Sorry about that

We now return you to our regularly scheduled program.

Sorry about that, folks.  Army and Iraq and all that stuff sorta got in the way this week.  I have been delinquent in posting news here.

News.  What to say?  Well, let’s start close to home.

This was an interesting week here in Iraq.  On Friday, Iraqis took to the streets to protest the continued US presence in Iraq.  CNN says that the day was chosen to mark the anniversary of the fall of the old regime, but I don’t think that really captures it.

It was the Shia that came out to march.  I am sure that some marched to commemorate the death of the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr.  Some probably marched over Bahrain, and the conflicts there.  Some probably even came out to protest the operations in Libya (even though it’s a Sunni popular there).   There’s nothing simple in Iraq, not even people coming out to the streets to march in a protest.

But beyond Iraq, it’s been a week of continued strife and turmoil in across the Middle East.  Egypt, Syria, Tunisia — there are still tensions and troubles throughout the region.

I do hope you’re following along.  Read what you can.

Now, as for IBOL news. well, let me say thanks.  I had been hoping to make a side trip out west this week, in the hopes of stopping in to Fallujah to say hello to the crew there (and to see if any bundles had arrived).  It was good and bad that the trip was scrubbed — good, in that my was bonkers this week, but kind of a bummer in that I was hoping to stop by and see them.

And I have one more stick in the fire.  I saw this article online, and am trying to reach them.  Trying.  It’d be nice to find a way to lift and shift IBOL to Afghanistan, without me having to actually go there.  (Don’t get me wrong — I’m sure it’s a nice place, but it’d be nice to stay at home for a little bit sometime).

So, stay tuned.  It’s 3 more weeks of this round of IBOL, pushing much needed stuff into Fallujah.  We’ll see what happens after that.

Oh, and yes — Super Secret Project 4 is still ongoing, and SSP4 is still awesome.  I think we have a platoon of volunteers, but if you want in, well, now’s about the time to chime in.  Time is running out.

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5 Responses to “Sorry about that”

  1. Jenn Mitchell Says:

    Hi Art,
    I have a bundle that’s already in the box and just needs addressed. Is there a new address for the bundles for Fallujah?
    Thanks,
    Jenn

  2. stephanie Says:

    I’ve got 6 for Super Secret 4, with 5 more to be completed before next weekend… fun!!!
    Stay safe!

  3. IBOL Guy Says:

    Yahoo! Love the SSP4 updates!

  4. PJ Miles Says:

    Have two boxes for Fallujah all ready but need the address, please.
    Thanks for all your hard work.
    Phyllis

  5. Joan Lintault Says:

    I have a new box ready to go somewhere as soon as I receive an address. Fallujah, Afghanistan or where ever it needs to go. The box is filled with sari scraps, beaded, and brocade.

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