- Published: Tuesday, 11 October 2016 14:12
My book Danger Close is now Available as E-book -- please buy it:
My book Danger Close is now Available as E-book -- please buy it:
ไมเคิล ยอน เป็นนักเขียนชาวอเมริกันและช่างภาพการสงคราม เขาเคยทำงานอยู่ในกองกำลังพิเศษ กรีนแบเร็ต ในช่วงต้นทศวรรษที่ 1980 ก่อนจะกลายเป็นนักเขียนเกี่ยวกับข่าวสงคราม ไมเคิล ยอนถือเป็นสื่อมวลชนที่สำคัญคนหนึ่ง ที่เคยเป็นพยานอยู่ในเหตุการณ์ ก่อการร้ายชายชุดดำ ในบริเวณแยกราชประสงค์ กรุงเทพมหานคร ปี พ.ศ.2553
ล่าสุด ไมเคิล ยอนได้เปิดเผยถึง กรณี ของ ภรรยาชาวไทยของนาย แอนดูร์ แมคเกรเกอร์ มาแชล ซึ่งพึ่งถูกจับกุม ข้อหา ตัดต่อภาพใส่ร้ายสถาบันฯ เมื่อเช้าวันที่ 22 กรกฎาคม 2559 ที่ผ่านมา โดย นาย ไมเคิล ยอน ได้ระบุ ลงในเฟสบุ๊คส่วนตัว Michael Yon โดยระบุว่า ตัวภรรยาและนาย แอนดูร์ แมคเกรเกอร์ มาแชล สามีของเธอ เคยพยายามตามรังควานข่มขู่ นาย ไมเคิล ยอน ในกรณี ที่ นาย ไมเคิล ยอน เขียนข่าวนำเสนอ เกี่ยวกับชายชุดดำ และการ พยายามก่อการร้ายของกลุ่มหวังเปลี่ยนแปลงทางการเมืองในประเทศไทย นายไมเคิลยอน ยังระบุอีกว่า
Newly released declassified Top Secret document.
I read it several times. Generally speaking, we already knew of Saudi culpability in the 9/11 attacks. After all, 15 of 19 hijackers were Saudi, and there remains mountains of other evidence.
These 28 pages contain many specifics ranging from Florida and across the country to California to Oregon. These pages should be of great interest to journalists, and to people who live in neighborhoods where some of these mosques exist, etc.
13 July 2016
by Michael Yon
911: “What is your Emergency?”
Caller: "She's back!"
911: "Who is back?"
8 July 2016
Many veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and other such wars, likely view this news cycle through a different glass.
Using Iraq as example, after things truly began to spin out of control in 2004, many people were fighting for vastly different reasons. The situation was difficult to track even for dedicated analysts. Just who was fighting whom, and for what reasons, often was a great mystery even to our intelligence people.
Amid the chaos of unstructured conflict and war, the always-there lunatic fringe is uncorked. Suddenly the actions of a serial killer look like the work of an insurgent or group. Criminality skyrockets, and what would earlier have been seen as just a bank robbery looks like part of a movement.
4 July 2016
We put the EXIT in Brexit, haha!
Happy Independence Day, America!
The British and others have much basis in fact for wishing to leave the EU and its nonsensical Eurocrats.
This post explains a trivial matter by comparison, but by scaling up this example it becomes easier understand their anger and frustration.
My Canon DSLR cameras shoot video that is of sufficient quality to use in major motion pictures. The quality is extremely high. Many filmmakers use the Canon Mark III 5d.
I use the same model for interviews and other situations to capture maximum details. I just used this camera in 11 countries during ‘comfort women’ research.
[A quick note from Michael]
This is unbelievably huge and complex. Many people already are blaming the British. Especially the English are to blame, they think.
But this is not their fault. This is the fault of the EU. British have been saying for years that they are unhappy, and they were ignored. They were taken for granted.
They do not like to be taken for granted.
They were shouting at the top of their lungs while smug Eurocrats ignored them.
19 June 2016
Tim is a retired Marine infantry officer. I spent much time with Tim in various provinces in Afghanistan, such as Nangarhar, Kabul, Kandahar, Helmand, Nimoroz.
Good Lord almighty we went everywhere together, often alone or with just one other man, an ex-Aussie Soldier named Shem.
First time Tim picked me up in Kabul to take me to Jalalabad, Nangarhar, there was a bag beside me in the backseat filled with grenades. I said I'll just help myself to a couple of these.
We were going down roads sometimes passing burning and blown-up, shot up vehicles. IED holes, and people who obviously were Taliban and associates, yet somehow we got away with it. You had to be there to believe it.
I was not advertising this at the time due to the obvious peril, but we both learned a lot about the war which left both of us ahead of the curve when writing about it.
This morning I checked Tim's website and saw that he posted on the Orlando shooting.
Our thoughts are parallel on this.
16 March 2016
Several years ago, Mr. Gingrich called me about something and I still have his private number. So I called him this evening from China to ask his thoughts about Donald Trump. This audio is short and unedited, though it kicks in about 20 seconds after we started talking:
If the above player doesn't work you can access the audio directly here.
UPDATE 14 Feb 2016:
This came from a former EOD officer and close friend who served two tours in Iraq and still teaches internationally on the topic:
Oh, before I forget, they really need some 256 kits to be sure on the chem from the Free Burma Ranger report. Some incendiary compounds can fail to ignite and look like a black oily mess with fumes on occasion. Given that various groups in that region typically modify ordnance I would not put it past them to improvise an incendiary.
I'm not sure either way and would have to defer to the blood test from the hospital on those who were exposed as well as a 256 kit or other detection to see, but black and oil could also be an incendiary as well as chemical. Just another potential.
13 Feburary 2016
Just in from Iraq: Victim interview after yesterday's possible Chemical Weapons attack in Northern Iraq
From Free Burma Rangers in Iraq. FBR told me just now that NYT likely will publish on it.
Please scroll down for two previous entries from my FB with far more details on who, what, when, where, how.
07 January 2016
This unit is getting hit hard by suicide. Nobody seems to know what to do. I have a humble idea...
06 January 2016
Erik is the finest combat leader I ever went to combat with. Spent five months with him. Before I got there to the unit in Mosul, Erik had already been knocked out by a car bomb and all sorts of other things, but was still doing missions literally 7 days per week, as the battalion commander.
The enemy hated Erik so much that they put a bounty on him. The enemy hated Deuce Four. I loved them. They were incredibly aggressive and so there was constant contact with the enemy.
21 December 2015
Flying Snake: Golden Tree Snake, Chiang Mai, Thailand [Click to watch]
I was sitting here studying about Korea and set up my camera for this snake. I know a little about its habits and just less than one minute after the video started rolling, its tongue flickered out and then it came out. Perfect timing.
21 December 2015
I got a call this morning that Abhisit wants to talk on Thursday. I can try to work in questions if there is time. If you have any questions just post here and I will do my best. I will ask how the meeting went with U.S. Ambassador Glynn Davies.
09 November 2015
02 November 2015
I offer $10,000 (now $20,000) to the first person who can prove Laura Hillenbrand's allegations of this massive Japanese War Crime on Tinian Island in 1944.
From her book referencing Tinian island in 1944:
07 October 2015
General Campbell is commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. After this devastating Kunduz hospital airstrike, I again withheld judgment until more facts came in.
Our HQ in Afghanistan, under command of General Campbell, told me explicitly in writing that our troops were taking fire from the facilities. This turned out to be false. Our side continues to change its story.
As a writer and war correspondent who covered those very battlefields, I have seen endless media stampedes during which a rush to judgment led to bad outcomes for everyone.
13 July 2015
Across the globe and many cultures, the humble palm tree has been a symbol of wisdom, resilience, and the successful warrior.
There is a reason why great banana farms are not found in areas prone to frequent typhoon strikes: Banana trees are soft and they bend too much and break and are flattened by a tropical sneeze.
Likewise, harder trees such as pine are flattened by the thousands during storms, while the palm tree, hard, but bending with the winds, remains standing even by the very edge of the sea the morning after a hurricane.