Skip to comments.Activists on Each Side of War Effort Offer a Preview of Clashes (Free Republic, MAF Mentioned)
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.
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.
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Good for this Navy Vet!
Thank You Kristinn for your years of support for our country and our troops.
Thank you for all the great work by you and the DC Chapter.
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.
Bump! Great job, everyone!
Here’s a picture of Trueblackman (Kevin) confronting the pinkos:
Semper Fidelis America
I hope it was,teehee.
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!
God bless you both. I promise I will stand beside both of you if I can get to DC.
Thanks as always for standing where others of us—physically—cannot.
Prayers for Eagles UP!
Good Job Kristinn, wish I had been there
Keep up the good work and you know what I am going to say.
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.
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..
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/
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...
Thanks for the update.
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.
We might have set a record with our post times, eh?
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.
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.
Yep it was I.
thanks for the PING!
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!
Good job Trueblackman!
Looking forward to play time today.
Thank you for your service, then and now.
Thanks Mountain Flower, I’m sitting here chomping at the bit ‘cause I can’t be there today!
No problem, I was not going to stand there and let Debbie’s Son be disrespected by some phony want be Marines.
Loved the pictures I saw of you “taking out the trash”!
Army hooah’s to you!
I loved it when Kenvin confronted Chris Matthews after a debate awhile back.
Yes, things are going to get interesting. They forgot to take into account the Not-So-Silent-Majority.
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.
Way to go Kevin.
God bless you.
You got that right.
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.
(Prayer will continue from many of us throughout the day)
God bless America. God bless our troops. God bless those who support them.
That’s the truth. Whenever a protester or a panhandler claims to be a veteran, be skeptical.
You are a true man...and you're my new hero!
Thanks for being you!
God Bless everyone who has stood on the front lines or worked behind the sceen defending and supporting our troops.
God Bless our Troops!
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!
Thank you both and everyone else that are there!