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White Flags Replace American Flags on Brooklyn Bridge
DNA Info ^ | 7/22/14

Posted on 07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT by cocomac

MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.

Police, including the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.

"Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?" City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.

It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.

Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up the stairs to the bridge about 9:30 a.m.

But people were still allowed to walk across the bridge even as the police presence increased.

The Department of Transportation, which oversees the bridge, referred press inquiries to the NYPD, which did not have additional information.


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KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; alreadyposted; america; brooklyn; france; newyork; searchisyourfriend; terrorism; whiteflag; whiteflags

1 posted on 07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT by cocomac
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To: cocomac

Ha! That’s about it... America gave up!


2 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:52 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: cocomac

Obama’s people wanted HAMAS and ISIS to know......


3 posted on 07/22/2014 8:28:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: cocomac

The white flags are actually quite symbolic of Obama’s immigration and foreign policies.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 8:30:34 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: cocomac

5 posted on 07/22/2014 8:30:50 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: SMARTY
Obamas people were considering using the obama logo,..... as seen here.....but chose instead the more tradtional WHite....



artists redndering

6 posted on 07/22/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: cocomac

They were actually French flags, but the easily-detachable red & blue strips just came off…


7 posted on 07/22/2014 8:34:01 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tuesday BUMP)
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To: cocomac
You always deck on the other Countries flag when the French Ambassador comes for a visit.

Le Burn!

8 posted on 07/22/2014 8:34:14 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: cocomac

That’s ridiculous. I hope someone from FDNY or NYPD takes care of business, Mayor De Blahzio, nonwithstanding.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 8:35:41 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: SMARTY
Ha! That’s about it... America gave up!"

... or New York.

10 posted on 07/22/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: cocomac

No Black Flags? That’s racist!


11 posted on 07/22/2014 8:37:32 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: mikrofon

Of course it is now difficult to determine who the cheese eating surrender monkeys actually are. France or America?


12 posted on 07/22/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by buckalfa (Long time caller --- first time listener.)
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To: cocomac

Sure are a lot of white flags today.

(Third thread in less than an hour....)


13 posted on 07/22/2014 8:38:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cocomac
 photo democrat-white-flag_zpse8c9ea26.jpg
14 posted on 07/22/2014 8:39:24 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: mikrofon

“They were actually French flags, but the easily-detachable red & blue strips just came off…”

Today’s America is in the process of making the French look like the world’s bad a$$e$.

We no longer have room to poke fun at the French.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 8:42:32 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: cocomac

16 posted on 07/22/2014 8:43:08 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: cocomac

Not only a surrender flag, but also the plain white flag of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, used 1996–1997.

Just Saying.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 8:43:45 AM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: cocomac

Seems to be an appropriate symbol to me. This country is being bled white by the left.

I wonder who and how did it? I’m impressed.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 8:46:38 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: cocomac

They are also flying a huge one at the Spite House!


19 posted on 07/22/2014 8:47:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: cocomac

So much for NYC “bridge security”.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: cocomac

My concern: how was someone able to switch the flags on top of one of the most popular bridges in the country...without being seen?


21 posted on 07/22/2014 8:53:47 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: cocomac

I believe these flags were meant for that monstrosity that replaced the Twin Towers….you know, the clinton memorial.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 8:57:22 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SolidRedState

Black Flag would exterminate all their politicians and most of their voters.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 8:58:58 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Blue Turtle

“My concern: how was someone able to switch the flags on top of one of the most popular bridges in the country...without being seen?”

Ssshhhhh! Stop asking questions, oprah is on...just lay back and enjoy slow steady decay, it’s easier that way. It’s so not cool to ask questions anymore...


24 posted on 07/22/2014 8:59:45 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Blue Turtle

theories:
1. Maybe it was the police/bridge security. They are patriots and they have finally had enough.

2. Bleach in the flags when cleaning. Extreme sunlight resulted in immediate reaction. Need to see surveliance video from late yesterday to see if any fading had started.

3.God’s way to get our attention. With events in Gaza, Ukraine and here at home perhaps a trigger event is set to begin. Remember the Blood Moon prophecies. We are right at the halfway point of till the next one. Perfect timing for this warning. Like Christ washed our sins away with his blood, God has washed the red (symbolic blood) out of the flag and made it pure - once last reminder of redemption for the nation before ????


25 posted on 07/22/2014 9:00:56 AM PDT by Colehill1999 (Revolution is a dish best served cold)
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To: Blue Turtle

I’m wondering if someone wanted to make a point that security is lacking on the bridge?
Or were the flags put there to divert attention?
Or could the U.S. flags have become that whitewashed from the sun?


26 posted on 07/22/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: cocomac

ISIS said they intended to attack New York.

Maybe it’s ISIS giving notice, surrender or die.


27 posted on 07/22/2014 9:06:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: brownsfan; buckalfa

That’s unfortunately becoming all too true these days ... At least the French appear to be pushing back against the rampant anti-Semitism erupting in their cities; while we take pains to excuse Hamas for their provocations in Gaza.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 9:13:59 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tuesday BUMP)
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To: cocomac

At least they weren’t ISIS black flags


29 posted on 07/22/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: cocomac

NYC officials are always bragging how “up” they are to defend against terrorists. It appears that DeBlasio, Bratton and NYPD have a lot of work to do considering someone climbed to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge, removed /replaced a flag undetected. Same goes for a couple of months ago when a few guys climbed to the top of the WTC and sky dived into the street undetected. NYC is still a sitting duck.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: cocomac

cocomac
Since Jul 22, 2014


Welcome to FR!!


31 posted on 07/22/2014 10:32:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; cocomac

Excellent first post !


32 posted on 07/22/2014 1:46:12 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: cocomac

Aren’t there any surveillance photos of the bridge?


33 posted on 07/22/2014 1:47:34 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: cocomac

I read this on another site....

It’s New Yorkers giving up their rights.


That one drove the libs crazy ;)


34 posted on 07/22/2014 1:49:44 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: kenmcg
I pissed off quite a few NYPD during the 2004 RNC by asking them where the subways were.
This was upper Manhattan. One of them actually told me to get lost. It was fun though.
35 posted on 07/22/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cocomac

Maybe the white flags were meant as a signal to someone somewhere that something was in place and READY.


36 posted on 07/22/2014 2:45:45 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: smoothsailing
Brooklyn Bridge cam...

http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/brooklynbridge/?cam=gzcchd

Click archives and watch the lights go off (far pylon) aprox. 3:35 am

37 posted on 07/22/2014 4:16:37 PM PDT by Jeremiah Jr (EL CHaI)
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To: jimt; cocomac

My wife told me Fox news reported that the flags were actually bleached, not replaced.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 8:02:03 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: cocomac
Who did Mayor Bill de Blasio surrender to now? The lunatics are running the asylum known as NYC, but I repeat myself.
39 posted on 07/22/2014 11:14:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: cocomac

I live in NYC, and, on the 4th of July, some white guy was caught on video stealing large American flags from in front of people’s houses in Brooklyn. The guy looked like a typical leftist. I’m 99% certain that this is related. I don’t know if they ever caught the guy, but he was most likely part of some group, and so others from the group might have done this.


40 posted on 07/23/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT by ETL 2
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To: cocomac

Well, I just heard on the news something some here had already heard or read. As of at least this AM, they’re suspecting it was an “inside prank”. But how dumb is that? They’ll probably lose their jobs over it. A link to the July 4th Brooklyn flag stealer made a lot more sense to me.


41 posted on 07/23/2014 6:36:09 AM PDT by ETL 2
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