Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 29, 2012, 9:41 a.m. EST by arturo
from Shanghai, Shanghai
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In the shadow of the Nato summit, under the watchful eyes of a phalanx of full-black-clad riot police, dozens of former servicemen and women in uniform, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, threw away their medals, with apologies. Some shared their pain, their torments, their nightmares. Others chanted Occupy slogans.
Remember the marine sergeant who stood up to the police for OWS protestors about a year ago? It seems that veterans are a natural ally for the protest movement. If a civil war comes to the US, wouldn't it be better to have these guys on the side of the 99%?