Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kaboom War Journal, Critically Wounded By Censor's Electonic Pen

The author of military blog site, Kaboom War Journal was dealt a potentially fatal literary wound by the order of his superiors to stop posting, effective immediately. His explanation is posted in full below.

A Tactical Pause
Due to a rash posting on my part, and decisions made above my pay-grade, I have been ordered to stop posting on Kaboom, effective immediately. Though I committed no OPSEC violations, due to a series of extenuating circumstances – the least of which was me being on leave – my “The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage” post on May 28 did not go through the normal vetting channels. It’s totally on me, as it was too much unfiltered truth. I’m a soldier first, and orders are orders. So it is.If you think, please think of us. If you pray, please pray for us. The second half of our deployment will be just as challenging and dangerous as the first half.Thank you for caring. Agree or disagree with the war, if you’re reading this, you are engaged and aware. As long as that is still occurring in a free society, there is something worth the fighting for.

I want to honor LT G, and will continue to link his site until he returns or surfaces on another site. His insightful postings about the everyday life of his unit the Gravediggers as they preform their mission, ranks as one of the best written military blobs I have ever read.
I ask all who read this to wish the LT and his band of brothers, Godspeed and a safe return to ours shores.

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