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Where Are the Arrests Over the World War II Memorial Protest?
The Washington Post ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Colbert I. King

Posted on 10/14/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT by kristinn

A crowd of demonstrators converge upon U.S. government property closed to the public. The demonstrators know that they are prohibited from entering the property. Nonetheless, they push through the metal barricades, chanting, “Tear down these walls.”

That incident occurred yesterday at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.

Not confining their protest to the World War II Memorial, some of the protesters then picked up the government’s metal barricades and carried them blocks away to the White House, where the barricades were deposited outside the gates.

Television recorded police struggling to keep the protesters away from the White House fence. No arrests were made.

Now, let’s see if I have this straight: If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: govtshutdown; handwringers; lefties; millionvetmarch; shutdown; whiners; ww2memorial; wwiimemorial
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1 posted on 10/14/2013 5:09:44 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

WashPosties agitating for veteran arrests? Figures...


2 posted on 10/14/2013 5:12:15 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: kristinn
Now, let’s see if I have this straight: If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

They didn't damage anything but pieces of wire (that we paid for) and they took the barrycades (that we paid for) to another location (that we paid for)
3 posted on 10/14/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

No particular reason why we should fear our government more than our sworn enemies do, I guess?


4 posted on 10/14/2013 5:13:12 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: kristinn

Bump


5 posted on 10/14/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

Let’s start at the top, here Posties....

Where are the 8 million illegal immigrant arrests????

Answer that and we’ll discuss a few rowdy vets

- The Establishment.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: kristinn

The WaPo can’t tell the difference between an enclosed building or zoo and an open air memorial to WWII and Viet Nam Veterans? Nobody breached any building(s). They just went into open air areas that cost more to close and put up fences than to keep open.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 5:14:54 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: kristinn

The Obamatollah Regime was manufactured by optics.

Thus, ‘non optimal’ optics can collapse the Regime. For example, arresting war heroes while ARMING AL-QAEDA and covering up the abandonment of 36 Americans at BENGHAZI.

In the end, Marxists are cowards. That’s why their regimes cannot survive determined opposition.

As for the Islamist component of the Obamatollah Regime, if moslems were intelligent the entire Middle East wouldn’t be stuck in the 7th Century.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: kristinn

...where was this ColBERT when this was going on?

9 posted on 10/14/2013 5:15:35 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: kristinn

Didn’t WaPo cheer on the Occupoopers?


10 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:21 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: kristinn
Texas Republican bad boy Sen. Ted Cruz

Freep U Colbert King

11 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:23 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: kristinn

I confess.

I gave them permission.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn
Now, let’s see if I have this straight: If a group of people decide they don’t like the closing of facilities under the federal government shutdown, they are now empowered to take wire cutters to the locks, push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest?

Yes. Because the Executive Order is unavailable to them.

I guess liberals don't think civil disobedience is so noble anymore.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

This guy is a flaming commie...his previous nonsensical, hysterical column compared the TEA Party to the Confederacy.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:39 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn

This liberal reporter apparently wanted to see some conservative skulls cracked. That is what we have come to and I say “we” because, if the tables were turned, I’d feel the same way. (Although the wanton destruction of property the author was intending to highlight bears no resemblance to leftist anarchism)


15 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:52 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kristinn

Now, let’s see if I have this straight: If a group of alien invaders decide they don’t like the closing of a national border, they are now empowered to push aside barriers and go in and about on their merry way without fear of arrest, while gathering benefits formerly reserved for citizens of the invaded nation?


16 posted on 10/14/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: Hegemony Cricket

-——WashPosties agitating for veteran arrests?-—

I would argue the writer is calling the President a coward.

He won’t face up to Iran. He Want face up to the vets.

Obama is a pacifist coward


17 posted on 10/14/2013 5:18:09 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: kristinn

Go to Hell Colby!


18 posted on 10/14/2013 5:18:26 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: kristinn

The arrests were because a few grandstanding lefties - including a couple of Congressmen - sat down in the middle of the street and blocked the road.


19 posted on 10/14/2013 5:18:43 PM PDT by livius
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To: kristinn
I almost believe some of these lefties are just waiting to break out the astroglide at the first televised arrests/shootings of people like those who protested at the memorial.

But what I really think somewhere in the back of their reptilian skulls is a faint voice saying "oh s**t....."

20 posted on 10/14/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: jazusamo

Imagine if Barry was called a boy.


21 posted on 10/14/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: kristinn
Surprise !


             

< spit >

22 posted on 10/14/2013 5:20:14 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: kristinn

Yes put those billy clubs to that vet’s legs - arrest him. Woops no legs.I wonder what he sacrificed for this mutherless scribe?


23 posted on 10/14/2013 5:21:03 PM PDT by Lent
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To: kristinn
where was the outrage against the ILLEGAL ALIEN rally??? feh...
24 posted on 10/14/2013 5:21:12 PM 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: kristinn

You shoulda gone out there and stopped them Colby!

Mr. High N. Mighty **spit**

O.A.K.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 5:22:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: null and void

it’s all coming out at the trial,,,


26 posted on 10/14/2013 5:22:15 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: kristinn

Where are the arrests of the morons who put up the barricades in the first place? No. 1 perp: The Won hisself.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 5:22:27 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Big Red Badger

Ahhhhhh! You read my tagline!


28 posted on 10/14/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: kristinn

Good ole Colbert King. Still wanting to keep “them white folk” out of the “White House”, even on tours.

Love the ingrained racism of WaPost’s two black leftist columnists, King and Eugene Robinson. So much “brotherly love” eminating from them, like radiation from a Fukeshima reactor. One problem, they left out some of that “brother” stuff.

Got news for you Colbert. Blacks fought very well in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. They should NEVER be barred from any war memorial, nor should any other American servicemen or women. This also included the many foreign citizens who joined our Armed Services to fight and earn their US citizenship.

The second American soldier I met in Vietnam was a Honduran who wanted to become a U.S. citizen. And there was that very brave black US Army Military Advisor I met out in the Wild West area of Chau Duc Province along the Cambodian border, in a mortar pit at the bottom of Chau Phu Mountain (after an airstrike hit a VC cave).

If you weren’t there, STFU! Our men and women earned the right to be in any US park int he country, esp. the WW2 and Vietnam memorial parks.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 5:23:55 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: tomkat
US Vets vs. lardass liberal journalist.

Not a hard choice.

30 posted on 10/14/2013 5:24:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tench_Coxe

Armchair Marxists are ‘brave’ when manipulating others into battle.

Their favorite Marxist game (per Alinsky) is called ‘Let’s you and him fight.’

This is why Marxists rarely attain power over a population. Because they are cowards and refuse to get their hands dirty fighting the ground war. Thus, they rely on dupes aka ‘useful idiots’ along with paid mercenaries.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 5:25:36 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: kristinn
Colbert must be severely retarded. Those monuments are now private U.S. Government property? It WASN'T like that with the other 43 presidents. As for the arrested veterans, they're in the same jails where they put the criminal illegal aliens who trespassed on that same property the week before during their "IN YOUR FACE, GRINGO!' riots.

Dang I wanted to do the FU acronym thing to Colbert King but it didn't work out.

32 posted on 10/14/2013 5:25:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Constitution is obsolete only if you see Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto as a replacement.)
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To: cripplecreek

I would say the veterans deserve at least the same use of the First Amendment as the OWE’s enjoyed, while they used public spaces for a toilet and licentious performances, including alleged rape.


33 posted on 10/14/2013 5:25:55 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: kristinn

I think the writer is upset because a few AMERICANS are finally standing up to an illegal government.

Holy guano Batman, are the sheep [finally] looking up?


34 posted on 10/14/2013 5:26:25 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s
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To: kristinn
demonstrators converge upon U.S. government property


35 posted on 10/14/2013 5:26:37 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule the all)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Exactly...This guy is a black racist on the order of the New Black Pathers, the only difference is he has a job as an opinion writer.


36 posted on 10/14/2013 5:27:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: kristinn

Arrest veterans for attending an open air memorial that they paid for with their own private money? Go ahead and try Aholes.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 5:28:37 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: cripplecreek
Since when does one plus one equals two common sense logic EVER work

The gummint was wrong, they knew it and I'm willing to guess the order was, if no one starts a fight, let it go.

38 posted on 10/14/2013 5:29:05 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: kristinn

And of course Colbert had to be one of Holder’s People.


39 posted on 10/14/2013 5:29:13 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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40 posted on 10/14/2013 5:29:53 PM PDT by jimbo123
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Did he ask the same when the WI State Cap. bldg was ‘occupied’? I didn’t think so.


41 posted on 10/14/2013 5:30:05 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Perhaps if they arrested someone they would need to justify their own closure of the memorials. If the park service just made up a law that did not exist and closed the memorials just to “make it hurt” perhaps it would be the park service in trouble? If I were a defense lawyer (I am not a lawyer) it would be something I might explore....


42 posted on 10/14/2013 5:30:07 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: kristinn

I think even traitorous kenyan usurper knows better than to try to arrest the Vets.


43 posted on 10/14/2013 5:30:27 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: kristinn

This oped writer is stupid. The optics of a veteran arrested would seriously harm the Regime.


44 posted on 10/14/2013 5:30:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: kristinn

The writer is a moron. The parks and monuments belong to the citizens not the government. It’s the thugs who are setting up the barricades that should be arrested.


45 posted on 10/14/2013 5:31:38 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Got news for you Colbert. Blacks fought very well in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. They should NEVER be barred from any war memorial, nor should any other American servicemen or women. This also included the many foreign citizens who joined our Armed Services to fight and earn their US citizenship.

The great progressive hero Woodrow Wilson used the KKK as his version of Organizing for America. Republican Calvin Coolidge personally undertook a purge to get klansmen out of our government. Wilson also increased the existing segregation of blacks "for their own good". Coolidge got nasty letters from lots of democrats over his desegregation moves and the purge of Klansmen but his one response was perfect.


During the war 500,000 colored men and boys were called up under the draft, not one of whom sought to evade it. [As president, I am] one who feels a responsibility for living up to the traditions and maintaining the principles of the Republican Party. Our Constitution guarantees equal rights to all our citizens, without discrimination on account of race or color. I have taken my oath to support that Constitution
46 posted on 10/14/2013 5:32:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

Dear Colbert,

Do you REALLY want a shooting, civil war?

Love,

Laz


47 posted on 10/14/2013 5:33:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: kristinn
Lefties complaining of cops not arresting people?

We truly are living in the Bizzaro world;)

48 posted on 10/14/2013 5:34:57 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: kristinn

Here's your arrest WAPO.


49 posted on 10/14/2013 5:35:23 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: kristinn

The last time I visited DC they arrested 13,000 of us and put thousands of us in internment camps for days without food or blankets or beds and showers, and no sex segregation, they can do it when they want to.


50 posted on 10/14/2013 5:39:17 PM PDT by ansel12
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