Blogger "Dude" (right in the pic) writes from Iraq:
After this find, we decided to look at the area more thoroughly. We headed for the one room cinderblock house across the street. Nothing seemed suspicious until Dozer began to kick around the dirt floor. Sending a cloud of rocks and soil into the air, he exposed a flap of buried plastic. He dropped down on his hands and knees and began to shovel dirt. We quickly realized it was a huge bag full of homemade explosives, a simple powder mix used to amplify air tanks and landmines in the deep-buried IEDs that had been destroying our Strykers with ease. More digging found another bag, at least twenty pounds. Then another. Then some landmines wired together to form a daisy chain explosion. Bags just kept on coming out of the ground. Binoculars. RPG sights. Grenade fuzes. Even more bags of homemade explosives. Hundreds of feet of wire. Batteries. AK magazines. Ammo boxes. A Motorola radio. An American 40mm grenade. Mortars. Dishwashing machine timers. Every insurgent weapon under the sun.The impression is that Americans are fighting the same kind of war as we are in Yehuda and Shomron, but at a much lower level. Look these two soldiers taking pictures of themselves in an insurgent weapons deposit, unarmed and without shahpatzim, happy like babies without a worry in the world. In Jenin or Jebeliya they would be a bit more tense. By the way, I dont believe they found the weapons just walking around. Intelligence must have been involved, and it seems it was very good.