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March 17, 2007: All DC War Memorials At Risk - Code Pink "Taking" The WWII Memorial
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Posted on 02/28/2007 9:21:52 AM PST by tgslTakoma

From Code Pink's calendar for March 17th:

Saturday, March 17:
11:00 am - Join CODEPINK for a Women's Convergence for the March on the Pentagon

Join tens of thousands of people from around the country to march from the Mall to the Pentagon in a mass demonstration to demand: U.S. Out of Iraq Now! 2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War.

Location: SW corner of 17th and Constitution NW, next to WWII Memorial and the Pond. We will join the March on the Pentagon Rally at 21st and Constitution at noon.

Code Pink is the marxist group whose "women's convergence" gathered at the US Navy Memorial on January 27, 2007 for a pre-rally rally with Jane Fonda as their star speaker. While at the Navy Memorial, Code Pink's "women" dressed the Lone Sailor statue in Code Pink garb:

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So, it's not necessary for me to remind everybody reading this forum that it is very important that we have a huge turnout on our side so that all of our war memorials can be guarded by watchful eagles on March 17th.

Keep spreading the word among your friends and fellow patriots. We need everybody who can get to DC for March 17th to be there with us.

Note: I have cross-posted this message at both of the Gathering of Eagles forums and Free Republic.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Foreign Affairs; Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: codestink; gatheringofeagles; goe; opinfinitefreep; pgr; refugeesfromthe60s; rollingthunder
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1 posted on 02/28/2007 9:22:00 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

BUMP. THANKS for all you do !!!


2 posted on 02/28/2007 9:27:42 AM PST by 4integrity
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To: tgslTakoma

That picture makes me livid. I have never seen that one before. Man, do I wish we could be there.


3 posted on 02/28/2007 9:28:14 AM PST by USMCWife6869 (I'll be waiting for you, babe. Godspeed Sandsharks.)
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To: tgslTakoma

It just never stops. We will be there.


4 posted on 02/28/2007 9:29:13 AM PST by maxter
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To: tgslTakoma
I have no words after seeing this picture. I surely would have been banned.

I wish I could be there in D.C. I will have my handy ball bat with me. LoL

5 posted on 02/28/2007 9:30:31 AM PST by GulfWar1Vet (Let's go to the Farside....)
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To: tgslTakoma

In 2004 I attended the First Marine Division reunion in D.C. The World War II Memorial was brand new then. I had the honor of visiting the Memorial with two World War II vets. That was in August and the Memorial was crowded with dignified old vets and their families. It was very uplifting.

I can't imagine this national treasure swarming with geriatric bull dikes and their freaky followers.


6 posted on 02/28/2007 9:31:46 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: tgslTakoma
"All DC War Memorials At Risk - Code Pink "Taking" The WWII Memorial - Code Pink"

"While at the Navy Memorial, Code Pink's "women" dressed the Lone Sailor statue in Code Pink garb"


Serious question - How are "war monuments" at risk? Just what do you think "they" will do? Are there not Park and City police there to keep order, especially during a very well advertised protest gathering?

How could the monuments be in any real danger?

Yes, I see the picture, someone placed a silly foam hat of some sort on a statue. - Not much of a threat is it?

Listen, I support the gathering and would encourage everyone who can possibly attend to do so, it would be truly inspiring to see half a million there.

But isn't the whole "protect the monuments" just a bit of a stretch?

If there really is a true threat, wouldn't it make a great deal of sense to alert the authorities?
7 posted on 02/28/2007 9:37:08 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: tgslTakoma

I'll be there!


8 posted on 02/28/2007 9:38:16 AM PST by YourAdHere (America's Freepers: The DC Chapter Needs You on Saturday March 17th!)
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To: USMCWife6869

As a now inactive U.S. Navy sailor all I can say is we need to take some Dungaree Liberty and visit these idiots in progress.


9 posted on 02/28/2007 9:46:46 AM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Re-living the 60's......sheesh. I can't say what I'm thinking......actually, it's time for me to go ask God for forgiveness!


10 posted on 02/28/2007 9:48:16 AM PST by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: WhiteGuy; tgslTakoma
After they spray painted the Capitol steps are you willing to take that chance?

Look I have no problem with people protesting...BUT LEAVE THE D@MN MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS ALONE!!!

I will be there for the GOE!

11 posted on 02/28/2007 9:51:19 AM PST by BlueOneGolf (The 2nd Amendment...America's ORIGINAL Homeland Security! http://www.ar15.com)
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To: WhiteGuy
Yes, I see the picture, someone placed a silly foam hat of some sort on a statue

Some sort of statue???????????? Listen Bozo, that is The Statue honoring all sailors who have given their lives at sea for our freedom. If you ever get to Washington DC, it's located on Pennsylvania Avenue a few block west of the Capital building and stands on a map of the world that is imprinted into the plaza.

12 posted on 02/28/2007 9:53:55 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Some sort of statue???????????? Listen Bozo

YOU! LEARN TO READ, BOZO - "some sort of hat" NOT some sort of statue.


13 posted on 02/28/2007 9:55:43 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: tgslTakoma

We'll be there.


14 posted on 02/28/2007 9:57:00 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: WhiteGuy

Sorry WhiteGuy...YOU better get your eyes checked.


15 posted on 02/28/2007 10:00:34 AM PST by lonerepubinma
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To: WhiteGuy

Hmmmm. Alert the authorities --- yeah, that's the ticket.

The authorities were probably watching whjile they put that pink hat on the statue in the first place.


16 posted on 02/28/2007 10:03:43 AM PST by squarebarb
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To: WhiteGuy

Were you not aware of what this same group did to the steps of the US Capitol just recently?

It is not a stretch.

In the same way that I feel there should be no demonstrations outside Walter Reed (The DC Freepers do a magnificent job OUT OF NECESSITY of counterdemonstrating in a positive way to offset the filthy Code Pinkos who began demonstrating out there) I feel there should be no demonstrations at the War Memorials and at Arlington.

My father is a 30 year Naval Veteran buried at Arlington. His dignity is safe there, they are not allowed to go in there. If his name were on the Wall, I would feel just as strongly.

And their "decoration" of the Navy Memorial is a slap in the face of sailors who have given their lives in the defense of their country.

The leftists want to deconstruct everything from our moral compass to our icons. I am not going to sit back and just let them do what they want without a fight. I listened to what these VERY SAME PEOPLE said about our military personnel back in the sixties and seventies, and I vowed if this situation ever came about again, I was not going to just sit there and let them be the lone voice.

So, no. It is NOT a stretch.


17 posted on 02/28/2007 10:04:59 AM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: tgslTakoma

So, Will they bump into the St. Patrick's Day paraders??


18 posted on 02/28/2007 10:07:46 AM PST by fschmieg
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To: WhiteGuy
Serious answer:

In January 2001, protesters scaled the mast at the US Navy Memorial, pulling down the flags and hoisting the black anarchist flag. The US flag was wrestled out of the radicals' hands, by a patriotic bystander. Police had until that point just stood by as the vandalism of the memorial occurred.

In January 2007, protesters dressed the Lone Sailor in Code Pink garb and hung pink garments all over the trees and other objects at the US Navy Memorial. US Park police did not stop the actions of the protesters; they were not in the memorial, but standing on the periphery. If the protesters had paint, or a sledge hammer, worse actions could have occurred before any US Park police could have gotten to them.

In January 2007, radicals in the protest crowd swarmed the few US Capitol police officers standing guard at the Capitol steps. Police were ordered by their superiors to allow the radicals to take the steps, where the radicals then spray painted anti-US messages on those steps.

In January 2007, radical protesters swarmed the few DC police officers stationed at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center on L Street in downtown DC, and one of them (at least) hurled an object at the window, breaking it. DC Police did not arrest anyone.

The "anti-war" protesters are animals of opportunity. There will not be enough police officers anywhere in DC on March 17th to stop every act of vandalism and property destruction that the radicals wish to perpetrate that day. It's time for the rest of us to step up and do our part to assure that our memorials are safe and secure that day.

19 posted on 02/28/2007 10:09:27 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: fschmieg
This year the DC St. Patrick's Day parade will be on March 11th.
20 posted on 02/28/2007 10:13:06 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks for posting this. I feel like we're at the arcade game of "whack-a-mole-on-the-head-as-they-pop-up-all-over-the-place". Substitute "moonbat" for "mole" of course. But we'll keep whacking away wherever,whenever.


21 posted on 02/28/2007 10:22:19 AM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: WhiteGuy

These are the same "authorities" who allowed anarchists to vandalize the Capitol Steps.

In our "politically correct" society, the police are handicapped.

This will not happen on my watch!!!


22 posted on 02/28/2007 10:31:06 AM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: tgslTakoma

Has anyone posted the Michelle Malkin Peace, "The Gathering of Eagles", that is posted on NRO? It's a great article.


23 posted on 02/28/2007 10:40:21 AM PST by Eva
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To: tgslTakoma
2007 is the 40th anniversary of the historic 1967 anti-war march to the Pentagon during the Vietnam War.

Ah, good old leftists. Still living in the 60s and wondering why they aren't on the forefront of America.

24 posted on 02/28/2007 10:41:29 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: tgslTakoma
Nutcases with way too much time on their hands.

Would a lively riot help?

25 posted on 02/28/2007 10:45:13 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: WhiteGuy

Where have you been the last several years? Do you remember the protesters being allowed to spray paint the Capitol steps a few weeks back? Do you remember some years ago when - I believe it was a Freeper - protected the flags and pennents at the Navy Memorial? A foam hat - no big deal? Sheesh! It's called desecration! And vandlism? And it's against the law!


26 posted on 02/28/2007 10:45:45 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: tgslTakoma

Thanks for posting that picture (I think)...

I am SO disappointed that I won't be able to get to Washington in March..

I would LOVE to meet up with a Pinko lady and take her on myself.


27 posted on 02/28/2007 10:51:57 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: tgslTakoma

bttt


28 posted on 02/28/2007 10:52:31 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: tgslTakoma

Part of the reason I moved to the NYC area was to be able to do these things. My own busy life (as we all have) made me hem and haw a little, but Mr. hilaryrhymeswithrich made the hotel reservations and told me today let's make this happen, this is too important....

In college I interviewed a Vietnam Vet, Robert Skidmore, who open his heart to me as part of a class project...I have never forgotten what he went through at the hands of the left and hanoi Jane and I promised myself almost 20 years ago that I would take every opportunity to stand up for our veterans and active duty military.

What a total blessing to be given this opportunity....

So, we are bringing the kids and we will be there gladly and I am increasingly excited.

Thanks once again to my friends at FR who keep me (us) in the loop and provide the gentle remainders that it takes no great effort to bitch from the sideline.....

This is a unique opportunity to match and exceed the Left's numbers and I hope that many of us can put aside the distractions of life to send a message to the left, our troops overseas, the MSM and the President...

Not on our watch.....


29 posted on 02/28/2007 11:00:22 AM PST by hilaryrhymeswithrich (It's all about the swagger......)
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To: tgslTakoma
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I think a little lightning and rolling thunder would be appropriate to discourage the Pink beotches.

30 posted on 02/28/2007 11:09:24 AM PST by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: bikerMD

I can hear the thunder already.


31 posted on 02/28/2007 11:15:10 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: Txsleuth
We're going to be there. I sure am looking forward to it. Our hotel is four blocks from Arlington Cemetery. Now I'm just looking around for the appropriate shirt to wear, something that says...in your face me! :-)

For the WR FReep it will show respect to our great military

32 posted on 02/28/2007 11:21:14 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

I am so glad you will be there.

I envy you, but my heart will be with you all that day.

We Freepers that can't be there in person should have a LIVE thread that day, so we can be there in spirit.

Maybe we could get someone to call a person that would run the thread for updates on the scene.

I KNOW the MSM would show our people....just the Pinko Commies...so I hope we can work that out.


33 posted on 02/28/2007 11:25:13 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: lonerepubinma

You are incorrect.


34 posted on 02/28/2007 11:36:58 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: squarebarb

The authorities were probably watching whjile they put that pink hat on the statue in the first place.

Perhaps the problem is with the park police then?


35 posted on 02/28/2007 11:37:51 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: tgslTakoma
BTTT

We're attending an American Legion meeting Monday so we'll get them more involved. There is a good number of WWII vets that may now take the arduous trip to their Memorial instead of leaving it to the younger, more able patriots.


[Mr] T
36 posted on 02/28/2007 11:43:36 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Txsleuth
but my heart will be with you all that day.

Thanks, I'll remember you when I'm there.

I was going to position my son at the WWII memorial, out of respect for my pop, may he rip, he fought in that as well as the Korean conflict.

If code pinks gonna be at that memorial, I'll be there instead of him. hehehe. I'll send him to the Korean war memorial.

I hope there's going to be a live thread. I'll have my camera with me so I can take a lot of pictures and post them when we get home.

I KNOW the MSM would show our people....just the Pinko Commies...so I hope we can work that out.

There's talk around the net about potential violence from the leftist.

37 posted on 02/28/2007 11:44:21 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

Sorry...'Memorial', Capital letter.


38 posted on 02/28/2007 11:46:14 AM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: rlmorel

Were you not aware of what this same group did to the steps of the US Capitol just recently?

As a matter of fact I was not aware.

It still seems that preventing vandalism is the task of the DC and park police, if they do a poor job, that is on them.

I certainly understand the emotional need to protect that which is considered sacred, and as I stated I support the effort. It just does not seem accurate that "All DC Memorials" are "at risk."


39 posted on 02/28/2007 11:46:56 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: tgslTakoma

Looks like code pink has given up at Walter Reed. Friday, March 16 there is no mention of Walter Reed. Instead they are going to have "civil disobedience" at the White House.

[Mr] T


40 posted on 02/28/2007 11:49:39 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: tgslTakoma

There will not be enough police officers anywhere in DC on March 17th to stop every act of vandalism and property destruction that the radicals wish to perpetrate that day.

I understand.

By all means go, I support this effort.

But a handful of acts of vandalism over the past 6 years really isn't putting "All DC WAR Memorials at risk"

I hope the entire conflict is resolved peacefully and no one gets hurt and ALL DC War memorials escape unscathed.

Good luck


41 posted on 02/28/2007 11:52:11 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: 7thson

A foam hat - no big deal? Sheesh! It's called desecration!

Ok, it's in bad taste, but does not put "All DC War Memorials at risk."


And vandlism? And it's against the law!

I agree, perhaps some pressure should be brought to bear on the DC and Park police.


42 posted on 02/28/2007 11:54:52 AM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: Eva
I don't know but this has been posted, authored by Michelle Malkin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1791497/posts

For a list of articles posted about The Gathering Of Eagles click on the link below

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=gatheringofeagles
43 posted on 02/28/2007 12:04:49 PM PST by Syncro
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To: WhiteGuy
There will not be enough police officers anywhere in DC on March 17th to stop every act of vandalism and property destruction that the radicals wish to perpetrate that day.

Then there will be chaos and pandemonium I'm afraid because true Americans won't just stand by and watch that happen. They'll jump in the fray to protect whatever monument they are near.

We all have to pray that won't happen but you never know with leftist American hating, military bashing groups like code pink and answer there, just to name two.

44 posted on 02/28/2007 12:06:13 PM PST by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: processing please hold

I hope that there isn't any violence...but be careful.

Also...I hope if there is...a freeper gets video of it.


45 posted on 02/28/2007 12:24:52 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: WhiteGuy

Having seen up close and personal the vitriol the Code Pinko's are capable of (Standing in front of Walter Reed with signs that say "Enlist here to die for Halliburton", while there are traumatically injured soldiers inside looking out their window at that sign...and I know...I talked to one of them there who just could not understand why...) They are capable of anything.

Yes, there IS an emotional need to "protect the memorials". But that emotion is buttressed by the facts of what we have seen these people do. There are many there that do not think the rule of law applies to them.

Liberals are always the first to paint conservatives as brown shirt wearing jackbooted fascists.

But it is not conservatives who deface war memorials, campaign signs or the cars of people they disagree with. It is nearly always liberals. And yes, I do think the memorials are sacred. And no, after what I saw a few weeks back, I do not trust them to obey the rule of law and the constraints of decency.

That does not apply to all of them. Just to a not insubstantial minority.


46 posted on 02/28/2007 12:36:22 PM PST by rlmorel (Liberals: If the Truth would help them, they would use it.)
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To: WhiteGuy
The idiot moonbats are like the "boop the mole" game. Stop them from one Memorial and they'll go to another, just because they can.

So YES, ALL Memorials should be considered targets. It is good PR for their group to see something, even childish acts. Something to embolden the others, that they are unopposed in what they do.

The GoE started as a human barrier to keep ANSWER from using the Wall as a back drop, a good photo op for them to use as a recruiting tool.

Are we paranoid? Probably, but there is past history that we have to learn from.

Maybe if the D.C. police see that our large crowd is around, they'll do their job, so we don't do it for them. In the past, 'peace' was kept by just letting the the anarchists do as they please.

[Mr] T
47 posted on 02/28/2007 12:36:35 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: WhiteGuy

We'll apply that pressure by making sure the Park Police as well as the Capitol police know that if they do nothing this time we will.


48 posted on 02/28/2007 12:36:59 PM PST by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: Syncro

Gathering Eagles
Where you should be on March 17.

By Michelle Malkin

How many times have you sat in front of the television over the last four years, watching antiwar activists march on Washington, chase the ROTC off your local college campus, vandalize war memorials, insult the troops, and wreak havoc under the surrender banner?

How many times have you thought to yourself: What can I do?

Here is the answer: Get off the sofa and join the Gathering of Eagles on March 17 in Washington, D.C. On that day, well-funded, celebrity-studded antiwar groups plan to march to the Pentagon on a protest route that will take them past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and climax in calls for immediate withdrawal of our troops from Iraq, destruction of America’s “global military machine,” shutdown of the enemy combatant detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay and impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney (plus an end to “colonial occupation” in “Palestine, Haiti, and everywhere” for good measure).

Last time the left-wing, peace-loving, fun bunch came to town, their minions gone wild threw rocks at a military recruitment office in D.C’s Dupont Circle neighborhood and at a local Fox News van, broke through a Capitol Hill police security cordon, spraypainted the Capitol grounds with impunity, desecrated the Lone Sailor statue that stands watch at the U.S. Navy Memorial, and reportedly spat at disabled Iraq-war veteran Josh Sparling as he voiced his support for his fellow troops.

There were tens of thousands of antiwar demonstrators at that event last month. You know how many showed up with Sparling to counter the far Left? Forty.

Now, imagine our troops getting word of that count. They’re walking the talk, committed to the long, hard mission of counterinsurgency in Iraq and abroad, risking life and limb — and only 40 of their fellow Americans bothered to represent them in the nation’s capital?

The Gathering of Eagles, an impromptu coalition of veterans’ groups, pro-military organizations and Internet activists, wants to right the wrong. “We are a non-violent, non-confrontational group. We look to defend, not attack. Our focus is guarding our memorials and their grounds,” they explain. “We believe in and would give our lives for the precious freedoms found in our Constitution. We believe that our freedom of speech is one of the greatest things our country espouses, and we absolutely hold that any American citizen has the right to express his or her approval or disapproval with any policy, law or action of our nation and her government in a peaceful manner as afforded by the laws of our land.”

What the Eagles will not stand for, however, are “violence, vandalism, physical or verbal assaults on our veterans, and the destruction or desecration of our memorials. By defending and honoring these sacred places, we defend and honor those whose blood gave all of us the right to speak as freely as our minds think.”

Sgt. Artie Muller, founder of Rolling Thunder, the POW/MIA advocacy group, has called on his 80-plus chartered chapters to turn out. Move America Forward, the grass-roots, nonprofit, pro-military charity, is launching a caravan from California March 8 to join the Eagles and will bring flags from across the country for the event. The Nam Knights will be there, too. Bill Devereaux, a member of the South Jersey Viet Nam Vets Association, wrote to tell me he had “appropriated a bus on which 40 of our members will be attending the event.”

Daniel McPeters, an Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, e-mailed that “at least a dozen of my brothers will be attending this vigil of necessity and representing those not able to be present. This has needed to happen for 30-plus years. Anyone that supports our troops and their cause should try to make it out, or contact their local Veterans post and spread the word. The silent ones need not be silent any more.”

Cindy Sheehan has responded to the Eagles by deriding them on the Gold Star Families for Peace website as “Rightest [sic] America Haters” who are “brainwashed and propagandized.”

The question isn’t, “What can I do to respond to the Sheehanistas?” The question now is, “What will you do?”

Get off the darned sofa and show your support. March 17. Washington, D.C. Find out more at www.gatheringofeagles.org.


49 posted on 02/28/2007 12:42:31 PM PST by Eva
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To: WhiteGuy

Guess you missed the bit about the "peace activists" spray painting the Capitol Steps on 27 January even though LEOs had been present but were called off.

SO NO, THE THREAT IS NOT OVERBLOWN!


50 posted on 02/28/2007 1:05:34 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Jane Fonda was type cast in the movie "Klute")
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