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Thousands Protest in New York Supporting the War

Many speakers and participants described the war as a natural outcome of the World Trade Center attack, drawing little distinction between the terrorist group al-Qaida and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

"The war started right here on Sept. 11, 2001," Gov. George Pataki said.

[Too bad, Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. But that is just a minor afterthought]
Thousands Protest in New York Supporting the War
Thousands Protest in New York Supporting the War
 http://www.utopia2000.org/gzA10.html

AP. 10 April 2003. Thousands Back Iraq War Near Ground Zero.

NEW YORK -- Thousands of construction workers and firefighters packed a noontime rally at ground zero Thursday in support of the war in Iraq which, to many of them, began right there on Sept. 11, 2001.

The rally stretched for several blocks north from the World Trade Center site. Carpenters, electricians and firefighters carried American flags and homemade signs and chanted "USA! USA!"

Police and organizers estimated the crowd at more than 15,000. The rally was sponsored by the Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York.

Many speakers and participants described the war as a natural outcome of the World Trade Center attack, drawing little distinction between the terrorist group al-Qaida and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

"The war started right here on Sept. 11, 2001," Gov. George Pataki said.

A sea of hard hats and red-white-and-blue bandanas stretched along West Street from the trade center site.

Carpenter Jimmy Nolan said "We got tired of those protesters always arguing against the war."

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Correction 11.Apr.2003 14:56

Ed Harley

Rallying in support of the world's most powerful military-techno-industrial system is NOT a 'protest'. It is a completely hollow, masturbatory expression of might and brutality. It is utterly devoid of meaningful political expression, and requires zero courage, conviction or critical thought, and carries about the same intellectual weight as eating a bag of pork rinds in your underwear.

Check it out 11.Apr.2003 23:21

karlof1

Dosen't the dude with the "V" sign in the above look like the same guy in Baghdad a few days later with a new haircut? The key identifiers are in the nose, eyes, left hand, and watch. It's the same dude, so draw your own conclusions.
Check it out
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fortunately PDX carpenters aren't whitetrash 11.Apr.2003 23:22

,fcfvb

Fortunately the carpenters here aren't ignorant, hateful rednecks. While their building trade brothers and sisters are embarrassing themselves in NYC, Portlands carpenters union have taken a very active role in organizing the May Day 2003 march, reclaiming the carpenters union's radical roots (American Mayday having grown from their own drive for an 8 hour day).

question 12.Apr.2003 00:43

curious

thats unfortunate... why doesn't the AP do something like "editorial note: there is no proof Iraq was behind 9/11, although much is available to the contrary"? Or something like that, to make sure people realize how misinformed these demonstrator people are.

Unfortunately 12.Apr.2003 08:13

ranger

some New Yorkers are so highly propangandized as a result of 9-11 that they can not think critically.

Because... 12.Apr.2003 10:50

lafarce

AP is the mouthpiece of the cartel, and is DELIBERATELY connecting the attacks of September 11 with Iraq(oh, say it isn't so!). It's difficult to understand the vileness of the global elite, and we would do ourselves a favor if we stopped giving them credence.

chump change 12.Apr.2003 11:39

mrLady

15,000 is still a lot less than some of the smaller anti-war protests in NYC.