Buried Alive by Roy Hallums

January 31, 2010

Buried Alive On November 1, 2004 Roy Hallums ducked out of a dinner party hosted by his employer in the upscale Mansour district of Baghdad to finish some work in an adjacent office building of the Saudi Arabian Trading and Construction Company. At the same time a gang of ruthless thugs, later identified as members of the Jaish al-Mujahideen or Mujahideen Army, were finalizing their plans to storm the company’s compound. Little did Roy Hallums realize, as he crossed the secured and protected distance from the dinner party to his office, that he was also crossing over into a brutal 311 day nightmare during which time he would be virtually Buried Alive.

Warning: Buried Alive is a white-knuckle firsthand tale of terror, torture, and triumph that will leave the reader’s fingernails permanently imprinted on the book’s front and back covers. On the 241 pages between those two covers readers will glimpse, if only as from beneath a blindfold, a surreal world in which kidnapping and human traffic is considered a legitimate form of business and where the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is accompanied by the sound of torture induced cries and screams. The book however is not without its lighter (if that is a word that can be used in such circumstances) moments. Case in point: upon being pistol whipped by a guard because President Bush had won reelection in the U.S. Roy Hallums quipped “I guess he was a Kerry supporter”.

This is a book that should be read by everyone who wishes to have greater insight into events in the Middle East. Be warned though, although it is not overly graphic and never sensational, the facts portrayed within leaves of this book are indelible.

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Another Jihadist’s Business Card

November 14, 2009

jihadist's business card

I Remember

November 11, 2009


To my Dad and my Brother who served in Asia, Europe, and Africa,

To my Uncles and Cousins who served in Vietnam, Korea, and WW II,

To my Grandfather who served in World War I,


To all U.S. Veterans

Thank You For Your Service to Our Nation.

God Bless You. Always.

The Cause of the Fort Hood Shooting Spree

November 8, 2009

“For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” (Matthew 7: 21-23)

Inside the Heart

What Man Means For Evil II

October 18, 2009

Big Brother is Watching

Back in January I posted this article about “China’s 50 Cent Army”. Now, according to some reports, the U.S. Justice Department is up to much the same thing.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is we now have more opportunity than ever before to share the Gospel…


…“Let’s say you live in China the U.S. Your every move is monitored. Big Brother is watching and you know it. You work for the Chinese U.S. government and your job is to infiltrate chat rooms, message boards, and comment areas on the Internet in order to spread propaganda.” (Read the Rest)

You Don’t Have to Pull a Trigger to be a Murderer

June 16, 2009


“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.” (Matthew 5:22)

Chronicles of The Obamanation #3

June 7, 2009


Creepy Change: A chronicle of America’s continued descent into idolatry in the era of Barack Obama.

Number of Days in the Whitehouse: 138

“Obama is, we are above that now. We’re not just parochial, we’re not just chauvinistic, we’re not just provincial. We stand for something. I mean in a way, Obama is standing above the country, above the world, he’s sort of god. He’s going to bring all different sides together.” (Newsweek editor Evan Thomas on MSNBC, emphasis added)

(Note: Although Mr. Thomas’ use of the word God implied a capitol letter “G”, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.)