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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, June 05, 2006

Picture of the Day - 3


A morgue worker unloads a cardboard box of severed heads at the morgue in Baqouba, Iraq Saturday, June 3, 2006. Iraqi police on Saturday found eight severed heads north of Baghdad with a note indicating at least one of the men were killed in retaliation for the slaying of four Shiite doctors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Adam Hadi)

(There were actually two boxes, but those pictures pushed the line. Here and here.)


  • Now if the box said "mellons" instead of "bananas" it would be funny!

    I'm kidding. I feel sick. Civil war? What civil war...

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:08 PM  

  • Hhana: This is just to inform you that you have met our stringent standards and have been rewarded with a link at our weblog.
    Dhana: This reminds one of the awful movie 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag.

    By Blogger Hhana&Dhana, at 8:38 PM  

  • EPM,

    yeah I know, but I kinda wanted a "gay marriage" reality jolt, and I thought this provided it. Just be glad I didn't put up either of the other two pictures. And these are AP wire photos!

    And hhana&dhana, Thank you, that's very kind. I will happily reciprocate, however I probably won't post the return link until blogger gets normalized again(tomorrow?)


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:18 PM  

  • I thought you were being funny...so I went to the links you provided...and eww! Right about the melons. That's just terrible.

    By Blogger sumo, at 11:34 PM  

  • By Blogger justin barker, at 5:51 AM  

  • Sorry, sumo. Not funny, eh?

    ANd Justin, I know they've been doing specialized Iraq training since at least the end of year one in Iraq, because I remember the stories about the specially built little town and the hiring of a few Americanized Iraqis for the process, although I don't think it was this broad at the time.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 6:19 AM  

  • Regarding specialized training... is this just the regular Army, or the National Guard too. My understanding is that the National Guard are on the quickie training path... they're kind of treated as disposable, compared to regular enlisted troops.

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:53 AM  

  • Okay, this is impression so I may be wrong, both guardsmen and regular army are being given iraq specific training depending on their deployment location and mos. The guardsmen who rotated through Anbar, for instance wrnt to the full training school while some guardsmen sent to what were thought to be less active areas received local training.

    And I don't know the current on the regular army, but I remember a year ago, all combat troops were getting rotated through special training sessions for Iraq. "Non-Combat" MoS, truck drivers, mechanics, etc, were getting local training, but it was more a couple of classes, not the full ride. I remember this as an issue because many of these less trained folks were being pulled out of their normal roles and being stuck with the front line troops without the full training.

    That's all from memory, so it may be wrong.

    And, you disappeared for awhile, it's good to have you back by.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 12:48 PM  

  • A box of fuckin' heads. I still haven't gotten over this picture.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 2:24 PM  

  • I saw a bucket full of heads once, but that was for science (I still haven't gotten over it). ahh, the things we do to each other.

    By Blogger justin barker, at 3:37 PM  

  • Disturbing to say the least

    By Blogger GraemeAnfinson, at 10:55 PM  

  • It's still hanging with me. I don't know why. I've seen some awful pictures, but this one is just getting to me.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:58 AM  

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