Skip to comments.Wounded Iraq Vet Threatened, Spat on by 'Antiwar' Protesters (D.C. Chapter Report on 1/27/07)
Posted on 01/28/2007 5:37:22 PM PST by kristinn
I'm angry. I'm angry at the 'antiwar' protesters who heaped abuse on our troops. And I'm angry at the people who couldn't be bothered to stand up for our troops yesterday.
Tens of thousands of anti-American leftists and their dupes marched on our nation's capital calling for America's defeat in the war on terror in Iraq.
Only about forty people could be bothered to turn out in support of America's victory in Iraq. Among those forty was a civilian POW held by the North Vietnamese communists and several Iraq war veterans--including wounded warriors who left the hospital to stand up for their brothers in arms on the home front.
Why did former POW Mike Benge and Iraq vet Joshua Sparling only find a few dozen people willing to stand with them? Why, as the anti-American left is heading toward repeating their victory in Vietnam, are so many people sitting on their asses and doing nothing to stop them?
Why, when Joshua Sparling was spat on, cursed at and threatened by 'peace marchers', were there so few people there to defend his honor?
Why was Jane Fonda allowed to desecrate the Navy Memorial and only face token opposition?
Why did Mike Benge see thousands more people showing up to cheer Jane Fonda than there were to denounce her?
Those who were there to support these patriots will be posting their observations and photos on this thread. I've said my piece.
Who are you to insult this man who stood out there yesterday for all of us who didn't show up?
You need to find another thread, pal.
You all did more than many who were a short Metro ride away.
I love you guys!
Okay, as you wish.
HE WAS THERE!
As a matter of fact, he convinced the commies to let him speak at the Navy War Memorial in the morning. Then we went to lunch and headed to the park to fight off the commies.
He was then attending the show Gary Sinese gave last night for our troops.
The commies had movie "stars" and politicians ... we had a couple dozen FReepers and soldiers. Pathetic!!!
It would have to be 20,000 at least.
I agree with Kristinn and the old media.
Sounds like you are a cut, run & surrender type of guy when you say: "Why put your self in a situation that could have been WAY worse than it ended up."
Again, I say, Sounds like you are a cut, run & surrender type of guy when we have to slink away from those bent on destroying America you say:"What's your definition of Martyrdom??"
YOU shouldn't have to!!! Your family has done quite enough to defend our country. It is time for others to step up to the plate!
Amen. Thanks to all you were able to stand with you against the radical left who are trying to pull off another coup like they pulled off during the Vietnam war.
If I wasn't 1,000 + miles away, I would have been there for sure.
Between John Kerry on foreign soil, calling America a Pariah in the world, and Hanoi Jane doing her anti-war thing in D.C. once again, I will be AMAZED if the Vietnam vets allow them to get away with this once again. bttt
Absolutely. But we tried on Saturday. Several threads about this rally show "The Traitor" in her dishonor.
Nawwww, they are digging MY grave and YOUR grave. Wait for another 9-11...brilliant!
Thanks to you and your husband for the sacrifices you make for us. It's not your job to defend yourself here - that's what we (the beneficiaries of your husband's service) are supposed to be doing. We are supposed to have your backs over here - but sadly, we are doing a pee-poor job.
LOL... I wish you could read your self.
Let me try it another way...
Would any of the troops that went to this thing, run head strong into a regiment of enemy combatants? No. They would do it a little smarter wouldn't they?!!
Being stand up is one thing, being stupid is something else.
Hey Little Bill! Good to "see" you! Thanks for the bumps and a big frown on your new tagline. ;*(
This is a DC Chapter after-action report and should at least be listed in the Activism/Chapters category -- or is too hot a topic to give much visibility to it?
You were not. You're lying.
"Nawwww, they are digging MY grave and YOUR grave. Wait for another 9-11...brilliant!"
Just being realistic, dude. We've seen this pattern before and we'll see it again, no matter what we do.
It doesn't take a Freeper Village; it takes a crisis.
fyi, if "B" is right, maybe the WaPost & the NY Slimes is technically correct. in this particular case, 20,000 is TWO "tens of thousands". (LOL!)
imVho, ANYTHING printed by either RAG is SUSPECT, at BEST! and a DAMNED LIE at usual.
Your questions are damned good ones. I would suggest to you that most conservatives are lazy and timid. There are many excuses, and I've hard most of them. In individual cases, they can be valid excuses. But overall, that's the explanation you're looking for: Laziness and timidity. Two things the left certainly is not guilty of.
If this doesn't change, we will lose our country.
Thanks for showing up, and standing up.
WHOA - back the truck up! You clearly have NO IDEA what the hell you are talking about! Kristinn did not "put" anyone anywhere!
Do you know Joshua Sparling? Do you know any of the other soldiers that came out? You don't, because if you did, you would know they make their own decisions!!!
Many of the troops asked me about the rally. They already knew about it...they were already planning to attend. They didn't even know at the time we would be there.
It is STILL somewhat of a FREE country and Kristinn cannot tell an active duty troop where he can and can not go!!!
Get a grip!
"I wish you could read your self."
Is that any thing like you playing with .... Never mind. I must remind myself to go easy on the ......
"Would any of the troops that went to this thing, run head strong into a regiment of enemy combatants? No. They would do it a little smarter wouldn't they?!!"
Like sniper fire from a building. They don't defend our County to do that. Protesting in the streets is sometimes the only way, even if the odds are against you.
Oh I forgot, cut, run & surrender to the anti-American mobs is your idea of helping the troops.
OH DC Patriots. I am so proud of you ! and I so much understand your frustration & your anger.
Thank you for doing what you could & being a beacon of light there.
My whole life I have been confounded by those who say they believe something & yet do nothing to support it. Offer a lot of advice beforehand & criticism afterward but LITTLE ACTION WHEN IT COUNTS. I note many who are good at the keyboard & think it is activism.. I suppose it is compared to a slug..
I mostly experience this at church but also in organizations & political arenas.
You guys are great. Keep the faith, when you do the right thing, even if you stand alone, you are worthy. Those who disappointed you with their ambivalence need to answer to their conscience. I have been so proud to be with you for the various causes the past couple years. More money & more proximity & I would be with you every time.
God Bless you ALL!
Their "little hissy fits" have a real impact on society. If they're not answered, stupid people -- and that's a lot of people -- think that's where most of the country is. The liberal Rats gain more confidence and get even bolder and louder. And we don't get the kind of practice we need. Positive rallies for the troops are great, but, like most easy things, they aren't enough. We need to do the hard stuff too, like counterdemonstrate against the traitorous Rats.
Exactly. This person, like so many on our side, simply doesn't understand how late it is.
Damn, more of that crap. Just like I never attended a troop rally.
That's easy for you to say living in Maryland.
Thanks for the chuckle. I think I'm getting to serious tonight.
The idea that the leftists are just ruining their political impact is nonsense. They damned near elected a lousy candidate, Kerry, in much better political circumstances (for us) than exist now. They look bad to us, not necessarily to the Sheeple. If they're not answered and attacked, effectly, they look increasingly normal to the Sheeple, and therefore acceptable and to be taken seriously.
This was obviously not posted with you and those in your situation in mind.
Those who benefit from your sacrifices are the ones who should be standing up to the enemy at home.
1. they have JOBS,
2. they have FAMILIES,
3.they don't LIKE demonstrators &
4. the CREEPS, TRAITORS & GARBAGE like sean penn, susan sarandon & the TRAITOR-*ITCH fonda make them GAG.
even though i've been known to go to a FReep with the HEROES/HEROINES of the DC chapter, i always feel like i need a hot, soapy bath afterward from just being that close to that LEFTIST FILTH & GARBAGE!
You are one heck of a guy. Sorry I am hundreds of miles away.
Thank You and all the others for your service.
Was it the one on the far left? (no pun intended)
He was going jive nuts on us down at the other end before he got to Josh.
1. The First Amendment doesn't allowing for sedition, treason, etc.
2. You better "give a damn about their little hissy fits". We all better, because the cost is too great not to. One Vietnam was one too many. These people advocate the overthrow of our government by removing GW, and the undermining of America period.
3. Better turnout for the troops and flag? Hardly. I'm down to myself and another person. Kristinn, the author of this piece, is fairing far better. However, when was the last time you saw THOUSANDS of people stand up for this country and its' defenders? I'd love to see that and be a part of it. Let me know when it is scheduled.
Support a Leftist...do nothing.
What did Jane do at the Navy Memorial?
Look forward to meeting you in March.
1,127 mi (about 17 hours 55 mins)
Changing the subject doesn't cut it. You stated in your first post that spitting on a soldier is protected by the First Amendment. Then you said you meant something else. That is called L-Y-I-N-G.
Sign me up, and thanks for being coherent.
Does it matter which one?
They were not all kids...many many adults and oldsters!!!
How does one motivate an 8 year old child to face those that disagree and have her screech vile hateful things to people she does not know???
It's a joke.
Well, when they get serious let me know because I'll be under the bed.
Just because you do not see it on the faux news, does not mean it is not happening.
Can I say something without being flamed?
I think the leftist orgs are simply better at this kind of thing than we are.
They have worked at this for decades, I think we are just learning. I wish I had some ideas for you, I'm a thousand mile away, love what you're doing, but damn......you've got to be better than this than the leftists because they control how it will be reported. Even if you have as many people or are ten times more rational it will be reported in a way that will not help you.
Honest question....what can we do?
All of these excuses are self-righteous KRAP. We are talking about two hours a year. Don't tell me ANYONE who is the least bit serious can't give up TWO HOURS A YEAR.
I mean, how much time do people spend watching TV, just for starters? Be real.
It's people like you who paralyze our movement by spouting excuses for inaction -- while implicitly insulting people on our side who DO act as losers who don't have a real life.
It's more like the other way around. Those who won't sacrifice a little time for their country are the ones who aren't living a full life. We can't retreat behind our four walls and expect to keep our country and our civilization. The wolf is always out there. In this case, the wolf is at the door.