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Iwo Jima Memorial Closed,
Barricades Erected (Update:
Vets Break Through)

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/5/2013 4:47:45 PM

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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: busterman, 10/5/2013 4:55:45 PM     (No. 9551890)

Isn´t this the Memorial the Marines dutifully keep the Marine Corps emblem (Eagle Globe and Anchor) polished?

I´d like to see a Park Policeman try and keep that from happening.

From a USAF guy, Semper Fi to my Marine brothers and sisters.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 10/5/2013 4:56:02 PM     (No. 9551891)

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

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/5/2013 4:57:53 PM     (No. 9551896)

Obama gives bottom feeding scum a bad name.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 2dogs, 10/5/2013 4:59:12 PM     (No. 9551898)

We should all post this picture on Facebook!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Aria, 10/5/2013 5:06:08 PM     (No. 9551909)

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.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/5/2013 5:08:35 PM     (No. 9551914)

I love it! Bravo to the vets. This should go viral.

The bottom picture will bring tears to your eyes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 10/5/2013 5:11:32 PM     (No. 9551918)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Polecat49, 10/5/2013 5:18:35 PM     (No. 9551926)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PI65, 10/5/2013 5:19:16 PM     (No. 9551927)

Semper Fi

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Reply 10 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/5/2013 5:23:55 PM     (No. 9551937)

#5, Park Rangers are wannabes. The vast majority of the real military won´t turn. They are of the mindset of the brave vets breaking through the barriers!



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Reply 11 - Posted by: thelmalou, 10/5/2013 5:25:25 PM     (No. 9551941)

God bless them every one. For Iwo Jima, and for this.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/5/2013 5:25:50 PM     (No. 9551942)

Does 0b@$tard think these vets don´t have families? Kids and grand kids and great grand kids?

Does he think that contempt and hate for him isn´t going to trickle down?

I hope my great grandchildren live long enough to see 0b@$tard´s gravesite tuned into a public toilet.

And make their own contribution.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: trackman999, 10/5/2013 5:34:18 PM     (No. 9551953)

Million vet march is planned for DC on Sunday , Oct, 13 , 9 a.mread about it at http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judith, 10/5/2013 5:53:47 PM     (No. 9551979)

I wonder what is happening at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/5/2013 6:43:31 PM     (No. 9552041)

Thanks for the link #13.

That goes to the Gateway Pundit, here´ the direct link to the info re the march:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/calling-all-patriots-million-veteran-march-on-the-d-c-memorials-october-13th/

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 10/5/2013 6:43:38 PM     (No. 9552043)

For that disgrace that occupies out White House, there is no statute of limitations for Treason. The Dems should burn for what they are trying to do.

MSgt USAF (ret)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 10/5/2013 7:11:31 PM     (No. 9552081)

Barricades should be moved and placed around the White House.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TigerLilly, 10/5/2013 7:52:31 PM     (No. 9552105)

God bless these vets who are still on the front lines fighting for their country. I hope the rest of us can be as brave as them when we are needed.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: zaphod, 10/5/2013 7:54:23 PM     (No. 9552106)

Barry-cades!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Larryk, 10/5/2013 7:57:02 PM     (No. 9552109)



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Reply 21 - Posted by: zaphod, 10/5/2013 8:08:00 PM     (No. 9552117)

Barack-aids?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/5/2013 8:41:23 PM     (No. 9552135)

Have they closed the recently opened Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial???
I seriously doubt it.

Liberals loathe the military, period, past, present, or future. Pay no attention to the false platitudes that come from their mouths.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/5/2013 8:50:45 PM     (No. 9552141)

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.

Marines - "Semper Fi"
Obama - "Go to hell"

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Reply 24 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/5/2013 8:55:16 PM     (No. 9552148)

What #23 said.
Go to hell or back to Kenya, Obama.
You have no place in America.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: EQKimball, 10/5/2013 9:08:08 PM     (No. 9552162)

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.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: thewarden, 10/5/2013 10:45:06 PM     (No. 9552244)

Sad that, present company excluded, most of the real men in this country are in wheelchairs and walkers.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jimkata, 10/5/2013 10:48:26 PM     (No. 9552247)

This is what is wrong with total government control. This whole park thing is the tip of the iceberg of what a controlling soviet style government is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 10/5/2013 11:19:20 PM     (No. 9552279)

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.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ocjim, 10/6/2013 3:56:33 AM     (No. 9552388)

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.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/6/2013 4:17:31 AM     (No. 9552393)

A president who was a veteran would never treat veterans and their monuments this way, because he would understand what they had sacrificed.

This poseur does not deserve to polish their shoes.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: radmani, 10/7/2013 3:45:52 PM     (No. 9554590)

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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Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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