Paint It Black
"Two nights ago SFC Burt, my PSG, knocked on my door.Dammit I knew this was coming but it's fucking hard to believe. Once again, it's the Day the Music Died. I don't know who you are, or what you do, but I only have one thing to say to whoever it is that keeps bothering the Milboggers.
"You have to go down to the Battalion Commo Shop and register your web site."
It seems there have been problems with OPSEC and blog sites, not mine but others, I know which ones. Families have discovered through those sites, from my own Battalion, that their sons, fathers, husbands have been killed or wounded before official notice could reach them. Now The Man has decided he needs to know who is writing what. All personal sites, blogs, My Space accounts have to be registered like guns in The States. Part of me thinks it's a good idea; I've been a Soldier long enough to understand the need for action like this but I'm also disappointed. Mass punishment doesn’t always work and it is a sign of poor leadership skills. Whatever. It's done and so is This is Your War."
This is Your War
I know there is nothing that the Milbloggers can do, but there is something we, the public can do. We can demand an explanation from our elected leaders. What are they thinking?? are they as stupid as they look or what. They are cutting off thier own nose to spite thier face. Milbloggs are one of the best new ways that the soldiers use to stay in touch with their families and inform the public at large, so that we know that they are not just murdering babies.
This is only going to increase the soldiers isolation, and morale, it's bad enough to be half way around the world in a dangerous situation, where it's hard to even call home, it's not like the guys are on vacation, and now they have to be completely cut off. So I guess it's the MSM from now on.
So don't complain if you don't like what you hear on the MSM..... you asked for it.