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Activists on Each Side of War Effort Offer a Preview of Clashes (Free Republic, MAF Mentioned)
The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2008 | Michael E. Ruane

Posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:14 PM PDT by kristinn

The speakers had just finished lamenting recent acts of vandalism at military recruiting centers and had opened the floor to questions at the National Press Club when peace activist Tighe Barry jumped up, took off his shirt and revealed the pink military tunic he was wearing underneath.

"This is what I think of the Marine Corps!" he yelled. "The Marine Corps needs to be the peace corps!"

Incensed, Kevin L. Martin rushed to the microphone. "Let me tell you something, dammit!" he hollered. "I'm a Navy veteran of seven years, and . . . you are a joke, sir! Please step the hell out of the building!"

The face-off yesterday between the pro-troops group and the antiwar group Code Pink was a preview of a series of demonstrations and counter-demonstrations that are scheduled in and around Washington over the next few days.

Groups supporting the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Move America Forward, a Gathering of Eagles, and Free Republic, plan a rally at 11 a.m. today at the Washington Monument, followed by a 1 p.m. march along Constitution Avenue.

SNIP

Yesterday's preview began with the news conference arranged by Sacramento-based Move America Forward to call attention to vandalism at military recruiting offices across the country, including the detonation of a small bomb last week at a recruiting station in Manhattan.

The group issued a document, titled "the Sedition Report," which it said detailed acts of vandalism going back several years. The report included an incident last month in the 1300 block of L Street NW in which the lobby of the Armed Forces Recruiting Center was trashed and slogans were chalked on the outside walls.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aar; berkeley; codepink; dcchapter; gatheringofeagles; goe; kevinmartin; loonyleft; maf; marines; moveamericaforward; onthehomefront; rally; supportourtroops; walterreed
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We really struck a nerve with Code Pink and took them off their game. They're hatred of Move America Forward caused them to do something monumentally stupid today.
1 posted on 03/14/2008 8:34:16 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
"Let me tell you something, dammit!" he hollered. "I'm a Navy veteran of seven years, and . . . you are a joke, sir! Please step the hell out of the building!"

Good for this Navy Vet!

Thank You Kristinn for your years of support for our country and our troops.

God Bless

2 posted on 03/14/2008 8:43:14 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: kristinn

Thank you for all the great work by you and the DC Chapter.


3 posted on 03/14/2008 8:44:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: BARLF

Isn’t Kevin FR’s TRUEBLACKMAN. I heard he was involved in this from the beginning. And he don’t take no sh*t from these animals.


4 posted on 03/14/2008 8:50:05 PM PDT by MarineMom613 (My Son is My Hero!!!)
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To: kristinn

Bump! Great job, everyone!

Related threads:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/maf/


5 posted on 03/14/2008 8:53:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: MarineMom613; Trueblackman

Here’s a picture of Trueblackman (Kevin) confronting the pinkos:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1985781/posts?page=4#4


6 posted on 03/14/2008 8:57:24 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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To: kristinn

Ping!


7 posted on 03/14/2008 8:57:49 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: kristinn
The United States Marines >p> Defending America despite fools for 232 years despite fools-

Semper Fidelis America

8 posted on 03/14/2008 8:58:52 PM PDT by An Old Marine (Freedom isn't Free)
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To: MarineMom613
I don't know Kevin's last name but TrueBlackman first name is Kevin.

I hope it was,teehee.

Go Kevin.

9 posted on 03/14/2008 8:58:59 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you!

It’s been a very busy day and tomorrow will be busy too, so I’m off to bed.

We had a very good turnout at Walter Reed this evening. The Pinkos were not so bold tonight, LOL!


10 posted on 03/14/2008 9:08:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman

God bless you both. I promise I will stand beside both of you if I can get to DC.


11 posted on 03/14/2008 9:11:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: kristinn

Thanks as always for standing where others of us—physically—cannot.

Prayers for Eagles UP!


12 posted on 03/14/2008 11:11:27 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: kristinn

Good Job Kristinn, wish I had been there

Keep up the good work and you know what I am going to say.

God Bless

Leo


13 posted on 03/14/2008 11:20:15 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman

Y’all made us very proud to be associated with you today.

With Wednesday marking the anniversary of the Iraq War, I plan to be carrying Old Glory and a couple of signs outside our local recruiting office on Wednesday supporting our troops and their mission with no “buts” attached.


14 posted on 03/14/2008 11:46:27 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: kristinn

The Marine Corp needs to pipe an endless loop on speakers to the Code Pink Whackos of Jack Nicholson’s Tirade against Tom Cruise from A Few good men.

That’d shut em up..


15 posted on 03/15/2008 12:37:55 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: kristinn; MountainFlower; RedRover; Brian Rooney; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; ...
War stories echo an earlier winter
Former soldiers, Marines share their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan
By Steve Vogel
updated 1 hour, 5 minutes ago

Counter-protesters
Counter-protesters outside derided the event and were deeply skeptical of the claims being made inside. "We want absolute specifics," said Harry Riley, a retired Army colonel who leads Eagles Up!. "This is too important to our nation. The credibility of our nation and the credibility of our soldiers are involved."

Riley said those making allegations against the U.S. military should have to give sworn testimony instead of speaking at an antiwar conference. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23645646/

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March 09, 2008
Winter Soldiers Face New Law, by D. Keohane (with correction)
Writing in Winter Soldiers on Slippery Slope to Haditha, Nathaniel R. Helms and David Allender point out that the law has changed since 1971...
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/03/winter_soldiers_face_new_law.html

16 posted on 03/15/2008 5:07:00 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the update.

Great job.

Wish I could have attended,but finances kept me home this time around.

I am with all of you in spirit.

God bless you all.


17 posted on 03/15/2008 5:07:01 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

We might have set a record with our post times, eh?


18 posted on 03/15/2008 5:08:32 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: freema
Hi freema.

LOL.

Yup.

Interesting article you posted.

IVAW better be careful what they wish for, or they may end up in jail.Oh heck, who cares if they wind up in jail,that's where they belong.

19 posted on 03/15/2008 5:16:08 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: kristinn

prayers continue for the safety, wisdom, discernment of all our veterans, the organizations and those who are participating in the events supporting the troops/ veterans.


20 posted on 03/15/2008 5:32:37 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: kristinn; #1CTYankee; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

PING!


21 posted on 03/15/2008 5:33:41 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: BARLF

Yep it was I.


22 posted on 03/15/2008 5:34:08 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: freema

thanks for the PING!


23 posted on 03/15/2008 5:35:53 AM PDT by MountainFlower (There but by the grace of God go I.)
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To: kristinn

Sorry I could not come out and play last night, but she who must be obeyed had to use the car, so Kevin’s assets where parked at home!


24 posted on 03/15/2008 5:36:47 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman

Good job Trueblackman!


25 posted on 03/15/2008 5:36:57 AM PDT by Mustng959
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To: buccaneer81

Looking forward to play time today.


26 posted on 03/15/2008 5:37:22 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: MountainFlower

BTTT


27 posted on 03/15/2008 5:38:16 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Trueblackman

Thank you for your service, then and now.


28 posted on 03/15/2008 5:39:42 AM PDT by RedRover (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: MountainFlower

Thanks Mountain Flower, I’m sitting here chomping at the bit ‘cause I can’t be there today!


29 posted on 03/15/2008 5:40:36 AM PDT by Mustng959
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To: RedRover

No problem, I was not going to stand there and let Debbie’s Son be disrespected by some phony want be Marines.


30 posted on 03/15/2008 5:42:22 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

Loved the pictures I saw of you “taking out the trash”!


31 posted on 03/15/2008 5:44:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: kristinn
Image hosted by Photobucket.com next time they'll bring out their big gun...

32 posted on 03/15/2008 5:47:09 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Trueblackman

Army hooah’s to you!


33 posted on 03/15/2008 5:50:18 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("...millions hate what they mistakenly think that the Catholic Church is." ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
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To: MarineMom613

I loved it when Kenvin confronted Chris Matthews after a debate awhile back.


34 posted on 03/15/2008 5:52:16 AM PDT by mware (Americans in arm chairs doinSunny g the job that the media refuses to do.)
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To: MountainFlower

Amen.


35 posted on 03/15/2008 5:52:20 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Yes, things are going to get interesting. They forgot to take into account the Not-So-Silent-Majority.


36 posted on 03/15/2008 5:52:37 AM PDT by freema (Proud Marine Niece, Daughter, Wife, Friend, Sister, Cousin, Mom and FRiend)
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To: kristinn
"I'm a second-generation Marine!" he yelled as he revealed his pink coat, which he wore with light pink pants with a dark pink military stripe. He said later in an interview that he had not in fact been a Marine, but his father and brother had. "We love the Marines! We want to bring them home!"

Besides the vandalism, another trend that has emerged is the proliferation of bogus or "embellished" veterans among the antiwar movement.
37 posted on 03/15/2008 5:58:56 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: The Pack Knight
Besides the vandalism, another trend that has emerged is the proliferation of bogus or "embellished" veterans among the antiwar movement.

Re-emerged. Think JF Kerry and the first Winter Soldier event, which was bogus.

Fake veterans, fake stories, fake atrocities, are all out of the Vietnam era anti-America playbook.

38 posted on 03/15/2008 6:02:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Trueblackman

Way to go Kevin.

God bless you.


39 posted on 03/15/2008 6:05:03 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: freema

You got that right.

NEVER AGAIN!!!!


40 posted on 03/15/2008 6:06:34 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: MountainFlower

Amen


41 posted on 03/15/2008 6:08:29 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Trueblackman
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Bravo Zulu!!!
42 posted on 03/15/2008 6:11:18 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: MountainFlower

Good morning, MountainFlower
Thanks for the PING

Amen to your prayer.
And Lord God we thank you for everything You did in answer to our prayers yesterday. We thank you for everyone You brought. Certainly it was exactly who You needed to accomplish Your purposes. We thank You for all who stood at the college and all who came to Walter Reed last night to honor our troops and their families. We thank you for the press conference - for how the opposition once again revealed that they are NOT about the “peace” they claim, and for Trueblackman who stood up in righteous indignation for Debbie Johns and all our troops who wear or who have worn the uniform.

Continue to be with all today who stand up for our troops. Keep Your angels around them. Give them all safe passage. If there are more in the area You desire to be there - get them off their couches and into the city. You know You will orchestrate today EXACTLY as You intend in response to our prayers in order to accomplish Your purposes. Your purposes and Your ways are perfect. We place our trust in You. Thank You Lord for each and every person marching today. Bless them and their families in a special way. And thank You for Your Presence, strategy and power in what You have purposed today through these valiant patriots. In Jesus’ name, Amen

fyi, this prayer will also be posted on the thread dedicated to this purpose so that more may find it and join in prayer.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1978670/posts

(Prayer will continue from many of us throughout the day)

God bless America. God bless our troops. God bless those who support them.


43 posted on 03/15/2008 6:13:37 AM PDT by eaglesnest1 (there has always been a price for freedom and we are GRATEFUL to those who sacrifice so much for us)
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To: eaglesnest1

Amen.


44 posted on 03/15/2008 6:18:15 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops and Allies!!!!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

That’s the truth. Whenever a protester or a panhandler claims to be a veteran, be skeptical.


45 posted on 03/15/2008 6:25:49 AM PDT by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Trueblackman

You are a true man...and you're my new hero!

Thanks for being you!

Smooch!


46 posted on 03/15/2008 7:31:25 AM PDT by bannie (clintons CHEAT! It's their only weapon.)
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman
Thank you for your unwaivering dedication and support to our cause.

God Bless everyone who has stood on the front lines or worked behind the sceen defending and supporting our troops.

God Bless our Troops!

ThankYou

47 posted on 03/15/2008 8:25:44 AM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: Syncro; 444Flyer

PING


48 posted on 03/15/2008 8:27:40 AM PDT by USMC Brat (Set the example.)
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To: eaglesnest1; Trueblackman

Thank you for your prayer eaglesnest1. Those of us who can’t be there today are praying here at home.

God Bless all those who are there for us today. And all those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom who can only be there in spirit. We will never forget you.

Great to see Trueblackman taking on these losers. Please keep those photos coming!


49 posted on 03/15/2008 9:00:05 AM PDT by GoldwaterChick (Never give in, never give in, never, never, never give in. Winston Churchill Oct. 29, 1941)
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To: kristinn; Trueblackman

Thank you both and everyone else that are there!


50 posted on 03/15/2008 9:27:42 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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