Look at the Spider

Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond’rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces…
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug’s juices!
–Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

Soldiers rappel down ropes Thursday during a combined special operations demonstration with commandos from Jordan, Iraq and the U.S. as part of Eager Lion 2013 at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan. The 12-day exercise involves combined air, land and sea maneuvers across Jordan; along with Jordan and the U.S., it brings together some 8,000 personnel from 19 Arab and European nations.
Soldiers rappel down ropes Thursday during a combined special operations demonstration with commandos from Jordan, Iraq and the U.S. as part of Eager Lion 2013 at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan. The 12-day exercise involves combined air, land and sea maneuvers across Jordan; along with Jordan and the U.S., it brings together some 8,000 personnel from 19 Arab and European nations.