Skip to comments.Report: Obama admin sends Coast Guard to protect ships from violent union members, occupiers
Posted on 01/12/2012 12:22:44 PM PST by Nachum
United States Coast Guard. Image by U.S. Coast Guard
President Barack Obamas administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent Occupy protesters and dockworker union members, according to a local news report.
The Daily News in Longview, Wash., reported that the Coast Guard will protect a grain shipment from an onslaught of Occupy protesters and members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The ship will be transporting grain to Asia. A date for the shipment has not yet been set.
The group of leftwing activists had shut down ports all along the West Coast on Dec. 8, including the Port of Longview. The Coast Guard will apparently be helping the ship load its grain at the port, and then depart for Asia, safely.
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FRiends, this is all a big part of Hussein’s re-election strategy: do stuff that appears to moderate or separate him from his buddies in the unions and the Occupy movement.
But he is only posing to appear strong...he encourages this kind of anti-capitalist behavior.
Very interesting, but isn’t Port Security already part of the Coast Guard’s charter?
This is an interesting development because the Obama administration has close ties to the ILWU.
The ILWU and SSA are attempting to build their own coal and grain terminal in Whatcom County, WA. Obama has been putting pressure on state officials to get this done. Patty Murray has written a bill to fund the terminal, which will be run by SSA, the company that employs her husband and is owned by CARRIX, which Goldman Sachs owns.
Obama’s ties to the ILWU go deeper than that though. The ILWU is a communist union which was heavily involved in the Hawaii liberation movement. To further this effort the ILWU bought a newspaper in Hawaii and hired, Frank Marshall Davis to write for the paper, Obama’s special Black mentor during his school days in Hawaii. In other words, Davis worked for the ILWU. Obama wouldn’t forget that.
Oh what tangled webs they weave when politicians practice to deceive! Back the OWS then crack the OWS. Obama at his finest!
I haven’t read much on this.. is the union the problem or the occupiers? If it’s the occupiers, just spray some soap around the perimeter. If it’s union, just tell them they have to put in a whole day’s work. That should get rid of those problems without the media frenzy. Wait, make the union workers pull a full forty hour work week spraying soap on the occupiers.
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Can he send them (Coast Guard) to Wisconsin to offer the same protection?
Hussein’s “Sista Soulja” moment?
Hussein’s such a __________. If he hadn’t encouraged the bozos, he wouldn’t have to send out the guard.
That's pretty darn vague. Who in the administration?
I bet Obama himself had nothing to do with it.
Will wonders never cease.
Was it a guy?
I think he got the message yesterday ~ right in DC.
He may well believe what they believe, and think what they think, and imagine what they imagine, but Michelle would have stripped his hide from his body if he'd taken his own chillun' out into the street to just leave them there.
That's been the Drudge Report headline piece for a bit ~ about the Greeks leaving their young children on the street since they can no longer afford them as national austerity takes over.
"Occupy......" is descending into the pits of insanity.
This is the part where they fail to inform anyone of who own’s the grain.
AND THE WINNER is GEORGE THE GRAIN MAN SOROS
Patty Murray has been married to the same guy since she got out of college. He’s an ILWU member and SSA employee. He does something with the computer control of cargo movement.
Heck, how do you think that a nursery school teacher got elected to the Senate, if not with the help of the ILWU. She’s positioned herself well to help them also, by getting on the transportation committee.
The bill that she wrote is not just for the SSA coal terminal though, it funds Gateway projects around the country.
He wants to create a Kent State scene. He will have military guys firing on civilians if he can. Leftists put the brains full of mush in the front lines in clashes with police officer in the 60s so they would be radicalized.
0bamas administration has ordered the United States Coast Guard to protect grain ships at the Port of Longview from violent Occupy protesters and dockworker union members
Article, and # 2 , # 3 .
I have an extreme liberal in-law here in Vermont who was at the occupy protests in Burlington, also NYC, and DC. He also recently told us that he went out to Oakland and participated in the dock occupation there. Evidently he had a great time.
He said that the ILWU didn’t have time to hold a vote on whether to strike, but the union leadership encouraged the members to informally strike and not cross the protest lines. I don’t know what the OWS protestors thought they were accomplishing, keeping the truckers waiting in the parking lots for an extra day or two—many of them probably independent truckers who have trouble making ends meet at a time of high fuel costs.
I imagine the same thing is happening in the incident described here. Not an official strike, but the dockworkers are refusing to cross the protest lines, regardless. And the only purpose I can see from the operatives behind this is economic chaos, which serves the Communist aims of the union leadership and the politicians.
Let him. They can't blame Bush for Obaama's National Guard.
interesting — thanks for posting that info.
...and, it seems the military’s ok when it’s bailing out obama: he and fellow dims emboldened occupy.
Particularly offensive to me in reading the San Francisco Labor Councils condemnation here is seeing the deep disdain they place on our military services. Reading the resolution you find,
Whereas, now the US military, which has been oppressing, bombing and threatening other nations [a military thats paid for with the workers taxes] is now being used against us, against American working people and our unions. To quote ILWU international President McEllrath: ILWUs labor dispute with EGT is symbolic of what is wrong in the United States today. Corporations, no matter how harmful the conduct to society, enjoy full state and federal protection while workers and the middle class get treated as criminals for trying to protect their jobs and communities.
Such language is what we could expect to hear from the malcontents in the Occupy Anything But A Bar of Soap people as well as the low-life anti-war crowds who see the Military and those serving in it as something less that human, worth only their disgust.
I second the notion 100 percent.
They can’t blame Bush for Obaama’s National Guard.
Ofcourse they blame Republicans for everything they do wrong...and get away with it through academic, media and entertainment propaganda, solidified in official history revision.
We should have a betting pool to see who forecasts the correct narrative of Republican blame that will be used when a soldier kills or injures the first Dem occupooper.:)
A Congressman once described the Ohio National Guard's shooting of the Kent State students as "one group of draft dodgers firing on another..."
I was in preppy school at the time, and most of my classmates went on a boycott.
I went to my classes.
I figured that people who gathered voluntarily to throw rocks at armed men who were ordered, under the threat of a courts martial, to be there most probably got, at the most, about a quarter of what they deserved.
I did three years of active Army after that, followed by four years of national guard duty, the latter including an almost riot towards the end of the NE 1978 blizzard.
My experience simply reenforced my high school judgment.