Collateral

some more stuff 005, originally uploaded by memyselfandmiah.

Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.

Edgar Allan Poe

Some ordanance being prepared in Kuwait, presumably for use in Iraq by coalition forces (some of the pics in the set are tagged ‘iraq’, which is how I initially ran into them).

Every round prepared is inscribed with its own personalised message, such as ‘WOW! – Your Fucked’ or ‘Say Hello TO Mi Little Friend’ [sic], before being packed for shipping to the frontline.

I know that military graffiti is nothing new – e.g. chalking up ‘kills’ on fighter aircraft in WWII – but to see it up close and personal, and to realise that innocent people will inevitably be killed by rounds just like this one…

I find that a deeply uncomfortable thought.

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