Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Video Of IED Explosion

(via Operation Truth)
Want to know what an IED explosion looks like? Check out this video (Windows Media Player) of an Humvee getting blown up by an IED. Luckily, nobody was hurt, but you can get an idea of the threat that our soldiers face every day in Iraq. Still have any doubts about why our soldiers desperately need armored Humvees? I would guess that the Marine who survived this blast would not have been so lucky if his Humvee wasn't adequately armored (though I'd venture to guess that it wouldn't have been used to push the abandoned car out of the way unless it was adequately armored).

Also, if you haven't seen it, go and see Gunner Palace. If you watch this and the movie together you can get a good idea of just how crazy, complex, and scary the mission that our soldiers face in. Here's a clip from the movie where they joke about the lack of armor for their humvees. Man is this shit scary- and shame on the DoD for putting our soldiers further into harms way than is necessary.

*Originally posted at Music for America