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Pittsburgh War Memorial Vandalized with Red Paint (hammer and sickle logo)
Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ

Posted on 05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT by knighthawk

A war memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been vandalized with red paint on Memorial Day.

The memorial is known as the World War I Doughboy, located at the “Y” of Penn and Butler Streets in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, was covered in red spray paint, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; communismkills; hatecrime; memorialday; pittsburgh; revisionisthistory; unamerican; warmemorial; waronmemorialday

1 posted on 05/25/2020 10:53:06 AM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk

Democrats celebrating Memorial Day.


2 posted on 05/25/2020 11:00:47 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: knighthawk

Known as the World War I Doughboy....
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Interesting theories on the term doughboy:

According to one explanation, the term dates back to the Mexican War of 1846-48, when American infantrymen made long treks over dusty terrain, giving them the appearance of being covered in flour, or dough. As a variation of this account goes, the men were coated in the dust of adobe soil and as a result were called “adobes,” which morphed into “dobies” and, eventually, “doughboys.”
Among other theories, according to “War Slang” by Paul Dickson the American journalist and lexicographer H.L. Mencken claimed the nickname could be traced to Continental Army soldiers who kept the piping on their uniforms white through the application of clay. When the troops got rained on the clay on their uniforms turned into “doughy blobs,” supposedly leading to the doughboy moniker”....
https://www.history.com/news/why-were-americans-who-served-in-world-war-i-called-doughboys

Another theory:
www.word-detective.com/2009/03/doughdoughboy/
That actually dates back to at least 1847, before the Civil War. In her memoirs, written in 1887, the widow of General George Armstrong Custer mentions that the small boiled dumplings served to sailors aboard early 19th century ships were known as “doughboys,” and that the term became slang for soldiers because the large brass buttons on their uniforms resembled the dumpling “doughboys.”

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May the “doughboys” who fought for us in WWI rest in peace.


3 posted on 05/25/2020 11:03:58 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,harvesting,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we are finished.)
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To: knighthawk

SPJNK.


4 posted on 05/25/2020 11:36:00 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: knighthawk
The message painted onto the memorial read, “JUNE 19, 1986, GLORY TO THE DAY OF HEROISM.”

Give ‘em a free helicopter ride for their effort.

5 posted on 05/25/2020 11:37:15 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (There are two kinds of people: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

The homo approves.

6 posted on 05/25/2020 11:44:31 AM PDT by Lockbar (Vlad the Impailer had all the answers.)
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To: knighthawk

Pure scum and typical of the rot we have in America.


7 posted on 05/25/2020 11:47:21 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: knighthawk

What happened on that day in 1986?

1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.


8 posted on 05/25/2020 12:32:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: knighthawk

There should be a special place in hell for those who desecrate memorials and gravestones.


9 posted on 05/25/2020 12:33:59 PM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: knighthawk
Hammer and cycle painted on the site and police are unsure of the motive.

Was joe biden out of his cage last night?

Maybe not, Tyrus said that since last Friday {"You ain't black"}, the locks on the doors at joe's house were on the outside.

10 posted on 05/25/2020 12:47:08 PM PDT by USS Alaska (NUKE THE MOOSELIMB, TERRORISTS, NOW!)
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To: knighthawk
What happened on June 19 to make it ‘the Day of Heroism’ for commies, well basically it was a prison riot that did not end well for the commies. Here is one commie account:

By Mike Talavera

On June 19, 1986, revolutionaries of the Communist Party of Peru and the People’s Guerrilla Army fought to the bitter end against the genocidal Peruvian state in an attack on the prisons of El Fronton, Lurigancho, and Callao in the area of Lima. More than 250 died in a heroically defiant struggle against the forces of reaction and imperialism that lives on today as a symbol of resistance and rebellion.

In the years leading up to the Day of Heroism, the prisons had been transformed from annihilation zones into what Chairman Gonzalo described as “shining trenches of combat.”

El Fronton, which had been re-opened in 1982 specifically to incarcerate revolutionaries who were skilled jailbreakers, had been taken over by the prisoners. The inmates on the island by 1986 had stocked a library, held political education courses, raised the quality of life for all prisoners, produced items to sell for the revolution, and developed communal meals and work out regimen, constructed weapons, and built tunnels and other defenses. Guards did not dare to enter the cellblock known as the Blue Pavilion.

The Lurigancho and Callao prisons had likewise been turned into strongholds for the People’s War, where inmates no longer divided themselves into gangs but were united in their struggle against the state.

On June 18, 1986, the prisoners at El Fronton, Lurigancho, and Callao had taken hostages and issued a list of 26 demands, chief among them protesting the government’s plans to move many of them, charged with “terrorism,” to a new maximum-security prison known as Canto Grande.

Since the initiation of the People’s War in Peru on May 17, 1980, the decaying Peruvian state had intensified its repression against the Communist Party of Peru and the masses. By 1986, the government had become frustrated by the resilience of revolutionaries to the genocidal efforts to exterminate them and sought to deal a conclusive blow to the People’s War by massacring prisoners.

Not to be intimidated, the prisoners at each of the three prisons retaliated against the assault with knives, crossbows, captured assault rifles, and explosives, holding out for 24 hours. As they fought to their deaths, they sang The Internationale and other revolutionary songs, undefeated in their revolutionary optimism. They never surrendered to their oppressors.

What is not mentioned here is that about 300 Senderos, and other assorted commies were terminated in this battle. Here is a highly satisfying description of the finale of the ‘battle’:

https://incendiarynews.com/2019/06/19/proletarian-history-glory-to-the-day-of-heroism/

Third Attack: They begin with intense rifle fire, they enter a few steps into the opening, a group of combatants are surrounded, they are the first ones that are taken out, seven of them are machine gunned, it is probable that here there was an attack to disarm the military. They attack again with another intense barrage of machine gun fire advancing in leapfrog fashion, their shots were at waist height, their advance was contained with slings, spears and homemade grenades. The enemy retreats and with a megaphone they insist “Come out with your hands behind your neck,” they lose patience. Another group of about 20 enters again with intense gunfire, they advance farther, they brought with them three flamethrowers; they took the positions in the barricades and controlling us from the other angle, the fire favored the enemy. The prisoners tried to put out the fires but were unable to do so, the enemy was near, the combatants enter at the last moment, they make noise by beating on the floor, sharpening their knives on the floor, voices shout “attack”, an attempt is made to enter into hand to hand combat. The enemy fires selectively, to kill, at those who are inside. The combatants resistance is heroic, the enemy advances, it wants to capture them alive to kill them outside. The combatants want to extinguish the fire and launch a grenade which does not put it out, some of the enemy throw themselves onto the floor. The enemy discharges its fury against the heroic comrades and combatants who resisted by massacring them. They are reduced and group by group begin to emerge, the leadership emerges in the next to last group, approximately 112 combatants, most wounded, emerge from the entrance.

Outside, there are soldiers and RG’s assigned to kill one by one, the combatants are thrown to the floor face down, they are then shot with rifles.

5:00 AM: Everyone is immobile, that is when they start to check if they are dead and identify them. There are orders to double check and verify the death of all. Someone asks “who is Diaz Martinez?” They pick three combatants who say nothing, they are shot in the mouth and head. Then the traitor “Poma” stands up and says “I know him” and points him out. Diaz Martinez was alive but wounded. They asked him “Where is comrade Gonzalo?” He did not say anything, four shots are heard, then another three.

After checking the dead they give the order to count them, they pulled the cadavers out and made a line with 122 cadavers outside. To this number must be added the 42 dead inside the prison from the battle earlier. Some of the bodies were bayoneted, all had their shoes, watches and valuables stolen.

5:30 AM: Someone orders “It's all over! Fall into formation!” The soldiers and RG withdraw.

https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/1996/jun/15/tenth-anniversary-of-peru-prison-massacres/

11 posted on 05/25/2020 2:06:07 PM PDT by robowombat (Orthodox)
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This must be it:

https://revcom.us/a/1204/dayofhero.htm

Peruvian revolutionary prisoners fought back against a vicious land, sea, and air assault by the U.S.-backed Peruvian government. Over 300 revolutionary prisoners lost their lives in heroic resistance at the El Frontón, Lurigancho and Santa Barbara prisons.


12 posted on 05/25/2020 2:13:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: knighthawk

Not a huge Peruvian population in the Pittsburgh area. I think there’s one Peruvian restaurant though, in an upscale area. Not sure what they were trying to prove be doing this. The news isn’t exactly covering the significance of the date. Basically, some hipster Commie is trying to get his 2 minutes of fame.


13 posted on 05/25/2020 5:55:04 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: toothfairy86

Probably some white upscale punk who listened to too much “Rage Against the Machine”


14 posted on 05/25/2020 6:01:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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