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Forum Post: US War Veterans Tossing Medals Back at NATO Was Heroic Act

Posted 8 years ago on May 24, 2012, 7:35 p.m. EST by Renneye (3874)
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[[ looks like we have some real thinkers amongst our patriots....brave]]

It was one of the most moving experiences many of us had witnessed in our lives. It is hard to describe in words. I couldn’t get the lump out of my throat. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a woman next to me crying. Their words, their voices, crackling under the emotion of their courageous act, breaking under the weight of the pain, the trauma, their anger, sadness, and hope – theirs was a heroic and beautiful act, a moving ceremony. It was a privilege to be there with these women and men who served in our wars.

Operation Iraqi Freedom medal. Tossed. Global War on Terror medal. Thrown. National Defense medal. Pitched. Marine Corps Good Conduct medal. Flung. Navy and Marine Corps medal. Chucked.

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[-] 9 points by Renneye (3874) 8 years ago

This takes guts.. Some people would see it as unpatriotic, but I see it as the epitome of patriotism. Looking at the truth and realizing they were just pawns used in a governments chess game. It had nothing to do with fighting for human rights.

[-] 4 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 8 years ago

Good post, Renneye. This incident, which will probably go largely unnoticed in the MSM, marks an important point, I think. When OWS began, I thought it would be damned near impossible to get the military on our side. Not necessarily calling themselves OWSers, of course, but just getting them on the same side of the fence. This incident suggests that it's not nearly the impossibility I believed last year. And like the Optor manual (and others) says, one of the vital keys to a successful revolution is to have the police and the military on your side. Without them, you will fail.

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

Good one Renneye and thanks for the post.

These guys are heroes, both for getting the medals and for throwing them back in disgust.

And some people say you're only about some theory or something.

I never doubted you.

[-] 1 points by Renneye (3874) 8 years ago

Wait a minute.....hang on....LOL....I just gotta get up off the floor...fell out of my chair! I'm ok, bigfoot is helping me up.

My favorite question is and will probably always be "Why?". It leads me in many directions, and my views run the gamut. Some you will like, and others you won't, and its all ok!

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 8 years ago

It's like I keep trying to tell that dip shit that keeps picking on you.

It's all a conspiracy theory, and trashy is the biggest one of all.

[-] 3 points by francismjenkins (3713) 8 years ago

As an Iraq vet, for those who had it much worse than me, I think it's important for this country to hear what you have to say.

[-] 1 points by Renneye (3874) 8 years ago

I couldn't agree more with you francis. Now we just have to convince someone in the MSM of the same thing. Thank you for your sacrifice. I think, as I'm sure you can attest to, that there are more vets and active military that know exactly what's going on, than we know. I hope this is true of the police forces as well, although I think it will take them a little longer as they've not seen the uglier side of war. The side that doesn't make sense, that wakes up soldiers and makes them think. I respect you, so I hope I've not been too presumptuous here.

[-] 3 points by Odin (583) 8 years ago

This was truly a very touching, sad act of courage. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Renneye.

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 8 years ago

Great post - especially for today - Memorial Day -

[-] 2 points by establishmentsucks (4) 8 years ago

This is huge. The entire system is collapsing.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago

NATO: Vets Give Back Medals

One of the biggest events was a march led by Iraq Veterans Against the War but included thousands of veterans of the war in Afghanistan and other anti-war protesters as well. Many of them took their medals and threw them on the streets of Chicago, not far from where the Nato Summit was being held. Joe Macaré of Truthout and an editor and contributor at the Occupied Chicago Tribune joins the show.

[-] 0 points by vvv0619 (19) 8 years ago
[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 8 years ago


did they skip any?