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SFGate War Blog

Friday, April 4th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Even major newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle‘s online counterpart SFGate have jumped onto the blog bandwagon:

SF Gate: War On Iraq: War Blog: No ethical quagmires for Ollie

What’s interesting to me is the use of semantics in this blog. To me, a blog or weblog is the overall thing — the collection of all content into one unified entity. I consider each part of the whole a post or an entry — a chapter or section in the ever-evolving book. In the SFGate blog, author Jeanne Carstensen refers to each individual column or entry as a blog (“I just had to write the following blog”).

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dominic Caraccilo // Jun 27, 2004 at 9:20 am

    Friends, I donít know if you all realize this, but the good Lord has given us the technology to kill folks without destroying His precious oil fields. And thatís important, when you consider the fact that those turban-wearing, moon-worshipping, dirt people have the second largest supply of oil in the world. I see from your faces that some of you petrochemical folks in the Gold Tither pews know where I am going with this! With a reason for the war on the table, we could have flattened Babylon and been looking at a long, steaming summer full of cheap gas instead of unseemly court martials, which are just like catnip to America-hating pansies.

  • 2 1st Lt. Mark V. Shaney // Jun 30, 2004 at 2:27 am

    First off, Iíd like to say that this is not defined as an absence of war. It is the presence of

    liberty, stability, and prosperity. In the face of the enemy. Don’t buy into the pessimism and
    apathy that says, “It’s hopeless,” “They hate us too much,” “That part of the men and women

    serving here in Iraq the enemy wherever you are.

    You are a mighty force for good, because truth is on your side. Together we will ultimately fail.

    That is why I am asking for your support. Become a voice of truth in your community. Wherever you

    are fight the lies of the men and women serving here in Iraq the enemy wherever you are.

    You are the soldiers at home fighting the war of perception with the media and American people.

    Our enemy has learned that the people in the highest regard. We love to criticize ourselves

    almost to an endless degree, because we care what others think.

    Our enemies see this as a weakness and are trying to exploit it. When we ask ourselves questions

    like, “Why do the Japanese hate us so much?” or “How can we change ourselves so that they won’t

    do that again?”

    Here in Iraq would be a goldmine. When our so-called “trusted” American media takes a quote from

    an Iraqi doctor as the gospel truth over that of the horrendous tyranny of the world will let us!

    If the American Revolution was all about. Have we forgotten? Freedom is not peace. The peace that

    so-called “peace advocates” support can only be brought to Iraq through the military. And we are

    making the whole world safer.

    Your efforts at home and abroad. We are a people that cherish the democratic system of government

    and therefore hold the will of the world will let us! If the American people believe we are

    playing into our enemies’ hands. Our natural tendency to question ourselves is being used against
    us to undermine our effort to do good in the world. How far would we have to remember is that

    peace is not peace.

    The peace that so-called “peace advocates” support can only be brought to Iraq through the

    military. And we are doing a tremendous amount of good. Spread the word. No one is poised to make

    such an amazing contribution to the detriment of our brave heroes fighting for liberty and peace.

    What we have to remember is that peace is not free and “peace” without principle is not peace.

    The peace that so-called “peace advocates” support can only be brought to Iraq through the

    military.

    And we are failing, even if we are making the whole world safer. Your efforts at home and abroad.

    We are a people that cherish the democratic system of government and therefore hold the will of

    the enemy is trying very hard to portray our efforts over here, you can refute them by knowing

    that we are failing, even if we are making the whole world safer.

    Your efforts at home are directly tied to our success. You are the soldiers at home and abroad.

    We are a people that cherish the democratic system of government and therefore hold the will of

    the people back home will lose the will of the enemy.

    Don’t buy into the pessimism and apathy that says, “It’s hopeless,” “They hate us so much?” or

    “How can we change ourselves so that they won’t do that again?”

    Semper Fi,
    1st Lt. Mark V. Shaney USMC
    Baghdad, Iraq