IED Found In Connecticut
June 11, 2008
Our troops, daily face the prospect of IEDs and their aftermath, as they do their jobs in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. Because of the threat our Troops face encountering IEDs, they go through extensive training prior to deployment, to make sure they’re as prepared as possible for the threat they face. The military is constantly creating new techniques and vehicles to counter IED attacks. Even then, IEDs remain one of the top threats to Soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Citizens in the United States, are used to traveling the roadways in our country, without worry that someone has implanted such a device. On Friday morning in Simsbury, Ct a motorist driving on Powder Forest Drive noticed what appeared to be a whole chicken lying on the side of the road. Inside the chicken, someone has stuffed a pipe bomb inside. Authorities had to close the roadway for part of the morning, so that the Hartford Police Department’s bomb squad could detonate the device.
Imagine if that motorist had ignored what he saw on the side of the road. Imagine what could have happened if someone had unknowingly ran over it and it detonated. It’s a scary thought, huh? To think that someone would plant such a device here at home and put many innocent lives at risk. To put it mildly, this pisses me off! It definitely is a slap to the face and reminds us that regardless of where we are in the world …. On the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, or here at home, that there are some evil people in the world who don’t care about human life or suffering, that such an act might cause.
It brings home the fact that we can never be too complacent, even in our own neighborhoods. We should remain constantly vigilant for any signs of something that isn’t right. Our safety and the safety of our family, friends and neighbors rely on it. So, be aware of your surroundings and if something seems out of place, don’t hesitate to notify the authorities. It’s definitely better to err on the side of safety. It’s unfortunate that we live in a world today, where many people place no value on human life and where many people do their best to victimize other people.