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More veterans removed at Vietnam War Memorial
Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2013 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 10/05/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

When I first saw this story, I assumed that it almost had to be a hoax. After the previous incidents with veterans and the added expenditures involved in closing open spaces to keep veterans from paying their respects to the Honored Dead one would assume that even a novice politician would move to staunch the bleeding. But instead, it seems that the White House is doubling down, as reported at The Weekly Standard.

Via William Jacobson, NBC’s affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday.

After one group of veterans went around the barricade, “the park ranger told them the wall was closed,” NBC’s Mark Seagraves reported. “Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That’s when police came and moved everyone out.”

As usual, it sounds like our veterans accounted themselves in a professional dignified manner, but were not going to put up with any nonsense.

Segraves described the exchange as pleasant and respectful.

The veterans then moved the barricade and walked down to the wall to pay their respects. But a flood of tourists followed even though the memorial is closed to the general public.

“The consensus among the group of Vietnam veterans was we’re going to go anyway. We’ll go through the barricade,” North Carolina resident Reid Mendenhall said.

U.S. Park Police arrive to the scene, asked everyone to leave and put the barricade back into place.

Conflict over the closure of D.C.’s war memorials has drawn a lot of controversy this week.

Yes… a lot of controversy is putting it mildly. The President can pick all the battles with congressional Republicans that he likes and probably not draw too much political fire from the middle. But if you wanted to conduct a poll of who is least likely to be blamed for anything in this country by the general public, veterans visiting war memorials would have to come in somewhere near the bottom of the list, behind possibly only puppies.

How many more of these stories can the administration sustain before the “no compromise, no negotiations” crowd realizes that they’re going to have to come to the table? Assuming, that is, that the stories actually make it onto the national news.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there a single real American that does not AUTOMATICALLY pledge the flag??

2 posted on 10/05/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the proverbial crap may have already hit the fan.

3 posted on 10/05/2013 12:38:23 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Voting is the best revenge. Barrycades are the best punishment.” - Barack the Kenyan.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 12:38:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Americans must be punished for being bad and disobeying their government.” - King Barry the Kenyan


5 posted on 10/05/2013 12:40:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

B. Hussein taking orders from his Leftist Regressive Vietnam Protestor handlers, who’re still pissed that Vietnam vets are held in high esteem by America, while their sorry asses are reviled.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 12:40:43 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They cant arrest us all.

Lets take back our country.

7 posted on 10/05/2013 12:42:28 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This may not be the best group to f with. I suspect some of them are still pretty P.O.ED with liberals over what happened between 1965 and 19 oh hell, and today.
8 posted on 10/05/2013 12:42:56 PM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazingly , NOTHING showing on YouTube about this

All of this should be being filmed abundantly .
Get it out there . A prime counter tactic : SHOW WHAT’S HAPPENING

Vietnam War vets all over the world need to see and know about this .
I call upon MANY vets and other parties now in D.C. at this time to take up this mission . Video cams forward . Get it all , get it out there .

Fight back


9 posted on 10/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

Via William Jacobson, NBC’s affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday.

After one group of veterans went around the barricade, “the park ranger told them the wall was closed,” NBC’s Mark Seagraves reported. “Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That’s when police came and moved everyone out.”

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names of the 58,272 service members who died or were unaccounted for during the Vietnam war are inscribed.

It takes more manpower and costs the government more money to close down an outdoor wall than to let people walk past it and pay their respects.

The Obama administration has been very selective in devoting resources to shutting down memorials.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/nbc-police-remove-vietnam-war-veterans-memorial-wall_759267.html


10 posted on 10/05/2013 12:45:57 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Diogenesis

Self absorbed globalist.

Or maybe he’s a Moslem....


11 posted on 10/05/2013 12:46:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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12 posted on 10/05/2013 12:46:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just read that many of the 800,000 bikers who rode to DC to protest the CAIR/muzzie thing will be heading to DC and the VIETNAM MEMORIAL on 10/8.

Now THIS could get very interesting.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 12:47:19 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This proves my point that police are OT your friend. When it comes down to it, they will turn on you for their paycheck.

How any real cop could follow these orders just shows you. If ordered, they do what they are told. “We were just following orders”


14 posted on 10/05/2013 12:49:05 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Vendome

Obama is a low life slimeball not worth to lick the boots of any American soldier.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 12:49:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Dick Bachert

I’d hate to see the cops handcuffed to trees on the mall. Gosh, I’d really hate to see that.


16 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Dick Bachert

They’ll be going up against the same gestapo that the 99% hippie Occupiers took on and won. They need to remember that.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: Diogenesis

You have to remember that obie has no loyalty to our flag.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: Diogenesis

19 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MuttTheHoople

Well.....as a Vietnam vet I can tell you that national esteem for us really began when Ronald Reagan told the nation in 1980 that those who did go served in a noble cause.

In the 1970’s Viet vets were routinely depicted as down & out, psychotic, deranged sniper on rooftop (a favorite cop show theme), maladjusted, etc. Thank the Lord all that’s changed & better late than never.

Anyway, Obama & those of his political culture see vets as not only dislikeable but as a decreasing percentage of the population & therefore not part of the New Order.

I think this across the board slap at all vets with closing the memorials will ultimately backfire. See how many
Democrats running in 2014 will defend what is happening now (unless they are gerrymandered in office for life).


20 posted on 10/05/2013 12:50:45 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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