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Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:05 PM

Violent anti-fascists pose with a flag they stole from a gathering of right wing demonstrators



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Reply Violent anti-fascists pose with a flag they stole from a gathering of right wing demonstrators (Original post)
packman Apr 19 OP
KS Toronado Apr 19 #1
Traildogbob Apr 19 #2
Fritz Walter Apr 19 #3
Aristus Apr 19 #6
yagotme Apr 19 #7
Aviation Pro Apr 19 #11
yellowdogintexas Apr 19 #30
uponit7771 Apr 19 #4
NoMoreRepugs Apr 19 #5
calimary Apr 19 #8
BobTheSubgenius Apr 19 #9
AllaN01Bear Apr 19 #10
KatK Apr 19 #12
yellowdogintexas Apr 19 #28
cstanleytech Apr 20 #36
ThatJustHappened Apr 19 #13
liberalla Apr 19 #16
niyad Apr 19 #34
Tactical Peek Apr 19 #14
Chipper Chat Apr 19 #15
momta Apr 19 #17
displacedtexan Apr 19 #18
SpankMe Apr 19 #19
FakeNoose Apr 19 #20
The Jungle 1 Apr 19 #21
Mopar151 Apr 19 #24
Mopar151 Apr 19 #25
Roy Rolling Apr 19 #22
FakeNoose Apr 19 #29
Red Pest Apr 19 #23
DashOneBravo Apr 19 #26
Aristus Apr 19 #31
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 19 #32
Aristus Apr 19 #33
DashOneBravo Apr 20 #40
Aristus Apr 20 #41
yellowdogintexas Apr 19 #27
Faux pas Apr 19 #35
Chicago1980 Apr 20 #37
colsohlibgal Apr 20 #38
El Mimbreno Apr 20 #39

Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:41 PM

1. Anti-fascists rule!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:49 PM

2. Well done packman

Nice tee shirt artwork. I may make this my screen saver.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:49 PM

3. Not to mention disarming the fascists

I wonder whatís the story behind the sword the one GI is holding.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:53 PM

6. Looks like a machete.

Used for clearing dense undergrowth in tangled forests like the Ardennes.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:57 PM

7. This. n/t

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:47 PM

11. Or going all Inglorious Basterds on stubborn Nazis

But I'll accept the hedge row answer too.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:38 PM

30. My dad was in the Bulge, tromping through the snow, laying signal wire across

the Ardennes. Nearly lost his feet from frostbite, too. He was a corporal; due to loss of men he ended up the highest ranking soldier in the unit and was awarded a Bronze Star.

He Never Talked About the War except to mention a companion here and there.

We have two bayonets he brought back with him. I have one and my sister has the other. One of them has the double lightening bolts on the hilt.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:50 PM

4. K&R,

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 12:52 PM

5. Thee Greatest Generation bar none.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:13 PM

8. Dayum! No kidding!

What an amazing photo!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:20 PM

9. Nice one!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:26 PM

10. nice one packman.!

the real anti fa.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:53 PM

12. Good one! FYI, a Paratrooper US 101st Airborne Division is holding the Nazi flag n/t

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Response to KatK (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:32 PM

28. Screaming Eagles!! I grew up not far from their home base Ft Campbell KY nt

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Response to KatK (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:08 AM

36. And these days a number of Republicans are holding it.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:54 PM

13. Yep

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Response to ThatJustHappened (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 02:11 PM

16. Good question... and EXCELLENT graphic!

Welcome!

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Response to ThatJustHappened (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 10:10 PM

34. Welcome to our DU family

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:55 PM

14. Another antifascist protestor:





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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 01:58 PM

15. And in a brown suit even .

The hills are alive.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 02:26 PM

17. RIP Christopher Plummer

Great clip.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 02:58 PM

18. ANTIFA!!!!!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:02 PM

19. Sometimes it's all about perspective, isn't it? n/t

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:05 PM

20. My Dad was AntiFa too

... but he trained for flights over the Pacific. He would have been flying over Tokyo if they hadn't surrendered after Hiroshima-Nagasaki.

AntiFa rules!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 03:36 PM

21. That would be a great bumper sticker!

My father was also Antifa. 82 Airborne. He made a bunch of combat jumps, D day for one, and the Battle of the Bulge.
I think I will get that bumper sticker made. I know my father would be outraged by current events.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:00 PM

24. Some people meet their heroes - I was raised by mine!

Dad was a little scary.....

Decorated, (Bronze Star, Purple Heart), Disabled veteran of combat in the Vosges Mountains of France, 100th Division, 3rd Army. 3 of my uncles served. Our neighbors were vets too - Airborne, and Seabees. You did'nt point a STICK like it was a gun, around those hard combat vets! Even if you were the town cop........

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 05:44 PM

22. Right-wing cultists cheered Putin and called this guy scum

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:37 PM

29. Ike was one of our very best generals - ever!

He was a decent POTUS also, the last good Republican.
Thank you General Eisenhower!

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 05:46 PM

23. My father-in-law was a non-violent anti-fascist.

He was a dentist with the US Army and helped to liberate Dachau Concentration Camp. He gave testimony to the US Holocaust Museum. I saw his pictures of the camp on the day of liberation. He was able to communicate with many of the survivors because he spoke Yiddish. My wife said that when he told me of his experiences of helping in the liberation, it was the first time she ever heard him speak of it. Shortly after that he went to give his testimony to the museum.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:07 PM

26. Great picture

Germans feared those devils in baggy pants.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:44 PM

31. I read an interview once with a German veteran of World War II.

The interviewer asked him which Allied troops did he and the other Germans fear most.

He replied: "The Americans."

When asked why, he replied: "Well, the French go into battle shouting, and the British go into battle singing, but the Americans fight in complete silence. There was something terrifying about these silent, implacable troops making their way across the battlefield."

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Response to Aristus (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 08:16 PM

32. That quote gave me goosebumps.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 09:06 PM

33. I got the same reaction the first time I read that.

It sure is different from the Hollywood image of the cheerful, gum-cracking citizen soldier handing out Hershey bars to little kids, bathing out of their helmets, writing letters to their girls back home on toilet paper, etc.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:23 PM

40. I've never heard of that.

Itís a great point Iíd never considered before.

Itís kinda funny.

I know the Germans called some of the paratroopers, ďDevils in baggy pants ď.

In the picture that was posted, you can see the baggy pants

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Response to DashOneBravo (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 01:31 PM

41. Yeah, one thing the Germans really didn't like was the American uniform.

They called them "golf clothes."

The U.S. Armed Forces were the first to make a distinction between combat uniforms and off-duty or dress uniforms.

The German soldier was issued a rig he was expected to wear in combat, and also in parades, inspections, etc. For "dress" functions, the uniforms would be cleaned and pressed, and decorated with the soldiers medals and awards. But basically, it was the same uniform that was expected to stand up to the rigors of battle. So it was expected to look smart, well-fitted, and reflective of centuries of Teutonic military tradition.

The American combat uniform design stressed comfort and durability. So baggy 'golf clothing' look or not, it got the job done.



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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 07:30 PM

27. I have one of the big banners my dad brought home from the war

It is neatly folded on the top shelf of my closet. It is made of wool, too.

I have considered giving it to the little county museum back home, as they have a display about the war veterans, along with a picture of my dad in uniform.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Mon Apr 19, 2021, 11:27 PM

35. Excellent

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 03:13 AM

37. So what's happening in Portland,

Violent anti-fascism or Anarchy?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 09:18 AM

38. Yep Antifa Saved The Day Back Then

And Eisenhower would be appalled at what happened to the Republican Party. If he was here now he would join most of his family now as a Democrat.....same as the Rockefeller family.

They didnít leave the Party the Party left them.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 10:54 AM

39. More anti-fascists

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