The MSM doesn’t want us to have any heroes. If we honor their bravery we legitimize this “illegal” war. People might begin to think good thoughts about our warriors, instead of pitying them as helpless tools of Bushitler and Halliburton. The news black out on valor is no coincidence. It’s no accident. It’s not because of media cluelessness. It’s intentional. Heroes don’t fit the ideological template, so they won’t be reported.
Not reporting good news is a psychological operation targeted at the American people to minimize any positive emotions and objective reasoning about the Counter Jihad.
Not reporting the valor of our warriors deprives us of context.
This is a counter-PSYOP mission bloggers can accomplish. Some have been doing it for years. Their stories are out there on the search engines. They were written up in their home town papers. Their public affairs people wrote about them. We can write about them, too, and spread the stories the MSM would rather squelch.
Look up there at the list of heroes. Hero No. 3, Technical Sergeant John Chapman, (John, not James, dammit. Part of honoring them is knowing their names). One of the few hard buildings at Kandahar Air Field is John Chapman Hall. It’s a yellow adobe-looking structure north east of the Tank Farm. Back in those days the Romanians had their camp across from Fuel Delivery and they used to park their TAB-79 armored cars around John Chapman Hall. In the fall of 2004 it was being used as the USAF Security Forces headquarters. I used to drive past John Chapman Hall every day, and I often wondered who John Chapman was. Eventually I got a better job and looked him up on the internet. And then I understood why the Air Force at KAF wanted to name a real building after him. I should have known who he was. I actually had heard some of his story before, I just didn’t remember the name. He deserves to be remembered. By name. They all do.