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The Hypocrisy of Michael Yon
I’ve remained silent on this blog and in correspondence with the disgraced and dishonorable blogger Michael Yon long enough. It seems Michael is a pro at leveling baseless accusations using fake “sources”, but when it comes to having to answer any questions himself his former Special Forces skin isn’t quite thick enough for the heat. He constantly states that I’ve been ordered by a doctor not to have guns without providing proof of this (this is the first I’ve surely heard of it). And even if it were true, that means that someone is breaking the law sharing this information and Michael is breaking the law publicizing it. It would be protected medical information based on HIPPA. He claims I have “harassed and damaged a large number of people” without saying who and what.
Over the past two years I’ve ignored this man as he incessantly and relentlessly tried to affect my career in any manner he could. He has used FOUO information contained on AKO to expose my unit, unit leadership, and even posted satellite images of my home causing my family to fear the intent behind such actions (yes, I have screenshots of all this). I have collected over 1,000 screenshots of his libelous and defamatory posts awaiting the moment he stepped foot in the United States to be served with a lawsuit. He has also sent me email after email taunting me and leveling accusations based on supposed “sources” or “tips”.
Since my trial, Michael has continued these attacks. Here is a screenshot of just some of these emails (because I forwarded some of these emails to certain government agencies to preserve a record, I blocked those names out).
Well, after receiving “tips” and speaking to my own “sources”, I returned fire (figuratively speaking – I had to clarify that because Michael also likes to lie about being threatened and assaulted) and decided to go ahead and just go to the root of these rumors instead of ignoring them. So, I sent Michael the first email I’ve sent in over two years asking for him to respond to the allegations I’ve been getting about his conduct. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right? And being the Special Forces trained former Soldier he was (prior to killing a man in anger in a bar fight), surely he can handle a little scrutiny that he demands of others.
Apparently not. Michael is good about lying about being assaulted in Afghanistan and refusing to put his allegations under oath. Michael is good about lying about being threatened in Afghanistan and refusing to put his allegations under oath. Michael is good about leveling accusations against a miriad of individuals within and without the military without facts. Michael is good about claiming that people have lied about their service or achievements without providing proof. Michael is good about sending spies and moles into the courtroom to distort the reality of what transpired without having to answer for the inaccuracies, lies and blatant misrepresentations. He masks his libel and defamation by using words like “sources say” and “there are rumors” without ever revealing the source of this. Instead of responding to these allegations or doing what I do – ignore them – Michael decides that this is something that Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno and my chain of command need to see.
Naturally, I did a reply all with these screenshots and volunteered to provide a CD-R of the hundreds of screenshots I have (the file is too large to email). I literally have over 1500 emails that comprise emails he’s sent me as well as all the comments he’s left on my blog postings (under his name and assumed names – same IP addresses) and Indiegogo fundraiser site. Keep in mind that the email in question was sent from my private email during my lunch break.
Yon also frequently states this:
Interestingly, he’s never provided proof of this either. It’s an easy claim to make. I could just as easily say I’m being stalked by Britney Spears and it would sound just as absurd without proof. Show the proof, Michael, for ALL your allegations.
If Michael wants to play gotcha games, I’m suited up.