Saturday, December 29, 2012

A War Correspondent Reflects On The Wars That He Has Covered

The Perils Of The Frontlines Of War -- Christopher Dickey, Daily Beast

After decades in the trenches, a Newsweek correspondent reflects on the perils of war. By Christopher Dickey

Do you want to know what it’s like to stare in horror, and fascination, at a human head so thoroughly perforated by bullets that it’s folded in on itself like a melon rotted in the field? Or to watch, helpless, as refugee babies die of dehydration, their mouths opening and closing like fish gasping in the air? Maybe you’re interested in the taste of sweat and dirt when you’re under fire and trying to get low on the ground, and lower, impossibly low, with your face crushed against the earth.

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My Comment
: Christopher Dickey has been lucky .... you can tempt fate for only so long.

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