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Hundreds protest FBI raids on anti-war activists
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Posted on 09/27/2010 6:49:06 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

MINNEAPOLIS — Protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency's searches of anti-war activists in both cities.

About 150 people protested in Minneapolis on Monday, holding signs reading: "Stop FBI harassment. Opposing war is not a crime." Roughly 120 people marched in Chicago.

Search warrants had indicated investigators were looking for connections between the anti-war activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: antiwar; fbi

1 posted on 09/27/2010 6:49:10 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Opposing war is not a crime

So long as no violence is used. If someone does think a war is unjust, send the message to the politicians. I am sick of whomever thinks its the soldiers need the message, or who preach about the morality of war just to look good, just as you know who did during the election year.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 6:51:51 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Not Bush’s fault?


3 posted on 09/27/2010 6:55:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Opposing war isn’t a crime...but when you help the enemy in that war...it is.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 6:56:30 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Strange, Cindy Sheehan, the democrats poster anti war protester against President Bush, was given ala cart every where she went.. travels all over the US and abroad,..
5 posted on 09/27/2010 6:56:43 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: skeeter

What are you saying.....

It’s always Bush’s fault!


6 posted on 09/27/2010 6:57:18 PM PDT by PanzerKardinal (Some things are so idiotic only an intellectual would believe it.)
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To: Morpheus2009

What ever happened to the Hutaree (sp?) militia? That was the last big bust against ‘domestic terrorists’. Lots of fanfare when the raid took place, but it seems kind of dead in the water now. I think sometimes law enforcement gets caught up in their own theories. Of course judges are supposed to exercise some scepticism before granting warrents, but in the age of terrorism who wants to be the judge who says “no” only to have an act take place.

It’s a tough job for the FBI, hopefully they have made the right call here but so far it’s not sounding all that convincing.


7 posted on 09/27/2010 6:59:59 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

150 and 120 is not “hundreds”. It is barely a hundred in each large city.

Similarly, the hundreds of thousands, close to a million, that show up for the Tea Party/consevative rallies are not “thousands”.

Commie Propaganda Math 101.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 7:00:20 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: JoanneSD
...was given ala cart every where she went.. travels all over the US and abroad...

I do not think that means what you think it means

9 posted on 09/27/2010 7:02:15 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Attributed to Voltaire: "I disagree with what they say but defend to my last breath their right to say it."
10 posted on 09/27/2010 7:13:20 PM PDT by Vide
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To: Vide

I wish they would.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 7:24:57 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: Vide

They aren’t being investigated for what they have said.


12 posted on 09/27/2010 7:30:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Defend liberty. Destroy socialism.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Okay. Who failed to call in a timely air strike?

Don’t you realize that Minneapolis has become jihad-central for the state. A target-rich environment of leftists and jihadists.

Coordinates please!


13 posted on 09/27/2010 7:31:57 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Historically, anti-war activists get a pass. Terrorists sympathizers don’t. Rebranding is what’s going on. Terorist sympathizers wanting to be ID’d as anti-war activists so the public has sympathies toward them. IMHO


14 posted on 09/27/2010 7:33:21 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Wow! A total of 270 people Well it is two ‘’hundreds’’ in count but not quite ‘’hundreds’’.


15 posted on 09/27/2010 7:44:53 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Are the “RNC Eight” tied in with this as well?
The same group that the St. Paul City Councildork defended as “excersizing their right of political free expression” by building firebombs to use on police? I may not think much of Minnesota law enforcement, but still, back in Texas that is called conspiracy to commit capital murder of a peace officer - maybe thirty years in Huntsville. If these kooks are indeed tied into FARC/Hamas/what have you, ship them to Gitmo to meet their comrades. They will be in for a shock by how their “comrades” express their appreciation.


16 posted on 09/27/2010 8:01:18 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes!)
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To: Interesting Times

Inconceivable! ;)


17 posted on 09/27/2010 8:01:46 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

Minneapolis was the field office that tried to get warrants for the 20th hijacker and pass on information to the field office in Phoenix about terrorist suspects training at flight schools. Colleen Rowley worked there.


18 posted on 09/27/2010 10:06:35 PM PDT by gman992
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Ya know, I consider myself a hippie type of guy. And before you all jump up and down, let me explain myself here. I sell incense and make and sell tie dye along with my wife. We are a micro-business that sells at county and state fairs in five western states. We call ourselves the Hippie Store. Hey, I like the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jefferson Airplane (sorry, can't stand the Starship)....

But what makes me conservative is that I can not stand the boot of oppression on my neck from no matter where the boot comes, whether it is the left foot, or the right foot. I believe in the words and deed and writings and inspiration of our founding fathers. I believe those cats were inspired by the Lord himself.

I do not find being a Hippie kind of guy and being a "conservative" incompatible. I believe in love, the christian love of fellow man. I admire the words of the late Pope John Paul "...Love the sinner and not the sin..."

I have a great chance to espouse my philosophy and thoughts with each and every patron, and I do...When they get squirrelly and want something for free, I ask, "What are you a democrat?" and so on and so on...

Fascism is just the other side of communism, both are to be loathed, just as a government run by corporations is to be loathed because the whole thing is then gamed by the pigmen.

yeah, I served my country, did the army thing and drove around in a tank in Germany, big deal...yeah I got a pony tail, its my freedom flag, yeah, I wear tie dye cause I like colors....

But What I Can Not Stand is a government that pokes its nose into the citizenry's first amendment rights. While I may not agree with anti war protesters, or maybe I do agree--folks that assemble to address the government with their grievances are to be protected, not have their emails and text messages examined.

So where is the balance between "stopping terrorism" and Free speech. I think that whole patriot act need to have a sunset provision so that it could be re-visited every so often and parts repealed until a free society is returned. screw em all (rant off)

19 posted on 09/27/2010 10:10:57 PM PDT by abigkahuna (screw em all)
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