Obama Regime Threatens Arrest of World War II Veterans

FOR VISITING THEIR MEMORIAL

by Sharon Rondeau

The national World War II Memorial was erected in 2004 on the National Mall in Washington, DC and contains no references to God

(Oct. 2, 2013) — An Ohio television station is reporting that World War II veterans scheduled to take “Honor Flights” to Washington, DC to see the World War II Memorial have been threatened with arrest by an employee at the National Parks Service.

All national parks and monuments, operated by the Department of the Interior, are officially closed because of the partial government shutdown which arose when the House and Senate failed to come to an agreement on an appropriations bill at the end of the fiscal year on September 30.

The World War II veterans’ memorial does not charge admission, require on-duty staff or give guided tours; visitors walk through or roll over the cement independently.

On Tuesday, a group of Honor Flights veterans, with the help of several members of Congress, defied the barriers to see the memorial dedicated to their service.  A Stars and Stripes reporter who witnessed the occurrence said that Rep. Steve King “distract[ed] a park police officer while vets and staffers knocked down the fences here.”

A representative from Honor Flights told a reporter at TheBlaze that the flights cost $80,000 or more.  There is no cost to the veterans for the transportation and arrangements to visit the memorial.

Tuesday’s veterans were from Mississippi and Iowa, and a group from Missouri is visiting the memorial on Wednesday.  Honor flights are planned a year or more in advance.

Rep. Michele Bachmann told the press that the House had passed “four different funding bills” intended to keep all government functioning the government before Tuesday but that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “refused to even look at them.”  On Tuesday evening, the House voted on a measure to reopen the World War II Memorial which was reportedly defeated by “Democrats.”

On Monday, Rep. Steve Palazzo had requested in a letter to Obama that the monument be made available to the visiting veterans.

On Tuesday, ABC News reported that veterans visiting on Wednesday and beyond “are not going to be as lucky” as the group which broke through the barriers.  “The WWII Memorial will be re-closed this afternoon and remain closed until funding is restored. National Mall and Memorial Parks Communications Officer Carol Johnson told ABC News the memorial will be shut down and cleared by Park Police,” ABC said.

Rep. Steve Stockman, who has been tweeting about the veterans’ situation this morning and afternoon, stated in a press release and on Twitter that “Obama set up this confrontation, and even had Park Police warn wheelchair-bound 90-year-old vets may be arrested for seeing it before they die, because he hoped the mainstream media would blame Republicans.”

Stockman also said that the World War II Memorial is “privately-funded.”

Sen. Rand Paul reported on Twitter that “. sent 7 security guards to this AM to keep out our vets. Sadly, that is 2 more than were present in Benghazi,” referring to the lack of security at the U.S. outpost which came under attack on September 11, 2012, during which four Americans were killed and which the regime has not explained.

This writer’s father was a World War II veteran in the China/Burma/India theater.  While his name was placed on the national registry, he did not have the opportunity to visit the monument before his passing in July 2011.  This writer wonders what he would say if he knew of the veterans who are under threat of arrest from the Obama regime today.

Stockman’s father also served in World War II “fighting the Nazis.”  In his Wednesday press release, Stockman expressed anger that House and Senate Democrats had not voted to provide funding for the processing of Veterans’ Administration claims.  “That is sick,” Stockman declared.

The Obama regime has shown hostility toward military veterans of all ages, having designated them through propaganda campaigns as “potential domestic terrorists” since taking office.

Judicial Watch reported that it has begun an investigation of the World War II Memorial closing through FOIA requests.

5 Responses to "Obama Regime Threatens Arrest of World War II Veterans"

  1. gigclick   Monday, October 7, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    When will anyone in this Obama crime and identity fraud scene be arrested? Treason, Perjury, Election Fraud, Identity Fraud, Murder, Misprision Of Felony, Obfuscation Of Constitutional Law, Theft Of Taxpayer And Stimulus Monies, Sabotage Of America Freedom. Pelosi and Shotgun Biden are also up for falsification of DNC papers in 2008 falsifying Obama’s eligibility for POTUS to 50 states. Dual Citizenship is not allowed for POTUS, when will Perkins Coie DNC Law Firm release Obama’s official papers? What are they hiding?

  2. Loggia   Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    One wonders truly if Bari is using the WWII monument to provoke social unrest. Drudge is reporting that the “Barry-kades” have been more securely fastened today even with wire. His Melodrama is vaudeville gone wrong and his targeting of the Greatest Generation is meant to openly denigrate them BUT also, because they are an archetype for American patriotism and love of Nation, a spit in the face of those Americans who know that even Barry cannot subvert the Constitution even if he usurps the executive branch .

  3. Stephen Hiller   Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    I’ll probably get in trouble for saying this, but maybe the vets should bring their Garand M-1’s with them. Oh I forgot, Obama won’t let them be re-imported to the U.S.

  4. Sidesaddle   Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Mark Levin Warns Obama: “You Lay One Damn Hand On One Of Those WW II Vets At That Memorial And I’ll Bring Half A Million People To That Damn Memorial!”

    I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration. You lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial and I’ll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?!

    I’m sitting here stewing thinking about this – playing these damn games? You’ll ignite a movement in this country like you’ve never seen before! The biker patriot army – veterans from all over the country, every single war and battle in this country, Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever!

    I’ll be damned if one president, with his feet up on the desk in the oval office, with a smirk on his face, looking at his golf card…I’ll be damned if this president or anybody else is going to shut down that WWII memorial. Period! These men are in their 80s and 90s.

    So let me repeat! You lay one hand on one of those men and arrest them for going to their memorial, which they fought for, which was not paid by you dammit, it was paid by the American people – we will come out of every town and city in this nation! We will come out of every county. And both coasts! Both borders! And we will march on Washington against your tyranny!

    You’ve been warned!

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/mark-levin-warns-obamayou-lay-one-damn-hand-on-one-of-those-ww-ii-vets-at-that-memorial-and-ill-bring-half-a-million-people-to-that-damn-memorial/

  5. Fran   Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/02/new-wave-wwii-veterans-move-barricades-to-access-dc-memorial/?intcmp=latestnews

    New wave of WWII veterans move barricades to access DC memorial

    The veterans vowed to make the trek to D.C. regardless of the situation in Washington. When asked how they were going to visit the World War II Memorial when it’s closed, Ian Drake, a WWII veteran, told Fox4KC.com the group will “find a way in, one way or another. We might have to climb or something. It’s no problem. Well work it out when we get there.”

    WWII Vets on the front lines taking our country back.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.