IN THE WARRIOR'S EYES |
June 03, 2009
IN THE WARRIOR'S EYES
Name: SGT B.
Posting date: 6/3/09
Stationed in: Iraq
Hometown: Rockford, WA
Milblog: The Gun Line
What is best in life?
Conan of Cimmeria would tell you:
“To crush your enemy; see him driven before you, and hear the lamentation of his women!”
Well, in today’s age, not so much…
What I would see is a country rebuilt. A country strong in standing, rich in history, and full of realized potential.
However, in the warrior’s eyes, what is best in life is to bring home the weapons of a defeated enemy. It shows that he was victorious in the encounter against someone who was trying to kill him, for how else could he have taken possession of his enemy’s weapon, but by vanquishing the foe?
Now, gentle reader, you must understand that my enemies in this country are not the people, but the remnants of a defeated government, and the criminals who would try to usurp power at the expense of their own people.
In this light, I take a great degree of satisfaction at the discovery I made here. Although I cannot bring anything home, the pictures speak for themselves. (Truth be told, given some heavy lift equipment, shipping resources, and a toolbox, I could have a field day in this scrapyard!)
Dead MiGs. How many of them dropped bombs on their own citizens?
There is something satisfying about your own aircraft flying over the remains of an enemy’s...