Skip to comments.Veterans, Others Denounce (Peacecreep Hippy)Marchers (GOE)
Posted on 03/17/2007 11:32:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq. Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, "If you don't like America, get out!"
Several thousand vets, some of whom came by bus from New Jersey, car caravans from California or flights from Seattle or Michigan, lined the route from the bridge and down 23rd Street, waving signs such as "War There Or War Here." Their lines snaked around the corner and down several blocks of Constitution Avenue in what organizers called the largest gathering of pro-administration counter-demonstrators since the war began four years ago.
Bullhorns blared and drums beat as antiwar protesters marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon. According to early reports, it was generally a peaceful demonstration. Police did move in occasionally to make sure that the yelling marchers and counter protesters did not escalate.
The vets turned both sides of Constitution into a bitter, charged gantlet for the war protesters. "Jihadists!" some vets screamed. "You're brain-dead!" Others chanted, "Workers World traitors must hang!" -- a reference to the Communist newspaper. Some broke into "The Star-Spangled Banner" as war protesters sought to hand out pamphlets.
"Bunch of hooligans in motorcycle jackets!" one war protester shot back.
The large turnout surprised even some counter-demonstrators. Polls show public opinion turning against the war in Iraq, and the November election was widely seen as a repudiation of the administration's policy.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
It was great to have this turn around on the peaceniks!
People are against the war as it is being fought-they want us to kick ass, take names and win.
...and the November election was widely seen as a repudiation of the administration's policy.
Widely seen by 'rats in congress and their MSM buddies, not by anyone else.
Gotta love the responses. They were in awe of us!
"I Was There", Bump..:-)
What the peaceniks never seem to get, is handing yourself and everything you love over to the enemy is never peace.
If you get a chance, post a comment at the article. Also, request that the hateful comments about our veterans by that angelo bass turd be removed.
A huge "Thank You" and a hug from this military mom - for all those who stood against these vile, dessicated harridans and hooligans. Hooray for the Eagles!
These "war protestors" are nothing but haters of America and our Military; they hate these brave young men and women because they are everything good about this country.
Fortunately, the day of these old hags and coots is over. Thank God for those who stand against them - and thank God for our men and women fighting this war. May they, not the protestors, be remembered as the true face of America - after all, nothing chaps these old hippies more than losing the limelight after all these years...
(and it's about time; the limelight only highlights their wrinkles anyway)
It's a wonder the Washington Post reported it. CNN just talked to the antiwar crowd.
Fox News reported about the counter demonstrators
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide her Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies , To the oceans, white with foam.
God bless America My home sweet home.
"If you don't like America, get out!"
Well waddaya know...Honesty
from a major news media outlet...
will wonders never cease?
WoooooooHoooooooooo! Job well done!
Why do I hear this with a "Richard Simmon's accent?
They just had to qualify a pretty good article with that punch, didn't they.
Here's a great post from the comments section of this article: "Most of the counter-demonstrators were veterans, so your talk of why dont you enlist or go to Iraq is nonsense. These men and women have already served our country and are trying to protect those who serve now. Many Vietnam vets were spat upon or worse by some of the same human garbage that were marching to the Pentagon in this latest anti-American exercise, so they know that the far left hates America and wants this to become a Marxist state! Today marks the day that the average US citizen gets fed-up with the Cindy Sheehans, the Jane Fondas and the rest of those traitors!!"
NPR covers GOE (Not bad)
Bush Administration? Ah, it's America's cause in Iraq. It was voted on by both Houses of Congress. It was supported by huge majorities. So this is how the unbiased WaPo sees the war on terror. It's Bush's fault! How is this different from the Barking Moonbat leftists?
Had to upgrade my WinAmp, but it
was worth the little extra effort. :-)
And you have been doing everything you can to try to make those polls reflect your bias against the war. You have been cheering the moonbats, and deningrating our troops all to get the public to turn against Bush and Republicans. Washington Post is no different than World Workers socialist rag.
I can only surmise that the wildly skewed definition of "peace" as seen by the anti-war folks, has more to do with a way of life devoted to drugs, drink, sex, rock and roll, and much later in life, remorse at their wasted youth.
Those who understand what Peace really means, and the daily cost, in sacrifice, of money, time, effort, youth, and blood, will always stand as an unappreciated memorial to those who don't or won't believe that you can't negotiate Peace.
Way to go, you guys!
I'd just like to point out how this sentence is a masterpiece of tendentious journalism: Analysis time:
Polls show For this to be true, all we need is two polls. We've got our plural then. If 100 polls show that opinion FOR the war is picking up, but two show it's going the other way, the sentence is true as written. -- virtually meaningless, but true>
public opinion turning against the war So I poll 10 people in November. 9 are for the war, 1 is against it. I poll the same group in February. Now 1 is against the war, and 1 is undecided, while 8 support it. My headline is Polls show opinion turning against, and the next line is doubts about war increase 100%!
I KNOW that the numbers in this case may be more significant. My point is only that journalists are so used to lying that even when they tell the truth (It MUST happen sometimes ...) they do so in obfuscatory ways.
This just SO MEAN! "Hooligans!" "Motorcycle jackets!" At long last, have they no sense of humanity? Have they no shame? To say such MEAN THINGS about us. OH! I'm all verklempt! Honey, I think I need a valium ....
Excellent. Thanks to all.
Great report. I wish I could have been there!! My regards to all who attended.
Fantastic!!! Thanks and great job to all who were out there!!!
free dixie HUGS,sw
From the Associated Press style book:
The Sun rose in the East as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Washington's cherry blossoms were anxiously awaiting warmer weather as anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
Never mind the thousands of Americans supporting the War on Terror, the Real Story™ is about how anti-war protesters gather nearby to mark the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq.
|These "war protestors" are nothing but haters of America and our Military
Nyaa. There were such people planning, organizing, and paying for all the busses and signs, but the average protestor was a lemming from a college campus who was there to be kewl. When they saw that there were actually people out there (like us) who not only disagreed with them, but thought they were traitors at worst and useful idiots at best, they were genuinely surprised.
"Others chanted, 'Workers World traitors must hang!' -- a reference to the Communist newspaper."
The Washington Post gets another fact wrong -- probably by intention. The reference to "Workers World traitors" is a reference to Brian Becker and the other members of the Workers World Party who comprise A.N.S.W.E.R. -- and are communists.
An article entitled, "Reds Still. The story no one wants to hear about the antiwar movement," by Byron York, from the February 10, 2003, issue of National Review states in part:
"The protest was put together by a group called International ANSWER, which stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism. ANSWER is an outgrowth of another group called the International Action Center, a San Francisco-based organization that showcases the work of Ramsey Clark, the Johnson administration attorney general who has specialized in anti-American causes. Both ANSWER and the International Action Center are closely allied with a small but energetic Marxist-Leninist organization known as the Workers World Party, which in its turbulent history has supported the Soviet interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the Chinese government's crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Today, the WWP devotes much of its energy to supporting the regimes in Iraq and North Korea."
The above was written before the War in Iraq began. It gives a clear picture of who/what is behind A.N.S.W.E.R.
Thanks to all who were able to attend or support the Gathering of Eagles. It was an unforgettable experience.
Wow! Great photos. That one of Bill Carter of NC is fantastic. Talk about capturing the essence of the event.
I'll be damned.
I'm certain that today there are pigs flying.
NPR? Never in my wildest dreams. (That's it! It's a dream! Either that or we've entered an alternative universe.)
I drove over the bridge after they opened it at 3 PM. It was littered with signs and papers. They are pure pigs.
A helicopter flew over the protesters for hours. Wonder who paid for that?
Sorry I missed you yesterday Angelwood.
Who woulda thunk it!
I thinks that as the circulation/ viewer numbers keep dropping, the economics of being biased will start to force some balance in the MSM. I hope anyway.
Good job Eagles, sorry I couldn't be there.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Veterans and TRUE Americans!
Yesterday was one Giant step towards showing what we're really all about.
Hooray for our side!
Many thanks to all the FReepers who braved the awful weather to go to the Gathering of Eagles.
Jeez, no wonder they were so pissed when they arrived on the other side of the Bridge to face another 60 hardy FReepers and Vets.
FR had another lesser know and harder to get to permitted area on the circle in front of Arlington Cemetery. But we were there and the Park Police had only ONE officer standing between us and them. That didn't work out too well. Soon we were toe to toe with the moonbats, verbally engaging them. The moonbats soon started to march around both sides of the circle and in effect had us surrounded. Good thing for them they did not get on the grass and threaten our immediate flank. We had a good number of Marines with us, along with Army and Air Force personnel.
But soon motorcycle police showed up and pushed the moonbats back by gently riding directly into them.
We have pics and some are posted here by SouthernBoyupNorth. The pics start with BufordP in his Air Force Veteran's cap. That's the infamous concretebob in the next pic.
And in case you thought the wind was blowing hard on the Mall, it was blowing twice as hard over the Memorial Bridge. Try carrying flags and signs in that wind. I had to hold my cap so as not to have it blown over the bridge. We were hoping some moonbats would be blown over but they are so full of sh$$, none were.
And hugs to you, Military Mom. We stand with you and with the soldiers. We celebrate this Gathering of Eagles, we who watched and cheered from our homes. You can bet the guys in Iraq noticed, tho, and the Congressmen too. And al-Quaeda too.