The Statist Quo
The Statist Quo
Jun 12, 2020
Black Hearts
Play • 3 hr 18 min

Matt is joined today by his friend Jordan from the Veterans for Voluntarism podcast and they are discussing the a book by Jim Fredrick, the excellent Black Hearts, which chronicles the 2005-2006 deployment of 1-502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

One of the most well known atrocities of Iraq War II is the Mahmudiyah massacre committed in March of 2006, in the Triangle of Death south of Baghdad. 

Stretched thin, taking very heavy casualties and in contact every single day, four Soldiers of 1-502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division snapped, raped a 14 year old girl and murdered her and three other family members. 

We discuss the book, giving a synopsis of the story. There’s plenty more in the story we hadn’t touched on yet, so if you guys want a Part 2, let us know!!!


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