Thursday, April 03, 2008

SSG Matt Maupin's remains have been recovered and identified by US Forces.

SSG Maupin was declared missing in action after the fuel convoy in which he was driving was ambushed outside of Baghdad.

After that he was seen in a film in which he was forced to the floor while masked Islamic terrorists stood around him. After that, he wasn't seen again until last week.

Get captured by western forces and you go to Guantanamo, where the guards put on gloves to handle your (provided free of charge) copy of the Koran and every detainee gains weight. Or, at worst, you go to Abu Ghraib where you will still get the same treatment, but where once upon a time some stressed out kids who had friends that died on the streets of Iraq took it on themselves to play silly games with the detainees.

OR--you can get captured by the Islamists, in which case you have two options. You can either get shot in the back of your head, or you can get your head sawed off with a pocket knife. Oh, and only God and the Islamist bastards know what ensues between the capture and the execution. Somehow I'm thinking it's not like a stay in Guantanamo.

It literally, and I do mean "literally", keeps me awake nights pondering what SSG Maupin and others went through at the hands of those who claim to be acting on behalf of the "religion of love".

I can only wish SSG Maupin Godspeed.

5 comments:

VA Refinance said...

Great Post, we need to think about SSG Maupin and so many others and what they went and are continuing to go threw. you and so many others that have served are in my prayers.

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Anonymous said...

I too spent many sleepless nights pondering what Matt endured. I know he was a son, a soldier and kid with a great future. My worst fears came to fruition with the news that he was found, on one hand was closure and on the other-anger. I, as you, can only pray that he was not subjected to a protracted stay. My prayers will continue for his family.

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