Pro Deo Et Patria- An Army Chaplain

I am a chaplain in the US Army, serving in Iraq. I'm keeping a blog to share my thoughts and experiences while deployed. They are my thoughts and they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of the US Army! :)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Target: Chaplains

In today's USA Today, information was released indicating that the Islamic insurgents in Iraq have promoted using the tactic of snipers targeting, among others, chaplains and doctors. The goal is to try and demoralize our soldiers by killing chaplains, doctors, and other specialties. The quote from the insurgent training manual said: "Killing doctors and chaplains is suggested as a means of psychological warfare."

This all from the so-called "Religion of Peace?" Hmm. It's hard to believe these terrorist believe they are doing the will of God. (And, to be fair, I believe these terrorist do not represent the majority of Muslims. Most Muslims would likely be ashamed of that tactic, though I cannot speak for them.)

The good news? To date, the Army has not lost a chaplain in this conflict.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The United States is also guilty of psychological operations, according to Physicians for Human Rights.

8:14 PM  

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