Friday, March 04, 2005

Hey again, life in Iraq is same as ever

Something I forgot to say about that last post... That memory is from my last trip here (during the war), life has been much better this time around, however I can't help but think of how bloody things continue to be over here. I wasn't posting for a bit because 2 of the Arabic translators (like me) left for a couple o' days and I had to cover down on their shifts as well as my own, but they are back now and so I will be writing again. I thank those of you who follow my blog and encourage you to share it with others you know (or even if you don't know them). I apologize about any offence taken to the language in the post prior to this one, that is just how things are in my mind when I think about that so I figured I would be honest with my words as well. Take care and be safe. Feel free to comment as well....

Zach Attack

4 comments:

caellwyn said...

Hey Zach.

I'm pretty drunk right now, but I've been paying attention. I just left left this message on a Yahoo! message board.

...BUT NOW
by: caellwyn_00 03/04/05 05:58 am
Msg: 47307 of 47319

YOU HAVE 20 YEARS. IN 20 YEARS EVERYTHING THAT YOU THINK HAS VALUE NOW WILL HAVE NO VALUE. THE US PENTAGON ITSELF HAS PREDECITED THAT IN 20 YEARS THE WORLD'S CLIMATE WILL HAVE CHANGED SO DRASTICALLY THAT THE WORLD WILL BE UNRECOGNISABLE BY TODAYS STANDARDS. PREPARE MY FRIENDS. PREPARE FOR THE UNKNOWN. MOST OF THE WORLD WILL BE UNFARMABLE, UNLIVABLE, UNINHABITABLE. EVERYONE MORE THAN 40 DEGREES NORTH OR SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR WILL RUSH TO THE NATIONS WITHIN THAT REGION, ESPECIALLY THE UNITED STATES. MOST OF THE EARTH WILL DIE, AND SINCE WE OUTSOURCE MOST OF OUR PRODUCTION MOST OF THE INDUSTRY WILL PERISH WITH IT. LEARN SURVIVAL SKILLS, LEADERSHIP SKILLS, PRODUCTION SKILLS. LEARN WHATEVER YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU TO A WORLD UNKNOWN. i WILL BE THERE WITH YOU. i WILL HELP YOU AND DO EVERYTHING i CAN DO TO REVIVE THE WORLD TO A NEW RENAISSANCE. THE CYCLE OF BIRTH AND DEATH ON THIS EARTH CONTINUES AND WE ARE NOT IMMUNE. IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE THAT MASS EXCTINCTIONS HAPPEN EVERY 10,000 YEARS OR SO READ YOUR HISTORY. IT'S BEEN 14,000 YEARS SINCE THAT LAST ICE AGE, WE'VE BEEN GIVEN MORE TIME THAN IS USUAL. LET US USE IT. AMASS THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE HAVE. PREPARE, IN THE NEXT 20 YEARS, TO REBUILD THIS WORLD. YOU HAVE UNTIL THE YEAR 2025. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, AND ME, IF HE SEES FIT.

i LOVE YOU ALL

CAELLWYN_00

From what I've read, in fact documented, it's true. Tell me what you think.

Josh

Looking Glass Girl said...

Zach,

Life is full of so much -- more for some than others. YOu are one of those people experiencing a lot more than others, and I'm not just talking about the traumatic stuff. You've always been one to embrace and cherish the joy and wonder of this world. I think that is some of the way that we are similar. Being someone like that, it is hard to even admit that the traumatic things really happened and they are part of who you are now...even when the memory is so vivid. I am proud of you and all that you are accomplishing in your life, but also learning how to process your life. It's so hard to learn how to deal with and express some things. Thank you for sharing some of those things with us. YOu are such a special, gifted person. YOu and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

love,
casey

Scott said...

Josh -- The Gray Goo will get us before then.

Zach -- Don't worry about your language, post what you want to. I'll be sure to spread the word about your blog.

Casey -- So true my friend.

tara said...

zach attack: in jake's newsletter from school a solider in iraq is collecting shoes for kids . many children walk to school without shoes even in the cold weather. if you are interested in sending shoes you can e-mail me and i will give you an address. zach if you know any thing else that some of the kids need ,please inform us so we can send it to you. love you! tara