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.
Maybe all the keyboard cowboys are right. We should just ignore them - that way the media will ignore them, too.
Oh wait. They weren't joking. They really think if we ignore them they will go away, just like they did during Vietnam.
We see how well it worked back then.
God Help us.
Good question, but the beginning of the answer is very simple: GET OFF OUR BUTTS.
From another thread about desecrating the nations Capitol...
"Excuse me while I chuckle at all of the outrage on this thread. NONE OF YOU WERE THERE WITH US YESTERDAY WHEN THESE LEFTIES MARCHED ON THE CAPITOL. Why should the Capitol Police put their necks on the line when so few people bother to show up in support of America. There were tens of thousands of lefties against forty of us--including wounded warriors who left their hospital beds to support their country yet again. WHERE WERE YOU?"
And now frowns more on this thread because folks did not show up to counter a leftist rally. Call me what you want.
I know Kristinn has done more organizing than anyone else. Kudos for this. But don't use the fact that soldiers were spit on, to inflict guilt in people for not attending. I respect any man in uniform, but the soldiers should not have been there. Has the Vietnam days taught us NOTHING!!?? Do you think that this is going to make the morning papers??
All this did was piss a few people off, humiliated a few others, and created happiness among the left. Why the hell do you folks give the enemy bullets, and then piss and moan when you get shot at?
I admire the people (I'm one of them) who get out there and do something, and yes, anyone within driving distance who could have attended should have been there. Inflicting guilt is perfectly appropriate.
Thank you very much for the suggestion but I did protest all by myself when Al Gore and his daughter came to town. I didn't go tell the world what I did either. So mind your own business, please. You have NO IDEA what you are talking about.
I damn well have an excuse. I have businesses that need to be taken care of. If I don't do the work it doesn't get done. It's not like I can tell 'my boss' that I'm leaving for a couple of days or a couple of hours.
Justa you know I am your one of your biggest fans....but you were much too close to the action. This is not going over like you think. It was much to obviously organized.
Do you read the headline only, or the whole statement?
Must you assume that the initial comments are directed towards the title only?
Are you Olympia Snowe or Chuck Hagel?
Get off our butts and do what?
Why are you arguing when you agree that the leftist scum are just that?
Thank you for that info
My husband worked Saturday also and I had no one to watch the kids .. plus it's a long drive
I know it's not really a good excuse for not being there for our soldiers .. but that is why I couldn't attend
until then, i'll give your opinion the importance that it deserves = NONE.
We are all guilty of not doing enough. One unattended rally is not enough to lay out the guilt trip. I'm sorry it was not attended, but can we get in the game here instead?
What is a good way to go here? I don't see anyone doing the big time organizing or rallying to beat these well organized idiots......
Any real ideas on what to do?
You haven't been around here long enough to realize how smart FReepers are. You were called out on your First Amendment comment by at least 3 other posters. That's when you tried to imply you meant something else.
But you have neither been clear in any of your statements nor specific. You can't answer any questions. So, here's another one for you to not answer or be vague or dishonest about...
What is your purpose for being on this website?
[Mrs] T's and my pockets are too shallow to even try to better organize our rallies and we are not experienced enough.
We know the MSM won't air our activities, though I'm surprised how much they did do this time. Kristinn even got some air time.
We have a lot of squishy types coming around recently, no balls, no brains, and no FReeps.
I smell a rally coming on!
Yep! They have managed to put 1052 bodies of our troops in the streets of Iraq since Murtha's "Bring the Troops Home Now!" campaign began in earnest on November 18, 2005. In 14 months they have been responsible for more a third of our casualties. It took the terrorists 31 months to kill 2028.
For one .. we need the help of Talk Radio to get a message out and get something planned
What .. I'm not sure
All I do know is the average joe doesn't know what's been going on
The left rules 90-95% of the TV News
I appreciate and love what you all do down there, but let me be honest....
There has to be something better, I just don't know what it is and am very frustrated.
Can you site the source of the "$50.00" per head? It isn't unusual for them to do this. I just want to be able to back up my info. Thanks!
*Comrades in frustration we are*
I really don't know Mo. Frankly, does it matter?
Your homepage says you're gone, so ..... ? You're still posting....?
I respect our wounded troops and I believe they are mature adults who can make their own choices as to what they do or do not do. I saw a photo of Joshua Sparling at the event, relaxed and smiling. It did not look like anyone had forced him to be there.
Personally, it has been way too long since I was part of a troop rally and I plan to remedy that this year, although I do support them other ways, mainly with mail.
Would you like to share your troop support with the rest of us?
Thanks to all of you that went out to counter!
I was under the weather so I couldn't go to Hollywood. There will be another time though.
At least NE has Lieberman........and Tom Brady........
To support Conservatism and Christianity.
With an emphasis on Christianity, I hope. My Catholic brothers may disagree, but I love them all nonetheless.
You haven't been around here long enough to realize how smart FReepers are.
N00b, shut up.
oh no need to thank me Mo!! And I DO understand. THe distance is a huge factor! And a lot of us work in jobs that do not give us weekends off!
And I, for one love and appreciate all you do!!! That was a great effigy of Hadji Jane! Thanks!!!
400 people should have been at the Mall the other day. Not 40. Don't make this harder than it is.
Alot of the Lefties that marched were the college kids from the '60s and '70s. Gullible college kids are the easiest to indoctrinate. That and little kids, which is why there are "progessive" and "peace" preschool and beyond sprouting up across the country. Beware!
I was there...and I don't believe a single word the enemedia says.
Uh, excuse me, but I've done a great deal. Obviously, many other FReepers have, too. The value of my opinion depends on whether it's true, not on what I've done. But don't try to say I'm an armchair general or a typewriter hawk. I'm a warrior, and whether you're a warrior or not, you're talking like a wuss, and I'm calling you on it. Whatever you've done, you should not be making excuses for the many lazy and timid "conservatives" who hide behind their "jobs" and their "families" and do nothing.
I think you are low on that number, because there are a lot of patriots around that understand the stakes here. I wish I understood the low turn out. If I were in maryland or Virginia, I would have been there.
I am not trying to make this harder dammit.........just trying to see what can be done from a long way away.
People shouldn't be expected to travel 100-plus miles. But there are certainly enough serious conservatives -- hell, serious patriots -- in metro-area DC to mount a large demonstration.
Marry WCW with ANSWER, MoveOn.org, Code Pink, Women in Black etc and you have a deadly (not just dangerous) movement. People need to educate themselves about the agenda of these organizations and who funds them. ANSWER sells the "World Workers Party" newspapers at their events, and you can bet they were selling them their, in addition to all the other communist buttons, t-shirts, tote bags, etc.
If you demonstrate Christian behavior, then you are a Christian.
Your behavior demonstrates otherwise.
Those in liberal areas need to understand two things: One, your life won't end if liberal assholes in your community, or even at work, look down on you. Nor will your job end in most cases. Two, men are dying in Iraq. The least we can do is make our own lives a little less comfortable.
you're welcome to your personal opinions. (opinions are like bellybuttons. everyone has one & they frequently stink.)
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