shall reveal it in his own time. Who am I to guess what the what and why of it? I do believe, despite many good, brave people’s best efforts; He shall speak and HIS will shall be made known. Woe to those then that persist in denial of His word. ‘HE’ is the one that shall resolve this seemingly ‘unsolvable’ conundrum…but the manner of which, be prepared, will be in direct correlation to the unwillingness of man to ‘see the light’.
Sorry…sometimes I just get that way/write that way. It is off top of my head response to the courageously written revelations of reality in that hell hole of the world. Bless you Benjamin, Robin and Warped – you have ‘eyes wide open’…which is not always a blessing.October 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm #27468
benjammin, you were a KBR guy, huh? I understand if you want to keep that private.
During my last Iraq tour in ’08-’09, I was on a COP (Combat Out Post) that was still under construction for the “Surge”. It was too small to have a separate KBR compound so two KBR guys actually lived in the same GP Medium (tent) that my team were living . They were both crane operators that were in charge of constructing the “T-Wall” perimeter and were two of the funniest guys that I’ve encountered in my experiences over there. I mean, they were like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, or Jay and Silent Bob. They had been in country for a while and during prolonged times of boredom we’d hang out smoking and joking and they would tell us of their experiences.
Despite having an awesome sense of humor, they actually had some pretty bad experiences that were on par with what you described. I remember the other “Joes” complaining about how much KBR guys made compared to military, but I’d always ask them, “would YOU want to be here without a weapon?” I was also amazed about how many rules and restrictions you guys were held to. I was told by one of them that if a KBR guy even so much as held a soldiers weapon, it could mean grounds for immediate dismissal and being sent home to whatever country that employee came from. No, sir. I did not envy KBR employees. You may not have been there in a military combat capacity, but you guys made life easier and safer for us and we appreciated that. Thank you.
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