Thursday, June 15, 2006

Someone got hurt today

I was up near the log base north of BIAP this afternoon. It was a nice change of pace, and I was enjoying the trip while listening to the BBC on the radio. In fact everything was going fine until I noticed the smoke - the log base had apparently been hit hard sometime earlier. Despite the wind, a greasy grey smoke seemed to hover all around as we got closer… finally we came to a check point where the MPs turned us around. When I asked what had happened, they said that couldn’t say - but I could see smoke roiling up from a building and two other locations, even though I couldn’t tell what else was burning.

On the way back I got stuck behind a convoy of flatbeds carrying brand new Humvees. Fodder for the fight. The tractor trailers have to go very slowly due to the condition of the roads, so it took a long time. I kept glancing back, but the smoke just kept billowing.


Blogger KAB said...

Did you ever find out what happened here or in the road with the humvee gunshield and door?

June 15, 2006 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not, when you're this close you actually seem to know less. Too many trees for the forest, you know. I get more of my news from CNN or the Stars and Stripes newspaper (which I read every day). Or sometimes you end up talking to someone a couple of weeks later who was involved.

I don't know what happened to the humvee on the road, but the turrent was gone & the door pushed into the weeds at the side of the road when I drove past yesterday. It could have been a traffic accident, for all I know.

June 16, 2006 1:01 AM  

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