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Wounded Iraq Vet Threatened, Spat on by 'Antiwar' Protesters (D.C. Chapter Report on 1/27/07)
Sunday, January 28, 2007 | Kristinn

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.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; US: District of Columbia; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 82ndairborne; answer; antiwar; army; iraq; iraqifreedom; janefonda; joshuasparling; ratcrime; sparling; suspiciouspackage; usarmy; vetabuse; wcw; worldcantwait
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To: Little Bill; ElectricStrawberry

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41 posted on 01/28/2007 6:12:19 PM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire.)
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To: kristinn

Thank you for everyone who did show up. I can only make to DC a few times a year. I will also admit that I don't go out of town a lot when I have a son deployed.


42 posted on 01/28/2007 6:13:37 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: popdonnelly
Well, I guess it's good you didn't come, then. They did spit on them. And they called them murderers. And a couple of them threatened to shoot them.

Expect to see more of that in coming months. If you don't recall how it went during Vietnam, stick around - it's going to happen this time, too. Because not enough of "the silent majority" give a damn.

Video will be up in a couple of days.

43 posted on 01/28/2007 6:13:43 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: kristinn

Well, my excuse is that I'm out of the country. But honestly, kristinn, I see this endeavor as hopeless. It always takes a crisis or a deep shock to the system -- whether it was Pearl Harbor, Sputnik or 9/11 -- to jolt the American people out of complacency. We wont reform our financially disastrous entitlement programs, we wont cut our oil dependence and we wont get serious about fighting terrorism until we're forced to by a crisis. In the case of the war of Iraq and our Mideast policies in general, I don't believe anything short of another 9/11 -- potentially nuclear next time -- will succeed in combatting the insidious treason of the left and the passivity of the general public. I'm simply waiting for the next terrorist attack. Everything between now and then is noisy distraction and leftists digging their own grave, as far as I'm concerned.


44 posted on 01/28/2007 6:13:59 PM PST by quesney
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To: Earthdweller

I'm not sure why there weren't any more College Pubs there. 20 of them showed up at Walter Reed's FReep several weeks ago, and it was 20 degrees colder.

[Mr] T


45 posted on 01/28/2007 6:14:46 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: SandyInSeattle

You are right. But sometimes......arrrrrgggg!


46 posted on 01/28/2007 6:14:55 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron
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To: Enosh; kristinn
Stage a rally specifically for the troops or the flag and you'll see a better turnout.

Like the one Glenn Beck did at the beginning of this war

kristinn .. Thank you and the DC Chapter for being there

47 posted on 01/28/2007 6:15:33 PM PST by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Enosh
3. Stage a rally specifically for the troops or the flag and you'll see a better turnout.

HAHAHAHA!!!

Been there, done that. Didn't happen. But, thanks for the laugh.

48 posted on 01/28/2007 6:15:46 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I know what you mean. They definitely tried the patience. Mean, nasty, angry little beasties they were.

For some reason our very presence seemed to enrage them. Go figure.


49 posted on 01/28/2007 6:16:46 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Temporarily Posting from Washington DC)
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To: Enosh
Stage a rally specifically for the troops or the flag and you'll see a better turnout.

I see you are new here! BTW, rallying FOR the flag won't make a damn bit of difference if we do not have a country!

50 posted on 01/28/2007 6:16:46 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: at bay
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.

Well then, we know how this story will end.

51 posted on 01/28/2007 6:16:51 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: at bay
All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to do nothing.

Well, the "good" ones are doing a dang fine job!

52 posted on 01/28/2007 6:17:50 PM PST by Just A Nobody (I - LOVE - my attitude problem! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: tgslTakoma
You forgot Justa A Nobody from below Richmond, 2 1/2+ hr. drive, and GunsareOK, at least a 2 hour drive.

[Mr] T
53 posted on 01/28/2007 6:18:44 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: tgslTakoma
1,764 registered Freepers flying a DC, MD or VA flag. 40 showed up, and of that number, 1 drove down from NJ, one from Philadelphia, two from NC.

Don't forget your West Coast rep!

54 posted on 01/28/2007 6:19:48 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Temporarily Posting from Washington DC)
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To: stratman1969
The First Amendment is not an excuse for spitting on a wounded Iraq vet.

EXACTLY RIGHT!!!!

NO Amendment covers spitting, PERIOD!

Spitting on someone else is ASSAULT, and if I witness assault, I WILL respond in kind, PERIOD!!!

55 posted on 01/28/2007 6:19:49 PM PST by dirtbiker (I've tried to see the liberal point of view, but I couldn't get my head up my "rear end"...)
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To: Little Bill; Cheesel

PING


56 posted on 01/28/2007 6:20:49 PM PST by Little Bill (Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire.)
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To: trooprally

If I had been closer, I would have attended. I posted to people in the Lake County, Indiana area to see if there might be some people who would be interested in joining me there to show our support for the troops, because the protesters are growing in numbers every Saturday but there was not one reply.

But what do we expect? If they won't vote to keep the Democrats out of power, then why on earth would we expect Stay at home Conservatives to get out of the bubble and stand up for their country and our Troops?

Yeah, I'm ticked. This is dangerous and I for one have not had such a concern for this country like I have at this time.


57 posted on 01/28/2007 6:20:54 PM PST by Paige
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To: SandyInSeattle

Thanks for representing the left coast, Sandy!


58 posted on 01/28/2007 6:21:08 PM PST by 4woodenboats ("Show me what 100 hours brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman")
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To: BluH2o
Tens of thousands? Obviously you're buying into the Washington Post, NY Times numbers ... actual count from more reliable sources put the number closer ... 6 to 8 thousand.

Hello?!

We were there. We watched them march by us - for two hours. I drove around their rally perimeter and saw the crowds with my own eyes. They had tens of thousands.

Whoever your "reliable sources" were are blowing smoke out of their butts with that 6-8k number.

59 posted on 01/28/2007 6:21:28 PM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma
Been there, done that. Didn't happen.

Been there, done that. Did happen.

But, thanks for the laugh.

60 posted on 01/28/2007 6:23:04 PM PST by Enosh
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