An associate of Punching Bag is a security consultant with the State Department in Afghanistan. He makes it a point to post articles he beleives reflects the real situation in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, sorting through the noise of the mainstream media.
This particular video is not news, but it does illustrate the sudden and devastating power of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
Watch this full screen if you dare, but if you are sensitive you may want to skip it. This comes with a note from the original post:
“John A Diefenbach What is an IED?
“Keep your eye on the large truck without headlights on the top left corner coming towards you. It looks like it is going slow to allow the military trucks, headlights on, behind him to pass. THIS is the type of explosion that our troops are dealing with, not the puny kind you see on television or the movies. PRAY for our troops.”