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.
Well then, we know how this story will end.
Well, the "good" ones are doing a dang fine job!
Don't forget your West Coast rep!
NO Amendment covers spitting, PERIOD!
Spitting on someone else is ASSAULT, and if I witness assault, I WILL respond in kind, PERIOD!!!
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.
Thanks for representing the left coast, Sandy!
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.
Been there, done that. Did happen.
But, thanks for the laugh.
My pleasure! It was a vere educational experience, that's for sure!
You sound like a very pessimistic person. Did you vote this past November, or just say it was a lost cause because the MSM said so and stayed home.
This protest march should be a wake up call!!
"I had other things to do that day."
That's the problem, Dirtboy. Those that claim to stand with the troops and America's best interests put more importance in the "other things". But what is more important than standing up for the troops, the country, and freedom? Certainly not laundry, a movie (even with a hot date), or a latte. The anti-war, anti-Americans find their agenda so important that everything gets put aside for one day, or a few hours, every week. Saturday's march was an event, whereas they stage rallies in cities across the country EVERY week! I, like Kristinn and his stalwart band of supporters, counter the Lefties EVERY week! We have done so for years, and we have other things too. Our numbers have dwindled, but our spirit remains committed to the purpose we pledged to.
You can go to Walter Reed or Olney and participate. Or start your own rally. It is not too late. And when the Lefties march again, and they will, put the "other things" aside.
Ping, I know Kristinn; Rightous anger.
I agree entirely. Guilty as charged. I used to get out to protest. Have gotten out once over the last couple of years. Need to do more. The pinkos get out.
I blame you for this.
You knew what the left was capable of, and you put this man, and others in the line of fire. For what? To counter a mind set such as these demonstrators? Personal recognition??
Well failed the former, and you got some as far as I'm concerned on the latter...
Enosh, we've had plenty of those, were you at any of them?
The words "conservative" and "complacent" have much more in common than the fact that they start with the letter 'C'.
It is about time the American people woke the hell up and quit blaming everything on President Bush and expecting him to handle every dang detail of wars...at home and abroad!
When the communists manage to facilitate a Vietnam redux we won't have to worry about money, TV or beer!
300 buses from 40 states...they are motivated.
Disk surgery soon....(sigh)...
Because I was up here in Watertown New York, celebrating the fact that my husband was finally home from Afghanistan. And, holding the hands of my fellow Army spouses whose husbands have been extended 6 more months. And, working overtime so I can rack up some comp time at work, so when my son goes back to Iraq with the Marines (for the third time) I maybe able to get down to Camp Lejeune and see him off. That's why.
How do you put volunteers anywhere?
And just what about Kristinn's presence allows or promotes that behaviour?
Does THEIR presence mean WE can assault them because we disagree?
I watched Vietnam protests and riots on TV news as a kid, and I watched how my older cousins were treated by the radical left back then. I was too young to do anything then. I'm almost too old to do anything now - but until we get some help out on the streets, I'm not going to just stand by and do nothing.
Vietnam II coming to TVs in your home - unless you do something to stop it now.
Thank you all so much for being there.
Motivated or manipulated?
These kids were in it for the free ride. It's a joke.
I have not seen one on campus demonstration in the news.
Oh, so you DID show up?
How may times?
How many did you organize?
How many did you help?
I heard that. The left was always good at putting bodies in the street.
You are an a..hole
These brave soldiers came out to do what you won't do. They came out to defend their fellow soldiers against these idiots.
Enough said before I get booted by the MODS.
The COMMIES plan an anti-war rally/march starting at the Vietnam Memorial and march to the Pentagon.
Organize bus transportation and pick up others on your way in.
See post 3!!!
They will now desecrate yet another War Memorial. One that they contributed to greatly...by adding thousands more names!!!
No. We would not do it, we do not copy off stupidity from 40 years ago. But the left does. And if I was in any position such as the host of this thread, I would have NEVER brought wounded vets any where NEAR a leftist anti war rally. And believe me. I am AS patriotic as anyone here, possibly more so.
Oh no, Sandy! I knew I would forget somebody! CRS in my "old age." Thank you very much for joining us in defending our troops and our country. You guys (a generic, non gender-specific term) who came long distances are the best!
The good folks of Free Republic appreciate the DC Chapter and your efforts as you consistently represent many of us who admire your courage & faithfulness.
Do not grow weary (or despondent) in well doing, kristinn.....
We are here supporting you with thankful hearts and prayer many times over...
..and we have been 'on the line' for our great nation defending other arenas under assault.....abortion, illegal immigration, etc.
Countless Freepers are veterans of past wars and many are actively engaged in the present one.
We have not abandoned you, ignored this protest or suddenly become bored with defending our military.
There are many arenas.....many theaters of war and those of us who care, know our parts.
We have not stopped caring, nor will we.
I have been actively involved in pro-life for almost 20 years....
..yet I have never marched with all the others in the yearly anniversary in DC.
But I have marched in my own state, traveling the 6 hours to Tallahassee to join 10,000 strong.
I have stood across the street from an abortuary time and time again.....hoping, praying babies would be saved that day.
We do what we can....where we can.
I joined fellow Freepers & many other patriotic citizens in West Palm during the 2000 debacle....standing on the street holding signs.
We are here, kristinn....
You are there.
Thank-you for being there.
God bless you.
You and your son and your husband should not have to stand and defend yourselves here - that's the job of the citizens who are benefiting from your sacrifice.
I just wish I could stay for the Pentagon FReep in March, but I'm going back to Seattle February 18th.
I hope to make Walter Reed a couple of times before I leave.
Ya pal, you pucker up... If Vets came to me and said "I wanted to do this" I would discourage them anyway I could. Say your piece on TV or radio. Why put your self in a situation that could have been WAY worse than it ended up.
What's your definition of Martyrdom??
There are some deep pocket funding these anti war rallies ... who exactly is doing all the funding?
Where and when and why didnt you tell any of us about it?
Looks like we are far enough away from the Vietnam war days and the Jane Fonda anti-American traitorous days that we have a lot of people who do not have a clue what this is all leading up to.
You done flappin' your jaw yet, or would you like my social security number?
What's your's, by the way?
Thanks for alerting the police. Guns was sure worried about those head knockers.
Ah, so now I know you lied.
What else can be said? Thanks...great job!
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