Tuesday, December 21, 2004
A Lucky, But Terrible Shot
MOSUL (Reuters) - A mortar and rocket attack on a U.S. military base in the Iraqi city of Mosul killed at least 22 people and wounded more than 50 on Tuesday in one of the most deadly attacks on U.S. forces since last year's invasion.
When I was stationed in Iraq I never knew where the next rocket would strike. The attacks were daily, but were also very random in targeting because the insurgents could never truly aim their rockets, not to mention the fact that they couldn't arm them properly. My only comfort was knowing that someone would have to be really lucky to hit anything important, such as the chow hall. That lucky shot was sometimes referred to as the 'Golden Beebee.' Well, in Mosul today, it finally happened.
My thoughts are with all of those out there, killed or wounded, or shaken because that simple comfort of knowing you wouldn't be hit with the 'Golden Beebee' was shattered. Some lucky piece of shit hit the chow hall during dinner time. I can only hope that he makes the typical insurgent mistake of being overly confident, and that one of our guys hits him where it hurts the most. Hell has a special place for people like that.
Never give up... Never surrender... Never give in to fear. We will prevail, and Iraq will be free.
posted by El Capitan at 11:37 AM