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.
Doc,I can help,just let me know.
Certainly no need to apologize. I think our beef is with people who really could go, but couldn't be bothered.
Yep .. I remember .. it was pretty windy that day too
Hannity just mentioned Josh and what happen to him
Said that Josh will be on later
grrr .. ment to ping you to 405
Now I'm really pissed.
You're right, it was windy. Those bikers and their help saved the flag balloon.
We're making a list and you're on it. Will be in touch.
I've seen people donate the cost of a bus seat as a "scholarship"...
It's tough when they get money to bus in their protestors. At least we can honorably say...we fund ourselves.
I've been downtown to see those idiots spout their hatred of the President, the war, SUV's...you name it. Their language is usually foul so it's not good to have kids around.
As I said Saturday morning...I attended the 'family friendly' FReep in Olney.
It happened. One guy connected. I saw some anachist, lesbian freaky chick take repeated mouthfulls of water and spit in the wounded warriors direction. Had the distance been less she would have been happy to spit on them as she was full of hate, not sophistication.
They were so sophisticated that the changed "You go fight" at those who OBVIOUSLY were military from their bearing, physical shape and haircuts. Not to mention the PT shirt that say ARMY in 10 inch high letters. These people were on Hate America Autopilot.
Read the New York Times. For once they got at least part of it right.
I watched one of the two cases where the "peace" protesters told Josh they were going to return with a gun and shoot him.
No. I do not let the enemy choose the terms of the battle. Marches are Soooo 1960's.
They are the equivalent of bringing a knife to a gunfight. Or bringing a "march" to an internet fight. They are irrelevent.
BTW, I saw little Matthew at the rally. He was so agitated it looked like he took a Tazer up the butt.
And ANSWER never paid the King Foundation for using that photo.
You win the quote of the day award.
These marches are for foreign consumption. The RATs also point to the marches and say "see the American people are against the War on Terror."
Funny you should mention that. The WTOP reporter made a point to say that the counter protest made the peace marchers mad and that some in their ranks went too far. She then played a sound bite of one guy calling Josh names.
It is an observation I've seen many times, but Veronia Robinson is the first reporter that I've heard report it.
I woke this mornin and thought about it. I worked all day and thought about it. I drove home and thought about it...
My own frustrations with party, the left's front, the abundant unknowns in the world as far as facts from fiction, and the inability to do ANY thing about any of it has increased internally for me. When I first read your (Chuckle) on the other thread, it set me off. And then I seen this one, and I let it fuel me more.
I know you have personally done more for the front of Right vs left than most, and for this I apologize for my lashing out. I was wrong to go ballistic, because at the time, I thought you organized this rally, including inviting the troops who showed. This is why I said what I said. Emails last night, and upon my return from work today, convinced me this was not the case at all.
I have to disagree with you.
But i do think that we have to stop "counter protesting" the left. We should be proactive and initiating our own pro troops rallies. let the left have to counter us for once instead of dictating when we come out and show our support.
I think it would say alot more to our troops if we had our own pro troop rallys rather than simply show up to say we disagree with the anti war loons. it takes more effort and planning.
UFPJ likes to keep that under wraps, but it slips out sometimes. They'll ever try and mute the tremedous anti-semetism in the left.
ANSWER on the other hand sells their events as an antiwar rally, but once you're there they peak about every other commie cause from the stage. It's gotten so bag with ANSWER that the lefties themselves advise don't go to the rally, just march in the protest.
It taught me that I should have stuck up for those vets back then. They got a raw deal they did not earn nor deserve. And if I have anything to do with it, history won't repeat itself no matter how hard the hippie freaks try.
Didn't get the honor of meeting you. Will see you next time.
I wasn't at either Freeper ball. I did the White House protests back in 1999.
Those 1.5 hour drives seem a lot shorter when you have company and people should make every effort to carpool some of these because it's better with company.
Well, before I take any credit, I need to mention that I was talking about an event we did late last year. FReeper \/\/ayne did far more organizing than I did. But I sure was hell on wheels at the event. But you know me. I learned from the best. ;)
Depends on what we set up, for example post # 347 (i think) would get hundreds of thousands of ppl (and thats just the bikers)!
my husband goes each year and said he believes such a "ride" would get 90% or more turn out of the folks already there.
not to mention thousands more that would show up simply to show support for our troops in cars etc. maybe a ralley would be too much to plan for, but a ride would be fairly simple i would imagine.
we just need to think outside the box. go where the ppl already are, or plan something far enough in advance that ppl can take time off work.
hundreds of thousands showed up for the prolife march, took time of work and traveled far and wide to be there. why cant we do the same for out troops?
Yea, it was REALLY windy. In circumstances like that we normally would keep it in the bag.
Exactly. This is what we have done all along. Nothing but real support at our largest rallies....but
if we really want to match the turn out of the leftists we may have to rethink that. They play dirty, but all the MSM sees is numbers.
DEMOCRATIC TOWN CHAIRPERSONS
Albert P. Ginouves
22 Meadow St., Lakeville 06039-1106
Associate Director of Cooperative Research, Yale University
peace activist named Henry Lowendorf
Lamont's campaign manager Tom Swan said he suspected that the person behind the effort to strip Lieberman of his registration as a Democrat was a peace activist named Henry Lowendorf.
This morning, Lowendorf confirmed in a phone interview that he is indeed leading the charge to kick Lieberman out of the party
Great job!! I have a longer list of names if you are interested.
"We would not want to bus them in in an artificial show of support like the other side does"
ACK i didnt mean bus folks in, as in to get more bodies, but as an alternative means of transpo.
I dont like to drive much except around town and some might not want to put large amounts of mileage on thier car. i was thinking of it more in lines of a very LARGE carpool;)
will do my best to help out on the next one. I cant sit by anymore, I've totally had it with the anti American groups. I'll keep an eye oout for the next DC event.
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\/\/ayne's great too. I wait to read his AAR's from Tucson.
Your position here most definitely more accurately articulates my position than my flippant post did. I think you are exactly right.
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I am pinging folks (besides Kristinn, tgsltakoma and the usual DC stalwarts) who have expressed interest on this thread in organizing a Support-the-troops rally. Please contact Doctor Raoul via freepmail if you're serious. Even if you're not in the DC area maybe you all can exchange ideas. Maybe schedule simultaneous rallies throughout the country. (As the AmericaSupportsYou.mil webside encourages about the annual FreedomWalk on Patriot's Day.)
For what it's worth, I'm not interested in combining anything with any of the bike rallies, whether in Sturgis, Daytona, Laconia (sp?) or wherever. Besides the logistics of housing and transportation for non-motorcyclists, I don't think those rallies are the best family-oriented venue available.
I'm in Montana too and I would lose it if I saw that happen! How dare they do such disgusting things under the guise of free speech. You can bet if that happened to one of their lazy stupid a---- they'd be whining to some lawyer and try to sue! Go Griz!
See how it's done. One person or org. rents a tour bus and sells the seats. They probably recruit on college campuses. I've been thinking about this. If we form a counter-rally in March, every one of us can help even if we can't go. Do you realize how fast a joke goes around the world via e-mail? Let kristinn or someone good with words make up a flier announcing the rally and shaming/encouraging/inviting/whatever people to get off their butts and show up, and then we start e-mailing it to our intire address file and ask them to pass it on. Some will, some won't, but it is a great way to advertise.
Most of the buses are paid for by the riders. Most of the riders pay full fare as it were. Take the cost per seat and do the math and you'll get a number that I bet will be the cost of the bus rental.
There are some people that donate money towards a bus to either lower the cost, or pay for a seat for a volunteer. But that's not rampant.
Nor have a I seen meals or lodging provided free by the organizers. They post ride and lodging boards, but that's people networking. Before it became known that kristinn is a guy and not a girl, he had lots of request to take up the offer to sleep on the floor of his apartment back in 1998.
There would be nothing wrong with our side arranging buses. I forget the name of the guy who did it for the March For Justice in DC from Philly but it was a great thing he did. He made it convenient and cost effective to go. Nobody was bussed in. We need more people to do things like that.
There would be nothing wrong in us setting up bus transportation. Or car pools, or anything else that facilitates people's attendance.
Next time I want advice from a moron I'll go to a leftie rally and ask for it.
Kindly grow up.
Thanks for the ping, if there is something worthwhile going on, please let me know.
Thanks for inlcuding me in your ping:)
I respect your opinion regarding motorcycle rallys. I know its easy to only see the hype. with sturgis it really depends on what time of day wether its "family friendly" or not.
most of the wild folks and what not, dont come out until after dark. until then it is mostly couples and families having lunch, looking at bikes (like me). i love the sound of them, but scared to death to get on one, much to hubby's dismay.
i will give the housing though. perhaps its something local folks-wyo, southdakota and those already traveling to sturgis would be interested in doing.
i know alot of Freepers and vets ride out every year. support for our troops comes in all shapes and sizes. if we limit which conservatives we are willing to stand up for our troops with, we lose out.
anyways, thanks again!:)
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it. I'd rather have been there trying to make a difference than standing beside Karl's grave, and I think he'd say that was more productive, too. But sometimes duty calls, and we must do what is appointed.
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