Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Some people....

are just plain stupid!

You would think that being a military wife for years, one would understand the importance of leaving out the "details". Things such as names, dates, times, etc that could play a very important role in military mission and security. Well, apparently not everyone is schooled in military rules. There was someone, that I only know of through a friend, that was posting very personal information about an injured soldier (his FULL NAME!) on her personal blog. Now, this person was not a family member of the injured. She was an acquaintace through her husbands work. Now, I completely understand that she was upset and was probably not trying to do anything wrong, but seriously...who would want their name (FULL NAME) posted in a public forum such as a blog, where it could be totally misused? There are already enough problems with scams and identity theft in this world as it is, and it is really bad with our injured and past soldiers. So anyway, I sent this chick a message and told he that she should really take this soldier's FULL name off her blog. She basically took it as a complete blast to her and took much offense to it. I was not dissing her at all, simply stating the fact that it was not a good thing, against opsec, etc. If the family wanted to post his info publicly, then that was their business, but totally not her business to do it. So, she changed her blog, but then posted another saying that she was blasted for it and that we should all stick together and support our soldiers, etc. Yadda, yadda, yadda...Good grief...why can't she just understand that it is NOT ABOUT HER?!?!?! It is about supporting and protecting that injured soldier and his family! Some people just have to make everything about them. So petty! Just drives me crazy...