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Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected
The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 10/05/2013 11:49:24 AM PDT by don-o

Another open-air memorial in the Washington area is closed and barricaded off: the Iwo Jima Memorial, just across the bridge from D.C. in Rosslyn, Virginia. A source sends along this picture of the barricade set-up at the memorial, which is also called the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial:

"I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue," the person who took this picture emails.

"There has been no coverage of Iwo Jima being closed and it is a routine stop for Honor Flight visitors."

The source adds: "This picture is from North Marshall Drive (100 yards up the hill from the 110) facing the only road in and out of the Memorial for cars. There are parking spots for cars and buses right next the Memorial that can only be accessed via this road. Interestingly too, the view you see is also the last 200 yards of the Marine Corps Marathon which is in three weeks. That would be 20,000 pissed off runners who have trained for months."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; benghazi; bho44; districtofcolumbia; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; iwojima; shutdown; usmc; virginia; wwiimemorial
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1 posted on 10/05/2013 11:49:25 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

” People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets...”

Clearly Obama hates the elderly and disabled.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 11:51:30 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: MagUSNRET; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy

Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!


3 posted on 10/05/2013 11:52:24 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: vladimir998; Liz; AT7Saluki

4 posted on 10/05/2013 11:52:57 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Arrrrrrg!!!!


5 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:26 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: don-o

...now he’s gone and don’t it. That particular location has been used for years as a Barney Frank shopping area. Busy as a major airport with limo’s cruising “pick up”area for the limp wrist set.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:44 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: don-o
These people are nothing more than juvenile delinquents. What's next, graffiti?

What a disgusting lot these demoncrats are...

7 posted on 10/05/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by Errant
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To: vladimir998

I drove into DC today via the GW Parkway. There are several “wide spots” on the GW where 10 cars or so can park and overlook the river. They have tried to block those too with yellow tape and temporary barrycades. Drove down constitution ave. Traffic and visitors the lightest I have ever seen in DC. Police blocking things everywhere. Silly as it costs more to barricade these open areas than let the public in.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 11:54:01 AM PDT by gswilder
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To: carriage_hill
10 people should be able to move a 500 lb bucket pretty easily.

/johnny

9 posted on 10/05/2013 11:54:46 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: don-o

I can’t imagine all the good Marines, I have met and served with as a Squid, allowing this bs to continue.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 11:55:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Doogle

And you know that exactly how....????

Hmmmm

j/k -


11 posted on 10/05/2013 11:55:38 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: don-o

This administration and the flacks they have appointed are so petty.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 11:57:36 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: carriage_hill

At this juncture, it is a toss up which is worse to p*ss off...a Marine, or a retired Navy nurse! (if you are smart, you will call that one a draw ;-)

I am a charter member of the Women in Service to America memorial...I wonder if the Muslimjackassinchief is gonna blockade that one as well?


13 posted on 10/05/2013 11:57:41 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: JRandomFreeper

“10 people should be able to move a 500 lb bucket pretty easily.”

Or any half ton pickup with a 4 wheel drive and towing hooks to attach a tow line to the bucket and pull it away.

Heck my Honda Ridgeline could do that in low gear.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: carriage_hill

Spray the ground around the bucket with water. Then go and have the head of the Park Service arrested for deliberately damaging a wetlands environment.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:23 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: don-o

Another example of the Kenyan dictator’s “fundamentally transformed” Amerika! Sieg Heil comrade!


16 posted on 10/05/2013 11:58:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: MagUSNRET

Thanks for some good humor in a rotten situation:

“At this juncture, it is a toss up which is worse to p*ss off...a Marine, or a retired Navy nurse! (if you are smart, you will call that one a draw ;-)”


17 posted on 10/05/2013 12:00:02 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: don-o

It would be interesting to see a couple million veterans close down Washington District of Criminals down.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Grampa Dave

No problem, shipmate :-) Thank you for your service!


19 posted on 10/05/2013 12:01:17 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: McGavin999
You're too kind. They're Chicken Sh!t - plain and simple.
20 posted on 10/05/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: don-o

The kommie kollege hippies have started their Revolution Number Nein. Lennon would be proud.


21 posted on 10/05/2013 12:01:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: McGavin999

You are so right, can you imagine how juvenile this president is acting?


22 posted on 10/05/2013 12:02:43 PM PDT by depenzz ("My tastes are simple. I'm always satisfied by the best" WC)
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To: don-o

Does anyone know if any of the Government Golf Courses have been closed and barricaded to keep Obozo off the greens ?


23 posted on 10/05/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by Chief901 ("Peace is that brief glorious moment when everybody stands around reloading".)
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To: All

OH.........and just in case anyone missed it.....

NAVY beat Air Force today...OOORAH!!


24 posted on 10/05/2013 12:04:06 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: 17th Miss Regt

LMAO! Hadn’t thought of that one. Or bring in a one-legged cricket, and declare it a “protected species area”. Whoops, either one of those would get the evil EPA involved, and that’s bad.

Heck, two of us could drag it aside and clear that road in under 90secs. If I was there, I’d damn well do it. Just film it; I want a record of them arresting me.


25 posted on 10/05/2013 12:06:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: don-o

They’ll need that plow when the snow hits —

In the meantime the American people get a full color picture of just who their enemies really are.


26 posted on 10/05/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: don-o
That there they can even find LE officers to enforce the closure is indication of how perilous is the condition of our nation. My bet there is a SWAT team on call.

We'll see if they want to break the heads of 90-yo WWII vets over a travesty like this.

27 posted on 10/05/2013 12:07:53 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Thank you for your service and care of sailors and marines over the years.


28 posted on 10/05/2013 12:09:29 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: don-o

....believe me,diplomats from all over the world, visit the area nightly......it looks like an airport “drop off area” during the night (friend in customs told me)


29 posted on 10/05/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: don-o

Ayatollahs and Mullahs globally are ROFLPITP..

Trust me. :-)


30 posted on 10/05/2013 12:10:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: don-o

I don’t understand.

It costs more money to erect and dismantle the barricades than it would to routinely empty the garbage and leave the place open. Besides, if the RATs wanted to express how terrible the shutdown had become, they could just hype up the lack of cleanliness caused by visitors, justifying their salaries.

Instead, they prove they are neither wanted nor needed.


31 posted on 10/05/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You and I could zig-zag slide it off the road, easily. The orange paint acts like a lubricant against macadam. Elderly Vets might have a problem, though.


32 posted on 10/05/2013 12:11:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Libloather

Priceless!


33 posted on 10/05/2013 12:12:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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Fight back!!
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Let's finish this Thon quickly
so Jim can fully recover without
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Thank you!!

34 posted on 10/05/2013 12:12:51 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: carriage_hill

“Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!”

I’ll betcha my truck would move it!


35 posted on 10/05/2013 12:13:49 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Errant

I think twats fit Boathouse Barry and his band of prancing homos better.


36 posted on 10/05/2013 12:14:04 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: MagUSNRET

Go to the Arlington site. It is open only to foot traffic. No tours or buses or cars except with special temporary handicapped permits issued at the offices. Arlington House closed too.

I do not remember the Front area you are asking about being mentioned!

I can not get to my husband’s grave!( 1 plus miles deep in the cemetery)


37 posted on 10/05/2013 12:14:30 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: don-o
Obama - "SPITEFUL" is thy name.
38 posted on 10/05/2013 12:14:31 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Grampa Dave

I know this may sound corny to some..

I think back to Tarawa.. WWII . The Big One.

The senseless sacrifice as Marines died ..

Like sitting ducks weighted down by ammo and gear..

Perhaps a lesson was learned that day..

And another one today..

Perhaps not.


39 posted on 10/05/2013 12:14:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The evidence suggests that Lennon was a conservative when he was killed.


40 posted on 10/05/2013 12:15:41 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MagUSNRET

I don’t want to PO either of those two groups (especially YOU), Mags. I could move the damned bucket; you film my arrest.


41 posted on 10/05/2013 12:15:55 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: don-o

Remove the horse and tape and drive around it?


42 posted on 10/05/2013 12:16:27 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Cvengr
It costs more money to erect and dismantle the barricades than it would to routinely empty the garbage and leave the place open.

There is no price on pure spite.

43 posted on 10/05/2013 12:16:31 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: carriage_hill; MagUSNRET; Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy
Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!

You know I thought the Mahdi's Chicago mafia were clever in an evil, immoral, scheming way. But they are revealing themselves to be dimwit douches in their total misunderstanding of how rank and file Americans will see such actions. As posted elsewhere the USMC Memorial rarely sees the Park Police or Park rangers unless there is a public event scheduled. The Arlington Police sweep the area at night occasionally to let the queers know that they can't openly sodomize themselves before the Iwo Jima statue.

44 posted on 10/05/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Cvengr

Barrakacades are new and ordered before the shutdown...guess who was planning on making this happen?

(We already stored enough for Inaugurations and huge events!)


45 posted on 10/05/2013 12:20:16 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: don-o

So this is in Virginia? How interesting.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/apr/20/armed-rally-gathers-in-national-park/


46 posted on 10/05/2013 12:20:29 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Beagle8U
I’ll betcha my truck would move it!

I'll bet my bike would- although I might need some weight on the rear seat.

47 posted on 10/05/2013 12:20:43 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: gswilder

More proof it isn’t really about the money.


48 posted on 10/05/2013 12:23:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: carriage_hill
Not just barry-cades, but a 500-lb front-end-loader bucket was dropped in the middle of the road. A-holes!

Nah, that's a plastic Jersey barrier in the photo, not a front end loader bucket.

Plastic Jersey barriers can be filled with water to make them heavier, but they can also be drained, allowing easy removal...


49 posted on 10/05/2013 12:23:32 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: don-o

Government by temper tantrum!


50 posted on 10/05/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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