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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Yes, we're here too.


U.S. Army 1st Lt. Tory Marcon helps Riaz Sharif drink a powdered milkshake from a Meal, Ready to Eat, in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, on Nov. 1, 2005. The milkshake is the only food tetanus patients at the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital can manage to swallow because of muscle spasms. The Department of Defense is supporting the State Department by providing disaster relief supplies and services following the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Powell, U.S. Navy.


Army 2nd Lt. Miah Kwiatkowski removes gauze from a Pakistani woman's foot to check for swelling at the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, on Nov. 1, 2005. The Pakistani woman is a victim of the devastating earthquake that struck the region Oct. 8, 2005. The Department of Defense is supporting the State Department by providing disaster relief supplies and services following the massive earthquake that struck Pakistan and parts of India and Afghanistan.
DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Powell, U.S. Navy.

9 Comments:

At 3:42 PM , Blogger Alison said...

Nice pics. I wish this stuff could get published in the MSM.

 
At 6:03 PM , Anonymous Kashif said...

Nice pics. Americans need all the good publicity they can get around the globe.

 
At 5:35 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

And they say we must 'win the hearts and minds'?

My God! What DON'T we do to help millions of people around the globe?

Great pictures. I'm so glad that they are helping. I support it 100% and God bless our military men and women. God bless the people they help every single day - and help them to become strong.

Thank you Alicenot.

 
At 8:32 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Thank you to all of you. I have often wondered why the US gets such a bump rap. While I think our country is not perfect in many ways, we do our part in this world to help as many as we can. And as you can see, many times it's done quietly with no fanfare. And it's done by our military. Heroes all.

 
At 12:56 PM , Blogger Alison said...

Chuck enough mud and it sticks.

If I could only buy a shovel and dig us out of that same hole in the UK.

Its important to fight that dreadful mentality of allowing people the chance to despise without reason.

I grew up on a diet of this kind of thing in the UK and i hated it as a kid. I must despise being British because we had an empire and we have royals and no good came of either. Thats rubbish. We have an incredible history and keep our highly prominent place on the world stage today as such a TINY country as a direct result of both. Rather than use a bloody revolution and kill our aristocracy (and then reinstate em!..by which i of course mean France) we managed to successfully turn a basic 15th century bill of rights into a constitutional government honouring both our heritage and democracy. It angers me when people seek to pour scorn on this. Our empire was the most benevolent ever and did a lot of good in an age when empire was the latter day superpower. We constantly fail to recognise this (including sometimes the US). I know ive moaned about the way the US media ridiculed Prince Charles but i could have taken that with a big old pich of salt had it just been about him. It wasnt - it was directed at the British and at our identity and sadly it has been that way a long time in the states media. Its worth remembering that it is the royals troops who are out there serving in Iraq. They are proud to serve our country and our Queen and it is insulting to them and wrong. George Galloway had better press in the US than Charles sometimes.

UK citizens are out there in Pakistan in spite of the scathing and bloody attack by Pakistani youths on July 7 and yet still we are told we are not a forgiving bunch. I say Pakistani because that is what they CHOSE to be.

It is SO important not to let this happen in and to the US.

And we need to continue to support each other and each others values also.

We're successful for a reason!

NO more mud - dont let em! MORE pictures like this please :)

 
At 6:19 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

The big reason that India is such a successful democracy compared to all other nations on the continent is due to their history with the British.

We like to make fun of bonny Prince Charlie. I'm sorry it offends you. He has a lot of damn nerve coming over here to lecture about Islam. I'm fascinated by the royals - I was heartbroken when Princess Diana died because of those incompetent and stupid French doctors. I blame THEM for her death! AND the fact that apparently there is no such thing as the 'jaws of life' in France. Poor thing. (and isn't Camilla horrid? But he loves her - so what can you do?? God bless 'em)

Western Civilization is getting a bad rap - that is for sure. Galloway being adored by the press doesn't surprise me...most journalists have no honor.

I love ya's over there. I'm proud our boys are fighting alongside yours. I support them in every way and even though Blair is a whack he DOES get an extra point (or even a few) for being strong with Iraq.

 
At 8:23 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

I couldn't have said it better, Alison or Monicar. As an American in the UK now, I am starting to see things from both sides. And from where I stand, I can see that both the USA and the UK are proud countries (as they should be) and wonderful countries in their own right.

 
At 3:01 AM , Blogger Fred said...

Honestly, this is the only site I read about the good things we're doing. How refreshing.

 
At 9:40 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Pretty sad isn't it Fred.

 

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