|Back in the mix, the mix of war and it's subsidiary endowments; the main one being that of the totally absurdity of it all, all the total irrelevant acts. What a human drama. I go out of my way at times to be with the solders, talk with them, ask them if they are being safe, how they feel. Not to dramatize it, but it's an amazing experience to be with them as they carry their guns. One can not but feel the depth and totally suppression of fear coming from them. Solders, a man trained to kill, Americans finest. Trained to obey. I do not judge them, I have much respect for them. Most of them I speak with are very intelligent, clear, focus and sharp. And some times I feel they closeness with death, I see in them a deep feeling of perhaps their time is coming. Now days it very much the fear of I E D 's, Improvised Explosive Devises, basically bombs planted in the road. As I sit with some of them I feel death very strong, I wonder how they deal with it. Every time I see them I am taken aback, I see the
Whole machine; the men, the tanks, the guns, the trucks, humvees, the total intense power and force of the war machine. Seemingly nothing can stop it. The death. the pain, the suffering of all it it's path.
Some one from south eastern Europe said " their has always been war, their always will be war. I am here, I smell the blood, hear the guns, cannons, feel the destruction. I see how mankind excepts the force of war, like it is part of life. Unavoidable. Is this true ? Can I change it, or only myself.For all who are not close to war, remember we are all affected by it, and there are many wars going on, not just here in Iraq .
Narayana Rick Weil