Yon’s Personal Attacks

Taking queues from the Huntsville City Schools, Michael Yon is attempting to shut me up through the use of his military contacts. In a recent Facebook posting, Yon announced that he complained to the Command Sergeant Major of Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) about my efforts to prove his vendetta against General McChrystal and violate OPSEC in releasing defensive posture information about our troops.

Yon has done everything in his power to make it appear as if anything I’ve done has been as a representative of the United States Army. I do not and have not EVER used my grade or position to “obtain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.” I don’t need rank to get pleasure out of outing a man on the edge of sanity putting our troops’ lives in danger.

Yon has not only placed our deployed troops in harm’s way by publishing sensitive, unsubstantiated information to the more than 33,000 fans of his public Facebook page, but has personally put my life in danger by culling together information about my whereabouts. He has published my position, my job title, my rank, and location for his fanatics. People like Michael Yon obviously has no problem with the deaths of troops. Perhaps it helps him raise money by giving him something to write about. There is simply no explanation about why he would directly attack me and not other milbloggers who have used similar tactics except that he believes he can shut me up through his military contacts.

Let me again reiterate for Yon and his legion of morons from our Policies and Disclaimer page:

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Yon claims to support troops, but when faced with an overwhelming barrage of anti-Yon sentiment among the milblogging community, he attacks the one still serving. Much of the information about me is common knowledge and found on the internet, but by highlighting it and putting it out in a more easily accessible manner, Yon and his baboons are essentially putting a target on my back.

His actions remind of me a Soldier named Albert Sombolay. Sombolay was an Army Specialist who served during Desert Storm. He was arrested for espionage, reduced to private, had his pay and benefits forfeited, and was sentenced to 34 years in prison. The interesting aspect of Sombolay’s story is that he never sold or gave away classified information. Instead, he gave away unclassified information about our chemical protection gear, deployment schedules, and military identification to a foreign government (Iraq and Jordan) in an effort to hurt our troops. Obviously, the information was readily available if those governments really wanted it, but the fact that Sombolay provided it freely with the intent to harm the US or unfairly assist a foreign entity, he was charged and sentenced with espionage.

Sound familiar?

10 Comments on “Yon’s Personal Attacks

  1. I was surprised when I found out about how Yon was having this ‘beef’ with other bloggers. Its a pity, because its getting as juvenile as Eminem v Benzino…

    I have to admit you and others such as Matt from blackfive seem to have a point. But then I remembered why I started reading his dispatches in the first place. I read it because he is actually on the front lines. No doubt you’ve read ‘Battle for Mosul’, so you know how close he gets. The reason why I don’t read blogs by people such as yourself and Matt is because I have no interest in getting your opinion, because that is all you can give. Even if, as a member of the Army, your opinion is much more valid than most others’.

    I am confused as to why you are attacking Yon with such vitriol. Could you give an example of how Yon is breaching OPSEC?

    Also, I didn’t find your ‘sting’ particularly incriminating for Yon. He said that he had reservations about SSG Sneaker’s claims, he did not immediately go into some massive rant about McCrystal not caring about our soldiers.

    I don’t think this campaign against Yon is warranted. From my perspective, the claims against him are massively inflated. This is especially stupid when Yon is actually finding information about things which could actually improve the overall situation in Afghanistan, and precipitate overall victory (see ‘Cobar Gas’ on his site), whereas you have nothing better to do than repost some story about a school not allowing toy soldiers…

  2. It is unfortunate that you are the “low hanging fruit”, CJ, as it appears.

    Yon’s budding malignant narcissism claims that McChrystal is on his case, but Yon himself uses military power for unhealthy reasons and vendetta motivations. Exactly what he accuses McChrystal of. Malignant narcissists are always guilty of what they accuse others of. It’s a defense mechanism for living in lalaland and is a convenient way to ignore admitting to themselves the depth of those personal problems.

    Yon’s showing his back by picking at what he perceives to be a weak point. However, know that while many people can be fooled, there are still those left that know the depth of sincere conviction that is required on your part to meld the personal, professional, and internet world scapes.

    If the super majority of people, or even most people, could learn wisdom and maturity on their own time and dime, well, we wouldn’t be under the Obama regime, now would we. That’s just how it is.

    I wish you well in your endeavours. I regret that I lack the resources to help in any significant fashion on the career front. Stress comes from dealing with issues that you lack the resources to deal with and it is just plain unhealthy: literally on the immune system and figuratively. But if you have a H2H issue, that’s about the only issue I can help on.


    Steve’s a dragon’s teeth. Bushy blow bys on the Wild Wild West frontier.

  3. @ Marc. I had never heard that nickname for Jack, but it suits him perfectly. I have been furious at him for years for the way he uses our troops. Makes me ill.

    As for MY? Everybody I respect has already said everything I believe. I cannot believe that he did what he did to you, CJ, but merely confirms what I already suspected about his lack of integrity, (no matter how many ‘higher ups’ he claims to ‘know.’

    I am sorry that happened to you, but I also believe in karma..Eventually Yon will discover that you cannot treat people the way he does, and not get some kind of payback. Is a law of the universe…

  4. We have the same type of person in our Canadian Parliament, he is a staunch supporter of anything anti-military, so much so that his nickname is Taliban Jack. It is alleged and certainly not proven that he has accepted campaign contributions from persons who allegedly support Al-Quida and the like. He is and will continue to be a member of parliament, I personal all him a traitor, although he has never done anything to overtly hurt the troops, and keeps wanting us to pull out of Afghanistan. Ask him if he has ever been there and the answer he will give you is he doesn’t feel he needs to. Yeah, sure.

  5. You see, Steve, that’s where you’re wrong. I’m deleting your comments because you do nothing but disagree and are argumentative. I went back last night and looked at all your comments and you have nothing to offer but complete disagreement.

    This is NOTHING like the Langley High School issue because I went after her for what she did in her OFFICIAL CAPACITY as a teacher. Therefore, using her chain of command was the right thing to do. Me complaining about Yon’s violation of OPSEC as a blogger has nothing to do with my official capacity as a Soldier. I never once threw rank or my service in his face, just that he threatens me and my fellow troops. THAT is why your dumb ass comments keep getting deleted. You simply won’t be happy as long as I believe in freedom, smaller government, and dead terrorists (not YOUR definition of terrorist – our founding fathers).

    Your comment from a few years ago (thanks for the reminder) reminded me why I banned you. In my opinion, you’re just a petty idiot.

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  7. Hrmmm… sounds like another person to sue…

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