Saturday, April 2, 2011
So I've been fielding lots of questions lately about the violence over here and how close it is to my location. First I wanted to say that the guy that chose to burn the Koran is a...I can't even find a word that fits...nope...can't find a word that accurately fits. He gets do do whatever he wants while others pay the price for his actions...it is really horrible and thoughtless. As far as where things are happening in relation to me, it is tough to tell as the news reports have conflicting information. We don't get regular briefings about violence in the country so we typically rely on various major news outlets. Evidently there was some violence at Camp Phoenix...this is about a 30 minute drive by car from my location. Additionally, news reports say some pretty rough stuff went down at a UN compound, but I think that was down in Kandahar...further south from Kabul. All of us here have friends who work at bases in and around Kandahar so we're following the news and praying for their safety just like everyone is back home. For us, it is business as usual. We are located in...what feels like...a pretty safe area. We have a great security force here...I'm not going to worry until someone tells me to do otherwise.