posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:28 PM
(chuckle) I can just envision what's going through your mind. "What the *Bleep* is Deson talking about?" I wasn't sure if this was more suited
for Jokes, Pranks etc or here. Due to the true nature of this I decided to go with here. OK, here's the scoop:
As some of you maybe aware I have a rather unusual job. In essence I am a mock Iraqi for the U.S. Army. My job involves training troops for
various scenarios prior to their deployment overseas to the Middle East. I wear Iraqi clothing and head garb and I and a number of over people,
interact with the troops. Today we were station at a mock village where a convoy would drive through several times and have different things happen
to them. The first time is that we wave and act friendly, the second is we wave and a sniper shoots at them firing AK 47s shooting blanks, etc.
Each is more ramped up than the one prior.
One scenario involved them finding a "Mysterious bag" by the road. We were at a slight loss as far as what to use. We thought for a few
minutes discussing various possibilities and nothing really came to mind. Then my team leader and I looked at each other and then at my backpack.
We came to the same idea instantly. Perfect!! My backpack is rather Large and Black and possess various pockets, pouches and items hanging out of
It also has a large logo printed on it. You guessed it..."Speedo". So quickly grabbing some electrical wire. We shoved some into various pockets
and ran them to the rather large interior. TAAA DAAA!! Instant home made IED (Improvised Explosive Device)! We then proceeded to place it by the
side of the road and waited. As expected the convoy came to a halt as they investigated it. Then over a radio that one of the observers was carrying
I heard the words that I was aching to hear. "SIR! THERE'S A GIANT SPEEDO IN THE ROAD! What do we do?" Reported the first vehicle to the rest of
the convoy. "Disarm it." came the reply from the command vehicle. The they proceeded to act like they disarmed my big speedo and it was placed on
the side of the road.
I hadda share that with you people. (chuckle) Hope you enjoyed it.