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Vietnam Memorial Wall Defaced This Weekend (September 7-9, 2007)
Eyewitnesses to the damage, Concretebob, Mr. and Mrs. Trooprally ^ | September 9, 2007

Posted on 09/09/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT by tgslTakoma

Mrs. Trooprally called me this evening to tell me that she and her husband, as well as Concretebob, saw damage along almost the entire length of the Vietnam Memorial Wall. They found this damage this morning, when they walked through the area before participating in the September 11th Freedom Walk.

Concretebob was told by a National Park Service employee that the damage was done on Friday night. There was no police report taken or written about the vandalism, apparently. And the damage was still very much there today.

Here are a few of the photos that Mrs. Trooprally took this morning...

This first one is not so noticeable, but as they walked into the center, it got worse.

It seems like a oil that has and acid in it; As you go up the Wall some the names can not be read!!!


It looks like the person who did this walked along The Wall with some type of container, perhaps hidden at their side so that they could squirt the oily substance without being caught in the act.

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The names along the lower part of The Wall appear to have taken the brunt of the damage.

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Because of the reflective nature of The Wall, Mrs. Trooprally had a tough time capturing the extent of the damage. Mr. Trooprally said that the oily substance has discolored the shiny stone, but that it has been absorbed into the more porous area where the names are etched into The Wall.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anarchist; answer; commies; gatheringofeagles; johnkerry; memorialdesecration; ratcrime; sds; sept15org; thewall
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To: shadowcat

Vinegar would do this to marble.....


51 posted on 09/09/2007 7:34:16 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: tgslTakoma

This damn sick! ‘Course the cowards wouldn’t do it when GOE was there.


52 posted on 09/09/2007 7:35:15 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: mware

You beat me to the post.


53 posted on 09/09/2007 7:36:42 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: norton

I hear you. I was paying attention in 1973. I understand that they have their beliefs. I just can not comprehend how they come to their beliefs and actions. It is too alien to me.


54 posted on 09/09/2007 7:37:11 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: tgslTakoma

I don’t think this will cause any permanent damage, even if it is a petro-based substance. But it’s certain the intent was there.


55 posted on 09/09/2007 7:38:02 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: mware

Checked ,ain’t to good at this pinging stuff, but it seems alot of outfits have something going on,,give a shout out ,,someone will hear you..Got a farm to tend to,didn;t see fox today.Check GOE


56 posted on 09/09/2007 7:38:03 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes (When the Last Two Prophets are taken, there will be no Tommorrow!)
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To: digger48

Exactly!

If they catch who did this, they can throw their sorry asses in a cold dark room for the rest of their lives as far as I am concerned.


57 posted on 09/09/2007 7:39:00 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ((Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking its heritage.))
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To: muawiyah

“mentally unbalanced”......”leftwingnut thoughts”......

These words pretty much describe the entire democrat party.


58 posted on 09/09/2007 7:39:04 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (My number one goal in life is to leave a bigger carbon footprint than Al Gore.)
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To: tgslTakoma
If the surface is all stone, and the oily substance is organic, you probably can get it removed with solvent (isopropyl Alcohol, Acetone or even Goo Gone.

Probably should test the least important areas first to make sure it works without creating more damage...

59 posted on 09/09/2007 7:39:26 PM PDT by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: tgslTakoma
Scum!
60 posted on 09/09/2007 7:39:57 PM PDT by monkeycard (There is no such thing as too much ammo.)
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To: hermgem

People on the conservative side of the universe have consciences, and the utmost respect for our fallen warriors. I don’t think any conservative would do something like this; not even to a memorial for a person or cause with which they do not agree.


61 posted on 09/09/2007 7:40:07 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma; MountainFlower; stand watie

GOE Ping?


62 posted on 09/09/2007 7:42:46 PM PDT by HiJinx (Learn to take as a measure of success the criticism of your enemies. RL.)
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To: freema

Ma Sound the Ping and play call to arms

63 posted on 09/09/2007 7:45:41 PM PDT by usmcobra (I sing Karaoke the way it was meant to be sung, drunk, badly and in Japanese)
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To: tgslTakoma

Dawn dishwashing liquid and a high pressure sprayer should fix it as for the scum that done it there aint enough dawn detergent !


64 posted on 09/09/2007 7:45:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (In everyday life there is more than meets the eye to reach the depths of truth we must DRAGTHEWATERS)
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To: shadowcat

I’ll bet a little carbon tet would take it right off.


65 posted on 09/09/2007 7:46:33 PM PDT by Slump Tester ( What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: tgslTakoma

DESPICABLE.


66 posted on 09/09/2007 7:47:44 PM PDT by flib
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To: tgslTakoma

Cowards ! May they rot in hell those that did this! You read this you cowards? Satan has a place for you, and, perhaps your lifestyle will hasten your return trip to hell, this country is far to good a place for you to reside on.


67 posted on 09/09/2007 7:49:12 PM PDT by Issaquahking (N.H. FNC Debate "What did you do for America today?" Duncan Hunter for President!)
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To: Slump Tester
carbon tet

Oh, my! You aren't allowed to say those words anymore, are you? What about the earth? What about the human race?

68 posted on 09/09/2007 7:50:07 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: tgslTakoma
It is unknown who did this to The Wall, and apparently the US Park Police did not know about this damage until today; though the Park Service employees knew about it.

I think we have an idea of who it could have been ... The anti-war left would be my guess

69 posted on 09/09/2007 7:51:18 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: tgslTakoma

Despicable


70 posted on 09/09/2007 7:52:12 PM PDT by skr (Car bombs and IEDs are the exclamation marks for the latest Democrats' talking points.)
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To: rlmorel
This was done by someone on the Left.

I did a little digging around on the lefty sites this evening, and whoever did this is being quiet about it.

But I found a comment by a person who says he/she is "SDS," posted August 27th on a thread about the Gathering of Eagles, saying, "if they come to our march we will spray the wall."

71 posted on 09/09/2007 7:52:16 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

What kind of low-life pond scum would do this to a memorial to our fallen?

Just sickening.


72 posted on 09/09/2007 7:53:52 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: B.O. Plenty

“ever pressing the issue to the point where some extraordinary measures will have to be brought up”

A good asskicking can solve many a liberal illness...
Why get Gub’ment involved?

Just be sure to state TWICE(with witnesses) that you fear for your safety...


73 posted on 09/09/2007 7:54:17 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: NonValueAdded

Despicable also describes the person or persons who did this.


74 posted on 09/09/2007 7:54:23 PM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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To: tgslTakoma
The names along the lower part of The Wall appear to have taken the brunt of the damage.

Which should be a most interesting starting point/clue for all us Sherlock-Holmes-wannabees.

75 posted on 09/09/2007 7:55:37 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: John123
Probably should test the least important areas first

My FReind,there are no least important areas.

76 posted on 09/09/2007 7:55:50 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served,to keep us free)
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To: Mo1

There was nothing in the media about this. One would assume that if park employees knew about it they would have reported it to the park police and the reporters who make their livings reading police blotters would have picked it up. The America-hating MSM would love to report on the desecration of the VN War Memorial, especially if they thought the usual array of traitors and anarchists were successfully involved.


77 posted on 09/09/2007 7:56:30 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: tgslTakoma

In the long and sordid history of dirt-ball things done by the Left this is one of the worst things they’ve done.


78 posted on 09/09/2007 7:56:42 PM PDT by hometoroost (TSA = Thousands Standing Around)
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To: tgslTakoma

Good find tgsl. Looks like one of them jumped the gun.


79 posted on 09/09/2007 7:56:43 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: tgslTakoma
I'd recommend stringing the perp's up by their testicles; but then, they don't have any....

Why are they too wimpy to face a group of Viet Nam Vets in daylight, face to face?

80 posted on 09/09/2007 7:56:45 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: B.O. Plenty

....for I am sure that there will be a couple of Vets who would love to discuss the matter with them....

There are more than a couple of vets...hundreds of Freepers, thousands of everyday people...I’m mad enough to spit nails.

My POW’s name is on that wall. I have heard nothing but good things about him from the people that knew him. He was a fine, fine man...and not just him, but all of them.

My POW Fred has never been accounted for and for all I know he could still be alive and living in captivity for all these years.

The scumbag that did this not only dishonored Fred and all of the men on the wall, but every vet in this country. There is a good chance one of his/her ancestors was a veteran. What a way to honor the men and women that gave their all for the country that gives them the freedom to even HAVE an opinion.

Sorry for the ramble...I am throughly disgusted.


81 posted on 09/09/2007 7:56:47 PM PDT by moonpie57 (Fred Howell McMurray, Jr. The man on my POW bracelet.)
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To: tgslTakoma
If hash runners flour markings in a parking lot in New Haven can cause a full haz-mat alert and felony terror charges to be filed against the organizers of that event, then why does not a dissemination of an unknown oily substance at a well-known and popular war memorial in the Nation's capital not merit even a yawn from the Park Police?
83 posted on 09/09/2007 7:57:19 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: tgslTakoma
Is this the actual Vietnam Wall or one of the traveling ones? It looks to small to be the actual Vietnam Wall

Regardless which one it is, whoever did this are real scumbags.

84 posted on 09/09/2007 7:59:24 PM PDT by Spunky ("Everyone has a freedom of choice, but not of consequences.")
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To: TYVets
Despicable also describes the person or persons who did this.

Starts to describe them, FRiend, but there are a lot more adjectives that follow in the descriptive list. The perp(s) are what pond scum scrapes off its shoes in disgust.

85 posted on 09/09/2007 7:59:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: mdittmar
My FReind,there are no least important areas.

You are right but I meant the curb or the places hidden from direct line of sight. It is better to "test" small areas like those before irreparably damaging the actual wall.

Comprende?

86 posted on 09/09/2007 8:00:19 PM PDT by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: tgslTakoma

Does GOE know about the damage to the wall??? Hope they can do a trace on the guy who posted that they would spray the wall. Maybe the police would pay a visit to the guy.


87 posted on 09/09/2007 8:00:57 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: tgslTakoma

How very, very sad.


88 posted on 09/09/2007 8:01:10 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: rbosque; tgslTakoma

I read your post too quickly .. and posted in error. Sorry.
Have asked the mods to remove.


89 posted on 09/09/2007 8:01:41 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: hometoroost
In the long and sordid history of dirt-ball things done by the Left this is one of the worst things they’ve done.

But they did something much worse some years ago. They scratched swastikas into the wall itself. Some panels had to be replaced.

90 posted on 09/09/2007 8:01:48 PM PDT by Publius (A = A)
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To: tgslTakoma

Cooking oil?
WD40?

I’m not sure what you can do once it soaks in.
I hope they can repair it

basta#ds


91 posted on 09/09/2007 8:01:52 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Spunky
The Vietnam Memorial Wall, in Washington, DC.
92 posted on 09/09/2007 8:02:01 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: tgslTakoma

Someone’s head on a pike...like YESTERDAY! If they allow this to happen, just like they blew off the grafitti on the capitol, the vermin will continue to do it and get away with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwbudsVNlBU

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/allard-now-satisfied-with-capitol-polices-handling-of-graffiti-incident-2007-01-31.html


93 posted on 09/09/2007 8:02:44 PM PDT by RasterMaster (Rudy McRomneyson = KENNEDY wing of the Republican Party)
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To: rlmorel
And one thing is certain.
This was done by someone on the Left.

No doubt. I wouldn't be suprized if it was one of their Jihadi pals as well. It would be nice if they caught the bastard(s), but you can be sure MSM wouldn't tell us who and what it was that did it

94 posted on 09/09/2007 8:03:51 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Flyer; humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; ...

Ping


95 posted on 09/09/2007 8:04:57 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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To: tgslTakoma; NormsRevenge; B4Ranch; tubebender

I hope we can get some detergent sprayed on this soon... hopefully before someone calls for a three month investigation, and the commission of a select committee to determine the finest anthropological group to estimate the proper techniques and ... blah blah blah...

If some punk can squirt corn oil on the monument and solicit this much ado... it will happen again. It’s marble for heck sake. Spray it down and clean er up! A bottle of Dawn and a brush won’t hurt marble. Today isn’t too soon. If I wasn’t a couple thousand miles away, I’d volunteer...


96 posted on 09/09/2007 8:07:35 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray every day for our Patriot Armed Forces fighting to protect our way of life.)
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To: tgslTakoma

Oil? Maybe. The anti-freedom socialists want to tie the world’s evil and ill-will to oil, capitalism, and the American (industrial) economy.

Perhaps more likely urine.


97 posted on 09/09/2007 8:07:51 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tgslTakoma
....the suspects are many. The mentality offers a good chance of bragging,...perhaps walking the streets knowing there are a few million vets willing and capable of ripping your throat open gives the individual(s) a certain sense of
accomplishment. Such acts never go completely silent for long.....Lord help the cretin if he or she is discovered while the anger is at it’s peak.
Of course we must think that it could be our Islamic fanatics also...9/11 is just around the corner and we know they love to celebrate
98 posted on 09/09/2007 8:08:05 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: muawiyah
This sort of thing is usually done by someone who is mentally unbalanced, or given to leftwingnut thoughts.

You're being redundant!

99 posted on 09/09/2007 8:09:12 PM PDT by F-117A (Mr. Bush, have someone read UN Resolution 1244 to you!!!)
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To: tgslTakoma

Sound like the Park Service doesn’t really care.


100 posted on 09/09/2007 8:09:27 PM PDT by PAR35
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