NewsFlash from the Port

11:50PM UPDATE: Things have gotten pretty ugly downtown. I've heard reports of police vehicles attacked with rocks, and windows of police cars being broken. This makes me very sad. It didn't need to get this out of hand. Violence begets violence. The scene was peaceful until the police made it violent. I can only assume that they got what they wanted. Our downtown was turned into a war zone by those tasked to keep the peace.

I can't wait to hear the responses to this.

This is my last update of the night, I'm going to bed.

11:29 UPDATE: Primary source confirmed concussion grenades and lots of gas, he then had to get off the phone because the riot police were advancing again. He did report that the crowd was still at about 200.

11:20 UPDATE: A secondary source just checked in and reported that the police indeed did move in, tonight with gas and rubber bullets. The source witnessed one woman shot in face with a rubber bullet.

A convoy of trucks came through where the secondary blockade was and the police managed to scatter the people enough to get the trucks out. The people from the primary blockade rushed over to attempt to block the convoy when the police attacked with gas and rubber bullets. Also reported that at least 10 people were severely affected by gas.

11:15 UPDATE: I haven't heard back from my contact yet, I'm a little worried. I stepped outside and heard lot's of sirens from that area, also a loud bang, maybe concussion grenade. I also heard other loud noises, maybe a train.

10:48PM UPDATE: The situation is still calm. The scene looks like this: There is a line of cops in front of the port gates. Then the group of women who were seated on the ground. They are being arrested one by one and taken to police vans. There is another line of cops in front of them keeping the big crowd back. The main blockade is still holding and another group has split off to block the road that goes around the port down to Anthony's Hearthfire in case the military tries to use that road.

My source mentioned nothing about the counter protesters, they are quiet now.

10:54 UPDATE UPDATE: All of the women have been put on the bus and the riot police are now masking up. The main crowd has formed a seated blockade in the street, and are basically watching the police prepare to gas them.

Again, more when I know it.

10:05PM UPDATE: No Stryker vehicle movement yet. Police did not rush into the crowd. YAY! They are arresting people one by one in a very orderly fashion. About 15 arrests so far. AND, the crowd of demonstrators is at about 200 people now.

When I know more, so do you.

9:35 UPDATE: Police have issued a final order to disperse. 100+ anti-war demonstrators are seated on the ground in defiance of the Port Of Olympia being used in support of the Iraq War. 40 or so riot police are most likely moments away from descending upon the crowd.

9:15PM UPDATE: I'm using this thread as it on the front page already.

The police have given a dispersal order. From my experience that means the police will wait a few minutes, and if the demonstrators don't leave, they will attack. Remember that this is a group of people sitting on the ground, probably chanting or singing, but primarily being non-violent; and the police will most likely soon rush them with gas, rubber bullets and batons.

A soldier from the Stryker Brigade just walked out of the port, up to the protesters, shook their hands and said, "Thank You for doing this. Fuck this shit. I'm not going to kill anybody else."

He then joined the protesters and is talking with the Veterans For Peace crowd right now.

Also, the pro-troops crowd is larger than it has been tonight and is, according to my source, "Looking for a fight". One has been arrested already for ripping signs away from protesters and attempting to tear them up.

More to come when I get it.

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It looks like..

the police may still attack.

I'm listening to Free Radio

I'm listening to Free Radio Olympia online, they have live coverage of what's going on. It sounds like the police did arrest and pepperspray people, and a convoy of Strykers did manage to leave to port but was followed by a large group of protesters.

Breaking out windows? This

Breaking out windows? This is not going to go over well.

and a dumpster was thrown into a stryker vehicle's path..

around 11:10pm or so I heard lots of sirens from all over the place, then saw many cop cars show up around 4th & plum. an intersection I can't see too incredibly well from where I live. But I saw police cars escorting a bunch of stryker vehicles and I heard lots of yelling and commotion, from the demonstrators/rioters in the area. I heard what sounded like a loud gunshot or noise/sound grenade (ah.. takes me back to WTO protest 99). I heard honking cars from elsewhere in all this time. dumpsters being rolled into the street. Then somebody shoved a dumpster right in the way of a stryker and I watched in awe as this stryker kept driving east on 4th avenue with this grey dumpster wedged beneath the front end of it, not slowing down, STILL driving and dragging this dumpster along. fucking A The stryker vehicles around that time (11:20?) hit plum/4th going south, then they all took a left up 4th instead of going straight for the freeway. Was the freeway entrance blockaded or something? I saw all this from my window thinking damn if this is just what I can see from my place, what else is going on out there??!

Nonviolent protest?

Tonight OlyPMR has rewritten Gandhi's rules for civil disobedience.

1. The resister will harbor no anger OlyPMR- The resister will be irrationally pissed off at anyone who disagrees with him.

2. He will suffer the anger of the opponent. OlyPMR- He will never let any comment or provocation go unanswered without a retort or greater provocation.

3. In so doing he will put up with assaults from the opponent, never retaliate; but he will not submit, out of fear of punishment or the like, to any order given in anger. OlyPMR- In doing so he will never put up with assaults from the opponent and will always retaliate but NEVER in a way that requires physical courage or emotional maturity. Such retaliation should preferably be against persons or property which have nothing to do with the resistor or opponent.

4. When any person in authority seeks to arrest a civil resister, he will voluntarily submit to the arrest, and he will not resist the attachment or removal of his own property, if any, when it is sought to be confiscated by authorities. OlyPMR- When a person in authority gives a a resister a lawful order he will ignore the order. He will then be surprised and irrationally angry when the person in authority actually exercises said authority and arrests the resister.

5. If a civil resister has any property in his possession as a trustee, he will refuse to surrender it, even though in defending it he might lose his life. He will, however, never retaliate. OlyPMR- (The analogy starts to break down a bit but...) The resister will gain revenge against his opponent by attacking the property and freedom of movement of average citizens, businesses and government officials who have nothing to do with the issue at hand. Such attacks will surely bring them to our point of view.

6. Non-retaliation excludes swearing and cursing. OlyPMR- Swearing and cursing are the preferred method of communication with those who disagree with us

7. Therefore a civil resister will never insult his opponent, and therefore also not take part in many of the newly coined cries which are contrary to the spirit of ahimsa (nonviolence). OlyPMR- A resister should insult his opponent whenever possible. We define "nonviolence" like George Bush defines "torture", so all our actions are nonviolent...because we say so. .

8. A civil resister will not salute the Union Jack, nor will he insult it or officials, English or Indian. OlyPMR- US flags, if carried at all MUST be carried upside down or with a gigantic peace symbol in place of stars. Such representations of the Nation's most sacred symbol will demonstrate how much we really really support the troops.

9. In the course of the struggle if anyone insults an official or commits an assault upon him, a civil resister will protect such official or officials from the insult or attack even at the risk of his life. OlyPMR- We will take actions which the vast majority of our community (even those who agree with our motives) believe to be disrespectful and insulting. We will secretly believe most in the community don't have the balls or intelligence to come to our side. Though we will give lip-service to the concept of "honest and open" debate, we have no interest in listening to anyone else's point of view.

To say "it was peaceful

To say "it was peaceful until the police escalated it" is like a rapist saying "I was getting mine until the police killed the mood."

Maybe I should refer to the police as "those meddling kids"?

That arrested woman from the Olympian's article, who was released early due to a heart condition, had it right when she referred to her fellow criminals as "little girls"

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What is the goal again?

First, thanks Rob for the reporting on last night

I am a bit confused here. But trying to be open minded. The military cargo and strykers are coming BACK to Ft Lewis. Not going out. Don't we want our troops and war machines/equipment to come back home? Or does OPMR ideally want to keep it all stalled up at the port? For how long? The civil disobedience actions seem to be aiming to keep all this equipment at the port behind the gates.
I guess I haven't read enough OPMR statements or something, their publications/flyers aren't that widely available in the local area unless you're totally in the know or something. So I'm guessing. I'm guessing they want to keep backing up all this gear until it pressures the Port of Olympia to stop taking shipments. Then other ports will have to take them. Then let me guess-- one by one all these other ports will want to stop taking in this equipment? Until it's all just hanging out on ships in the ocean? For how long? Should it all stay in Iraq instead then?
Are the convoys and the cargo targeted simply because it's been used in Iraq, whether or not it is being sent into battle? Ft Lewis if anything is the main source of all outgoing Ft Lewis troops and military support.

If the "civil" disobedience were against outgoing military support then I think I'd feel much more enthusiastic about the demonstrating and civil disobedience and chaos. The only way I participated last night was by picking up a garbage can, and its contents, spilled down the street from me. Which a radical resister radically dumped on the edge of the fucking street (not even to obstruct anything) for un-radical me to be reasonably disgruntled about. Even I won't be won over with the "symbol" of a trash can dumped on the ground. As I was picking it up with a friend and putting the trash back in a crazy woman dozens of feet from me was yelling LEAVE IT DOWN!! LEAVE IT DOWN!! I mean, give me a BREAK

But I digress, this isn't a dumped garbage can. Olympians who have been living here for decades, not just a couple years (ahem) are going to be fucking pissed about all last night's chaos today but I guess they "just don't get it" right? They don't get the news of cop cars attacked (well this one is debatable), A US Bank's windows smashed, trash all over streets, cops having rocks thrown at them, concrete poured on train tracks (um, CAN that derail a train? "hey mr. train engineer, better not take this train anywhere because if you do you're fucked!" fucking A). If you blow off average Olympians for not getting it then my friends, you have strayed so far from the mainstream that you really don't care about what they think or whether or not you're winning them over. Which means it doesn't fly as well when you chant "our" port, "our" streets etc. I mean look, I'm out there, I think 9/11 was an inside job and that martial law could be coming (uh, ya might want to tip them off that you're a "threat") but I'm not going to join a fucking riot in this town because military cargo is coming BACK to the states

D'oh

My bad Rob, I didn't see the update written at the top. Sorry :(

Police "attacking"

It is called dispersing a crowd that has repeatedly refused lawful orders to get out of the street and stop impeding the lawful flow of traffic.

The Police are acting in defense of the city and of the trucks being blocked. The protesters blocking the shipments are engaging in an attack against the trucks and truckers. In essence the protesters are engaging in an assault upon the public order (they are breaching the peace), and the cops are charged with defending that peace. You cannot fault self defense.

 

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Information about AWOL, Desertion Here:

http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/267/
Our military men and women should know that there are organizations and people willing to help them process thoughts and feelings about going AWOL or deserting, and willing to help them if they ultimately or even on the spur of the moment decide to go AWOL or desert.
If some of our military men and women are inspired to go AWOL or desert by the actions of Olympia Port Militarization Resistance (PMR), it is, I think, incumbant on us in PMR to assist them. At least, I feel that way.
However, the consequences are to a considerable extent the responsibility of the one thinking of going AWOL or deserting. I say that as a former Army squad leader who refused to carry a weapon halfway through a tour in a previous war. I expected help from no one for doing that, nor sympathy, and sought neither. But I admired greatly the organizations and people involved in war resistance then in all sectors of human society, and I know that had I sought their help, they would have given it freely and generously.
I welcome anyone who decides to join the demonstrations at the Port of Olympia--college students, soldiers, truckers, port workers, government officials, counterprotesters, supervised children, and police officers included. 
Together, our efforts can close the ports of Puget Sound to the transport back and forth of war material. Let's do it! The whole world depends on it.
--Member, Buddhist Peace Fellowship and Veterans for Peace
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Aiding in desertion is a crime...

Would soliciting underage sex or selling illegal drugs be tolerated here? Maybe soliciting and aiding in desertion should not be tolerated.

 

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Tenzing, help me

How many chapters in Veterans for Peace? I explored the group here in Oly and found that the overwhelming majority were associate members and had never been in the military. Is this the case throughout the whole organization? Does anyone know of any groups that meet regularly that are made up of people against the current situation but do not subscribe to the President is Hitler, "were in a dictatorship, America is to blame for everything category. Throw me a bone here....help

I know many are veterans. I

I know many are veterans. I want to know the breakdown. The membership app says you have to provide the DD214 but I was told that if you couldnt find it thats ok, most of us couldnt. I am looking for a home and found that that wasn't it. Again, help me! Aco 2/75,B co 3/75, Bco 3rd US INF TOG

VFP

I only know of two VFP groups in NW Washington. I can;t seem to get a ride to the one nearest me so I'm not locally active; and I hear the membership's low and not very active. Can't drive--bad eyes.
If I lived near Olympia I'd be an active member of the Rachel Corrie Chapter there. 
If things aren't always up to our standards or expectations, a good thing to do sometimes is to try to use our presence to find common goals and practices. I know Wes Patterson's involved in that group. I've shared a war with him, and a jail cell too :) I'd gladly share chapter membership with him, and others there as well. I believe Molly Gibbs is an active member. There are, sure, honorary or associate members. Sometimes they're the most active and supportive.
As to not remembering details of long-ago service: my war was 40 years ago. There's a lot I've forgotten. And some of us suffer from memory loss associated with our service. There's going to be an epidemic of that with our most recent war, judging from the incidence of PTSD and brain trauma.
Hope this helps.
124th Signal Bn, 3rd Artillery, 4th Inf, Camp Enari, and guess what--I'm not absolutely sure what company I was in, let alone platoon. I think C, and 1st, respectively. But I won't swear to it. :)
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radio free olympia

http://www.frolympia.org/website/
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Merwyn ~ Excellent!

To say "it was peaceful until the police escalated it" is like a rapist saying "I was getting mine until the police killed the mood."

You just summed it all up in one well stated sentence for me!  Thank you!

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Good points. I don't

Good points. I don't recognize you, welcome to OlyBlog.

If you'll forgive me being a nanny our f-bomb permissions are rationed out. You might be able to get some black market f-bomb stamps but I've already said too much.

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Six

For real, we all can go over this again and again, but we aren't going to get anywhere with it. It's time to let the game play out. Know what I mean?

Strange,

All of the people I know that are Oly members are actual veterans. I haven't seen their member list though.

Aiding and Abetting

A far greater crime is aiding and abetting an illegal war and occupation. And the killing of 3,860 American men and women. And the killing of up to a million Iraqis. And the driving into exile of 4.3 million Iraqis. . . . Ad nauseum.
What are you aiding and abetting, 'security_six'?
Should it be tolerated?
You be the judge.
I try to be helpful to everyone, without discrimination. For example, I would help a police officer or counterdemonstrator if he or she were injured at a PMR action. And I try very hard to help Pres. Bush by attempting to stop him from further violating the basic tenets of his professed faith. I will surely try to help a soldier willing to put his or her weapon down and join PMR.
Thank You, Lt. Watada, and all other military men and women who possess the courage and will to face down the war machine.
Peace.
More than a word.
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hmm I did use f-bomb a lot.

yeah I'm new here. hello!

Uh...

The guys on Radio Free are not being honest.  Many statements they've made are either out of context of flat wrong.  Big Sky Airlines hasn't flown out of Olympia for years.

Let the games begin...

It's just that the same issues keep popping back up, which indicates that the same ground must be trod upon.

 

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Don't take it the wrong way

It wasn't when I checked in July. In fact to join you didn't even need to provide you DD214 to prove anything. I hope to hell I was wrong but many at the gathering said many odd things for veterans. Not remembering unit names or where basic training was conducted.

How am I responsible...

I do not care to discuss "legal" or "illegal" war but I am doing no more than paying my taxes each year. I imagine you do the same. I have written my elected officials about my views on the war, but as shocking as it may be to you, I have more important things to do with my time. Our rights at home are being systematically stripped. This to me is the greater evil.

So how am I "aiding and abetting" this "illegal war" and are you and all your friends gonna come put me under some false "citizens arrest"? Try that one and see how far you get. Heck, if you want to do it, I'll set up a meeting place, and have a cop standing by to take custody.

Put your money where your mouth is. If I am aiding and abetting the horrible crimes you state, then perform a citizen's arrest.

 

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No threats intended

I asked you the same question you posed to me--no threats whatsoever expressed or intended. 
The war in Irak is illegal by international law--and international law supercedes U. S. law. So writing elected officials about your view about the war is commendable.
Thank you for doing that.

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Now...

We have a caller who doesn't lose sleep when cops dies.  He also hates banks.  Reporting many at the port were in combat mode and communicating with military speech.  Caller very frustrated and doesn't believe the troublemakers include protest leadership.

1st platoon, C Company 787th

1st platoon, C Company 787th MPBN, Ft. McClellan AL

This is a soveriegn nation...

Within our borders our law is law. Screw this international law BS. If it plays out on the international stage (as Iraq) then hold someone accountable per international law. If it plays out in our own borders, the UN can take a flying leap off the nearest cliff. I will not surrender my sovereignty to the UN. If they don't like what goes on at home F- em.

Whatever Iraq is, and I do not care to speculate, the buck stops where our borders begin. I will never support "international law" flouting domestic law. Ever.

 

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Reporting many at the port

Reporting many at the port were in combat mode and communicating with military speech.

I think that's funny, because it was probably just your normal "Alpha Tango Bravo"-type stuff. I got a laugh when O.J. Simpson's Las Vegas raid was described as "militaristic." As if that means there's military training involved.

Any 13-year old with the latest Tom Clancy game has a basic idea of "military speech."

Lima Oscar Lima :-)

It makes sense when you have to talk over a radio, nothing "military" about it. In fact there are several variations on the theme.

 

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Just to be clear about the "law"

According to our constitution, any treaty is considered the "supreme law of the land." Look it up. When we signed the UN Charter, we made it so.

Mercy Sakes

I heard lots of military lingo in the 70s.

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The Constitution

Is the Supreme Law of the Land. Any treaty that violates any provision in the Constitution is unconstitutional. The only way to change the way the Constitution works is through amendment not treaty.

 

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Like I said, look it up

I think it's in article six of the constitution. Any ratified treaty is considered, like laws created by congress, to be the supreme law of the land. Now if congress passes an unconstitutional law, then of course, the constitution supercedes it.

Not the Alphabet

He made no mention of using the phonetic alphabet.  The phrases equate to battlefield talk.  "Hold the line" - "Retreat" - "I'm hit" were a few examples.  The caller was actually denouncing this mentality and was tired of the machoism being displayed by some of the protestors.  Sorry, I didn't catch his name but he was all fired up!

I could see both sides using

I could see both sides using those three lines.

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hm

I always plan to go to the meetings but I'm usually busy on the weekends when they meet.

I couldn't find a list of members on the website.

Well said

Merwyn!

 

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I believe the goal is to discourage the use of

the Port of Olympia for military purposes. As costly as this last unloading has been, I imagine the protesters might have inched towards that goal.

ah

and I guess i'll keep my ear open to more OPMR opinion in case i've missed something

whatever y'all do beware of big brother!

no way

Also, the pro-troops crowd is larger than it has been tonight and is, according to my source, "Looking for a fight". One has been arrested already for ripping signs away from protesters and attempting to tear them up.

As OlyBlog is extremely moderate (usually) compared to the vitriol found in the Olympian's comments, and considering what has been said here over the past few days...I can't say I'm surprised. Sad, but not surprised.

The story about the Stryker soldier, if it holds up to be true, is pretty awesome.

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Interesting...

And so it begins. I predict riots.

 

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Is this funny?

Tell me this is your idea of a joke.


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I'm not sure I get your

I'm not sure I get your reason for asking that. I predict trouble too. I'm not wishing it, but I can sense it. I'd be glad to be wrong.

And I, for one, aren't trying to be funny.

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As I said...

Interesting. There will be repercussions from all of this. It is simply getting worse. I make no judgment at this point, simply sit back and watch the coming storm.

 

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My home on puget...

Overlooks most of downtown Olympia.. and for the last half hour all I have been able to hear are cop cars yelps from non-cops and loud bangs.. things that sound like dumptrucks.

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Makes my night

The news about the soldier is very good to hear.

I'd like to see video of the

I'd like to see video of the Soldier doing this, because I almost refuse to believe this happened. Just leaving his squad (or platoon; however many people are there) to join the people protesting? No way.

And then you have to consider he was leaving his post to do so.

I'm sorry I can't give you

I'm sorry I can't give you his name, he's asked that it not be shared. I imagine this will make the news at some point. The source I got the information from had no reason to make this up, is somebody I have known for a long time, and I trust him. I understand if that's not good enough for you, but I can assure you that it is fact.

If you're willing to put

If you're willing to put that much into it I can, also.

But you're former military. Can you imagine actually leaving your squad while you're carrying out an official duty to join a protest? I don't care if the protest was about the sky being blue and your duty was a detail of scrubbing the shitter.

How well do you think that would go over with your buddies, nevermind your NCOIC or OIC (and First Sergeant and Company Commander and on up the chain)?

Hey

I'm right there with you. I'm amazed by it. If I had heard it from anybody else I might not believe it. It brought a tear to my eye when I heard it, the intensity of the decision he just made is really incredible.

I'm Not Surprised

I know several on the blog are currently in the military or veterans of military service and I could see the story about the soldier holding up.  For all we know his EAOS is near and he's ready to walk.  We also don't know anything about his status within the Army.  I remember my first days in the deck department on an aircraft carrier and recall several sailors continually getting crappy duty.  Fire watch was another area where underperformers were sent.  I would bet the duty at the port isn't much better, if not worse.

And finally, did we honestly believe Watada would be alone?  The Army is huge - we can't expect all soldiers to honor their duty with integrity.

I find it improbable

that Rob would make up such a story...it's pretty unusual. If he wanted to make up something more "realistic" you'd think he would've done that, because it'd be accepted more widely. Thanks, Rob.

I believe it when...

I see it. The thought of a soldier doing that is unfathomable. He would have to leave his buddies he has been to combat with to throw in with folks he does not even have the slightest idea who they are, Even if you disagree with a deployment, disagree with politics of the deployment the thought of doing what is described is beyond comprehension. Those of us with experience in combat arms know exactly what I am speaking of. The duty of that man was to move equipment from the port to Ft. Lewis, if he did anything less he failed the men aroud him. If it is a true account of what happened I also wouldn't get really excited over it, the integrity of someone like that would have to be called into question. Do I hate the war, yes, absolutely. Do I hate it enough to be blind to the fact that a well trained, lethal, agile fighting force is absolutely needed, no, not at all. Supporting behavior like the type described undermines that goal which in turn undermines our republic.

If I cannot imagine it

it cannot be true.

Hmmm

Very good. Made me think......waiting....nope...Still can't imagine it. Very good though and I mean that. This blogging stuff just may work.

NEW UPDATE

President Bush himself stopped by the port. He shook protesters hands and told them he would meet their demands. He said he would immediately begin withdrawing troops from Iraq. He also said he would be sending all the convoys back to Iraq. Oh. Wait a minute.

just posting to promote the

just posting to promote the thread

Is it not getting enough

Is it not getting enough attention?

just wanted people to see

just wanted people to see the update

See the update....

See the protesters run! Run protesters run! :-p

 

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no

not funny

running

beats getting pepper sprayed and pushed around by batons.

 

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Six, why don't you go down to the Port and

tell the protesters that to their bloody-eyed, tearing, coughing faces?

I'm sure

They learned that lesson.

 

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