Monthly Archives: August 2009

Typical Iraq

So I was supposed to fly out of Basra on Skylink on Sept. 2 so I could catch my flight to the states from Kuwait on Sept. 4. Keep in mind, flights out of Iraq go to Dubai and Amman … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Basra

So today I went into Basra again. The city looks sort of neglected and there are a lot of empty buildings which contrasts with the street full of cars. It is rare to see women as you are driving along. … Continue reading

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Life in Basra

Life in Basra on the FOB (that is forward operating base) is a very isolated and a little bit like being in jail. Most people who aren’t PSDs, personal security details, either spend most of their time in their hutch … Continue reading

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