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Tue Oct 29, 2019, 09:09 AM

The fundamentally un-American attacks on Alexander Vindman

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/29/fundamentally-un-american-attacks-alexander-vindman/

By Philip Bump

Oct. 29, 2019 at 9:56 a.m. EDT

A documentary crew working for Ken Burns was exploring New York in the early 1980s, working on a feature about the Statue of Liberty as part of Burns’s “America” series. Sitting on a bench near Brighton Beach, they found an elderly woman sitting with two twin boys, then about 10 years old.

They'd come from Russia, from Kyiv, the twins told the camera, their explanations overlapping. “Our mother died, so we went to Italy,” one added, “and then we came here."

In the final, produced version of the film, titled, “The Statue of Liberty,” the twins kick off a section of interviews with other immigrants to the U.S.: a woman from Austria, a couple from Italy, a man from Cuba who worked at Yankee Stadium. The throughline is obvious, even without historian David McCullough’s introduction to the segment.

“To me the Statue of Liberty is like the light that's left on back home,” he said. Being at the statue, he said, made “you feel something I think much more than just being an American. You feel the importance of being human. And you feel a kind of fraternal bondage with everybody who has come here."

That’s when the film transitions to the twins, identified as having come from the Soviet Union — at that point, of course, the fiercest international rival to the United States.

Above that identifier is the twins' family name: The Vindmans.



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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. Sickening

They're all calling him a traitor. I read a post by someone referring to his Purple Heart. He asked if he shot himself in the foot, like John Kerry.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 09:18 AM

2. Similar in fundamental evil as McCarthyism, this equally evil era will forever end up being ....

.... being known as "McTrumpyism" and will spit upon it as horrific !!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 09:34 AM

3. K&R for exposure

Seeing these sick fuckers try to tarnish the reputation of an IAVA brother like this is infuriating...Vindman is an American Hero and I applaud his courage in standing against this lawless administration.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:13 AM

4. I love, love this little bomblet Vindman dropped in his statement:

"I have a deep appreciation for American values and ideals and the power of freedom. I am a patriot, and it is my sacred duty and honor to advance and defend OUR country, irrespective of party or politics."

That is how you say what Alexander Vindman comes to say to the Congress on Tuesday. He makes sure to note one more thing in striking a blow against this threat to the republic he swore to preserve and protect.

"I sit here, as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, an immigrant." [emphasis mine]


*Boom.*

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 12:40 PM

5. Kick

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2019, 07:17 PM

6. I love that pic of mama Vindman and her two boys!!

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