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Vigils Planned by MoveOn to Mark 4 years of War in Palo Alto

Original post made by Alice Smith on Mar 18, 2007

MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION
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> More than 64 Iraq Anniversary Vigils in our Region
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> and over 1,000 Vigils Nationwide Will Reject Escalation,
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> Honor the Sacrifice and Urge Withdrawal of Troops

Please see the following information on selected vigils in the Bay Area where attendance is expected to be high on Monday evening, March 19. Local residents and speakers will be at these events to highlight why voters in the Bay Area oppose the President's escalation and to demand an end to the war. For a complete list of all local MoveOn vigils on the 19th, please see: Web Link


> Palo Alto, 6:30 p.m. at Colorado and Middlefield - > Contact: Peggy Kenny 650-494-1343
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> Palo Alto, 7:15 p.m. at Bowden Park Contact: Mary Ann Furda 650-322-5112
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> Palo Alto, 7:30 p.m. at Embarcadero at El Camino Real Contact: Jacqui Stewart 650-799-5602 and Christiane Cook 650-384-0449
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> Palo Alto, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall > Contact: Elaine El Bizri 650-796-5866
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> Speakers available for interviews before the events are:

> Karen Meredith, Gold Star Mother for Peace, Palo Alto Area
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> Contact Info: kensmomkm@gmail.com 650-967-3611 Her son Lt Ken Ballard was
> a marine who was killed in Iraq in 2004. She is very active in Mountain
> View Voices for Peace.

> Darrel Batchelder, Vietnam Vet, Palo Alto Area Contact Info:
> djbatchelder@earthlink.net (c) 650-465-6764
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> Tom Mahon, Move On Vigil Coordinator Lafayette Crosses Vigil
> tmahon3@earthlink.net (925) 200-5165
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> Aaron Newmann, MoveOn Regional Coordinator, San Mateo/SF
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> aaron_newman@hotmail.com 650-467-1199 (day) 415-505-8699 (after)
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> Nancy Stark MoveOn SF Council - Say OUT! SF Vigil Organizer
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> nancysstark@yahoo.com c 415.290.2441 vm/p 415.443.7717
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Comments (27)

Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2007 at 6:35 am

If your side wins, Saddam will smile on you for your assistance in sustaining terror. Hope you look good in a burkah


Posted by Citizen, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2007 at 9:28 am

Walter - you rock. Your posts are all gems. I am sure dozens of PA liberal nutjobs will be all riled up by your comments, but I just wanted to say that you are great.


Posted by Silver Bullet, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2007 at 10:36 am

I'm confused by the subject line of this thread "Vigils Planned ... to Mark 4 Years of War in Palo Alto."
I didn't realize there was a war going on in Palo Alto. Are they talking about the MI debate?


Posted by I willing to go now, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2007 at 11:16 am

I was going to stay home, but since this will apparently result in Walter wearng a burkah some day. I'll go now.


Posted by Mil-Spec, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 18, 2007 at 11:32 am

I plan on flying the American flag to commemorate this date.


Posted by Marvin, a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Mar 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm

Will these vigils contain the usual element of Israel bashing?


Posted by Tim, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

I find it funny that we have peace vigils thoughtout the country while the graphic battle 300 is the #1 movie at the box office. What a country!


Posted by Alice Smith, a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 19, 2007 at 9:05 am

This is a silent vigil, and intended to be a reminder that many brave Americans have lost their lives or been seriously injured in a war which was entered into on false premises and which has destabilized the Middle East. There should be no political signs, just candles and silence. Please do not be disresectful to the many brave soldiers we want to honor. Stopping the carnage is my personal goal by silent protest.


Posted by Tim, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 19, 2007 at 10:04 am

Alice,

I'm confused. How can it be a silent vigil/protest for our brave soldiers when there will be speakers demanding a end to the war?


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2007 at 3:13 pm


Wally:

Why should Americans worry about burqas any more than we worry about yarmulkes?

Seriously.


Posted by Simon, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 19, 2007 at 3:41 pm

"Will these vigils contain the usual element of Israel bashing?
Posted by Marvin, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm "

The answer apparently is "yes":

"Why should Americans worry about burqas any more than we worry about yarmulkes? Seriously. Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, 23 minutes ago"


Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2007 at 4:02 pm

When was the last time a Jew stoned a woman for not wearing a Yamulka?


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 19, 2007 at 8:44 pm


Wally,

Muslims didn't touch WTC 7.

Neither FEMA nor NIST have been able to explain why WTC 7 collapsed.

Are FEMA and NIST protecting the REAL criminals behind 9/11?



Posted by Walter E. Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 12:18 pm

There is no question as to the mechanism of collapse of the WTC buildings. Engineers and Architects who need to know to enable them to design the next buildings have satisfied any knowledgable critics as to what and why. If there has been any cover up, it was the culpability of the idiots who banned the use of asbestos in structural fireproofing during the construction of those buildings.
Check the back issues of Engineering News Record for the stories of the investigations. Falling debris from one and two ignited the diesel stored in the basement of 7 to power the backup generators there. That brought 7 down.


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 1:19 pm

No official cause for the collapse of WTC 7 exists. Here's the latest hypothesis NIST has provided:

Web Link

Also we should remember that WTC landlord Larry Silverstein is a friend of Bibi Netanyahu, Ariel Sharon and other Israeli high officials. He talks with Bibi every week for many years BEFORE 9/11. How many American landlords pal around with Israeli prime ministers?

Also, with special help from Gov. Pataki, Landlord Silverstein only won the lease to WTC 1 & WTC 2 about SIX WEEKS before 9/11, whereupon he promptly took out 3 billion dollars worth of insurance against terrorist attacks *AND* he fired most of the existing security and maintenance staff.

I smell a rat.


Posted by Boaz, a resident of Greater Miranda
on Mar 20, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Has anyone conducted a survey to see which US landlords "pal around" with Israeli prime ministers?
I have an idea what scoobyDoo is implying here. I thought that urban myth was shown to be a pile of crap a long time ago.


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:08 pm


Here's a little Bibi nugget from last year:

Web Link

July 20, 2006

British anger at terror celebration

The commemoration of Israeli bombings that killing 92 people has caused offence

By Ned Parker and Stephen Farrell

The rightwingers, including Binyamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister, are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to drive the British from Palestine.

They have erected a plaque outside the restored building, and are holding a two-day seminar with speeches and a tour of the hotel by one of the Jewish resistance fighters involved in the attack.

Simon McDonald, the British Ambassador in Tel Aviv, and John Jenkins, the Consul-General in Jerusalem, have written to the municipality, stating: "We do not think that it is right for an act of terrorism, which led to the loss of many lives, to be commemorated."

In particular they demanded the removal of the plaque that pays tribute to the Irgun, the Jewish resistance branch headed by Menachem Begin, the future Prime Minister, which carried out the attack on July 22, 1946.

The plaque presents as fact the Irgun's claim that people died because the British ignored warning calls. "FOR REASONS KNOWN ONLY TO THE BRITISH, THE HOTEL WAS NOT EVACUATED," it states.


Posted by Simon, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm

Looks to me like we skipped the Israel-bashing and went straight to full-on anti-semitism.

Fun world we live in - even here in Palo Alto.


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:15 pm


A few words about the King David Hotel bombing:

Web Link

"On the morning of the 22nd of July 1946 a party of between 15 and 20 Jews, dressed as an Arabs entered the King David Hotel. The hotel housed the Secretariat of the Government of Palestine and Headquarters of the British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan. The terrorists were able to enter the building without arousing too much attention because part of the building was still being used as a hotel and other people frequented it. The Jews pretended to be an Arab working party. Having unloading from their lorry several milk churns filled with 225 kilogram's of explosive, they placed them in the basement of the wing of the hotel occupied by the Secretariat."

Can you say "déjà vu"?


Posted by Boaz, a resident of Greater Miranda
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:19 pm

Not sure what the post by scoobydoo really has to do with this thread, but it looks like we went from the issue of a vigil for the Iraqi war dead to blaming israel/jews for 9/11 to posting a completely unrelated article about an event the occurred in Israel last year involving Netanyahu. Netanyahu had the right to attend this event and the british have th right to be angry--how this relates to the Iraq war or 9/11 i do not know.
Some veterans of this forum will recognize the latest incarnation named after a famous cartoon character


Posted by Yaacov, a resident of Ventura
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:23 pm

How's this for deja vu???

Web Link


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:25 pm


This is why we are discussing the WTC collapse, Landlord Silverstein, Bibi Netanyahu, and the King David Hotel bombing:

"If your side wins, Saddam will smile on you for your assistance in sustaining terror. Hope you look good in a burkah."



Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 2:30 pm

Yaacov,

Show me something that beats these satellite photographs of Beirut, before and after the 2006 Israeli bombing spree:

Web Link


Posted by ScoobyDoo, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 20, 2007 at 3:07 pm


JULY 2006 thru SEPTEMBER 2006:
Israelis kill 1200 Lebanese, the vast majority civilians. Israelis also kill 660 Palestinians in 2006.

OCTOBER 2006:
Iran and Hezbollah formally charged over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires.

Interesting timing... is it possible these overdue accusations were intended to divert world attention from the perpetration of crimes by the Israelis? Or are these accusations supposed to entice USA attack dogs to nuke Iran?


Posted by Velma Dinkley, a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2007 at 8:02 am

I'm worried about Scooby, do you think he might have gotten into some bad scooby snacks?

Web Link

Velma


Posted by Former Smithie Opponent, a resident of Greater Miranda
on May 3, 2007 at 11:20 am

I am aghast at Alice Shaffer Smith's participation in these Anti-US activities. It was this great country that gave refuge and sustenance to her Dad's business, and it is this great country which is now under attack by the Izlammos.
What will happen when the Dem traitors surrender our brave men?
Iraq will become a staging ground for the final war against us.
Shame Shame Shame, you flunkies for Soros.


Posted by Jerry Cox, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 31, 2007 at 10:57 am

You can't "honor" the troops if you hope for their defeat!! Our troops are fighting a war against bad guys. The only honorable thing to hope for is VICTORY! Your Bush Hatred Syndrome is blinding you.


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