Updated on November 22, 2013
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.