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Kucinich Protests Army Training School (Fort Benning, Ga)
AP ^ | Nov 18,2007 | HARRY R. WEBER

Posted on 11/18/2007 6:24:20 PM PST by AmericanMade1776

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich said Sunday the thinking that went into producing an Army school blamed for human rights abuses in Latin America was the same that led the U.S. to war in Iraq and could cause it to raid Iran.

Kucinich was speaking at the 18th annual protest of the school at Fort Benning that trains Latin American soldiers, police and government officials. One of his first acts as president if elected would be to close the school, he said.

"The type of thinking that produced this school is the same type of thinking that produced the war in Iraq and is producing a war against Iran," Kucinich said. The Ohio congressman and former Cleveland mayor was addressing a crowd estimated by local police to number roughly 10,000.

The Army's School of the Americas moved to Fort Benning from Panama in 1984 and was replaced in 2001 by the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, under the Defense Department.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ftbenning; kucinich; thanksohio

Democratic presidential hopeful, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, right, and the Rev. Roy Bourgeois, left, comfort a crying Adriana Bartow, center, after placing a cross at the gates of Army school at Fort Benning, during the 18th annual protest of the school which trains Latin American soldiers, police and government officials Sunday Nov. 18, 2007, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)


1 posted on 11/18/2007 6:24:21 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

And to think Kucinich wants to be Commander-in-chief of our Armed Forces...what a putz.


2 posted on 11/18/2007 6:25:05 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Can we close the congress? Look at all the destructive crap that comes out of there.


3 posted on 11/18/2007 6:25:45 PM PST by purpleraine
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To: AmericanMade1776

Now I want a School Of The Americas sweatshirt.


4 posted on 11/18/2007 6:25:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: AmericanMade1776

SOA protest is personal for Kucinich
Presidential candidate said closing school would be doing ‘God’s work’
BY CHUCK WILLIAMS - chwilliams@ledger-enquirer.com —
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/story/179218.html


5 posted on 11/18/2007 6:27:32 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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6 posted on 11/18/2007 6:29:46 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

7 posted on 11/18/2007 6:30:07 PM PST by camerakid400
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To: AmericanMade1776

KOOKinich delivers remarks while speaking at the 18th annual protest of the school at Fort Benning that trains Latin American soldiers, Sunday Nov. 18, 2007, in Columbus Ga. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

8 posted on 11/18/2007 6:31:41 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

Dhimmocrats: please, please, PLEASE nominate this ahem...”man”.


9 posted on 11/18/2007 6:32:17 PM PST by kromike
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To: AmericanMade1776

Hope that Boy was’nt sucking up any Alabama air.

This nut was to close to Home..


10 posted on 11/18/2007 6:33:07 PM PST by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tomorrow!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I was deployed to Central Asia in 2003. Our mobe training took place at Fort Benning. That’s where paratroopers and special ops train and these guys would quickly eat these protesters for breakfast if their chain of command would let them.

May the rocks fall on Kookcinich and his traitorous comrades! What a bunch of worthless b@stards!


11 posted on 11/18/2007 6:33:41 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: AmericanMade1776


I tell you, the mothership was HUGE. Those Aliens have some wicked huge saucers.

12 posted on 11/18/2007 6:35:03 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I have a far greater chance of being president than that “wash his hair monthly” booger.

Virtually every state has some ultra left winger, from the ultra most liberal voting block in a given state. He wants to be the MOST annoying of them all.


13 posted on 11/18/2007 6:35:13 PM PST by Professional
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To: AmericanMade1776

Time for Ohio’s voters to impeach Kookcinich.


14 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:28 PM PST by exit82 (I believe Juanita--Hillary enabled Juanita's rapist.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

If Kookyspinich weren’t Kookyspinich, he’d be a fruitcake.

Wait a minute, he IS a fruitcake.

Putz is a good description. Twerp, ding dong, schmuck. The descriptive words list in endless.

Isn’t anybody embarrassed by this pathetic POS?

How does he even get taken seriously by anyone? Why isn’t he just simply laughed out of the race and public life.


15 posted on 11/18/2007 6:37:29 PM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; SandRat; Alouette; river rat; TonyRo76; NeoCaveman; LS; Norman Bates

This man is absolutely ludicrous. Cranks like him are only worthy of being ignored, not having a national platform.

On the plus side, he does bring some unintentional laughs to the Presidential election.


16 posted on 11/18/2007 6:38:38 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Kucinich is such an evil little toad. He'd rather the Latinos be left to their own devices ~ like the punk running Venezuela ~ where they direct their military to fire into unarmed crowds of citizens for example.

The idea behind the School of the Americas was simply to train Latino military types in humane and effective procedures in an environment that would also pass along to them democratic ideals and a respect for the rule of law.

Again, Kucinich hates the rule of law and he loves raw violence and torture. He'll oppose all efforts by anyone to eradicate systems based on barbarism.

17 posted on 11/18/2007 6:40:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Army Air Corps

That was such a great caption, try your hand at this one

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1927670/posts


18 posted on 11/18/2007 6:41:05 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: camerakid400
Is that for real, or is it some conservatives having some fun?
19 posted on 11/18/2007 6:41:06 PM PST by Nevadan (nevadan)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Kucinich’s god is Satan. Dennis prays to become the beast that crawls out of the pit.


20 posted on 11/18/2007 6:41:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Slings and Arrows

No sweatshirts, but a couple of other things on ebay;

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=school+of+the+americas&category0=


21 posted on 11/18/2007 6:42:49 PM PST by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Damn. Talk about lousy timing. I was on base there for a service call Thursday. I could have hung my ass out the window at them if they'd have gotten there a little quicker. LOL


22 posted on 11/18/2007 6:43:14 PM PST by Viking2002 (Waterboarding the Left every chance I get.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Done and done! :-)


23 posted on 11/18/2007 6:44:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AmericanMade1776

24 posted on 11/18/2007 7:03:08 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: AmericanMade1776

and we had Koo-Koo-Sinich supporters protesting outsied the maingate of Fort Huachuca today too. What a collection of ‘60s Hippie-Dippy-Dorks they were.


25 posted on 11/18/2007 7:08:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: AmericanMade1776
What an idiot. Someone should take him to Colombia and see what his socialist/commi friends have done to large sections of the country.

Then maybe he would understand what the school of the Americas is about. If it was not for the school, the whole of South America would now be run by petty dictators like Chavez, and Fidel Castro.

You think we have open borders now? Vote for this POS, and the US would cease to exist within 10 years.

This idiot is not only stupid, he is dangerous.

These two factors together will likely win him a Darwin Award.

26 posted on 11/18/2007 7:12:48 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: SandRat

I loved their orange jump suits. I hope some of the ones arrested trying to get on Fort Huachua were wearing them. The Cochise County Jail is not a fun place to be if you are not ready to fight for your right to breath. Oh well no loss if something bad happens to them there.


27 posted on 11/18/2007 7:25:04 PM PST by SSBN Sailor
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To: Clintonfatigued
"On the plus side, he does bring some unintentional laughs to the Presidential election."

I can find no humor is watching morons jockeying for positions of power over the Republic...

We are ill served by one of the largest bunch of assholes to ever occupy the Capital..

28 posted on 11/18/2007 7:25:47 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SSBN Sailor

The Jail in and around Columbus GA is no very nice either.

Did a couple of Freak-A-Zoids tresspass again this year? DANG I Missed it!


29 posted on 11/18/2007 7:28:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

After you left they arrested one that I saw. He jumped the fence at the gate and they were all over him. Then I had to leave to do some work at the house. My Daughter reported more jumped the fence and were arrested. She said they hauled them off in a Van.


30 posted on 11/18/2007 7:56:12 PM PST by SSBN Sailor
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To: SSBN Sailor

Too-Too SWEET! Should be on the 10 O’Clock news tonight. Pass the POP-CORN! LOL!


31 posted on 11/18/2007 8:00:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: HiJinx; Spiff; \/\/ayne

SSBN Sailor said the following happended at the Protest at the Main-Gate.

After you left they arrested one that I saw. He jumped the fence at the gate and they were all over him. Then I had to leave to do some work at the house. My Daughter reported more jumped the fence and were arrested. She said they hauled them off in a Van.


32 posted on 11/18/2007 8:01:59 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SSBN Sailor; SandRat

I overheard conversation in the Commissary. They had the first jumper face-down on the asphalt before he had time to think about what was happening.

Real bunch of losers, as I drove by later....


33 posted on 11/18/2007 8:05:40 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: AmericanMade1776
"KOOKinich delivers remarks" I've seen pictures of Hitler using the same kind of gesture. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture you posted.
34 posted on 11/18/2007 8:11:28 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

It pains me to think of traitors like Kucinich even near the grounds of Fort Benning, Georgia. My father trained as a paratrooper there during WW II. Had a traitor such Kucinich ever found his way to Fort Benning in those days, then I can tell you there were a lot of patriots there who would have set him straight, if you get my drift.


35 posted on 11/18/2007 8:12:58 PM PST by Biblebelter
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To: Lokibob

Noted in case I’m ever forced to move to a blue state.


36 posted on 11/18/2007 8:48:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: AmericanMade1776

"Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dracula has got to go!"

37 posted on 11/18/2007 8:54:18 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Be deranged in a consistent manner. Manson was nuts, but at least he was always on message." --dead)
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To: SSBN Sailor; HiJinx

KGUN just aired it and there’s gonna be three more wearing orange jumpsuits only this time for real.


38 posted on 11/18/2007 9:10:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Even though I’m from Cleveland, it’s not my fault. I swear!


39 posted on 11/18/2007 9:11:57 PM PST by GOP_Lady (Death to the Nanny State!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I’m not a big fan of the SOA.


40 posted on 11/19/2007 12:13:21 AM PST by NucSubs (Rudy Giuliani 2008! Our liberal democrat is better than theirs!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
WHINSEC has an FAQ which says:

May I sit in on a class?
Yes, at any time. Please contact the public affairs office for class schedules.
41 posted on 11/19/2007 3:58:12 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: AmericanMade1776
The School of the Americas was established in Panama in 1946 as the Latin American Training Center - Ground Division. It was renamed the School of the Americas in 1963.

Question for the class: What party held the Presidency in 1946 and 1963? What party is Kucinich accusing of immorality?

And when is Main Stream Media going to report this?

(crickets)

42 posted on 11/19/2007 4:13:07 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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To: Jonah Hex
/BTT
43 posted on 11/19/2007 4:45:51 AM PST by Jonah Hex ("How'd you get that scar, mister?" "Nicked myself shaving.")
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