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From TheDC Photodesk: Vets storm WWII memorial, march on White House (Many Many Pictures)
Daily Caller - Photo Desk ^ | 10-12-2013 | Grae Stafford

Posted on 10/13/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT by smoothsailing

From TheDC Photodesk: Vets storm WWII memorial, march on White House

By Grae Stafford 12:38 PM 10/13/2013

Hundreds of veterans descended on Washington, D.C. on Sunday under overcast skies and light rain to protest the closure of the war memorials during the government shutdown — and tore down the barricades surrounding the memorials to sounds of horns from truckers and cars and the roar of motorcycle engines.

They were joined by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who urged the Democratically-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama to remove the barricades and end the partial government shutdown.

Police blocked the roads, leading to tense stand-offs as the protesters swarmed on to the road surrounding police cars, chanting “Move these cars!” They then began marching on the White House to continue their protest, carrying uprooted barricades along with them to toss in front of the White House.

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KEYWORDS: barrycades; bonusmarch; millionvetmarch; operationwhipcracker
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1 posted on 10/13/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN

In 1932 Veterans marched on Washington, DC in a similar way to the Veterans marching today.

For anyone not already familiar with the 1932 Veterans Bonus March it is worth reading about.

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/bonusm.htm

The 1932 Bonus march was comprised of about 43,000 marchers — 17,000 World War I Vets, their families and supporters.
They camped in a shantytown called Hooverville.

President Hoover and his Attorney General ordered Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur to clean the Vets out of Washington.
MacArther sent Majors George Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower in with regular Army troops and tanks to do the job.

All three ended up with their hands soiled by the blood of veterans and their families. Major Patton became General Patton and gained fame in WWII.
Major Dwight D. Eisenhower is the same man who became Commander of Allied Forces in WWII and went on to become USA President Dwight D. Eisenhower

They attacked the vets and fired on them killing at least one vet and injuring many more.
Then they set fire to Hooverville, injuring many more including some of the Vets' family members.

the final death tally is really uncertain as some of the injured died later of their wounds in various places around the country.


2 posted on 10/13/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Iron Munro

Not one of our finer moments, like when
we elected klinton.


3 posted on 10/13/2013 10:10:56 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: smoothsailing

AWESOME!


4 posted on 10/13/2013 10:16:28 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: Iron Munro
Unintended Consequences just around the corner...
5 posted on 10/13/2013 10:16:53 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: longfellow

Don’t forget”OBONGO”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 10/13/2013 10:17:35 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: smoothsailing
If these marches on DC keep going...and the shut-down keeps going...I really expect the regime to REALLY overplay its hand with a violent over-reach.

And then its on like donkey kong.

7 posted on 10/13/2013 10:21:47 AM PDT by NELSON111
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8 posted on 10/13/2013 10:25:32 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I bet at the end of the day the Vets will leave the place cleaner than the illegals did.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 10:27:22 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: smoothsailing

valerie jarrett orders her jack-booted thugs to open fire in 3, 2, 1, ...


10 posted on 10/13/2013 10:30:09 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: smoothsailing

Tossing Barry`s Cades onto WH = Tossing George`s Tea into Boston Harbor


11 posted on 10/13/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.)))
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To: Iron Munro

“They attacked the vets and fired on them”

Overt lie or ignorance.

Army did not fire on Vets.

Used tear gas and did forcefully remove them. An infant did die of the tear gas. A participant who was shot and killed was shot off site in a building In a separate incident, unrelated to the Army’s forced removal of the campers, by DC police

I became familiar with the Bonus March history after hearing Chinese Communist apologists justifying the Tiananmen Square massacre with the supposed massacre of US Vets of the Bonus March, trying to create the moral equivalence of US and communist regimes.

Let this not turn in to a thread about the Bonus March. Just setting the record straight to off set long term leftist disinformation.


12 posted on 10/13/2013 10:50:41 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: smoothsailing

Those memorials, the land, the SpiteHouse and all belong to the American people; not the government.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 10:53:58 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: smoothsailing

Bravo! Our vets are awesome!!


14 posted on 10/13/2013 10:56:54 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: smoothsailing

God Bless our Vets and may 0bummer and his lapdogs rot in hell for closing these sites belonging to the people.


15 posted on 10/13/2013 10:59:38 AM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: bandleader

No, I want someone in jail. Hang BJ and Mr. Rotten Clunton. the red skull carville, the poison dwarf steponallofus, the whole damn administration.


16 posted on 10/13/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: smoothsailing; zot; NYer; Alamo-Girl; 2ndDivisionVet; Interesting Times

Thanks for post this.


17 posted on 10/13/2013 11:02:27 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Iron Munro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_Army


18 posted on 10/13/2013 11:03:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ifinnegan; Iron Munro

Dear Finnegan, Thank you for pointing out that the Army did NOT fire on the Bonus Marchers. I concur with your research.

And thank you for keeping truth, not disinformation, alive.


19 posted on 10/13/2013 11:06:41 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ifinnegan; Iron Munro

Dear Finnegan, Thank you for pointing out that the Army did NOT fire on the Bonus Marchers. I concur with your research.

And thank you for keeping truth, not disinformation, alive.


20 posted on 10/13/2013 11:06:51 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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