Not just pesky peaceniks dressed in pink, Code Pink's latest hate crime is defacing military recruiting stations. Claiming to support our troops, they instead abuse them, through what they call 'positive social change and creative protest'.
My husband and I went to the movie last night and was happy to see a very positive, several minutes long film-ad by the National Guard, recounting it's service over the decades right up to today, fighting during wartime, and coming to the aid of Americans during natural disasters. We were so impressed with the quality and message, and commented to one another that it is a great answer to the increasing anti-ROTC and military recruiting on school campuses.
However, anti-military recruiting is not just seen on campuses, but also outside military recruiting offices. Such as CBS reported a couple of weeks ago:
"Marine Captain Richard Lund recruits college students and graduates as candidates for officer positions in the marines. But carrying out that job in Berkeley is not always an easy task.
He has listened to a variety of complaints from members of the anti-war group Code Pink in recent weeks.
'We are so shocked and horrified that the Marines have come to Berkeley to prey on our children,' said Zanne Joi, a Code Pink member.
Last week, the Code Pink group protested by defacing the recruiting center and calling the recruiters liars."
The pro-troop organization, MoveAmericaForward also reported:
"The past few weeks, anti-military activists led by Code Pink have been vandalizing the U.S. Marine Recruiting Center in Berkeley, California. They've harassed the staff, new recruits, called the officer in charge, Captain Richard Lund, a "liar" and a "traitor," and are pressuring the landlord to kick the Marines out.
This follows a wave orf anti-military actions in the Bay Area you might have heard about (the most recent was when Oakland International Airport officials classified a planeload of Marines returning from Iraq as "cargo" and would not let the Marines de-plane in the passenger terminal, because of their disdain for the military).
Local governments banned Jr. ROTC from schools; the city of San Francisco prohibited the Marines from filming a commercial in the streets if Marines would be in attendance; an airplane full of Marines returning from Iraq to Oakland International Airport were classified as cargo and prohibited from being allowed in the passenger terminal because of disdain for the military; an effort was made to ban the Blue Angels from flying overhead during Fleet Week because the super-skilled pilots are deemed too militaristic.
Now the rabid anti-military organization Code Pink has vandalized the local Marine recruiting office in Berkeley, Calif. They're staging vigils at the recruiting center where they harass new recruits, deface the building and insult the staff. They called Capt. Richard Lund of the office "a traitor" – an insult reminiscent of MoveOn.org's attack on Gen. David Petraeus as 'General Betray Us.'"
Mom was right: Actions do speak louder than words.
I don't care what the 'peace' movement says about how much they support our troops. their actions prove they are lying. And for those of said movement who don't do these kinds of shameful deeds, they are supporting them when they don't speak out against them.
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