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.
You were right where you should have been, Pop.
I'm truly sorry there was such a poor turnout to be there to support those absolutely LOVELY and BEAUTIFUL service men and women who stood up against the antiwar protesters. Im honestly left with nothing to give in return but a heartfelt THANK YOU. But Ive been in FR long enough to know that too many of us dont have the luxury a lot of these leftists do (and not to mentione one or two moles who undermine the sincerely enthusiastic).
My best regards....
My pleasure POP. You and Mrs. POP have been in my thoughts!
Forgive me kristinn, I tried to get a ride. I couldn't even get to Philly to hook up with a ride. Let me know who comes down from NYC and I will get together with them. I wanted to stay from after the March for Life (bus), but my friend was in CA for their march and business meetings. I'm light in pocket but will go anywhere with a ride (of course i'll throw in gas money).
"You were right where you should have been, Pop."
You are probably right. Karl would have said "It smells like a$@ around here", or something equally off-the-wall :)
just an FYI
Joshua Sparling will be on Hannity & Colmes tonight to talk about what happened at the rally
Josh was shown and mentioned by name, some FReeper using a bull horn was shown bravely standing up against the hoard of thugs descending on them.
If we really want to have a bigger impact in March, we need to join with other conservative groups and bloggers.
These anti war groups have been organizing since before the Afghanistan war and as you know, there are many different groups marching under their anti american banner. They are also well funded by George Soros, et al.
Just a few thoughts anyway. Thanks to all who were able to attend and have heart.
God Bless Our Troops!!
you do NOT have the right to spit in the faces of our soldiers. If you have a beef with the war, take it up with the ones responsible for it, but leave the soldiers the alone. They dont declare wars, they fight them. They dont choose which countries theyre sent to, they just go there.
They go there so that you wont have to. They go there so that the enemies they fight there wont come fight HERE.
They go, and sometimes they dont come back with all of their limbs. Sometimes they dont come back at all.
To those of us who know what Honor, Duty and Country means, that means that you owe them at LEAST enough respect to refrain from spitting in their faces.
You dont have to love them, you dont have to say you support them (as a matter of fact wed appreciate it if you quit spreading that particularly obnoxious lie), but you DO have to treat them with a minimum of respect.
And if you dont, then some of us will be more than happy to teach you basic manners.
Teach you in ways that youre not likely to ever forget.
That is not a threat. That is a promise
Apology with first name. I'm impressed.
I'm sorry that happened. Is there someway to send a letter to the young men? Thanks
My deepest sympathy to you and your family....I am humbled.
The moonbats are offended if you call them un-patriotic. However, they claim to have had a hundred thousand protesters, but I bet I didnt see more than a two dozen american flags (with the exception of those hanging upside down or with peace symbols in the place of the stars).
I know im only 16 years old, and dont have much experience in this world. But i am an American, and im proud to be one. And NOTHING pisses me off more then when i see all these liberals and anti-war protesters spewing lies about how this war is "illegal" and "wrong". Unfortuanetly, kids my age belive everything they hear on the liberal run media. Only a handfull of others at my school and myself still support this war. I even have a friend that buys into this "9-11 Conspiracy" crap. What can be done to set the youth straight? To let them know that if we abandon our persuit, all is lost. This radical liberal movement can be our countrys demise.
I am serious about this.
The time has come!!
Great freeping with you, Doc!
Thanks for that info
VERY good observations lady. Thanks.
Not unless Rush held another Bake Sale.
"Low profile? We're conservatives. On the premit maps, we're marked, "No Tear Gas Zones" because we don't cause problems we don't vandelize property like the left wing wackos.
"It's only the left for whom "Protest = Arrest" because that's the way they want it. They will provoke and provoke and provoke until arrested, or the Democrat leadership gives them permission to break stuff. The left wing sense of self is so self loathing that they have to been seen doing good, so that why they craave being arrested. Some sick sense of visibility for their own ego gratification.
Well, I don't like to get into trouble by provoking others, like the leftists do, and get arrested. So, like a good conservative, whenever I attend a protest, I stay in the background and keep a low profile. And, I've attended some.
So, I'm glad we're in agreement. We conservatives are not like the brainwashed anti-American leftists who crave to get arrested.
You should propose it to him. Good luck.
I've got unlimited long distance, so calling these cretins is no big deal. It gives me a certain amount of pleasure to annoy their staffers. I believe that it is important that they hear from the other side...often. They get in their little liberal boxes and don't know that we disagree with them, unless we make ourselves known.
If they should ask you where you are from, here's my reply. We are ALL constituents as citizens. Therefore, unless the Congressman or Senator would like to stop making decisions on national and international policy they can treat ALL of us with the same amount of respect. Additionally, since we are connected by phone and internet we can affect election. We can make calls and donations for the challenger.
We have to put aside what "feels good" and make the calls, get out in the streets, work elections, etc. No more silent majority. No more kid gloves. There is a breech, and we must go once more into it!
From what I see at Blackfive the responders also want to organize a rally in support of the troops. Any way we can get our heads together?
For positive rallies (like Walter Reed, etc) YES. For counter-protests against death-cult moonbats? Not again.
I will leave the kids behind for future events where the belligerent left can be expected to spew its vitriol.
In a way I am happy to be in a location where my wife is safe from these freaks. On the other hand I wish I could support the counter protests.
We have liberals here but nothing like what I have seen in the protest stories. I think gun ownership keeps things civil ;-)
That is wonderful, however, the point of my post was that the Moonbats don't have "other things" to do. They seem to put all else aside in favor of bashing everything we hold dear. I appreciate everything that dirtboy has done. I just feel that it is too easy to fall into the "other things to do" mentality. As a veteran of the Moonbat Wars, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.
Absolutely agree that the MSM is basically useless, except to let us know what they are up to.
Thank you, and welcome home.
As long as there are young people like you, all is not lost. It will be up to you to fight the good fight for America. Welcome to FR.
Beats me? I saw she'd responded to my original post and when I went to it, the message read that her account had been suspended or deleted. Did I miss anything interesting?
I would like to hold a counterrally to deal with the antiwar moonbats who are going to spit on the Pentagon on March 17th, AND hold our own rally, similar to September 2005.
Could someone please post the picture of Josh Sparling that was printed in Sunday's edition of the Washington Post (page A8).
Maybe I'm being over sensitive, but I believe the picture misrepresents Josh, and makes him appear to be part of the anti-war demonstration. I've voiced my opinion with three staff of the Post, and would like others to do the same.
Not sure if this is the image that ran in the COMpost, but here is one from Yahoo! NEWS photos:
Sat Jan 27, 3:51 PM ET
Copyright © 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.
We both must have missed something. Looks like the "god MODS" know more than us. LOL
I dont think youre being overly sensitive, infact the caption the AP put with pic is very unclear also.
The ABC evening news (or was in NBC, I know I never watch CBS) had a good piece on it.
The First Amendment does not confer upon one the right to spit upon a veteran, or any other individual, for that matter.
Omit every word after "damn". And you get a truer picture.
Kristinn is an amazing person and even though I am fairly new here I can tell the difference in those that DO care about our troops and those that don't walk the walk and you sit-rep do NOT. IF acording to you Kristinn is to blame you then are saying that Josh is an idiot and has no mind of his own. Josh did exactly what he wanted to do and he sure as H#$% earned the right to be there if he wanted to be.
thanks for the link and the info!!
Yes you are sit-rep, you would rather sit back and get fat probably and let the enemy of this country, the traitors to this country take over. I will fight back till I take my last breath. Thank God you are few in numbers people like you sit-rep, thank God.
Now, tell me.... What was the reason Kristinn posted this thread? It was because not too many showed right??
I think you should re-phrase your comment.