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Posted: 8/24/2005 6:11:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 11:25:36 AM EDT by rayra]
Those traitorous scum at Code Pink have been harassing our wounded as their brought into the hospital. They've been staging a weekly 'vigil'.

drudgereport.com/flash7.htm

Anti-war protestors besieged wounded and disabled soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, a new web report will claim that! CNSNews.com is planning to run an expose featuring interviews with both protestors and veterans, as well as shots of protest signs with slogans like “Maimed for a Lie.” The conservative outlet will post video evidence of the wounded veterans being taunted by protesters, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Developing late...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:14:01 PM EDT
Wow, what kind of scumbag would taunt a wounded Soldier/Marine? Those people have no shame.

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:17:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo459:
Wow, what kind of scumbag would taunt a wounded Soldier/Marine? Those people have no shame.


the same people that go to a soldier's funeral and tell his family that he deserved it because he was fighting an "unjust war".

these people are evil. they'll get their's in hell along with the piece of shit terrorists that they support.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:20:36 PM EDT
OMG! I'm speechless!



Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:24:33 PM EDT
Just about any way I can think of replying to this would get me banned.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:25:51 PM EDT
Fuck those protesting assholes


Give those wounded and disabled soldiers thier M-16's back and we'll see who gets "besieged"!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:27:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 6:28:51 PM EDT by Skibane]
...and another several million Americans move from indifference to sheer disgust at the anti-war movement...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:30:32 PM EDT
looks like its time for the area airsofters to go to action...

imagine the headlines...

anti-war idiots attacked by toy guns....

6mm plastic pellets save the day...

local wannabes do something usefull.... for a change

local assualt halted when batteries died,,,, news at 11 !!

would a soldier get on to much trouble for stabbing one of them with a croutch<sp> ?



Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:31:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:46:45 PM EDT
here's their nest -

www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=229

WALTER REED VIGIL





REALLY SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!
Every Friday, 7-9 P.M. On-going Vigil at Walter Reed

Shed Light On US War Casualties:
As they are taken from the FRONT LINE to the BACK DOOR
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 7200 Georgia Ave., at Elder St., NW
Vigil Contacts: Ann Wilcox 202-441-3265; Ellen Taylor: 202-270-1861, dc@codepinkalert.org


DOWNLOADABLE FLYER!

CODEPINK recently held a nightly vigil at Walter Reed Army Medical Center from Friday, March 25 to Friday, April 1, at the North Gate (7200 Georgia Ave. at Elder Street, NW- see below for directions). It was a very successful action bringing together peace activists, soldiers, military families and neighbors. We will continue the vigil every Friday as a reminder that physically and psychologically wounded soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan every night. See Stars and Stripes article about the vigil.

Late at night, several nights per week, gravely and seriously wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan arrive at Walter Reed, and Bethesda Naval Medical Center, for treatment, under the cover of darkness. These soldiers are the most seriously-wounded, with shattered limbs requiring prostheses and physical therapy, brain injuries and mental disorders. Soldiers are flown from US military hospitals in Germany, arriving at Andrews AFB and Walter Reed under the cover of night.

We believe the nighttime arrivals are scheduled on purpose so as to prevent the public from knowing about the numbers of soldiers wounded and the severity of their injuries. The 'hiding' of the severely-wounded is in keeping administration policy of prohibiting photographs of coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base. (For investigative reporting of the Walter Reed arrivals, see Mark Benjamin?s articles, 'The Invisible Wounded,' at www.salon.com on March 8, 2005. For Benjamin?s reporting on the psychiatric ward at Walter Reed, see Behind the Walls of Ward 54, Feb. 18, 2005.)

Even after their stealth arrival at Walter Reed, soldiers must begin a bureaucratic battle to obtain sufficient disability benefits to provide an adequate quality of life. Initial determinations of military pension amounts (10-20% of salary, for example), made by the Army's Medical Review Board, are often inadequate, and must be appealed to the Veterans Administration (which, to its credit, often increases the lifetime disability payment).

We also vigil to protest ongoing cuts in the Veterans Administration budget made by the very same administration that sends these soldiers to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. For example, the FY05 budget institutes a new health care enrollment fee and increases prescription drug co-pays for middle-income veterans. The VA budget is not fully funded, failing by more than $2.6 billion to fully fund quality veterans? health care. Despite strongly lobbying by veterans organizations, the Bush administration fails to recognize veterans as an extension of the costs of war. Other FY05 budget cuts in educational, vocational and adult education, and family support programs also directly impact veterans and their families.

VIGIL WITH US to honor the sacrifice of the troops and bring to light the seriousness of their injuries. We refuse to allow the government to conceal the true face of war -- and the true cost of war -- under a blanket of darkness.



Directions to the vigil site:
By Car:
North on 13th Street, right on Piney Branch Pkwy, left on Georgia Ave.

Metro/Bus:
From Georgia Ave.-Petworth Metro Station: 70 bus North to Silver Spring
From 14th Street, NW: 52 bus North toward Takoma Park
From Silver Spring Metro Station: 70 bus South toward Archives or Half & O St.,SW
From Takoma Metro Station: 54 bus South toward L'Enfant Plaza





Medea Benjamin is one of the chief cunts in this group. She's such a LLLeftist asshole she even disrupted the Democrat's Convention last year.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:57:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ



Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:04:16 PM EDT
This is why the stun gun/cattle prod bayonet needs to be invented.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:12:36 PM EDT
I'm actually a lot more annoyed at Sheehan's protest than this one. Sheehan's protest is basically a personal insistence that SHE gets to talk to the president because her son served and died. This seems a more general war protest about the casualties and about the fact that VA benefits are being cut during wartime.

I don't understand how the protest and vigil described here is harrassing or taunting the wounded. All I've seen in this post is an assertion that someone WILL show taunting...


Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:46:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
I'm actually a lot more annoyed at Sheehan's protest than this one. Sheehan's protest is basically a personal insistence that SHE gets to talk to the president because her son served and died. This seems a more general war protest about the casualties and about the fact that VA benefits are being cut during wartime.

I don't understand how the protest and vigil described here is harrassing or taunting the wounded. All I've seen in this post is an assertion that someone WILL show taunting...



Excuse me, but VA benefits AREN'T being cut. Actual dollars has gone UP - but you would no that by the way the Leftist media has spun the Budget haggling about it.

And read some more - this bastards are hassling the actual troops themselves AT the hospital - not just standing in front of the building.

Here's some pics of the same dicks vandalizing a Recruiting Office in DC, as well.
www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=178

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:48:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 7:56:29 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Slogger78:

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ



Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.

.

That is fucking bullshit.

No one was murdered at Kent State. When you RIOT, BURN buildings, HURT people, DESTROY property, TERRORIZE a whole community, THROW rocks at armed people... bad things are going to eventually happen.

What did you people expect... the SAME people that ran the anti-war movement during Vietnam are the SAME people running the anti-war movement now. It was only a matter of time until large scale attacks of this type on US soldiers took place. SAME tactics different dates.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:50:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 7:52:24 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
I'm actually a lot more annoyed at Sheehan's protest than this one. Sheehan's protest is basically a personal insistence that SHE gets to talk to the president because her son served and died. This seems a more general war protest about the casualties and about the fact that VA benefits are being cut during wartime.

I don't understand how the protest and vigil described here is harrassing or taunting the wounded. All I've seen in this post is an assertion that someone WILL show taunting...



Excuse me, but VA benefits AREN'T being cut. Actual dollars has gone UP - but you would no that by the way the Leftist media has spun the Budget haggling about it.

And read some more - this bastards are hassling the actual troops themselves AT the hospital - not just standing in front of the building.

Here's some pics of the same dicks vandalizing a Recruiting Office in DC, as well.
www.codepink4peace.org/article.php?id=178




Yes VA spending has gone up something like 40%, NO benefits have been cut.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:59:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo459:
Wow, what kind of scumbag would taunt a wounded Soldier/Marine? Those people have no shame.




Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania - Catherine Baker Knoll

What do I win ?

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:04:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Slogger78:

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ



Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.



They're not people, they're HIPPIES!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:06:26 PM EDT
Code Pink needs a good serious ass kicking. WTF
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:08:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 8:08:41 PM EDT by rayra]
ETA - wrong topic
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:26:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stealth:
Just about any way I can think of replying to this would get me banned.



+1
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:37:56 PM EDT


They deserve the "Rachel Corrie" treatment.



Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:40:41 PM EDT
Are you suprised? This is modern day liberalism, the new face of the democratic party. These are the same type of people that spit on soldiers returning from vietnam, they have been at it since 11 September 01.









Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:41:11 PM EDT
Code Pink sounds like some new-age porn site.

But, the actual organization deserves a swift ball-beating.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:42:53 PM EDT
LIB NUTBAGS!!!!
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:57:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pliftkl:
I'm actually a lot more annoyed at Sheehan's protest than this one. Sheehan's protest is basically a personal insistence that SHE gets to talk to the president because her son served and died. This seems a more general war protest about the casualties and about the fact that VA benefits are being cut during wartime.

I don't understand how the protest and vigil described here is harrassing or taunting the wounded. All I've seen in this post is an assertion that someone WILL show taunting...





D oyou know how the VA system works?

If the funding was getting cut the way the media and the left portrays it, I would be one of the vets who would lose out on benifits.
Because I am 40% disabled, I can(and DO due to the fact that healthcare for me with my preexisting conditions was excessively high) use the VA as my primary health care provider. I'm calssified as a teir 2 patient (30%-IIRC 60% service related disability). IF things were so tight that they had to cut funding because of the wounded Airmen, Soliders, Sailors and Marines, I would be dropped for any health care not directly related to my disability.

Now, I have not used the VA for anything not related to my disability except for my last blood test to check my lead levels after having my initial test done,but I have the option and use it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 8:58:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Slogger78:

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ



Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.

.

That is fucking bullshit.

No one was murdered at Kent State. When you RIOT, BURN buildings, HURT people, DESTROY property, TERRORIZE a whole community, THROW rocks at armed people... bad things are going to eventually happen.

What did you people expect... the SAME people that ran the anti-war movement during Vietnam are the SAME people running the anti-war movement now. It was only a matter of time until large scale attacks of this type on US soldiers took place. SAME tactics different dates.



Cool your jets. This vigil doesn't even make the news in the Metro DC area. If they were a problem the local media would be all over it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:01:53 PM EDT
I'm gonna laugh my ass off someday when a patriotic group of Americans wades into a crowd of these hippie shitheads and kicks their ass.

I loved how those NYC steelworkers did that during Vietnam to a crowd of hippie protestors. They made em scatter! It'll happen again, sooner or later. Then they'll get theirs.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:03:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LonePathfinder:
This is why the stun gun/cattle prod bayonet needs to be invented.



Reach out and zap some one..
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:04:02 PM EDT
These fucking protesting fucks are really getting on my nerves.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I'm gonna laugh my ass off someday when a patriotic group of Americans wades into a crowd of these hippie shitheads and kicks their ass.

I loved how those NYC steelworkers did that during Vietnam to a crowd of hippie protestors. They made em scatter! It'll happen again, sooner or later. Then they'll get theirs.



I am ready to go Charging_Handle. Me and you will take that whole fucking crowd down.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:06:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Slogger78:

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ



Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.

.

That is fucking bullshit.

No one was murdered at Kent State. When you RIOT, BURN buildings, HURT people, DESTROY property, TERRORIZE a whole community, THROW rocks at armed people... bad things are going to eventually happen.

What did you people expect... the SAME people that ran the anti-war movement during Vietnam are the SAME people running the anti-war movement now. It was only a matter of time until large scale attacks of this type on US soldiers took place. SAME tactics different dates.



Cool your jets. This vigil doesn't even make the news in the Metro DC area. If they were a problem the local media would be all over it.



Maybe because it is the troops that are getting harrassed and the liberal media doesn't care. Of course 1 bitch camping out in Texas demanding multiple visits with the Prez is really important.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:18:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PsyWarrior:

Maybe because it is the troops that are getting harrassed and the liberal media doesn't care. Of course 1 bitch camping out in Texas demanding multiple visits with the Prez is really important.



With the large promilitary population around here, it would be a big deal.

And the union steelworkers would no sooner hit a hippy as they would offer a vet a drink...
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:34:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hydguy:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:

Originally Posted By Slogger78:

Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
What total shitbags.


Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?





CJ




Yeah, murdering four people, two of whom had nothing to do with the protests was a great way to respond to a protest.

.

That is fucking bullshit.

No one was murdered at Kent State. When you RIOT, BURN buildings, HURT people, DESTROY property, TERRORIZE a whole community, THROW rocks at armed people... bad things are going to eventually happen.

What did you people expect... the SAME people that ran the anti-war movement during Vietnam are the SAME people running the anti-war movement now. It was only a matter of time until large scale attacks of this type on US soldiers took place. SAME tactics different dates.



Cool your jets. This vigil doesn't even make the news in the Metro DC area. If they were a problem the local media would be all over it.



I would not have a problem with the Kent State shootings if it was the entire fucking hippy crowd that was killed. It was not.

Sandy Schreuer was shot while walking to class, not part of the demonstration.
William Schroeder was an ROTC student that was on his way to class. He was shot in the back at a distance of 390 feet and died with a textbook in his hand. He was by all accounts not involved in the protest.

I saw an interview with the national guard soldiers and most said they didn't know why the others were shooting so they just started shooting. They aimed over the protesters (obviously some didn't) because they didn't think the protesters were a threat...this is why half the dead weren't even in the mob...the bullets had to land somewhere.

On a more positive note, 2 hippies died.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 9:35:38 PM EDT
It's the same shit the Vietnam Vets had to deal with. I really HATE those shitballs. They say they support the troops this time, but they don't. They focus a lot of hostile, anti-war attention on the wounded troops when they really don't want it.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:31:30 PM EDT
Interestingly, nazis were totalitarian socialists, they were left wing, not right wing, limited government, capitalists.

The political lefties are totalitarian socialists. The shitty-in-pink codepink pinkos ARE nazis because they have the same totalitarian socilist beliefs and counter-culture.

Who is funding codepink? Follow the money trail...it leads to names.

"Against all enemies, both foriegn and Domestic", remember. Hmmmm, small cages, Gitmo, indefinite time period. Hint, hint.



Give War a Chance.

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 10:58:54 PM EDT
crap. I hardly ever post.
I am a soldier, I believe strongly in the first ammendment.....
But this kind of xxxxxxx SHITE pisses me off.
At what point can I call treason?
It looks like I'm going to Afghanistan next year. If it happens, I will post.
I ask one thing of AR15.com.....
If I get hurt, will someone here please slip me a can of CS (or the equivalent)
So's that I can spray these traitorous shits down on my arrival to Walter Reed,
please?
I really, really hate these people.
Midwinter
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 1:28:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Painter:

Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
I'm gonna laugh my ass off someday when a patriotic group of Americans wades into a crowd of these hippie shitheads and kicks their ass.

I loved how those NYC steelworkers did that during Vietnam to a crowd of hippie protestors. They made em scatter! It'll happen again, sooner or later. Then they'll get theirs.



I am ready to go Charging_Handle. Me and you will take that whole fucking crowd down.



Time for the local arfcom crew to have a get together. I would take a week of vacation to get in on that action.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 2:28:48 AM EDT

Maybe the National Guard had the right idea at Kent State?



I didn't like protesters inthe 60's I like them even less today...my buddy got gassed in DC in the 70's, he went down to kick hippie ass...said the gasssing was worth it. I think he did get a chickee snack or two, seems protesters are short on testoterone.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:27:20 AM EDT
As if any of those loser scumbags have an ounce of patriotism in their spineless bodys.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:32:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheWind:
I didn't like protesters inthe 60's I like them even less today...my buddy got gassed in DC in the 70's, he went down to kick hippie ass...said the gasssing was worth it. I think he did get a chickee snack or two, seems protesters are short on testoterone.



Some things never change.....
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:37:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By echo459:
Wow, what kind of scumbag would taunt a wounded Soldier/Marine? Those people have no shame.




DU scum.

I can disagree with a President. I can disagree with a war. I can disagree with soldiers.

But only the lowest form of amoeba waste would EVER try and rub salt in the wounds of one injured while fighting in the service of our country.

That is just...........f***king sick.

And what is the lead story in the news? Is it this? Nope. They are still harping about Pat Robertson.

That, ladies and gentlemen, is why you can't believe a word from the mainstream press.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:38:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By -Absolut-:
Are you suprised? This is modern day liberalism, the new face of the democratic party. These are the same type of people that spit on soldiers returning from vietnam, they have been at it since 11 September 01.

people.clemson.edu/~andersh/pics/liberals1.jpg

people.clemson.edu/~andersh/pics/liberals2.jpg

people.clemson.edu/~andersh/pics/liberals4.jpg

people.clemson.edu/~andersh/pics/liberals3.jpg




You see? THIS is the crap that should be lead on the nightly news.

Not idiots complaining about Pat Robertson!!!
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:57:19 AM EDT


Yes VA spending has gone up something like 40%, NO benefits have been cut.


Actually it's up 51% in Bush's first term. Twice as much as Clinton increased in 8 years.

FB
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:20:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeSSS:
Interestingly, nazis were totalitarian socialists, they were left wing, not right wing, limited government, capitalists.

The political lefties are totalitarian socialists. The shitty-in-pink codepink pinkos ARE nazis because they have the same totalitarian socilist beliefs and counter-culture.

Who is funding codepink? Follow the money trail...it leads to names.

"Against all enemies, both foriegn and Domestic", remember. Hmmmm, small cages, Gitmo, indefinite time period. Hint, hint.

Give War a Chance.

Just go to Discoverthenetwork.com - www.discoverthenetwork.com/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6149

The Usual Suspects - George Soros' Open Society Institute and the Ms Foundation for Women - which is channeling monies from The Tides Foundation (Teresa Heinz-Kerry).
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:22:54 AM EDT
Here's an article with more details on the Seditious Traitors conducting this 'Protest' -
www.crosswalk.com/news/1347570.html

Anti-War Protests Target Wounded at Army Hospital
Marc Morano
Senior Staff Writer

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the current home of hundreds of wounded veterans from the war in Iraq, has been the target of weekly anti-war demonstrations since March. The protesters hold signs that read "Maimed for Lies" and "Enlist here and die for Halliburton."

The anti-war demonstrators, who obtain their protest permits from the Washington, D.C., police department, position themselves directly in front of the main entrance to the Army Medical Center, which is located in northwest D.C., about five miles from the White House. Among the props used by the protesters are mock caskets, lined up on the sidewalk to represent the death toll in Iraq. See Video



Code Pink Women for Peace, one of the groups backing anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan's vigil outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford Texas, organizes the protests at Walter Reed as well.

Some conservative supporters of the war call the protests, which have been ignored by the establishment media, "shameless" and have taken to conducting counter-demonstrations at Walter Reed. "[The anti-war protesters] should not be demonstrating at a hospital. A hospital is not a suitable location for an anti-war demonstration," said Bill Floyd of the D.C. chapter of FreeRepublic.com, who stood across the street from the anti-war demonstrators on Aug. 19.

"I believe they are tormenting our wounded soldiers and they should just leave them alone," Floyd added.

According to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, nearly 4,000 individuals involved in the Iraq war were treated at the facility as of March of this year, 1,050 of whom were wounded in battle.

One anti-war protester, who would only identify himself as "Luke," told Cybercast News Service that "the price of George Bush's foreign policy can be seen right here at Walter Reed -- young men who returned from Iraq with their bodies shattered after George Bush sent them to war for a lie."

Luke accused President Bush of "exploiting American soldiers" while "oppressing the other nations of earth." The president "has killed far too many people," he added.

On Aug. 19, as the anti-war protesters chanted slogans such as "George Bush kills American soldiers," Cybercast News Service observed several wounded war veterans entering and departing the gates of Walter Reed, some with prosthetic limbs. Most of the demonstrations have been held on Friday evenings, a popular time for the family members of wounded soldiers to visit the hospital.

But the anti-war activists were unapologetic when asked whether they considered such signs as "Maimed for Lies" offensive to wounded war veterans and their families.

"I am more offended by the fact that many were maimed for life. I am more offended by the fact that they (wounded veterans) have been kept out of the news," said Kevin McCarron, a member of the anti-war group Veterans for Peace.

Kevin Pannell, who was recently treated at Walter Reed and had both legs amputated after an ambush grenade attack near Baghdad in 2004, considers the presence of the anti-war protesters in front of the hospital "distasteful."

When he was a patient at the hospital, Pannell said he initially tried to ignore the anti-war activists camped out in front of Walter Reed, until witnessing something that enraged him.

"We went by there one day and I drove by and [the anti-war protesters] had a bunch of flag-draped coffins laid out on the sidewalk. That, I thought, was probably the most distasteful thing I had ever seen. Ever," Pannell, a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division, told Cybercast News Service.

"You know that 95 percent of the guys in the hospital bed lost guys whenever they got hurt and survivors' guilt is the worst thing you can deal with," Pannell said, adding that other veterans recovering from wounds at Walter Reed share his resentment for the anti-war protesters.

"We don't like them and we don't like the fact that they can hang their signs and stuff on the fence at Walter Reed," he said. "[The wounded veterans] are there to recuperate. Once they get out in the real world, then they can start seeing that stuff (anti-war protests). I mean Walter Reed is a sheltered environment and it needs to stay that way."

McCarron said he dislikes having to resort to such controversial tactics, "but this stuff can't be hidden," he insisted. "The real cost of this war cannot be kept from the American public."

The anti-war protesters claim their presence at the hospital is necessary to publicize the arrivals of newly wounded soldiers from Iraq, who the protesters allege are being smuggled in at night by the Pentagon to avoid media scrutiny. The protesters also argue that the military hospital is the most appropriate place for the demonstrations and that the vigils are designed to ultimately help the wounded veterans.

"If I went to war and lost a leg and then found out from my hospital bed that I had been lied to, that the weapons I was sent to search for never existed, that the person who sent me to war had no plan but to exploit me, exploit the country I was sent to, I would be pretty angry," Luke told Cybercast News Service.

"I would want people to do something about it and if I couldn't get out of my bed and protest myself, I would want someone else to do it in my name," he added.

The conservative counter-demonstrators carry signs reading "Troops out when the job's done," "Thank you U.S. Armed Forces" and "Shameless Pinkos go home." Many wear the orange T-shirts reading "Club G'itmo" that are marketed by conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.

"[The anti-war protesters] have no business here. If they want to protest policy, they should be at the Capitol, they should be at the White House," said Nina Burke. "The only reason for being here is to talk to [the] wounded and [anti-war protests are] just completely inappropriate."

Albion Wilde concurred, arguing that "it's very easy to pick on the families of the wounded. They are very vulnerable ... I feel disgusted.

"[The anti-war protesters] are really showing an enormous lack of respect for just everything that America has always stood for. They lost the election and now they are really, really angry and so they are picking on the wrong people," Wilde added.

At least one anti-war demonstrator conceded that standing out in front of a military hospital where wounded soldiers and their families are entering and exiting, might not be appropriate.

"Maybe there is a better place to have a protest. I am not sure," said a man holding a sign reading "Stop the War," who declined to be identified.

But Luke and the other anti-war protesters dismissed the message of the counter demonstrators. "We know most of the George Bush supporters have never spent a day in uniform, have never been closer to a battlefield than seeing it through the television screen," Luke said.

Code Pink, the group organizing the anti-war demonstrations in front of the Walter Reed hospital, has a controversial leader and affiliations. As Cybercast News Service previously reported, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin has expressed support for the Communist Viet Cong in Vietnam and the Nicaraguan Sandinistas.

In 2001, Benjamin was asked about anti-war protesters sympathizing with nations considered to be enemies of U.S. foreign policy, including the Viet Cong and the Sandinistas. "There's no one who will talk about how the other side is good," she reportedly told the San Francisco Chronicle.

Benjamin has also reportedly praised the Cuban regime of Fidel Castro. Benjamin told the San Francisco Chronicle that her visit to Cuba in the 1980s revealed to her a great country. "It seem[ed] like I died and went to heaven," she reportedly said.

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Anti-War Crowd Backs Notorious Dictators, Communists (Jan. 19, 2005)

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Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:24:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 11:36:02 AM EDT by rayra]
And hey, Absolut - those images seem to be hosted at a Clemson student's site - they were actually taken by Zombie - www.zombietime.com, a long tim eposter and 'Operative' at Little Green Footballs.

ETA - and Zombie is IN SanFran / Berkeley
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:30:08 AM EDT
They couldn't be scummier if they tried. But remember, they support the troops. And how dare you question their patriotism?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:35:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 11:52:34 AM EDT by dinkydow]

Originally Posted By echo459:
Wow, what kind of scumbag would taunt a wounded Soldier/Marine? Those people have no shame.





This isn't somthing "new" this shit has all been done before.They are called dimokrats,now. They used to be called the "Anti-War movement." It is really the anti-USA movement. Some things never change.


Soon the bags of piss and shit will begin pelting our returning soldiers,just like they did in the 60's and 70's.The far left can only hold their hate for patriots in for so long and then...POP!....out it comes.


After I came back from Nam and yes the little bags full of surprises were in the air .....my mother told me that most all of the mothers who had son's serving in Vietnam had been receiving telephone calls from fucking kommies telling them that "We hope your son is killed or steps on a mine and is mutilated....click."

These kinds of cocksuckers have been around for awhile.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:40:49 AM EDT
That is so tacky, rude, crude, and offensive that you'd almost think it was counter-protestors staging it to try and make the anti-war hippies look bad.

Pathetic.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 11:53:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
That is so tacky, rude, crude, and offensive that you'd almost think it was counter-protestors staging it to try and make the anti-war hippies look bad.

Pathetic.

They're claiming just that, all up and down DU - 'Cointelpro!' - even though it is their own key people leading the group, some of them still try to pretend they aren't shoulder to shoulder with these scum.
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