Another open-air memorial in the Washington area is closed and barricaded off: the Iwo Jima Memorial, just across the bridge from D.C. in Rosslyn, Virginia. A source sends along this picture of the barricade set-up at the memorial, which is also called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial: [photo] "I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue," the person who took this picture emails.
Obama´s actions this week simply reinforce the fact that he has absolutely no respect for our country. He is truly not one of us. As to closing the monuments that honor America´s war dead, our 16th president said it best:
- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln 11/19/1863
Please, don´t anyone call zero childish anymore. This is not child´s play - it´s fascism in action and turning up the temperature on the frogs in the pot. Just wait until he has full control of our doctors. Why do you think he´s fighting so hard? What has happened here is Cruz, etc. have forced him to show part of his hand before he planned on it
And don´t forget those huge stockpiles of bullets. I didn´t think our military would ever comply with turning on their fellow citizens but after watching the Park Rangers I´m not so sure. We´ve seen this before in history and we all know how bad that was before it ended. This time could be worse with no US to march in and save the day.
I just saw on the Weekly Standard a picture of the Honor Flight veterans in from of the Iwo Jima Memorial. They took the barricades out. God bless them. As to obozo, he is beginning to sound like a corner hyena. Peron, the Argentine dictator used to shout the same way from the government house when he was cornered and things didn´t go his way. Chavez did the same thing.
I just wonder how many stupid democRATS and lo-info independents still think it was the Republicans that slipped out there in the past days and put up all those damn barricades. THEY still don´t realize they are being played for the stupidest of the stupid.
My FIL recently passed away. He was a veteran of Iwo Jima; second wave to go ashore. He saw a whole lot of death on that island, on both sides. He didn´t talk about it much, but in his later years, he opened up, even writing a summary of the events.
This is the most disgusting act of any American President in history to close what is almost like "Mecca" to these aging veterans, who come to reminisce about their buddies who didn´t make it home. These men feel compelled to do this before they themselves pass from this earth.
How dare this tyrant use heavy-handed, thug-like tactics to prevent these brave Marines from being able to pay homage to their fellow Marines.
It would be interesting to know how many dollars have been spent putting up barricades around passive monuments, parking lots and trail heads. Only a fool would think that this represents any cost savings at all. It is, in fact, nothing but very silly, petty, political theater by people of the same description.
6,000 Marines died on Iwo Jima. Many of them just teenagers. This asshat has the nerve to close this monument as well as he WW II memorial. I hate this mulatto phony btard. People of America, wake up! Time yo take the country back! Semper Fi, my brother Marines! Sgt, USMC 1965-1972.
I think it´s completely bizarre where Obama´s head must be at to ever think this is the right thing to do, the right political thing to do, the right PR thing to do. What a very strange view of the world and this country this very strange man must have. I thought the first day lock up of the WWII memorial was an overzealous administration member and that they would quickly stop doing that and apologize profusely. But no, they continue to block the open air monuments everywhere, even in France. What a crazy unAmerican character he is. Beyond my visceral anger, I am positively dumfounded by the fundamental different-ness of this arrogant cowardly punk.
This morning, October 6 2013, Frank Beckmann of WJR 760 AM (Detroit) interviewed former Congressman Pete Hoekstra (R) regarding this issue since it was a "hot" item in the news. Mr. Hoekstra stated that after a couple of congressmen contacted the the memorial maintenance staff, they removed the barricades for the WWII vets. However, Mr. Hoekstra went on to say that the "Parks Maintenance people(my words)" "DOUBLED DOWN" and increased the barricades around the other memorials. You could still walk to the memorials, but you could not park in the lots, which makes it very diffiicult for those using wheelchairs,crutches, walkers, etc. There are other "punitive" measures taken by the administration against Americans, but I have not established the validity of these, so I will refrain from listing them here.
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