Sunday, November 20, 2005

It Seems You no longer need to Lurk at the Airport

They aren't even waiting and taking the effort to meet them at the airport to spit on them. During and after Viet Nam the anti-war people at least put some effort into goint to airports to spit on returning soldiers. First we see them whooping it up when the 2000th soldier died (sorry guys the pics and rhetoric speak for themselves). Now, thanks to the marvels of modern technology you can do it from the comfort of whatever room you keep your computer. As I was reading Cao's Blog I found a link to this post on A Female Soldier. These words lept out at me making me sick to thinks to the depths some in the anit-war crowd strive for.

I wish to express my congratulations to the hackers, vandals, and anti-war visitors who successfully blocked my ability to post any further tributes to the soldiers. I am sure you find victory in preventing myself and others from having a place to read and pay our respects to the Fallen Female Soldiers, and my brother’s in arms, the brave soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division. I can only imagine your satisfaction in justifying the disgrace of men and women who died for this country. You may not feel it was justified, but they gave their lives believing in what they were doing. Apparently freedom of speech is merely a phrase to you, not something you believe, in unless it applies to you.

Please read the rest at the link above.

I scrolled down and found the comments referred to. The biggest culprit is some ...I know that "troll" is the phrase being used in reference to this person thus far, but I think it is too weak...oh well, we'll stick with "troll" til I think of something better. As I was saying, the biggest culprit was some troll calling him/her/itself "Amanda" (which I think is even more of an efront as I once had a girlfriend in collefe named Amanda). Here is some of what this blogging tubgirl was spewing:

"Do you not feel guilty that you are helping in the killing of innocent Iraqis - what did they do to deserve what has happened to them?
You can always choose not to go.
As for prayers and sympathy to your family - forget it!
And when you get back and realise all the death and destruction (which you helped to cause) is a complete waste - dont say you have not been warned" [btw, that is the entire comment, can't cry, "out of context"]

Just to show that ol' Mandy isn't drive-by troll this was posted later"

"If you think you are doing an important job for your country, just look at how much you or your family will get compensated for your death or injury.

Now tell me the President thinks what you are doing is important.

Our country needs idiots like you so we can over-run other countries and take their natural resources [emphasis added]"

Then another clown calling itself "Christians for Cheap Oil" chimed in as well.
These two cretins (as well as the population of Kos and DU) have every right to oppose the war...but it certainly belies their claim that they support the soldiers and oppose the mission. They just couldn't wait for them to arrive at the airport to start spitting on them.

UPDATE: Others have picked up on this and it looks like an all out blogburst brewing.
I will be posting those I discover to be participating.
Cao's Blog
In the Right Place
Small Town Vetran
Pirates' Cove
Random Numbers
Freedom Folks

UPDATE II: Just a random thought, if these folks' IP's could be traced to their employers' computers? I think they might be interested to see what their employees are up to.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Hi J Rob,

I posted about this too at:

You did a great post here!