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ANTI-WAR PROTESTERS TARGET WOUNDED AT ARMY HOSPITAL
The Drudge Report ^ | August 24, 2005 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 08/24/2005 6:23:31 PM PDT by jdm

Edited on 08/24/2005 7:47:08 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

I'm speechless.

Let's hear what you have to say.


51 posted on 08/24/2005 6:33:47 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: D.P.Roberts

REMEMBER, these are "PEACEFUL PROTESTORS"...



March 10, 2003

Antiwar protesters trash 9/11 memorial

American flags burned and slashed

By Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer

LA HABRA -- Antiwar protesters burned and ripped up flags, flowers and patriotic signs at a Sept. 11 memorial that residents erected on a fence along Whittier Boulevard days after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and have maintained ever since.


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"They trashed 87 flags, ripped 11 memorial tiles made by myself and my children out of the ground and glued the Bob Dylan song to a sign that said, 'America, land of the brave, home of the free,' ' she said.

The Bob Dylan song she referred to is "With God on Our Side,' an antiwar anthem of the 1960s.

"It's unbelievable, because there were absolutely no political messages on this fence. It was all about supporting our troops, which could mean bringing them home, and about remembering 9-11.'


52 posted on 08/24/2005 6:33:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jdm
Read about it over the weekend already. I guess Drudge thinks this may shock some people. If the MSM reports it then I'd be shocked.
53 posted on 08/24/2005 6:33:52 PM PDT by BallyBill (Cheney/Rove in 08 ....drive the left to suicide.)
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To: jdm
The same guys who spit on Vietnam Vets are back to spit on Iraq Vets.

So in a sense, this IS like Vietnam.

54 posted on 08/24/2005 6:33:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: aft_lizard

Know this: There are more of us Americans who honor you and all our troops than there are of these lowest of the low lifes. Their behavior grows more despicable by the hour and are surely headed to hell for their inhumanity.


55 posted on 08/24/2005 6:34:02 PM PDT by Carolinamom (Life is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Prolifeconservative
I think they are there every Firday. FReepers go there to counter them.

Code Pink is a sick group.

56 posted on 08/24/2005 6:34:13 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: radioproducer

ping a ling


57 posted on 08/24/2005 6:34:29 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (9-11 Commission - The largest CYA Operation in history!)
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To: mabelkitty

I'd be glad to be proven wrong but I doubt they'll touch it.


58 posted on 08/24/2005 6:34:52 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Victoria Delsoul
My God, how sick are these people?

48% of the voting public voted RAT in 2004.

Sick, and plenty of them.

59 posted on 08/24/2005 6:35:06 PM PDT by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (Bush's #1 priority Africa. #2 priority appease Fox and Mexico . . . USA priority #64.)
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To: jdm; aft_lizard

Anyone who can should come to the FReep counter-demonstrations on Friday evenings. Thanks, aft_lizard, for reposting the link. Here's all the info:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1468039/posts


60 posted on 08/24/2005 6:35:45 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (THe Baathos party of Sheehanistan)
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To: jdm; All

Anybody who really wants to help the wounded go to www.pentagonfoundation.org to donate. Click fallen heroes on the contribution form. You can do it now, from wherever you are reading this and the money goes straight to the troops.


61 posted on 08/24/2005 6:35:51 PM PDT by wtc911 (see my profile for how to contribute to a pentagon heroes fund)
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To: Wormwood; Justanobody; BillF; BufordP; Angelwood; kristinn; bmwcyle; Apple Blossom; Albion Wilde; ..
A claim like this will need plenty of evidence. If it pans out, however, I will bring Hell to these people.

http://www.heroesandtraitors.org/traitor/traitor.cfm?traitor=16

Man, I can't believe how many people are not aware of this travesty. Maybe this "breaking news" will help improve the "Support our Troops" side's rather paltry attendance.

62 posted on 08/24/2005 6:35:57 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: afnamvet; AGreatPer; bnelson44; RobFromGa; saquin
The number one problem to deal with are the lawyers who protect these people. Their lobby and litigation must be curtailed, first and foremost.

I say this because we have already solved the problem of exposure - new media will not let this story pass.

63 posted on 08/24/2005 6:36:13 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: pbrown

These people have the moral authority of child and corpse molesters.


64 posted on 08/24/2005 6:36:52 PM PDT by spycatcher
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To: bnelson44
OK, but now the radio talk shows will know about it.

I know Tony Snow has been aware of this for at least a few weeks.

65 posted on 08/24/2005 6:36:53 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: putupjob
"Some people have opined that the United States is heading for a Civil War.
When I see articles like this, I am starting to believe it."

You're waking up. Good.

66 posted on 08/24/2005 6:37:04 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: jdm

Guess this is the Democrat definition of " supporting the troops " and showing their patriotism.


67 posted on 08/24/2005 6:37:31 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: jdm
OK. That's it. Tipping point.

Somebody's realllly gonna' get their ass kicked now.

68 posted on 08/24/2005 6:37:31 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (**AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT IS NOT SO MUCH "WHO" WE STAND FOR, BUT RATHER "WHAT" WE STAND FOR**)
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To: jdm

check out Little Green Footballs caption pic of "Portrait of a Grieving Peace Mom". This is a MUST SEE!http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/


69 posted on 08/24/2005 6:37:50 PM PDT by Thumbellina (As I recall, Kerry referred to terrorism as "overrated".)
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To: Coop

It is a sad counter. But, thank God for those that do turn out.


70 posted on 08/24/2005 6:37:58 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Prolifeconservative
Is this story breaking TONIGHT or did this occur some days or weeks ago and is just now getting press???????

Every Friday night for the past four plus months.

71 posted on 08/24/2005 6:38:07 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: Coop

CODE PINK (Medea Benjamin - Full time protestor!)




Banner and Visual Ideas


"Mothers don't let your children grow up to be killers"

Caution/Danger Tape: Bring yellow caution tape or red danger tape and write in the space between the "Caution" words: "Lies inside" or "Death probable" or... and hold the tape from one end of the Recruitment center to the other. Also, make signs that say: WARNING: Joining the military is hazardous to your health/ your mental health/ your education/ women/ people of color/ our lives/ the environment/ your future...

Tape Yellow Ribbons to the windows of the recruiting center with names of deceased soldiers. Here's an account from DC: "Fifty of us marched up to the US Army Recruiting station on L between 13th and 14th Street. Several police guarded the door so we could not get in. But they did not stop us from taping signs and yellow ribbons with the names of dead US soldiers from Iraq. An excellent protest idea recommended to groups nation wide!"

Wear numbers: Send for your number today to represent one of the over 100,000 victims of the war on Iraq. If you have not heard about this project, check out www.countingthecost.org.

"We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs." Or another quote from Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation

Spoof on the adventure sports aspect of military recruiting: "Training, Education, Adventure?" Death?
"If you want adventure sports, go rock climbing. If you want to die, join the military?" (Something along the lines of adventure sports vs military service. This could also be a great idea for forming coalitions on high school campuses with sports clubs-skiing team, climbing club, hiking club, etc.)

Life-sized coffin with idea that potential recruits can "try out" their future/post-service home? "Real military benefits include this oak box?"

Vigil with medical apparatuses and wheel chairs, with the idea that these devices come with the uniform; talk about # of wounded soldiers returning from the war.

"Our children are not for sale to the war machine in ____(town name here)" or "War is not for sale in our town." "Recruiting Center closed." Make a "going out of business" sign that reads "Recruiting Center going out of business for lack of recruits." "All coffins (or flights to Iraq) 50% off." "Special Package Deal! Join the military and get a free body bag!"

Chalk: Bring sidewalk chalk to draw outlines of fallen soldiers at the entry way of the Center, or draw footprints with arrows and a message saying, "This way to death/war/lies/deception"

Banner with # of US troops dead from Iraq war and projected # of Iraqis killed and slogan such as, "Don't let one more of our sons and daughters die!" "Bring our troops home now!" "All I want for Mother's Day is for the troops to come home!"

Make sandwich-board style signs with chosen slogans

"You can't be all you can be if you're DEAD!"

"Defend Freedom: Protest Recruiters in your High Schools!"


72 posted on 08/24/2005 6:38:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: jdm

This is their idea of supporting the troops? Go after the wounded.


73 posted on 08/24/2005 6:38:37 PM PDT by Smartaleck
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To: aft_lizard; Angelwood; kristinn; Little Bill; ElectricStrawberry

EVERY Freeper who was at an ANSWER protest or a PROTEST WARRIOR event knows this is old news

So, WHY is Drudge all of a sudden acting like this is new news?

Must be a slow news day for Drudge to report what we here have been documenting:: the assaults on us for the last 3 1/2 years...


74 posted on 08/24/2005 6:38:40 PM PDT by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: aft_lizard
Thank you for what you did over there.

God Bless all of you guys for your bravery and commitment.

75 posted on 08/24/2005 6:38:46 PM PDT by andyandval
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To: pbrown
"Where the hell has drudge been? We've been talking about this for some time. I believe a week or so ago they shoved a soldier who went to speak with them."

Shoving an able-bodied soldier on the street is a far cry from intentionally targeting wounded and disabled servicemen and servicewomen recovering in hospitals, as they may not be in a position to fully defend themselves from such physical attacks.

My apologies, folks, if this really isn't as breaking as I initially thought.
76 posted on 08/24/2005 6:39:12 PM PDT by jdm (Ted Kennedy should drive Cindy Sheehan home.)
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To: CondorFlight

Im one civilian who is willing to do time in the slammer for kicking the $h!t out of somone if I saw this today. I was only 13 when the VN war ended and wasnt in the position to do anything at the time. That was then and Im sure as SHOOTIN not 13 anymore.


77 posted on 08/24/2005 6:39:16 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: Thumbellina

"check out Little Green Footballs caption pic of "Portrait of a Grieving Peace Mom""

she looks really distrought.....


78 posted on 08/24/2005 6:39:36 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: FreedomPoster
The DC crew has been reporting that for weeks, here.
Thanks for the "breaking news", Matt.

Yah, seriously! The DC FReepers have been awesome.

79 posted on 08/24/2005 6:39:46 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God Bless President Bush)
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To: spycatcher
These people have the moral authority of child and corpse molesters.

I don't think they have that much. They are a disgusting group to target our wounded soldiers. I hate Code Pink.

80 posted on 08/24/2005 6:39:56 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: soycd
The first wounded hero they harass will be their last.

Nope, that's not how it works.

81 posted on 08/24/2005 6:40:06 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: All

I'm sure the mainstream media will be all over this story. CBS news, ABC, NBC and CNN will have wall-to-wall coverage tomorrow.


82 posted on 08/24/2005 6:40:35 PM PDT by ClarenceThomasfan ( We (want) got a Bush landslide in November!!!)
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To: jdm

Yes this is Code-Pinko. Check the threads for photos of FReeps each Friday night to counter their BS.


83 posted on 08/24/2005 6:40:48 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (God Bless President Bush)
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To: andyandval

Remember the hard hats and love it or leave it? Who will the new hard hat patriots be? Somebody needs to stand up and make these punks stand down.


84 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:01 PM PDT by Williams
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To: jdm

Treason. Hang em.


85 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:16 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Prolifeconservative; Little Bill; ElectricStrawberry; nutmeg; kristinn; BufordP; sauropod; AnnaZ; ..

This has been happening to Freepers for years now, this is nothign new

The last place I was assaulted was Boston when one of the hippies tried to grab some money that I dropped at my feet, and then his friend jumped on my back while I tried to get it back


86 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:21 PM PDT by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: jdm

Campaign finance reform protects incumbents from
slander....

Where is the protection for wounded combat vets...

Liberty is not license....scumbags


87 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:22 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Save the whales. Redeem them for valuable prizes.)
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To: jdm

If you locate a photogenic, 18-25 year-old blonde girl who has been harrassed by these protestors, you might be able to get Fox News to issue a Fox News Alert when the Natalie Holloway story winds down.


88 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:26 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: jdm

They are doing worse...there is some total piece of human scum (calls himself a reverend or something) that protest at FUNERALS.

They plan to be here in Tenn today and this weekend to protest at three funerals of brave men.

They are gay bashing freaks...something like Godhatsfags.com or something and says we deserve to be attacked because we are becoming a "gay nation". These fundamentalists pukes are no different than fascist, fanatical Islamist.


89 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:36 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I wish those on the Left would just do us all a favor and take themselves out of their misery.)
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To: mainepatsfan
The MSM will ignore it completely no matter what the video shows.

That's what happens when the fourth estate becomes a fifth column.

90 posted on 08/24/2005 6:41:53 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Brilliant
The same guys who spit on Vietnam Vets are back to spit on Iraq Vets. So in a sense, this IS like Vietnam.

And like John F'ing Kerry, this is our opportunity to put them in their place. I thought we had closed the book on Vietnam with his defeat, but we may just need to defeat them again.
91 posted on 08/24/2005 6:42:42 PM PDT by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: jdm
These liberals are scum.

It is an American tragedy that our brave soldiers have to endure these cowards.


92 posted on 08/24/2005 6:43:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: pbrown; xsmommy; patton; IGOTMINE; Corin Stormhands; gieriscm
It is a sad counter.

Actually, the good guys have been outnumbering these soulless bastards for about the last three months now. The counterprotest means the world to the wounded soldiers and their families.

93 posted on 08/24/2005 6:43:08 PM PDT by Coop (www.heroesandtraitors.org)
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To: SteveMcKing
"The number one problem to deal with are the lawyers who protect these people"

This point is very important. Thank You.

94 posted on 08/24/2005 6:43:09 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Yep, the well went dry? I just called my hubby at PACOM and told him about this. He had a bunch of troops around his desk at the time. He repeated what I said while I was on the phone, I wished you ALL could hear the outrage I heard over the phone. Man are they MAD!!!


95 posted on 08/24/2005 6:43:22 PM PDT by Thumbellina (As I recall, Kerry referred to terrorism as "overrated".)
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; 3D-JOY; ...

Pingy-ding, DC Chapter members!


96 posted on 08/24/2005 6:44:04 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: jdm

Sooner or later they're going to get their a$$es kicked.


97 posted on 08/24/2005 6:44:09 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (The alternative media is our Enigma machine.)
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To: jdm

Time for a TS Alert (Troop Support Alert). Their are about 600 Veterans per post office. Plus all the civilians who stand in support of the troops. So on Veterans day 2005 at noon meet up at your local post office for a group photo that will be sent to our uniformed Americans who's home town address zip code matches the zip code of your post office.

TD


98 posted on 08/24/2005 6:44:18 PM PDT by troop_defender (Defender of those in harms way keeping us out of harms way.)
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To: Hadean

I'm looking for a good fight. Are you? Seek them out and no relenting. Bash till the liberalism oozes out of every orifice. These mother fu(&c##$@kers deserve it. No one and I mean NO ONE should further their pathetic political agenda on the backs of the brave wounded men and women of the US armed forces. I'll volunteeer on genereal principle!


99 posted on 08/24/2005 6:44:34 PM PDT by bubman
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To: jdm
Thank goodness someone else beside the DC chapter of FR has taken notice!! The DC chapter deserves everyone's respect for standing up for our troops at Walter Reed week after week.

The cruel nature of these protests by Code Pink and the endorsement of the WTI's statement that backs the insurgents has gone under the radar far too long.

100 posted on 08/24/2005 6:44:58 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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