Tuesday, August 16, 2005

NIGHT-TIME RAID ON "CAMP CASEY"

Monday night some Bush supporting idiot drove a pick-up truck through the memorial of white wooden crosses at "Camp Casey." The crosses had been placed there as a memorial to the fallen soldiers in the illegal Iraq war.

This after the moron the other day firing gun shots into the air. Just how stupid can people be? It appears that there are quit a few idiots in showing up near Camp Casey.

There is a bright spot in all of this though. A distant cousin of the idiot who was doing the shooting the other day, has offered his property to Cindy Sheehan to use for her vigil. The property is much closer to the chimp's ranch, and is across from the church the chimp attends when he's in Crawford.

The following are two articles on the above subjects. Both are through Reuters News.


CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A pickup truck ran over wooden crosses erected at anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan's campsite on Monday night, in the latest sign of tension over the peace vigil outside vacationing President George W. Bush's Texas ranch. Larry Northern, 46, of nearby Waco, Texas, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the incident, Crawford Police Chief Donnie Tidmore said. Sheehan has pitched a tent on Prairie Chapel Road, which leads to Bush's ranch, and calls her site "Camp Casey," after her 24-year-old son, who was killed in combat in Iraq in April 2004. The small, white wooden crosses erected at the site are hand-painted with the names of soldiers killed in Iraq. Sheehan, of Vacaville, California, has demanded a meeting with Bush at which she said she wants to call for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq. While Bush has expressed sympathy for Sheehan's grief, the White House has declined a meeting. Sheehan previously met with Bush in 2004 but wants another meeting. Michelle Mulkey, a spokeswoman for Sheehan, said protesters were still awake on Monday night when a truck dragging a pipe and chains drove over a portion of the area where the crosses were standing. Sheehan's vigil has attracted anti-war activists from all over the United States -- many of them also relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq -- who arrived to cheer her on and join in rallies. But not everyone in this farming town of just over 700 people is happy about the presence of Camp Casey and the accompanying media circus. One resident, neighbor Larry Mattlage, fired shots into the air on Sunday from his ranch near Bush's 1,600-acre (648-hectare) property.


CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Antiwar protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, is moving her camp closer to President George W. Bush's Texas ranch.

The piece of private property was offered by a relative of a man who had a fired shotgun in frustration over the protests, a source in the Sheehan camp said. The property owner is also a veteran.

"A neighbour of President Bush's has offered us his land," the source said. "It's got plenty of acreage for us, it's private land, we would have legal permission to be on it, it's much closer to the ranch -- in fact it's across the street from his (Bush's) church."

"We have taken him up on his offer," the source added.

Sheehan was not immediately available for comment.

Sheehan was expected to begin moving as early as Wednesday morning.

She is in the 10th day of her vigil on Prairie Chapel Road, which leads to Bush's 1,600-acre (647.5-hectare) ranch. She calls her site "Camp Casey," after her 24-year-old son who was killed in combat in Iraq.

According to the source, the land offered to Sheehan is owned by Fred Mattlage, who is a distant cousin of Larry Mattlage, a man who fired a shotgun over the weekend in frustration over the commotion caused by the vigil.

The source said Fred Mattlage made the offer saying "I'm a veteran, I support what you all are doing and I want to offer you my land."

Sheehan, of Vacaville, California, has demanded a meeting with Bush at which she said she wants to call for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq.

While Bush has expressed sympathy for Sheehan's grief, the White House has declined a meeting. Sheehan previously met with Bush in 2004 but wants to talk to him face-to-face again.

Sheehan's vigil has attracted anti-war activists from across the United States -- many of them also relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq -- who arrived to offer support, share a hug with Sheehan and join in her daily media events.

But in this quiet farming town of just over 700 people, many residents have found the activity disruptive.

In the latest sign of tension, a man in a pickup trunk on Monday night ran over crosses at Sheehan's campsite.

Some 800 white wooden crosses, bearing the names of soldiers killed in Iraq have lined the road near the area where Sheehan has pitched a tent. Witnesses said they saw a lorry dragging a pipe and chains drive over some of the crosses.

Larry Northern, 46, of nearby Waco, Texas, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection with the incident.

Earlier on Tuesday, a group of residents showed up at a hearing of county officials to complain about the traffic caused by activists and reporters who shuttle back and forth to the camp site.

They brought a petition seeking to ban parking and camping along Prairie Chapel Road.

Displayed in front of one resident's house was a big sign that read, "We support our commander-in-chief."


So they support their chump-in-chief. Thats good cause he's gonna need all the support he can get once he's brought before the World Court for the war crimes he and the rest of his cohorts have commited.

1 comment:

via said...

That is good to know, that someone has offered them a spot to set up a more permanent camp. They will be safer and more comfortable, I'm sure. I still can't believe that someone ran over those crosses....

Did you see that awful Melanie Morgan in Hardball this evening? What a harpie. She has absolutely no credibility, everything she said has been disproven time and again. I was angry that Chris didn't call her on it. However, the young Iraq vet was honest and open, a lot like Cindy.