Skip to comments.Who In the MSM Will Stand Up For Michael Yon? (McChrystal banishes Michael Yon to Thailand!)
Posted on 05/25/2010 7:42:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine
The best war journalist of our time has been kicked out of Afghanistan...
Let the administration boot Helen Thomas out of her seat in the front of a White House press conference and there would be outrage. Remove Jonathan Karl from the Capitol and media would revolt. Kick Andrea Kremer off Sunday Night Football and there would be pandemonium.
And yet nobody in the media seems to have much of a problem with Michael Yon being removed from the front lines by Obama/General McChrystal. Yon has openly stated the problems in Afghanistan right now and how we could lose this war, unless changes are made. He has been critical of the current rules of engagement that have put our troops in danger and could actually make this war like the Vietnam that the leftist media claimed it was early and often when Bush was president (its strange you dont hear those comparisons from them anymore).
Yons reward? Hes lost his embed status, banished to Bangkok. Yon could return but his access might be limited and you cant just pop in and out of that theater like its the neighborhood movie palace. Mess with Yon enough and his resources wear thin, but his patience will not. You will not stop this Marine. He is the ultimate warrior for those who fight and die for this country. His reports are honest, chilling, gripping and are as reflective of the battles they represent as anything I have ever read. But this administration is making it as difficult for him to do his job. You cant believe this is by accident. The most critical battle in Afghanistan is about to take place, the battle for Kandahar, and the voice of the American soldier is not allowed in.
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If anyone is reading this, I suggest you post this article in forums ready by military and law enforcement professionals.
We need to reliaze the screaming media screams only when reports against socialism pop up. mccrystal is a brown noser. He’s made his stars by going along to get along, he is a politician...not a military man.
Thanks. Will do.
And hey, if you know what sites they use a lot, please let me know!
He wants to be the Gehring of the new Reich.
That one, I had not heard. The timing of this just sucks.
From Michael Yon's FaceBook Page little while back. He is the one who started the no bullet in chamber thing.
I wouldn’t expect the MSM to stand up for Michael Yon. He puts every other peacenik war reporter to shame.
But this does make me think less of McChrystal. The surge worked well in Iraq, but that was when Bush was in charge.
Bush wanted to win. Obama wants to lose. And McChrystal has certainly caved in on the ROEs.
I would agree, this is very bad news, and the word should be spread. Our troops are in danger and are being mistreated by this administration, and McChrystal has gone along with it.
Just like CNN and MSNBC’s 24/7 image of Humvee’s burning helped and encouraged the insurgency in Iraq, Michael Yon’s reporting of the surge helped and encouraged it to succeed.
You’re giving the TSA wayyyyyyyy too much credit.
Will send this around. It is an outrage! I know Barry despises the Military (and the feeling is mutual), but McChrystal is a huge disappointment. Our men and women in uniform and our Vets deserve much better.
C, McChrystal designed the ROE in Afghanistan. obama signed off on it. but these are HIS rules and he is a lunatic.
I’d like to find out more about this. Walking around with a mag inserted, and the bolt back... is only microseconds from having a round in the chamber. Honestly, there’s not so much difference. But if troops are required to patrol ~without~ a magazine inserted... that’s going to get people killed. IMHO.
McCrystal is following orders. It may or may not actually be his fault. I don't know yet how much blame he should get, apart from Barry's rules. But Yon is directly on point-- we're going to lose Afghanistan unless something changes and soon.