Combat Camera

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Combat Camera
A new find – COMBAT CAMERA
plugged in night patrol to google images and came across the blog The Tension
jumped to this post – Combat Camera: Troops Conduct Night Mission in Baqubah, Iraq – and came across a whole new world online

dvids Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System
Russell Lee Klika, combat camera photograher, “Iraq, thru the eyes of an American Soldier”

why we are here – frightening photo which now makes me skeptical of all the above links in terms of objectivity, and I was already skeptical.

combat camera on

more web wanderings – IRAQ

Tony Sandoval, a tanker with Sergeant Gray, took short video clips with his camera while stationed in Iraq. These clips show soldier life, from gun fights and fire control to horsing around with friends.
– from
Linked to doc. What Killed Sergeant Gray? [heard on npr today – must listen to full prgram] : information from occupied iraq

Iraqi soldier website of photos

Iraq embassy in Tehran

DefenseLink – US Dept of Defense


BANG-ON REENLISTMENT – U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Tyler, left, re-enlists Staff Sgt. Andrew Petrulis, Explosive Ordnance Division craftsman, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2008. Petrulis’ teammates took advantage of a training opportunity to time the “fireball” detonation at a safe distance to make the reenlistment a more memorable event for their comrade. Tyler and Petrulis are assigned to the 755th Air Expeditionary Group Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operating Location. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse – Nov 4, 2008 logo

1.25.08 (from January front page photos)

DOD photo essays !!!
Korean War 50th Anniversary via DOD

news with no pictures

after a sicilian dinner here in bellagio, listening to donovan, season of witch.

just read this article in the times:

As Taliban Overwhelm Police, Pakistanis Hit Back – Citizens have been encouraged to form posses of their own in a sign of the shortcomings of Pakistan’s police forces.
No photo links, no video links. the images I see in my mind are horrific. I think about the “witness videos” i’ve been watching and other various video and see how the internet is making us think we know more, have seen more, but I read this and think I’ve seen nothing.

Eddie Weinstein who was one of 100 who escaped Treblinka

Rape victim in Somalia (CNN) stoned to death for adultery.
same story in IHT

world chaos

more videos with camera as silent, passive bystander, no comment

BBC video suicide bombing in Afghanistan: view

There are reports of chaotic scenes in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as police try to arrest soldiers whom the UN says seem out of control.
Fleeing homes in Congo