April 22, 2008

About time!

Here are some photos, good although I wish they were larger, of the bombs on Vieques being detonated. Definitely worth a look (and a hurray!).

Short short history: The navy began using Vieques as a training base in WWII, promising to vacate after the war. This didn't actually happen until 2004, when heavy pressure from protesters forced action. Most of the island remains off limits, although if this keeps up perhaps someday this will change.

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