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A sombering sight.

I was at the gym on the eliptical machine listening to Justin Timberlake tell me about love when I looked up and saw a scene from Bagdad on the television.? I was so surprised at what I saw that I almost feel off the machine.

I saw US soldiers walking with their machine guns following a tank while people rioted, threw things and burned cars around them.

Not too surprising?

What surprised me is that I saw the exact same thing in Belfast in 1986.? The uniforms were a little darker green, but it was the same exact thing - a foreign country attempting to keep the peace while people riot around them.

Holy crap. Is Bagdad the new Belfast?