Frank J has volunteered for the position:

We really need some formalized way for blogs to declare war on each other, as there are far too many blogs our there, and some need to be crushed to make way for others. As Emperor Misha I’s Imperial Secretary of War, I will take it upon myself to organize war between blogs. In the future, if you wish to declare war against a blog, e-mail me with the subject “WAR!!!” and I will take care of the formal announcements.

While this sounds like a valuable service in theory, it’s potentially counterproductive. Now, if Glenn (Reynolds, not the other guy) wants to declare war on someone then, sure, he could use this service. Frank could be the UN of the blogosphere. But what if it’s a small blog trying to declare war on a larger blog? Then, obviously, it would be stupid, retarded even, for them to have Frank announce it publically. Instead, they would want to resort to guerilla-style tactics to take overcome the asymmetrical situation and possibly recruit reinforcements.

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  1. Frank J. says:

    Without a formal declaration of war, someone is just a blogging terrorist.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Heh. The U.S. hasn’t had a formal declaration of war since 1941.

  3. Susie says:

    Susie was here

  4. But I already declared war on everyone:


    And no one showed up for the fight. Which means that I won by default, and now rule over the entire blogosphere. So you all have to do whatever I say.

    You are feeling very sleeeeeeppy. You will go to bed. When you wake up you will not remember this comment thread, but will go to Little Miss Attila several times a day to see what new goodies she’s posted.

    –Queen Attila, Supreme Ruler of the Blogosphere

  5. glenn says:

    You’re acting rather smarmy. I may need to send “peacekeepers” or “advisors” to your area. Better yet, I could send out my “Hi. I’m Black!” cruisers out on global “patrol” like my homey Teddy Bull Moose did when he was Prez. Speak loudly and swing your big stick wildly is what I say 🙂

  6. Ha! No peacekeepers or HIB cruisers are a match for the army of Attila Amazons guarding my “Queen of the Blogosphere” compound.

    Of course, right outside the compound resides my Sitemeter. Hit that, please. Then leave your offerings/taxes to the Queen by the gates. Then go away.