Skip to comments.At Creech Air Force Base, Drones Land, Protesters Chant, and One Man Waves a Flag
Posted on 04/25/2014 6:43:31 PM PDT by kristinn
INDIAN SPRINGS, Nev. The peace walkers arrived sweaty and gross, feet blistered and knees creaking, and Phil was waiting for them. Phil had his signs up, his American flags out, his star-spangled cap on. He extended a tight-fisted thumbs up toward the cars exiting Creech Air Force Base. A couple hundred yards away, every couple of minutes, a drone glided earthward with a baleful elegance.
Predator. Reaper. Reaper. Predator.
Thanks for keeping us safe, Phil said toward the driver of a white Ford F-150. If the driver had looked to the right, he or she wouldve seen Phil in his tinted glasses standing in front of homemade signs with red and blue lettering, offering drive-through reassurance:
HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF YOU
If the driver looked straight, he or she wouldve seen two dozen peace walkers, on mile 40 of their 56-mile journey to protest nuclear weapons and armed RPA (remotely piloted aircraft, or drones). The driver wouldve seen signs that said:
DRONES: STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM
At quitting time at Creech last week, a line of cars snaked through the desert from an artificial oasis of squat, beige buildings near the brown foothills of the mountains of the Cactus Range. Phil knew the peace walkers would be at the base with their signs and accusatory chants, so he would be there with his words of thanks and encouragement until some of the peace walkers started to meander across Route 95 to his territory, on a gravelly median between the highway and the bases entrance. Phil didnt like this.
Two opposing views arent supposed to intermingle, he said as they came over with drums and paper cranes. A couple minutes later a voice came from the bullhorn of a nearby police vehicle.
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Mr T., you’re not the only flag-waving Phil taking on Code Pink while defending our troops.
Active Duty ping.
Two opposing views arent supposed to intermingle, he said
Heck’s fire with that! Time to beat the cr@p out of these lefties. Tired of their bulltwang.
Nice to see the activity at Indian Springs AFS. Errr... I mean Creech.
I remember it as nearly abandoned facility, pretty much only used for touch-n-go’s in the 80’s.
Right down the street from Bunkerville.